Did St. Maximus the Confessor Believe in Papal Infallibility? | Part II | Rebuttal to Catholic Apologists Erick Ybarra

In Part I of this series, we began discussing Mr. Ybarra’s claims (here and here) that St. Maximus the Confessor was actually an ardent supporter of Vatican I dogmas.  In Part II, we will respond to Mr. Ybarra’s attempts at 'interacting' with actual experts and see why he again falls flat on his face being …

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Did St. Maximus the Confessor Believe in Papal Infallibility? | Part I | Rebuttal to Catholic Apologists Erick Ybarra

Mr. Ybarra initially posted this article on February 28, 2017 but updated it to “interact” with what Prof. Ed Siecienski wrote concerning St. Maximus. Because the initial article is fairly long, the response will be broken into multiple posts for the sake of readability. In his article, Mr. Ybarra attempts to argue that St. Maximus …

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Letters of Pope Honorius to Sergius of Constantinople and other Monothelite Texts

The following is from "Sophronius of Jerusalem and Seventh-Century Heresy" by Pauline Allen, (Oxford University Press, 2009; pages 161-217). The even numbered pages have been left out as they are the Greek text. (Use of this material in this post is protected under Fair Use Laws). Document 1: Cyrus, First Letter to Sergius; p. 161-163Document …

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Divorce and Remarriage in the Church Fathers and Patristic Era Writers (Florilegium)

This is a repost of a florilegium compiled by someone else who has given their permission to repost it and requests they remain unnamed. A nice collection of additional quotations on saints and patristic era writers who allowed divorce and remarriage but specifically in the West have been kindly compiled by Alura at Shameless Orthodoxy …

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Did Rome Have Universal, Ordinary, and Immediate Jurisdiction at the Council of Ephesus? | Part III | Rebuttal to Catholic Apologist Erick Ybarra

In part I and part II (here and here), we addressed the bulk of Mr. Ybarra's article in which he oddly claimed the excommunication of Nestorius by the Roman Synod prior to the Council of Ephesus was an act of universal, ordinary, and immediate papal jurisdiction. In this third part, we will conclude with his …

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