Category Archives: great apostasy

News Story: a Parish Fires Three Musicians

Here’s the article: Rural Minnesota Catholic parish dismisses musicians over gay marriages. The new pastor, Fr. Drees, fired three male musicians who served at the parish. Two of the men are married to each other. The third man, Bob Bernard, … Continue reading

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The Pope, the body of Bishops, and the Church are Indefectible

It is an infallible teaching of the ordinary and universal Magisterium that the Church is indefectible. “Among the prerogatives conferred on His Church by Christ is the gift of indefectibility. By this term is signified, not merely that the Church … Continue reading

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Who Teaches You the Catholic Faith?

Jesus taught in Nazareth, where He was raised. At first, the people welcomed His teaching, because it pleased them. He said that the prophecy of Isaiah was being fulfilled in their hearing, in their sight, in their very town. They … Continue reading

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Will there be a Schism in October of 2015?

Fr. Z. opines that there will not be a schism: Stop talking about schism! Wherein Fr. Z rants. “Some people are talking about ‘schism’ because of the Synod. No matter what happens at the Synod, there will be no schism … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke moves one step closer to Formal Schism

God is not a respecter of persons. And neither am I. Cardinal Burke has served the Church well. He is particularly favored by conservative Catholics, for his conservative point of view on matters of doctrine and discipline. He will be … Continue reading

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The Rejection of Popes and Ecumenical Councils

The “old Catholic Church” is a small schismatic and heretical group, formed in reaction to the First Vatican Council. It happens time and time again, in the history of the Church. An Ecumenical Council decides questions of faith and morals … Continue reading

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Keeping Faith during the Great Apostasy 04

Staying close to God by means of Confession When was the last time that you went to Confession? How often do you go to Confession? I suggest that faithful Catholics go to confession at least once a month; every two … Continue reading

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Keeping Faith during the Great Apostasy 03

Infallible vs. Non-infallible vs. Fallible Many Catholics have fallen into a type of fundamentalism, in which they over-simplify the Faith. They don’t accept any type of theological argument or theological opinion (except their own). They consider all teachings of the … Continue reading

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Keeping Faith during the Great Apostasy 02

The Pope Cannot Fall into Heresy This is the second post in this series, explaining how the faithful of the Church can remain faithful during the great apostasy. The first post emphasized love of God and neighbor, which is expressed, … Continue reading

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Keeping Faith during the Great Apostasy 01

Love God above all else, and love your neighbor as yourself. The great apostasy is a terrible trial through which the Church must pass. It is a relatively brief time period in which most Catholics depart from the one true … Continue reading

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