[NOTE: The following excerpt explaining the absolute
importance and necessity of jurisdiction from a (TRUE) POPE,
is from the scholarly work: "Supplied Jurisdiction According To Canon 209, An Historical Synopsis And Commentary",
By Fr. Francis Sigismund Miaskiewicz,
J.C.L., Article II. The Supplying of Jurisdiction, pp. 21-22, 1940, Imprimatur]
"To protect the faithful against deception and to assure them of competent and worthy ministers,
has ever insisted, and still does insist, that those who are to minister unto the faithful in
the name of Christ and of the Church, must
first receive the approval and authorization necessary."
(Fr. Miaskiewicz on the Church's wisdom requiring Her ministers to FIRST have
jurisdiction to act.)
"In virtue of Christ's commission the plenitude of ecclesiastical jurisdictional
power lies in the hands of the Church. This power ... implies action and direction, be it legislative, judicial or coercive. It comprises the public power in virtue of which the Church is assigned the task of leading men back to God. With all this power at her command, the Church is left to her resources to marshal that power in whatever way may best serve her in attaining
her one purpose on earth: the common salvation of mankind. Thus, speaking in the realm of possibility, one can readily admit that the Church could have granted vaster powers of jurisdiction to
each and every priest, or she might have limited the number of acts demanding special power and authorization for their valid performance.