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Michael Lofton addresses the concept of papal criticism, papal heresy and public dissent against the magisterium by reviewing a recent video of Brian Holdsworth on whether a cardinal can correct the pope. Michael examines Cardinal Burke and questions whether the cardinal is merely criticizing the pope or doing something more than that. Read more
Michael Lofton, Dr. Robert Fastiggi and Andrew Likoudis discuss the new theology Motu Proprio, the German bishops, Amoris Laetitia, Pachamama, the new trans dubia, dissent, and many other things related to recent controversies in the Catholic Church. Read more
Was Cardinal Burke Evicted from Rome by Pope Francis? Is Burke the pope’s enemy? Does the cardinal dissent from the Catholic magisterium? These and many other questions are examined in detail by Michael Lofton Read more
The Vatican has released a NEW letter to the German bishops warning them of their actions. The letter reaffirms that women’s ordination is definitively excluded and that the church’s teaching on homosexual acts cannot change. Michael reviews the letter itself, as well as several commentaries about the letter. Read more
On the day Bishop Joseph Strickland was removed from his diocese in Tyler, Texas, Pope Francis responded to the German bishops and warned them against their actions which are threatening church unity. Read more
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About Michael Lofton
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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