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Love for the Papacy and Filial Resistance to the Pope in the History of the Church

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Pages: 232
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In this book, Roberto de Mattei steers us through centuries of Church history concerning some of the disastrous decisions of popes and councils. The author's rich historical narratives, deftly intertwined with dogmatic, moral, and canonical principles, make this work a potent resource for grappling with the current crises of the Church.

Editorial Reviews

"This unified collection of essays and lectures by Roberto de Mattei provides an invaluable service not only to the Catholic faithful but to the world. In a time of extraordinary confusion in the Church of Christ, de Mattei offers nothing less than a guide for the perplexed. His new book is a masterly combination of scholarship and popular theological exposition in limpid prose. I cannot recommend enough this indispensable work."--FR. RICHARD MUNKELT, author of Ocean of Being: An Odyssey to the Isle of St. Anselm (forthcoming)

"As the publisher of a Catholic newspaper, I can say without hesitation or exaggeration that I would front-page each and every chapter of this book. Professor de Mattei's deep and abiding concern for Holy Mother Church is palpable on every page. He encourages his readers not to despair but rather to consult history itself in order to learn how to face an increasingly uncertain future. This book is a lifeline for those struggling to navigate the whitewater rapids of the pontificate of Pope Francis."--MICHAEL J. MATT, Editor, The Remnant

"Historian Roberto de Mattei has put together a wide-ranging, focused, and eminently useful book for Catholics trying to remain oriented in a time of confusion. His discussion covers the philosophical and historical background of current secularizing trends as well as more specific topics such as papal authority, past instances of papal error, what clergy, theologians, and ordinary believers have done to limit the resulting damage, and the present outlook. It is the most helpful book I have read on the current situation."--JAMES KALB, author of Against Inclusiveness and The Tyranny of Liberalism

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Stephen Rauwolf
Love for the Papacy and Filial Resistance to the Pope in the History of the Church

Great historical perspective to enlighten and encourage us on how to respond to the errors coming forth today from the highest seat in the Church in order to remain faithful to the Church and to the teaching of Our Lord once and for all time entrusted to the Apostles and handed down faithfully through Sacred Tradition. This book is written in a manner that even an ordinary layman like myself and easily read and understand.

Joseph G.

In this book Roberto De Mattei provides us with a collection of masterful essays that are crucial for acquiring a proper understanding of Papal Infallibility and authority in the face of ecclesiastical scandal. I know of no other volume that better articulates the principles set forth. This should be considered a classic for all time and I will ensure that each of my children will inherit a copy.