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Against Natural Law: Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory

Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory — Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhia — is against the natural law. In Catholic theology, natural law is based on the nature of human persons, human society, and the ability of reason to understand … Continue reading

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Theology Questions and Answers: Ask Me

Note that I have removed some of my more political posts from recent days so as to focus this blog on theology instead of politics. However, I remain against the Russian invasion and annexation of Ukraine. Post your questions in … Continue reading

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Did Pope Francis err gravely on holy Communion?

Pope Francis did not teach heresy. Here is the supposedly erroneous, some are saying “heretical”, teaching: Pope Francis: “The world still does not know it, but everyone is invited to the supper of the wedding of the Lamb (Re 19:9). … Continue reading

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The Indefectibility of the holy Mass

The indefectibility of the Church is a dogmatic teaching, based on the words of Christ: {16:18} And I say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall … Continue reading

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New Catholicism Q and A

Ask any question on Catholicism. I’ll answer within reason, if I can. Use the comments below for the Q and the A.

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Why An Infinite Number of Universes is Not Possible

There are only two ways that can be proposed for the number of universes (in the hypothesis of the multiverse) to be infinite. One is for universes to have a beginning; the other is for every universe in the infinite … Continue reading

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Dictatus Papae of Pope Gregory VII

This document is attributed to Pope Gregory VII, but does not seem to have been issued by papal authority. It is not, itself, a document of the Magisterium. However, many of the assertions in it have also been taught formally … Continue reading

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Theology Q and A

Ask any question on theology. I’ll answer within reason, if I can. Use the comments below for the Q and the A.

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The Third Set of Four Charisms: Unity (12) Subjection to the Pope

12. Subjection to the Roman Pontiff is from the necessity of salvation. Since “Christ and His Vicar constitute one only Head” of the one Church, submission to the Roman Pontiff is an essential part of the plan of salvation chosen … Continue reading

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The Third Set of Four Charisms: Unity (11) Papal Infallibility

11. The Pope has the charism to teach infallibly, unifying the faithful in one doctrine. The charism of infallibility is a gift to the whole Church, but it is exercised only by the Roman Pontiff, or by the body of … Continue reading

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A moral evaluation of Sanctions in the Ukraine War

It is Morally Wrong to Punish a People for the Actions of its Government During World War 2, the U.S. forced persons of Japanese descent into internment camps. History.com: “Japanese internment camps were established during World War II by President … Continue reading

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The Third Set of Four Charisms: Unity (10)

10. The Pope is the principle and foundation of unity of the whole Church. Since the Pope is one only head of the Church with Christ, he is therefore the principle and foundation of unity in the Church. As head … Continue reading

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