Above is a clip from a video put out by Michael Matt from Remnant Newspaper in which he denounces the Amazon Synod and as you can see from this clip, he completely renounces and rejects Pope Francis, actually demanding that Pope Francis "get the hell out of our church."
The above video is an active act of schism according to Canon Law 751:
Can. 751 Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith; apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith; schism is the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him.
Neither Michael Matt nor any other person on earth has the authority to push the Pope out of the Catholic Church. The Church is founded on the Pope. Jesus Christ said specifically to Peter, and to Peter alone:
And I tell you that you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Mat. 16:18-19Pushing the pope out of the Church is like destroying the foundation of a building in order to make it stronger. The only result you will get is the complete destruction of the building.
Peter is the earthly foundation of the Catholic Church. If a Catholic separates himself from Peter, he is no longer a part of the Catholic Church. If you do not recognize Peter as the earthly head of the Church, then you are not Catholic. If you're not with Peter, you're not with the Church. Where Peter is, there is the Church.
To quote St. Cyprian:
How can anyone think he keeps the faith, if he breaks the unity of the Church? The blessed Apostle Paul teaches the same sacrament of unity: “There is one body and one spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God? ” [Eph. 4:4] Do they who fight and resist the Church believe that they are in the Church?And from St. Jerome:
I follow no leader but Christ and join in communion with none but your blessedness [Pope Damasus I], that is, with the chair of Peter. I know that this is the rock on which the Church has been built. Whoever eats the Lamb outside this house is profane. Anyone who is not in the ark of Noah will perish when the flood prevailsMany rad trads try to get around this problem of rejecting the Pope by claiming Pope Francis is not legitimate. Michael Matt can't use this pathetic excuse for his actions. He doesn't make even a pretense that he doesn't recognize Pope Francis as the legitimate Vicar of Christ. Matt actually calls Pope Francis by the title, "Holy Father" as he denounces him.
From the video:
We say to you, Holy Father . . . for God's sake, pack up your pagan goodies, and you and your globalist pals, get the literal hell out of our church. Because we've had enough.By standing in open defiance and opposition to the Vicar of Christ, Michael Matt, and anyone who stands with him, is in a state of schism and automatic excommunication according to both Canon Law and Matthew 16:18-19. If Michael Matt and his "pals" do not repent, they will be damned to the fires of hell for all eternity.
It is that serious.