Ronald Conte is not a mainstream secularized dissenter; he is simply very fond of private revelation and of his own private ideas & The Errors of John Salza and Robert Siscoe on the Papacy
Magisteriumism and Other Myths - Catholic Culture: Ronald Conte never expresses the slightest hesitation or the
slightest doubt on any complex issue. Salvation outside the Church? No
problem. The proper way for women to behave? Simple and clear. The very
specific rule people should follow in determining how frequently to
receive Communion? Ronald’s one size fits all. Conte draws his ideas
from private revelation, favorite saints, or simply his own dubious
spirituality. After all, he has already warned us that the Faith is much
bigger than the Magisterium, and that it is actually a heresy to rely
overmuch on the Magisterium. And so—on his own sole authority—he
blithely explains everything you always wanted to know about Catholicism
but were afraid to ask.
Did you hear the penny? Ronald Conte is not a mainstream secularized dissenter; he is simply very fond of private revelation and of his own private ideas. Those who would suggest greater caution and the need for a little authority must be guilty of, well, Magisteriumism.
Liberal Robert Fastiggi says:
Thank you, Ron, for this excellent and detailed anlaysis. I am glad you are drawing attention to the great contributions of Cardinal Manning on Vatican I. I am happy and honored that some of my references to Bellarmine and Suárez are cited. With regard to infallible teaching at Vatican II, it’s instructive to read what one of the periti of Vatican II, said about Lumen Gentium a year after it was promulgated. Father [later Cardinal] Umberto Betti, OFM, a peritus or expert at the Council, explained in 1965 that the doctrine on the Church expressed in Lumen gentium, “as the conviction of the universal Church,” is infallible. [Cf. U. Betti, “Qualificazione teologica della Constituzione” in G. Barauna, OFM, editor “La Chiesa del Vaticano II” (Florence: Vallechi Editore, 1965), p. 273]. In other words, what Lumen gentium teaches about the the Church represents the infallible doctrine of the ordinary and universal Magisterium expressed at an ecumenical council.