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WHERE DO I STAND?

I have regularly been lambasted on Facebook for being radically liberal. But all my life I have been someone who has desired to think with the Church. Even in my senior year at Notre Dame, the professor who taught “Senior Seminar” said two things about my essays: he...

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MORE “CORRECTING” OF POPE FRANCIS?

MORE “CORRECTING” OF POPE FRANCIS? Not to worry—this essay won’t be (I hope!) nearly so heavy-going as the last four. But I do begin with a couple of Latin phrases: Pope Francis’ motu proprio, Magnum Principium. What is all that?? The first phrase is used to describe...

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A PENNY FOR THE GUY…

A PENNY FOR THE GUY… 5 November is “celebrated” in England as “Guy Fawkes Day.” These days, over the Pond, it’s what would appear to us to be a combination of Fourth of July (= fireworks) and Halloween (= costumed kids). One big difference is that it lasts for 2 weeks...

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“FILIAL CORRECTION”: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

“FILIAL CORRECTION”: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS The last three essays have tried to examine the thought and judgment of the letter of 61 theologians (and 1 schismatic bishop) accusing Pope Francis of heresy. I would like to summarize the points of these three essays and...

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“FILIAL CORRECTION” OF THE POPE

“FILIAL CORRECTION” OF THE POPE           The document of the 61 theologians and one (schismatic) bishop which challenges the doctrinal correctness of Pope Francis, is labeled by them a “filial correction.”  What does this mean?  First, a bit of history—we turn to the...

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