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

  The Council of Ephesus Ephesus (This is the second part in a three part series, parts I and III can be found here and here) In part I, we began analyzing Mr. Ybarra's article on the role of Pope St. Celestine in the dispute regarding Nestorius prior to the Council of Ephesus in 431 …

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

  The Council of Ephesus Mr. Ybarra wrote an article (found here) stating Pope St. Celestine exercised universal, ordinary, and immediate jurisdiction in his condemnation of Nestorius. It is an attractive theory and one you could believe if all you read were quote mines and you had an agenda but we will analyze Mr. Ybarra's …

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Rejoinder to Erick Ybarra's First Reply to Ubi Petrus | Part 2 | When Plagiarism Goes Wrong

In our previous article, we discussed Mr. Ybarra’s attempt to deny he had been arguing the Tome was an Ex Cathedra decree as well as his attempt at explaining word usage in Latin, a language he does not understand, to all of us. In this article, we will address the following three points Mr. Ybarra …

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Rejoinder to Erick Ybarra's First Reply to Ubi Petrus | Part 1 | When Plagiarism Goes Wrong

In reaction to my rebuttal to his initial article, Mr. Ybarra went into full "peacock mode" and wrote nearly 60 pages here in response to my initial 10 pages article. Due to this, I have broken my second rebuttal into two parts, the second of which will appear soon. In this first section, I will …

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