Category Archives: commentary

The Schism is already upon us

There is a huge swath of conservative Catholics who follow the schismatic papal accusers wherever they lead. They have extreme distrust for the Popes, and extreme trust in the conservative Catholic subculture and their own understanding. They are already in … Continue reading

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What will the Papal Critics accuse Pope Francis of Next? Apostasy.

Prediction: the papal accusers will next accuse Pope Francis of #apostasy. Recall that they criticized him severely, then accused him of propagating heresy, then accused him of formal heresy. They worked up to the full accusation. They accused the Church … Continue reading

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Don’t Overreact to the Amazonian Synod’s Working Document

Have faith in Christ and have faith in the Vicar of Christ. Do not put yourself above the Pope to judge him. The document is here: Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology: Preparatory Document of … Continue reading

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The Papal Accusers have Usurped the Gifts of the Pope and the Bishops

1. Dogma: The Church is indefectible. The Church can never go astray. She can never lead anyone astray. She can never become corrupt. She can never be controlled by, nor led by evil or the devil. She can never teach … Continue reading

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The Authority to elect the Pope resides in the body of Bishops

Anyone accepted by the body of Bishops as Roman Pontiff is a valid Roman Pontiff, and no valid Pope can ever lose his validity (but he may validly resign). St. Robert Bellarmine held that if a man was invalidly elected, … Continue reading

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These Condemned Errors sound like the Papal Accusers

In the 15th century, the Council of Constance (1414-1418) condemned the errors of Jan Hus. Many of these errors seem entirely consonant with the words and/or behavior of the modern-day papal accusers. Let’s review some of the condemned errors and … Continue reading

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A Novel Argument in favor of Communion for the Divorced

I’ve not seen this point in any of the discussions about Amoris Laetitia, specifically the section that allows, in some limited cases, reception of holy Communion by the divorced and remarried. It is a solid theological argument, based not only … Continue reading

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Is the Pope changing a dogma on the death penalty?

A related question is: Is the Pope is saying that the death penalty is intrinsically evil? First lets carefully read the new revised numeral (It is ‘new’ because it was previously revised by Pope St. John Paul II as well): “2267 … Continue reading

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Second prayer request

Thanks to everyone who prayed for my mother, Carol Conte, while she was suffering from dementia. My mom passed away last week. I’m asking for prayers for her soul in purgatory. Thanks. Ron

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Dawn Eden replies to Austin Ruse

Dawn Eden Goldstein, S.Th.D. replies here: Response to Austin Ruse (Friday, August 23, 2019) to Austin Ruse’s personal attacks at Crisis magazine: Dawn Eden: from “rock historian” to Grand Inquisitor (August 23, 2019 )

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Warning the world: Iran’s newly aggressive behavior indicates they now possess several nuclear weapons!!

UPDATE 9/22/19 – Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf and the region; Iran also proposed a region-wide coalition led by Iran. How would Iran be able to force the West out of the Gulf and the region? And what … Continue reading

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Scott Eric Alt on “Infiltration”

Here’s the link to a Patheos post by Scott Eric Alt. It’s a good read. He explains what Taylor Marshall is claiming about the Popes and the Church. Scott Alt concludes: “For Marshall does not just attack Pope Francis; he … Continue reading

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New Free Newsletter

I’ve Cancelled my free Newsletter. Not enough persons signed up. Ron Conte

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Prayer Request

Updated: My mother passed away recently. Thanks to everyone who prayed for her. Please pray for my mother’s departed soul. thanks Ron Conte

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The Council of Trent corrected an error of Saint Thomas Aquinas on Transubstantiation

The dogma of transubstantiation was infallibly defined by the Council of Trent: “The most holy Eucharist has indeed this in common with the rest of the sacraments, that it is a symbol of a sacred thing, and is a visible … Continue reading

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A Teacher of heresy complains about heresy

Tweet Bishop Robert Barron @BishopBarron “It’s hard to describe how angry I feel after reading what the latest @pewresearch study reveals about understanding of the Eucharist among Catholics. This should be a wake-up call to all of us in the … Continue reading

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How Taylor Marshall artificially inflates his books’ reviews and ratings at Amazon and Goodreads

My Complaint to Goodreads.com Goodreads’ Rules: “Artificially inflating or deflating a book’s ratings or reputation violates our rules. This includes activity like creating fake accounts to manipulate book ratings, purchasing reviews, and incentivizing votes, likes, or other actions on Goodreads.” … Continue reading

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Cardinal Muller: public formal schism

Cardinal Muller is in a state of Public Formal Schism

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I’m discontinuing my Newsletter and Creator Support sites

I’m no longer using Patreon or SubscribeStar (or anything similar). I’m also discontinuing the monthly newsletter. Not enough supporters. You can still support my work with a one-time gift here.

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Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on Fr. James Martin, S.J.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on Fr. James Martin, S.J. “Some of the recent attacks on Martin, sparked by his book Building a Bridge, have been inexcusably ugly. Fr. Martin is a man of intellect and skill whose work I often … Continue reading

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