Category Archives: Schism

Papal Infallibility and Women Deacons

Suppose that Pope Francis decides he would like to permit the ordination of women as deacons. How would he go about it? He knows that his conservative Catholic critics will oppose this decision, which relates to both doctrine and discipline. … Continue reading

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Faithfulness in Disagreeing with Any Roman Pontiff

The Catholic faithful are required under pain of mortal sin and excommunication, to avoid heresy and schism, to believe what the Magisterium teaches as doctrine, and to accept the authority of the Church over discipline. But we also have the … Continue reading

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An Auxiliary Bishop exalts himself above the Roman Pontiff

Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan, has given yet another interview, in which he speaks as if he were judge over the Roman Pontiff and over the entire Magisterium: Interview: Bishop Schneider Addresses … Continue reading

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Reply to E. Christian Brugger’s Open Appeal

E. Christian Brugger’s Open Appeal to “all Catholic bishops — East and West” is a schismatic rejection of papal authority; it is an act of extreme pride and the sin of formal schism. The Church, the Ark of Salvation, is … Continue reading

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We are Living in the Midst of Heresy and Schism

What would it be like, as faithful Catholic Christians, to live during the time of the Arian heresy? It is said that very many persons fell into this error, including many Bishops. More than a few local Councils supported its … 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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Jeff Mirus: Prayer in times of papal infidelity

Here is the post by Mirus, called Prayer in times of papal infidelity. By this prayer, Jeff Mirus is publicly accusing Pope Francis of infidelity against the Catholic Faith, which accusation is an act of formal schism. For no one … Continue reading

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Are the Signatories to the Filial Correction guilty of formal Schism?

Canon Law on schism and excommunication: Canon 751: “schism is the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him”. Canon 1364, n. 1: “an apostate from the faith, a … Continue reading

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A Child Pops A Balloon

I am nearly certain that conservative Catholics will “win” on the Amoris Laetitia controversy. Eventually, probably under the successor to Pope Francis, they will succeed in obtaining, from the Holy See, a clear discipline that forbids the divorced and remarried … Continue reading

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The conservative Catholic subculture versus the Magisterium

Over the past several decades, the conservative Catholic subculture has slowly replaced the teachings of the Magisterium with its own distorted and false teachings. By a process of ignoring, replacing, and radically reinterpreting the true teachings of the Church, a … Continue reading

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Do You Realize that the Conservative Schism has begun?

It used to be that conservative Catholics prided themselves on defending the teachings of the Pope and the Magisterium. But somewhere along the way, many conservative Catholics became lost to the sin of pride. They began to replace the theological … Continue reading

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A Hint at how Pope Francis may respond to a Schism

For the past several years, a controversy has been brewing in a diocese in Africa: Ahiara diocese in Nigeria. The previous Bishop was a native son, from the region and people called Mbaise, in southeastern Nigeria. But his successor, Bishop … Continue reading

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The conservative Catholic subculture has gone astray from the true Faith

After Vatican II, liberal Catholics used the Council as an excuse for a number of serious errors on faith and morals, and on discipline. But the Council is not responsible for those errors, just as the Bible is not responsible … Continue reading

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Schismatics are not permitted to receive holy Communion

Catholics may faithfully disagree with the Roman Pontiff to a fairly wide extent: * When may a Catholic disagree with Pope Francis? * To what extent may we resist or disagree with the Pope? * Ten Ways to Respond When … Continue reading

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What’s next from Pope Francis?

There was no Warning this past Good Friday, but we are still on-track for a severe schism. Pope Francis is not going to submit himself to the conservative Catholic subculture, as if that culture were Lord and God. Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Nine Teachings Opposed to Heresy and Schism

1. The first condition of salvation is to maintain the rule of the true faith. And since that saying of our lord Jesus Christ, “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church,” (Mt 16:18) cannot fail … 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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A Conference called: The Deposition of the Pope

A schism is being built up, brick by brick. A conference is scheduled for March 30 and 31 of 2017, in France, titled La déposition du pape, which means “The deposition of the Pope”. The claim implied by the title … Continue reading

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No Pope can commit the sin of Schism

On his blog, canon lawyer Dr. Ed Peters claims that, even as a pure hypothetical, no Pope can be in schism because it would be nonsensical for a Pope to not be submissive to his own authority, or to not … 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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