Schism

Letter #50, 2019: Messori

Wednesday, September 18, 2019   “The Church doesn’t belong to Bergoglio but to Christ." —Italian Catholic journalist Vittorio Messori, author in 1984 of The Ratzinger Report, an interview book with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) and then of an interview with John Paul II, at the time when interviewing a Pope was quite unusual [...]

Letter #49, 2019: The Matter of Schism

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 "Schism embraces two distinct species: heretical or mixed schism, and schism pure and simple. The first has its source in heresy or joined with it, the second, which most theologians designate absolutely as schism, is the rupture of the bond of subordination without an accompanying persistent error, directly opposed to a definite dogma. This distinction was drawn by St. Jerome and St. Augustine. 'Between heresy and [...]

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Letter #37, 2016: The Danger of Schism

April 28, 2016, Thursday -- A Prominent German Theologian Warns of the Danger of Schism "That it is a rupture is something that is seems obvious to any person capable of thinking who reads the texts in question." —Prof. Robert Spaemann, 89, a leading German Catholic philosopher, in an interview yesterday on the Pope's document Amoris [...]