Author: Robert Fastiggi

Dr. Brugger and Papal Authority

On August 4, Catholic World Report published an article by the moral theologian Dr. E. Christian Brugger, entitled, “Pope Francis, contraception, and the problem of ecclesial authority.” In it, Dr. Brugger suggests that recent papal statements imply that Pope Francis...

Dr. Brugger and Papal Authority

Is Archbishop Viganò in Schism?

Is Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in schism? This is a serious question, and it’s not one to be taken lightly. The 1983 Code of Canon Law [CIC] defines schism as “the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of...

Is Archbishop Viganò in Schism?
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Pope Francis and Mary Co-Redemptrix

Pope Francis’ homily for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12 has been the source of some discussion and controversy. One article carried the headline: “Pope calls idea of declaring Mary co-redemptrix ‘foolishness’.” Another said: “Francis: Mary...

Pope Francis and Mary Co-Redemptrix