John XXII…

…judges Francis’ idea on conversion of the papacy

  • Those who claim that the Pope has no more authority than other bishops are enemies of the Catholic faith, heretics or heretical and erroneous

[Condemned doctrine] That blessed Peter the Apostle had no more authority than the other Apostles had nor was he the head of the other apostles. Likewise that God did not send forth any head of the Church, nor did He make anyone His vicar. […] That all priests, whether the pope or archbishop or a simple priest, are by the institution of Christ equal in authority and jurisdiction. […] We declare by sentence the above mentioned articles…to be contrary to Sacred Scripture and enemies of the Catholic faith, heretics, or heretical and erroneous. (Denzinger-Hünermann 942, 944, 946)

For a complete study on the Primacy of the Sucessor of Saint Peter, see: the first Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of Christ published in the Fourth Session of the First Vatican Council (18 Jul 1870), Pastor Æternus

And also: The document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Considerations on the Primacy of the Successor of Peter in the mystery of the Church . L’Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English, 18 November 1998, page 5-6.

…judges Francis’ idea on selling off churches to feed the poor

  • Jesus Christ and his Apostles had earthly possessions

Since among some learned men it often happens that doubt is again raised as to whether should be branded as heretical to affirm persistently that our Redeemer and Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles did not possess anything either in particular or even in common, even though there are different and adverse opinions on that question, we, in a desire to put an end to this controversy, declare on the advice of our brethren by this perpetual edict that a persistent assertion of this kind shall henceforth be branded as erroneous and heretical, since it expressly contradicts Sacred Scripture, which in many passages asserts that they did have some possessions; and since with regard to the aforementioned it openly submits that Sacred Scripture itself, by which surely the articles of orthodox faith are approved, contains a ferment of falsehood and consequently, in so far as in it lies, completely voiding the faith of Scripture it renders the Catholic faith, by destroying its approval, doubtful and uncertain. (Denzinger-Hünermann 930. John XXII. From the edict Cum inter nonnullos, November 12, 1323)

…judges Francis’ words in his first appearance

  • Condemned: the affirmation that Peter had no more authority than the other Apostles

That blessed Peter the Apostle had no more authority than the other Apostles had nor was he the head of the other apostles. Likewise that God did not send forth any head of the Church, nor did He make anyone His vicar. […] That all priests, whether the pope or archbishop or a simple priest, are by the institution of Christ equal in authority and jurisdiction. […] We declare by sentence the above mentioned articles…..to be contrary to Sacred Scripture and enemies of the Catholic faith, heretics, or heretical and erroneous. (Denzinger-Hünermann 942.944.946. John XXII, Constitution Licet iuxta doctrinam, October 23, 1327)

…judges Francis’ idea on the essence of divinity

  • Pantheistic ideas of Eckhart condemned by the Church: we are transformed entirely in God, and are changed into Him

[Condemned Error:] We are transformed entirely in God, and we are changed into Him; in a similar manner as in the sacrament the bread is changed into the body of Christ; so I am changed into Him because He Himself makes me to be one with Him, not like (to Him); through the living God it is true that there is no distinction there. (Denzinger-Hünermann 960. Error of Eckhart condemned by John XXII in the Constitution In agro dominico, March 27, 1329)

…judges Francis’ idea on the flesh of Christ and poverty as a theological category

  • Erroneous and heretical: to declare that Jesus Christ and His apostles did not possess anything either in particular or even in common

Since among some learned men it often happens that doubt is again raised as to whether should be branded as heretical to affirm persistently that our Redeemer and Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles did not possess anything either in particular or even in common, even though there are different and adverse opinions on that question, we, in a desire to put an end to this controversy, declare on the advice of our brethren by this perpetual edict that a persistent assertion of this kind shall henceforth be branded as erroneous and heretical, since it expressly contradicts Sacred Scripture, which in many passages asserts that they did have some possessions; and since with regard to the aforementioned it openly submits that Sacred Scripture itself, by which surely the articles of orthodox faith are approved, contains a ferment of falsehood and consequently, in so far as in it lies, completely voiding the faith of Scripture it renders the Catholic faith, by destroying its approval, doubtful and uncertain. (Denzinger-Hünermann 930. John XXII, Edict Cum inter nonnullos, November 13, 1323)

…judges Francis’ idea of the Roman Curia

  • Primacy that must be revered

As a report worthy of faith holds, the sons of the above mentioned rashness and impiety have been driven to this weakness of mind, that they think impiously in opposition to the most renowned and salutary truth of the Christian faith; they contemn the sacraments of the Church which should be venerated, and in an attack of blind fury they who should be crushed by it, press against the glorious primacy of the Roman Church, saying that it ought to be overthrown by all nations. (Denzinger-Hünermann 910. John XXII, Consititution Gloriosam Ecclesiam, January 23, 1308)

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