24 09, 2022

We Need to Change Our Strategy with Infiltrators

By |2022-09-24T16:04:41+00:00September 24th, 2022|Theology|

When I saw this tweet by Matt Gaspers, I realized we were being trolled by the left. Or, Satan was openly trolling the left and still all leftists don't realize they are now fully under the grip of who St. Ignatius calls "the enemy of human nature."  Either way, there are currently no attempts by the left anymore to hide their evil intentions or actions. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote: "We know that they are lying. They know that they are lying. They even know that we know they are lying. We also know that they know we know they are lying. But they still continue to lie."  That's because the big-time [...]

20 09, 2022

He Who Is Not Against Us—Is For Us

By |2022-09-22T13:32:48+00:00September 20th, 2022|Theology|

The late Fr. Gabriele Amorth was the chief exorcist of Rome in the 20th century under Pope John Paul II.  In his second book, An Exorcist: More Stories,  he recounts on page 124 a soldier with a demon who had originally met with him but couldn't make future appointments.  Fr. Amorth writes:  "Continuing with the story of the young soldier: he called me to cancel our fourth appointment, citing military duties. Several months later, I received a letter from him. He told me that he had to leave Rome because he had been suddenly transferred to northern Italy. He gratefully thanked me for the help I had provided and joyfully [...]

12 09, 2022

When to Deny Absolution

By |2022-09-13T03:42:35+00:00September 12th, 2022|Theology|

Jesus said therefore to them again, "Peace be to you.  As the Father hath sent Me, I also send you."  When He had said this, He breathed on them, and He said to them: "Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them, and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained."—John 20:21-23, DRB. Let me say at the outset of this blog that it is long but probably worth it.  It is practically written for other priests but it will help lay people historically.  The only answer you need is in the last paragraph of this post.  However, this blog will give much sacramental [...]

8 09, 2022

Attending Ex-Catholics’ “Weddings”

By |2022-09-09T03:13:25+00:00September 8th, 2022|Theology|

There's a lot of combinations of sacramental debates happening today, but most of them are very similar:  Someone's Catholic family member is getting married outside the Church.  Half the family feels squeamish about it.  A priest steps in and says to the more conservative family members, "You should indeed go to your son's wedding outside the Church, so as to not break the bonds of charity.  That way, you can evangelize him back into the Church later." Then, all the lay people in the family have their consciences euthanized by the smiling priest, and they all go to the "wedding." Here's why that priest is wrong and it's actually a [...]

6 09, 2022

St. John Vianney on the Final Judgment

By |2022-08-24T21:24:47+00:00September 6th, 2022|Theology|

And then they shall see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great power and majesty.—St. Luke chapter 21. Not a God clothed with our weaknesses, hidden in the darkness of a wretched stable, housed in a crib, treated with derision and mockery, bowed to earth by the heavy burden of His Cross, but a God who, clad in the glorious splendor of His great power and majesty, makes known His advent by the most terrifying manifestations, by the darkening of the sun and the moon, by the falling of the stars and by the upheaval of all creation. Not a Redeemer who comes with the meekness of [...]

1 09, 2022

Don’t Talk to the Dead Even If You Think They’re Saved

By |2022-09-01T15:05:44+00:00September 1st, 2022|Theology|

Except for asking for the intercession of canonized saints, our main contact with those who have gone before us should be praying for the souls in Purgatory.  In other words, we're supposed to be praying to God for them, not usually discussing things with them. It is true that we can ask souls in Purgatory for help, but that has to be done in general asking their intercession, not specifically. In fact, it's either St. Alphonsus or St. Bellarmine who teaches that such requests on earth for intercession from the Holy Souls in Purgatory must be addressed to God first to then He asks the Holy Souls to intercede. (It's [...]

30 08, 2022

Should Catholics Join the US Military? Part 1: “Negative.”

By |2022-08-27T22:51:45+00:00August 30th, 2022|Theology|

by Captain Emily Rainey Emily Grace Rainey is a former Army Special Operations Officer who deployed to Afghanistan as the leader of a Cultural Support Team, where she conducted dozens of helicopter infil night raids while assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. Later she was selected into Psychological Operations, the primary propaganda arm of the Department of Defense and deployed to Iraq as the commander of a tactical PSYOP detachment. The highly decorated Captain Rainey resigned her commission in July of 2021 after receiving career ending reprimands for defying Covid lockdowns as well as peaceably attending the Jan 6 rally in Washington DC. Since leaving the military she bought a [...]

25 08, 2022

American Mass Attendance Before and After “the Council.”

By |2022-09-04T14:09:49+00:00August 25th, 2022|Theology|

Photo credit above:  Dr. Peter Kwasniewski. A new CARA study quoting Gallup polls has recently published statistics on current American Catholicism as seen above. We have all known for awhile that there were more ex-Catholics than Catholics in the USA, but the spread is enormous in the above numbers that just came out in 2022. In one graphic from CARA (above chart) see especially that there's almost 113 million US Catholics baptized but only about 53 million of them even attempt to attend yearly Mass at Christmas and Easter. Another study (above) came out a few years ago showing the striking comparisons between the faith-based practices of Catholics who currently go to [...]

23 08, 2022

“Ecumenical:” Old and New Definitions

By |2022-08-24T14:18:17+00:00August 23rd, 2022|Theology|

Top Left:  An icon of St. Maximus the Confessor, a 7th century Greek monk loyal to Rome.  Top Right:  An "icon" of Fr. Hans Urs Von Balthasar SJ, a Jesuit of the 20th century. Ecumenical for the first thousand years of Christianity was an adjective to describe dogmatic meetings of orthodox bishops who cared about accurately defining the Catholic Faith.  New Advent has a good definition: "Ecumenical Councils are those to which the bishops, and others entitled to vote, are convoked from the whole world (oikoumene) under the presidency of the pope or his legates, and the decrees of which, having received papal confirmation, bind all Christians."  All 21 ecumenical [...]

20 08, 2022

How Catholics (Who Believe in Fatima) Should See Trump

By |2022-08-21T14:31:30+00:00August 20th, 2022|Theology|

I despise President Trump's Operation Warp-Speed that rolled out the COVID vaccine. I understand he promoted staff who lived alternative lifestyles. Neither of these are things that King St. Louis IX would have done if he were a monarch in the USA in the 21st century. But such a saint is not alive today, and we need to decide if we're going to get behind the least-bad man we've been given on the right in decades by Divine Providence. The problem is this: Many traditional Catholics now say some form of this assertion: "A country founded on Protestant and freemasonic principles was always going to fall and Trump is just [...]

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