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Open Letter to the Papal Accusers

You have accused Pope Francis of propagating heresy, of teaching material heresy, and some of you have accused him of the canonical delict of formal heresy. You have also accused Pope Francis of idolatry and of syncretism. The meaning of … Continue reading

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Correcting Bishop Athanasius Schneider on traditio instrumentorum

The Ecumenical Council of Florence taught that, for the validity of the Sacrament of holy Orders, the handing over of the traditio instrumentorum was necessary, in addition to the imposition of hands. “The sixth is the sacrament of orders. Its … Continue reading

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Is Vigano right that the Children of Light are a majority?

I was surprised to read, in the recent letter of archbishop Vigano to President Trump, assertions by Vigano that the majority of persons in the world today are children of light. “The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part … 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


Will Pope Francis Slap the Hand of the Papal Critics?

In a news story that received much more coverage than it deserved, Pope Francis slapped the hand of a woman who grabbed him. She was saying something difficult to discern. She grabbed his hand and pulled him sharply towards her. … Continue reading

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Reply to the Declaration of the Hermits (UK)

A very small group of Hermits in the U.K. ( have issued a “Declaration” (found here) against Pope Francis. They have been excommunicated (ferendae sententiae) by the local Bishop, and rightly so. They are schismatics and heretics. Here is my … Continue reading

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Is Vigano Right or Wrong on Francis?

Is the recent public statement by Carlo Maria Vigano Right or Wrong on Pope Francis? I want to begin by assuring my readers that my position on Francis has not changed. But let’s take a trip down the rabbit hole … Continue reading

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The Heretical and Scandalous Call for Reparations on December 12th

Here is the call from Cardinal Burke: “Cardinal Raymond Burke is backing a France-originated call to prayer and reparation on Dec. 12 for the Pachamama idolatry that took place at the Vatican during the Amazon Synod, saying that “diabolical forces” … Continue reading

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Questions for the Papal Accusers

A. How can Pope Francis — the successor of Peter, the Roman pontiff, the Prince of the Apostles, the true vicar of Christ, the Head of the whole Church, the father and teacher of all Christian people — be guilty … Continue reading

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The Unity of the Papal Gifts

Every Pope accepted by the body of Bishops as Roman Pontiff is valid, perpetually and irrevocably, until his death or valid resignation. Every Roman Pontiff is the successor of blessed Peter, and so he holds a world-wide primacy as the … Continue reading


Soon the Conservatives Schismatics Will Walk Out of the Church

The rhetoric against Pope Francis has been getting progressively worse. I thought things reached their peak when he was accused of formal heresy by the Open Letter. But then they went on to accuse him of apostasy, which then seemed … Continue reading

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Does Carlo Vigano believe Pope Francis is an Antipope?

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, in his latest public article (11/19/19), accuses Pope Francis of apostasy: Abp. Viganò: The World Neo-Religion Will Have Its Temple — With the Pope’s Approval. The first accusation in the article is in its title: The … Continue reading

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Response to the Protest against Idolatry part 1

The name of the document is Contra Recentia Sacrilegia (Protest against Pope Francis’s sacrilegious acts). The accusation is essentially idolatry, not merely or only the lesser but still grave offense of sacrilege. This article responds to the claims. A. Dogmatic … Continue reading

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The Papal Accusers have No Path Back to the Church

They have already accused Pope Francis of teaching heresy and even apostasy. They have utterly rejected Francis as Teacher and Shepherd, as true Roman Pontiff, along with all his teachings. When Pope Francis approves of ordained women deacons, they will … Continue reading

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Reply to a False Argument On Papal Heresy

Argument: 1. All men have free will. 2. The individual elected to the papacy is a man and remains a man even after ascending to his office. 3. Therefore the pope has free will. 4. Heresy is an act of … Continue reading

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Why The Papal Accusers Can’t Be Right

1. They say Pope Francis taught material heresy and other grave errors on doctrine and discipline. This claim is itself heresy as it contradicts the dogma that the Pope has immunity from error. See the Teachings here. 2. They say … Continue reading

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This Simple Faithful Defense of Pope Francis

1. The Indefectibility of the Church It is a dogma of the faith that the Church is indefectible. Any proposal or claim or narrative which contradicts this dogma is certainly false. It does not matter what the claim is, nor … Continue reading


Summary of Reasons for Trusting Pope Francis

1. As per Saint Robert Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church, even if a conclave were invalid in electing a putative Pope, he becomes the validly elected Roman Pontiff when he is accepted by the body of Bishops as Roman Pontiff. … Continue reading


They sin gravely who insult the Pope

Is an insult only a venial sin? Often it would be. But if the insult is said to anyone with malice, it is an actual mortal sin, no matter how slightly worded. Malice is always objectively grave, as it is … Continue reading

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Can the Church be subject to Infiltration by Satan? No!

The premise of the book Infiltration by Taylor Marshall is that the gates of Hell have prevailed against the Church, in doctrine and discipline, since the pontificate of Pope Pius XII, through the Second Vatican Council, and most fully in … Continue reading

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