The Church entrusted by Christ the Lord to St. Peter not Lefebvre
Tradical August 18, 2012 12:39 AM
Interesting Father. What codes of canon law apply to partial and full communion?
FIRST, READ THE DOGMATIC DEFINITION OF THE PAPAL PRIMACY AND SUPREME AUTHORITY IN THE DECREE OF VATICAN I CHAPTER 2:
Chapter 2. On the permanence of the primacy of blessed Peter in the Roman pontiffs
That which our lord Jesus Christ, the prince of shepherds and great shepherd of the sheep, established in the blessed apostle Peter, for the continual salvation and permanent benefit of the church, must of necessity remain for ever, by Christ’s authority, in the church which, founded as it is upon a rock, will stand firm until the end of time45. For no one can be in doubt, indeed it was known in every age that the holy and most blessed Peter, prince and head of the apostles, the pillar of faith and the foundation of the catholic church, received the keys of the kingdom from our lord Jesus Christ, the saviour and redeemer of the human race, and that to this day and for ever he lives and presides and exercises judgment in his successors the bishops of the holy Roman see, which he founded and consecrated with his blood46. Therefore whoever succeeds to the chair of Peter obtains by the institution of Christ himself, the primacy of Peter over the whole church. So what the truth has ordained stands firm, and blessed Peter perseveres in the rock-like strength he was granted, and does not abandon that guidance of the church which he once received47. For this reason it has always been necessary for every church–that is to say the faithful throughout the world–to be in agreement with the Roman church because of its more effective leadership. In consequence of being joined, as members to head, with that see, from which the rights of sacred communion flow to all, they will grow together into the structure of a single body48.
Therefore, if anyone says that it is not by the institution of Christ the lord himself (that is to say, by divine law) that blessed Peter should have perpetual successors in the primacy over the whole church; or that the Roman pontiff is not the successor of blessed Peter in this primacy:
let him be anathema.
THE SSPX IS NOT UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE POPE BUT ITS HIGHEST LEADER IS BERNARD FELLAY. THE POPE IS THE VICAR OF CHRIST AND SUCCESSOR OF ST. PETER WHILE FELLAY IS THE VICAR OF NO ONE AND SUCCESSOR OF THE CANONICAL PROTESTANT AND LITURGICAL REBEL MARCEL LEFEBVRE.
THEN, HERE IS THE CANON LAW OF 1917 FOR THOSE WHO ARE SO FOND OF PRE-VATICAN II DOCUMENTS:
Canon #218 [Code of Canon Law 1917]
1. The Roman Pontiff, the Successor in primacy to Blessed Peter, has not only a PRIMACY OF HONOR, but SUPREME and FULL POWER OF JURISDICTION OVER THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH both in those things that pertain to faith and morals, in those things that affect the DISCIPLINE AND GOVERNANCE OF THE CHURCH spread throughout the whole world.
2. This POWER is truly episcopal, ordinary and IMMEDIATE both OVER EACH AND EVERY CHURCH and OVER EACH AND EVERY PASTOR AND FAITHFUL independent from any human authority.
SEE, THERE. THE SSPX ARE NOT UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE POPE. FELLAY IS A MINI-POPE BY AUTHORITY EVEN IF HE IS NOT USING THE TERM.
NOW HERE ARE THE CANONS OF 1983 CODE:
THE ROMAN PONTIFF
Can. 331 The bishop of the Roman Church, in whom continues the office given by the Lord uniquely to Peter, the first of the Apostles, and to be transmitted to his successors, is the head of the college of bishops, the Vicar of Christ, and the pastor of the universal Church on earth. By virtue of his office he possesses SUPREME, FULL, IMMEDIATE AND UNIVERSAL ordinary power in the Church, which he is ALWAYS ABLE TO EXERCISE FREELY.
Can. 333 §1. By virtue of his office, the Roman Pontiff not only possesses power offer the universal Church but also obtains the primacy of ordinary power offer all particular churches and groups of them. Moreover, this primacy strengthens and protects the proper, ordinary, and immediate power which bishops possess in the particular churches entrusted to their care.
§2. In fulfilling the office of supreme pastor of the Church, the Roman Pontiff is always joined in communion with the other bishops and with the universal Church. He nevertheless has the right, according to the needs of the Church, to determine the manner, whether personal or collegial, of exercising this office.
§3. No appeal or recourse is permitted against a sentence or decree of the Roman Pontiff.
THAT FULL AND IMMEDIATE AND UNIVERSAL AND SUPREME POWER OF THE POPE IS ABSENT IN THE SSPX. THEY DO NOT BELONG TO THE AUTHORITY ESTABLISHED BY GOD IN THE BIBLE AND TRADITION. THEY GOT THEIR POPE-LESS AUTHORITY FROM THE REBELLION OF LUCIFER AND LUTHER AND LEFEBVRE.