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The Dubia of Vatican One

Above: Bl. Pius IX with members of the Papal court, c. 1868. This is part 2 in a series reviewing last year’s debate about Ultramontanism. Not all statements contained herein may reflect the opinions of the editorial board. In our last essay we discussed different terminological aspects of Ultramontanism. The primary dichotomy which I am … Read more

A Different Set of Responsa ad Dubia

Dear Catholics who support the suppression of the Traditional Latin Mass, Following the publication of Traditiones Custodes and the subsequent Responsa ad dubia of said apostolic letter, many of you have inquired as to the reasons for our clinging to the Old Mass, which is the liturgy of the saints and of our ancestors. Many … Read more

“O, What a Tangled Web…”: Thirty-Three Falsehoods in the CDW’s Responsa ad Dubia

On December 18, 2021, the Vatican released the text of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments’ “Responsa Ad Dubia on certain provisions of the Apostolic Letter Traditionis Custodes [TC] issued ‘motu proprio’ by the Supreme Pontiff Francis, to the Presidents of the Conferences of Bishops.” The Responses were prefaced by … Read more

Burke: Cardinal Caffarra “Personally Delivered” Dubia Letter to Papal Residence

In response to remarks made by Pope Francis that he only learned of the dubia regarding his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia “from the newspapers,” the second of the two still-living “dubia cardinals” has spoken out. Cardinal Burke told John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews today that “The late Cardinal Carlo Caffarra personally delivered the letter containing the dubia to the Papal Residence, and at the same time to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on September 19, 2016, as he also delivered subsequent correspondence of the four Cardinals regarding the dubia.”

Cardinal Brandmüller Questions Francis’ Claim Not to Have Received the Dubia Before Publication

Today, on 20 June, Reuters published a new interview with Pope Francis. Although the interview is making headlines because of the Pope’s criticism of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, it also contains another controversial assertion: the pope surprisingly now claims that he only heard about the Dubia (concerning his document Amoris Laetitia) “from the newspapers” … Read more

As With Amoris Laetitia, Pope Also Declines to Answer Intercommunion Dubia

Image: Copyright EWTN / Paul Badde  Yesterday, 3 May, there took place in Rome the much-anticipated meeting between some six German bishops (and their secretary) and four representatives of the Vatican in order to discuss the 20 February German decision to admit, in individual cases, Protestant spouses of Catholics to Holy Communion. The meeting lasted for … Read more

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