54 Answers from Bishop Fellay: the interview
(02-18-2011, 04:57 PM)kgurries Wrote: Gerard, the SSPX is not engaged in discussion regarding the private actions of a given Pope.  The discussion have to do with the official texts of Vatican II or Magisterial acts, properly speaking, and not the Pope acting as a private person.  So, the problem remains: Can the Supreme Magisterium, as such, defect from the Faith and Sacred Tradition by teaching heresy, etc.? 

The official texts of Vatican II can have a lot of things in them, among them policies and political statements that are given priority over obscurely written doctrinal points.  Vatican II style ecumenism is not a "doctrine" but somehow the recent Popes pretend to bind the Church to it as "an irreversible course."  That may be their private opinion and their policy as the Supreme governing agent in the Church.  But they can't be bound by it, or bind a successor to it.  A future Pope can bluntly say, "Pope John Paul II may have thought the Church was fostering ecumenical dialogue in an  irreversible manner but I'm in charge and I say all ecumenical offices are going to close and we are stopping "dialogue" with leaders of other false religions." 

Authentic Magisterial acts can be overturned because they are solely human acts not necessarily guided by the Holy Ghost.  (eg. John 22nd's preaching about the dead and the beatific vision being wrong,  or errors in a Catechism that has the approval of a Pope.)

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Re: 54 Answers from Bishop Fellay: the interview - by Gerard - 02-18-2011, 05:12 PM

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