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Canon Lawyers and Papal Infallibility in the Middle Ages: Prof. Tierney’s Study Revisited

In a recent article translated and posted at Rorate Caeli, Prof. Roberto de Mattei presents the case of Pope John XXII (1316-1334) as an example of “a pope who fell into heresy and a Church that resisted.” Recognizing de Mattei’s article to be an attempt to dismantle the sedevacantist conclusion, Father Anthony Cekada offered his rebuttal here. The question of a heretical pope also raises questions related to the doctrine of papal infallibility. From a historical and canonical perspective, these… Read More >


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