....whether as a layman or a prelate , when one has NO authority to do so, and spread that "belief" to others on a public platform is not only erroneous, it is evil.
The simple pewsitter whose faith is soundly based on the Catechism readily sees the openess to heresies spawned by Vat. II and propagated in the New Catechism. A new catechism - a new faith that is spreading its poison on the first and final hope promised by Our Lady of Fatima that Russia will be consecrated. On the basis of the faith of all ages, we know that the Chair of Peter is occupied by the Pope who will fulfil our Lady's request. It is indeed evil to cease praying for the Pope then to deliberately spread that evil causing others to cease praying for him when our Lady told the children to pray for the Pope. If we stop praying for the Pope then we deliberately insult our Blessed Mother. Losing hope in our Lady's promise and solution is equl to losing one's faith entirely. How serious is it then to be the cause of the loss of souls by dismissing the message of Fatima which the Church has sanctified with its very own feastday?....Cannot a sedevacantist agree with any kind of compassion that to say if one is a "heretic', that in itself, is casting a very grave judgment on another person; it dams them to hell without a conversion. Isn't it then also very grave to judge any other individual without all of the evidence that forms the statement/s of that person of why they said it? Certainly, one can say something because one is ill informed; which is widespread today through error and propaganda.....
Read more: What is a Dogmatic-Sedevacantist?
Man's judgement has no power. One only has the power to judge a soul enlightening it with divine grace or condemning it. That IS power. It is the only power for judging souls definitively. If God has forgiven who can condemn? If God has condemned then who can forgive? When man judges he gives a personal opinion full stop. The Catholic faith is not personal. It is universal comprising a vast family of souls whose prayers circulate to benefit the whole. It is a body - the Mystical Body of Christ * - where His precious blood flows to each member, between the members themselves and the saints/ martyrs. The same precious Blood flows throughout the veins of every martyr and saint uniting the living with those already in heaven. Catholics pray as the Church prays. Countless prayers and sacrifices have been said by others, namely martyrs and saints for the salvation of my soul and the soul of every Catholic; for the souls of the unconverted ; the souls of heretics; the souls of all the living. A Catholic unites his prayer in union with Christ to the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit - otherwise it is not a prayer. It might be a wish or a hope, but if it is not made by a worshipper in spirit and in truth then it is not Catholic.
A Catholic cannot have a private opinion about the faith...it is not his to have a private opinion about. If he claims to have one then he is abrogating to himself an authority that belongs to God alone. If he has fooled himself into believing that as a member of the Church he can have a private opinion at variance with Church law then he denies the truth. And the Truth is a Person. If his eloquence is such that he can convince others they can have their own personal opinions then how is he not scandalising innocent souls who have not the intellectual power to dispute with him? Worse, those influenced by him become lost and endanger their gift of faith if they take on his personal opinion equating it with the truth.
One waits with baited breath for personal opinionists to reveal to us lesser mortals when and by whom it becomes occupied. Equipped to declare the Chair of Peter vacant only they can tell us when and by whom it becomes occupied again by one of their choosing....that is if they agree! They would probably have to meet in secret first to elect a Pope by casting lots.
Never follow a personal opinion about the Catholic faith. The conciliar Popes took their eyes off Christ and followed disseminators of private opinions when they sanctified the writings of various theologians as having the last word even when it contradicted doctrines/practices already laid down. Pick your smorgasboard theologian and stick to him. Ignore doctrines laid down by Truth itself and canonised in past Councils to be dogmatic - without error. Having chosen to deviate from the truth they have chosen to dialogue with the devil himself, then include innocent souls in the dialogue
 - we shall find nothing more noble, more sublime, or more divine than the expression "the Mystical Body of Christ" - an expression which springs from and is, as it were, the fair flowering of the repeated teaching of the Sacred Scriptures and the Holy Fathers.
14. That the Church is a body is frequently asserted in the Sacred Scriptures. "Christ," says the Apostle, "is the Head of the Body of the Church." If the Church is a body, it must be an unbroken unity, according to those words of Paul: "Though many we are one body in Christ." But it is not enough that the Body of the Church should be an unbroken unity; it must also be something definite and perceptible to the senses as Our predecessor of happy memory, Leo XIII, in his Encyclical Satis Cognitum asserts: "the Church is visible because she is a body. Hence they err in a matter of divine truth, who imagine the Church to be invisible, intangible, a something merely "pneumatological" as they say, by which many Christian communities, though they differ from each other in their profession of faith, are untied by an invisible bond.
15. But a body calls also for a multiplicity of members, which are linked together in such a way as to help one another. And as in the body when one member suffers, all the other members share its pain, and the healthy members come to the assistance of the ailing, so in the Church the individual members do not live for themselves alone, but also help their fellows, and all work in mutual collaboration for the common comfort and for the more perfect building up of the whole Body.
16. Again, as in nature a body is not formed by any haphazard grouping of members but must be constituted of organs, that is of members, that have not the same function and are arranged in due order; so for this reason above all the Church is called a body, that it is constituted by the coalescence of structurally untied parts, and that it has a variety of members reciprocally dependent. It is thus the Apostle describes the Church when he writes: "As in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office: so we being many are one body in Christ, and everyone members one of another."
Extract : Mystici Corporis Christi