Petition of Catholic Priests to the Synod of Bishops

Two petitions, signed by Catholic priests and addressed to the upcoming Synod of Bishops (Oct. 2015), are circulating online and in print. The wording of each, in the key paragraphs, is the same: “Following the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in … Continue reading

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Bible Readings: week 7

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day April 27 to May 1, 2015 Monday: Numbers 4-7; Mark 3 Tuesday: Numbers 8-11; Mark 4 Wednesday: Numbers 12-15; Mark 5 Thursday: Numbers 16-19; Mark … Continue reading

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Michael Voris: grave errors on salvation theology

This post reviews three videos offered by Michael Voris at ChurchMilitant.com on the topic of salvation. In 2011, Voris was publicly rebuked by the Bishop of the diocese of Scranton, PA for “his extreme positions on other faiths”. His scheduled … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Salvation outside the Church

There are two possible interpretations to the dogma “No salvation outside the Church”: (1) Narrow — such that salvation for non-Catholics or non-Christians is difficult and rare. (2) Broad — such that salvation is amply available for all human persons, … Continue reading

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Catholics will soon lose the HHS Mandate court battle

…and we have only ourselves to blame. My position on the HHS mandate is that the government should NOT require health care plans to include abortion, abortifacient contraception, or contraception as covered products or services. For according to the definitive … Continue reading

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Bible Readings: week 6

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day April 20 to 24, 2015 Monday: Leviticus 11-14; Matthew 26 Tuesday: Leviticus 15-18; Matthew 27 Wednesday: Leviticus 19-22; Matthew 28 Thursday: Leviticus 23-26; Mark 1 … Continue reading

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Unjust Criticism of Pope Francis’ Misericordiae Vultus

Over at Crisis Magazine, yet another author is harming the Church with false and incompetent teaching. In an article titled Misericordiae Vultus: Mercy Without Repentance?, Christian Browne speaks about Pope Francis in a condescending and judgmental manner. He speaks as … Continue reading

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Iran will soon have Nuclear Weapons

A pending nuclear agreement with Iran has been in the news lately. The concept is that Iran will agree to severe restrictions on its uranium enrichment program in exchange for a loosening or lifting of economic sanctions. This approach will … Continue reading

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Daring Pope Francis to cross the Conservative line in the sand

Some conservative Catholics, especially the traditionalists, are unhappy that God chose a liberal Pope to lead His Church. They have been making snide remarks about the holy Pontiff, ever since he was elected. They have never permitted him to teach … Continue reading

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Bible Readings: week 5

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day April 6 to 10, 2015 Monday: Exodus 31-34; Matthew 21 Tuesday: Exodus 35-38; Matthew 22 Wednesday: Exodus 39-40; Leviticus 1-2; Matthew 23 Thursday: Leviticus 3-6; … Continue reading

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Will there be a Schism in October of 2015?

Fr. Z. opines that there will not be a schism: Stop talking about schism! Wherein Fr. Z rants. “Some people are talking about ‘schism’ because of the Synod. No matter what happens at the Synod, there will be no schism … Continue reading

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visionary Maria Divine Mercy of the Warning Second Coming

The blog Midway Street is reporting confirmation that claimed visionary “Maria Divine Mercy” (MDM) is Mary Carberry of Dublin county Ireland. Newspaper “the Irish Mail” reported on Feb. 1 and Feb. 8th of 2015 that voice analysis confirms her identity. … Continue reading

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Contra Arland Nichols on Surrogate Motherhood

Over at Crisis magazine, Arland K. Nichols offers an opinion on the morality of surrogate motherhood: Why Surrogacy Violates Human Dignity. But there are several serious theological problems with his article. First, Nichols does not define surrogacy himself, and he … Continue reading

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Bible Readings: week 4

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day April 6 to 10, 2015 Monday: Exodus 11-14; Matthew 16 Tuesday: Exodus 15-18; Matthew 17 Wednesday: Exodus 19-22; Matthew 18 Thursday: Exodus 23-26; Matthew 19 … Continue reading

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In 6 months, conservative Catholics will be put to the test

Today is April 4th of 2015. The Synod of Bishops begins October 4th, six months from now. At that time, Pope Francis will issue controversial decisions on doctrine and discipline. In reaction, some conservative and many traditionalist Catholics will falsely … Continue reading

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Jesus on the Cross: Three Hours of Darkness

When Jesus was suffering for our salvation on the Cross, there was darkness for three hours. Was this darkness natural or supernatural? And did this darkness affect the whole “land” or the whole “earth”? It is a popular misconception that … Continue reading

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dogmatic fact: Pope Francis is a valid Pope

Indefectibility The one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church is indefectible. She can never go astray from the true Faith. {16:18} And I say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the … Continue reading

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My position on Christian businesses and Gay customers

In my opinion as a believing and practicing Roman Catholic: 1. Christian businesses should not refuse to provide their products and services to gay persons. If you provide a moral product or service, how is it immoral to provide it … Continue reading

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Bible Readings: week 3

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day March 30 to April 3, 2015 Monday: Genesis 41-44; Matthew 11 Tuesday: Genesis 45-48; Matthew 12 Wednesday: Genesis 49-50 and Exodus 1-2; Matthew 13 Thursday: … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy on Reception of Communion

My preference for Church discipline on reception of Communion, as I’ve said several times before, is quite narrow: only believing and practicing Catholics who are free from all mortal sins and who have been to Confession within the last month … Continue reading

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