Our Lord Jesus Christ wills”—The Correctors Amoris Laetitia—“that the Church abandon her perennial discipline of refusing the Eucharist to the divorced and remarried and of refusing absolution to the divorced and remarried who do not express contrition for their state of life and a firm purpose of amendment with regard to it.” Hmm. Now, Familiaris Consortio 34. The filial ones have no problem with FC. “Oh, but Alt!” you will say. “St. John Paul II denies that this is a… Read more

Ascience fiction author named Pat­rick S. Tomlinson asks a question that, I am told, “baffles abortion foes.” Raw Story Read more

Image via declares a death sentence on Ultra­montanism. As evi­dence, he cites what he con­siders conflicting statements on capital punishment be­tween Pius XII (found here). Here is Pius XII: Even when it is a question of the execution of a condemned man, the State does not dispose of the individual’s right to life. In this case it is reserved to the public power to deprive the condemned person of the enjoyment of life in expiation of his crime when, by… Read more

Give The Correctors credit for consistency. Thus far, as I have examined their seven charges of heresy (which they style a “here. But perhaps they can achieve a bunt single with their sixth effort? Maybe ye olde Texas leaguer, or Baltimore chop? Let us check. Here is the sixth heresy The Correctors claim to find in the text: Moral principles and moral truths contained in divine revelation and in the natural law do not include negative prohibitions that absolutely forbid… Read more

Wrong information is being given out at Fake Site News. (The credulous call it Life Site.) That could be a lede on any day, but their latest nonsense about the Holy Father—that he some­how approves of same-sex civil unions—is so bad it spans parallel universes beyond what we’ve learned to expect from them. And now CRISIS!!! has joined them in this false report. Do I Have to Catch You Out? So here’s what happened. A new book has come out,… Read more

Given its unbroken record, thus far, for inaccuracy, I suggest we refer to it, henceforth, as here. But let us, by all means, continue. Here is the fifth heresy The Correctors claim to find in suggest a different interpretation. (Dr. Fastiggi teaches systematic theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Dr. Goldstein teaches dogmatic theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary.) Their article argues that the English translation of §303 is flawed. They propose an alternate translation from the Latin. (It… Read more

Before I take up the fourth charge of heresy against Read more

This is the third part of a response to the optimistically-titled “part 1 I showed that The Correctors claim the text supports an idea that the text expressly denies. In Read more

The “filial correction” of Pope Francis—the work, says the National Catholic Reporter, of “a few dozen Catholics”; a “marginal fringe” of “mainly obscure figures” (like Dr. Cristina Siccardi, a “historian of the Church”)—claims to find seven heresies in Amoris Laetitia. I refuted the first supposed heresy here, and now move on to the second: Christians who have obtained a civil divorce from the spouse to whom they are validly married and have contracted a civil marriage with some other person… Read more

The “filial correction” of Pope Francis—but let us, dear reader, pause over this descriptor. Edward Pentin at the Register breathlessly says that this is the first “filial correction” since 1333! I mean, wow. Let us cry over Jerusalem. But what canonical standing, may I ask, do any of the signators have to be correcting Peter? Can anyone correct Peter, other than, you know, Christ? The highest-ranking individual among them is Bp. Fellay. He used to be excommunicated, until Pope Benedict… Read more

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