Interesting stuff said by all.
The teaching is not carte blanche (sp?) to do whatever you want after "serious thinking", which is how I think most people want to interpret it.
So, what would you say the teaching is, if not this (and maybe some serious prayer thrown in with the serious thinking)? Suffice it to say, I know my RC friend believes this bit that I quoted from Mor *is* the teaching.
And also, am I right in guessing that nothing like this exists in thr Orthodox Church? I mean, the only situation that remotely resembles this might be when the collective Church rises up against corruption or heresy in its heirarchs, as has happened in history, but then I would say that it is the people who constitute the Church, not the heirarch in question, and so there is no issue. Plus, it is the difference between *individual* conscience and the *collective* conscience of the whole Church, which is a very important distinction to make, IMO.