Current Catholic Controversies


Assisi Contrast: Archbishop Lefebvre and Benedict XVI

Explaining to Bishop Fellay supporters why the SSPX cannot oppose the intra-religious prayer meetings at Assisi because they have compromised essential first principles that make any opposition possible.


Lumen Gentium, the 1989 Profession of Faith, and the "Authentic Magisterium"

Explaining to Bishop Fellay supporters, before the SSPX meeting in Albano, what exactly the term "authentic magisterium" means, and why the Doctrinal Preamble containing the 1989 Profession of Faith is a betrayal of the Catholic Faith.  The discussion develops and ends with simple defense of Catholic dogma in its essence as the formal object of Divine and Catholic Faith.


Bishop Fellay and the traitor Judas 

Explaining to Bishop Fellay supporters that accepting the Vatican agreement, grounded in the "hermeneutic of continuity," that Bishop Fellay is willing to accept, is a betrayal of Catholic tradition that follows in the heritage of the greatest of all traitors.


critical Discussion concerning bishop williamson’s Elesion Comments CCCLXVI

A charitable critique addressing the relationship between the revealed truths of our faith and the authentic magisterium.


The Implication of the 1989 Profession of Faith, the nature of ‘Religious Submission, and the myth of mere Ecclesiastical Faith

This debate took place on CathInfo entitled:


This exchange exposes the problems with the third addendum added to the Nicene Creed in 1989 which is the only non-dogmatic proposition ever included in any Catholic creedal profession in the history of the Catholic Church. The end of all this is to use obedience as a weapon against truth. The 1989 Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity constitute the one and only condition for the regularization of the SSPX with Rome.


Sedevacantists, conservative, and most traditional catholics share the same error in making the pope their “Rule of Faith”

This exchange details some of the problems with Sedevacantism and explains how Sedevacantists share a common error with Conservative Catholics.  It is unfortunately true that most Traditional Catholics share this same error.


Another discussion on the error of making the pope the “rule of faith”

This exchange begins with one example of several recent articles by a Catholics who hold that the pope is the “Rule of Faith” and therefore whatever Pope Francis teaches must be followed because he speaks for God.  The same argument has been repeated approvingly by numerous clerics such as Cardinal Blasé Cupich of Chicago.  The remote Rule of Faith is sacred Scripture and Tradition.  The proximate Rule of Faith is Dogma.  It is a serious error to hold the pope as the rule of faith.  Until this grave error is understood to be nothing but papolatry, there can be no effective defense of the revealed truths of our Catholic Faith against her enemies.


Debate and discussion on the errors of sedevacantism and sedeprivationism which necessarily lead to the overturNing of dogma

This debate took place on CathInfo Forum. 

Is Father Ringrose dumping the R & R crowd?

The exchange was closed after 40,000 views and then edited by the moderator. It now has received over 75,000  138,000 viewings and many have commented that the discussion was very helpful in understanding the nature of this problem and the proper course to follow. Only those who keep dogma as their proximate rule of faith will be able to keep their feet on the solid ground of revealed truth.  The substance of the arguments develops slowly but become well focused by the fourth page. 


OPEN REPLY to Roberto de Mattei - September 18, 2022

OnePeterFive has published a series of articles defending Ultramontanism. The chief article in this series is written by the Conservative Catholic historian, Dr. Roberto de Mattei, entitled "Ultramontanists: Godfathers of the Trad Movement." Mattei's article is a defense of the grave modern error held by conservative Catholics that the pope is proximate rule of faith and stands above DOGMA, that is, he stands above revealed Catholic TRUTH. Ultimately the purpose of these articles published by OnePeterFive is to undermine Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò's influence among conservative Catholics because Archbishop Viganò has recently declared that Vatican II and its Novus Ordo worship must be utterly overturned.