Does the Lateran Council of 649 Prove Papal Infallibility?

The Lateran council of 649, called to combat Monothelitism, is often times cited by Roman Catholic apologists as evidence of Vatican I’s doctrines of papal infallibility and the Pope’s universal, ordinary, and immediate jurisdiction over all the faithful. Such articles containing these claims are included here, here and here. The four pieces of evidence used …

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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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