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De Mattei knows "Popes [can] be Deposed... for... Heresy;" Why is he now Silent about it?

- Updated January 19, 2020

One Five publisher Skojec promoted Bishop Athanasius Schneider's claim that popes cannot be deposed for heresy which "puzzled" renowned historian and scholar Roberto de Mattei.

The renowned scholar apparently, also, has a different take on what "universal acceptance" means than Bishop Schneider promoter Skojec. It appears to means to the scholar that a heretical pope who (apparently was lawfully elected) could lose the papacy if he is not "accepted by the universal Church."

The 1P5 publisher seems to think "universal acceptance" is a "infallible fact" that a claimant for the papacy is definitely a pope even if his pontifical election was unlawful such as if he violated the conclave constitution of the previous pope for a lawful election.

De Matteo said he was "puzzled" by Schneider's claim that "popes cannot be deposed... for... heresy" because the bishop held a position contrary to Doctors of the Church, "great canonists and theologians":

"For as long as he [the heretical pope] is tolerated and accepted by the universal Church, the heretic will be true Pope, and in principle, his acts are valid... Schneider's position is somewhat acceptable... to avoid that crypto-sedevacantism... on the practical level... without excluding future scenarios, like that of a heretic Pope possibly losing the papacy."
(Catholic Family News, "Professor De Mattei Comments on Bishop Schneider's 'Heretical Popes' Text," March 20, 2019)

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


Comments

orate fratman said…
Schneider is not stupid. He woke up with a horse's head in his bed, and he got the message loud and clear.
Aqua said…
@ orate fratman:

Unfortunately, I have to agree with you.

Also, unfortunately, this response does not align with our Holy Martyrs, burned, dismembered, tortured, willingly chosen in honor of their crucified Lord.

May I have the wisdom to recognize my moment, and the courage to choose the way of Christ
Fr. VF said…
The word is "renowned."
Fr. VF said…
Absolutely.
Fred Martinez said…
Thanks Fr. VF. You are the spelling bee scholar. I think I actually first wrote "renowned," but changed it to "renown."
Fred Martinez said…
Fr. VF have you ever thought of being a copy editor. You remind me of a copy editor I had when I wrote for Newsmax.
Alexis Bugnolo said…
Copy Editors are always welcome. They are gifts from God the Word Incarnate!

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