Question: Can a Jehovah’s Witness become the pope?
Obviously we know the answers to these questions…one must be a Catholic to become the pope of the Roman Catholic Church, therefore, a Catholic cannot be ex-communicated by a non-Catholic.
So, if a non-Catholic is elected to the papacy-- what effect does that have on the Catholic Church? Is the papacy still valid if a Jehovah’s Witness or any other non-Catholic sits in the Chair of Peter? The answer is simple--absolutely not. But that’s what we have had sitting in the Chair of Peter since Vatican II in the “Catholic” Church—a string of invalid “popes”.
Consider this scenario: anti pope John Paul II illegally ex-communicated Archbishop Marcel Lefervre of the SSPX, a bona fide Catholic bishop who had valid Orders, for legally consecrating new bishops.
Consider these facts:
Pope Paul IV (1559-1566) defined the following in his Papal Bull Cum ex Apostolatatus Officio, February 15, 1559:
“If ever it should appear that any bishop even one acting as an Archbishop, Patriarch. Or Primate, or a Cardinal, or the Roman Pontiff, has beforehand deviated from the Catholic faith or fallen into any heresy, we enact, we decree, we determine, and we define: Such promotion or election in and of itself, even with the agreement and unanimous consent of all the Cardinals, shall be legally invalid, and void.”
The 1917 Code of Canon law states:
“Through notorious and openly divulged heresy, the Roman Pontiff, should he fall into heresy, by the very fact (ipso facto) is deemed to be deprived of the power of jurisdiction even before any declaratory judgment by the Church…A pope who falls into public heresy would cease ipso facto to be a member of the Church; therefore, he would cease to be head of the church.”
The 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia states: “The Pope himself, if notoriously guilty of heresy, would cease to be Pope because he would cease to be a member of the Church.”
In other words: “A doubtful pope is no pope.”
The Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Catholic Church states:
“Those who are faithful to the Magisterium are those who are faithful to what all the popes throughout history have dogmatically taught or set forth as what the Catholic Church has ALWAYS held.”
Papal infallible proclamations, canon law, and the Magisterium MUST be followed by every Catholic to remain a Catholic.
For verification that all the Vatican II “popes” are heretics deserving of ex-communication, click on the articles posted here at the Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette. The various articles will prove their heresies.
Question: Do two wrongs make a right?
Although the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) is currently facing an ultimatum issued by the Vatican, one must ask: Why is the SSPX even playing “footsies” with those heretics in the usurped Vatican?
The SSPX is making a grave and sinful mistake by even acknowledging that group of heretics as being legitimate!
Can two wrongs make a right? Never! The SSPX needs to smarten-up and quit accepting those Vatican II anti popes as true popes and get back into the Traditional Catholic Church where they should be.
Pray the Rosary and wear the Brown Scapular.