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Pope Francis, Saint Bellarmine, and the Two Privileges of Peter

Ah, how the opponents of Pope Francis love Bellarmine! They like his hypothetical consideration of what would happen if a Pope were a manifest heretic. But Bellarmine did not believe any Pope had ever or could ever teach or commit … Continue reading

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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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On the validity of Popes and Ecumenical Councils

Pope Francis is the Valid Roman Pontiff Pope Francis was elected the Roman Pontiff, Vicar of Christ, after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, in a conclave of Cardinals which is not disputed by the body of Bishops. Then, too, … Continue reading

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LifeSiteNews asks “Is Pope Francis Catholic?”

In an opinion piece published 29 July 2022 on LifeSiteNews, author Claude Beard (possibly a pseudonym) asks “Is Pope Francis Catholic?” And then he answers, at the end of his article: “it is clear that Francis does not profess the … Continue reading

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The Second Set of Four Charisms: Indefectibility (5, 6)

The 12 papal charisms are divided into three sets of four charisms each: — Authority — 1. The Pope has supreme authority over the one holy catholic and apostolic Church. 2. The Pope has supreme authority over the body of … Continue reading

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The Twelve Papal Charisms

The 12 papal charisms are organized into three related sets of four charisms each: authority, indefectibility, unity. — Authority — 1. The Pope has supreme authority over the one holy catholic and apostolic Church. 2. The Pope has supreme authority … Continue reading

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Restorationism is just a form of Sedevacantism

Sedevacantists accuse the recent Popes of heresy, and so reject them as invalid popes or antipopes. Restorationists accuse the recent Popes of heresy, claim to accept them as valid popes, but in word and deed reject them just as if … Continue reading

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Supreme Papal Authority is the Ancient Constant Teaching of the Church

Part One — What the First Vatican Council taught on the supreme authority of the Roman Pontiff was nothing new, but only a clear and definitive expression of the ancient and constant teaching of the Church. Vatican I did not … Continue reading

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