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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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Dear Papal Accusers, Was Saint Thomas Aquinas validly Canonized or Not?

My answer is “Yes”, but the position of the accusers of Pope Francis implies an answer of “No.” My answer is is that the Roman Pontiff who canonized Thomas is the true successor of Peter, and he never departed from … Continue reading

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A Refutation of Siscoe and Salza’s Article on Deposing the Pope

The article is here: The True Meaning of Bellarmine’s Ipso Facto Loss of Office Theory for a Heretical Pope. I will briefly refute the article below. 1. The article is based on Bellarmine’s opinion on what would happen if a … Continue reading

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In Defense of Fr. Kramer on Never-failing Faith

This article by Robert Siscoe: Fr. Kramer’s Error Concerning “The Unfailing Faith of Peter” argues against a particular assertion by Fr. Kramer on the never-failing faith of the Roman Pontiff and his freedom from heresy. I will abbreviate his assertion … Continue reading

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The Roman Pontiff: Never-failing Faith, Freedom from Heresy and Grave Error

The ~ symbol indicates my commentary on the quotations. The Lord Jesus Christ: “But I have prayed for you, so that your faith may not fail, and so that you, once converted, may confirm your brothers.” [Luke 22:32] First Vatican … Continue reading

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Can the Church Depose an Heretical Pope? No and No.

A Pope cannot be heretical, and so a Pope cannot be deposed. This article is a refutation of an article: Can the Church Depose an Heretical Pope? by Robert J. Siscoe [6] The article begins with two quotes. One quote … Continue reading

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Every Definitive Teaching of Every Pope or Council is Infallible

Papal Infallibility has five criteria. Vatican I: 1. “the Roman Pontiff” 2. “speaks ex cathedra” (“that is, when in the discharge of his office as shepherd and teacher of all Christians, and by virtue of his supreme apostolic authority….”) 3. … Continue reading

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Are Ecumenical Councils infallible on faith or morals?

The Second Vatican Council is often rejected by conservatives by means of a particular argument. First, it is stated that the Council chose not to issue dogmatic definitions, which would be in the form of Canons with attached anathemas or … Continue reading

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Can Pope Francis excommunicate those who reject Traditionis?

There was a controversy in the early Church on when to celebrate the Crucifixion of Jesus: according to the timing in the Jewish faith for Passover, Nisan 14, or instead according to the day of the week, Friday [1]. Saint … Continue reading

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