13 02, 2024

Moving the Overton-Window on “Schism”

By |2024-02-15T04:49:46+00:00February 13th, 2024|Theology|

Above:  Reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, p/c S. Meyssonnier at Reuters. The Overton Window is what a group thinks to be believable in the eyes of others in its attempts to grow their faction in numbers.  The left uses the Overton Window to determine which lies they can get away with as they approach the left-of-center in a bell-curve of opinion polls.  The right also uses the Overton Window, but they use it to determine which aspects of the truth can be digested by the lukewarm on the right of the same bellcurve.  Fiducia Supplicans greatly shifted the leftists' Overton Window on heresy to the point that even [...]

6 02, 2024

Fatima and Fiducia

By |2024-02-05T23:58:09+00:00February 6th, 2024|Theology|

Recently, Fr. James Martin SJ spoke to the bishops of Ireland at Knock, Ireland.  Our Lady of Knock (top right) is an approved Marian apparition in Ireland from the 19th century.   LifeSite News reported on what happened with the Irish bishops: "A trusted source in Ireland told LifeSiteNews that the meeting included discussions on how to implement the blessing of homosexual 'couples' and even the desire to implement homosexual 'marriage.'" Obviously, it's a blasphemous travesty that such filth from a Jesuit and the Irish bishops would besmirch the Shrine of Our Lady to an island that held once purity so intensely. I suppose this purity left Ireland a long time [...]

1 02, 2024

Stockholm Syndrome in the Catholic Church

By |2024-02-01T19:36:29+00:00February 1st, 2024|Theology|

The prophesy of St. Francis of Assisi reads: “At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavour to draw many into error and death... Some preachers will keep silent about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them, not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.” —Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi, published in 1882 by the London-based Catholic publishing house R. Washbourne, 1882, [...]

30 01, 2024

May Catholics Pray With Non-Catholics?

By |2024-01-30T19:37:35+00:00January 30th, 2024|Theology|

Although there is some debate as to if Catholics can lead non-Catholics in private prayer (such as grace at meals) the Catholic Church's teaching on Catholics participating in public prayer (as in liturgical prayer, such as the Anglican Vespers seen above at St. Peter's recently, p/c LifeSite News) is consistent:  They may not.  The prohibition against Catholics praying with heretics or infidels has been clearly outlined by Popes and Saints for nearly 2,000 years: “The Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics.”—Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, #10, 6 January 1928 “It is not permitted to be present at the sacred rites of [...]

25 01, 2024

St. Maximilian Kolbe Rejected “Ecumenism.”

By |2024-01-25T13:34:48+00:00January 25th, 2024|Theology|

In 2022, I wrote in an article titled Ecumenical: Old and New Definitions and it included these two definitions: "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," and New Advent's 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.'" Unfortunately, the term "ecumenism" has been commandeered in the 20th century by "progressive Catholics" to mean what was once called "the [...]

18 01, 2024

Despair and False-Hope Kill the Soul

By |2024-01-19T10:40:19+00:00January 18th, 2024|Theology|

A public apostate recently stated, "This isn't dogma, just my thought. I like to think of hell as being empty. I hope it is." Many others online repeated the sentiment. But they're wrong. First of all, it's infallible dogma that not just demons, but men and women are in hell. The Council of Trent states in chapter 3 in the Decree on Justification: “But, though [Christ] died for all, yet all do not receive the benefit of His death, but those only unto whom the merit of His passion is communicated.” Let's also look at why it's not more hopeful to think of an empty-hell. First of all, St. Augustine [...]

16 01, 2024

“The Church Shall Be Scattered.”—Cardinal Manning

By |2024-01-16T14:24:14+00:00January 16th, 2024|Theology|

Today we are going to look at what two British Cardinals of the 19th century wrote about the last group of Catholics.  The first paragraph comes from Cardinal Newman: This is what I have to say about the last persecution and its signs. And surely it is profitable to think about it, though we be quite mistaken in the detail. For instance, after all perhaps it may not be a persecution of blood and death, but of craft and subtlety only—not of miracles, but of natural wonders and powers of human skill, human acquirements in the hands of the devil. Satan may adopt the more alarming weapons of deceit—he may [...]

14 12, 2023

Telling the Truth Will Set You Free

By |2023-12-14T15:46:17+00:00December 14th, 2023|Theology|

p/c Catholic Arena, Dublin. Recently, Tucker Carlson gave a talk in Las Vegas, found in-part here.  Below in italics are my favorite quotes from his talk.  Following each quote, I apply it to the current situation in the Catholic Church, especially in relation to the clergy. Tucker Carlson: I can't think of a single case where someone was destroyed for lying. There's no penalty for lying...What they did was tell the truth.  And that is the case everywhere...But go through the last fifteen famous people who were canceled for "saying the wrong thing" and ask yourself:  "Is the thing they said wrong?" Me:  Do a little experiment on paper with [...]

12 11, 2023

Bp. Strickland and “No Other Way of Earning a Living.”

By |2023-11-13T22:08:10+00:00November 12th, 2023|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

Here's the video and text for what Bp. Strickland said recently (autumn 2023) at the Rome Life Forum:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishop-strickland-catholics-alive-during-this-crisis-must-remember-they-were-born-for-this/

12 11, 2023

Argentine Bishop Sounding Like Viganó

By |2023-11-12T08:11:54+00:00November 12th, 2023|Theology|

Archbishop Emeritus Héctor Aguer of La Plata, Argentina recently wrote about cancelled clergy. His letter is especially important in light of recent news on Bp. Strickland. Rorate Caeli had the full translation, so I reproduce it here: 1. Priests cancelled. I am not dealing now with what is happening at the international level, but with a phenomenon that is becoming more and more frequent in Argentina, in various dioceses. "Cancelled" is equivalent to a displacement to non-existence when counting the official number of priests who serve as clergy in a particular (diocesan) church. They are deprived of the means to exercise the ministry and are disavowed before the faithful. They [...]

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