Author Archives: Ron Conte

The Unity of the Papal Gifts

Every Pope accepted by the body of Bishops as Roman Pontiff is valid, perpetually and irrevocably, until his death or valid resignation. Every Roman Pontiff is the successor of blessed Peter, and so he holds a world-wide primacy as the … Continue reading

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The First Vatican Council on the Gift of a Never-Failing Faith

It is a dogma of Vatican I that each valid Roman Pontiff has the “charism” of truth and of a never-failing faith as a gift from God for the sake of our salvation: From Vatican I, Pastor Aeternus, chapter 4, … Continue reading

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Soon the Conservatives Schismatics Will Walk Out of the Church

The rhetoric against Pope Francis has been getting progressively worse. I thought things reached their peak when he was accused of formal heresy by the Open Letter. But then they went on to accuse him of apostasy, which then seemed … Continue reading

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Does Carlo Vigano believe Pope Francis is an Antipope?

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, in his latest public article (11/19/19), accuses Pope Francis of apostasy: Abp. Viganò: The World Neo-Religion Will Have Its Temple — With the Pope’s Approval. The first accusation in the article is in its title: The … Continue reading

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My post on Whether God wills a diversity of religions

The post is here: Does God will many religions?. It’s not such a simple question. The papal accusers are guilty of over-simplifying the Faith, and of dogmatizing their own speculative answers to questions. They behave as if they had the … Continue reading

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Taylor Marshall’s Anti-Jewish and Anti-Islamic Views

Taylor Marshall on Salvation for Jews and Muslims Like the Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Taylor R. Marshall Ph.D. (philosophy) does not believe that Jews and Muslims can be saved unless they convert to Christianity. He does not see Islam as a … Continue reading

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s Accusation against Jews and Muslims

From the interview of July 12th, 2013: Bishop Athanasius Schneider: “It has to be clarified, because there is, there are two substantial different levels, substantial different levels, because we as Catholics we can adore, we do adore God always as … Continue reading

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Salvation for Non-Christians

Are non-Christians often saved, even if they never convert to Christianity? Yes. The mercy and grace of God brings then into the state of grace and keeps them in it, if they love their neighbor. However, not all are saved. … Continue reading

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Reply to Critics of Human Fraternity

Response to the Protest against Idolatry part 3 The Protest document links the accusation of idolatry against Pope Francis to Protest document: This participation in idolatry was anticipated by the statement entitled “Document on Human Fraternity”, signed by Pope Francis … Continue reading

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The Pope’s Never-failing Faith and Biblical Inerrancy

If the Bible seems to have erred, on any subject, the error is merely apparent. For it is an article of faith that the Bible is entirely without error on every subject about which the text of Scripture makes an … Continue reading

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Response to the Protest against Idolatry part 2

The name of the document is Contra Recentia Sacrilegia (Protest against Pope Francis’s sacrilegious acts). The accusation is essentially idolatry, not merely or only the lesser but still grave offense of sacrilege. This article responds to the claims. This is … Continue reading

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Dr. Robert Fastiggi on Marital Sexual Ethics

Dr. Fastiggi posted a comment on this blog after a post about a debate I had on Twitter on marital sexual ethics. The information he presented is noteworthy, so I’ve decided to write this brief article offering the whole text … Continue reading

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A Twitter Debate on Marital Sexual Ethics

A discussion or debate on marital sexual ethics unfolded on Twitter over the past couple of days. David Robert Gordon (@DavidRobertGor1) engaged me (@RonConte) on this topic, but it’s difficult to present a theological argument in a series of tweets. … Continue reading

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Free Kindle Book this weekend

This weekend, Nov. 16 and 17 of 2019, the (new) revised edition of my book, The Catholic Marriage Bed, is FREE in Kindle format at Amazon: https://amazon.com/dp/B081DC4CGH/ Learn the teaching of the Saints/Doctors, Popes, the Holy See, Scripture and faithful … Continue reading

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Response to the Protest against Idolatry part 1

The name of the document is Contra Recentia Sacrilegia (Protest against Pope Francis’s sacrilegious acts). The accusation is essentially idolatry, not merely or only the lesser but still grave offense of sacrilege. This article responds to the claims. A. Dogmatic … Continue reading

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Excerpts from The Catholic Marriage Bed 1

The following passages are quoted from the revised edition of my book The Catholic Marriage Bed, available at Amazon in Kindle Format and as a Paperback Book. Chapter 1 presents the teaching of the ordinary and universal Magisterium on the … Continue reading

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The Catholic Marriage Bed: Revised Edition

The Catholic Marriage Bed: Revised Edition — now available at Amazon in Kindle format and in print as a paperback book.

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The Protest against Pope Francis’s alleged Sacrilegious Acts

This document accuses Pope Francis of heresy, idolatry, and at least implicitly accuses him of apostasy: Protest against Pope Francis’s Sacrilegious Acts 1. Pope Francis is the valid Roman Pontiff, as proven by the acceptance of Francis as Pope by … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Deal with Iran was Built on a Lie

President Obama’s Nuclear Deal with Iran was Built on a Lie. The deal is termed the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action). The deal was sold to the public and to Congress on the basis of a false claim, that … Continue reading

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The Liberal Schism follows the Conservative Schism

I want to remind my readers of my prediction that, after a conservative schism, in which the schismatics accuse the Pope of heresy (fulfilled prediction), there will be a liberal schism. The next Pope after Pope Francis will be conservative. … Continue reading

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