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The Third Set of Four Charisms: Unity (12) Subjection to the Pope

12. Subjection to the Roman Pontiff is from the necessity of salvation. Since “Christ and His Vicar constitute one only Head” of the one Church, submission to the Roman Pontiff is an essential part of the plan of salvation chosen … Continue reading

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The Third Set of Four Charisms: Unity (11) Papal Infallibility

11. The Pope has the charism to teach infallibly, unifying the faithful in one doctrine. The charism of infallibility is a gift to the whole Church, but it is exercised only by the Roman Pontiff, or by the body of … Continue reading

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A moral evaluation of Sanctions in the Ukraine War

It is Morally Wrong to Punish a People for the Actions of its Government During World War 2, the U.S. forced persons of Japanese descent into internment camps. History.com: “Japanese internment camps were established during World War II by President … Continue reading

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The Third Set of Four Charisms: Unity (10)

10. The Pope is the principle and foundation of unity of the whole Church. Since the Pope is one only head of the Church with Christ, he is therefore the principle and foundation of unity in the Church. As head … Continue reading

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The Third Set of Four Charisms: Unity (9)

This Unity makes the Church to have one Lord, to be one Church, to teach one Doctrine, and to walk one path of Salvation. The Roman Pontiff as the visible Head of the Church, as the Vicar of Christ, unifies … Continue reading

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Is It Possible the Multiverse actually exists?

The Multiverse The idea of a multiverse is based on three key assertions: (1) there are an infinite number of universes; (2) everything that could possibly happen, does happen, in some universe; (3) within the multiverse, there must be many … Continue reading

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On the validity of Popes and Ecumenical Councils

Pope Francis is the Valid Roman Pontiff Pope Francis was elected the Roman Pontiff, Vicar of Christ, after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, in a conclave of Cardinals which is not disputed by the body of Bishops. Then, too, … Continue reading

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LifeSiteNews asks “Is Pope Francis Catholic?”

In an opinion piece published 29 July 2022 on LifeSiteNews, author Claude Beard (possibly a pseudonym) asks “Is Pope Francis Catholic?” And then he answers, at the end of his article: “it is clear that Francis does not profess the … Continue reading

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The Second Set of Four Charisms: Indefectibility (7, 8)

These are the 12 papal charisms. — Authority — 1. The Pope has supreme authority over the one holy catholic and apostolic Church. 2. The Pope has supreme authority over the body of Bishops and every Council. 3. As the … Continue reading

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The Second Set of Four Charisms: Indefectibility (5, 6)

The 12 papal charisms are divided into three sets of four charisms each: — Authority — 1. The Pope has supreme authority over the one holy catholic and apostolic Church. 2. The Pope has supreme authority over the body of … Continue reading

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The Twelve Papal Charisms

The 12 papal charisms are organized into three related sets of four charisms each: authority, indefectibility, unity. — Authority — 1. The Pope has supreme authority over the one holy catholic and apostolic Church. 2. The Pope has supreme authority … Continue reading

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Causes of the Food Crisis

See my latest Hunger Math post on the impending Food Crisis.

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