Mr. Chris Ferrara Speaks Nonsense in His Recent Talk on Jorge Bergoglio

In the video below, Mr. Chris Ferrara states that Jorge Bergoglio “…..is a declared enemy of Roman Catholicism”, and that he is a “validly elected antipope”. Yet he is still pope. See how Mr. Ferrara has to speak contradictorily and oxymoronically in order to maintain his untenable position. He tries to defend his position by claiming that he cannot judge Jorge Bergoglio because Jorge Bergoglio has to go through a canonical process, but at the same time no one can bring a pope through a canonical process because no one has jurisdiction over the pope. So, basically, according to Mr. Ferrara, we can do nothing but wait things out. Nonsense!

One fundamental problem with Mr. Ferrara is that he implicitly confounds, as many people do, the public SIN of heresy with the CRIME of heresy. It is the public SIN of heresy that separates the heretic from the Church. This is the teaching of the Church in her Ordinary and Universal Magisterium. The CRIME of heresy is founded on the public SIN of heresy. Without the public SIN of heresy, there can be no CRIME of heresy. The public SIN of heresy is a moral concept; the CRIME of heresy is a canonical concept. Morality is of a higher authority than canon law. The Ten Commandments are of Divine Law. Canon law is human ecclesiastical law. Therefore, the public SIN of heresy is of Divine Law, whereas the CRIME of heresy is of human ecclesiastical law. The public SIN of heresy exists regardless of whether the Church deems it a CRIME in her canon law.

The second fundamental problem with Mr. Ferrara is he states that he cannot read the internal dispositions of Jorge Bergoglio and therefore cannot judge him as malicious. This would be true IF the internal dispositions were kept hidden. If I were not to speak or display outwardly my evil internal dispositions, then you cannot make a judgement on me of sin. HOWEVER, if I were to EXTERNALIZE my internal dispositions by my words and/or actions, and they were such that you could attain moral certitude of my evil internal dispositions, then you could make a judgment on me of sin. If that were not the case, then a canonical judge, even if he were the pope himself, could NEVER make a judgment of the CRIME of heresy as he would not have knowledge of one’s internal dispositions despite his outwardly expressed SIN of heresy. Every act of judgment of sin would consequently be a rash judgement. This is obviously false because rash judgment is a judgment based without sufficient evidence. However, we can attain sufficient evidence to make a judgment of sin just like a canonical judge needs to do in order to make a canonical judgement.

The only difference is that as a layman judging another of sin, his judgement would be a private judgment that cannot bind the conscience of another. The most he could do is try to provide convincing evidence and reasoning in order to enlighten the other’s mind. If the other comes to the same knowledge as the one trying to persuade, then the other’s own conscience would bind him.

Mr. Ferrara and others like him should stop speaking publicly on this subject because, frankly speaking, they don’t know what they are talking about. If you want a true scholar on this issue, then read Fr. Paul Kramer’s exhaustive two volumes, To Deceive the Elect. In these volumes, Father demonstrates that the public SIN of heresy by its very nature separates the heretic from the Church and that Jorge Bergoglio is indeed a public manifest formal heretic. Therefore, Jorge Bergoglio is separated from the Church.

Here is the argument in syllogistic format:

The public sin of manifest formal heresy per se separates the heretic from the Church.
But Jorge Bergoglio has committed the public sin of manifest formal heresy.
Therefore, Jorge Bergoglio is separated from the Church.

Fr. Paul Kramer on the Jeff Rense Show – June 7, 2024

https://mediaarchives.gsradio.net/rense/special/rense_060724_hr3.mp3