Pope St Pius X explains what loving the Pope really entails.
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This exhortation is a good one, but I think it's important to not read more into it than is present.  St. Pius certainly is not implicitly condemning St. Paul or the other saints who have rebuked the Holy Father to his face.  He is not condemning those who rightfully rallied against the heretical homilies of John XII or the excommunication of Honorius I.

Papal respect, reverence, and adherence to every word and deed with the sole exceptions of sin and heresy is absolutely demanded.  But in a world where the commands and words of popes are not always perfect, one must be careful to place the greater emphasis on orthodoxy.

This is a very tricky topic, one that is steeped (or should be) in ecclesiology and nuances of theology.  Most want to make it as simple as "The pope is infallible in word and deed, therefore sedevacantism" or "....therefore neoCatholicism".
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Re: Pope St Pius X explains what loving the Pope really entails. - by Walty - 11-20-2012, 06:02 AM



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