Preparing for the Warning of Garabandal

We are now about 18 months away from the Warning of Garabandal, on Good Friday, 25 March 2016, and about 19 and a half months away from the Miracle of Garabandal, on 12 May 2016. I suggest that you prepare … Continue reading

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What Jesus said about the Islamic Extremists

Jesus is God-made-man, so he knows the whole future. When Jesus was teaching the disciples, he had in mind the whole future of the Church. Therefore, His teachings take account of future situations, including ours today. What would Jesus say … Continue reading

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Weekend Q and A (through monday)

This post is an opportunity to ask me any question in Catholic theology. As I’ve stated before, I won’t engage in arguments. The purpose of these posts is learning. Ask me questions if you think that you can learn something … Continue reading

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Heaven, Hell, and Salvation

Two of my recent publications deal with the topic of salvation theology. The brief booklet: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and Limbo explains those three places and their role in the plan of God for salvation. The booklet starts with a summary … Continue reading

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My Next Two Books – Questions for Readers

I’m currently working on two new books, hopefully to be ready by Dec or Jan. One book is on the subject of healthy eating and reducing risk of heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. The other book discusses how we … Continue reading

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The Problem with Pope Francis Marrying cohabitating Couples

Pope Francis married 20 couples living in sin (cohabitating outside of marriage). The news story is here. The holy Pontiff stressed that the Church should be forgiving, and should welcome sinners. From a theological point of view, the Sacrament of … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Garabandal — 12 May 2016

Through my work in eschatology, I’ve concluded that the date of the miracle described by the visionaries of Garabandal is Thursday, the 12th of May in 2016. That date is the feast of Blessed Imelda, a favorite of Pope Francis, … Continue reading

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The Distinction between Ordinary Foreplay and Sexual Acts

Certain popular Catholic authors claim that unnatural sexual acts are moral in marriage, if climax is lacking and if an act of natural marital relations open to life is included in the set of acts. I strongly disagree. And so … Continue reading

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My Take on Faith-based Movies

Some faith-based movies do more harm than good. For example, the movie Noah (2104) is not really a depiction of the Biblical event called the great Flood. The movie does more than take a few creative liberties. It totally rewrites … Continue reading

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According to Catholic teaching, when does Ensoulment occur?

Ensoulment is the joining of an immortal soul to the human body. In the distant past, many Catholics believed that ensoulment occurred a certain number of weeks after conception (and they had a poor understanding of what conception means). Until … Continue reading

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The Correct Understanding of Transubstantiation

The dogma of transubstantiation was infallibly defined by the Council of Trent: The most holy Eucharist has indeed this in common with the rest of the sacraments, that it is a symbol of a sacred thing, and is a visible … Continue reading

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Total Inspiration and Total Inerrancy in Sacred Scripture

“Non potest solvi Scriptura.” “Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). There is a widespread heresy in the Church today concerning the Bible. It is the claim that inerrancy does not apply to all of Sacred Scripture, but only to certain … Continue reading

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You Don’t Understand How Dangerous The Islamic Extremists Are

Iran and the Shias I believe that Iran made a deal with the West, to stop enriching uranium at its two known facilities, only because they have one or more secret facilities, outfitted with next-gen carbon-fiber centrifuges, currently making weapon-grade … Continue reading

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Diseases of the Apocalypse

The first part of the tribulation begins with a set of four events, figuratively called the four horsemen of the apocalypse: 1. World War 3 2. severe civil unrest 3. famine in wealthy developed nations 4. death from a variety … Continue reading

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There are Many Future Saints in the World Today

Every generation has its Saints. But the present generation, or perhaps I should count it as the very next generation, will have more Saints in it than ever before in Church history. This one generation will have more Saints than … Continue reading

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Is it Moral to Donate to the ALS Association via the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge is spreading by means of online social media. A person either dumps a bucket of ice water on their head, or donates money to the ALS Association to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or … Continue reading

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What is an intrinsically evil act?

When an act is intrinsically evil, it is immoral by the very nature of the chosen act. The moral nature of an act is its inherent moral meaning before God. An act is a choice; it is an exercise of … Continue reading

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Is Torture Intrinsically Evil? Pope Francis on Just War and Torture

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Pope Francis spoke today (18 Aug 2014) to reporters about war and violence. He repeated the teaching of Jesus and His Church, that violence in defense of the innocent can be licit, including just war. “In these cases where there … Continue reading

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Pope Francis prays for aborted babies

What does this imply? On his trip to South Korea, Pope Francis prayed for the souls of aborted babies. What might this imply, in terms of salvation theology? If aborted babies go directly to Heaven, they would not need our … Continue reading

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Salvation for Non-Christians who know about Christianity

Suppose that a non-Christian knows about Christ, Christianity, and the Church. And to make the argument clearer, let’s further stipulate that he has what I term sufficient accurate knowledge. He knows enough about the Christian Faith to convert or at … Continue reading

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