Can. 188 A resignation made out of grave fear that is inflicted unjustly or out of malice, substantial error, or simony is invalid by the law itself.
Grave or Unjust Fear are concepts that run throughout canon law. In each and every case, the existence of this condition always nullifies whatever action the fear induced — BY THE LAW ITSELF. That last phrase means we need not get into the detail, we need not determine degrees of culpability, and we need not any sort of judicial ruling to bring the nullification into effect: The mere existence of the nullifying condition brings about the nullification of the action. Go ahead and click on any of these links to the other canons if you need it splained moar.
1 1, 0, 125| act placed out of grave fear, unjustly inflicted, or 2 1, 0, 172| directly or indirectly by grave fear or malice to vote for a 3 1, 0, 188| resignation made out of grave fear that is inflicted unjustly 4 2, 3, 643| induced by force, grave fear, or malice, or the one whom 5 2, 3, 656| made without force, grave fear, or malice;~5/ the profession 6 4, 1, 1103| because of force or grave fear from without, even if unintentionally 7 4, 2, 1191| out of grave and unjust fear or malice is null by the 8 4, 2, 1200| malice, force, or grave fear is null by the law itself.~ 9 6, 1, 1322| who acted coerced by grave fear, even if only relatively 10 6, 1, 1323| who was coerced by grave fear, even if only relatively 11 6, 1, 1344| committed the delict from fear, necessity, the heat of 12 6, 1, 1359| penalty extorted by grave fear is invalid.~ 13 7, 2, 1538| extorted by force or grave fear.~ 14 7, 2, 1548| this secrecy;~2/ those who fear that from their own testimony 15 7, 2, 1620| coerced by force or grave fear;~4/ the trial took place
And now Lifesite brings word that the man Pope Benedict brought in to reform the Vatican Bank in 2009 was in actual fear for his life and the lives of his family, and was ultimately ousted from his position in 2012 when he got a little too close to the truth, and various Curial officials moved against him.
Vatican Bank ex-chief: I feared Curia could order my assassination while I cleaned up corruption
ROME, Italy, April 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The former president of the Vatican Bank says that he almost lost his faith and feared he could be assassinated at the instigation of some members of the Roman Curia, the Church’s administrative body, as he attempted to tackle corruption within the banking organization.
Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, a banker, economist, and theologian, headed the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), popularly known as the Vatican Bank, from 2009 until he was forced out by its board in 2012. He gave an interview to the Le Iene news company in March in which he said that he believed members of the Roman Curia, the governing body of the Vatican, were capable of murdering him.
In both the headline of this blog post and in the following quote, Tedeschi is basically daring you to dream up the most monstrous crimes you can think of, and it would be nothing compared to what is truly going on in the Curia:
“It’s about the Vatican Curia. There is everything that you can imagine inside it.”
Read the whole thing HERE.
Now it goes without saying that Pope Benedict failed to properly manifest his resignation in discord with Canon 332.2 by resigning only the ministry and not the office. It also goes without saying that we’ve already checked just about every box on Canon 188 when it comes to said failed partial abdication, and we’ve always suspected that grave fear was also part of the mix. But now we have what seems to be definitive proof. If the man assigned by Benedict to clean up the corruption in the Vatican Bank was literally in fear for his life, how much more danger would be facing the man who appointed him?
You’re going to be called a crazy chemtrail chasing faked moon landing flat earther. Get over it, and start serving Christ through loyalty to His True Vicar.
St. Vincent Ferrer, Angel of Justice, pray for us.
2 thoughts on “Grave Fear, indeed: “Things that one couldn’t imagine are perpetrated within the Church.””
Some people just can’t admit the truth. It strikes to the deepest fears they have. Fears they cannot admit to for it upsets all they have believed and known.
I thank God Most High that He has put in me a desire for the truth, no matter what.
Thank you loving truth. You are a voice in the wilderness and doing more good than you probably know.