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POPE HISTORY 101! Starts Oct 25th…
Over a week ago a group of Traditional Catholics formally presented “articles of resistance against the Vatican and the pontificate of Pope Francis” including resistance to “Francis’s undermining of…moral theology on contraception and divorce (Amoris Laetitia).”
Also last month, several traditional-minded Catholic bishops along with dozens of lay-leaders from around the world formally accused Francis of publishing heresy regarding reception of Holy Communion (Desiderio Desideravi). These bishops included the Most Rev. Joseph Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, Most Rev. René Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Most Rev. Robert Mutsaerts, Auxiliary Bishop of S’Hertogenbosch in Netherlands, and Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan.
Can a pope actually undermine moral theology?
Can a pope actually publish heresy?
Can clergy and laity accuse a pope?
Can Catholics lawfully resist a pope?
As some trad Catholics recently put it: “the controversy surrounding Pope Francis has led many Catholics to rethink the papacy itself.”
Can Catholics “rethink” the papacy?
Dr. Ed Mazza’s Immaculate Heart Online Academy is proud to offer “Pope History,” a 12-week course in which we examine whether these controversial claims hold up under an examination of St. Peter, St. Clement, St Leo the Great, St. Gregory the Great and other popes of the first 500, 600, 700 years and more of the papacy.
Many Catholics, Rod Dreher and Robert Spencer prominent among them, have left Catholicism to embrace the Eastern Orthodox churches.
Is this Eastern Orthodoxy a viable option?
We will test the Orthodox claim that the papacy was a later invention/corruption and did not exist in Apostolic times by sifting through the ancient documents.
Is Sedevacantism a viable option?
Is the Pope infallible whenever he speaks on faith and morals? What claims did Vatican Council I actually make about the Pope? What powers does the successor of St. Peter really possess? Is the Pope to be identified with the “Katechon” the mysterious entity named by St Paul that holds back the coming of Antichrist?
You’ll learn the answers to all these questions and much, much more in Dr. Mazza’s “Pope History 101!”
Live Classes start Tues October 25th at 6pm Pacific and will run approximately 70-80 minutes. Q&A will follow for 10 minutes or more for those who can stay. I will suggest readings. No tests. No pressure. Content: Ages 13 and up. Recorded so you can watch on your own time!
“There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides that of evil.”
SPIRITUAL WARFARE 101! Starts Oct 26th
“I don’t see how people who are saying these things think that they’re fighting for good. It’s patently evil.” This is how the showrunners of Amazon’s Rings of Power characterized Tolkien fans who object to the “woke-ification” of the English novelist’s Catholic-suffused trilogy and lore. At least both sides agree—we are in a fight between good and evil!
Why do the promoters of evil call themselves “good” and those promoting good—“evil”?
What is evil? How does it operate in the individual? In the family? In society? In the Church?
How do we fight evil? Is victory possible in this life?
Is Climate Change evil? Is the Vatican promoting evil?
You’ll learn the answers to all these questions and much, much more in Dr. Mazza’s Spiritual Warfare 101! a 12-week course in which we explore the nature of Good vs Evil by investigating the insights of the Bible, the Saints, Dante, Shakespeare, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, GK Chesterton, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Fr. Gabriel Amorth, Alexander Solzhenitsyn and others.
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
Live Classes start Wed October 26th at 6pm Pacific and will run approximately 70-80 minutes. Q&A will follow for 10 minutes or more for those who can stay. I will suggest readings. No tests. No pressure. Content: Ages 13 and up. Recorded so you can watch on your own time!