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Tacit Resignation: The Incompatibility Between Heresy and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction


Today is the glorious Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel. Last week the Editor of TCW continued in his effort, to protect the True faithful, from a (fully documented) notorious and (1.) pertinacious - publicly manifest *heretic, clergyman - named Fr. Khoat Van Tran (A.K.A. "Bishop" Tran). 


*"Moreover, we determine to subject to excommunication believers who receive, defend,
or support heretics. ... If anyone refuses to avoid such accomplices after they HAVE BEEN
ostracized by the Church, let them also be excommunicated."
(Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, 1215 A.D.)


On Sept 24th, 2019, TCW posted a much read article, "Tran Says There's 1.5 B Catholics - Pushes Commie Revolt", which showed, just a few of the numerous heresies/errors in Tran's reprobate book, "Catholic Manifesto", that he officially published on June 29th, 2019, Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul.  


Here is one excerpt *(belowfrom his anti-Catholic Manifesto, where the commie provides a false teaching - on the Kingdom of God now/and always on earth (The Roman Catholic Church), which was founded on the Rock of Peter, close to 2,000 years ago. And also where he blasphemously dares to claim ! that the Perfect Spotless Bride of Christ, The Church, has "officially" been unfaithful to Her Spouse, Our Blessed Lord:


 (1.)  The renowned French Theologian Tanquerey (1854–1932) states: “For pertinacity to exist it is not necessary for the person to be warned several times and persevere in his obstinacy for a long time, but it suffices for him to deny, consciously and voluntarily [sciens et volens] his assent to a truth proposed in a sufficient way, whether he does so out of pride, from the pleasure of contradicting, or from any other cause."


*(Catholic Manifesto, Part 2, p. 32):


6. "I have some reasons to justify that to build the Kingdom of God on Earth is, indeed, feasible. Jesus wants to transfer this job to those who trust in Him and are willing to give Him their hands.


After Christ commissioned the Catholic Church to build the Kingdom of God on Earth, and then the Catholic Church officially denies Christ's order, what do you think?


I do not know what you think, but I think that this is a disaster. ... "


Tran, you're much worse than a disaster! You publicly manifested heresy in your vile lie (quote from the book you are selling) above, by denying the Catholic doctrine, concerning one of the three attributes of the Church, Her Indefectibility.


This basic, sacred teaching, is in every grade-school Catechism. And you claim to be an Apostle of Christ?!?..a Bishop... from what specific diocese? Prove it. Holy Mother Church allows/wants Her children to ask for the proper documentation, on the background/validy of the orders, of the clergy that serve them, BEFORE THEY RECEIVE SACRAMENTS FROM THEM. IT IS A RIGHT. Put up or shut up! Also repent and "get schooled":




Q. 543. What do you mean by the indefectibility of the Church?


A. By the indefectibility of the Church I mean that the Church, as Christ founded it, will last till the end of time.


Q. 544. What is the difference between the infallibility and indefectibility of the Church?


A. When we say the Church is infallible we mean that it can never teach error while it lasts; but when we say the Church is indefectible, we mean that it will last forever and be infallible forever; that it will always remain as Our Lord founded it and never change the doctrines He taught.


Tacit Resignation: The Incompatibility Between Heresy and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction


Canon 188 of the 1917 *Code of Canon Law, affirms that espousing heresy constitutes tacit resignation: “Any office becomes vacant upon the fact and without any declaration by tacit resignation recognized by the law itself if a cleric: …. Publicly defects from the Catholic faith.” 


*Note: Although the Code of Canon Law as such is not applicable to a pope, as he is the supreme law giver, it is important to reflect on the canonical doctrine put forth in canon 188 of the 1917 Code of Canon Law, that, through his heresy, a heretic loses his office by tacit resignation. In subscribing to heresy, the heretic excludes himself from the Church. As St. Paul states, he is “condemned by his own judgment” (Tit. 3:10–11). St. Robert Bellarmine: The Pope Manifestly a Heretic Ceases by Himself to Be Pope. If no one is above the pope, and, therefore, in a position to admonish, judge, or depose him judicially when he is pertinacious in his heresy, has Our Lord left His Church defenseless? No. Because of the very nature of the sin of heresy, the heretic expels himself from the Church. Based on this principle, Saint Robert Bellarmine affirms that the heretic pope ceases to be a member of the Church. Moreover, the great Doctor of the Church teaches that when the pope’s heresy becomes public and notorious he ceases to be the Church’s head.


