Your objection here is superficial and pointless. I provided both an exposition and an argument addressing your false accusation against Neil Obstat of schism. The exposition was necessary because terms must be properly exposited to write accurate propositions and structure sound arguments. As to the claim that the "exposition appeared originally in The Remnant" is not entirely accurate, it is immaterial, and implies plagiarism.
The article you are referring was written by Fr. Brian Harrison and was published in the Remnant. But what is the point. I cited Fr. Harrison's contribution in the post script to my post. Furthermore, I had an email exchange with Fr. Harrison in which I discussed using his exposition and arguments in the defense of Fr. Samuel Waters in his case against a decree of excommunication from Archbishop Chaput. So not only have I credited Fr. Harrison for his intellectual contribution, I have also personally consulted with him before using his arguments.
The essential point is that you demonstrated complete ignorance regarding the legal and moral meaning of the word schism that you irresponsibly made against Neil Obstat. You should be grateful to me and Fr. Harrison for dispelling your ignorance. Now that you have had a proper exposition of the word you have no excuse for your accusation of schism.
Let other be the judge as to who is a "liar."
Drew, the exposition was Fr. Harrison's not yours. You used his exposition to formulate an argument (in defense of Fr. Walters) which you think (wrongly) can also be used here. It cannot. You may think it "pointless" but that just shows your level of ignorance. The "point" is this:
(i) there is no treatment whatever in Harrison's exposition that rejects as schismatic (since they are) your claims of
- a complete rejection per se
- not just specific instances of disobedience - of a local ordinary's jurisdiction;
- since there exists a state of apostacy in most, if not all, the Church's hierachy;
- consequently ordinary jurisdiction no longer operates;
- therefore, an individual is not subject to his local ordinary's jurisdiction;
- so the individual is at liberty to chose whichever Shepherd
- even one prohibited from exercising his ministry by the Church [I suspect Harrison would acknowledge Rome's declaration that the Shepherd
in question does "not legitimately exercise any ministry in the Church."
(ii) in Harrison's exposition is there no treatment of "... or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him."
(c.751) - except in noting that it did not apply in that specific case. This is why, on your own, you could only muster a lame (and false) two sentence defense on this point in your "open letter'; your lack of competence is obvious and it is clear, as previously stated, you have no grasp of the subject.
I had already acknowledged in my first post that you referenced Harrison, the issue here is your underhanded attempt to misuse and falsify his exposition to defend your false claims including, now, your inuendo (viz. that an email correspondence with him also confirms this). You are a liar for the reasons previously given (viz. guilty of calumny etc.), the falsification of Harrison's exposition, and the attempt to portray your argument as an exposition validated by Harrison. Drew, given that you have identified yourself as the author of the open letter on the Mission's website, you need to answer this question: In what capacity are you writing, is it a personal one or on behalf of the Mission?
I have no problem with the quotation taken from +Tissier but you do not understand what he is saying. Bishop Fellay does not exercise any "ordinary jurisdiction" over the SSPX or anyone else, and is in fact himself subject to ordinary jurisdiction. That is assuming that he has not privately taken the 1989 Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity and in reward for which he has been secretly given ordinary jurisdiction. But would anyone be surprised to learn that this what has in fact happened?
But to the point, +Tissier said that "our jurisdiction is... exercised... case by case over the persons who are in need." That is, the jurisdiction is supplied by the Church because of the rights of the faithful. And this is exactly what I have already explained to you.
Because of your lack of understanding you again failed to grasp what is being said. The quotes from +Tissier de Mallerais gave:
(i) a definition of Bishop's Flock
(the two words you are too petrified to mention),
(ii) defined the limits of their supplied jurisdiction (viz. confirmands and seminarians), and
(iii) showed a jurisdiction over individuals and not a flock
(as others have noted).
This is what +Tissier de Mallerais is stating: they lack any flock and their supplied jurisdiction is limited to two instances. Again, you demonstrate complete ignorance on all this, as well as in your understanding of Bp. Fellay's jurisdiction: he has the power of ordinary jurisdiction from his office (as Superior General) over members
of the SSPX. You wrongly think the laity are members, they are not, save those of the Third Order - over which his ordinary jurisdiction extends and clerics.
You have falsified +TdM's quote (with elipses). He is quite specific on the limits of their supplied jurisdiction, namely, confirmations and ordinations; that is all.
Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd. All who exercise jurisdiction in the Church as shepherds do so by participation in the priesthood of Christ. The ordinary exercise of this power that belongs to the Church is delegated by the Pope according to legal norms, but if the Pope fails in teaching the faith or in the worship of God, or those to whom he has delegated jurisdiction fail, then any member of the flock of Christ is at liberty to seek a faithful shepherd to follow.
Schism is the denial of jurisdiction per se. The denial of jurisdiction per accidens is not.
I'll reply to this in the next quote but you and again demostrate you have no knowledge on the subject matter and the last sentence is idiotic. But even more, you haven't thought your perverse logic through: since you concede to the pope only an accidental power, yet claim the denial of such power is not schism!
The Pope is not the "source of jurisdiction upon this earth." The "source" of jurisdiction is God. "All power in heaven and on earth is given to Me (Jesus Chrsit)." When God founded His Church He endowed His Church with the attributes of authority, infallibility, and indefectibility. Jurisdiction is grounded upon the attribute of authority. The Pope in his office exercises this power of the Church. The power belongs essentially (per se) to the Church and only accidently (per accidens) to the Roman Pontiff. When the Pope dies or resigns jurisdiction does not die or resign with him. Ordinary jurisdiction is delegated according to legal norms. Supplied jurisdiction in not delegated according to legal norms except in the case of "common error or in doubt" which are addressed in the Code of Canon Law. I repeat, with these two limited exceptions cited in Canon Law, supplied jurisdiction is not created by positive laws and it is not exercised by positive law. Those who have argued that traditional priest exercise supplied jurisdiction according to canonical norms have done a real disservice to all faithful Catholics. No SSPX priest does or has ever exercised supplied jurisdiction by virtue of the prescriptions of positive law because of "common error or doubt."
The authorities you are quoting are only addressing the legal prescriptions of jurisdiction. They are not dealing with the situation during a time of general apostasy in the hierarchy.
Drew, firstly and most importantly, your ignorance on jurisdiction leads you to espose heresy:"... power belongs essentially (per se) to the Church and only accidently (per accidens) to the Roman Pontiff." This is Febronianism, a heresy, condemned by the church.
and to reject doctrine:"Supplied jurisdiction in [sic] not delegated according to legal norms [viz. Law promulgated by the Roman Pontiff] ..." This statement can only mean there exists two separate sources of jurisdition; one outside the authority of the pope. It is a rejection of Mystici Corporis Christi; that within the Mystical Body jurisdiction eminates from two heads.
Secondly, you fail to comprehend what is meant by "source of jurisdiction upon this earth". Let me explain it to you in the most simplist of terms (by quoting Miaskiewicz): "Jurisdictional power was conferred by Christ upon the Church. From this source the Roman Pontiff has ever drawn the plenitude of this power. And having drawn from Christ, the Church, through the Pope, has traditionally conferred upon her subjects a share in that power by means of legitimate commission."
Hence, Christ is the remote source
and the Pope the proximate source
of jurisdiction, understand? And in this case the law can be seen as an 'immediate source' in that it supplies "executive power
of governance" (I did embolden it last time but you failed to grasp the significance). This is why during an interregnum
the supplementary principle is still applicable. And you are wrong, delegated jurisdiction bestowed by the Pope does cease on his death. Ordinary jurisdiction, being attached to an office by law
, continues, that should have been obvious for anyone with a basic knowledge of jurisdiction.
Thirdly, it is clear you think supplied jurisdiction to be a diffent species from ordinary or delegated jusridiction. It isn't. "Supplied jurisdiction is a jurisdiction, be it ordinary or delegated, which is bestowed in an extraordinary manner ... "
, to quote Miaskiewicz again. Further, you are incapable of distiguishing between ordinary or delegated jurisdiction; when you write nonsense like "Ordinary jurisdiction is delegated according to legal norms."
it shows your complete ignorance of the terms. So much for terms must be properly expoisted to write accurate propositions and structure sounds arguments. "... with these two limited exceptions cited in Canon Law, supplied jurisdiction is not created ..."
