Debunking a blasphemous tweet…

Like Jesus or like Judas?

A quick Refutation of Austen Ivereigh’s outrageous Tweet defending Francis

It does not happen too often that we publish an entire blog post criticizing a single tweet, but this is one of those times.

Austen Ivereigh is a British writer who has been one of Francis’ admirers and cheerleaders from the very beginning. In 2014, he published a comprehensive biography of the man otherwise known as Jorge Bergoglio entitled, The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope.

In late 2016, Ivereigh attempted to vindicate Francis’ apostatic execration Amoris Laetitia by looking at “concrete cases.” We say attempted, because a few days later we thoroughly mopped the floor with him.

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He tries to have it both ways…

Amoris Laetitia and Concrete Cases:
A Reply to Austen Ivereigh

One of Francis’ biggest cheerleaders on and off the internet is the British writer Dr. Austen Ivereigh. He is the author of a comprehensive biography of Jorge Bergoglio entitled, The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope (2014).

As a contributor to various Novus Ordo publications, the left-leaning Ivereigh occasionally writes pieces defending Francis’ more controversial moves. One such attempt was recently published at Crux:

In this piece, which is essentially a high-level critique of the dubia submitted by “Cardinal” Raymond Burke & Co.

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As in: “Reformation”…

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“The Great Reformer”:
Another Book causes Problems for the Vatican

A few months after the release of Antonio Socci’s inconvenient book Non È Francesco, in which the author claims that Benedict XVI’s resignation was invalid and Francis is not in fact the Pope, another book has now appeared that is getting Francis into hot water, though this time the dispute over Francis’ validity was entirely unintended by the author. The book in question is Austen Ivereigh’s 445-page biography The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope.

Dr. Ivereigh, once the press secretary of the “Archbishop” of Westminster, “Cardinal” Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, is a veteran journalist and author.

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