Category Archives: commentary

Summary of my position on Pope Francis

1. God does choose each and every valid Roman Pontiff. The so-called “bad popes” were chosen by God no less than the Pope-Saints, for reasons known well to the ineffable wisdom of God, and known by us poor fallen sinners … Continue reading

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Prayer Request

I’m requesting prayers for myself for a continuing health problem: back pain. Thanks to all who help.

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Literal Translation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception

From Ineffabilis Deus, 1854, Pope Piux IX Here is my literal translation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception: Latin: Declaramus, pronuntiamus et definimus doctrinam quae tenet beatissimam Virginem Mariam in primo instanti suae conceptionis fuisse singulari Omnipotentis Dei gratia … Continue reading

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Theology Q and A

You know what to do.

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Will Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei step down?

Jan 11, 2020: “In video posted on social media, protesters chanted for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to step down….” [CNN.com] I suspect that the protesters are acting under orders handed down by President Hassan Rouhani, to remove Khamenei, so … Continue reading

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What the Magi saw

The Magi came to Bethlehem because they saw a sign in the sky. It was a comet which broke into pieces, forming a pattern by the arrangement of the comet pieces and their relation to the stars and planets. They … Continue reading

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What If A Heretic were elected Pope?

What would happen if a manifest heretic were elected as Roman Pontiff, and he began to reign over the whole Church? The answer is found in the history of the Church. Pope Silverius reigned in the 6th century as a … Continue reading

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The U.S. made a political error by killing Qasem Soleimani

According to Wikipedia, General Qasem Soleimani “was promoted to Major General by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Khamenei was described as having a close relationship with him, calling Soleimani a “living martyr” and helping him financially.” [Source] In my analysis, killing … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis automatically excommunicated?

Twitter Poll here: Is Pope Francis automatically excommunicated for apostasy, heresy, and/or idolatry?https://t.co/fLU4nxM2qd — Ronald L. Conte Jr. (@RonConte) January 2, 2020 . . . A. The Faithful View: 1. Pope Francis must be the valid Roman Pontiff, as he … Continue reading

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January 1st Plenary Indulgence

Plenary Indulgence on January 1st (tomorrow) by reciting the prayer/hymn Come Holy Spirit, Creator Blest Come Holy Spirit, Creator Blest (Veni, Creator Spiritus) Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace … Continue reading

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Can we judge people’s intentions? (and more on the Pachamama)

We have to keep in mind that we are limited creatures and, as such, our knowledge is also limited. We are not God.  We are not all-knowing.  Therefore, we can only judge things to the extent that we can see … Continue reading

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Can An Ecumenical Council correct the Roman Pontiff?

No, per the dogma of Vatican I: “Since the Roman Pontiff, by the divine right of the Apostolic Primacy, governs the whole Church, we likewise teach and declare that he is the Supreme Judge of the faithful, and that in … Continue reading

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Arguments against Papal Faith: Peter

The First Vatican Council taught the dogma that each Roman Pontiff has the divine charism of a never-failing faith. This dogma has been rejected by the opponents of Pope Francis, the papal accusers. For they accuse him of having failed … Continue reading

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The Church and the Pope are indefectible

The dogma of the indefectibility of the Church was taught by the 4th Council of Constantinople, the Second Council of Lyons, the Council of Florence, and the First Council of the Vatican. This dogma is based on the words of … Continue reading

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Is Iran Planning a Campaign of Nuclear Blackmail?

Iran maintains that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. Also, Santa is married to the tooth fairy, and the Easter bunny was arrested for domestic battery. It could not be more clear that Iran is spending vast resources on … Continue reading

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What If the Papal Accusers Have Their Way?

What do the papal accusers want? What if they get all that they desire? 1. I suppose they want Pope Francis removed, but he can only be removed by death or resignation. Suppose he resigns, and is replaced by a … Continue reading

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Popes Francis, Vigilius, Paul IV, and Ex Apostolatus Officio

Summary: Can Paul IV’s ex officio document be used to claim that Francis is not a valid Pope? No, it cannot. Is Pope Vigilius proof that Popes can be heretics? No, just the opposite. Pope Vigilius Before becoming Roman Pontiff, … Continue reading

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Questions for the Papal Accusers…

…with my answers and their indecision. 1. Was Pope Francis validly elected? The papal accusers cannot agree; some say yes, others say no. Some claim Benedict is still Pope. The dogma of the indefectibility of the Church means that God … Continue reading

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Birthday of Pope Francis: Dec. 17th (83 years old)

Please pray for Pope Francis on his birthday this Tuesday, December 17th. He will be 83 years old.

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Ordination of Pope Francis

December 13th is the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Pope Francis. Prayers for him and for his intentions, please! Mary as the Rosa Mystica: “I wish the 13th of each month to be celebrated as the day of Mary.”

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