Category Archives: Sacraments

Communion on the Tongue as a Schismatic Device

UPDATE: “July 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A group of young Catholics has joined together to announce that out of reverence to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ they will only receive Holy Communion on the tongue while kneeling.” ~ In … Continue reading

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Communion in the Hand: A Test of Obedience

EDITED 6/26/2020 The Church has the authority of Christ over both doctrine and discipline. And She is indefectible by Her very nature, and in both Her types of authority, teaching and temporal. These are the two swords given by Christ … Continue reading

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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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Five Steps to Ordained Women Deacons

The main criticism of the Amazonian Synod has been whether permission for more married priests in that region will then spread to the whole Church. However, the Church has always had some married priests. And it is not permissible (apart … Continue reading


Will the Church ever have Women Priests?

The short answer is Yes, but not before Christ returns. It is dogma that Jesus Christ did not give His Church the authority, nor the ability to ordain women as priests. So a woman cannot be a validly-ordained priest. A … Continue reading

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The Eucharist of the Last Supper was Jesus’ glorified body

The first Mass, the only Mass with Jesus as the in person celebrant, rather than a priest standing in persona Christi, was the Last Supper. And it was the only consecration of the Eucharist before His death and resurrection. Therefore, … Continue reading


The Incarnation and the Consecration of the Eucharist

There is not uncommon comparison that some theologians make between Jesus becoming man at the virgin conception and Incarnation versus Jesus becoming present at the consecration of the Eucharist. At the Incarnation, he is present in body, blood, soul, and … Continue reading


Missing Mass and Mental Illness

Is it a sin to miss Mass, if the reason is some mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, etc.? To miss Mass on a Sunday or holy day of obligation, without sin, you only need a … Continue reading


On Heresy, Bribery, and Conservative Arrogance

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky writes for — an organization led by manifest schismatic Phil Lawler — a suggestion that conservative parishioners use donations as a way to pressure Bishops to comply with the conservative understanding of orthodoxy: Appealing to the … Continue reading


Wifely Obedience in Catholic Teaching

True Marriage There are only two types of true marriage before the eyes of God, a merely natural marriage, and the Sacrament of holy Matrimony. Natural marriage was established when Adam and Eve were created, that is, at the beginning … Continue reading

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Fr. Dwight Longenecker on the sacrifice of the Mass

Fr. Longenecker has updated his post, making it clear that the Mass is a type of sacrifice, but the Old Testament bloody sacrifices have ended. Give his post a read. I will update my post below accordingly: A post by … Continue reading

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Canon 915: Teachers of Heresy may not receive Communion

Canon 915 says nothing about divorce and remarriage, explicitly. It forbids ministers to give Communion to persons obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin. It is interpreted to apply to the divorced and remarried, if they are in the situation where … Continue reading

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Can a Catholic who violates Church teaching be in good conscience?

Conscience is the inherent ability of reason and free will to seek, find, and understand moral truths, and to comprehend the good and evil in acts of the person. But when fallen sinners exercise reason and free will, concupiscence and … Continue reading

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On Natural Marriage, Polygamy, and Indissolubility

This article presents my theological opinion on certain open questions concerning natural marriage and polygamy. How we should we regard three things: 1. the difference between natural marriage and the Sacrament as concerns indissolubility 2. polygamy in the Old Testament … Continue reading

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Reply to Dr. Ed Peters on the dogmas of the Council of Trent

Dr. Peters’ new post emphasizes the main point of the previous post, that a ratum et consummatum marriage, that is, a consummated Christian Sacrament of Matrimony, is not dissoluble except by death. True, but the problems with his previous post … Continue reading

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Communion Discipline for the Orthodox shows the wisdom of Amoris Laetitia

The following article was written at my request by reader Marco, based on his excellent comments about Amoris Laetitia in other posts. Many claim that allowing the divorced and remarried to receive Communion would go against Divine Law. They claim … Continue reading

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Divorce and Remarriage in the Old Testament (updated and edited)

The Old Testament permitted divorce and remarriage. This was written into Mosaic law, which is of divine origin. The opinion which states that the Old Testament contains the misunderstandings and errors of an ancient people is abject heresy. All of … Continue reading

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The General Resurrection and the Dissolution of Marriage

What happens, at the time of the general Resurrection, to the faithful Catholic Christians who are still alive on earth on that very day, at that very hour? Does Jesus, at His Return, strike them dead so that He can … Continue reading

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Does Contracepted Sex suffice to Consummate a Marriage?

The Catholic Sacrament of Marriage is “ratum tantum” (ratified only) after the exchange of vows in the wedding ceremony, and is “ratum et consummatum” (ratified and consummated) after the spouses have had marital relations. The sexual relations in question is … Continue reading

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A Canon Lawyer narrows the Baptism of Desire

On his blog “In the Light of the Law”, canon lawyer Dr. Ed Peters offers us A note on the “spiritual” reception of sacraments. In that article, Peters makes his usual mistake of dogmatizing his own limited understanding and personal … Continue reading

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