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Received a request from a very good friend of this blog and with great pleasure an republishing this post. (See here)

With respect to the subject matter, another TIPPING POINT has been reached. The Rorate Caeli blog republished an article by Roberto De Mattai which clearly shifts the Overton Window here:

“The priesthood can’t even be lost by death, because it subsists “in aternum” . The papacy, on the other hand, can be lost, not only by death, but also in the case of voluntary renunciation or of manifest, notorious heresy. If he renounces being pontiff, the Pope ceases to be such: he has no right to wear white nor impart the Apostolic Blessing. He, from a canonical point of view, is no longer even a cardinal, but goes back to being a simple bishop. Unless his renunciation is invalid: but this, in the case of Benedict XVI, should be proven. Effectively, the title of Pope today is being given to both Francis and Benedict, but one is certainly abusive, as only one [man] can be Pope in the Church.”

The significance of this OBSERVATION comes from the following:

“Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.”

Therefore, it would appear that into the Overton Window which encompasses their followers, Rorate Caeli and Roberto De Mattai have injected the HYPOTHESIS that there is no such thing as a “pope emeritus”.

On an aside, can Michael Matt ignore this?

The Deus Ex Machina Blog

Today we continue a thread from yesterday’s post. And a positive, optimistic thread at that!

In yesterday’s post titled Priests In Good Standing Properly Identifying The Causal Relationships…, your humble blogger made the following observation:

Another alternative theory for the optimistic tone could be due to the fact that God designed His creation in a very rational, logical and ordered manner. Just as the laws of math and physics apply to inanimate objects, and are objectively real and provable, so are other laws that deal with the behavior and interaction of His creatures and human beings.

Given the above, this humble blogger would also like to remind you dear and loyal readers about another post that appeared on this most humble of blogs titled: What Terrifies FrancisChurch, Whether They Know It Or Not… (w/Update)

In that post, we noted that researchers have uncovered a mathematical function which exists in Natural…

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