20 02, 2024

15 Signs of a Toxic Spiritual Director

By |2024-02-20T14:33:43+00:00February 20th, 2024|Theology|

Recently, a friend emailed me her concerns surrounding a traditional Catholic priest our age who insists he must be the director of various women we know.  We agreed he manifests at least half of the following 15 signs of toxic-religion as seen in PsycheCentral: It begins with dichotomous thinking, dividing people into two parts. Those who agree with the narcissists beliefs and those who don’t. Interestingly, only the narcissist is the judge and jury of who belongs on which side. Your opinion is insignificant. Then the narcissist makes fun of, belittles, and shows prejudice towards other beliefs. This tactic is done to remind you that if you change your views, [...]

15 02, 2024

Colorado Suicide Bill Eradicates Discernment Time

By |2024-02-15T14:09:13+00:00February 15th, 2024|Theology|

Most Americans in the pro-life movement do not know that first two states "to decriminalize abortion" in certain circumstances (like rape) were Mississippi and Colorado.  Rep. Dick Lamb and Gov. John Love did this in Denver on the 25th of April 1967.  This was six years before the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade, a landmark decision which would begin the largest genocide in the Western Hemisphere.  Then, when this ruling of Roe was allegedly kicked-back to the States in 2022, abortion providers here in Colorado doubled-down, hoping to attract people from other states to their killing centers. Now in 2024, this attraction to murder others across State-borders is aimed not [...]

13 02, 2024

Moving the Overton-Window on “Schism”

By |2024-02-15T04:49:46+00:00February 13th, 2024|Theology|

Above:  Reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, p/c S. Meyssonnier at Reuters. The Overton Window is what a group thinks to be believable in the eyes of others in its attempts to grow their faction in numbers.  The left uses the Overton Window to determine which lies they can get away with as they approach the left-of-center in a bell-curve of opinion polls.  The right also uses the Overton Window, but they use it to determine which aspects of the truth can be digested by the lukewarm on the right of the same bellcurve.  Fiducia Supplicans greatly shifted the leftists' Overton Window on heresy to the point that even [...]

8 02, 2024

The Filioque in the Eastern Fathers

By |2024-02-07T15:05:57+00:00February 8th, 2024|Theology|

On my YouTube video series Roman Catechism of Trent (RCT) we have been discussing the Trinity lately, especially "the Filioque."  The Filioque is Latin for "and the Son," as you say in the Nicene Creed. This means that you believe "in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life, proceeding from the Father and the Son" (et in Spíritum Sanctum... qui ex Patre Filióque procédit.)  However, most Eastern Orthodox insist the Holy Spirit proceeds only from the Father.  Thus, most Eastern Orthodox reject the Filioque statement. To be sure, there are two debates at hand (not just two sides) but actually two debates.  The first debate (upon which this [...]

6 02, 2024

Fatima and Fiducia

By |2024-02-05T23:58:09+00:00February 6th, 2024|Theology|

Recently, Fr. James Martin SJ spoke to the bishops of Ireland at Knock, Ireland.  Our Lady of Knock (top right) is an approved Marian apparition in Ireland from the 19th century.   LifeSite News reported on what happened with the Irish bishops: "A trusted source in Ireland told LifeSiteNews that the meeting included discussions on how to implement the blessing of homosexual 'couples' and even the desire to implement homosexual 'marriage.'" Obviously, it's a blasphemous travesty that such filth from a Jesuit and the Irish bishops would besmirch the Shrine of Our Lady to an island that held once purity so intensely. I suppose this purity left Ireland a long time [...]

1 02, 2024

Stockholm Syndrome in the Catholic Church

By |2024-02-01T19:36:29+00:00February 1st, 2024|Theology|

The prophesy of St. Francis of Assisi reads: “At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavour to draw many into error and death... Some preachers will keep silent about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them, not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.” —Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi, published in 1882 by the London-based Catholic publishing house R. Washbourne, 1882, [...]

30 01, 2024

May Catholics Pray With Non-Catholics?

By |2024-01-30T19:37:35+00:00January 30th, 2024|Theology|

Although there is some debate as to if Catholics can lead non-Catholics in private prayer (such as grace at meals) the Catholic Church's teaching on Catholics participating in public prayer (as in liturgical prayer, such as the Anglican Vespers seen above at St. Peter's recently, p/c LifeSite News) is consistent:  They may not.  The prohibition against Catholics praying with heretics or infidels has been clearly outlined by Popes and Saints for nearly 2,000 years: “The Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics.”—Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, #10, 6 January 1928 “It is not permitted to be present at the sacred rites of [...]

25 01, 2024

St. Maximilian Kolbe Rejected “Ecumenism.”

By |2024-01-25T13:34:48+00:00January 25th, 2024|Theology|

In 2022, I wrote in an article titled Ecumenical: Old and New Definitions and it included these two definitions: "Ecumenical for the first thousand years of Christianity was an adjective to describe dogmatic meetings of orthodox bishops who cared about accurately defining the Catholic Faith," and New Advent's definition: "Ecumenical Councils are those to which the bishops, and others entitled to vote, are convoked from the whole world (oikoumene) under the presidency of the pope or his legates, and the decrees of which, having received papal confirmation, bind all Christians.'" Unfortunately, the term "ecumenism" has been commandeered in the 20th century by "progressive Catholics" to mean what was once called "the [...]

23 01, 2024

Marian Devotion In A Church-Eclipse

By |2024-01-22T14:33:28+00:00January 23rd, 2024|Theology|

The Church will be in eclipse, the world will be in dismay... Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of Antichrist.—Our Lady of La Salette. Mary said the above words in a Vatican-approved apparition from the 19th century.  There's a lot of debate in the Catholic world today about this. In the year 2000, Catholic Answers had an article claiming it was misused by post-Vatican II traditionalists: “What is absurd is the radical traditionalist claim that the alleged prophecy of Our Lady of La Salette may be applied to Rome today… Radical traditionalists often seem to have a defective understanding of what counts as apostasy. It is much [...]

18 01, 2024

Despair and False-Hope Kill the Soul

By |2024-01-19T10:40:19+00:00January 18th, 2024|Theology|

A public apostate recently stated, "This isn't dogma, just my thought. I like to think of hell as being empty. I hope it is." Many others online repeated the sentiment. But they're wrong. First of all, it's infallible dogma that not just demons, but men and women are in hell. The Council of Trent states in chapter 3 in the Decree on Justification: “But, though [Christ] died for all, yet all do not receive the benefit of His death, but those only unto whom the merit of His passion is communicated.” Let's also look at why it's not more hopeful to think of an empty-hell. First of all, St. Augustine [...]

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