Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian
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translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible
author of over two dozen books and booklets, and over 100 articles, of Roman Catholic theology. More about myself and my work


The purpose of this blog is to discuss the work that I have done, with Scripture and theology, for the sake of Christ and His Church, and to reply to my detractors.

The blog was formerly called “improperium Christi”, which is Latin for (the current title) — the reproach of Christ. The phrase comes from Sacred Scripture, and describes being reproached (blamed, discredited, faulted) because of one’s faithfulness to Jesus Christ and the teachings of His Church.

{11:24} By faith, Moses, after growing up, denied himself a place as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,
{11:25} choosing to be afflicted with the people of God, rather than to have the pleasantness of sin for a time,
{11:26} valuing the reproach of Christ to be a greater wealth than the treasures of the Egyptians. For he looked forward to his reward.

{13:12} Because of this, Jesus, too, in order to sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered outside the gate.
{13:13} And so, let us go forth to him, outside the camp, bearing his reproach.
{13:14} For in this place, we have no everlasting city; instead, we seek one in the future.

[1 Peter]
{4:14} If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you will be blessed, because that which is of the honor, glory, and power of God, and that which is of his Spirit, rests upon you.

[Psalm 68] (69)
{68:5} Those who hate me without cause have been multiplied beyond the hairs of my head. My enemies, who persecuted me unjustly, have been strengthened. Then I was required to pay for what I did not take.
{68:6} O God, you know my foolishness, and my offenses have not been hidden from you.
{68:7} Let those who wait for you, O Lord, the Lord of hosts, not be shamed in me. Let those who seek you, O God of Israel, not be confounded over me.
{68:8} For because of you, I have endured reproach; confusion has covered my face.
{68:9} I have become a stranger to my brothers and a sojourner to the sons of my mother.
{68:10} For zeal for your house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those who reproached you have fallen upon me.
{68:11} And I covered my soul with fasting, and it has become a reproach to me.
{68:12} And I put on a haircloth as my garment, and I became a parable to them.
{68:13} Those who sat at the gate spoke against me, and those who drank wine made me their song.
{68:14} But as for me, truly, my prayer is to you, O Lord. This time has pleased you well, O God. In the multitude of your mercy, in the truth of your salvation, hear me.

{15:1} But we who are stronger must bear with the feebleness of the weak, and not so as to please ourselves.
{15:2} Each one of you should please his neighbor unto good, for edification.
{15:3} For even Christ did not please himself, but as it was written: “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell upon me.”