January 2019 Newsletter (comment here)

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  1. Patrick says:

    Great reading.Appreciate your efforts as always.

  2. erm6 says:

    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for the newsletter.

    Do you have any way to control or restrict the types of ads shown on your WordPress blog? Or can you offer your blog ad-free at a specific level of your patronage subscription? Or does WordPress offer a paid ad-free option for readers like me, independently from our subscription to your patronage?

    There’s one particular suggestive ad, which has been popping up a lot for the last couple months… I’m getting tired of it…

    Any suggestions are much appreciated

  3. kevin says:

    Ron

    thank you for your material as Always. With regards to permanent deacons do you see any theological barrier for those who are already permanent deacons to be given permission to marry ?
    Same question to those who are already priests. Thank you.

    • Ron Conte says:

      The Church has always permitted some married men to become deacons or priests. There is a theological problem with a person going from a higher calling, ordination, to a lower calling, marriage. The Church could possibly permit the ordained to marry, but there would need to be a decision of the Magisterium as to whether this is right or not.

  4. franciscofigueroa1 says:

    Ron,
    Do you think that the following passages from Acts of the Apostles also support salvation for non-Catholics or non-Christians?
    [Acts]
    {10:45} And the faithful of the circumcision, who had arrived with Peter, were astonished that the grace of the Holy Spirit was *also* poured out upon the Gentiles.

    Notice that *the grace Holy Spirit was ALSO poured upon non-baptized people*, the Gentiles (and the faithful early Christians, Jew converts were astonished).

    {10:47} Then Peter responded, “How could anyone prohibit water, so that *those who have received the Holy Spirit* would not be baptized, just as we also have been?”

    Notice also, that Peter is saying that some people have received the Holy Spirit (thus being in state of sanctifying grace by a non-formal Baptism) *prior* to formal baptism with water.

    {10:48} And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then they begged him to remain with them for some days.

    This was a hard teaching for the Jewish converted Christians, they could not accept the Gentiles (pagans). Yet Peter gives the order to baptize them (for formal Baptism is the norm). This also shows that Peter is the Chief, has authority, he gave the order to baptize the Gentiles.

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