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“Time Bombs” Within the New Vatican Norms for Supernatural Apparitions [Part 6]

In this six-part series, I have provided a critical review of the Vatican’s new and radically revised “Norms of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith for proceeding in the discernment of alleged supernatural phenomena,” published on May 17, 2024. Review of Three Grave Problems The first three parts brought to light three grave [...]

“Time Bombs” Within the New Vatican Norms for Supernatural Apparitions [Part 5]

Review of Four Grave Issues The previous articles in this series examined grave problems with the “Norms of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith for proceeding in the discernment of alleged supernatural phenomena,” published by Cardinal Víctor Fernández on May 17, 2024. –    First Problem: No Church authority may judge an event to [...]

“Time Bombs” Within the New Vatican Norms for Supernatural Apparitions [Part 4]

Lulled into a False Sense of Fidelity The previous articles in this series examined three grave problems with the “Norms of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith for proceeding in the discernment of alleged supernatural phenomena,” published by Cardinal Víctor Fernández on May 17, 2024. First Problem: No Church authority may judge an [...]

“Time Bombs” Within the New Vatican Norms for Supernatural Apparitions [Part 3]

Concerning the Latest Document from Pope Francis and Cardinal Fernández – Read the Primary Document: “Norms of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith for proceeding in the discernment of alleged supernatural phenomena” [hereafter, Norms of the Dicastery]. – Read a Summary: “Vatican releases new norms on alleged supernatural phenomena” [hereafter, Vatican summary] on [...]

“Time Bombs” Within the New Vatican Norms for Supernatural Apparitions [Part 2]

Concerning the Latest Document from Pope Francis and Cardinal Fernández – Read the Primary Document: “Norms of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith for proceeding in the discernment of alleged supernatural phenomena” [hereafter, Norms of the Dicastery]. – Read a Summary: “Vatican releases new norms on alleged supernatural phenomena” [hereafter, Vatican summary] on [...]

“Time Bombs” Within the New Vatican Norms for Supernatural Apparitions [Part 1]

The Latest Document from Pope Francis and Cardinal Fernández On May 17, 2024, the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith released its “Norms of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith for proceeding in the discernment of alleged supernatural phenomena” [hereafter, Norms of the Dicastery]. It is a highly problematic document with [...]

How to Combat Anger

The Sin of Anger “But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council. And whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire” (Matthew 5:22) The Fifth [...]