If 1P5 Skojec is going into "Schism," might his "Infallible" Belief that Francis is Definitely Pope be the Reason?
The Catholic Monitor received an email from a well-known Catholic pundit saying One Peter Five publisher Steve Skojec is going into "schism" from the Catholic Church. The email included this link:
If it's true that he is going into schism, might it be his "infallible" faith that Francis is definitely pope that lead to this possible decision?
Skojec, on September 20, 2019, wrote:
"[A] pope universally accepted upon his election is infallibly certain. A dogmatic fact."
"Francis was universally accepted. That's a dogmatic fact." [http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2019/09/skojec-franciss-validity-is-infallibly.html?m=1]
He is claiming that it is "dogmatic fact" that Francis's papal validity "is infallibly certain," but the funny thing is that he said on Twitter on September 3, 2019 that he believes the real Vatican I infallible dogma of papal "infallibility appears to be tautological [meaningless circular reasoning or logical fallacy] at best and borders on superstition [a unfounded belief] at worst."
Is Skojec's "infallible certain" belief in the "dogmatic fact" of Francis's papal validity meaningless circular reasoning or a logical fallacy "at best" or a unfounded belief "at worst"?
The ironic thing is that when you really investigate Skojec's "universal acceptance" idea in its totality it turns out to be based on unfounded beliefs and logical fallacy.
One quick example is the cornerstone theologian that Skojec relies on for the whole edifice of his idea. The "universal acceptance" theologian he stakes everything on is John of St. Thomas.
He has to rely on him because he has no infallible dogma, Doctor of the Church teaching or even saint teaching to back up his idea.
But, even the non-saint and non-Doctor of the Church John of St. Thomas said "This man in particular LAWFULLY ELECTED and accepted by the Church is the supreme pontiff."
The central question to if a papacy is valid or invalid even according to the cornerstone of Skojec's entire idea says an UNLAWFULLY ELECTED pontiff even if "accepted" is an invalid pope or an antipope.
Is the central "infallible" belief of Skojec that Francis was LAWFULLY ELECTED leading him out of the Catholic faith?
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