Syllogisms for the Times

Since it appears fashionable in certain quarters to use a syllogism to advance one’s point of view, perhaps we might consider the following:
– Modernism is the synthesis of all heresies (Pascendi) and
– Bergoglio is a Modernist therefore
– Bergoglio is a heretic.

Ah, but it doesn’t end there, dear readers, consider the following:
– A heretic cannot be Pope (Holy Spirit is guarding the edifice) and
– Bergoglio is a heretic therefore
– Begoglio cannot be pope.

Ah, but the final word is even more dramatic, for example:
– Conclaves elect a pope in the interregnum and
– A pope cannot be a heretic therefore
– Bergoglio’s election was invalid and BenedictXVI is still the pope!

Well, where do we go from here? Some might say we have forgotten that provision that says a sin, to be recognized as such, must be intentionally performed with full knowledge and consent of the Will. Can that be used in exculpation for those involved? I don’t think so.

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