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Today is the Feast of St. Antoninus, O.P. (1389-1459), and he lived at the same time as St. Vincent Ferrer, the sedevacantist saint.

St. Antoninus was the Bishop of Florence, Italy. When he died, Pope Pius II conducted his funeral. His body can still be seen in a glass reliquary.

The First Vatican Council quotes this great Dominican on the issue of a pope who becomes a heretic, which is, in my opinion, the best, clearest, and simplest explanation by anyone. St. Antoninus, O.P. (1389-1459) declared, “In the case in which the pope would become a heretic, he would find himself, by that fact alone and without any other sentence, separated from the Church. A head separated from a body cannot, as long as it remains separated, be head of the same body from which it was cut off. ‘A pope who would be separated from the Church by heresy, therefore, would by that very fact itself cease to be head of the Church.  He could not be a heretic and remain pope, because, since he is outside of the Church, he cannot possess the keys of the Church.’”  (Summa Theologica cited in Actes de Vatican I. V. Frond pub.)

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