Pope Pius XII: it is not impossible for married couples to abstain from sex

The controversy over Amoris Laetitia has raised the question as to whether it might be impossible for a divorced and remarried couple to refrain from sex, as the Church teaches they must. They do not have a valid Sacrament of … Continue reading

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The Warning on Good Friday and the Conservative Schism

The next possible date for the Warning of Garabandal is Good Friday of 2017 (April 14th). If the Warning occurs at that time, how might it affect the conservative schism? What follows is my speculative eschatology on the topic. The … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church has a serious Heresy Problem

The Roman Catholic Church, worldwide, has a severe heresy problem. The vast majority of persons who call themselves Catholic have accepted heretical ideas, in contradiction to definitive Church teaching. Common heresies among the laity include: * the claim that the … Continue reading

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A Nun publicly denied Mary’s Virginity

In a recent news story, Sister Lucia Caram, a Roman Catholic nun in Spain, publicly denied the dogma of the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The nun said: “I think Mary was in love with Joseph and that … Continue reading

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Cardinal Mueller on Communion for the Divorced and Remarried

The prefect of the CDF has made public comments on Communion for the divorced and remarried: “It cannot be said that there are circumstances according to which an act of adultery does not constitute a mortal sin,” Mueller said in … Continue reading

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Common Heresies on Salvation Theology

The Roman Catholic Magisterium has many definitive teachings on salvation, which have been taught by Ecumenical Councils, or Popes, or the ordinary and universal Magisterium. And yet common opinions on the same topic persist among the faithful, in contradiction to … Continue reading

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Reputation versus Schism and Heresy

For a long time now, many conservative Catholics have been making certain mistakes. 1. The assumption that the conservative answer to any theological question is necessarily correct, and that the liberal answer is wrong or heretical. 2. The reliance on … Continue reading

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Salvation Theology and “The Good Place”

“The Good Place” is an NBC sitcom, aptly described on the show’s official website in these words: “The show follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, “House of Lies,” “Veronica Mars”), an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife and, thanks to some … Continue reading

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The Disingenuous use of the word Confusion by Papal Critics

The latest watchword of the critics of Pope Francis and of Amoris Laetitia is confusion. They disingenuously claim to be confused about what Pope Francis is teaching, in Amoris Laetitia and elsewhere. But what they really mean is that Pope … Continue reading


50% of World Hunger is in 3 Nations

50% of World Hunger is in 3 Nations; 70% is in 12 Nations According to the World Hunger Report (2015), based on the estimated number of hungry persons in each nation, a full 50% of the 805 million hungry persons … Continue reading

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The Failure of Canon 915

Before I discuss Canon 915, I want to dispel you of the notion that any discipline is so long-standing and so thoroughly established in Church practice that it is irreformable. The Old Testament disciplines were established by Divine Revelation, and … Continue reading

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The Council of Trent versus Amoris Laetitia and the Maltese Bishops

“CHAPTER VII. “On the preparation to be given so that one may worthily receive the sacred Eucharist “If it is not fitting for anyone to approach any of the sacred functions, except with holiness, certainly, the more that the holiness … Continue reading

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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


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