they cannot receive papal power who posit a certain moral obstacle, both voluntary and removable, for example, the refusal of episcopal consecration, or the intention of teaching errors or of promulgating harmful general disciplines,.because the impediment. In short, the pope is constituted a member of the Church by his personal faith, which he can lose, but he is head of the visible Church by the jurisdiction and authority which he received, and these can co-exist with his own heresy. That is why Archbishop Lefebvre never adopted this position, and even forbade the priests of the Society. The two mandatory requirements are: That the pope is elected legitimately by valid designated electors. Now, in so serious a matter, it is not prudent to go against the common opinion. But if John Paul II often enough makes heretical affirmations or statements that lead to heresy, it cannot easily be shown that he is aware of rejecting any dogma of the Church.
Morgan an English layman and a tra ditional. In a publication with the title Cahiers de Cassiciacum and therefore called commonly the Cassiciacum Thesis. Francesco Ricossa the head of the Institute of Mater Boni Consilii which publishes a review called Sodalitium. Steven, you are referring to the Cassiciacum Thesis or the material/formal pope idea.
4 They are not the authority, they are not true popes or true bishops, but are legally in the position to become true popes and bishops, if they should remove the obstacle to the reception of the authority of the office. He just never identified precisely in what that substantial defect consists but clearly here believes they are absent of the Indefectible power inherent with the Office. This is so because the Novus Ordo religion has never been authoritatively severed from the Catholic Church. Also, it does not resolve the main difficulty of sedevacantism, namely, how the Church can continue to be visible, for, if the pope, the cardinals, the bishops, etc., are deprived of their "form then no visible Church hierarchy is left. Therefore, while those Novus Ordo members of the hierarchy who are in fact manifestly guilty of the sin of heresy and detached from the Mystical Body, nonetheless, remain free of a conviction of the crime of heresy owing to the absence of authoritative legal action. The sedevacantists base their position on the apostolic constitution. 232) that an heretical pope, while no longer a member of the Church, can still be her head. That the newly chosen pope-elect expresses his acceptance and that on giving his assent he receive from Christ the form of the papacy.e. See, for example, the article.
Sedevacantism is the notion of some Catholics that in this time of the. We should have confidence in his prudence and theological sense. Thomas, at one time a professor in the Pontifical University of the Lateran and in the Saulchoir (France. The Catholics of the sedeprivationist school hold that all claimants of the papal office from at least Paul VI through Francis (the.