According to St. Robert Bellarmine, *all the ancient Fathers teach that “manifest heretics lose immediately all jurisdiction.”


*Note: The universal testimony [teaching] of the Fathers of the Church constitutes part of the Sacred Deposit of Faith, which all Catholics are required to believe. 


Someone who has ceased being a member of the Church, because of manifest heresy, cannot enjoy any jurisdiction in it. Heresy and ecclesiastical jurisdiction are incompatible.



A Catholic who becomes a heretic is by that “very fact cut off from the Catholic Church.” His penalty of automatic excommunication is also called ipso facto excommunication or latae sententiae excommunication:


CTC: “c. 2232.1. A penalty latae sententiae, whether corrective or vindictive, binds the delinquent ipso facto [automatically] both in the external and in the internal forum...”


…A formal heretic is condemned by his own judgment and automatically sentenced and penalized by the Church law:


The Catholic Church has infallibly condemned anyone who effectively denies automatic (ipso facto) excommunications by teaching that automatic excommunications are not incurred automatically but by a competent judge:




Pope Pius VI teaches that to deny ipso facto (automatic) excommunications, is heretical.


Pope Pius VI, Errors of the Synod of Pistoia, 1794, (Condemned propositions): “47. Likewise, the proposition which teaches that it is necessary, according to the natural and divine laws, for either excommunication or for suspension, that a personal examination should precede, and that, therefore, sentences called ‘ipso facto’ have no other force than that of a serious threat without any actual effect,—false, rash, pernicious, injurious to the power of the Church, erroneous.” (D. 1547)


Hence no judgment, warning, or sentence from a competent judge is needed to excommunicate a Catholic who becomes a heretic because heretics are automatically excommunicated by the Church law.


It is not only heretical but also illogical to believe that an automatic sentence does not take place without a judgment and condemnatory or declaratory sentence from a competent judge. That would make an automatic sentence not automatic.



 Sceptrum orthodoxae fidei (The Queen of the True Faith) ora pro nobis!



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Excerpt from "An Exposition Of The Gospels, Matthew And Mark" by John MacEvilly, Archbishop of Tuam, 1887 A.D., page 129: 
Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. 
1. After the negative precept prohibiting excessive anxiety in regard to the necessaries of life, our Redeemer now proposes a positive or affirmative precept..... 
2. "Seek." He does not say, "be solicitious." For, even in reference to our spiritual wants, we should not indulge in distracting solicitude, "nihil soliciti sitis," etc. (St. Paul, Phil, IV)

For Those who Cannot Go to Confession
Act of ContritionO my God! I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee; and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all good, and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.

"The reception of the Sacrament of Penance is a divine precept [requirement] which concerns 
all who, after baptism, are guilty of mortal sin. It is of the strictest obligation, there being no
other means by which they can be reconciled to God. An actual or implicit wish to confess, joined
to *perfect contrition, is necessary as a necessary means for those who cannot go to confession."

(Rev. Fr. F. X. Schouppe, "A Course of Religious Instruction: Apologetic,
Dogmatic, And Moral: For The Use Of Colleges And Schools",  1879 Imp.)


Related Links:  

*How to Make a Perfect Act of Contrition

Making an Examination of Conscience

How to Baptize in Cases of Emergency

How to Assist the Dying when a Priest is not Present



  Canons of the Sacraments of Orders (DZ 966, Can. 6): “If anyone says that in the
Catholic Church a hierarchy has not been instituted by divine ordinance, which
consists of the bishops, priests, and ministers: let him be anathema [cf. n. DZ 960].”



“It follows then that the Church of Christ not only exists to-day and always, but is
also exactly the same as it was in the time of the Apostles, unless we were to say,
which God forbid, either that Christ our Lord could not effect His purpose, or that
He erred when He asserted that the gates of hell should never prevail against it.” 
-Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Mortalium Animos (English: The minds of mortals) 1928 

 Read: "The Infiltration, Usurpation, Desolation then Triumph!



