It seems an explicit declaration by Rome is needed to say that a certain person is excommunicated or not Catholic.
Yes, that is what St. Thomas Aquinas said. He said if your priest is heretical you should contact the bishop first, not just stop attending Mass.
Here is the thing -- WE ARE NOT LIVING IN THE TIME OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS. This is an emergency of unprecedented proportions and no canon lawyer, no doctor of the Church ever anticipated anything like it. The Church is not functioning and there are no "checks and balances," so to speak -- it is divided and atomized.
If you are going to wait for Rome to pronounce on anything, you are going to have to involve yourself in all kinds of blasphemies while waiting. You will also probably die in the midst of those blasphemies, because this is not going to end until God ends it Himself, through a chastisment or through some kind of miracle.
I believe the una cum
Mass is a black Mass, a sacrilegious rite wherein Christ is tortured on the altar by the ones who call themselves His friends. To me it is inexpressibly horrible and evil. Some people feel differently -- that is their choice. They tend to see Ratzinger as a "false papal claimant," as CMRI told me he was, where I see him more as a ghastly Anti-Christ and heresiarch. There is absolutely no way that I would attend a Mass where his name is said in the Canon as "famulo tuo" and as Pope.
I'm not kidding -- I would rather have the flesh slowly stripped from my body than to go to an una cum
Mass. I stopped going to CMRI simply because they ALLOW the laity to go to SSPX. They say that they don't recommend the una cum
but that you can go in an emergency. That makes no sense to me. Either it is Catholic or it is not -- does an "emergency" somehow make a blasphemous mass acceptable to God?
I am not saying that one of the VII Popes is anti-Christ, but they are certainly figures of Anti-Christ, being heretics who sit in the temple and claim to be Pope. You'd think no one had ever heard of such a thing before, considering how gentle and "charitable" they are towards a total apostate who shows himself as the leader of the Catholic world. Where is the charity towards Our Lord? Isn't He the one who is being offended?
As SJB said, no one can bind your conscience. Each of us can only tell you the truth as he sees it. I am in a strange position of being anti-una-cum and anti-NFP, like a Feeneyite, except that I believe in baptism of desire and I don't think limbo is a heresy either.
For me, at the moment, there is nowhere to go, so I am going to confess to a layman. But I have hope that the sedevacantist clergy will see the ugly truth about NFP and about Pius XII. Except for CMRI, the rest of them are already well on the way to cutting all ties with SSPX -- so progress HAS been made.