The Third Letter is here. Vigano: “To bear witness to corruption in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church was a painful decision for me, and remains so.” I often hear or read persons saying that a decision was difficult or … 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
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
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
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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
edited to add: This open letter by Cardinal Ouellet sheds much light on the errors of Archbishop Vigano. My previous article on this subject is here: Pope Francis and the Vigano accusations. In Archbishop Vigano’s first letter, he accuses Pope … Continue reading
Today, it is common for Catholics around the world to pass judgment on every decision and teaching of the Roman Pontiff, on his every word and deed, and, in many cases, to judge him with harshness and bias. This tendency … Continue reading