Simply, Drew, you don't even know the basics. You are completely clueless in what you write:
i) there are more than two 'exceptions'. Try reading the canons on absolution in danger of death or dispenations of martrimonial impedements (just two examples);
ii) these two exceptions are not 'limited' but wide ranging; they apply to all
kinds of jurisdictional activity - you simply don't understand the terminology;
iii) jurisdiction is bestowed not created;
Forthly, I have provided you with serveral, authorative, sources (I can add Bellamine too, and quoted in DTC) who have stated all
jurisdiction eminates, on earth, from the Soverign Pontiff. Cardinal Ottaviani stated that what was common doctrine must now be accepted as entirely certain by reason of the words of the Pius XII (published in Institutiones iuris publici ecclesiastici). Whereas, Drew, your incompetence is clear both in the fact that you cannot reference any authorative sources and you cannot even get the terminology right.
You are conflating two distinct categories. Bishop Tissier understands the problem and you do not. I agree that supplied jurisdiction is exercised on a case by case basis and have said this from my first post. You have not. It is so because it is the individual person's needs that create the supplied jurisdiction. It is the penitent in need of absolution that gives the jurisdiction to the traditional priest. The problem is that you have claimed that it is "the pope who confers 'supplied jurisdiction.'" The only situations where supplied jurisdiction conferred by the Pope are addressed in Canon Law. The positive law of the Church does not address directly all the multitudinous situations were supplied jurisdiction may be necessary. This fact is recognized in Canon Law which states that the highest law is the salvation of souls.
It is good you now accept supplied jurisdiction is exercised on a case by case basis (since the sources I gave did blow you away). I can understand you claiming that you always said this (and of course that I did not), but any reader can review the posts; this all began because you could not differentiate between an individual and a bishop's flock
(and what this term means, which is why you're too scared to mention it, and why someone else [J.Paul] did it for you).
All jurisdiction eminates from the Soverign Pontiff as already shown. Your heresy of accidental papal power has been addressed previously.
Again, so what? You are addressing the ordinary exercise of jurisdiction. Now, as explained before from St. Pius X, the purpose of jurisdiction is to teach the doctrines of the Catholic faith and offer the proper worship to God. Jurisdiction has no authority to teach error or corrupt worship.
You apparently do not have a problem with the Novus Ordo doctrine or worship and if that is the case, then you have no right to act in matters of doctrine or worship outside the authority of your local ordinary. You are publically admitting that you have no right to attend a SSPX Mass or to receive the sacraments from any SSPX priest without the permission of your local ordinary. So why are you posting on this forum?
None of this follows but, again, this is due to your lack of understanding of what jurisdiction is, and it has't even occurred to you that if you followed your logic through you would reject the Bishop of Rome's jurisdiction for the same reasons you reject your local ordinaries ... which would mean? Farcical, but you would still contend that is not schismatic!
The straw man is not my example. It is you or whoever else "we" refers. You have made unsubstantiated accusations and cannot examine jurisdiction with any greater moral insight than a Pharisee.
I have said nothing about the distinction between "to deny" and "to not comply" so who is inventing a straw man? I hope you don't smoke. If you understood the distinction, I would not have had to explain to what schism is in the first place. If you would re-read my post you will find the qualification that any of the faithful are free to follow +Williamson as their shepherd until those exercising ordinary jurisdiction teach correct doctrine and proper worship of God. If the local ordinary did this, then there would be no right or reciprocal duty to for supplied jurisdiction.
It is clear that you have no understanding of jurisdiction. You cannot even use the correct terms (even though you wrote terms must be properly expoisted
) and the name-calling denotes a desparation. I thought the rhyming "to deny" and "to not comply" might make it easier for you to understand the difference - an instance of refusal to obey (to not comply with a certain command) not being schismatic but a refusal of obedience per se
(to deny all jurisdiction) being schismatic. I don't know how to put it more simply.
Does the "p" after peter stand for "pan"?
Drew, if you now need to resort to name-calling then it is clear you can muster no sensible response. Further if what you wrote here is also the thinking of the 'Mission' it validates Bishop Chaput's actions.
This 'Mission' is not a Catholic association
. It was not validly erected as Bishop Chaput rightly pointed out [You should be aware that the supplementary principle
will not allow the arrogation of a power only conferred upon Ordinaries; the Church will not supply].
If the Mission concurs with your claims of multiple sources of jurisdiction it denies Catholic doctine
If it concurs with your claims listed at the being of this post, it is a schismatic sect
If it concurs with your views of accidental papal power it is an heretical sect