De Profundis
“Should no human aid against a tyrant be forthcoming, recourse must be had to God, the King of all...But to deserve this benefit from God, the people must desist from sin...Sin must be done away with in order that the scourge of tyrants may cease.” — St Thomas Aquinas, De Regno
De Profundis
"The fifth reason for calling an ecumenical council is a suspicion of heresy in a Roman pontiff, if it should happen, or also incorrigible tyranny; for then a general council ought to be gathered, either to depose the pontiff, if he be found incorrigible, or at least to admonish him, if he appears to be incorrigible in his morals: for, as is said in the 8th Synod, last session, canon 21, general …More
"The fifth reason for calling an ecumenical council is a suspicion of heresy in a Roman pontiff, if it should happen, or also incorrigible tyranny; for then a general council ought to be gathered, either to depose the pontiff, if he be found incorrigible, or at least to admonish him, if he appears to be incorrigible in his morals: for, as is said in the 8th Synod, last session, canon 21, general councils must take cognisance of controversies that arise concerning the Roman pontiff, though they must not pass sentence on him boldly" (St Robert Bellarmine, Controversies, 4th General Controversy, book 1, chapter 9).
G.K.Chesterton
We are far too seldom reminded that just as church-going is not religion, so reading and writing are not knowledge, and voting is not self-government.
Eva
Truth doesn’t always spark joy. It can also crash over you like a tidal wave.