Bishop Schneider is being rightly so blasted for statements that throw Saints and Doctors of the Church under the bus and even though Lifesitenews published his essay, they broke news a few days ago in debunking the fake news that Pope Benedict said the Pope is one and that is Francis. Lifesitenews should and must pull this essay and correct Schneider and so should others.
by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
The Angelic Doctor, Saint Thomas Aquinas, in his Summa Theologica hands down the Catholic Tradition on the duties of the Catholic Faithful in matters where the Faith itself is put into public doubt or danger by the actions or statements of prelates, even of one’s own Bishop, when he writes:
To withstand anyone in public exceeds the mode of fraternal correction, and so Paul would not have withstood Peter then, unless he were in some way his equal as regards the defense of the Faith. But one who is not an equal can reprove privately and respectufully. Hence the Apostle, writing to the Colossians (4:17), tells them to admonish their prelate: “Say to Archippus, Fulfill thy ministry!”. It must be observed, however, that if the Faith were endangered, a subject ought to rebuke his prelate even publicly. Hence, Paul, who was Peter’s subject, rebuked…
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