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    KILL POPE FRANCIS? Fr. James Altman’s Disturbing Message

    Should Pope Francis be thrown into the deep blue sea? Fr. James Altman says yes. Michael Lofton reviews Altman’s horrific homily that advocates for this position and shows the problems with it. Read more

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    An Orthodox Council That Affirmed the Papacy

    Did the seventh ecumenical council (Nicaea II, 787) accept the Catholic doctrines about the papacy? If so, how does this work with Eastern Orthodoxy who affirm Nicaea II but reject the papacy? Michael Lofton dives into the acts of the council and offers his commentary on this intriguing subject. Read more

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    Is Pope Francis Really The Pope? REFUTED

    Michael Lofton responds to Lifesite News and John Henry Westen who discusses the question of whether Pope Francis is the pope. Read more

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    Did Pope Francis Activate End-Times Prophecy? REVIEWED

    Michael Lofton reviews the discussion between Glenn Beck and Taylor Marshall on end-times prophecy, Pope Francis, Russia, the third secret of Fatima, papal heresy, Martin Luther, Bishop Strickland and Archbishop Vigano. Read more

  • The First Patriarch to EXCOMMUNICATE the Pope!

    The First Patriarch to EXCOMMUNICATE the Pope!

    Michael Lofton looks at the acts of the Council of Chalcedon and considers why Patriarch Dioscorus of Alexandria was deposed. He then talks about the lessons that can be learned from his condemnation and applies it to Catholics and Eastern Orthodox today. Read more

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    Can the Synod of Bishops Accept Women’s Ordination?

    Can the Synod of Bishops change the church’s teaching on women’s ordination? Fr. Thomas Reese SJ recently said that the synod could certainly do so. Michael Lofton examines the code of canon law on the authority of the synod and then addresses Ordinatio Sacerdotalis on the inability to ordain women to the priesthood. He then… Read more

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Michael is a graduate of Christendom College Graduate School of Theology where he received his Master of Arts in Theological Studies (Cum Laude) in 2018. He is currently working on a doctorate in Theology with Pontifex University and is writing a dissertation on the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Michael is the founder of the Reason & Theology show, where he has interviewed many of the leading figures in contemporary theology. He has worked with Catholic Answers as an affiliate apologist and also appeared on EWTN, SiriusXM Radio, Radio Maria. He has also contributed frequently to various newspapers and websites.

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