Lots to Say about the Formal Correction

1. Formal Correction equals Formal Schism It’s like watching a Rube Goldberg device. Events have already been set in motion. Lots of individual things have to happen next, one after another. But the end result is linear and relatively certain. … Continue reading

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A Canon Lawyer radically revises Humanae Vitae

Over at In the Light of the Law: A Canon Lawyer’s Blog, Dr. Ed Peters has a post titled About that ‘Humanae vitae’ rumor (July 11, 2017). And what he says about Humanae Vitae is perplexing, arrogant, false, self-contradictory, and … Continue reading

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Abortifacient contraception for a Medical Purpose

Can a Catholic married couple morally use abortifacient contraception (the birth control pill) for a medical purpose, while remaining sexually active. No, certainly not. And when we apply the principle of double effect to the question of using abortifacient contraception … Continue reading

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Contraception and Marriage: if it were true

A loose-knit group of Catholic commentators has decided to proclaim a radical revision to the teaching of the Magisterium on contraception: the claim that contraception is only intrinsically evil when used by a married couple. What happens when contraception is … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Evil, Heresy, and Excommunication

Many conservative Catholics today are just as much “cafeteria Catholics” as the liberals they criticize. They have their own belief system, which (for many, but not all of them) is substantially different from Catholic Christianity as taught by the Church. … Continue reading

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Most Catholics have rejected the Dogma of Intrinsic Evil

Reactions to the articles by deacon Russell and myself on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki vary. What surprises me is the total absence of any understanding of the magisterial teaching on intrinsic evil. The atomic bombings are condemned by … Continue reading

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A Catholic Deacon justified Mass Murder

and no one noticed or cared. The details are in my previous post, Response to Deacon Jim Russell on Combatants and Double Effect. Deacon Russell proposes that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki can possibly be justified by the … Continue reading

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Response to Deacon Jim Russell on Combatants and Double Effect

Deacon Jim Russell wrote an article, titled Combatants, Non-Combatants, and Double Effect, published August 10, 2017 at Crisis Magazine. The article is one of the worst pieces of Catholic moral theology I have ever read. It contains several serious errors … Continue reading

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I Just Read One of the Worst Articles of Moral Theology Ever

I just read a disgusting perverse article of badly mangled Catholic moral theology, in which the author, a deacon, justifies the tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that struck countless innocent victims, sowing death on an unheard of scale. The article … Continue reading

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All Salvation is Through Christ and His Church

I would like to call the reader’s attention to this talk by Pope Saint John Paul II: All Salvation Comes through Christ (General Audience — May 31, 1995). This concise discussion of salvation works as a summary of my understanding … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke’s Error on Truth and Authority

Catholic News Agency reports: What Cardinal Burke really said about ‘resisting’ Pope Francis. “I simply affirmed that it is always my sacred duty to defend the truth of the Church’s teaching and discipline regarding marriage,” Cardinal Burke told CNA Feb. … Continue reading

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Will Pope Francis teach on Salvation this November?

Rome Reports: Pope Francis may travel to Bangladesh and Myanmar in November. Those two nations have very few Christians. Myanmar is 90% Buddhist, while Bangladesh is 90% Muslim. Concerning the Muslim minority in Myanmar, Pope Francis (Feb 2017) stated: “They … Continue reading

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The conservative Catholic subculture versus the Magisterium

Over the past several decades, the conservative Catholic subculture has slowly replaced the teachings of the Magisterium with its own distorted and false teachings. By a process of ignoring, replacing, and radically reinterpreting the true teachings of the Church, a … Continue reading

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Bishop Paprocki’s Error on the Goods of Marriage

In a recent document, Decree Regarding Same-Sex “Marriage” and Related Pastoral Issues [PDF], Bishop Thomas John Paprocki issued guidelines on same-sex marriage and the reception of the Sacraments. This document is generally in line with Church doctrine and discipline. But … Continue reading

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An A to Z defense of Pope Francis

This post is a rebuttal to the post titled The A – Z list of concerns with Pope Francis by John-Henry Westen, co-founder and editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews.com. 1. Amoris Laetitia The magisterial teachings of any Pope are non-infallible — always … Continue reading

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CDF Prefect Ladaria on Universalism

In his book “Jesus Christ, Salvation of All”, Archbishop Luis F. Ladaria presents his private reflections on salvation, especially on the role of Christ in the salvation of everyone. Ladaria was recently appointed by Pope Francis as the prefect of … Continue reading

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Catholic Doctrine or the Heresy of Universalism?

Of the following theological positions, which is sound Catholic doctrine on salvation and which is the heresy of universalism? A. The universality of salvation means that it is granted not only to those who explicitly believe in Christ and have … Continue reading

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Do You Realize that the Conservative Schism has begun?

It used to be that conservative Catholics prided themselves on defending the teachings of the Pope and the Magisterium. But somewhere along the way, many conservative Catholics became lost to the sin of pride. They began to replace the theological … Continue reading

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A Rebuke of the False Eschatology of Kelly Bowring

Introduction In a recent blog post, titled Prophecy Unfolding: The Current Pope, the False Church, and The Great Warning, Dr. Kelly Bowring continues his schismatic and heretical attack on the Roman Pontiff and the one true Church. Bowring interprets various … Continue reading

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Who is in the State of Grace?

Only God can see the soul, and know who is in the state of grace, and who is not. However, in some cases, we can know with the certitude of human knowledge, not absolute certitude, who is in the state … Continue reading