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infallibility | Pope Francis | sexual abuse

Pope Francis Fallible?

Between or after sessions at Vatican II, a circle of us “guests” were conversing with—which meant “listening to”—the Pope. (How’s that for name-dropping on a wintry day?) In one exchange, as my late colleague Robert M. Grant recalled it, the Pope mis...

January 22, 2018

Catholic Church | Catholicism | Catholics | heresy | infallibility | Pope Francis | Ross Douthat

Infallibility and Heresy

Not since certain American Protestants were publicly anti-Catholic, as older readers may remember them having been, have we read as many headlines with words like “infallibility,” “heresy,” papal “plots,” “schism,” etc., as we do these days. My late ...

December 5, 2016