Author Archives: Ron Conte

The Eucharist of the Last Supper was Jesus’ glorified body

The first Mass, the only Mass with Jesus as the in person celebrant, rather than a priest standing in persona Christi, was the Last Supper. And it was the only consecration of the Eucharist before His death and resurrection. Therefore, … Continue reading


Michael Voris versus Feeneyism

This past weekend, I had a dispute on Twitter with Christine Niles of over some assertions I made, first about Feeneyism then about schism. This post is about Feeneyism, and the next one will be about schism. Feeneyism I … Continue reading


People are too quick to accuse Pope Francis

What if Pope Francis said something like, “if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not risen,” or “if Christ has not risen, then your faith is in vain,” or “if the dead do not rise again, … Continue reading

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The Incarnation and the Consecration of the Eucharist

There is not uncommon comparison that some theologians make between Jesus becoming man at the virgin conception and Incarnation versus Jesus becoming present at the consecration of the Eucharist. At the Incarnation, he is present in body, blood, soul, and … Continue reading


Notes on the Abuse Summit

Here are the 21 points of reflection from the Holy Father: It’s all good, but rather vague. It is clear that the abuse summit is merely the start of a long process to implement various changes, and also to … Continue reading


Abuse Summit: my criticism of the criticism

1. Criticism: the summit only addresses minors being abused, not vulnerable adults and seminarians. Reply: Why should the Church be run by online commentators, or by whatever opinion is in vogue in discussions in the media? There is an attitude … Continue reading


Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, congratulations on your election as Pope!

Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC has written an open letter to every Bishop, priest, and deacon on earth, calling for them to resign from their ministry, if they have committed any grave exterior sexual sins. “If you are sexually active, … Continue reading


Suggestions for Post Topics and the Newsletter

Readers of this blog: what topics would you like me to write about in future posts? Supporters: what topics do you suggest for the Newsletter? So far, the March newsletter will have an article on the Sacrament of Ordination (as … Continue reading


So an heretical Deacon thinks all gay priests should leave the ministry

I cannot stay silent in the fact of this ridiculous hypocrisy. Deacon Jim Russell repeatedly publicly argued, contrary to definitive Church teaching and the moral law, that the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were moral. A Catholic deacon thinks it … Continue reading

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Books to Prepare for Catholic Marriage

Books I’ve written, which would be excellent for Catholic couples preparing to marry. 1. Roman Catholic Marital Sexual Ethics The first three chapters cover the basics of Catholic moral teaching. Then the book delves into abortion, contraception, artificial procreation (IVF … Continue reading

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New Eschatology Book

My new eschatology book is now available in Kindle format as well as print:

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Does God will many religions?

Well, of course the answer is Yes and No. Before the fact of our sinfulness, No, God does not will many religions. [1 Timothy 2] {2:1} And so I beg you, first of all, to make supplications, prayers, petitions, and … Continue reading

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Which Words or Deeds constitute Formal Schism?

Many conservative Catholics are in a state of formal schism. They continue to go to Mass and receive Communion. They continue to think themselves to be Catholics. But they are, as a matter of fact and law, schismatics who are … Continue reading


Mr. Theodore Edgar McCarrick has been laicized

Communication of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith 16 Feb. 2019 “On 11 January 2019, the Congresso of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the conclusion of a penal process, issued a decree finding Theodore … Continue reading


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Salvation is not Restricted to Christians

The heresy of Feeneyism is not the teaching of the Catholic Faith. Instead, the Church teaches that salvation is possible for persons who are not formal members of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Saint John Paul II: “The universality of … Continue reading

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Dr. Ed Peters thinks Automatic Penalties are confusing

On his Canon Law Blog, Dr. Ed Peters gives us the usual, overly complicated look at why Canon law doesn’t clearly excommunicate persons whom it seems to excommunicate because it’s all so complicated. But as Peters has pointed out, the … Continue reading

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Vatican Approves Miracle by intercession of Cardinal Newman

A miracle has been approved by the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints and Pope Francis, attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church. Cardinal Newman is soon to be Saint … Continue reading


New post: the Church’s abuse crisis is not caused by gay priests

Homosexuality is not the cause of the Church’s abuse crisis The post is mainly a set of quotes on the subject. The empirical evidence is very clear. Just as in secular society, most child abusers are not gay men. They … Continue reading


Should Vaccines Be Required By Law?

Here’s the news story: Hundreds protest against Washington state vaccine bill that would require measles shots. When I was in college, it was discovered that the MMR shot given to children years ago, children who were at that point in … Continue reading

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