Category Archives: Pope Francis

An A to Z defense of Pope Francis

This post is a rebuttal to the post titled The A – Z list of concerns with Pope Francis by John-Henry Westen, co-founder and editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews.com. 1. Amoris Laetitia The magisterial teachings of any Pope are non-infallible — always … Continue reading

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Q and A on accusations against Pope Francis

A conservative schism is already underway. Some conservatives have already publicly declared that Pope Francis has taught heresy, or has committed heresy. Some have already publicly declared, in one way or another, that they will not be guided or taught … Continue reading

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What Happens AFTER a claimed removal of the Pope?

What would happen if a group of Catholics, including some Cardinals and Bishops, claim to have judged Pope Francis guilty of heresy, and claim to have removed him from the office of the Roman Pontiff? They might declare that his … Continue reading

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Why God specifically chose Pope Francis to lead the Church

Problem Previously, I wrote that The Catholic Church has a serious Heresy Problem. I have written on this topic many times. I have specifically pointed out teachings and teachers who were leading the faithful astray by various grave errors on … Continue reading

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Phil Lawler’s schismatic proclamation against Pope Francis

In his post, This Disastrous Papacy, Phil Lawler utterly condemns Pope Francis, as if he were one of the worst Popes in history. And his papacy has not even ended yet. Not only is Lawler not qualified to judge any … Continue reading

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What if there is a “formal correction” of Pope Francis?

The terms most often used for this correction include “public correction”, “fraternal correction,” and “formal correction.” What form would such a correction take? Who would make the correction? What might it say? First, let me inform the reader that I … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis the Valid Pope?

How can we know which person is a valid Pope, and which persons might be antipopes (a false claimant to the papacy)? The answer is simple and dogmatic: the Church is indefectible. Therefore, God’s providence and grace NEVER permits anyone … Continue reading

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The Disingenuous use of the word Confusion by Papal Critics

The latest watchword of the critics of Pope Francis and of Amoris Laetitia is confusion. They disingenuously claim to be confused about what Pope Francis is teaching, in Amoris Laetitia and elsewhere. But what they really mean is that Pope … Continue reading

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Are You Waiting on a Response to the Dubia?

Over at The Motherlands (blog), Denise Renner wrote this post: Waiting on a response to the dubia. She says: “If only children asked questions in the form of dubia: well-worded requests for clarification requiring a “Yes” or “No” in response.” … Continue reading

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Every Roman Pontiff is Indefectible

Based on the teaching of Sacred Scripture, and the very words of Jesus about Peter and his successors, and the teaching of the Sacred Councils, especially the First Vatican Council, I believe that each and every valid Roman Pontiff is … Continue reading

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Dr. Ed Peters vs. First Vatican Council

The Magisterium The First Vatican Council taught the following: “6. For the Holy Spirit was promised to the successors of Peter, not so that they might, by His revelation, make known some new doctrine, but that, by His assistance, they … Continue reading

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The Conservative Catholic Schism will definitely happen soon

Every day, conservative Catholics are publicly expressing contempt for the authority of the Roman Pontiff. Every day, they exalt themselves above the Supreme and Universal Pastor, speaking as if HIS decisions on doctrine and discipline were subject to THEIR judgment, … Continue reading

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Errors in the Filial Appeal Petition – part two

The full petition is here: http://www.filialappeal.org/full [continued from part one] “13. We firmly reiterate the truth that divorcees who have attempted a civil marriage and who, for most serious reasons, such as the children’s upbringing, cannot satisfy the grave obligation … Continue reading

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Errors in the Filial Appeal Petition – part one

The full petition is here: http://www.filialappeal.org/full Title The petition’s full title is: “Declaration of Fidelity to the Church’s Unchangeable Teaching on Marriage and to Her Uninterrupted Discipline”. Even the title of the petition contains errors. First, the Church’s teachings on … Continue reading

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Can the Cardinals issue a formal correction of Pope Francis?

According to the Catholic Herald in the UK: “Cardinal Burke is one of four cardinals who have written to the Pope asking for a clarification of Amoris Laetitia. They say that the document could be read as contradicting Church teaching … Continue reading

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My Comments on the Amoris Laetitia controversy

No Pope can ever teach heresy. No Pope can ever commit apostasy, heresy, or schism. Those who accuse any current Roman Pontiff of teaching heresy, or of committing apostasy, heresy, or schism, are themselves guilty of schism. For “it arises … Continue reading

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Can a Pope teach Material Heresy?

Heresy Material heresy is an idea that is contrary to an infallible teaching of the Magisterium, i.e. a teaching which requires the full assent of faith. Formal heresy is the sin of believing or teaching material heresy, knowing that it … Continue reading

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The Person of the Pope is the Head of the Church

The holy Roman Pontiff, Vicar of Christ and Supreme Judge of all the faithful, is the head of the Church on earth in his person, not merely in his office. He stands in persona Christi more so than any other … Continue reading

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Mother of God forum leader accuses Pope Francis of heresy

I lead a discussion group at CatholicPlanet.net. A former member of my discussion group, Padraig Caughey, has publicly declared Pope Francis to be a heretic. He did so in his own discussion group, motheofgod.com (the lack of an “R” at … Continue reading

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Charles Pope versus the real Pope

Monsignor Charles Pope (of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.) recently published an article criticizing the Supreme Pontiff: One Priest’s Concern About Recent Remarks by the Pope. Well, that is not such a bad title for the article. A priest or … Continue reading

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