In case anyone tells you it’s above your pay grade to investigate the MOUNTAIN of evidence pointing toward the invalid resignation of Pope Benedict, here is a great analogy from our old friend Aqua, from the combox at https://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/ :
When we personally see another person commit a crime, a murder perhaps, we don’t need a Court to tell us what we saw. “This guy shot that guy and that guy is now dead”.
The person who pulled the trigger shall not be strung up by that witness or that mob. The witness must, however, apprehend (somehow) the murderer for trial. *Suspect* will have his day. He will he represented before the Bar. Official judgment will one day be proclaimed.
But the suspect has to be taken off the street and placed in jail. Immediately. We saw the crime. Of that there is no doubt.
The witnesses don’t dispense judgement. We remand the *suspect* to *proper authorities* to do their job according to Law, under Oath, before God.
The spiritual crime originally occurred at the calling of the Conclave while a valid Pope still lived and had not properly, fully resigned his Office. The spiritual crime (worse than murder because it blasphemes God and ultimately murders souls) is the alteration of God’s Cornerstone, the Papal Office which is not ours to change, alter, “expand”. All the other crimes that have occurred since are the result of the “perp” still walking the streets free as a bird.
Cardinal Burke: do your duty!
3 thoughts on “Think about it: Do you need to be a lawyer/judge or LEO to witness and report a crime? Or can common folk see/witness/report crimes, turning over adjudication to the proper juridical authority?”
Couldn’t ya say Mary, Joseph, the fishermen, Levi the tax collector, Luke the doctor, Joan of Arc etc were above their pay grades? I dunno. God’s ways aren’t our ways.
I don’t see how God is bound to human law. If something is ontologically true and no human judge declared it does God wait for human authority to declare it before it’s bound in heaven? Does Jesus mean by Peter is the rock that will never fail that no pope will ever be judged to be a heretic or did He mean that no pope would become a formal heretic?
This post is a “huh?”
First, I accept the underlying points:
– Bergoglio is both antipope & heretic
– it’s desirable for someone, anyone, laypeople or/and Cardinal Burke, to call it out
But the analogy to citizens’ arrest is sketch. In a citizens’ arrest, yes you had better be right to the last detail and do need a legal education, because if your action is in any way mistaken or legally incorrect or even just emotional, or blows up in your face, or is merely PERCEIVED to be any of those things by a prosecutor & jury, next thing you’re in prison for kidnapping or worse. Ahmaud Arbery case – hindsight is 20/20 but calling the police then standing aside in prayer, was indeed the way to go there.