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Is the Pope changing a dogma on the death penalty?

A related question is: Is the Pope is saying that the death penalty is intrinsically evil? First lets carefully read the new revised numeral (It is ‘new’ because it was previously revised by Pope St. John Paul II as well): “2267 … Continue reading

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Could Pope Francis be Wrong on the Death Penalty?

Pope Francis recently ordered a change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the subject of the death penalty. Formerly, the text read as follows: “Assuming that the guilty party’s identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Death Penalty

Pope Francis has ordered a change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the topic of the death penalty: NC Register story. The death penalty “2267. Recourse to the death penalty on the part of legitimate authority, following a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Death Penalty

Our holy father, Pope Francis, is the current valid successor of Peter, and he has the gifts of truth and of a never-failing faith. Therefore, he can never teach or hold material heresy, neither as a personal opinion, nor under … Continue reading

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Intrinsic evil: slavery and the death penalty

Over at Vox Nova, David Cruz-Uribe asks two questions: 1) Does the Church now teach that slavery is an intrinsic evil? 2) Should the Church teach that the death penalty is an intrinsic evil? These types of questions treat the … Continue reading


Catholic commentary on the death of Bin Laden

In this post, I review some of the comments that Catholics are expressing about the death of Usama Bin Laden, and I add my own. 1. Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., head of the Press Office of the Holy See, says: … Continue reading

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Reply to the Declaration of the Hermits (UK)

A very small group of Hermits in the U.K. ( have issued a “Declaration” (found here) against Pope Francis. They have been excommunicated (ferendae sententiae) by the local Bishop, and rightly so. They are schismatics and heretics. Here is my … Continue reading

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A Mild Faithful Dissent from Pope Francis on Nuclear Weapons

Limited Possibility of Error The Church is indefectible; therefore, the body of Bishops, by the prevenient grace of the Holy Spirit, can never defect by accepted as Roman Pontiff an invalid pope or antipope. Pope Francis has been accepted by … Continue reading

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Dr. Robert Fastiggi on Marital Sexual Ethics

Dr. Fastiggi posted a comment on this blog after a post about a debate I had on Twitter on marital sexual ethics. The information he presented is noteworthy, so I’ve decided to write this brief article offering the whole text … Continue reading

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They sin gravely who insult the Pope

Is an insult only a venial sin? Often it would be. But if the insult is said to anyone with malice, it is an actual mortal sin, no matter how slightly worded. Malice is always objectively grave, as it is … Continue reading

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My Commentary on the Declaration of Truths (part 2)

[Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3] The Law of God 12. A justified person has the sufficient strength with God’s grace to carry out the objective demands of the Divine law, since all of the commandments of God … Continue reading

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Will Pope Francis issue a document on Homosexuality?

The rumor is that a document is planned for April of this year. What will the Pope say on the subject? 1. One suggestion, the mildest claim, is that he will condemn the use of the death penalty against persons … Continue reading

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No, Taylor Marshall Children cannot be Possessed by Demons

The controversy begins with the interpretation of a Bible passage. [Deuteronomy] {20:13} And when the Lord your God will have delivered it into your hands, you shall strike down anyone who is in it, of the male gender, with the … Continue reading

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My position on Michael Voris and Church Militant

*Note: “objective mortal sin” is the grave sin itself, considered objectively, without regard to whether it is committed with full knowledge and full deliberation, and “actual mortal sin” is all three factors: grave sin, full knowledge, and full deliberation. I’m … Continue reading

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Dr. Ed Peters: His Heresy against the Ordinary Papal Magisterium

Dr. Ed Peters is a canon lawyer, who incorrectly holds a number of grave errors on matters of faith and morals. He holds the heretical view that the Church’s condemnation of contraception is limited to its use within marriage. And … Continue reading


The Roots of the Conservative Schism

I am teaching you the true Gospel: The Church is indefectible, and is founded on Peter and his successors as a house built upon a rock. Since the Church can never go astray, neither can Her head. For if the … Continue reading

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The Failure of Canon 915

Before I discuss Canon 915, I want to dispel you of the notion that any discipline is so long-standing and so thoroughly established in Church practice that it is irreformable. The Old Testament disciplines were established by Divine Revelation, and … Continue reading

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Are You Waiting on a Response to the Dubia?

Over at The Motherlands (blog), Denise Renner wrote this post: Waiting on a response to the dubia. She says: “If only children asked questions in the form of dubia: well-worded requests for clarification requiring a “Yes” or “No” in response.” … Continue reading

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My Commentary on the 5 Dubia regarding Amoris Laetitia

The full text of the Dubia proposed by four Cardinals to Pope Francis is here. First, I would like to reply to the claim of some dubia supporters that the Cardinals are simply asking questions and asking for clarification. What … Continue reading

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Errors in the Filial Appeal Petition – part one

The full petition is here: Title The petition’s full title is: “Declaration of Fidelity to the Church’s Unchangeable Teaching on Marriage and to Her Uninterrupted Discipline”. Even the title of the petition contains errors. First, the Church’s teachings on … Continue reading