Q and A on Guardian Angels

I received an e-mail from a reader with a series of questions on guardian angels. Here are the questions and my answers. My answers are in the realm of speculative theology. Q: “Does my guardian angel know what I am … Continue reading

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What the 4 Cardinals should have said in their Letter to the Pope

Four Cardinals made public a formerly-private letter the Pope Francis. The letter contains 5 Dubia (“doubts”) asking querulous questions on Amoris Laetitia. Here’s what they should have said (instead of what they actually said) — 1. The Church is indefectible. … Continue reading

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Can the Cardinals issue a formal correction of Pope Francis?

According to the Catholic Herald in the UK: “Cardinal Burke is one of four cardinals who have written to the Pope asking for a clarification of Amoris Laetitia. They say that the document could be read as contradicting Church teaching … Continue reading

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Another Request for Prayers

It’s been 5 weeks since my back operation. I’m still having back pain daily, at about the same level as before the operation. I’m seeing the doctor again next week. Please keep me in your prayers and perhaps offer the … Continue reading

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When is a teaching of the Church infallible?

The infallible Sacred Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church can be exercised in any of three ways. I. Papal Infallibility The Pope has, in and of himself, by virtue of his office, the full ability and authority of the Sacred … Continue reading

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My Comments on the Amoris Laetitia controversy

No Pope can ever teach heresy. No Pope can ever commit apostasy, heresy, or schism. Those who accuse any current Roman Pontiff of teaching heresy, or of committing apostasy, heresy, or schism, are themselves guilty of schism. For “it arises … Continue reading

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Ectopic Pregnancy: Removal of the Prenatal

ERD: “In case of extra-uterine pregnancy, no intervention is morally licit which constitutes a direct abortion.” [USCCB, Ethical and Religious Directives, n. 48.] An ectopic pregnancy represents a difficult moral situation. But the USCCB is expressing the constant teaching of … Continue reading

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Useful Recent Posts on Catholicism

* The Many Errors of Religious Fundamentalism * The Approaching Schism is Twofold: Liberal and Conservative * Can a Pope commit the sin of heresy? * The Parable of the Invited Guests and the Three Forms of Baptism * Love … Continue reading

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Mass Deportation equals Mass Murder

President-elect Donald Trump has a plan to solve the problem of illegal immigration: Mass Deportations. In a campaign speech on August 31st, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona, he outlined this plan. Full text here. Trump emphasized the deportation of dangerous criminals, … Continue reading

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My Next Book is a Novel

Here is a list of my currently published titles, including 20 books of theology, 16 theology booklets, and 4 books on other topics, plus my Bible translation. Mostly, I write on the topic of Catholic theology. But I have written … Continue reading

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Electoral College vs. Popular Vote: which States lose out

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If the U.S. switches (by changing the Constitution) from the Electoral College to a simple count of the popular vote as a way to choose the President and Vice President, which States gain influence over that choice, and which States … Continue reading

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Commentary on the Recent POTUS Election

I have a low opinion of the vast majority of politicians. I think president-elect Donald Trump is a horrible person, with innumerable unrepentant grave sins on his conscience. And I think Hillary Clinton is also a horrible person, for different … Continue reading

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On the baptism of desire

30 Ways to obtain a Baptism of Desire The Salvation of the Good Thief: repentance as a baptism of desire Roman Catholic Teaching on Implicit Baptism of Desire

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The Warning will change the landscape of Politics worldwide

The next possible date for the Warning is Good Friday, 2017. Whenever the Warning occurs, it will change the landscape of politics worldwide. At the Warning, on Good Friday, God will illuminate every person’s conscience, and each person will understand … Continue reading

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7 Ways an Atheist can go to Heaven

1. Some persons are baptized as infants, children, or even as adults, and later they fall away from the Christian faith and become atheists. These persons enter the state of grace when baptized. If they never commit an actual mortal … Continue reading

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Salvation is not granted solely to Christians

Pope Saint John Paul II in Redemptoris Missio: “10. The universality of salvation means that it is granted not only to those who explicitly believe in Christ and have entered the Church. Since salvation is offered to all, it must … Continue reading

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NYU Professor rightly calls our culture Totalitarian

Here is the story: NYU Prof Ousted After Criticizing PC Culture. This professor is absolutely right that the culture has become like a totalitarian government, forcing everyone to adopt the same point of view. “It is totalitarianism because it is … Continue reading

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Schism at the closing of a church in the Boston Diocese

Here is the news story: Their fight lost, members of closed Scituate church start their own. I sympathize with any Catholics suffering because their beloved parish church has been closed by the diocese. But the shortage of priests, falling attendance, … Continue reading

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Whether the Sufferings of Hell decrease at first?

Suppose that a human person commits one actual mortal sin, from which he never repents, and, subsequently, one hundred thousand venial sins. Now a person who is in a state of grace can have venial sins forgiven by any devout … Continue reading

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The Concrete Act and the Concept of Intrinsic Evil

Roman Catholic teaching on morality is based on human acts, also called concrete acts. A human act is the knowing choice of a human person. Such acts are termed “concrete” because the act and its morality are real and meaningful, … Continue reading

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