Category Archives: arguments

Blog Comments Policy

Please keep comments brief (1 to 3 short paragraphs) and closely related to the post you are commenting on. If you have a lot to say on a topic, maybe you should have your own blog. All comments are moderated. … Continue reading

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My work on the Doctrines of Trent

I’m about three-fourths of the way through my new translation of the doctrines of the Council of Trent. When completed, I plan to add some commentary throughout the text. The completed book should be a good resource for Catholics who … Continue reading

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Week-end Q and A

Ask me questions about my theology writings, or general questions on any topic in theology. Post you question in the comments section. Be brief. This is not an opportunity for debate. If you think you already know the answer, then … Continue reading

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Six Criticisms of Father Z.

Father John Zuhlsdorf writes a popular blog: Fr. Z.’s Blog — “Clear, straight commentary on Catholic issues, liturgy and life.” He is a faithful Roman Catholic priest, in good standing and active in his priestly ministry. Without doubt, he has … Continue reading

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Week-end Q and A

Ask me questions about my theology writings, or general questions on any topic in theology. Post you question in the comments section. Be brief. This is not an opportunity for debate. If you think you already know the answer, then … Continue reading

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How many wills and intellects are in God?

Here is the article in question: There is no Obedience in the Trinity. In it, Fr. Ryan Erlenbush asserts multiple serious errors on Jesus and on the Trinity, namely: 1. The claim that in God, there is only one will … Continue reading

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The Third Secret of Fatima is not secret

From the Vatican.va website: Communiqué on articles regarding the “Third Secret of Fatima”, 21.05.2016 Vatican City, 21 May 2016 – Several articles have appeared recently, including declarations attributed to Professor Ingo Dollinger according to which Cardinal Ratzinger, after the publication … Continue reading

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Examples of Secular Pharisaism

As I explained in a previous post, secular Pharisaism places blind adherence to rules above the common good and the rights of individuals. Here is one example of secular Pharisaism: Teen with brain tumor barred from prom. As I understand … Continue reading

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Women Deacons: Objections and Replies

Does the Catholic Church have the authority and ability to ordain women as deacons? If so, should the Church ordain women to the diaconate? This post considers several common objections to the ordination of women deacons. Objection 1: Women are … Continue reading

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Some Catholics have No Faith At All. Literally.

I am not speaking rhetorically. Some Catholics, who attend Mass and receive Communion, lack all three theological virtues: love, faith, and hope. They are not in the state of grace, due to one actual mortal sin or another. And at … Continue reading

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A Religion-free Society becomes its own Religion

Human persons are created to need supernatural grace and the supernatural virtues of love, faith, hope in order to be fulfilled and happy. When human persons try to live without God, grace, and infused virtues, their lives are in a … Continue reading

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The Limits of Faithful Dissent – part 2

Non-infallible Teachings All Catholic Christians are obligated to give the religious submission of will and intellect (ordinary assent) to the non-infallible teachings of the Magisterium. This religious assent is not the full assent of faith, but it is related to … Continue reading

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