Author Archives: Ron Conte

Reply to Objections about Pell’s Conviction

Objection: A task force was set up to look for crimes by Pell. They had no accusers, and were just looking for dirt on him. Reply: That is a half-truth. The task force began in 2013; they knew of past … Continue reading

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Are Catholic Women who procure Abortion Excommunicated?

If they knew about that penalty when they committed the offense, Yes. Canon 1398 “A person who procures a completed abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication.” Pope Saint John Paul II states that the Church has punished those guilty of … Continue reading

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Phil Lawler defends Convicted Child Molester George Pell

Phil Lawler: The preposterous case against Cardinal Pell (Feb 27, 2019) Mr. Lawler is a schismatic who has rejected the authority of Pope Francis, calling him a “Lost Shepherd” who is “misleading his flock”. He has also rejected the authority … Continue reading

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Allegations Against Cardinal Pell

Cardinal George Pell maintains his innocence on all allegations, even on his conviction for 5 counts of child molestation: 1 count of sexual penetration of a child under 16, and 4 counts of committing an indecent act with, or in … Continue reading

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Who will be the next Pope?

My post from 2011 is still valid today. The Next Pope: Cardinal Arinze as Pope Pius XIII (13th) https://ronconte.com/2011/10/28/the-next-pope-cardinal-arinze-as-pope-pius-xiii/

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Gun Control versus Self-defense

Self-defense is a primary or fundamental human right. All human persons possess the right to use force, up to and including deadly force, proportionately, against attempted assault which would likely cause serious bodily injury or death. Self-defense can be used … Continue reading

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Harm in the Words of Deacon Jim Russell

I have grave reservations about the work of Deacon Jim Russell. 1. Grave Moral Errors In a couple of my past posts, I argue against Deacon Jim Russell’s grave moral errors on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. * Response … Continue reading

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Biblical Chronology: the 2000th Anniversary of the Crucifixion

According to my researches in biblical chronology, April 7th of 2019 is the 2000th anniversary of the Crucifixion, and April 9th is the 2000th anniversary of the Resurrection. Jesus was crucified in A.D. 19, not in A.D. 30 or 33 … Continue reading

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God’s Plan regarding Pope Francis

God’s secret plan to deal with the sins of conservative Catholics, who teach heresy, commit schism, condemn anyone who disagrees as heterodox, denigrate the Pope, and think they are in charge of doctrine and discipline. And I’ll tell you what … Continue reading

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Michael Voris implies Pope Francis is a Tool of Satan

This is part three in a four-article series. Part one is here and Part two is here. This argument is very simple. Michael Voris has stated that anyone who is in a state of unrepented actual mortal sin is a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and Bishop Zanchetta

My take on this set of news stories, the latest of which is here, is that Pope Francis is acting with mercy. He has met with Bishop Zanchetta, may have heard his confession, and may consider him to be repentant … Continue reading

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Criticism of the CCHD and Guilt by Association

The The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), donated money to: https://www.heartlandworkerscenter.org/ — $130k over three years. They support workers rights, and help low income workers in the heartland. … Continue reading

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What Some Catholics want for the Church is Heresy and Schism

Over on YouTube, Taylor Marshall and Timothy Gordon discuss a hypothetical next conservative Pope, whom they call Pope Pius XIII. (Note that I’ve been predicting a conservative Pope Pius XIII for many years now.) The discussion centers on what they … Continue reading

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An Example of Plagiarism by Michael Voris

In July of 2013, Michael Voris published a video about Muslims and Jews, saying (incorrectly, I must add) that they have no supernatural faith. A large portion of that video was plagiarized, stolen almost word for word from an interview … Continue reading

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Michael Voris implies Pope Francis lacks Supernatural Faith

This is part two in a four-article series. Part one is here. 1. Supernatural Faith At baptism, we receive the infused theological virtues of love, faith, and hope, and the state of grace. Everyone in the state of grace has … Continue reading

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A Dishonest Interpretation of Pope Francis’ Words

Note that the Pope has clarified that the diversity of religions is the permissive will of God: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishop-schneider-extracts-clarification-on-diversity-of-religions-from-pope-francis-brands-abuse-summit-a-failure Over at OnePeterFive.com, Adrian Hau presents to his readers an extremely dishonest interpretation of the document signed by Pope Francis on the … Continue reading

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Michael Voris accuses Pope Francis of Mortal Sin

This is the first of a four-part series on public assertions by Michael Voris at ChurchMilitant.com about the Supreme Pontiff and Vicar of Christ, Pope Francis. One article will be released each week in March (not necessarily on the same … Continue reading

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Article on Michael Voris and Pope Francis

Published today: The first of a 4-article series at Catholicism.io on Michael Voris and his public statements about Pope Francis and the Bishops. https://catholicism.io/

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Jeff Mirus versus the evidence on Clergy Abuse

Dr. Mirus asks: Are those who experience same-sex attraction prone to abuse? And then he proclaims that he will ignore the evidence from experts in child sexual abuse and empirical studies: “I am sure there are statistics available somewhere on … 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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