ORthodox perspective of Traditionalist Catholics
(05-12-2012, 01:44 PM)UnamSanctam Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 01:39 PM)Crusader_Philly Wrote: Why are you only considering the SSPX. They are not the only traditionalist Catholics.

Because they rejected Pope John Pauls authority in excommunications. The same goes for those sedevacantists groups, yes.

Not his authority, they rejected his accuracy concerning the facts.  Had JPII excommunicated Hans Kung for virtually anything he believes, they would have understood and recognized it as a legitimate use of papal authority. 

The SSPX didn't "separate themselves" from anything.  The post-conciliar Popes have separated themselves from their duty to confirm the brethren and uphold the faith and they have separated themselves from their willingness to invoke the Magisterial authority of the Church.  In essence, the Pope likes a policy that is akin to social engineering, he gives a speech that is mainly political with religious words thrown in, it gets passed on mistakenly as authentic teaching and the Pope does not want to contradict his personal interests with his papal authority.  So, he leaves the magisterial element out of the equation and allows the errors to fester as policies.  That is why there will be no magisterial syllable on incorrect interpretations of Vatican II.  He doesn't want to correct the errors.  The errros are bound by human respect for the person of the Pope, not the keys of Peter.

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Re: ORthodox perspective of Traditionalist Catholics - by Gerard - 05-12-2012, 06:11 PM

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