What if a couple marry with the intention of never having children?

In this scenario, the man and woman are presumably fertile and able to have children. And they have no grave reason to avoid procreation. They simply prefer their lives to be free from children. They are able, but they do … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Bible: Dietary Laws

Some persons criticize the Bible, and attempt to discredit its teachings on morality, by pointing to the Old Testament dietary laws. They suggest that some of the moral teachings of the Bible are as outdated, or as irrelevant to modern … Continue reading

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The End of the World is NOT anytime soon

A recent news story states that author David Meade believes the world will end on 23 April 2018 — a week and a half from now: End of the world 2018: Will the Rapture occur on April 23? SHOCK prediction … Continue reading

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Ask a Theologian a Theological Question (closed)

The latest installment of my ask a question blog posts. You know what to do.

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Church Teaching on Salvation for non-Christians and non-believers

In anticipation of the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, I’m posting a review of my theological position on salvation for non-Christians and non-believers. The full explanation is in my book, Forgiveness and Salvation for Everyone, which is still free, in … Continue reading

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The Universal Call To Holiness In The Church

Chapter V from Lumen Gentium, in its entirety: 39. The Church, whose mystery is being set forth by this Sacred Synod, is believed to be indefectibly holy. Indeed Christ, the Son of God, who with the Father and the Spirit … Continue reading

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Address of Pope Pius XII to the Second World Congress on Fertility and Sterility

The following is my translation of the Address of Pope Pius XII to the Second World Congress on Fertility and Sterility, at Naples, France, on 19 May 1956. Original text in French and Latin from the Vatican website. [1] [The … Continue reading

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New Papal Document: Gaudete et Exsultate

Pope Francis is about to release a new Apostolic Exhortation: Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Exult or Rejoice and Be Glad) “on the call to holiness in the contemporary world”. This could be the document I’ve been expecting which will … Continue reading

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Free Kindle Book on Salvation

My book, Forgiveness and Salvation for Everyone, will be available free, in Kindle format only, on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, April 7, 8, and 9 of 2018. Please take advantage of this free offer. Ron Conte

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April 7th, 1999 years ago, Jesus Died

According to my research in Biblical chronology, as explained in my book Important Dates in the Lives of Jesus and Mary, the true date of the Crucifixion was Friday, April 7th, 19 AD. And if I am correct, then this … Continue reading

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Answer a Theological Question

In this post, I pose a question to my readers, and we discuss what the answer might be. Question: If an atheist does not convert to belief in God, can he possibly be saved and have eternal life in Heaven? … Continue reading

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Ask a Theological Question (closed)

The format for this post is simple question and answer. It is not for debate or arguing. Thanks. Ron Conte

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How To Decide Right from Wrong

The Catholic Church has certain clear teachings on which acts are moral, and which are immoral. For example, good acts include: prayer, self-denial, and the works of mercy. Bad acts include theft, lying, murder, contraception, abortion, and the various sexual … Continue reading

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Pope Francis previously taught Hell exists forever

In his Address at the Church of “San Gregorio VII”, Rome, on Friday, 21 March 2014, Pope Francis stated: “And I feel that I cannot conclude without saying a word to the absent bosses today, to those absent but central … Continue reading

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Free Kindle book on the Three Days of Darkness

For the next three days, March 29, 30, and 31 of 2018 (Pacific Time), I’m offering my booklet: The Three Days of Darkness and the Time of Peace for free, in Kindle format only. Please take advantage of this offer. … Continue reading

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God’s Mercy Toward Hardened Sinners

Suppose that a human person commits some of the worst sins on the face of the earth, whatever those sins might be, and remains unrepentant. Suppose that he or she continues in grave sin, rejoices in that sin, calls the … Continue reading

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Ask a Theological Question (closed)

Another post for questions and answers.

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The Two Types of Usury

[Exodus] {22:25} If you lend money to the poor of my people who live among you, you shall not coerce them like a collector, nor oppress them with usury. [Psalm 14] (15) {14:1} A Psalm of David. O Lord, who … Continue reading

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The Hidden Mysteries of the Rosary

Previously posted in December of 2012 The Rosary is a mediation on the mysteries of Christ’s life. But the Virgin Mary is the most perfect disciple and the most perfect imitator of Christ, and her life, from its very beginning, … Continue reading

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What are the punishments of Hell?

The punishments of Hell are just and merciful. No fallen angel or reprobate soul can act with justice and mercy, so the punishments are meted out by God. First punishment: deprivation of all the joys of Heaven. God does this … Continue reading

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