Defiance, denial, disconcertion…
Reaction Roundup: Semi-Trads Lose It after Francis Pulls the Plug on Strickland
Unless you were under a rock the past three days, chances are you’ve heard about 65-year-old ‘Bishop’ Joseph Edward Strickland of Tyler, Texas, being removed from his post by Jorge Bergoglio, the Argentinian apostate currently occupying the Vatican guest house under the stage name ‘Pope Francis’. We blogged about it when it on Saturday:
It was a given that this development, not unexpected, would generate a tidal wave of reactions, and so it has.… READ MORE
Lecture by Fr. Gabriel Lavery, CMRI
Can Catholics resist the Pope because St. Paul resisted St. Peter?
Time and again the recognize-and-resist traditionalists — those who recognize Francis as a true Pope but resist his teachings, laws, and canonizations if they judge them not to be “in line with Tradition” — invoke the incident described in the second chapter of St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, in which the Apostle resisted Pope St. Peter “to his face”, as supposed historical precedent and divine approval for “resisting the Pope”.
In a prior blog post, we had already explained, using solid Catholic authorities, why this argument does not hold water.… READ MORE