Catholic Teachers of Doctrinal Error

There are many Catholics who have decided to teaching without first having learned. They go forth and proclaim the Gospel, without first learning the Gospel from the Church. They teach on the Sacraments without first reading what the Magisterium infallibly … Continue reading

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To what extent may we resist or disagree with the Pope?

Pope Francis is the sole valid current Roman Pontiff. He is the Vicar of Christ, the Supreme Shepherd of the Church on earth. Pope emeritus Benedict accepts Francis as the Pope. The line of succession from Benedict to Francis is … Continue reading

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Mocking the Pope is a sin against God

It doesn’t matter if the Roman Pontiff is liberal and you are conservative, or if he is conservative and you are liberal. It doesn’t matter if he has said or done something with which you disagree. It doesn’t even matter … Continue reading

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Rachel Lu on baptism

Rachel Lu wrote an article for Crisis magazine (a Catholic publication). The article is titled: We Are Not All Children of God. Lu correctly states that we become adopted children of God by baptism. But as the article unfolds, it … Continue reading

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Do you have a Prayer Request?

If you have any specific intention you would like me and my readers to pray for, please add it in the comments. I ask all the readers of this post to pray for those intentions and for Pope Francis and … Continue reading

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my book on the Medjugorje secrets

The Secrets of Medjugorje and Garabandal (published 27 March 2015) is now available in print and in Kindle format. This book expresses my current understanding of the tribulation, including the great apostasy, which begins under Pope Francis. The book discusses … Continue reading

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Parable of a Catholic School

I propose a special school as a way to teach the Catholic Christian Faith. Here is the plan for the school: 1. The school will have a set of written official teachings as a guide for the teachers. 2. Even … Continue reading

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Who May Receive Holy Communion?

The Church has the authority to decide this question. And since the Pope is the Head of the Church on earth, he can ultimately make the decision. Once he decides, the question is answered. If the Pope binds, no one … Continue reading

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Historical Date of the Incarnation

According to Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, and as supported by my research and writing in Biblical chronology, February 25th about midnight (at the start of that day) is the historical date of the Annunciation and Incarnation. See my book: Important … Continue reading

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The 36 Doctors of the Catholic Church

The 36 Doctors of the Catholic Church 1 St. Albertus Magnus 2 St. Alphonsus Liguori 3 St. Ambrose 4 St. Anselm 5 St. Anthony of Lisbon and Padua 6 St. Athanasius 7 St. Augustine 8 St. Basil the Great 9 … Continue reading

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Reply to Pat Archbold on schism and heresy

In his post of 02/23/2015, titled Schismania, Pat Archbold comments on the practice, by some members of the faithful, “to declare groups and individuals in schism.” He begins with a straw-man argument, the hypothetical case of a Catholic who declare … Continue reading

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Profess your fidelity to the Pope

Please consider taking this profession of fidelity to Pope Francis: https://ronconte.wordpress.com/profession-of-fidelity-to-pope-francis/ You can “sign” the profession by adding a comment at the end of the page, or by commenting on the profession and linking to it from your own webpage … Continue reading

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Did king David murder Uriah, the husband of Bathsheba?

David attempted to murder Uriah, to cover up his sin of adultery with Bathsheba. So David did commit the mortal sin of murder. However, according to the account of these events in Sacred Scripture, David’s order to murder Uriah was … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell joins the Cardinals lining up against Pope Francis

Here is the story at Catholic News Service blog. And the following quote is from the written homily of Cardinal Pell: “The role of the successor of St. Peter has always been vital to Christian and Catholic life, especially as … Continue reading

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How will Cardinal Robert Sarah of Africa react to the Synod of October 2015?

Quoted from an extensive interview with Cardinal Sarah in a forthcoming book: “The idea that would consist in placing the Magisterium in a pretty case, by detaching it from pastoral practice — which could evolve according to the circumstances, fashions, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ October Surprise: 24 Shocking Possibilities

It is clear to my mind, from everything Pope Francis has said and done so far, that the holy Pontiff has significant changes in mind for the Church. Now the most likely timing for him to promulgate those changes will … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: to what extent is error possible?

Many conservative and traditionalist Catholics are preparing to reject Pope Francis, if he should teach anything contrary to Catholic doctrine or change any discipline that is related to doctrine. To what extent is error possible in the doctrines and disciplines … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Jesus and the lepers

The holy Pontiff recently gave a sermon comparing Jesus showing compassion to lepers to the Church showing compassion to sinners. Here is the English translation of that homily from Zenit: http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-francis-homily-at-mass-with-cardinals–2 Pope Francis has decided the Church should reinstate the … Continue reading

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new booklet: Roman Catholic Teaching on Intrinsic Evil

Roman Catholic teaching on morality differs from perhaps every other religious or philosophical system due to one particular foundational tenet: Certain kinds of human acts are always wrong, regardless of intention or circumstances. These acts are immoral due to the … Continue reading

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Three Popes will die in one month

My understanding of this future event developed as a result of a discussion in my group CatholicPlanet.net here: http://www.catholicplanet.net/forum/showthread.php?t=5770 Over time, I have become convinced that this is the correct understanding: the “three shepherds” mentioned in the book of the … Continue reading

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