Research Director @ActonInstitute Fellow @RoyalHistSoc Contrib. Ed @LawLiberty Visiting Scholar @Heritage Burkean Whig 🇺🇸🇦🇺🏴 Usual Caveats
Oct 4, 2022 • 16 tweets • 6 min read
🧵1! Happy #StFrancisofAssisi day. Here's my annual list of #FACTS about the medieval saint that blows up pretty much every myth about this holy man.
2/ In his famous encounter with the Muslim Sultan al-Kamil, #SaintFrancis told the sultan that he was there to explicate the truth of the Christian faith and save the sultan’s soul. He was not there for diplomatic pleasantries, or to sign yet another interfaith statement. .
Oct 1, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
1/ How many other bishops have been sanctioned for allegations presumably proved credible? What #Vatican genius dreamed this up? After the disastrous handling of the Theodore McCarrick (a monster if there ever was one) case, has the #HolySee learned nothing about transparency?
2/ This is rank clericalism at its worst. But it also reflects a widespread failure among many Vatican officials to understand basic principles of rule of law.
Oct 4, 2021 • 16 tweets • 6 min read
1/ Happy Feast Day #SaintFrancis of #Assisi. It’s a great occasion to list various FACTS that undermine some sentimental MYTHS about this holy man in a Thread.👇
2/ In his famous encounter with the Muslim Sultan al-Kamil, #SaintFrancis told the Sultan that he was there to explicate the truth of the Christian faith and save the sultan’s soul. He was not there for interfaith chatter or diplomatic pleasantries.
Jul 17, 2021 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
I am not a Latin Mass attender and am well aware of the unhealthy views of a small minority of Latin Mass attendees, but one wonders why a similar papal response has not been unleashed upon the outright heresies of numerous German bishops. 1/ #TraditionisCustodes
Or the grave liturgical abuses that are commonplace with numerous Novus Ordo masses throughout the entire world and which have been going on for decades. 2/
Oct 7, 2020 • 16 tweets • 5 min read
1/ Since there’s been some discussion about #FratelliTutti’s presentation of Saint Francis of Assisi, let me list various FACTS that undermine some MYTHS about this holy man in a Thread.👇
2/ As I recently noted, Saint Francis told the Muslim Sultan al-Kamil he was there to explicate the truth of the Christian faith and save the sultan’s soul. He was not there for diplomatic pleasantries. #FratelliTutti
Oct 12, 2019 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
1/ With the #NewmanCanonisation imminent, it’s worth remembering Newman’s devastating critique of liberalism in religion in his famous Biglietto Speech in a Thread. Here’s some of his more pointed remarks about liberal religion. #AmazonSynod people may be interested.
2/ Newman noted the “one great mischief I have from the first opposed myself. For thirty, forty, fifty years I have resisted to the best of my powers the spirit of liberalism in religion.” #NewmanCanonisation
Oct 4, 2019 • 16 tweets • 5 min read
1/ Since it’s the Feast-Day of Saint Francis of Assisi #francisofassisi, I’ll do my now annual listing of FACTS that undermine some MYTHS about this holy man in a Thread. #AmazonSynod folks may be especially interested.
2/ The Peace Prayer of Saint Francis can’t be traced further back than a French magazine published in 1912. #francisofassisi