Category Archives: commentary

Council of Trent on whether a Pope could fall into heresy

Nowhere in the history of the Church there is a Magisterial document teaching that the Supreme Pontiff can fall into heresy, schism, or become an apostate. Quite the contrary, various decrees, such as the Papal Bull Unam Sanctam which teaches that … Continue reading

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What will happen May 7th, 2019?

Edited to add (5/9/19) Recall that I said the event might be a papal document DATED May 7th but released later. (I’ve added bolding to that point below.) Today, May 9th, Pope Francis released a document requiring reporting of abuse … Continue reading

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Accusing the Pope of Heresy: How We Got Here

Take a look at the latest article at Catholicism.io: Accusing a Pope of Heresy: How We Got Here

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Conservative Papal Accusers are Fortunate Pope Francis is Liberal

The conservative accusers of Pope Francis commit heresy and schism by their accusation against him and by their determination to resist him. But they are fortunate that the Pope is liberal, not conservative. A conservative Pope like Pius X would … Continue reading

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The Innocence of Pope John XXII

Pope John XXII is often accused of heresy. His innocence is easy to prove to anyone who has faith. 1. It is a DOGMA of the faith (proven here) that every Pope has the gift of immunity from grave error … Continue reading

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Screening Applicants is at best a Partial Solution

Mount Saint Mary’s is screening applicants to the seminary. https://www.abc27.com/investigators/investigations/mount-saint-mary-s-seminary-ensuring-potential-predators-don-t-become-priests/1964870626 Problems with this approach: 1. The screening is largely based on secular ideas, secular psychological testings. I wonder how many Saints who were wonderful priests would be screened out because … Continue reading

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Commentary on the Accusation of Heresy against Pope Francis

Edited to add: read this by Jimmy Akin http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/on-charging-a-pope-with-heresy Preface It is a dogma of the Catholic Faith that the Church is indefectible. Therefore, any man accepted as Roman Pontiff by the body of Bishops must necessarily be a valid … Continue reading

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Post on the Indefectibility of the Pope

Over at Catholicism.io, I have a new article summarizing the contents of my book, The Indefectibility of the Pope: Summary of “The Indefectibility of the Roman Pontiff”

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Divine Mercy Sunday indulgence

The Divine Mercy Sunday indulgence is a special type of plenary indulgence by which all sins are forgiven and all punishment due for those sins is remitted (wiped away). To obtain the indulgence: 1. Go to Confession within about 20 … Continue reading

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Free Books on Marital Sexual Ethics

In honor of Divine Mercy Sunday, my books: Roman Catholic Marital Sexual Ethics and The Catholic Marriage Bed are free, in Kindle format only, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 26, 27, and 28 of 2019, at Amazon.com (Pacific time). Take … Continue reading

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April Newsletter Topics

Topics for April Newsletter: 1. The Meaning of the Notre Dame de Paris Fire 2. Momentous Events in May of 2019 3. Papal Immunity from Error and a Never Failing Faith 4. How To Disagree with the Pope Faithfully and … Continue reading

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Theological Q and A

Did Jesus literally descend to the Hell of eternal punishment or to the limbo of the Father or to Purgatory? All three. Jesus went to the gates of Hell, so that all the denizens of Hell would now know the … Continue reading

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One Consecration of the Eucharist

Whenever a priest or Bishop consecrates the Eucharist, it is really Jesus Christ who consecrates the Eucharist. But Jesus does not consecrate the Eucharist again and again. Jesus Christ consecrated the Eucharist only once, at the Last Supper. Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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The Notre Dame Fire is a Sign from God

A reader messaged me on Twitter to opine that the Notre Dame fire, occurring as it did during Holy Week, was a message from God. I agree. I believe that the fire is a foreshadowing of something big that is … Continue reading

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Heresies on Salvation at the Saint Benedict Center (Richmond NH)

The Saint Benedict Center of Richmond, NH, — hereafter SBC — runs Catholicism.org. That site is not to be confused with the orthodox website Catholicism.io. SBC teaches the error of Feeneyism. The schismatic religious order at SBC is the “Slaves … Continue reading

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Questions for Michael Voris on EENS:

Questions for Michael Voris on EENS (Outside the Church, No Salvation) 1. Can atheists who have sufficient accurate knowledge about Christianity, are able to be baptized with water, but who decline baptism and belief in God, enter the state of … Continue reading

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Michael Voris’ Grave Errors on Salvation

Voris’ latest Vortex rant is called: “The Church Is Necessary for Heaven”, and it repeats the ancient formula, “Outside the Church there is no salvation”. Those two assertions (in quotes) are true, if properly understood. And to obtain the proper … Continue reading

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2000th Anniversary of the Last Supper

In my speculative biblical chronology, today (April 6, 2019) is the 2000th anniversary of the Last Supper, the night before Jesus died for our Salvation. April 7 is the date of the Crucifixion, and the 9th is the date of … Continue reading

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Better Church Governance is Violating Universi Dominici Gregis

and the penalty is a latae sententiae (automatic) excommunication. Pope Saint John Paul II wrote the rules governing each papal conclave in the document: Universi Dominici Gregis. Those rules are still in effect, and they include a prohibition against individuals … Continue reading

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The Miraculous Signs at Medjugorje, Garabandal, Akita, etc.

Mary promised permanent miraculous signs at Medjugorje, Garabandal, and Akita. I believe that the same signs will be at other places of true private revelation as well. What will the permanent miraculous sign be? It is something that has never … Continue reading

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