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
A charitable critique addressing
the relationship between the revealed truths of our faith and the authentic magisterium.
This debate took place on CathInfo
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
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.
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
This debate took place on CathInfo Forum.
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
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.