21 05, 2024

Three Broken Canons in the New Code

By |2024-05-21T14:52:27+00:00May 21st, 2024|Theology|

Just as in the days of Christ, it was the scribes and Pharisees (obsessed with the law instead of the Gospel) who crucified Christ.  So also today, canon lawyers now crucify the Catholic Church by legalism.  It's not that Canon Law is the problem.  Canon Law was originally set up to be at the service of the Gospel, not a replacement of it.   But it is being manipulated by corrupt bishops to promote an anti-Gospel in many American dioceses.  We will look at three of the worst abuses of the new Code of Canon Law after it was promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1983.  There are better [...]

18 06, 2021

Excommunicated After Abortion?

By |2021-06-20T18:58:30+00:00June 18th, 2021|Theology|

This blog is a reference to this video and this podcast released the same day. Since Apostolic days (1 Jn 5:17) the Catholic Church has delineated between venial sin and mortal sin.  In the category of mortal sin, there are four sins that cry to heaven for vengeance.  A small percentage of mortal sins also carry the weight of ex-communication (being cut off from the Church.)  Canonically speaking, latae sententiae (automatic) excommunications are divided into “reserved” and “unreserved.” The former are reserved to the Apostolic Penitentiary, while the unreserved (e.g. elective abortion) are under the jurisdiction of the local ordinary.    Some canonists say a person must know he is doing an ex-communicable [...]

18 06, 2021

TCE 22: Lifting of Excommunication After Abortion

By |2021-06-18T16:39:44+00:00June 18th, 2021|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

Theology and Current Events 22 is on various types of excommunication.  It also delves into how and why a priest can lift the excommunication incurred by abortion, but not other reserved sins. LATIN ABSOLUTION: "Misereatur tui omnipotens Deus, et, dimissis peccatis tuis perducat te ad vitam aeternam. Amen. Indulgentiam, absolutionem, et remissionem peccatorum tuorum, tribuat tibi omnipotens et misericors Dominus. Amen. Dominus noster Jesus Christus te absolvat: et ego auctoritate ipsius te absolvo ab omni vinculo excommunicationis, suspensionis, et interdicti, in quantum possum, et tu indiges. Deinde ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis, in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen." ENGLISH ABSOLUTION: "God, the Father of mercies, through [...]

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