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Conservative Catholics are slowly abandoning the Faith

The topic of wifely obedience used to be one in which conservative Catholics held the traditional view. A wife should be subordinate, obedience, and submissive to her husband. This is not the worldly version of each of those words, but … Continue reading

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The Betrayers of Humanae Vitae

A battle for the soul of Catholic Christian morality is underway. And the true teachings of the faith are losing ground. The enemy is within our own ranks. Heretical Catholic teachers are spreading grave moral errors, under the guise of … Continue reading

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Unfaithful Conservatives have turned Humanae Vitae into a Fabergé egg

Conservatives complain when the Pope criticizes them. They say, “Why is he criticizing those who are most faithful?” There is an assumption common among conservatives that the majority opinion in the conservative Catholic subculture is essentially inerrant. But, in fact, … Continue reading

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A Contrary Opinion on the Work of Janet Smith

The National Catholic Register has an article titled: Janet Smith, Fearless Defender of ‘Humanae Vitae’. Defender? Nothing could be further from the truth. Smith has gutted the teaching of the Church against contraception, turning Humanae Vitae into a hollow shell … Continue reading

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Are There Two Levels of Infallible Teachings?

Licit Theological Dissent The faithful in Christ are permitted by holy Mother Church to sometimes disagree with a decision of the Roman Pontiff or of Church authority more generally on a matter of discipline, without sin. The reason is that … 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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Lots to Say about the Formal Correction

1. Formal Correction equals Formal Schism It’s like watching a Rube Goldberg device. Events have already been set in motion. Lots of individual things have to happen next, one after another. But the end result is linear and relatively certain. … Continue reading

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A Canon Lawyer radically revises Humanae Vitae

Over at In the Light of the Law: A Canon Lawyer’s Blog, Dr. Ed Peters has a post titled About that ‘Humanae vitae’ rumor (July 11, 2017). And what he says about Humanae Vitae is perplexing, arrogant, false, self-contradictory, and … Continue reading

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Joe Biden officiated at a Gay Marriage again

As reported in several sources, former Veep Joe Biden officiated at a same-sex marriage ceremony this past weekend. In 2016, Biden also officiated at a gay marriage. On both occasions, Biden had the role usually fulfilled by a priest or … Continue reading

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No Pope can commit the sin of Schism

On his blog, canon lawyer Dr. Ed Peters claims that, even as a pure hypothetical, no Pope can be in schism because it would be nonsensical for a Pope to not be submissive to his own authority, or to not … Continue reading


The Maltese Bishops formalize a common practice in the Church

The Catholic Bishops of Malta have released a document: Criteria for the Application of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia. The document plainly permits the divorced and remarried to receive the Sacraments of Confession and Communion based on their own judgment … Continue reading

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Reactions to Pope Francis: Most Marriages Null

Pope Francis again made a comment, similar to one he made a couple years back, suggesting that most Catholic marriages are null, i.e. that they are not a valid Sacrament. Here is a link to the news story: Updated: Most … Continue reading

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Annulments are just a Symptom of the Problem

I’m combining several topics in one post which is partly about the new annulments process, but also includes broader concerns. General Concerns First, and I say this to everyone commenting on the words and deeds of Pope Francis: You are … Continue reading

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Jimmy Akin’s grave error on Abortion and Confession

UPDATED (see the last section of the post). On his blog, Jimmy Akin makes a false claim which is gravely harmful to souls, on the subject of abortion, excommunication, and Confession. He erroneously claims: “Therefore, a person who procures an … Continue reading


Infallible versus Non-infallible Teachings of the Magisterium

The Magisterium is the teaching authority of the Church. It is also an ability; the Church has the ability as well as the authority to teach the truths of faith and morals found in the Sacred Deposit of Faith: Sacred … Continue reading

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Who should be denied Communion under Canon 915?

UPDATED — Any baptized Catholic who has committed the sin of apostasy, or formal heresy, or formal schism is thereby automatically excommunicated, and many not receive holy Communion, nor any of the other Sacraments (except Confession, if the sinner is … Continue reading


The lesbian communion incident: Canon law versus the Eternal Moral Law

Fr. Marcel Guarnizo was in the sacristy, preparing for a funeral Mass, when the daughter of the deceased entered with another woman. The daughter, Barbara Johnson, identified the other woman as her lover. She made a deliberate disclosure to the … Continue reading

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Is Sister Margaret McBride still excommunicated?

Sister McBride was automatically excommunicated for her role in a direct abortion at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. “The revised canonical legislation continues this tradition when it decrees that ‘a person who actually procures an abortion incurs automatic (latae … Continue reading


On the reception of Communion by governor Andrew Cuomo

Here is the original media e-mail interview of Dr. Edward Peters: And here is the blog post, with other post links: On January 2, 2011, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his live-in girlfriend, Food Network star Sandra Lee, attended … Continue reading

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