Anglicanorum Coetibus “not necessary” according to new Pope Francis

One item that’s been in the news off-and-on recently is the papal “Apostolic Constitution” called “Anglicanorum Coetibus”, “Providing For Personal Ordinariates For Anglicans Entering Into Full Communion With The Catholic Church”. What this means is that Rome is willing to allow Anglican Bishops have the ability to become Roman Catholic, kind of along the lines […]

Read More Anglicanorum Coetibus “not necessary” according to new Pope Francis

Straining at a gnat, while swallowing the camel of centuries’-worth of ‘distinctively Roman accretions’

Continuing with my very long discussion with Michael Liccione at Called to Communion: Mike 286: That remark is as good a place as any to start for the sake of explaining what’s wrong with your approach at the most fundamental, philosophical level. There is nothing wrong with my approach at any level, much less “the […]

Read More Straining at a gnat, while swallowing the camel of centuries’-worth of ‘distinctively Roman accretions’

Who split the church?

A commenter at Beggars All, “steelikat,” posted this link — “Who split the Church?” — and I agree with him, “it’s a good thing that ‘the church’ is split.” A sample: Luther was excommunicated.  Why?  Because he criticized the sale of indulgences.  In the case that precipitated his nailing the theses to the door, a […]

Read More Who split the church?

It’s worth doing it right

I appreciate those of you who check back here from time to time — it’s not a huge number, but you’re there and I see you (through the magic of the statistics page). Ever since James Swan invited me to be a part of his team at Beggars All Reformation and Apologetics, I’ve wondered what […]

Read More It’s worth doing it right

The pillar and ground of the truth

One of the ongoing contentions that I will make going forward, Lord willing, is that the Roman Catholic Church is not what it says it is. (Just as a housekeeping note, I prefer to say “Roman Catholic Church” because that is the term favored by Fr. Richard John Neuhaus in his work “The Catholic Moment”. […]

Read More The pillar and ground of the truth