6 12, 2022

Six-Flags Over Colorado’s Catholicism

By |2022-12-03T04:57:35+00:00December 6th, 2022|Theology|

I was baptized, confirmed, worked as a city paramedic, and was later ordained a Catholic priest in the city limits of Denver, Colorado.  Amazingly, what would one day be the city limits of Denver was originally under the jurisdiction of at least six apostolic territories due to shifting Catholic boundaries.  (I am not here writing about different bishops.  Denver has had eight ordinaries—three bishops and five archbishops—since its foundation as a diocese in 1868.)  Rather, I am writing here that the land of northern Colorado (specifically Denver) was found under many different dioceses as ecclesiastical borders shifted. In my seminary (also in Denver) we took a class on the history of [...]

1 12, 2022

Building Catholic Utopias?

By |2022-11-28T22:46:06+00:00December 1st, 2022|Theology|

In Advent, we meditate on the Two Comings of Christ.  We meditate first on Christ's coming in the Incarnation and second on His glorious coming in the General Judgment.  We are reminded of the fragile and ephemeral nature of our life in exile on earth.  More now that ever, serious Catholics all over the world want to get their families to what "the better life," that heavenly fatherland.  And they are humble enough to know they need the help of other Catholic families and good clergy to arrive there. Conservatives are now building intentional communities with great foresight and circumspection to protect their families against the overreach of corrupt governments. [...]

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 [...]

4 08, 2022

RIP David Bawden (aka Pope Michael)

By |2022-08-04T11:19:28+00:00August 4th, 2022|Theology|

David Bawden (who went by "Pope Michael" in Kansas) has apparently died. God rest his soul. I thank God he apparently made a confession at the end, but it's not that big of a statement since I hope every person on this planet confesses before dying. People on social media are saying ridiculous things like he repented of "his apostasy" at the end just since he thought he was the Pope for the past decade or so. Let's get a few things straight: 1-Bawden did not accept the post-Vatican II Popes as valid. I do. At worst, this would make him "a schismatic," not "an apostate." In fact, I don't [...]

24 02, 2022

Travel Tips for Catholics (and Others)

By |2022-02-23T14:28:23+00:00February 24th, 2022|Theology|

Obviously, there are a million websites telling you how to travel.  But this "Pilgrim Priest" is going to give you a few new tips you may not have known: Ahead of Time: Find out which countries require vaccines and masks not only to tour, but also to land in their country.  Also, your passport may not be enough.  Make sure to get travel-visas ahead of time.  (Just before my very first flight to Brazil in seminary, I got stopped on the way from Denver to Rio De Janeiro in Atlanta, not knowing I needed a visa to enter Brazil.  I had to fly back to Denver and re-book everything.  Since [...]

22 02, 2022

Are Trads Mean?

By |2022-02-22T13:34:41+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Theology|

I recently stayed with traditional priest who, although Western and a bit older than me, reminded me of a Holy Fool of the East. A Holy Fool in Russian is called юродивый or a yurodivy and it's its own class of saint. The Holy Fool makes you think he is stupid, but in fact—it's you he reveals as stupid. The Eastern Church's holy fool is not insane as the name implies to Western eyes, but is rather an indomitable lover of God who makes you re-think your own arrogance through his prophetic actions in your life. (The older Latin priest I stayed with had little idea he was like the [...]

30 11, 2021

Advent Message to Benefactors and Listeners

By |2021-12-07T21:36:41+00:00November 30th, 2021|Theology|

Dear friends, family, readers, listeners and benefactors—both spiritual and material, Ave Maria! I wanted to thank you all for all of your support this past year. First, some great news: My VLX (Patristic Bible Study) and CPX (Catechism of Pope St. Pius X) and TCE (Theology and Current Events) reached it's first year of production about midway through 2021. Across all forums like YouTube and Apple podcasts, it is now getting about a million listens a year! It has been my dream for a long time to teach Scripture and catechesis as a traveling missionary, so this was an answer to a prayer in a roundabout way. I thank God (and [...]

16 11, 2021

Men’s Groups: A Suggestion

By |2021-11-12T03:56:31+00:00November 16th, 2021|Theology|

Who is more chatty, men or women? You probably can guess my answer at face-value. But when you throw a single variable in there, and change it just a little bit, for example: “Who is more open about problems with new friends?” I believe the answer is: men. You see, if you started a women’s Bible Study, you would be lucky if you could get fellow women to open up about, say, internet temptations within three months of that Bible study getting together. But if you started a men’s Bible Study, the men would be open about internet problems that very first night. I mean it: That very first night [...]

3 08, 2021

The Rage and the Victory

By |2021-07-31T21:17:04+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Theology|

On the topic of the "vaccine," notice that the left is not quoting their false-science anymore as much as their morality.  And their "morality" is now devolving into a diabolical rage and hatred against those who won't take their baby-injected jab: Yes, this is a real tweet I saw full of hatred for those who will not take the vaccine.  This is the rage that is coming. A traditional Catholic woman on Twitter who goes by Rae (who I suggest everyone follow) posted this: As of early August 2021, we are not yet at level 7.  But levels 1-6 are being fulfilled simultaneously against anyone who will not [...]

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