The First See is Judged by No One: Historical & Critical Review of Bishop +Athanasius Schneider’s Op-Ed for Rorate Caeli

Readers of my website have already seen my shorter review of Bishop Schneider’s article here. After discussing this at length with some colleagues, I was motivated to put more thinking into the matter, and so I offer here a historical critical review of the same article, beginning with some important historical documentation, as well as considerations according to reason. Please share your thoughts, agreements, or disagreements. Continue reading

[Review] +Athanasius Schneider: On the question of a heretical pope

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Rorate Caeli published a guest article from  Bishop +Athanasius Schneider on the question of what to do in the case of an explicit heretical Pope. Herein is my review of it.

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Dialogue on Papal Universal vs Roman Patriarchal Jurisdiction

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This is an exchange I had recently with an Orthodox Christian. I wanted to save it for my own purposes but, as always, I thought I would also share it for the sake of public record. My interlocutor’s words are in bold/italic block-quote, and mine are in regular text. Continue reading

St. Theodore the Studite (759-826) : Eastern Orthodox Saint and Papal Infallibility

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St Theodore the Studite

Are the frequent appeals to Rome from St. Theodore the Studite regarding the Iconoclastic controversy merely indicative of a pragmatic and opportunistic motive? Is it the case that Theodore really had no sense of attributing Papal supremacy, nor infallibility, and was just speaking with flowery language, excessive rhetoric, and literary devices in order to give an allegorical or symbolic sense of primacy? Continue reading