31 05, 2022

What Happens Spiritually in an Abortion

By |2022-06-01T05:23:54+00:00May 31st, 2022|Theology|

Gloria Polo, a middle-aged Columbian woman, had a near death experience in May of 1995 when she was struck by lightning in Bogotá.  After cardiac arrest (but before God gave her another chance on earth) she saw the effects of all of her life's actions on earth from a spiritual perspective.  Her initial sentence (before resuscitation) was hell. I cleaned up a translation from the Spanish and put it on my blog here a few years ago.  The entire thing is worth reading.  But the section regarding what happens spiritually in an abortion will change you forever.  I extricate two parts from her above linked account and quote them verbatim [...]

28 05, 2022

What Does It Mean to Be a Priest “In Good Standing”?

By |2022-05-30T12:55:14+00:00May 28th, 2022|Life|

This weekend, I was at the FSSP ordinations in Nebraska at the invitation of one of the mothers of a newly ordained priest.  Sadly, the day after the ordinations and just after the first Masses of the newly ordained, one rather courageous FSSP priest told me there was a rumor going around their fellow FSSP priests that I was suspended. Apparently, the other Frat priests running this rumor mill were too lazy to look at my blog (which shows I'm in good standing on many other pages besides this one) and were not courageous enough to simply ask me my status in my diocese. Actually, a few FSSP priests asked [...]

26 05, 2022

Did Jesus Die “For All” or “For Many”?

By |2022-05-25T23:32:26+00:00May 26th, 2022|Theology|

Jesus died for all: My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world (pro totius mundi.)—1 John 2:1-2. Jesus died for many: And He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is My Blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many (pro multis) for the forgiveness of sins."—Mt [...]

25 05, 2022

CPX 110: The Gifts of the Holy Ghost

By |2022-05-25T23:41:51+00:00May 25th, 2022|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

Catechism of Pope St. Pius X (CPX) p.147-148 Q/A 1-9 *** THE SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY: 1 Prophesy of Simeon with Fear of the Lord against our Covetousness, "Blessed poor in spirit,.. the kingdom of heaven."-v.3 2 Flight to Egypt with Piety against our Gluttony, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."-v.5 3 Loss of Jesus with Knowledge against our Envy, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."-v.4 4 Mary meets Jesus with Fortitude against our Sloth "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness."-v.6 5 Crucifixion with Counsel against our Pride, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy."-v.7 6 Death [...]

24 05, 2022

TCE 44: Liz Yore and the Catholic Church in China

By |2022-05-25T23:40:58+00:00May 24th, 2022|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

Mrs. Elizabeth Yore and I discuss the 2018 Sino-Vatican contract and the subsequent increase of the persecution of Chinese Catholics. - Liz serves as a coalition partner for Save the Persecuted Christians and she is the Founder of www.yorechildren.com and the Global Center for the Protection of Children. -Follow and Donate to the Cardinal Kung Foundation at www.cardinalkungfoundation.org. https://rumble.com/embed/v13fns5/?pub=e5jg1  

24 05, 2022

A Holy Rivalry

By |2022-05-24T04:13:15+00:00May 24th, 2022|Theology|

And the angel being come in, said unto her: "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women."  Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself, "What manner of salutation this should be?"—St. Luke 1:28-29 I have wondered for awhile why Mary was "troubled" at the announcement of the angel Gabriel.  The Carmelite book Divine Intimacy had a meditation yesterday which answers that question with a quote from St. Alphonsus Liguori: "Mary was troubled because she was filled with humility, disliked praise, and desired that God only be praised." Another quote from Divine Intimacy comes from St. Bernard on the topic of [...]

21 05, 2022

St. Augustine and the Drunk

By |2022-05-21T01:38:47+00:00May 21st, 2022|Theology|

Most people who recount the conversion of St. Augustine highlight his former life of sexual sin, and for good reason.  But he also had to undergo an enormous detachment from the admiration of the men of his age.   Before his conversion, Augustine was the 4th century equivalent of a tenured-professor at a prestigious University in Milan.  One day, while walking along, he came across a rather happy-drunk.  Unlike the modern tenured-professor who might ask shallow, self-righteous ethical questions (eg Why are there homeless people?  Why is he drunk?) Augustine ponders in Book VI of his Confessions as to why this drunk had attained some happiness and he had not: I [...]

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