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Old 8th September 2018, 03:45 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Default Dr. Ed Peters vs. The Popes

First, Dr. Ed Peters proposed that no Pope is able to teach under the non-infallible ordinary papal magisterium, unless some of the Bishops agree.
This proposal contradicts the teaching of three Ecumenical Councils, Florence, Vatican I and II, that the Pope has direct and immediate authority over each and all the faithful. He does not need the agreement of the other Bishops to teach, whether infallibly or non-infallibly.

Now, Peters has set himself, again, above the Popes to decide which ones should resign and for what reasons.
He says JP2 should have resigned 5 years before his death, that B16 should not have resigned, and that Francis should resign if the Vigano allegations are true.

What arrogance! Since when does a single canon lawyer have the role to judge when a Pope's teachings should be accepted (under mere religious assent) or when a Pope should resign?

This is what's wrong with the Church today. Each person exalting his own opinions like dogma, each person putting himself or herself above the Popes.
Ron Conte
Roman Catholic theologian
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