John Thavis | A signal on removal of bishops?

John Thavis | A signal on removal of bishops?.

"The power of a pope to sack a bishop has always been presumed, but here
it is spelled out. It comes after Pope Francis has already removed a
Paraguayan bishop from office over pastoral controversies, and accepted
the resignation of a German bishop in the wake of a spending scandal.
The Vatican is actively investigating the pastoral leadership of at
least two other prelates, including Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas
City, Mo., who was convicted two years ago by a civil court on
misdemeanor charges of failing to report suspected child abuse by a
diocesan priest."READ MORE:

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Clearing Confusion on Who Speaks for the Church | Suffering With Joy

Keep Calm and Catholic On

Clearing Confusion on Who Speaks for the Church | Suffering With Joy

A Catholic who dissents from Church teaching cannot speak with the authority of the Church no matter how famous or important in this temporal life he is. Dissent from Church teaching is heresy. A person can dissent in both word and act.
Canon 751: “Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith; apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith; schism is the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him.”

Concerning the issue of abortion, abortifacients, and procuring of or facilitating access to them, Catholics of any occupation automatically excommunicate themselves (latae sententiae) if they are party to it.  No decree from any bishop is necessary.  It is a fact.

Can. 1398 A person who actually procures an abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication.

Can. 1329 §2 In the case of a latae sententiae penalty attached to an offense, accomplices, even though not mentioned in the law or precept, incur the same penalty if, without their assistance, the crime would not have been committed, and if the penalty is of such a nature as to be able to affect them; otherwise, they can be punished with ferendae sententiae [imposed by a Church authority] penalties.
An excommunicated Catholic is NOT in good standing, regardless of whether his or her bishop has issued a formal decree of excommunication.  A heretical Catholic is also not in good standing whether or not his or her errors have been pointed out by the bishop and their dissent is public.

Public figures

People like Kathleen Sebelius and Nancy Pelosi have been told by their bishops not to present themselves to receive Holy Communion.  No official decree of excommunication has been necessary because they have already excommunicated themselves under canons 1329 and 1398.  Their words and actions indicate that they are also heretics as defined by canon 751.

All other Catholic public figures that espouse the same views are in the same boat.  None of them can speak with any authority concerning Church teaching because they have departed from the Magisterium. Merely calling themselves Catholic does not mean they are in good standing, no matter how the media may pander to them as representatives of Church beliefs.

A Catholic who dissents from Church teaching cannot speak with the authority of the Church no matter how famous or important in this temporal life he is. Dissent from Church teaching is heresy. A person can dissent in both word and act.

Canon 751: “Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith; apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith; schism is the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him.”

Concerning the issue of abortion, abortifacients, and procuring of or facilitating access to them, Catholics of any occupation automatically excommunicate themselves (latae sententiae) if they are party to it.  No decree from any bishop is necessary.  It is a fact.

Can. 1398 A person who actually procures an abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication.

Can. 1329 §2 In the case of a latae sententiae penalty attached to an offense, accomplices, even though not mentioned in the law or precept, incur the same penalty if, without their assistance, the crime would not have been committed, and if the penalty is of such a nature as to be able to affect them; otherwise, they can be punished with ferendae sententiae [imposed by a Church authority] penalties.

An excommunicated Catholic is NOT in good standing, regardless of whether his or her bishop has issued a formal decree of excommunication.  A heretical Catholic is also not in good standing whether or not his or her errors have been pointed out by the bishop and their dissent is public.