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?”


Confusion – What to Take from the News on the Liturgy

I do not know how to read the latest document on the Liturgy by Pope Francis. The document, titled “Desiderio Desideravi,” about the Liturgy comes in the same news cycle as Nancy Pelosi being granted communion at the Vatican even though her Bishop told her not to present herself for communion. It is hard forContinue reading “Confusion – What to Take from the News on the Liturgy”

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”

Sharing Some Resources From

I recommend all these great article finds filled with quotes from the Church Fathers and true contemporary wisdom. The Whole, True and Perfect Security of the Christian Religion Did the first millennium Church have a higher view of papal authority and infallibility than we do today? Did Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint PaulContinue reading “Sharing Some Resources From”