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18 08, 2022

God Once Permitted Most Bishops to be Arians

By |2022-08-09T03:09:35+00:00August 18th, 2022|Theology|

Shielding your conscience on moral or doctrinal or liturgical issues on anyone in the hierarchy right now won't get you to heaven.  You must study the Bible and the Magisterium to do that.  Christ said 2000 years ago towards those blue-collar folks who would hang their hat on the Jewish hierarchy, For I tell you, that unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.—Mt 5:20.  A few hundred years later, most Arians were bishops and most Catholics trusted them.  Maybe they said things like "These are protected offices so God couldn't let 99% of all bishops be wrong." [...]

16 08, 2022

Epikeia: Why Common Sense Trumps Legalism

By |2022-08-07T02:03:53+00:00August 16th, 2022|Theology|

Wiktionary erroneously defines epikeia as "the principle in ethics that a law can be broken to achieve a greater good."  Of course, the notion that the end justifies the means can never be squared with Catholic moral theology.  As soon as one believes that the end justifies the means, one approaches the moral theology heresies of consequentialism and proportionalism.  I blogged against those errors here in a post called The Greater Good is Not a Catholic Moral System especially when applied to forcing people to take an experimental injection "for the greater good" a couple years ago. But St. Thomas Aquinas did hold epikeia to be an important virtue.  St. Thomas essentially [...]

13 08, 2022

A Sacramental Phone Adventure

By |2022-08-07T17:07:24+00:00August 13th, 2022|Life|

Leaving a dinner with a few families in Fort Collins, CO around 11pm one Saturday evening in the summer, I got a text from another friend that he needed a sacrament. I asked if he and I could meet halfway in Thornton just before midnight at the parking lot of a coffee shop. (See above picture.) Funny thing is: A priest had heard my confession in my car earlier that day in Fort Collins and we kept our phones outside the car. Probably any sacraments done should be without phones around.  The government can hack phones even in airplane mode. If you think this is a conspiracy theory, just try [...]

12 08, 2022

TCE 47: Did a Beatle Sell His Soul to Satan?

By |2022-08-12T11:49:11+00:00August 12th, 2022|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

Theology and Current Events #47 considers "John Lennon's Pact with Satan," by Margaret C. Galitzin at "Tradition in Action." It's a book review of "The Lennon Prophecy" by Joseph Niezgoda. I preface this blog reading on this podcast on how one may extricate oneself from any such pacts already made. -Website: https://www.traditioninaction.org/bkreviews/A_026br_LennonProphecy.htm -Prayer for binding yourself only to God in the confessional before absolution: "In the name of Jesus, I renounce any and all pacts or bonds with Satan or any demons or any damned souls that I have made in my life consciously or unconsciously and I bind myself entirely and exclusively to the Blessed Trinity, Father and Son [...]

11 08, 2022

Cardinal Von Galen: The Lion of Münster

By |2022-08-15T04:23:28+00:00August 11th, 2022|Theology|

The book above is written by Fr. Daniel Utrecht of the Oratory.  It is the book I'm reading on retreat. It's about Cdl. Von Galen of Munster, Germany who publicly resisted the Gestapo as early as 1941. Bishop Von Galen was a saint of charity and courage who took on the Nazis from the pulpit and even in the streets. But he wasn't alone: During the 1930s in Germany, he saw lay Catholics and priests who resisted the Nazis go to prison repeatedly for "currency speculation." Ever notice that godless regimes persecute good people on red-herrings like "currency speculation"? It completely reminds me of President Trump being raided by the [...]

8 08, 2022

VLX 117: Is It Lawful to Divorce?

By |2022-08-08T10:07:23+00:00August 8th, 2022|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

Mt 19:1-9 *** Summary: Christ asserted to the Apostles who would spread Catholic marriage and also to the Pharisees looking for loopholes on re-marriage, that in certain circumstances a married person could carefully discern departure from one's spouse when the other was provably guilty of unfaithfulness, and the early Church added physical and psychological safety or salvation to this, then, you may discern departure from your spouse, but you still can't re-marry. https://rumble.com/embed/v1c0jpx/?pub=e5jg1  

5 08, 2022

Be Rarely Angry but Never Arrogant About the Church Crisis

By |2022-08-03T23:12:27+00:00August 5th, 2022|Theology|

In full transparency, I do not categorize traditionalists as "joyless" any more.  The truth is that I find more joy in traditional communities than I do the normy Catholic world.  In fact, I currently find some of the highest levels of joy, happiness and fraternal charity in traditional communities than nearly any other community to which I am frequently exposed in the United States.  I would consider evangelical Christians way up there, too, actually. But "joy" doesn't matter too much, especially as we consider the Scriptures and the official ascetical theology of the Catholic Church.  Both teach that "gifts of the Holy Spirit" are given by God and they are [...]

4 08, 2022

RIP David Bawden (aka Pope Michael)

By |2022-08-04T11:19:28+00:00August 4th, 2022|Theology|

David Bawden (who went by "Pope Michael" in Kansas) has apparently died. God rest his soul. I thank God he apparently made a confession at the end, but it's not that big of a statement since I hope every person on this planet confesses before dying. People on social media are saying ridiculous things like he repented of "his apostasy" at the end just since he thought he was the Pope for the past decade or so. Let's get a few things straight: 1-Bawden did not accept the post-Vatican II Popes as valid. I do. At worst, this would make him "a schismatic," not "an apostate." In fact, I don't [...]

3 08, 2022

Three Red Rose Rescuers Get 90 Days in Jail

By |2022-08-04T00:40:35+00:00August 3rd, 2022|Theology|

Red Rose Rescue (with whom I've been arrested twice for peaceful counseling inside an abortion center) has some important news. Usually our jail time is only a short time.  But my friends Fr. Fidelis, Will and Matt (see above) just got 90 days in jail in New York for a rescue this summer.  Fr. Fidelis and I discussed this on the phone for awhile just a few weeks ago.  Now he's in jail for three months.  Red Rose Rescue reports: Father Fidelis, Will Goodman, and Matthew Connolly have all been sentenced to 90 days in jail. They were given a $200 surcharge, a $500 fine, and a $50 DNA charge...Quotes [...]

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