Last Friday, Mar. 1, it was time again for the quinquennial ad limina visit of the Novus Ordo bishops of Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Canon Law stipulates that diocesan bishops report in person to the Pope every five years to inform him of the state of their dioceses and discuss any problems and concerns with him (see Canons 340-342 of the Catholic 1917 Code; Canons 399-400 of the Novus Ordo 1983 Code).
In 2013, Argentinian philosopher Omar Bello (1964-2015) published an explosive book about Jorge Bergoglio, who at the time had just been elected “Pope” Francis. Entitled El Verdadero Francisco (“The Real Francis”), the book claims to present unknown facts about what kind of person the former “Archbishop” of Buenos Aires really is. The book’s subtitle reads in English: “The private life, psychology, secrets, and doubts of the Argentinian Pope. By the philosopher who knows him best.” What makes the work more interesting still is the fact that its author was a friend, not an enemy, of Francis.
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Roberto de Mattei on Bergoglio: “We cannot say … that his loss of faith is evident and manifest.” - https://t.co/1bvnt5AlZU Yeah, because making the Sixth Commandment optional and declaring God wills other religions just isn’t enough… #popefrancis
@AlbinusFalco @OnePeterFive @SteveSkojec Yes, Divine Faith is, by definition, belief in what God has revealed. But Siscoe’s reduction of the Pope as Rule of Faith to infallible declarations does not seem correct.