Category Archives: theology

Seven Essentials of the Path to Ordinary Holiness

1. Prayer The ordinary faithful Catholic should pray at least several times a day. I recommend praying the Rosary, at least 5 decades, and at least some of the Divine Mercy Chaplet daily. Recited prayer is essential to the path … Continue reading

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Bible Readings Week 12

For this week: read Luke 12-16. I’m changing this Bible reading project from the whole Bible in a year, to just the New Testament in a year. This requires less time: one NT chapter per day, Monday thru Friday. Use … Continue reading

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Bible Readings Week 11

For this week: read Luke 7-11. I’m changing this Bible reading project from the whole Bible in a year, to just the New Testament in a year. This requires less time: one NT chapter per day, Monday thru Friday. Use … Continue reading

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Bible Readings Week 10

For this week: read Luke 2-6. I’m changing this Bible reading project from the whole Bible in a year, to just the New Testament in a year. This requires less time: one NT chapter per day, Monday thru Friday. Use … Continue reading

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Bible Readings Week 9

For this week: read Mark 13 – 16 and Luke 1. I’m changing this Bible reading project from the whole Bible in a year, to just the New Testament in a year. This requires less time: one NT chapter per … Continue reading

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Bible Readings: week 8

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day May 4 to 8, 2015 Monday: Numbers 24-27; Mark 8 Tuesday: Numbers 28-31; Mark 9 Wednesday: Numbers 32-35; Mark 10 Thursday: Numbers 36 and Deuteronomy … Continue reading

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Bible Readings: week 7

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day April 27 to May 1, 2015 Monday: Numbers 4-7; Mark 3 Tuesday: Numbers 8-11; Mark 4 Wednesday: Numbers 12-15; Mark 5 Thursday: Numbers 16-19; Mark … Continue reading

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Bible Readings: week 6

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day April 20 to 24, 2015 Monday: Leviticus 11-14; Matthew 26 Tuesday: Leviticus 15-18; Matthew 27 Wednesday: Leviticus 19-22; Matthew 28 Thursday: Leviticus 23-26; Mark 1 … Continue reading

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Bible Readings: week 5

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day April 6 to 10, 2015 Monday: Exodus 31-34; Matthew 21 Tuesday: Exodus 35-38; Matthew 22 Wednesday: Exodus 39-40; Leviticus 1-2; Matthew 23 Thursday: Leviticus 3-6; … Continue reading

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Contra Arland Nichols on Surrogate Motherhood

Over at Crisis magazine, Arland K. Nichols offers an opinion on the morality of surrogate motherhood: Why Surrogacy Violates Human Dignity. But there are several serious theological problems with his article. First, Nichols does not define surrogacy himself, and he … Continue reading

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Bible Readings: week 4

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day April 6 to 10, 2015 Monday: Exodus 11-14; Matthew 16 Tuesday: Exodus 15-18; Matthew 17 Wednesday: Exodus 19-22; Matthew 18 Thursday: Exodus 23-26; Matthew 19 … Continue reading

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In 6 months, conservative Catholics will be put to the test

Today is April 4th of 2015. The Synod of Bishops begins October 4th, six months from now. At that time, Pope Francis will issue controversial decisions on doctrine and discipline. In reaction, some conservative and many traditionalist Catholics will falsely … Continue reading

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Jesus on the Cross: Three Hours of Darkness

When Jesus was suffering for our salvation on the Cross, there was darkness for three hours. Was this darkness natural or supernatural? And did this darkness affect the whole “land” or the whole “earth”? It is a popular misconception that … Continue reading

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dogmatic fact: Pope Francis is a valid Pope

Indefectibility The one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church is indefectible. She can never go astray from the true Faith. {16:18} And I say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the … Continue reading

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My position on Christian businesses and Gay customers

In my opinion as a believing and practicing Roman Catholic: 1. Christian businesses should not refuse to provide their products and services to gay persons. If you provide a moral product or service, how is it immoral to provide it … Continue reading

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Bible Readings: week 3

4 chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament each day March 30 to April 3, 2015 Monday: Genesis 41-44; Matthew 11 Tuesday: Genesis 45-48; Matthew 12 Wednesday: Genesis 49-50 and Exodus 1-2; Matthew 13 Thursday: … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy on Reception of Communion

My preference for Church discipline on reception of Communion, as I’ve said several times before, is quite narrow: only believing and practicing Catholics who are free from all mortal sins and who have been to Confession within the last month … Continue reading

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The Warning of Garabandal: March 25th, 2016

The supernatural event foretold by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Garabandal will occur one year from today, on 25 March 2016. That event is also the first secret of Medjugorje. The 25th of March is the day we celebrate the … Continue reading

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Overview of a faithful Catholic life

These are my general recommendations for living a Catholic life in a sinful world. Prayer is an exercise of the theological virtues of love, faith, and hope. Always pray much more for others than for yourself. Consider people you know, … Continue reading

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Who are the Beasts and the Whore of Babylon?

The book of Revelation is the last book of the New Testament. This book was written by John the Evangelist, brother of James, son of Zebedee. This book refers to the future of the Church, to the time called “the … Continue reading

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