Category Archives: Pope Francis

Pope Francis and Bishop Zanchetta

My take on this set of news stories, the latest of which is here, is that Pope Francis is acting with mercy. He has met with Bishop Zanchetta, may have heard his confession, and may consider him to be repentant … Continue reading


A Dishonest Interpretation of Pope Francis’ Words

Note that the Pope has clarified that the diversity of religions is the permissive will of God: Over at, Adrian Hau presents to his readers an extremely dishonest interpretation of the document signed by Pope Francis on the … Continue reading

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My position on Michael Voris and Church Militant

*Note: “objective mortal sin” is the grave sin itself, considered objectively, without regard to whether it is committed with full knowledge and full deliberation, and “actual mortal sin” is all three factors: grave sin, full knowledge, and full deliberation. I’m … Continue reading

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The Anti-Francis Crowd has no ground on which to stand

As time has passed during the Pontificate of Pope Francis, more and more conservative leaders have betrayed the Church by turning against the Vicar of Christ, appointed by God to lead the Church. Each valid Roman Pontiff is chosen by … Continue reading

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Are These Messages to Pedro Regis about Pope Francis?

Message 3276, June 2, 2010 “The day will come when an apparently good and just man will appear. He will deceive many people, for he will realize great prodigies. He will come from the southern hemisphere and many people will … Continue reading

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Dr. Edward Peters Heresy against the Ordinary Papal Magisterium

We are now in the second day after esteemed canon lawyer Ed Peters publicly issued an heretical and schismatic proclamation. The heresy is his claim that no Pope can teach under the ordinary magisterium, which requires only religious assent from … Continue reading


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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Eschatology and the Rebellion against Pope Francis

My opinion is that the first part of the tribulation is very near. We are at the threshold of the end times. But the end of the end times is hundreds of years in the future. Here is the outline … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: God made you like that

News report: Gay Man Says Pope Francis Told Him, ‘God Made You Like That And Loves You Like That’. “He told me, ‘Juan Carlos, the fact that you’re gay doesn’t matter. God made you like that, and he loves you … Continue reading

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Does Opposing the Pope really help the Church?

A while back, I read an absolutely ridiculous article, by which I mean an article deserving of ridicule, over at 1Peter5: Our Battle Against Seemingly Insurmountable Odds. It’s about the battle against the Pope, the person chosen by Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Defending Pope Francis: What is a Truth-Idol?

Pope Francis gave a homily at the Chrism Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica on Holy Thursday. A certain paragraph of that talk has been criticized as if it were false or heterodox. Pope Francis: “We must be careful not 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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Phil Lawler versus Pope Francis

In a recent blog post, Phil Lawler proclaims the papacy of Pope Francis to be “disastrous,” suggests that the Vicar of Christ poses a “danger to the integrity of the Catholic faith,” and claims that Pope Francis has shown “disdain … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Nuclear Disarmament

Over at, Phil Lawler is exercising his self-given role to judge and oppose the Roman Pontiff. Note that, in a previous post, Lawler spoke with great pride about past popes Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, … Continue reading

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The Mistakes of Conservative Papal Critics

Like every Roman Pontiff, Pope Francis is not personally infallible; his opinions and non-infallible teachings do not have the guarantee of infallibility; he can err in a number of different ways. Therefore, the faithful can disagree, without sin. In so … Continue reading

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What If Pope Francis approves of Women Deacons?

The Study Commission on the Women’s Diaconate was established in August of 2016. Who knows what the commission will decide? The members have expressed diverse views on the subject. Perhaps they will issue a report which offers both points of … Continue reading

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Will the Signatories by Punished by the Church?

UPDATED below In my opinion, all of the signatories are guilty of public formal schism, and are therefore automatically excommunicated. The Holy See could issue a warning to the signatories to recant, and then issue an excommunication (ferendae sententiae), if … Continue reading

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Commentary on the Filial Correction

The filial correction being reviewed here is the one found on the website, titled “Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagatis” [Filial correction concerning the propagation of heresies], dated 16 July 2017, delivered to Pope Francis on 11 August 2017, made … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis the Current Valid Pope? Poll (closed)

UPDATED (see my subsequent post on this topic.) Yes, he is the current valid Pope. To hold or say otherwise is the grave sin of formal schism, and carries the penalty of automatic excommunication. A blogger who calls himself “thetimman” … Continue reading

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What Pope Francis meant by Irreversible Liturgical Reform

First, let’s consider what Pope Francis actually said, as reported by Vatican Radio: The liturgical reform, he said, did not “flourish suddenly,” but was the result of a long preparation. It was brought to maturity by the Second Vatican Council … Continue reading

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