Pope St Pius X explains what loving the Pope really entails.
(11-19-2012, 02:14 PM)Gerard Wrote:
(11-19-2012, 12:58 PM)Meg Wrote: Why then doesn't Pope St. Pius X give a disclaimer about popes whom the Catholic faithful deem to be doing things wrong? Where does Pope St. Pius X say that if the Catholic faithful (or priests and bishops) believe that a Pope is wrong or bad, then it's acceptable to disrepect and/or disobey him? This thread is about what Pope St. Pius X wrote on what having love for the Pope really means.

Actually in the encyclical "Pascendi" he does this when he states that he cannot be silent lest he fail in his sacred duty to defend the deposit of faith.  "Wherefore We may no longer be silent, lest We should seem to fail in Our most sacred duty, and lest the kindness that, in the hope of wiser counsels, We have hitherto shown them, should be attributed to forgetfulness of Our office."

You can love a Pope and love the papacy and still be the biggest thorn in the Pope's side when he is derelict in his duty or going off the rails in his actions.  ( St. Paul is of course, the scriptural example of this. )

Where does St. Pius X state that Catholics can or should be disrespectful and/or disobedient when they ascertain that a Pope is bad or wrong?

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Re: Pope St Pius X explains what loving the Pope really entails. - by Meg - 11-19-2012, 02:29 PM

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