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Taylor Marshall calls 19 Scholars "Practically Sedevacantist" for following the Teachings of Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales

"These scholars and pastors have risked their standing and livelihoods. They could lose their positions, their freedom to work in churches or Catholic institutions. They might even face excommunication."
(Stream, "Catholic Scholars Accuse Pope Francis of Heresy for Promoting Lax Sexual Ethics and Acclaiming Islam," by John Zmirak, May 2, 2019)

Shame on Dr. Taylor Marshall who, today, on his popular Catholic YouTube TNT show threw the 19 Catholic scholar heroes under the bus by saying:

"If you are saying he is a heretical pope [as the 19 scholars said]... It is practically sedevacantist.'" 
[, 7:31]

What Marshall said against the scholars reminds one of the hi-tech lynch mob against the Covington kids about which I wrote:

"There is no excuse for the so-called 'conservative pro-life' mob that included the National Review, Rod Dreher, the March for Life president and the many others who were part of the hi-tech lynch mob of the Covington kids."

There is no excuse for him, and his "practically sedevacantist" statement against the 19 heroes, to join the hi-tech lynch mob of Mark Shea who called the scholars "reactionary crazies," Reuters who said they were "ultra conservatives" and many other name-calling so-called conservative Catholics.

In the comment section Marshall said:

This letter calls the Pope a heretic? Can Catholics be in communion with a heretic bishop? What is the fallout from this assertion?"

A commenter replied saying what the 19 scholars said is that it is the Church which must declare a pope to be heretical (as Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales teaches):

I don’t believe the signers of the letter presume the conclusion. They are presenting their conclusion and say that it isn’t their arena [but the cardinals and bishops arena]."

Marshall on the video appears to take Bishop Athanasius Schneider's position that a heretical pope can't be deposed.

Schneider's opinion has next to zero authority or merit when standing next to the teaching of Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales:

"Thus we do not say that the Pope cannot err in his private opinion, as did John XXIL.; or be altogether a heretic, as perhaps Honorius was. Now when he is explicitly a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church must either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See, and must say as S. Peter did: 'Let another take his bishopric.'"
(The Catholic Controversy by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)

Since there is no universal or Papal Magisterium that would support the theories of Schneider against a Doctor of the Church of not being able to depose a heretical pope it appears that the 19 scholar heroes are safe following the teachings of St. Francis de Sales.

Moreover, Marshall appears to agree with Schneider who apparently is implying sit on you hands and do nothing when the bishop says:

"There is no historical case of a pope losing the papacy during his term of office due to heresy."

So are the bishop and Marshall saying during the time of the Arian heresy because there was no historical case of the Catholic Church by universal and Papal Magisterium teaching explicitly the dogma that Jesus is God that the last faithful Catholics should have sat on their hands and done nothing.

Sorry, but the heroic St. Athanasius and mostly the laity didn't follow your advise. In fact, this historical case goes against your do nothing policy.

They demanded that the Church correct the Arian heretics as well as universally and papally proclaimed the new explicit dogma that Jesus is God and depose those bishops who refused to recant the Arian heresy.

In the past, when popes were in error it was a one time and minor hersey. Today as never before in the history of the papacy we have repeated errors and heresies from a pope.

The situation today between Francis and the heretical popes of the past is a difference between kind not degree.

In the past, the heretical popes were a matter of degree like minors degrees of burns that don't cause death.

Today, with Francis as compared to the past heretical popes there is a difference of kind such as the minor ailment of a common cold versus a ailment like deadly cancer.

We have Pope Francis by means of Apostolic Exhortations, Encyclicals, AAS, the Catechism and papal statements teaching errors and heresies such as God wills "a diversity of religions," adulterers can receive Communion, the death penalty is "inadmissible" and the error list goes on.

Sorry, but like St. Athanasius and the 19 scholar heroes we demand that the Church correct the Francis heretics as well as universally and papally proclaimed the new explicit dogma of deposing a heretical pope and depose those bishops who refuse to recant the Francis heresies.

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


MyronM said…
Vaticanum II was carried out by bishops bound by anti-modernist oath. Despite this oath, they made a modernist coup. If the bishop's career lasts an average of 25 years, now our Roman Catholic church is ruled by a third generation of modernist bishops. If modernism is the cesspool of all heresies, Bergoglio is the most abhorrent fraction on the surface, and therefore the world episcopate applauds him.
Rome lost the Faith and, with hands of the own hierarchs united with the Argentinian, performs the punishment imposed by the Lord Jesus Christ on the Roman Catholic church. If anyone thinks Our Lord can not do this, let him remember the fate of the holy Jerusalem after the rejection of the Messiah.
May 3, feast of saint James the Less, The First Bishop of Jerusalem
MaryP said…
They carefully said he uttered heresy, and specifically said that they were not accusing him of formally solemnly teaching heresy. People (Marshall included) need to slow down.
Praypraypray said…
I’m sorry I’ve forgotten the site from where this comment came, but it is a solid one....

Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda, former rector of the Gregorian University, studied the past millennia of canonical tradition concerning the loss of papal office. Such an extensive study by a canonist of his caliber is quite rare, and hence his findings should carry great weight. This is what he wrote about the topic in an article published in 2013 by Civiltà Cattolica:

Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda: “The vacancy of the Roman See occurs in case of the cessation of the office on the part of the Roman Pontiff, which happens for four reasons: 1) Death, 2) Sure and perpetual insanity or complete mental infirmity; 3) Notorious apostasy, heresy, schism; 4) Resignation. In the first case, the Apostolic See is vacant from the moment of death of the Roman Pontiff; IN THE SECOND AND IN THE THIRD FROM THE MOMENT OF THE DECLARATION ON THE PART OF THE CARDINALS; in the fourth from the moment of the renunciation.”

He went on to explain that the Cardinals do not depose the pope, but only declared the fact of his heresy. It is “from the moment of the declaration on the part of the Cardinals” that the see becomes vacant, NOT BEFORE.

In the case of Francis, there have been no solemn warnings and no declaration from the Cardinals. Hence, he remains pope...

I pray that the cardinals and bishops do their duty ASAP.
Praypraypray said…
The last line in the above comment is mine.
Praypraypray said…
The last line in the comment is mine.
mary_podlesak said…
My understanding is that Cardinal Bergoglio, was a notorious heretic in Buenos Aires. He consorted with masons, dissolved contemplative religious orders, knew about and ignored sexual abuse and human trafficking in the clergy, etc. By any sane Catholic evaluation, he was a heretic long before the conclave selected him to be pope. A heretic cannot be elected pope. The conclave was invalid, his election was invalid. He was never pope. This has nothing to do with Benedict XV's resignation. A heretic cannot be voted to become a validly elected pope. Period.
Debbie said…
If we don't get to the root of the problem, PB's invalid resignation, we're just prolonging the problem. Get rid of Bergoglio and another, younger, more cunning one will take his place. Father Clovis in 2017 said both the Church and anti-Church currently resist. Following Bergoglio or his successor leads us straight to the anti-Church. Is it any wonder our Lord asked if He would find faith upon His Return?
Debbie said…

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