Author Archives: Ron Conte

The Maltese Bishops formalize a common practice in the Church

The Catholic Bishops of Malta have released a document: Criteria for the Application of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia. The document plainly permits the divorced and remarried to receive the Sacraments of Confession and Communion based on their own judgment … Continue reading

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Catholics who use Contraception should be Prohibited from Communion

…along with all the false teachers who make excuses for them. Use of contraception is an objective mortal sin; it is an intrinsically evil and gravely immoral act. The use of mere contraception is a lesser sin than the adultery … Continue reading

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Are You Waiting on a Response to the Dubia?

Over at The Motherlands (blog), Denise Renner wrote this post: Waiting on a response to the dubia. She says: “If only children asked questions in the form of dubia: well-worded requests for clarification requiring a “Yes” or “No” in response.” … Continue reading

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The Next Conservative Pope on Communion for the divorced and remarried

In my eschatology, I’m predicting that, during the reign of Pope Francis, many conservatives and most traditionalists will depart from communion with the one true Church, and enter into a formal schism. They will depart over three controversies: 1. Communion … Continue reading

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The Range of Opinions on How Many Are Saved

My understanding of Catholic teaching has led me to the conclusion that the majority of human persons go to Heaven, and only a small percentage of persons end up in Hell. See my book: Forgiveness and Salvation for Everyone or … Continue reading

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The Warning of Garabandal in 2017?

Good Friday of 2017 is one of very few possible dates remaining for the Warning of Garabandal. That date is April 14th, just 100 days from today (January 4th). I suggest the faithful undertake a program of increased prayer and … Continue reading

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My Commentary on the 5 Dubia regarding Amoris Laetitia

The full text of the Dubia proposed by four Cardinals to Pope Francis is here. First, I would like to reply to the claim of some dubia supporters that the Cardinals are simply asking questions and asking for clarification. What … Continue reading

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Salvation for persons who manifestly persevere in objective mortal sin

Let’s consider the case of persons who manifestly persevere in objective mortal sins. These are persons who commit acts that are objectively gravely immoral, on a continuing basis, without apparent repentance. These sins might be interior or exterior; they might … Continue reading

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The fault is with conservative Catholics, not Pope Francis

It’s not just Amoris Laetitia, and it’s not just Pope Francis. In the present time, many conservative Catholics portray themselves as entirely faithful to the Magisterium, while rejecting, ignoring, or radically reinterpreting any magisterial teachings contrary to their own thinking. … Continue reading

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Every Roman Pontiff is Indefectible

Based on the teaching of Sacred Scripture, and the very words of Jesus about Peter and his successors, and the teaching of the Sacred Councils, especially the First Vatican Council, I believe that each and every valid Roman Pontiff is … Continue reading

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Confession on the Last Day of 2016

The last day of 2016 falls on this Saturday. And Saturday is the day when parishes commonly offer Confession, usually just before the vigil Mass. It would be helpful to souls, pleasing to God, and I think fitting as a … Continue reading

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Dr. Ed Peters vs. First Vatican Council

The Magisterium The First Vatican Council taught the following: “6. For the Holy Spirit was promised to the successors of Peter, not so that they might, by His revelation, make known some new doctrine, but that, by His assistance, they … Continue reading

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Free Booklet about Jesus and Mary for Christmas

My booklet, The Immaculate Virgin Conception of the Virgin Mary, includes a discussion of the virgin conception and virgin birth of Jesus as well as the Immaculate Conception and birth of Mary. In honor of the birth of Jesus, the … Continue reading

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The Conservative Catholic Schism will definitely happen soon

Every day, conservative Catholics are publicly expressing contempt for the authority of the Roman Pontiff. Every day, they exalt themselves above the Supreme and Universal Pastor, speaking as if HIS decisions on doctrine and discipline were subject to THEIR judgment, … Continue reading

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The Rock and the Sand

[Matthew] {7:24} Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and does them shall be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. {7:25} And the rains descended, and the floods rose up, and the winds … Continue reading

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Errors in the Filial Appeal Petition – part two

The full petition is here: http://www.filialappeal.org/full [continued from part one] “13. We firmly reiterate the truth that divorcees who have attempted a civil marriage and who, for most serious reasons, such as the children’s upbringing, cannot satisfy the grave obligation … Continue reading

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Errors in the Filial Appeal Petition – part one

The full petition is here: http://www.filialappeal.org/full Title The petition’s full title is: “Declaration of Fidelity to the Church’s Unchangeable Teaching on Marriage and to Her Uninterrupted Discipline”. Even the title of the petition contains errors. First, the Church’s teachings on … Continue reading

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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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