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Where Peter Is

Which Pope said this?

Incredibly, they boldly affirm that the Roman Pontiff and all the bishops, the priests and the people conjoined with him in the unity of faith and communion fell into heresy when they approved and professed the definitions of the Ecumenical Vatican Council. Therefore they deny also the indefectibility of the Church and blasphemously...

Healthy spiritual leadership is needed in Mescalero

I have been following the situation closely at the St. Joseph Apache Mission in Mescalero, New Mexico. Fortunately, the community announced on July 3 the return of their artwork — including the large icon of Apache Christ that hung for 34 years behind the altar and below the crucifix — from the diocese....

Did Francis act swiftly against Viganò?

On July 5, 2024, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a press release declaring that Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò had incurred latae sententiae excommunication (automatic excommunication). Several voices in social media protested about the alleged expediency of this process compared with other prominent cases. Bishop Joseph Strickland, previously head of the diocese of Tyler,...

Mel Gibson praises Vigano, invites him to California

Honestly this situation can hardly get more ridiculous. Assuming this isn’t a parody (and there’s no reason to think it is), Mel Gibson has entered the fray with an open letter expressing his support of the disgraced and freshly-excommunicated schismatic archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. Gibson, whose father Hutton was an outspoken Holocaust denier...

Which Pope said this?

The chief deceit used to conceal the new schism is the name of “Catholic.” The originators and adherents of the schism presumptuously lay claim to this name despite their condemnation by Our authority and judgment. It has always been the custom of heretics and schismatics to call themselves Catholics and to proclaim their...

English translation of Vigano’s excommunication decree

Moments ago, the newly-excommunicated Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano published a pdf of his excommunication decree. This 11-page document — interestingly the same length as his August 2018 ‘testimony’ that began this saga — is in Italian and the scan is of low quality. I think it is valuable to the public interest to...

Viganò Excommunicated

I don’t think anyone finds this surprising at this point, least of all Viganò himself, who in recent weeks appears to have actively leaned into making it a foregone conclusion. From Vatican News: According to the Code of Canon Law (canon 1331, paragraph 1), an excommunicated person is prohibited from celebrating the Sacrifice...

Altar Against Altar: Wrestling with Rifts in the Catholic Church

Andrew Mioni’s book, Altar Against Altar: An Analysis of Catholic Traditionalism, is a compelling and powerful work, and it is precisely what the Church needs in these perilous times, when prelates are in open rebellion against Pope Francis, including Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who denies the pope’s legitimacy and is on the brink...