Luke 17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.
Tgcom24 17 March 17, 2018 01:31 A senior prelate from Krakow during the homily said he could pray for the death of
Pope Francis, saying that the Pope with his teaching "is moving away from Jesus". This is Don Edward Staniek, 77, ordained priest in 1965 by then Monsignor Karol Wojtyla, who later became rector of the seminary at the time of the Polish pope (1993-2001). The words were spoken during the homily of February 25th.
- The Revd Prof Edward Staniek prays that the Holy Ghost may yet help the pontiff return to orthodoxy, but if not - then 'a quick departure for the house of the Father'.
Matthew 26:24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”
St Thomas Aquinas: In heretics, two aspects must be considered: one, on their part; another, on the part of the Church.
On their part, there is in fact sin for which they deserved not only the separation of the Church by excommunication, but also the exclusion of the world with death.
After a first and second correction, you must shun the heretic, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned ( Cf. Tit., 3, 10-11)
On the contrary, The Apostle says (Titus 3:10,11): “A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid: knowing that he, that is such an one, is subverted.”
I answer that, With regard to heretics two points must be observed: one, on their own side; the other, on the side of the Church. On their own side there is the sin, whereby they deserve not only to be separated from the Church by excommunication, but also to be severed from the world by death. For it is a much graver matter to corrupt the faith which quickens the soul, than to forge money, which supports temporal life. Wherefore if forgers of money and other evil-doers are forthwith condemned to death by the secular authority, much more reason is there for heretics, as soon as they are convicted of heresy, to be not only excommunicated but even put to death.
On the part of the Church, however, there is mercy which looks to the conversion of the wanderer, wherefore she condemns not at once, but “after the first and second admonition,” as the Apostle directs: after that, if he is yet stubborn, the Church no longer hoping for his conversion, looks to the salvation of others, by excommunicating him and separating him from the Church, and furthermore delivers him to the secular tribunal to be exterminated thereby from the world by death. For Jerome commenting on
Gal. 5:9, “A little leaven,” says: “Cut off the decayed flesh, expel the mangy sheep from the fold, lest the whole house, the whole paste, the whole body, the whole flock, burn, perish, rot, die. Arius was but one spark in Alexandria, but as that spark was not at once put out, the whole earth was laid waste by its flame.”
King David appealed to God as Judge asking him to free him from his enemies after having prayed for them and seeing that instead of paying him well they paid him bad and they had stubbornly insisted on his malice then he asks God for the extermination of the evil ones.