Alert! I have received a Warning from Robert Siscoe. RadTrad Thomist is Coming Up in the World!
Here is Robert Siscoe's Warning to Me and My blunt Response:
Warning to Peter Chojnowski
You need to retract the following false statement that you just posted on your website: "If what Salza and Siscoe say is true concerning the need for specific ecclesiastical judgment in order [to] have someone ACTUALLY DEFECT FROM THE Catholic Church…"
We have never said that "a specific ecclesiastical judgment" is require for someone to "actually defect from the Catholic Church." This is one more lie Fr.Kramer has been spreading online. Did you read Part I of our reply? Fr. Kramer's entire argument against us is full of lies.
In the future, if you think we hold an erroneous position, ask us directly before posting it online. And if you are wise, you won't believe anything Fr. Kramer says.
I can paraphrase the essence of your argument in any way that I choose on my own blog. If readers wanted to read your actual text and your arguments against Fr. Kramer, I provided the actual link —— given to me by Fr. Kramer —— to your own site. I don’t believe that any one is arguing about whether a “Catholic” who goes to the Jehovah Witnesses Hall and is not formally condemned by the Church has nevertheless defected. This is insignificant for the entire discussion you have been having on the question of how public heresy separates one from the Catholic Church without need for any kind of canonical judgment. You and Attorney Salza say that you need such a judgment since simply public and notorious heresy —— in your very novel turn of mind — does not necessarily separate one from the Church. If this is not what you are ultimately arguing THAN WHAT ARE YOU ARGUING? My summary of your position is not Fr. Kramer's, it is mine. He is taking you apart in a technical and systematic way. I am simply summarizing your position for my readers.
Knowing Fr. Kramer, as we both know him, your statement that we should not believe ANYTHING that he says, as if he has not cited innumerable theological texts to justify his simple and Catholic position that a public heretic cannot be in the Church or even a Christian, is strange and indicates a certain “battle fatigue.” To tell you the truth, I have never, in all the controversies that I have been involved in over the past 20 years ever received a note headed “Warning to Peter Chojnowski.” That’s just creepy.
Yours, Peter E. Chojnowski, Ph.D. (Fordham, 1993).