Cardinal anathematized
(08-20-2011, 12:49 PM)newyorkcatholic Wrote: I would argue that what McDevitt wrote supports my case.  The reason clerics should not be excused is because of the moral adn dogmatic theology, ecclesiastical history, canon law, etc. that they are taught.  So it is precisely because all of those issues were confused, and taught so poorly, that clerics could and still do go so far afield in their beliefs.

Except for the fact that His Eminence entered the Jesuits in 1946 and was ordained to the Priesthood in 1956, before all the Conciliar crap was even thought of. As a professor at Woodstock, beginning in 1960, he would have been required to take the Oath against Modernism, which wasn't suppressed until 1967. I don't think you can let him off that easily. I hope he did recant his heresy.
(08-20-2011, 12:49 PM)newyorkcatholic Wrote: Therefore I am morally certain he was not a formal heretic, only that he wrote at least one heretical thing.

Man, that blue pill must be awesome.

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