See this online text:
- “Resistance and Fidelity to the Church in Times of Crisis”, by Professor Roberto de Mattei. From a conference given in Florence, October 2, 2016. May be read online on this page of Rorate Coeli (linked to by The Parish of Blessed John henry Newman) and at The Poor Knights of Christ in Ireland and the UK.
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“[I]f the faith were endangered, a subject ought to rebuke his prelate even publicly. Hence Paul, who was Peter’s subject, rebuked him in public, on account of the imminent danger of scandal concerning faith, and, as the gloss of Augustine says on Galatians 2:11, Peter gave an example to superiors, that if at any time they should happen to stray from the straight path, they should not disdain to be reproved by their subjects…
“[W]hen a man reproves his prelate charitably, it does not follow that he thinks himself any better, but merely that he offers his help to one who, being in the higher position among you, is therefore in greater danger, as Augustine observes….” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, 2a 2ae, q.33, a.4 ad 2-3, cited by Dave Armstrong)