28 03, 2024

Slavery to Sin Becomes Broken Bonds in Tradition

By |2024-03-29T12:07:12+00:00March 28th, 2024|Theology|

When your son asks you in time to come, "What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the Lord our God has commanded you?" then you shall say to your son, "We were Pharaoh's slaves in Egypt. And the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. And the Lord showed signs and wonders, great and grievous, against Egypt and against Pharaoh and all his household, before our eyes. And He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in and give us the land that He swore to give to our fathers. And the Lord commanded us to do [...]

26 03, 2024

Are Irreverent Masses Binding On Sundays?

By |2024-04-18T14:13:02+00:00March 26th, 2024|Theology|

The most common question I receive from my readers is: "Do I have to attend a Novus Ordo Mass on a Sunday when there is no Traditional Latin Mass nearby?"  I was going to title this article that very question, but then I realized that question is only sixty years old. Then I thought to title this article: "Is it a mortal sin to skip an irreverent Mass on Sunday if I can't get to a reverent Mass?" but that was too long. I then realized the entire topic of the Third Commandment was at stake. What does Church history tell us before 1960? Dr. Peter Kwasniewski emailed me the [...]

23 03, 2024

Grab Bag of Q/As on Email

By |2024-03-23T13:30:45+00:00March 23rd, 2024|Life|

One part of my life is answering the theological questions of friends and benefactors.  Below is an email I got from a friend today.  I didn't think I'd turn it into a blog post until after I hit "send," but I needed something for my Life-Update section (especially so you know what I do with a small portion of my week.) I think you'll find his two theological questions fascinating: His email: Fr. Nix, Two confusions which have been floating around in my mind for a year or two. I have seen a pamphlet, I think by Fr. A., stating that we can pray now for a suicide victim who [...]

21 03, 2024

The Red Guard of Tradition

By |2024-03-21T01:05:09+00:00March 21st, 2024|Theology|

Who controls the past controls the future.  Who controls the present controls the past.—George Orwell, 1984. Tucker Carlson recently interviewed a Chinese woman named Xi Van Fleet.  After Mao's culture revolution, Xi sought and received asylum in the United States in the 1970s.  She soon came to love and defend America.  This became especially evident when, in 2020, she realized the United States was undergoing a communist revolution, fabricated not upon a conflict of class, but rather that of race.  (Fabricated is the operative word in the last sentence.)  Although Xi never wanted to be involved in politics in the United States, she spoke at a Loudon Co. (VA) school [...]

19 03, 2024

Don’t Be Afraid of the Natural Sciences

By |2024-03-20T07:55:27+00:00March 19th, 2024|Theology|

I frequently hear traditional Catholics say something like, "The natural sciences are inferior and subject to the theological sciences." While this is true, many traditional Catholics often imply there is a contradiction between science and Divine Revelation. Or some believe if there ever were to be found to be a contradiction between biology and religion, religion trumps science. This also is true, but the contradiction is often framed by traditional Catholics as if there really could be a contradiction between our Catholic faith and the natural sciences. (By natural sciences, I mean biology, chemistry, astronomy, geology, meteorology, genetics, etc.) The fear of leftists treating science as a religion is well-founded [...]

18 03, 2024

VLX 147: Mt 25:31-46. “When Did We See You Hungry?”

By |2024-03-06T00:00:19+00:00March 18th, 2024|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

-Donate: https://www.padreperegrino.org/donate/ -Telegram: https://t.me/padreperegrino -Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1209063 **** Gospel: When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, [...]

14 03, 2024

Mr. Morrow’s Near-Death Experience of Hell

By |2024-03-14T13:04:34+00:00March 14th, 2024|Theology|

Mr. Dominic Morrow was a Chicago gangster who was shot twice in the stomach.  He died and went to experience an antechamber to hell, but Our Lord gave him another chance as his soul returned to his body in the hospital where he had arrested. Dominic was not a Christian before his near-death experience (NDE.)  Now, he is a Christian, but still not Catholic. Nevertheless, his account of what he saw in hell conforms to what I have read in the Church Fathers and St. Thomas Aquinas. It even supports what the mystics of the Catholic Church have stated in their visions of hell.  One small example is that he [...]

12 03, 2024

Relevance, Compromise and Conversion

By |2024-03-13T03:48:58+00:00March 12th, 2024|Theology|

The Bad News: The above picture is a French Catholic priest recently snapped. According to the caption I read online, his Mass vestments reflect the uniform of the French soccer (football) team.  There are not many young people around him as you can see.  Clergy seeking "relevance" among peers in modern culture has made very few converts.  "We're the exact same as you, so please join our club!" Why? Why would I join a club of old people trying to act young? Below are graphs on the Catholic Church in the United States from Index of Leading Catholic Indicators, a book written in 2003 by Kenneth Jones, a graduate of [...]

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