31 01, 2023

My Experience of the Sacraments in Africa

By |2023-01-31T14:38:06+00:00January 31st, 2023|Theology|

One of the few "racially insensitive" things I have said in my life (and by "insensitive" I mean how as a liberal, I spoke as a liberal, that is, talking down to ethnic folks while sounding like you're talking up to them) happened several years after my priestly ordination and I was visiting the FSSP seminary in Denton, NE.  I met a Nigerian seminarian in the refectory and we talked about my mission work.   (I told him how I had been on mission to Rwanda in 2014 as a priest.  Then, I was still doing both the Novus Ordo and the TLM.  See above picture and below picture.) In [...]

30 01, 2023

VLX 126: Mt 20:29-34. “Let Our Eyes Be Opened.”

By |2023-02-11T16:00:44+00:00January 30th, 2023|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

- Donate: https://padreperegrino.org/donate/ - Music bumpers: Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G-Maj perf. by Cooper Cannell. https://rumble.com/embed/v24i3u2/?pub=e5jg1 The blind woman who I reference in this sermon is standing next to me in this picture after the Walk for Life in San Fran.  

26 01, 2023

The Mystical Body’s Ever-Changing Crucifixion

By |2023-01-26T16:10:09+00:00January 26th, 2023|Theology|

The earliest age of the Church was the age of blood martyrs. As I currently am reading the Victories of the Martyrs by St. Alphonsus, I am repeatedly shocked how spontaneously the earliest Catholic men and women and children chide their Roman procurators for their pagan worship. Before the threat of flames, little girls openly declare they would rather suffer several minutes in the flames than the eternal flames to which the Roman procurator will throw himself if he does not repent for his idolatry. That early age of the Church carried the physical cross of Jesus Christ. Indeed, many of the early martyrs were literally crucified, as was Our [...]

24 01, 2023

Revisiting “Santa Muerte”

By |2023-01-24T14:47:09+00:00January 24th, 2023|Theology|

On my video called Theology and Current Events (TCE) #41 I was joined in early 2022 by Armando Valenzuela to discuss the Mexican “devotion” called “Santa Muerte.” Mr. Valenzuela is a former police officer and special-agent from the Los Angeles Police Department. One thing Armando made clear (and no one can accuse him of "racism" since he's half-Mexican and half-Pima Indian) is that the Santa Muerte devotion is not an old Mexican devotion based in Catholicism, but a new diabolical act of worship of the demon of death introduced into the country by Mexican drug cartels.   Or, more likely, as we will see later, it is a return of the [...]

22 01, 2023

“Walk for Life” in San Francisco

By |2023-01-22T17:56:25+00:00January 22nd, 2023|Life|

Two disclaimers before a short blog post:  1) I am sorry I didn't contact many friends or benefactors before coming to the Bay Area.  It was a quick trip for the Walk for Life.  I briefly stayed at Star of the Sea parish (above) a thriving parish of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The pastor is Fr. Joseph Illo.  Fr. Illo and I were both in Mass of the Ages Part 1 and Part 2, discussing the TLM.  2)  I used to go to the March for Life in Wash DC every year but I stopped going because there is not a penitential enough tone to the March.  We should [...]

19 01, 2023

Why (and How) to Baptize a Miscarried Baby

By |2023-01-19T17:30:44+00:00January 19th, 2023|Theology|

The following was written by Alana M. Rosshirt in a 1958 production of Marriage: The Magazine of Catholic Family Living. Please open the pdf here to read about importance of baptizing miscarried babies, and how to do it.  Also, free to print it. Although the above pdf is the main thing that I hope you will read in this blog post, I want to mention a few more things about baptism.  The following canons from the new code of Canon Law (released in 1984 under Pope John Paul II) reveal some of the most overlooked parts of the theology and practice of infant baptism.  Keep in mind that that the [...]

17 01, 2023

The Four “C’s” of a Good Confession

By |2023-01-17T14:49:18+00:00January 17th, 2023|Theology|

Before going to confession, remember to never bring your phone in the confessional (as a phone even in airplane-mode may be hacked by the government or another enemy.)  Rather, write out your sins on a piece of paper that you may wish to bring into the confessional.  Then, begin your confession by saying to the priest your state in life (married, single, priest religious) and then say how long it's been since your last confession (one week, one month, one year, etc.).  Say, "I accuse myself of the following sins..." as you keep in mind the traditional Four C's of Making a Good Confession: Clear.  Someone recently told me about an [...]

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