Ultramontanism, the radical commitment to the current teaching of the Pope, is simply repackaged Modernism. Any attempt to move away from Scripture and authentic Tradition leads to an abandonment of Truth Himself.
Tag: papal supremacy
As seen in the Church Fathers, even if St. Peter is the Rock of Matthew 16, the modern papal doctrines do not follow. Rather, a proper equality of bishops is taught by the Sacred Scriptures and the Church Fathers.
Papal Supremacy Series: Impractical Papacy
While Romanists claim the Pope creates unity for the Catholic Church, it is actually a false unity which harms the Catholic Church.
Epieikeia & the Liberation of the Ecclesia Anglicana
While it is easy to simply accuse the Ecclesia Anglicana of being disobedient in the Reformation, she actually understood the needs of her times and the demands of virtue.
Papal Supremacy Series: BUT THE KEYS!
Defenders of papal supremacy and the Solus Petrus hermeneutic often point to Jesus giving Peter the keys. However, the text of Scripture shows that Peter isn't given the keys separately from the other apostles.
Papal Supremacy Series: Solus Petrus Theology
While Rome tries to the appeal to the Scriptures to justify her supremacy, she has to contort and add to the Scriptures to make it work.
Papal Supremacy Series: The Church as Sacrament
There is a clear contradiction in being in communion with an heretic, even the Pope. Some try to save the position by saying Jesus deposes the Pope. Here's why that only creates more contradictions.
Papal Supremacy Series: The Pope as Head and Member
Seeing the main contradiction of papal supremacy, we see the further implications of embracing this contradiction: the Church is no longer a perfect society.
Papal Supremacy Series: Conciliarism?
If Popes can be heretics, but faithful Catholics cannot be in communion with heretics, then what is there to do? Back in the 14th to 15th centuries, the Church found a solution. Is it still tenable for a Roman Catholic today?
Papal Supremacy Series: Refusing Communion
Continuing our examination of papal supremacy, if communion requires common faith, who refuses communion to those without that faith?