What the Optimism About Vatican II Was Really About

“Meanwhile, John XXIII had announced the Second Vatican Council and thereby reanimated and, for many, intensified even to the point of euphoria the atmosphere of renewal and hope that reigned in the Church and in theology since the end of the First World War despite the perils of the National Socialist era.” – Cardinal JosephContinue reading “What the Optimism About Vatican II Was Really About”

Does Pope Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources

In a video by Timothy Gordon entitled “5 Catholics Debate the Motu and SSPX” about Pope Francis’ recent move on Traditional Latin Masses, apart from a few speakers wrongful attribution of the word wicked to Pope Francis, (not M. Lofton) Eric Sammons had a rather weak criticism against Francis. Eric makes the claim that FrancisContinue reading “Does Pope Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources”

Why No V2 Supporters Should Gloat over the Restrictions on the TLM

It was tempting as an avid supporter of Vatican II to go way to far in underlining the fact in Pope Francis’ recent Motu Proprio shows that still and yet again the Magisterium of the Church is telling us in not so many words (as it has constantly said so explicitly) that the future isContinue reading “Why No V2 Supporters Should Gloat over the Restrictions on the TLM”

On the fundamental importance of the Bible — Where Peter Is

The sixth and final chapter of Dei Verbum is about how the Bible is actually used and its fundamental importance in the Church. The chapter begins by saying that listening to the Bible at Mass stands on par with receiving… 15 more words On the fundamental importance of the Bible — Where Peter Is

Syllabus of Errors Condemns the View that Catholics Should Only Accept Extraordinary Teaching

Read Point 22 in the Syllabus of Errors! The following point is in error. “22. The obligation by which Catholic teachers and authors are strictly bound is confined to those things only which are proposed to universal belief as dogmas of faith by the infallible judgment of the Church.—Letter to the Archbishop of Munich, “TuasContinue reading “Syllabus of Errors Condemns the View that Catholics Should Only Accept Extraordinary Teaching”

7 Keys to Defending Vatican II

Here are 7 key ideas that go along way to keep a defense of Vatican II alive in our hearts and those of our interlocutors. Know the ordinary and universal magisterium of the church and how it can teach infallibly. It is often claimed that we can disregard Vatican II because it did not issueContinue reading “7 Keys to Defending Vatican II”

Defense of Unitatis Redintegratio

Unitatis Redintegratio (Decree on Ecumenism) is one of the most attacked works of Vatican II. Our Defense of it is given here – http://defendingvatican2.ca/defending-vatican-ii/8-0-unitatis-redintegratio/ We answer 8 objections given by http://www.catholicapologetics.info/modernproblems/vatican2/Privatican.htm I hope you enjoy and can gleam much fruit. All in all several of the objections can be defeated simply by referring to passagesContinue reading “Defense of Unitatis Redintegratio”

A Defense of Lumen Gentium

We have recently, finished our defense of Lumen Gentium. Taking anti-Vatican II Lumen Gentium arguments (listed under the Principle Vatican II Heresies) from http://www.catholicapologetics.info/ we have gone point by point to refute the website. They have 5 points against Lumen Gentium. We give 5 responses. You may find our Pro-Vatican II defense here https://defendingvatican2.wordpress.com/defending-vatican-ii/7-0-lumen-gentium-lg/ .Continue reading “A Defense of Lumen Gentium”

Dr. Taylor Marshall – Does Vatican II Contain Error 3 Views on What to Do: Vigano, Schneider and Brandmuller

Before I begin I would like to show my respect to the faithful and insightful Dr. Taylor Marshall for his contributions to the faith. He is holier and smarter than me, but that does not mean I agree with everything he says. I would like to dialogue with his position expressed on Jul 16th 2020Continue reading “Dr. Taylor Marshall – Does Vatican II Contain Error 3 Views on What to Do: Vigano, Schneider and Brandmuller”