Couple A: a man and woman, married to each other in the Church. They go to Mass and receive Communion on Sundays and holy days. They were each raised Catholic, baptized and confirmed. Couple B: two women, baptized and confirmed, … Continue reading
Each Pope receives special graces from God. For in him, the fullness of Church authority dwells. He has the help of God when he exercises the teaching authority as well as the temporal authority. For the teaching authority (Magisterium) includes … Continue reading
The problem is complex. The perpetrators are not only priests, but also some Cardinals, Bishops, deacons, religious, and other persons with leadership positions in the Church. For the sake of brevity, I’ll refer to the case of priests who are … Continue reading
Suppose that Pope Francis decides an open theological question using Papal Infallibility. He might do so. He knows well that any big decision of doctrine from him will be opposed by his conservative critics. He has to have concern that … Continue reading
Vatican I taught: “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 might religiously guard and faithfully expound the … Continue reading
The Vigano letter (PDF English Version) notoriously called for the resignation of Pope Francis, based on his failures in addressing the sexual abuse crisis in the Church. The response letter from Cardinal Ouellet defended the Roman Pontiff, and pointed out … Continue reading
Use the comment section below to ask a theological question. I prefer topics on which I’ve written in my books or blog, but I’ll answer almost any question in Catholic theology. Ronald L. Conte Jr.
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Pope Saint John Paul II wrote the rules governing each papal conclave in the document: Universi Dominici Gregis. Those rules are still in effect, and they include a prohibition against individuals or groups attempting to influence a future papal election. … Continue reading
Father Jerry has made a public declaration that, so far from submitting to the authority of the Roman Pontiff over doctrine and discipline, he will instead stand in judgment over the Pope and will oppose him whenever the Supreme Pontiff … Continue reading