OPEN LETTER TO TAYLOR MARSHALL II: "This Is Such Garbage. We Laypeople Cannot Declare Berg [Francis] not the Pope, but we Can Demand that the "Canonical Issues" be Adjudicated"
This was written by a good friend and one of the most intelligent persons I know. The Catholic Monitor is honored to post it. It is a series of texts which we will call OPEN LETTER TO TAYLOR MARSHALL II and below it will be the original OPEN LETTER TO TAYLOR MARSHAL:
Taylor Marshall (still live) about what Archbishop Vigano said recently regarding a "non-Catholic pope"--Taylor said, "I don't understand how this can be. Do you understand? It's a mystery. It's messed up."
Then he went on to the next thing. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE! Bergoglio isn't a mystery"!!! The Trinity is a mystery-- something beyond our ability to grasp rationally, but not against that ability. Is Amoris AGAINST that ability? What a cop-out on Marshall's part!!
To call this pontificate a "mystery" implies that it is holy, indeed required by our very Baptism, to accept/acknowledge its validity.
This is such garbage. We laypeople cannot declare Berg [Francis] not the pope, but we can demand that the "canonical issues" be adjudicated. It is not required that we, as Catholics, refuse to reach logical conclusions until the institutional Church gives us a green light.
Fred, did you see this passage? It addresses EXACTLY what we were discussing yesterday, about Taylor Marshall's "I'm only a simple layman!" whine. Here Dr. Kwasniewskis is pointing out that contra Marshall we don't have to be members of the College of Cardinals to reach a conclusion and to express it.
Also, it appears by Marshall's "logic" that pro-lifers who are "simple laymen" and not lawyers or Supreme Court Justices must say killing unborn babies is a "mystery" and not demand that killing babies be overturned by the Supreme Court. THIS IS SUCH GARBAGE
Now, here is the original OPEN LETTER TO TAYLOR MARSHAL:
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.
“A Truthful Whitefoot,” he replies, with that winning and iconic but ultimately enigmatic smile.
I do not know the answers to all of the above, even if my opinion is just about as “revealed” as Qui Gon Jinn’s regarding whether or not young Anakin is supposed to bring balance to the Force. What I don’t like is the effective suppression, by the relevant commentariat at large, of all such questions. Please, Dr. Marshall, crack open the Overton Window a little more, if you really meant what you said about possibly being wrong yourself. You speak with edifying clarity, authority, and erudition on many other matters pertaining to the ongoing crisis of our times. Why not the one on which the rest may finally hinge?
Note: This was written by a good friend and one of the most intelligent persons I know. [https://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/05/open-letter-to-taylor-marshall_25.html]
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of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt
the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church
in such a situation:
"[T]he Pope... 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."
(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)
Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said "the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church."
- "If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html
- "Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html
- LifeSiteNews, "Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial
weight behind communion for adulterers," December 4, 2017:
The AAS guidelines explicitly allows "sexually active adulterous couples facing 'complex circumstances' to 'access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'"
- On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:
"The AAS statement... establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense."
- On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:
"Francis' heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters magisterial documents."
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.
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