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Professor charges American prelates with schism

July 17, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: In an article for La Croix denouncing conservative critics of Pope Francis, Massimo Faggioli says that some American bishops as well as lay political leaders are “devout schismatics.” He names Archbishops Charles Chaput of Philadelphia and Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, as well as Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas. Faggioli teaches theology at Villanova University, which is located in Archbishop Chaput’s Philadelphia archdiocese.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jul. 19, 2019 8:16 PM ET USA

    A political diatribe that exhibits lack of depth of understanding of pre-Francis Magisterial theology. Flounder around with European ideologies as much as he likes, the line must be drawn when he calls Archbishops Chaput and Cordileone and Bishop Strickland schismatic. He produces no evidence that these prelates have been disciplined by the Holy See for their "schism," that they have established ecclesial communities separate from the Catholic Church, that they have refused to submit to the Pope