Ecclesiastical Approbation
In Today's Catholic World ( carries the approbation in writing of the Holy See in exile. It faithfully adheres to the rules for Catholic Journals mandated by Leo XIII in the Apostolic Constitution Officiorum ac Munerum, January 25, 1897 - so heavily re-stressed by Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.

                    On How to Discern a Good Catholic Journal
                                                                        Fr. Felix Salvany 
  (1844 -1916 A.D.)
"The truly Catholic press is altogether Catholic, that is to say, it defends Catholic doctrine in all its principles and applications, it opposes all false teaching known as such always and entirely, opposita per diametrum, as St. Ignatius says in that golden book of his exercises. It places itself on the frontier arrayed with unceasing vigilance against error, always face to face with the enemy. It never bivouacs with the hostile forces, as the compromising press loves to do. Its opposition is definite and determined, it is not simply opposed to certain undeniable maneuvers of the foe, letting others escape its vigilance, but watches, guards, and resists at every point. It presents an unbroken front to evil everywhere... ."

-Fr. Felix Salvany, (On how to discern good Catholic Journals from bad ones)
From his Classic : "Liberalism is a Sin", Chapter 29, Page 152, Imprimatur 1899

"I have always noticed that in general ... theological errors derive from marxist pollution ... ."
-Pope Gregory XVII (Pensiero del Cardinale Giuseppe Siri tratto dalla rivista "Renovatio", VI, 1970) Note: in this piece from 1970, the hostage pope, Gregory XVII ("Siri"), carefully... reflects on the situation of the Papacy being usurped by Jewish Commie/Masonry. And provides words of hope to members of the "Church in Eclipse". Read more of the suffering Holy Father's words/warnings from Renovatio, VI at:
''I always feel that the situation of the political arena today depends so much on
the Catholic people when we have 1-2 billion people everywhere in the world."
(Rev. Khoat Van Tran, From his reprobate book, "Catholic Manifesto", Published 06/29/2019)
"Moreover, we determine to subject to excommunication believers who receive, defend, or support heretics. ... If anyone refuses to avoid such accomplices after they HAVE BEEN
ostracized by the Church, let them also be excommunicated."
(Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, 1215 A.D.) 
Note: The Faithless Vietnamese Destroyer (FVD) claims in his heretical book, "Catholic Manifesto" that there are (give or take 500,000,000) about 1,500,000,000 Catholics living now on the earth, which is even a higher false figure, than what the Black Counterfeit Church of Darkness, vainly boasts! 
True Catholics know so well, during this, The Apostasy, that the flock, is not small, but tiny. This time, now, has been prophesied as the worst persecution in the History of the One True Catholic Church (founded by the Precious Blood of Our Crucified Lord, on the Rock of St. Peter).
"Pests of this kind are... reprobated in the severest terms..." -Pope Pius IX
His Holiness, Pope Pius IX, in his famous "Letters of Gold" encyclical, Syllabus Errorum (The Syllabus of [Condemned] Errors), promulgated in 1864, Anathematized (to hell) the following:


Pests of this kind are frequently reprobated in the severest terms in the Encyclical "Qui pluribus," Nov. 9, 1846, Allocution "Quibus quantisque," April 20, 1849, Encyclical "Noscitis et nobiscum," Dec. 8, 1849, Allocution "Singulari quadam," Dec. 9, 1854, Encyclical "Quanto conficiamur," Aug. 10, 1863.


Here are some excerpts below from PKVT's reprobate book "Catholic Manifesto". He seems to be wanting to ignite a World-Wide Revolution (of the enemies of the Faith) NOW to build a Communist Utopia... (Our Lady of Fatima Protect Us!
Note: highlighting, italicizing, and underlining were added by TCW. The easy refutation of the heresies/errors in PKVT's "CM" (book excerpts below) can be found in the encyclicals of Pope Pius IX, listed in the (2nd) paragraph above, and also in the Roman Catechism (see section on "The Lord's Prayer", staring on page 444). If you have any questions on this, please contact TCW here. -ED)

