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  1. Can God ordain a bishop if He appears to a person and ordain him a bishop? Otherwise,
    If God is almighty, why not?

    God is subject to the laws of men?

    God is bound to his sacraments and can not use them? Can not baptize, consecrate the host, forgive sins, ordain a bishop in case of appearing physically to a person? being God the great High Priest.

    • Ron Conte says:

      God cannot contradict himself. Jesus decided to give the Church alone that power, and He decided that the Sacraments should have certain requirements. These requirements for the Sacraments are essential, such as the laying on of hands at ordination. So God cannot ordain a bishop in a vision. This is prohibited so that persons cannot falsely claim to be bishops, and so that fallen angels cannot deceive someone into thinking they have been ordained by a false vision. (Jesus is the high priest, not the Trinity.)

  2. Mark P. says:

    True or false: “The real core of Catholic teaching is and always was a decision of conscience.
    The Catholic Church long has taught that you must follow your conscience, even if it is contrary to church teachings,” McElroy said. (quote from Bishop McElroy of San Diego)

    • Ron Conte says:

      No, that is not correct. We must form our consciences by Church teaching. Cardinal Ratzinger: “Conscience is not an independent and infallible faculty. It is an act of moral judgment regarding a responsible choice. A right conscience is one duly illumined by faith and by the objective moral law and it presupposes, as well, the uprightness of the will in the pursuit of the true good.”

      CCC: “1792 Ignorance of Christ and his Gospel, bad example given by others, enslavement to one’s passions, assertion of a mistaken notion of autonomy of conscience, rejection of the Church’s authority and her teaching, lack of conversion and of charity: these can be at the source of errors of judgment in moral conduct.”

      CCC: 1783 “the education of conscience is indispensable for human beings who are subjected to negative influences and tempted by sin to prefer their own judgment and to reject authoritative teachings.”

  3. Mark P. says:

    I suppose my main point is, I know there is more to this teaching than what I posted above. However, it does seem that when certain clergy use this line, it is out of context and is usually heaped upon an unsuspecting and ill-informed audience who take it to mean that they have no use for Church teaching. This particular bishop, from what I have read, seems to selectively use tidbits of this teaching without the full message, which seems deceptive.

  4. Rafael Medina says:

    Do you think that the Third Secret of Fatima was completed revealed? I’ve read books where the part that was revealed in 2000 was only the vision but not the words of the Our Lady about that vision. We have the interpretation of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger about that vision, but according to the books the part that was not revealed was the words of virgin Mary about that vision. (the true interpretation about that vision)

    • Ron Conte says:

      Yes, it was completely revealed. After studying and writing eschatology for 20 years, I can tell you I’ve seen no convincing evidence to the contrary.

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