Free for 5 days: my book on the Writing of the Gospels

My booklet, The Writing of the Gospels and Biblical Inerrancy, will be available in Kindle format only, for free, from Monday, 26 Sept to 30 Sept, 2016, Pacific Time. Please take advantage of this free offer. This booklet is primarily … Continue reading

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The Council of Quiersy on Predestination

The Council of Quiersy, in 853 A.D., was a local Council, whose teachings fall under the ordinary non-infallible Magisterium. These are not infallible Canons. Nevertheless, the Council’s teachings on redemption and grace have stood the test of time and are … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Falling Into Schism

To avoid the sin of schism, a Catholic should hold that: 1. Pope Francis is the current valid successor of Peter, and therefore he is: “true vicar of Christ, head of the whole Church and father and teacher of all … Continue reading

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Schismatics and Heretics must not receive Communion

Under Canon 915, anyone “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin” should not be given Communion, and additionally, this implies that they have an obligation of conscience not to receive. The sin proposed here is an objective mortal sin, which is … Continue reading

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Contra Kelly Bowring on Pope Francis

Heresy and Schism — Kelly Bowring, Ph.D., writes mainly in the subject area of Catholic eschatology. But Kelly Bowring’s writings in eschatology are heretical. He proposes, repeatedly and emphatically, that the Church is not indefectible, and that She will go … Continue reading

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The first cracks of the Conservative Schism

UPDATED The Remnant Newspaper and Catholic Family News have issued a joint statement against Pope Francis: “With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis”. With this three-part accusation, they have entered into a state of formal schism from the one holy … Continue reading

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Siding with Cardinals Burke and Sarah against the Pope

Many conservatives Catholics today are speaking out against Pope Francis, with varying levels and types of criticism. And they tend to use the names and reputations of Cardinals Burke and Sarah to bolster their opposition to the Roman Pontiff. But … Continue reading

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Was Pope Honorius I a heretic?

Those who claim that Pope Francis has or might fall into heresy or teach heresy sometimes support their claim by citing past Popes who supposedly did the same. Pope Honorius I is often accused of heresy, but the accusation is … Continue reading

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Free Book on Intrinsic Evil

My book Roman Catholic Teaching on Intrinsic Evil is available for FREE in Kindle format for three days: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of September 17, 18, and 19 (Pacific time). Please take advantage of this free offer. The book discusses … Continue reading

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Various ways a Catholic might be a Schismatic

This passage from the Summa Theologica (II-II, Q. 39) is enlightening. And then we have the definitions in Canon Law (also found in the CCC). “Can. 751 Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism … Continue reading

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When is Adultery only a Venial Sin? Ask Jeff Mirus

In a new post here, Jeff Mirus now claims that the sin of having sexual relations within a second non-marital union (a type of adultery) can be only a venial sin, if one partner is “under duress”. The duress is … Continue reading

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Communion for the Divorced and Remarried, Again

I’ve already thoroughly addressed this topic in past posts: See this search of my blog. Please read those posts for my full position on this topic. Important Points The divorced and remarried are in various different situations. They are not … Continue reading

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Pride goeth before a Schism

[Proverbs] {16:18} Arrogance precedes destruction. And the spirit is exalted before a fall. The above verse is often condensed into the expression: Pride goes before a fall. Now today, I see many Catholics speaking with arrogance, that is to say, … Continue reading

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Free for 2 days: my book on the great Catholic monarch

My booklet, “The Great Catholic Monarch and the Angelic Shepherd,” will be available for free, in Kindle format only, for two days, Sept. 9th and 10th, 2016. Please take advantage of this offer. — Ronald L. Conte Jr.

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Can a Pope teach Material Heresy?

Heresy Material heresy is an idea that is contrary to an infallible teaching of the Magisterium, i.e. a teaching which requires the full assent of faith. Formal heresy is the sin of believing or teaching material heresy, knowing that it … Continue reading

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Free for 5 days: my book on Heaven

My booklet, “Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and Limbo“, will be available for free, in Kindle format only, from Sunday, Sept. 4 through Sept. 8th, 2016, in honor of the canonization of Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Please take advantage of this offer. … Continue reading

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Which Religions Worship the One True God?

I keep seeing articles and posts asserting that Christians and Muslims do not worship the same God. The argument is always the same. Here’s what Christians believe about God. Here’s what Muslims believe about God. The two sets of beliefs … Continue reading

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What Must We Believe about Adam and Eve?

The Council of Trent infallibly taught the following: “If anyone does not confess that the first man, Adam, when he had transgressed the commandment of God in Paradise, immediately lost the sanctity and justice in which he had been constituted, … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Invited Guests and the Three Forms of Baptism

[Luke] {14:15} When someone sitting at table with him had heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is he who will eat bread in the kingdom of God.” {14:16} So he said to him: “A certain man prepared a … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke’s schismatic attitude toward the Pope

In a recent interview, Cardinal Burke assured everyone he will never be part of a schism. “I will never leave the Catholic Church. No matter what happens I intend to die a Roman Catholic. I will never be part of … Continue reading

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