Skip to main content

Why is Taylor Marshall now saying there is No Possibility that Benedict Resigned because of Duress thus Possibly making it Invalid?

Dr. Taylor Marshall in his new book says:

"My response to... Benedict resigned under duress or fear. He claims that he did not and without knowing anything more, we cannot claim it to be so."
(Infiltration, Page 237)

As we shall see Marshall does "know... more."

Marshall, who apparently has no legal background, seems to think because Benedict XVI "claims that he did not" resign under duress there is not a case to be made that a elderly person could have been under pressure despite claiming that he wasn't under duress.

Marshall made this same claim in one of his YouTube TnT shows about a month ago to his co-host Timothy Gordon who went to law school. Gordon explained that under the law a person could have been under duress despite claiming he wasn't under duress.

Strangely enough when I went to the YouTube playlist so I could quote the show it appears to be listed as "Deleted video."

It is possible I could be wrong, but all the other videos within the same time frame don't cover this subject.

This back and forth in the video stuck to my memory because of the emotion I saw when Gordon contradicted Marshall's claim explaining that under the law someone could be under duress despite claiming not to have been.

Marshall at that moment had a displeased look that appeared to be anger for a moment and then recovered his poker face when his co-host showed it was possible Benedict resigned because of pressure despite claiming otherwise.

The strange thing is that Marshall himself narrated the duress or pressure that Benedict was in at the time in his August 27, 2018 YouTube video "Dr. Taylor Marshall ties together Vatican financial scandal with homosexual activity":

"[T]hose three cardinals expose moral rot, sexual deviancy, that is paired with financial irregularity."

"This is what moves the pope to resignation. And just to make sure there is enough pressure on him to do it and do it quick something funny goes on with the Vatican Bank beginning on Jan 1, 2013."

Why is Marshall now saying there is no possibility that Benedict resigned because of pressure or duress thus possibly making it invalid?

Even pro-Francis Cardinal Walter Kasper and canon law expert Nicholas Cafardi say that it is "difficult, if not impossible" for a pope to resign "if a political faction in the Church is trying to force it."
(Reuters, "Can the pope's accusers force him to resign?", September 3018 and LifeSiteNews, Cdl. Kasper: A 'forced resignation' of Pope Francis would be invalid,"  January 30, 2019)

Finally, one related example of what Gordon was talking about is "undue influence" in "will-making." Mary Randolph, JD, wrote:

"People who knew the will-maker well.... may be called to testify about what they know about the... undue influence."
(Nolo.com, "Undue Influence in Estate Planning," By Mary Randolph JD)

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church.






Comments

Debbie said…
Interesting. It's only common sense that if someone is FORCED to resign and the situation/people which caused it still exist, one would publically claim he wasn't forced. It's not a hard concept to grasp. Truely, I can no longer listen to or read Dr. Marshall or Steve Skojec.
BrotherBeowulf said…
Agreed. Done with these two clowns especially Mr. Skojec. That fatcat 200k salary needs to be whittled down to size. Plus he’s savage to those of another viewpoint like the valiant Miss Barnhardt.
Fr. VF said…
Marshall is racking up too many examples of irrational arguments. A sign of corruption. Money or respectability over truth.
Sam Sham said…
Taylor is a well meaning Episcopal “priest” convert who should have studied Catholic traditional history and teaching longer and in greater depth. It is not all Thomas Aquinas, Taylor. Skojec, however, is an arrogant effete fop and a subject of scorn for true traditional Catholics not intent on gaining clicks to make a living far beyond his intellectual capacity.
I think this is the TnT video clip you're looking for: https://youtu.be/KaH02cUCgYE?t=3432

For a smart guy, Taylor has a shockingly hard time grasping the simple concept that a man with a gun to his head cannot always be taken at his word.
P.M.LADUCA said…
This comment has been removed by the author.
Aqua said…
Sam Sham for the win.
AMalek said…
Benedict was not forced out. Go to Barnhardt’s very detailed and perfectly logical explanation why his resignation was invalid.
Not That Guy said…
Best comment ever.

Popular posts from this blog

OPEN LETTER TO TAYLOR MARSHALL

Dr. Marshall, for many of us (myself included), your podcasts have been a source of enlightenment, entertainment, and—quite frankly—hope, during this very dark time in the history of the Church.  As someone who studied his way into the Catholic Faith, having the grace and the integrity to acknowledge the necessity of conversion from the Protestant sect to which you formerly belonged, you have not been content to rest on your laurels but have “put yourself out there,” launching the New Saint Thomas Institute and discussing current events sub luce aeternitatis.  Your willingness to deal with things the way they are, and not the way they would be if we were all painted on holy cards already, is refreshing and appreciated.
Accordingly, I am writing to you today in regard to your recent statements about being “open” to the idea that Jorge Bergoglio is not actually the pope.  For a person in your position, so much as admitting that possibility must require all the grace and integrity you h…

Our Lady of Good Success: Is Pope Benedict the "Prisoner in the Vatican... in that Greatest Crisis of the Church"?

The apparitions of Our Lady of Success have been approved by the Catholic Church. Moreover, Our Lady of Good Success has had many miracles associated with it.

Here is part of the "Fourth Apparition: January 21, 1610" which the influencial and prominent Catholic blogger Laramie Hirsch believes may possibly be referring to Pope Benedict XVI:

"The Supreme Shepherd and Vicar of Christ on Earth, who, being a prisoner in the Vatican... in that greatest crisis of the Church, he who is obligated to speak in due time will remain silent."
(The Story of Our Lady of Good Success and Novena, Dolorosa Press, Pages 40-41)

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church.


Sex-abuse Worldview Vs. Christian Worldview

By Fred Martinez

Professor Allan Bloom, a philosopher who wrote "The Closing of the American Mind," thought that Friedrich Nietzsche was the father of modern America. He said, "Words such as 'charisma,' 'lifestyle,' 'commitment,' 'identity,' and many others, all of which can easily be traced to Nietzsche ... are now practically American slang."

But the most important Nietzschean slang word is "values."

"Values" are the death of Christian morality because values simply mean opinions. If opinion is how things are decided, then might makes right.

One must remember that whenever someone talks about values in modern America – family values or religious values or place-the-blank-in-front-of values – they are saying there is no real or objective right or wrong – only opinions of the self and its will to power.

Nietzsche's philosophy is summed up by Bloom as

Commitment values the values and makes them valuable. Not love…