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The Saint Robert Bellarmine Quotes

Saint Robert Bellarmine: “The Pope is the Teacher and Shepherd of the whole Church, thus, the whole Church is so bound to hear and follow him that if he would err, the whole Church would err.” 1 “Now our adversaries … Continue reading

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Bellarmine, Taylor Marshall, and Ryan Grant on Papal Faith

First, a review of what Bellarmine says. In the book On the Roman Pontiff, book 2, chapter 30, Saint Robert Bellarmine considers a proposition called “the tenth argument”. “The tenth argument. A Pope can be judged and deposed by the … Continue reading

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What Bellarmine Really Said on Heretical Popes

In a recent article, Bishop Schneider makes a false claim about Bellarmine: St. Robert Bellarmine’s opinion is that “a pope who is a manifest heretic, ceases in himself to be Pope and head, just as he ceases in himself to … Continue reading

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Bellarmine on Papal Error

Ryan Grant has translated and published a booklet excerpted from Saint Robert Bellarmine’s larger work on the papacy. The title of this brief book is: “Papal Error?: A Defense of Popes said to have Erred in Faith” The book offers … Continue reading

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What Saint Bellarmine really said about Popes and Heresy

In the book The Ecumenical Council and the Infallibility of the Roman Pontiff, Cardinal Henry Edward Manning (1808–1892) explains the position of Doctor of the Church, Saint Robert Bellarmine on Popes and heresy. Bellarmine discusses four possible positions on the … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput Defends EWTN Instead of the Pope

In his First Things article A Little Wisdom From Bernard, archbishop emeritus Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap. defends EWTN and attacks the Roman Pontiff, while pretending that this is wisdom from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. The article begins: “Bernard of … Continue reading

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The Pope Can Never Teach or Commit Heresy

The teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior, have been authoritatively interpreted by the Magisterium of the Church founded by our Lord on Peter as on a Rock, to mean that Peter and his successors, that … Continue reading

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Archbishop Carlo M. Vigano Has Lost All Jurisdiction (part 1)

In 2018, in an open letter, Cardinal Ouellet (Prefect of the Congregation of the Bishops), with permission of the Roman Pontiff, replied publicly to accusations made by archbishop emeritus Carlo M. Vigano. One important point of the letter is this … Continue reading

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Could Vatican II have Erred on Faith or Morals?

There are two possible faithful positions on the question as to whether Vatican II could have erred on faith or morals: 1. No errors are possible in any teaching on faith or morals of an Ecumenical Council, so Vatican II … Continue reading

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Have the Opponents of Pope Francis Capitulated?

When Pope Francis was elected, there was skepticism and concern. Then this progressed to accusations of confusion and ambiguity. Then there were worse accusations, accusing the Pope of undermining doctrine and “tradition”. Public petitions and letters were issued. The Dubia … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Could Invalidate the TLM

Please note that this article is speculative, and I will submit to whatever the Magisterium decides on this question. In this suggestion, the Pope could change the requirements for validity, so a valid TLM would still be possible, but only … Continue reading

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A Critical Review of OnePeterFive: part one

Over at OnePeterFive, they are under new management. “Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.” The previous editor-in-chief, Steve Skojec, called Pope Francis “our heretical Pope” and noted that most of the attention at his own website, 1P5, … Continue reading

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