Author Archives: Ron Conte

New Feature: only comments with a link will be moderated

As a trial run, I am testing out having no moderation to comments on blog posts here at “The Reproach of Christ”. However, if your comment contains a link, it will be moderated (i.e. it will not appear on the … Continue reading

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Communion in the Hand: A Test of Obedience

EDITED 6/26/2020 The Church has the authority of Christ over both doctrine and discipline. And She is indefectible by Her very nature, and in both Her types of authority, teaching and temporal. These are the two swords given by Christ … Continue reading

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How the Seasonality of Covid-19 might affect the U.S. Presidential Election

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Covid-19 is seasonal, which means that cases and deaths might follow the seasonal pattern of cases of the type of coronavirus that causes colds, with lows in June through September, and increases as the days progress through October, November, and … Continue reading


No Marriage (or sex) after the Resurrection

The teaching of our Lord: [Luke] {20:34} And so, Jesus said to them: “The children of this age marry and are given in marriage. {20:35} Yet truly, those who shall be held worthy of that age, and of the resurrection … Continue reading

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Father Z.’s Prayer for a Miracle to End the Pandemic

Here is a link to the full prayer, “Posted on 6 April 2020 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf “ I have to be very cautious in criticizing any sincere prayer, as God is pleased by all sincere prayer, even those that … Continue reading


Carlo M. Vigano rejects the Second Vatican Council

In a letter of June 14th, 2020, archibishop Carlo M. Vigano writes about the Second Vatican Council to Maria Guarini STB, editor of the website Chiesa e postconcilio. Vigano was the apostolic nuncio to the U.S. from October of 2011 … Continue reading

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Jeremiah on Pope Francis and his detractors

Jeremiah said: “I hear the whisperings of many: ‘Terror on every side! Denounce! let us denounce him!’ All those who were my friends are on the watch for any misstep of mine. ‘Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can … Continue reading

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a Rosa Mystica prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Rosa Mystical prayer to Mary is a powerful prayer. Pray it. Ask for what you will. See for yourself that this prayer pleases God. (See also the Prayer of Praise to St. Joseph) Rosa Mystica Prayer Blessed Virgin Mary, … Continue reading

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John Cleese on Extremism

John Cleese on Extremism: “Seriously, though, we’ve heard a lot about extremism recently, a nastier harsher atmosphere everywhere, more abuse and bother-boy behavior, less friendliness and tolerance and respect for opponents. Alright, but what we never hear about extremism is … Continue reading


CDC: Thousands of Excess Deaths in NYC attributable to the Pandemic, but not the Disease

Here’s the article at Excess Mortality due to the Pandemic, not the Disease. The CDC analyzed a period of nearly two months in 2020 (March 11 to May 2). In the previous year, that period saw 7,935 deaths. This … Continue reading


Contra E. Christian Brugger on Intention and Intrinsically Evil Acts

E. Christian Brugger is not a faithful Catholic theologian, and his answers on any questions of faith and morals should be treated with distrust. See my previous posts explaining why this is so. In his latest article, he continues teaching … Continue reading

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Covid-19: What To Take While You Are Well

The Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group recommends a prevention and treatment protocol called MATH+. This group is led by 10 physicians (listed here) who are professors of medicine, critical care chiefs, and other experts in caring for Covid-19 patients. … Continue reading


Commentary on Vigano’s Letter to the President

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano continues to speak and act as if he were the head of the Church, and as if he had the right to judge all things, spiritual and temporal, a judgment given only to Christ and to … Continue reading

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Is Vigano right that the Children of Light are a majority?

I was surprised to read, in the recent letter of archbishop Vigano to President Trump, assertions by Vigano that the majority of persons in the world today are children of light. “The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part … Continue reading

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New Study: NSAIDs linked to adverse outcomes for Covid-19 patients

A Study warns against using NSAIDs with Covid-19. — NSAIDs include: aspirin (Bayer, Excedrin), naproxen (Aleve), ibuprofen (Advil), and certain prescription pain relievers. Tylenol (paracetamol; acetaminophen) is not an NSAID. The study found that death, intensive care unit admission, mechanical … Continue reading


Brief Commentary on the Book of Revelation part one

See the full commentary here ($2.99 in Kindle format). My Understanding There are those who say that the book of Revelation, a.k.a. the Apocalypse to John, is so obscure we cannot know what it means. After many years of study … Continue reading


Commentary on the St. Joseph Prayer part 5

The prayer in full is found here. “Like the Blessed Virgin Mary, you have never offended God by any sin, but like us fallen sinners here below, you bore the wounds of concupiscence.” Joseph is like Jesus, and also like … Continue reading

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The Abomination of Desolation Begins Soon

The abomination of desolation is a false Eucharist; it is a perverse imitation of the most blessed Sacrament. This abomination is invented by heretical and apostate Catholics. And it is invented in stages, over a longer period of time. The … Continue reading

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End Times: Second Horseman

The Second Seal of the Seven Seals, and the Second of the Four Horsemen (of the Apocalypse) is widespread civil unrest and violence, throughout the world. {6:3} And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second living … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2020: Is Mass still too dangerous?

I went to my parish church just before the vigil Mass Saturday, for Pentecost 2020. They had taped off sections of pews and seats to keep people separated, leaving not much space left for parishioners. This is necessary for safety, … Continue reading

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