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Contra E. Christian Brugger on Intention and Intrinsically Evil Acts

E. Christian Brugger is not a faithful Catholic theologian, and his answers on any questions of faith and morals should be treated with distrust. See my previous posts explaining why this is so. In his latest article, he continues teaching … Continue reading

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More Grave Errors by E. Christian Brugger via NCRegister

In his article, Is Masturbation Always Wrong?, E. Christian Brugger proposes serious moral errors. The specific question is whether masturbation is moral for medical reasons. His answer is a mishmash of truth, distortion, and error. And in the end, he … Continue reading

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E. Christian Brugger’s Grave Error on Papal Authority

In a public statement earlier this year, theologian E. Christian Brugger issued an Open Appeal, which called on all Catholic Bishops to oppose, undermine, and contradict Pope Francis. By this public act, Brugger committed formal schism, the refusal of submission … Continue reading

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Reply to E. Christian Brugger’s Open Appeal

E. Christian Brugger’s Open Appeal to “all Catholic bishops — East and West” is a schismatic rejection of papal authority; it is an act of extreme pride and the sin of formal schism. The Church, the Ark of Salvation, is … Continue reading

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E. Christian Brugger on Contraception Outside of Marriage

E. Christian Brugger is a professor of ethics at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. In a brief artcie at Zenit.org, he answers the question as to whether the Church’s teaching on the immorality of contraception is limited to the marital … Continue reading

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An Overview of Heresy in the Church Today: Part One Moral Theology

Intrinsically evil acts An intrinsically evil act is a knowingly chosen act which is inherently ordered toward an evil moral object (a moral deprivation in the proximate end of the act). When the object is evil, the act is intrinsically … Continue reading

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On Natural Marriage, Polygamy, and Indissolubility

This article presents my theological opinion on certain open questions concerning natural marriage and polygamy. How we should we regard three things: 1. the difference between natural marriage and the Sacrament as concerns indissolubility 2. polygamy in the Old Testament … Continue reading

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Dr. Ed Peters’ heretical position on Contraception

There is more than one way to assert a heresy. The simplest way is to directly contradict an infallible magisterial teaching. But another way is to substantially distort an infallible magisterial teaching. That latter form of heresy is what I’m … Continue reading

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Does Contracepted Sex suffice to Consummate a Marriage?

The Catholic Sacrament of Marriage is “ratum tantum” (ratified only) after the exchange of vows in the wedding ceremony, and is “ratum et consummatum” (ratified and consummated) after the spouses have had marital relations. The sexual relations in question is … Continue reading

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Reliable Teaching on Contraception outside Marriage

Judie Brown at EWTN — She points out that the use of any form of contraception is immoral, and, when contraception is used in sex outside of marriage, there are two wrongs: contraception and extra-marital sex. Fr. Richard Hogan at … Continue reading

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