Author Archives: Ron Conte

Preparations for the Difficult Times Ahead

{22:35} “When I sent you without money or provisions or shoes, did you lack anything?” {22:36} And they said, “Nothing.” Then he said to them: “But now, let whoever has money take it, and likewise with provisions. And whoever does … Continue reading

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The Start of the End Times: Warning and Miracle

From a religious point of view, 2020 was highly remarkable. We can interpret this year, generally, as a punishment from the providence of God for the many sins of our modern society. The whole world was certainly under this punishment, … Continue reading

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U.S. Life Expectancy Drops 1.8 years from 2019 to 2020

The CDC death statistics for 2020 are out. The news media mostly ignored these stunning numbers. But here is a Washington Post story covering the main points. Life expectancy dropped 1.8 years, largely or entirely due to Covid-19, from 78.8 … Continue reading

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Crisis Magazine’s Fake Quote attributed to Cardinal Manning

In the Crisis magazine article The Church of the Papal Fiat, by John A. Monaco (20 Jan 2022), the author presents a quote falsely attributed to Cardinal Edward Henry Manning, a father of Vatican I. Monaco, supposedly quoting Manning: Though … Continue reading

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Dei Filius versus the Francis Critics

The First Vatican Council produced only two major documents, Dei Filius and Pastor Aeternus. The former mainly concerns the relation between faith and reason; the latter concerns the charisms of the Roman Pontiff. Both documents provide a firm doctrinal basis … Continue reading

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Why Pope Francis praised Sister Jeannine Gramick

Sister Jeannine Gramick has a long history of opposing Church teaching on homosexuality, women’s ordination, and abortion. A 1994 commission of the Holy See reported some positive aspects in their apostolate, but noted “serious deficiencies” that were “incompatible with the … Continue reading

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Mistakes of the Opponents of Pope Francis: part one

This article considers the errors of those particular traditionalists who have chosen to oppose and resist the authority of Pope Francis over the Church, who accuse him of grave failings of faith (heresy, apostasy, or idolatry) and/or grave errors in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Saint Bellarmine, and the Two Privileges of Peter

Ah, how the opponents of Pope Francis love Bellarmine! They like his hypothetical consideration of what would happen if a Pope were a manifest heretic. But Bellarmine did not believe any Pope had ever or could ever teach or commit … Continue reading

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Who Decides Truth?

In the Catholic Faith, there are three pillars of truth: Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and the Magisterium. The sacred deposit of Faith (Tradition and Scripture) are infallible because they are the Word of God. All infallibility is of God. The … Continue reading

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The Opponents of Pope Francis are Uncorrectable

I am not referring here to those faithful Catholics who merely have some concerns or criticisms of the Pontificate of Pope Francis. Rather, I refer to those who reject Vatican I and II, who say “recognize and resist” about Pope … Continue reading

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Catholic End Times: Medjugorje and Garabandal in 2022

We Catholics who believe in the claimed private revelations at Medjugorje and Garabandal have been anticipating, for many decades, the start of the events predicted at those places in the messages of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Those the private revelations … Continue reading

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The Pope and the body of Bishops are not Enemies of Christ

The Pope and the body of Bishops are not Enemies of Christ, and, according to the dogmas of the Church, they can never be enemies of Christ due to the charisms given to the successors of Peter and of the … Continue reading

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