24 05, 2022

A Holy Rivalry

By |2022-05-24T04:13:15+00:00May 24th, 2022|Theology|

And the angel being come in, said unto her: "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women."  Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself, "What manner of salutation this should be?"—St. Luke 1:28-29 I have wondered for awhile why Mary was "troubled" at the announcement of the angel Gabriel.  The Carmelite book Divine Intimacy had a meditation yesterday which answers that question with a quote from St. Alphonsus Liguori: "Mary was troubled because she was filled with humility, disliked praise, and desired that God only be praised." Another quote from Divine Intimacy comes from St. Bernard on the topic of [...]

26 04, 2022

Beginning Evangelization: Brown Scapulars or Miraculous Medals?

By |2022-04-26T14:53:34+00:00April 26th, 2022|Theology|

Happy Easter, Christ is Risen!  Please be aware that the email-notification app on this blog no longer works, so you'll just have to check this front-page Theology Section and the Life Updates every week.  Also, don’t forget to subscribe to all my talks and videos at Padre Peregrino on Rumble. The Miraculous Medal (the silver necklace above on the chain) was engraved in the 19th century at the indication of St. Catherine of Laboure when the Mother of God asked these to be made.  God promises actual graces through Mary's hands to anyone who wears these.  Because these are actual graces, these graces can be received by even non-baptized souls. The Scapular [...]

3 03, 2022

Sr. Lucy of Fatima and Russia Part 2

By |2022-02-26T16:42:28+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Theology|

The following used to be on the archives of The Fatima Center and it was published when Sr. Lucy of Fatima was still alive.  I saved it to my Evernote years ago.  I do not know why it was removed, nor do I know if all of the information can be verified.  But even if Sr. Lucy had no "replacement" and if she actually lived until 2005 (both highly contested premises by many traditional Catholics) then I believe the following looks solid enough to be back on the internet again and it helps explains if Russia was ever consecrated by a Pope: Chronology of Four Cover-up Campaigns: Silencing of Sister Lucia [...]

10 02, 2022

Mary: The Missing Key to Courage

By |2022-02-08T23:07:51+00:00February 10th, 2022|Theology|

Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.—Jn 19:27 Even though Sacred Tradition outside Scripture proposes some accounts of Apostles having wavering courage after Pentecost (for example, the famous story of St. Peter fleeing Rome under persecution as Christ appears to him to say Quo Vadis? at which point Peter returns to Rome to be crucified) we know that for the most part, the pre-Pentecost Apostles have numerous failures in courage whereas the post-Pentecost Apostles have nearly unchecked success in their cooperation with the Holy Spirit's gift of fortitude as 11 of the 12 of them approach [...]

7 09, 2021

Rivers of Living Water

By |2021-09-04T02:23:09+00:00September 7th, 2021|Theology|

Et sustínui qui simul contristarétur, et non fuit: et qui consolarétur, et non invéni.—Ps 68:21 Many people ask me with our crisis in the Church, "What are we to do?"  At the risk of sounding saccharine-sweet, I'm going to propose that one of the best things you can do is to give your heart to Jesus to let His heart break in yours here on earth over the state of the Church.  If St. Teresa of Avila wrote, "Christ has no hands but yours; Christ has no feet but yours," and since we know that Saul (before becoming Paul) in persecuting the Church was literally persecuting Christ-Himself (cf. Acts 9:4) [...]

18 07, 2021

TCE 23:  Our Lady of Good Success for Today

By |2021-07-18T12:45:44+00:00July 18th, 2021|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

What did Our Lady in the 16th century predict for the 20th century?  What words of encouragement did she have? Sources: Opening quote from https://www.ourladyofgoodsuccess.com/pages/history TFP link at: http://www.tfp.org/tfp-home/about-our-lady/prophecies-of-our-lady-of-good-success-about-our-times.html https://youtu.be/4o1bYajMO08  

17 06, 2021

Ex Substántia Matris

By |2021-06-11T22:35:43+00:00June 17th, 2021|Theology|

On Holy Trinity Sunday, every traditional priest reads the Athanasian Creed during Prime.  Prime is the third canonical hour of his Divine Office (Roman Breviary) of the day.  What struck me while reading this in Latin was this line: Deus est ex substántia Patris ante sǽcula génitus: et homo est ex substántia matris in sǽculo natus. This is translated as: God, of the Substance of the Father, Begotten before the worlds: and Man, of the substance of His mother, born in the world. St. Athanasius in his 4th century Creed of Trinity (against the Arians) is asserting that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity who is consubstantial [...]

25 05, 2021

Two Thoughts On Pentecost

By |2021-05-25T12:22:01+00:00May 25th, 2021|Theology|

https://youtu.be/Fo4Ge3FMrDM A couple possible objections to my Pentecost video... First, didn't Pope John XXIII's promise of a New Pentecost come true in the Eastern Hemisphere?  The New Pentecost seems to be a dud since "the numbers tanked," as I said in the video.  At this point, a fair counter to the above would be:  "Ah yes, Fr. David, the numbers of Catholics greatly dropped in North America and South America since Vatican II, but the numbers of Catholics in Africa and Asia increased.  Doesn't this prove the New Pentecost?"  I admit this is a very strong retort.  However, my retort to the retort is equally simple:  The good bishops of Africa and Asia [...]

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