Papal Primacy: The Case of Pope Leo, Aetius and Anatolius

The following is my summary of events that took place during the reign of Pope Leo the Great, which Martin Jugie examines in greater detail in his study “The Roman Primacy in the East at the Time of St. Leo the Great.” During the reign of Pope Leo the Great, the pro-Chalcedonian Archdeacon Aetius was […]

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The Burden of Proving the Papal Dogmas

Roman Catholics have the challenge of demonstrating the doctrines of the First Vatican Council on the papacy were “always” taught by both “East and West.”  Suppose you were to ask a Roman Catholic how they would demonstrate this.  You would probably be told how this or that pope taught this or that doctrine, and an […]

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A Micromanaging Magisterium?

Someone recently asked me if luck was a concept compatible with Christianity. I explained it goes against the Biblical concept of divine providence. At that point, the person asked me whether this was just my opinion or something the magisterium teaches. I explained it was my opinion and to my knowledge luck is not directly […]

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Can a Heretical Pope Can Be Deposed?

Michael discusses the Pope Francis/Scalfari incident where he purportedly denies the deity of Christ and then discusses can a heretical pope be deposed in conjunction with examining Robert Bellarmine’s treatise on this topic.    

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