The sacred union between Christ and the Church is realized in a partial and analogous way by adultery??!!

In reading Saint Augustine’s The City of God, we get the sensation that he was writing for our days; not what he wrote on the city of God itself, but rather, the city of the evil one as he describes it.Continue Reading

The Church’s rules on matrimony are ‘overly rigid’? Or are they decreed by Christ in His mercy?

God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying: ‘Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it’. […] That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one flesh” (Gn 1:27–28; 2:24). Continue Reading

The true gravity of Judas’ sin – and Francis’ interpretation of it

Francis once again shows his preferences, calling Jesus’ traitor a “poor, penitent man”.

He who perpetrated the most heinous crime of all history is now the object of the Supreme Pontiff’s compassion… Would the saying “Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are” fittingly apply to this case?Continue Reading

Francis wants to make us to believe that Catholics and the Orthodox are united by the same Tradition and mission. Will he manage?

On February 12, all eyes turned toward Cuba on the occasion of Francis’ encounter with Kirill, the Greco-Schismatic Patriarch of Moscow, following a centuries-long rupture of relations. Unfortunately, to the perplexity – or indignation – of Catholics, this encounter did not signify any progress toward the conversion of those belonging to the auto-denominated ‘Orthodox’ church…but rather the contrary. They were encouraged to announce the Gospel without the necessity of returning to the Church…they were called brothers in the faith…without a rejection of the heresies they profess!Continue Reading

Francis, his much-touted mercy, and the plan to extend it to Judaism and Islam

When reading the Holy Scriptures, people with limited vision could conclude that, in the Old Testament, God was strictly justice: He seems to be an almighty God who made Sinai quake (Ex 19:18), who opened the earth to swallow up the rebels (Num 16: 1–35), a God of vengeance (Ps 94:1) who struck Uzzah dead for having touched the Ark of the Covenant to steady it (2Sam 6: 1–9).Continue Reading

Francis and the new cultural synthesis: a departure from the Catholic Faith?

In our day, marked by the welcoming of migrants and the ‘collaborating with people who think differently,’ many may be shocked at the words of the Angelic Doctor: ‘Man’s relations with foreigners are twofold: peaceful, and hostile’ (I-II, 105, a.3)Continue Reading

How are public sinners to be treated? Does Francis treat them as Jesus did?

On February 27, Francis received the current President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, accompanied by his concubine Juliana Awada, as well as other politicians from his party, in a brief audience lasting less than thirty minutes. Continue Reading

From vague affirmations to formal exegetic absurdities: for Francis, Jesus was stained by sin

The Pope’s mission to teach the truth is inherent to his position as guide of the Church. All of the baptized turn to him for words of eternal life, which, we know God has willed, should come to us through Christ’s Vicar.Continue Reading

More bergoglian exegetical novelties: John the Baptist doubted that Jesus was the Messiah!

Was John the Baptist a man of misgivings or a living torch of conviction? Let’s take a look at how the Gospels sketch him.Continue Reading

In the confessional, the priest acts in the place of Jesus Christ

The Gospel shows us clearly that Christ chose the twelve Apostles and gave them special powers with regards to the Eucharist, the forgiveness of sins and the administration of the other Sacraments. Continue Reading