The Pope, Even if Solomon, Could not Please all his Dissenters

I was reading an older book written during the first years of Pope Saint John XIII’s pontificate. The writer was commenting on how hard it will be for the new Pope to reconcile all the world’s many problems including the Soviets and a spread of communism to many countries around the world tied to aContinue reading “The Pope, Even if Solomon, Could not Please all his Dissenters”

The Doctrinal and Dogmatic Problems with the Cassiciacum Thesis

Although, I would go even farther in some instances than this article it is another great resource at defending the faith from Sedevacantist – like positions. The Cassiciacum thesis was developed by Fr. Guerard and says that the Pope is materially Pope but does not have full Papal powers (like to teach infallibly) Fortunately, forContinue reading “The Doctrinal and Dogmatic Problems with the Cassiciacum Thesis”

Scott Hahn and Bad Popes from Reasons to Believe

Some quick responses when the topic of a sinful Pope comes up from Scott Hahn’s book Reasons to Believe. Do Catholics think the Pope is sinless? –No. Most Popes go to confession at least once a week. Peter was a sinner but that did not diminish his authority at all. Do Catholics think that theContinue reading “Scott Hahn and Bad Popes from Reasons to Believe”