Author Archives: Ron Conte

On the Conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

Pope Francis expressed sadness that the museum of Hagia Sophia, formerly a mosque and before that a Christian Cathedral, has been officially designated a mosque again. The decree turning the building from a mosque to a museum has been annulled. … Continue reading

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The End of the World is Not Soon

Since I’m spending a good deal of time writing about the book of Revelation, also called the Apocalypse of John, I thought I should give everyone an overview of the End Times. That way, we don’t get lost in the … Continue reading

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Brief Commentary on the Book of Revelation part two

See the full commentary here ($2.99 in Kindle format). Part One is here; this is part two. My Understanding I am skipping ahead to Rev chapter 6 for this article. As this is a brief commentary, not every chapter will … Continue reading

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Comments are now moderated (again)

I tried an experiment where comments were not moderated, and it just became an opportunity for commentators to argue with one another, and to treat the comboxes as if it were their own blog. Comments are now moderated again. Please … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Articles on this blog

This post is for general Q and A on topics in theology or on Covid-19. Also, I’m asking my readers for suggestions for a topic to cover in future posts. RLCJ

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Long Haulers: when COVID-19 is a chronic illness

I’ve added a new page at Covid.us.org for information on Covid-19 “Long Haulers”. These are persons who become sick with Covid, and they remain sick for many weeks. Some are still sick with no end in sight. What causes this … Continue reading

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Explosion at Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment facility

Updated… Here’s the latest analysis from ISIS, the Institute for Science and International Security, on the “fire” at Iran’s uranium enrichment facility at Natanz. It was an explosion, probably due to a vehicle filled with high-grade explosives. I wonder if … Continue reading

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The Battle for the Conservative Wing of the Catholic Church

The Church, in terms of its many members who are fallen sinners, is unfortunately divided in many ways. Though the Church is pure and holy, as the body of Christ, led by the Spirit. The Church is also, in part, … Continue reading

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Covid-19 new cases are way Up, but the death rate is way Down

Here’s the explanation at Covid.us.org: The Covid-19 Death Rate Has Dropped by 2/3rds. The comparison is weekly total of new cases to weekly total of new deaths. The new deaths is from a week 14 days later than the new … Continue reading

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What If a Manifest Heretic of Low Character were elected as Roman Pontiff?

Suppose that a man of low morals and poor character, a fallen away Catholic who uses religion for his own exaltation, wishes to be Roman Pontiff. He is willing to sin gravely to obtain that position. He finds himself unable … Continue reading

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By calling Vatican II valid, Archbishop Vigano confirms his own heresy

UPDATED (at the end) … There are 21 Ecumenical Councils in the history of the Catholic Church so far. Each has the full authority of Christ, exercised by the Roman Pontiff and the body of Bishops, under the guidance of … Continue reading

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Will the Covid-19 Vaccine be Mandatory?

See my article: A Covid-19 Vaccine might need to be Mandatory. There are some good reasons for a mandatory vaccine. But there should also be the possibility of absolute refusal for those who cannot accept it in good conscience. So … Continue reading

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How bad is the Coronavirus, really?

Here’s my latest article at Covid.us.org — Yes, The Coronavirus Really Is That Bad! The disease affects the lungs very severely, but also heart, kidney, other organs, intestines, blood vessels, and the brain. The virus can actually infect the cells … Continue reading

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Dear Conservative Catholics, You are not above the Magisterium

Not many years ago, the Catholic right was led by persons who fully accepted the Second Vatican Council. They tended to ignore much of its teachings. They emphasized conservative magisterial teachings and tended to ignore whatever might be considered liberal. … Continue reading

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List of anti-Francis documents

I’m trying to make a list of anti-Francis documents (like the filial correction) and books. If you would like to help, just add one, two, or three entries for the list in a comment. I don’t want any one person … Continue reading

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Interesting Coincidence in Book of Revelation

[Revelation] {6:2} Et vidi: et ecce equus albus, et qui sedebat super illum habebat arcum, et data est ei corona, et exivit vincens ut vinceret. {6:2} And I saw, and behold, a white horse. And he who was sitting upon … Continue reading

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“he who loves iniquity, hates his own soul”

All that God has created is good. Therefore, evil is not a created thing, but a deprivation within what is created. Sin is a moral deprivation. Those who choose to sin act contrary to the goodness in their own nature. … Continue reading

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The Rewards of Rebellion against Pope Francis

I don’t recall the name of the man. He was a bishop. He had a role of teaching and authority. He had a title and money, influence and the respect and admiration of others. Actually, he was an Anglican Bishop, … Continue reading

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Estimated Total Coronavirus Deaths in the U.S. in 2020

My estimate, explained at covid.us.org, is that the United States may see about 334,000 total deaths in 2020, including the 126,780 so far. Things are going to get much worse this winter. October will be bad; November, worse; December even … Continue reading

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Correcting Bishop Athanasius Schneider on traditio instrumentorum

The Ecumenical Council of Florence taught that, for the validity of the Sacrament of holy Orders, the handing over of the traditio instrumentorum was necessary, in addition to the imposition of hands. “The sixth is the sacrament of orders. Its … Continue reading

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