Author Archives: Ron Conte

Prayer Request

I’m requesting prayers for myself for a continuing health problem: back pain. Thanks to all who help.

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Should the Catholic Church multiply Her Rites?

Currently, the Church has two major divisions or Rites, the Latin Rite and the Eastern Rite. Each has its own code of canon law, and its own liturgical forms. The fact that more than one Rite has been accepted by … Continue reading

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The Prayer of Praise to Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph, virgin spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, loving father to the Christ-child, head of the most holy Family, patron of the universal Church: you are among the closest imitators of your divinely-conceived Son, Jesus. For like John the … Continue reading


Literal Translation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception

From Ineffabilis Deus, 1854, Pope Piux IX Here is my literal translation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception: Latin: Declaramus, pronuntiamus et definimus doctrinam quae tenet beatissimam Virginem Mariam in primo instanti suae conceptionis fuisse singulari Omnipotentis Dei gratia … Continue reading

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Theology Q and A

You know what to do.

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Will Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei step down?

Jan 11, 2020: “In video posted on social media, protesters chanted for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to step down….” [] I suspect that the protesters are acting under orders handed down by President Hassan Rouhani, to remove Khamenei, so … Continue reading

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Future Timeline in my Eschatology

Predictions in my eschatology are speculative and fallible. Here is my timeline for events in the near future. The order of events may be somewhat different that the list below. Many events overlap with other events in time. 1. I … Continue reading

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What the Magi saw

The Magi came to Bethlehem because they saw a sign in the sky. It was a comet which broke into pieces, forming a pattern by the arrangement of the comet pieces and their relation to the stars and planets. They … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers on Popes and Heresy

* Can the Catholic Church ever go astray, lead astray, or become corrupt or untrustworthy? No. It is a dogma taught by the Ecumenical Councils and the ordinary and universal Magisterium that the Church is indefectible. The Church as an … Continue reading

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What If A Heretic were elected Pope?

What would happen if a manifest heretic were elected as Roman Pontiff, and he began to reign over the whole Church? The answer is found in the history of the Church. Pope Silverius reigned in the 6th century as a … Continue reading

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Will Pope Francis Slap the Hand of the Papal Critics?

In a news story that received much more coverage than it deserved, Pope Francis slapped the hand of a woman who grabbed him. She was saying something difficult to discern. She grabbed his hand and pulled him sharply towards her. … Continue reading

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The U.S. made a political error by killing Qasem Soleimani

According to Wikipedia, General Qasem Soleimani “was promoted to Major General by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Khamenei was described as having a close relationship with him, calling Soleimani a “living martyr” and helping him financially.” [Source] In my analysis, killing … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis automatically excommunicated?

Twitter Poll here: Is Pope Francis automatically excommunicated for apostasy, heresy, and/or idolatry? — Ronald L. Conte Jr. (@RonConte) January 2, 2020 . . . A. The Faithful View: 1. Pope Francis must be the valid Roman Pontiff, as he … Continue reading

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January 1st Plenary Indulgence

Plenary Indulgence on January 1st (tomorrow) by reciting the prayer/hymn Come Holy Spirit, Creator Blest Come Holy Spirit, Creator Blest (Veni, Creator Spiritus) Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace … 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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Can An Ecumenical Council correct the Roman Pontiff?

No, per the dogma of Vatican I: “Since the Roman Pontiff, by the divine right of the Apostolic Primacy, governs the whole Church, we likewise teach and declare that he is the Supreme Judge of the faithful, and that in … Continue reading

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Arguments against Papal Faith: Peter

The First Vatican Council taught the dogma that each Roman Pontiff has the divine charism of a never-failing faith. This dogma has been rejected by the opponents of Pope Francis, the papal accusers. For they accuse him of having failed … Continue reading

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The Church and the Pope are indefectible

The dogma of the indefectibility of the Church was taught by the 4th Council of Constantinople, the Second Council of Lyons, the Council of Florence, and the First Council of the Vatican. This dogma is based on the words of … Continue reading

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Is Iran Planning a Campaign of Nuclear Blackmail?

Iran maintains that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. Also, Santa is married to the tooth fairy, and the Easter bunny was arrested for domestic battery. It could not be more clear that Iran is spending vast resources on … Continue reading

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What If the Papal Accusers Have Their Way?

What do the papal accusers want? What if they get all that they desire? 1. I suppose they want Pope Francis removed, but he can only be removed by death or resignation. Suppose he resigns, and is replaced by a … Continue reading

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