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Is the Pope changing a dogma on the death penalty?

A related question is: Is the Pope is saying that the death penalty is intrinsically evil? First lets carefully read the new revised numeral (It is ‘new’ because it was previously revised by Pope St. John Paul II as well): “2267 … Continue reading

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Could Pope Francis be Wrong on the Death Penalty?

Pope Francis recently ordered a change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the subject of the death penalty. Formerly, the text read as follows: “Assuming that the guilty party’s identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Death Penalty

Pope Francis has ordered a change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the topic of the death penalty: NC Register story. The death penalty “2267. Recourse to the death penalty on the part of legitimate authority, following a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Death Penalty

Our holy father, Pope Francis, is the current valid successor of Peter, and he has the gifts of truth and of a never-failing faith. Therefore, he can never teach or hold material heresy, neither as a personal opinion, nor under … Continue reading

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Intrinsic evil: slavery and the death penalty

Over at Vox Nova, David Cruz-Uribe asks two questions: 1) Does the Church now teach that slavery is an intrinsic evil? 2) Should the Church teach that the death penalty is an intrinsic evil? These types of questions treat the … Continue reading

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Catholic commentary on the death of Bin Laden

In this post, I review some of the comments that Catholics are expressing about the death of Usama Bin Laden, and I add my own. 1. Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., head of the Press Office of the Holy See, says: … Continue reading

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Reply to Mike Lewis on Assent to Ordinary Teachings

Mike Lewis, on his substack “Mike Lewis Extra,” wrote a post titled “Once more with feeling”, subtitled: Authentic Church teaching does not depend on how I feel about it. There are some good points in that post, but the piece … Continue reading

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OnePeterFive is not rebuilding Christendom or Catholicism

At, editor in chief Timothy Flanders continues to speak about “our editorial stance … to unite the clans to rebuild Christendom.” The original article on this editorial stance is here and the current article being discussed, The Post-Liberal Conversation … Continue reading

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How To Retain The Traditional Latin Mass

Why Traditionis Custodes? Pope Francis, in Traditionis Custodes, has stated his plan to make the Novus Ordo Mass the sole form of the Mass for the Latin Rite of the Church. But his reasons for doing so are also clear, … Continue reading

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On Communion for Pro-abortion Politicians, Heretics, and Schismatics

The Roman Pontiff has the full authority given by Christ to Peter and his successors. He does not have that authority only when the faithful or the Bishops are in agreement with him, but rather at all times unconditionally. That … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: The Ten Commandments Are Not Absolutes

As usual, Pope Francis said something insightful and clearly true, and his opponents turned it into an implicit accusation of heresy. I have not seen anyone say “heresy” on this particular point, but if their accusations were true, heresy is … Continue reading

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Response to: “Let’s Clear The Air”

Here’s the link to OnePeterFive and the article: “Let’s Clear The Air”. The topic is a set of three articles by Steve Skojec, editor and founder of OnePeterFive on his personal struggles with the Catholic Faith and the Pontificate of … Continue reading

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