List of anti-Francis documents

I’m trying to make a list of anti-Francis documents (like the filial correction) and books. If you would like to help, just add one, two, or three entries for the list in a comment. I don’t want any one person to take the time to make an exhaustive list, and I’m too busy myself right now to do it.

My intention is to write a commentary on each.

(1) November 21, 2016 – The Misuse of Amoris Laetitia to Support Errors against the Catholic Faith (PDF) – authored by John Finnis and Germain Grisez

(2) July 16, 2017 – Filial correction for the propagation of heresies (website) – signed by Dr. Gerard J. M. van den Aardweg; Fr Claude Barthe; Philip M. Beattie; et al.

(3) July 31, 2017 – Father Weinandy’s Letter to the Roman Pontiff – NCRegister, full text) – authored by Thomas G. Weinandy, O.F.M., Cap.

(4) February 26, 2018 – Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock (book) – authored by Philip F. Lawler

(5) April 23, 2018 – The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy (book) – authored by Marcantonio Colonna (pen name Henry Sire)

(6) August 15, 2018 – An Appeal to the Cardinals of the Catholic Church ( – signed by Hadley Arkes, Amherst College; Joseph Bessette, Claremont McKenna College; Patrick Brennan, Villanova University; et al. (signatories in alphabetical order)

(7) November 5, 2018 – The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful . . . and What Can Be Done About It (book) – authored by Philip F. Lawler

(8) Easter Week, 2019 [week of Sunday April 21, 2019] – Open letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church ( – signed by Georges Buscemi; Robert Cassidy STL; Fr. Thomas Crean; et al.

(9) May 31, 2019 – Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within (book) – authored by Taylor Marshall

(10) May 31, 2019 – Declaration of the truths relating to some of the most common errors in the life of the Church of our time (PDF) – signed by Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke; Cardinal Janis Pujats; Archbishop Tomash Peta; Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga; Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

(11) November 9, 2019 – Contra Recentia Sacrilegia Protest against Pope Francis’s sacrilegious acts (website) – signed by Dr Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg, The Netherlands; Dr Robert Adams, medical physician in Emergency & Family Medicine; Donna F. Bethell, J.D.; Tom Bethell, senior editor of The American Spectator and book author; et al.



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7 Responses to List of anti-Francis documents

  1. MP says:

    If you wanted to, you could probably add some entire websites to this list. OnePeterFive, perhaps?

  2. Ron Conte says:

    I’m looking mainly for public documents that they ask people to sign.

  3. Robert Fastiggi says:

    Dear Ron,

    Here are some possible documents:

    Professors Finnis and Grisez on Amoris Laetitia:

    Click to access OW-MisuseAL.pdf

    The letter by Fr. Weinandy:

    A group of Catholics writing to the cardinals asking them to corrct Pope Francis on his teaching about capital punishment.

    The appeal by Finnis and Grisez is at least civil and respectful.

    The letter by Fr. Weinandy suggests Pope Francis might be guilty of the sin against the Holy Spirit.

    The appeal to the cardinals against Pope Francis on the death penalty is insulting to the Holy Father because it is directed to the cardinals and not to him. It might be acceptable to ask Pope Francis in a respectful manner to address their concerns, but asking the cardinals to correct the “scandal” caused by the Roman Pontiff comes across as rash and presumptuous.

    There are also the books Henry Sire and Phil Lawler that are very anti-Pope Francis.

    These might not be what you are looking for, but I share them just in case.

    God bless,

  4. Robert Fastiggi says:

    Dear Ron,

    I think this November 2019 petition against alleged acts of idolatry by Pope Francis might be what you’re looking for:

    God bless,

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