A Response to the Ottaviani Intervention: Part 1 of 2

Part 2 will be coming soon. This is not a complete disagreement with the contents of the Ottaviani Intervention. I can see how someone could view certain omissions in content and additions in content to the Novus Ordo Missae (NO) in the way that they do. The Ottaviani Intervention was a short critical study ofContinue reading “A Response to the Ottaviani Intervention: Part 1 of 2”

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Does Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources?

I once heard someone accuse Francis of only using Post-Vatican II sources in his encyclicals and Exhortations. Is this true? Should we expect someone living 55 years after Vatican II closed to often quote pre-Vatican II works? I did a quick survey of other Popes and how far back quote church documents in their encyclicalsContinue reading “Does Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources?”

Did Pope Saint Paul Invalidate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick?

2) Paul VI allowed the bishops to use other oils for extreme unction.How can it not invalidate the sacrament? Pervious Papal documents say that it has to be olive oil, Yet Paul VI allowed other oils. In short, the type of oil is a human-church tradition, not a divine given one by scripture nor theContinue reading “Did Pope Saint Paul Invalidate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick?”

The 3 Saint Argument

This is a short argument for thought. 3 Popes who supported Vatican II have now been named saints, Pope Paul VI, John XXIII ad John Paul II. They all made Vatican II a large part of their ministry as Pope. Canonizations cannot be wrong (you can search that for yourself). Thus, holding to a Pro-VaticanContinue reading “The 3 Saint Argument”