Vatican II On False Religions — The Catholic of Honor

“This Sacred Council wishes to turn its attention firstly to the Catholic faithful. Basing itself upon Sacred Scripture and Tradition, it teaches that the Church, now sojourning on earth as an exile, is necessary for salvation. Christ, present to us in His Body, which is the Church, is the one Mediator and the unique way […]Continue reading “Vatican II On False Religions — The Catholic of Honor”

Was Vatican II Infallible? — The Catholic of Honor

“The magisterium of the Church did not wish to pronounce itself under the form of extraordinary dogmatic pronouncements.” Pope Paul VI, Discourse closing Vatican II, 7 December 1965 “There are those who ask what is the authority, the theological qualification, which the Council wished to attribute to its teachings, knowing that it has avoided giving […]Continue reading “Was Vatican II Infallible? — The Catholic of Honor”

Against Sedevacantism: Habemus Papam — The Catholic of Honor

By Sedevacantism, I mean the belief that the See of Peter has been empty since the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958. According to sedevacantists, his successors, John XXIII and onward, are usurpers or antipopes. A few would call John XXIII valid and no one after him, but generally it ends at Pius XII. […]Continue reading “Against Sedevacantism: Habemus Papam — The Catholic of Honor”