Skip to comments.Bishop of Sacramento Excommunicates Priest Who Does Not Accept Pope Francis
Posted on 08/07/2020 8:10:45 PM PDT by ebb tide
In a letter of August 7, 2020, Bishop Jaime Soto of the Diocese of Sacramento has announced that Fr. Jeremy Leatherby has placed himself and others in a state of schism with the Roman Catholic Church [and] incurred a latae sententiae excommunication for having instructed [the faithful] against the legitimacy of His Holiness, Pope Francis. Furthermore, Bishop Soto condemns Leatherby for having substituted the Holy Fathers name with the name of his predecessor, and omitted my name in the Eucharistic Prayer of the Mass.
Beginning in March 2020, during the coronavirus ban on the Mass that was imposed by Bishop Soto and every bishop of the United States, Leatherby had been offering Masses each week for over 300 people in private homes. In a public statement To the Priests and Faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento and beyond issued on August 6, 2020, Leatherby explained his reasons for bringing the Sacraments to the faithful over the course of Lent and Easter 2020:
In a state of emergency, even laicized or former priests can, and perhaps even are morally obliged to, offer the sacraments for the faithful. During this pandemic, I couldnt permit them to go without the foundational source of all healing, grace and salvation, [the Holy Eucharist]. At first, I brought the Sacred Hosts that I consecrated in private Masses to one home after another. Soon, it was all day, every Sunday, driving all over town to bring people the Bread of Life. Finally, in order to provide for everyone, I had to celebrate public/private Masses in homes. Ultimately, 350 people a weekend were attending. However, I have celebrated [these Masses] in union with Pope Benedict, not with Pope Francis. Many who have joined me hold, like I do, that Benedict remains the one true Pope.
Bishop Soto contacted Leatherby by phone and letter earlier this summer, but Leatherby did not reply. In a private letter sent to Leatherby on August 3, 2020, Soto warned the priest: Your actions have placed you and others in grave moral danger. Listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd, in whose name I speak with fraternal solicitude. In addition to calling Leatherby to repent and cease any sacramental ministry, Sotos August 3 letter also ordered him: You must assume a life of prayer and penance under my direction.
In his statement, Leatherby acknowledges that the sentence of excommunication is consistent with my relationship with Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis), with whom I cannot morally, spiritually or intellectually, in good conscience, align myself. Leatherby names Bergoglios idolatry, syncretism, and violation of the Churchs constant tradition about sacramental reception as reasons he is unable to consider myself in ecclesial communion with him. Leatherby also succinctly explains the reason he still considers Benedict XVI to be the one true pope:
Further, and more importantly, I find it indefensible to hold that Pope Benedicts declaratio of 2013 fulfills the requirements for a valid act of resignation from the papacy, according to canon law; thus, I continue to regard Benedict as retaining the Office of Peter, as mysterious as that might be.
and so it begins....agree or be gone....lets hope more and more don’t agree...
“incurred a latae sententiae excommunication”
No, he didn’t. Bishop of Sacramento is delusional.
Better to be loyal to Jesus than to a corrupt so-called Pope.
Do I get excommunicated if I dont accept pope Francis?
Written on your ‘about’ page:
“Someone else is using this account. I haven’t been logged in since about June, 1995. —steve86 “acerbic by nature, not nurture”
Well i think that is very clear, dont you?
If they do it to one of the priests, ....
I think he meant Pope Fauci? ...the retarded.
There is no pope. The papacy is currently occupied by poop.
Tell the new guy to change the password or something.
Blessings on the priest. How many will stand up for the Church against this Pagan?
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Well, I am loyal to the faith and beliefs of the Catholic Church — along with Jesus — and obedient to valid popes, not ones elected under strange and suspicious circumstances who themselves seem to have incurred excommunication.
Leatherby's a genuine Christian.
I think he meant Pope Fauci? ...the retarded.
Francis took over in a coup detat. That makes him a usurper, it seems to me.
Francisbishop to the core.
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