Thursday, November 14, 2019

Flashback: Skojec Defends Barnhardt & Ferrara calls for "Demanding they Convene" an Imperfect Council

It was only three years ago that I used to love to read One Peter Fives' comment section.

Here is a fun flashback when Steve Skojec actually defended Ann Barnhardt from Chris Ferrera and Ferrara called for an imperfect council:

" Chris Ferrara: To declare that Francis is not the Pope... make[s] for good click bait..."

"... Steve Skojec: "Ann writes things that certainly come across as sensationalist... This is who she is. I don't believe she ever publishes something she doesn't truly believe in. I don't think it's fair to call this clickbait... "

".... Chris Ferrera: "My only objection is any of us making final forensic determinations based on 'overwhelming evidence' and then announcing our verdict of one. It's a rather silly exercise."

"Perhaps a better approach is to amass the evidence and send it to every cardinal, DEMANDING they convene [an imperfect council] and issue the kind of judgement Bellermine contemplated in this situation: not that the Pope is deposed, but that he has deposed himself. Such a hypothetical conclave would offer the Pope an opportunity to explain himself."
(One Peter Fives' comment section, "If Francis is an Antipope, We Can't know it Yet," June 21, 2016)

The only prelate in the world to take attorney Ferrara's legal advice was Bishop Rene Gracida who "amass[ed] the evidence" and wrote a Open Letter to all the cardinals "DEMANDING they convene [an imperfect council]."

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church and DEMAND that the cardinals convene an imperfect council.

2 comments:

Debbie said...

"....Skojec actually defended Ann..." My, how this "two" Pope business has divided Catholics. Unite the clans? Under Bergoglio? I think not.

Cam said...

"Unite the clans? Under Bergoglio? I think not."

My thoughts too. With all the evidence that Benedict is still Pope, I don't see how, in good conscience, I can bring myself to do anything that ignores this evidence, which is exactly what Matt's call for unity seems to do. It is all very much a moral issue for me. I have a moral duty to submit to the Supreme Pontiff, so if there's serious evidence that Benedict is still Pope, then I have a moral duty to recognize this and never ignore it.