The Warning of Garabandal: March 25th, 2016

The supernatural event foretold by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Garabandal will occur one year from today, on 25 March 2016. That event is also the first secret of Medjugorje. The 25th of March is the day we celebrate the … Continue reading

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Overview of a faithful Catholic life

These are my general recommendations for living a Catholic life in a sinful world. Prayer is an exercise of the theological virtues of love, faith, and hope. Always pray much more for others than for yourself. Consider people you know, … Continue reading

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Who are the Beasts and the Whore of Babylon?

The book of Revelation is the last book of the New Testament. This book was written by John the Evangelist, brother of James, son of Zebedee. This book refers to the future of the Church, to the time called “the … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for week 2

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day March 23 to 27, 2015 Monday: Genesis 21-24; Matthew 6 Tuesday: Genesis 25-28; Matthew 7 Wednesday: Genesis 29-32; Matthew 8 Thursday: Genesis 33-36; Matthew 9 … Continue reading

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Can a former Protestant become Pope?

Protestantism is material heresy. The question is whether a Protestant who has converted to Catholicism can possibly be a valid Pope. But a related question has the same answer: can a Catholic heretic, who repents and returns to the fullness … Continue reading

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False Repentance: the politician’s apology

True repentance from grave sin is always a cooperation with grace. In fact, a non-Christian who has never been baptized can enter the state of grace by true repentance from sin, in full cooperation with grace (perfect contrition). [1] A … Continue reading

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Does a change in discipline imply a change in doctrine?

The disciplines of the Old Testament were given by Divine Revelation. These are the most firmly established disciplines. And yet all the Old Testament disciplines have been dispensed by Christ and His Church. Does this nullification of all Old Testament … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for week 1

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day March 16 to 20, 2015 Monday: Genesis 1-4; Matthew 1 Tuesday: Genesis 5-8; Matthew 2 Wednesday: Genesis 9-12; Matthew 3 Thursday: Genesis 13-16; Matthew 4 … Continue reading

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The Divine Mercy Chaplet

Jesus said to Blessed Faustina Kowalska: “Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this chaplet even once, will receive grace from My infinite Mercy.” (This prayer is said using ordinary rosary beads.) First, make the Sign of the Cross. … Continue reading

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The Warning of Garabandal during the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pope Francis has announced a Jubilee Year, from Dec. 8 of 2015 to Nov. 20 o 2016. The theme of the year is Mercy. I believe that the Warning of Garabandal will occur on Good Friday of 2016, followed by … Continue reading

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Read the whole Bible in preparation for the Warning

I propose that we read the whole Bible in preparation for the Warning on Good Friday of 2016 (March 25th). Here is the math: * 5 days a week (Mon. through Fri.) for 52 weeks is 260 days. * 1 … Continue reading

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Holy Mass is no place to fight about liturgical form

Katrina Fernandez wrote a blog post at Patheos.com about her experience at Mass visiting a liberal parish: Denied Communion on the Tongue at My Grandmother’s Funeral… She writes a number of criticisms of the liturgical form used in this particular … Continue reading

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Can A Pope Be A Heretic? The Answer

Over at Crisis magazine, Jacob W. Wood discusses whether a Pope can fall into heresy. It’s a nice thorough yet concise discussion of the relevant questions. But Wood does not provide any answers. In this post, I will deal with … Continue reading

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12 Crucial Questions in Roman Catholic Salvation Theology

These 12 questions and their answers are absolutely essential to the field of soteriology (salvation theology). In all likelihood, the Magisterium will answer most or all of these questions, definitively, in the near future. But in my view, the correct … Continue reading

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Archbishop Cordileone: Whitewashing the Tombs

Recently, San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone added a Faith Statement to the teacher’s handbook for Catholic high schools in the archdiocese. Here is the complete statement: Statement of the High Schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco Regarding the Teachings and … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments: Roman Catholic list and explanation

The traditional numbering and order of the ten commandments is as stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church [n. 2051] with references to Scripture added. 1. I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange gods before … Continue reading

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Automatic Excommunication for the Use of Abortifacient Contraception

The penalty of automatic excommunication applies to anyone who deliberately chooses and accomplishes a direct abortion, with knowledge of the penalty attached. Can. 1398 A person who procures a completed abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication. This penalty applies to … Continue reading

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Are Atheists Children of God?

Are atheists children of God? Every atheist who truly loves his neighbor is truly a child of God. Recently, Pope Francis gave a sermon that included a mention of atheists: “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, … Continue reading

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Are Faculties Required for a Valid Confession?

Canon Law states that a Catholic priest must have faculties (permission from Church authority) to validly administer the Sacrament of Confession: “Can. 966 §1. The valid absolution of sins requires that the minister have, in addition to the power of … Continue reading

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7 Months until the Schism begins

Today is March 4th, 2015. The Synod of Bishops begins October 4th, 2015. That date is the 2000th anniversary of the baptism of Jesus, which was also the starting point for His ministry. At the Synod, I expect Pope Francis … Continue reading

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