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1P5's Skojec claims "that a Pope Universally Accepted *IS* Infallibly Certain," but is it Infallible or Certain?

The Catholic Monitor received a second comment from OnePeterFive's publisher Steve Skojec which requires a response.

But, again, before I respond to it I want to say I like Steve. In our few correspondences by email he has being a gentleman. I pray for him and his important work. I have recently been a bit worried about him because lately he has started multiplying disparagements for what someone is calling the "Skojec Little Book of Insults."

Below is part of the ending of the comment I received from Steve:

"So the point I was making -- the point you missed -- is that while I was not claiming that John of St. Thomas's definition of Universal Acceptance was infallible, I *AM* claiming that a pope universally accepted *IS* infallibly certain. The former is the opinion of a very learned theologian with no magisterial authority; the latter is a consensus view of theologians and long understood, if not formally defined, by the Church."  [http://catholicmonito…

De Mattei knows "Popes [can] be Deposed... for... Heresy;" Why is he now Silent about it?

- Updated January 19, 2020

One Five publisher Skojec promoted Bishop Athanasius Schneider's claim that popes cannot be deposed for heresy which "puzzled" renowned historian and scholar Roberto de Mattei.

The renowned scholar apparently, also, has a different take on what "universal acceptance" means than Bishop Schneider promoter Skojec. It appears to means to the scholar that a heretical pope who (apparently was lawfully elected) could lose the papacy if he is not "accepted by the universal Church."
The 1P5 publisher seems to think "universal acceptance" is a "infallible fact" that a claimant for the papacy is definitely a pope even if his pontifical election was unlawful such as if he violated the conclave constitution of the previous pope for a lawful election.

De Matteo said he was "puzzled" by Schneider's claim that "popes cannot be deposed... for... heresy" because the bishop held a position contrary …

Is Bp. Barron in the "Conservative" Wing of the Bernardin/Gregory Gay Mafia?

Updated: July 8, 2019

The May 13, 2018 Catholic Standard reported that that the so-called conservative Bishop Robert Barron's "first spiritual director when he was a seminarian for the [Bernardin] Archdiocese of Chicago" and "friend" was the reportedly homosexual and gay activist Wilton Gregory.

The Standard, also, says he was ordained by the reportedly homosexual and gay activist Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. The article shows Barron giddy in praise of the two gay activists:

"'Cardinal Bernardin's qualities... have shaped the ministry of Archbishop Gregory'... Barron said that his friend Archbishop Gregory is a excellent choice to lead Archdiocese of Washington. 'I can't think of anyone better'... in the wake of the abuse crisis, he said."
(Catholic Standard, "Friends remember how Archbishop Gregory's Chicago years shaped his ministry," May 13, 2019)

Barron, however, doesn't disclose in his praise of Gregory an…

Did Francis joining Communist Cuba & China in refusing to Recognize Guaido lead to the US-Russian Military Showdown?

The Jesuit Post reported that Pope Francis's Vatican joined Communist Cuba and China in refusing to recognize the "internationally-recognized interim president" of Venezuela Juan Guaido:

Guaido['s]... team was in Italy on February 11 seeking... for recognition, they also met with representatives of the Vatican." (The Jesuit Post, "Will Pope Francis Save Venezuela," February 25, 2019)
Pope Francis's Vatican refused to recognize Guaido.
If Francis's Vatican had recognized Guaido it is possible that the Venezuelan military backing may have crumbled for the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro.
Instead Francis in joining Communist Cuba and China in not recognizing Guaido may have allowed Maduro a lifeline to stay power.
Francis's solidarity with the Communist regimes supporting Maduro, in part, may have given Russia, who is allied with the Marxist Cuba, the political leeway to send military troops to Venezuela.
Is Francis's solidarity with the M…

Bp. Schneider is a Good Man, but Compared to St. Athanasius he is a "Cowardly Rabbit"

In 2016, Bishop Athanasius Schneider called "semi-heretical" Church leaders "cowardly rabbits."
(LifeSiteNews, "'Cowardly Rabbits' Bishop Schneider's candid remarks on 'semi-heretical' Church leaders," February 1, 2016)

Now, he appears to be the "cowardly rabbit" as compared to St. Athanasius when he says the "attempt to depose a heretical pope... is... [a] human solution."

Does he, also, think the attempt to depose semi-heretical Church leaders is a human solution?

So-called good bishops like Schneider since Vatican II have been telling us we can't depose semi-heretical and heretical as well as homosexual bishops who cover-up for sex abuse predators because it would cause a "schism."

Now, Schneider says we can't depose a heretical pope who covered-up for sex abuse predators because it will cause a "schism."

It appears that Schneider, although a good man, compared to St. Athanasius is a …

Is 1P5 Expert Siscoe a Poor Scholar or a bit Disingenuous in Francis Validity Defense in leaving out St. Alphonsus's full Quote?

It appears that the OnePeterFive website papal validity expert Robert Siscoe could possibly be either a poor scholar or possibly a bit disingenuous in his leaving out the second part of a quote by a Doctor of the Church.

He says "peaceful and universal acceptance of a Pope who was not legitimately elected... nevertheless becomes a true Pope... [by] universal acceptance... curing any defects that may have existed in the election... Here is what [Doctor of the Church] St. Alphonsus taught:"

'It is of no importance that in the past centuries some Pontiff was illegitimately elected or took possession of the Pontificate by fraud; it is enough that he was accepted afterward by the whole Church as Pope, since by such acceptance he would become the true Pontiff.'"
(, "Peaceful and Universal Acceptance of a  Pope," 2-28-19 & 3-20-19)

The problem with Siscoe's quote is he leaves out the very next sentence:

"'But if for a cert…

Deposing Heretical Popes: Bp. Schneider's Opinion vs. Doctors of the Church, St. Francis de Sales & St. Athanasius

Turning the table on Bishop Athanasius Schneider's opinion that a heretical pope can't be deposed is easy.

Schneider said: "[N]o... universal... or... Papal Magisterium... would support the theories of the deposition of a heretical pope," but the exact same thing can be said of the bishop's opinion:

"[N]o... universal... or... Papal Magisterium... would support the theories of" not being able to depose "a heretical pope."

Schneider's opinion has next to zero authority or merit when standing next to the teaching of Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales:

[T]he Pope... when he is explicitly a heretic... falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See."
(The Catholic Controversy by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)

Schneider, also, apparently is implying sit on you hands and do nothing when he says:

"There is no historical case of a pope l…

Why are Skojec & Siscoe Afraid of a Conclave Investigation by Cardinals?

The Catholic Monitor received a comment from Steve Skojec today that was puzzling.

But before I respond to it I want to say I like Steve. In our few correspondences by email he has been a gentleman. I pray for him and his important work. I have recently been a bit worried about him because lately he has started multiplying disparagements for what someone is calling the "Skojec Little Book of Insults."

Below is the comment I received from Steve:

1 comment:
Steve11:15 AM You know, Fred, research isn't that hard. I'm not claiming it as infallible. That would be absurd. What I said in my actual post, which was only 471 words long and wouldn't have taken that much time to read, is:

"I am posting this today as a point of reference. I see a lot of argument over what “universal acceptance” means, but it’s much simpler than people think. And if the explanation of John of St. Thomas is correct — and I have no reason to believe that it isn’t — then we can see that F…