(Catholic Manifesto, Part 2, pp. 24-25):
"I always feel that the situation of the political arena today depends so much on the Catholic people when we have 1-2 billion people everywhere in the world. We have a voice, and we have the power to make things happen. We also have a great duty to make the world better.  (Long Bible quote...)
Many black people in America always felt an inferiority complex until Martin Luther King rallied the big demonstration in Washington, D.C. and delivered the famous speech, “I have a Dream.” Now, we need an action more than a speech. The action of Justice is now demanded. 
2. Does any pope stand up for the human rights? Or, does any pope rally for the justice of the world? As for my memory, the Church history never reports any case like this. Instead, the Church records many pope martyrs. In the list of 38 first popes, there are 33 pope martyrs. It is good, but not perfect. It is good that St. Paul intervenes with the master, so this master forgives and relieves his slave (cf.); but it would be perfect that St. Paul rallies the slave people for the total freedom(Long Bible quote...)
Jesus puts the Politics (or search for justice, that forms the base of the kingdom) in the first place of the Our Father prayer. Scripture has it: “For I tell you, that unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 5:20). Note that Jesus puts the Religion in the third place of the Our Father prayer, following the second place of Economy. This order means that we should focus on the charity toward the people before the love of Faith, until dead for God."

(Catholic Manifesto, Part 2, p. 32):


6. I have some reasons to justify that to build the Kingdom of God on Earth is, indeed, feasible.  Jesus wants to transfer this job to those who trust in Him and are willing to give Him their hands.


After Christ commissioned the Catholic Church to build the Kingdom of God on Earth, and then the Catholic Church officially denies Christ’s order, what do you think?


I do not know what you think, but I think that this is a disaster. ... 


(Catholic Manifesto, Part 2, p. 33):


We are the Catholics who believe that Christ does want to build the Kingdom of God on Earth, and we are people to give God our hands.  How do we startIf this is a kingdom on Earth, can it be that the first requirement is to own the land?  How can we own the land?

We can own the land by someone’s donation.  We can own the land by buying the land from somebody. The land that we look for is the land having the sovereignty recognized by the United Nations organization 

(Catholic Manifesto, Part 1, p. 15):


There are many ways of doing charity, but sharing with those who are in need is a main concern of Christ.  Christ emphasizes the bodily needs and the material sustenance, which are necessary for our body.  The trespasses can be seen as the social injustices and the unequal distribution of the world's global wealth.  These injustices request their separation from us in the special context of:  "as we forgive those who trespass against us."


Therefore, the charity guides us to the new world vision well beyond the boundary of beliefs, cultures, and any differencesThe charity has no discriminationThe good Samaritan is not concerned with the background of the man in need, whether he belongs to any class, level, or any identification. No, the Samaritan just takes care of the life of the man, as he is concerned with his own life.


 (End of Excerpts)


St Michael The Archangel - Conqueror of the Rebel Angels




Michael, glorious prince, chief and champion of the heavenly host, guardian of the souls of men, conqueror of

the rebel angels, steward of the palace of God under Jesus Christ, our worthy leader, endowed with superhuman excellence and virtue, vouchsafe to free us all from every ill, who with full confidence have recourse to thee; and

by thy incomparable protection enable us to make progress every day in the faithful service of our God. Amen

("The Child's Prayer-Book: Instructions And Prayers For Catholic Children", Prayer To St Michael the Archangel, 1914 Imp.)



Related Links:

WARNING Against Reprobate Book by Bp. Tran "Fr. Khoat"

Mirari Vos: "We must fight valiantly" Against Bad Books!

More Calculated Deception by (Once Catholic) Bp. Tran

CAN. 188: Espousing Heresy Constitutes Tacit Resignation

4th Lateran Council Excommunicates Supporters of Heretics




"It is granted to few to recognize the true Church
amid the darkness of so many schisms and heresies,
and to fewer still so to love the truth which they have seen
as to fly to its embrace." -St. Robert Bellarmine



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In Today's Catholic World ( carries the approbation in writing of the Holy See in exile. It faithfully adheres to the rules for Catholic Journals mandated by Leo XIII in the Apostolic Constitution Officiorum ac Munerum, January 25, 1897 - so heavily re-stressed by Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.

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