29 11, 2022

St. James Intercisus, Martyr of Second Chances

By |2022-11-28T22:45:28+00:00November 29th, 2022|Theology|

St. James Intercisus' martyrdom from Butler's lives of the saints, reprinted with permission of Sensus Fidelium.  St. James' feast day in the Roman Martyrology and the Eastern Rites is 27 Nov. St. James was a native of Beth-Lapeta, a royal city in Persia, and a nobleman of the first rank, and of the highest reputation in that kingdom for his birth and great qualifications, both natural and acquired, and for the extraordinary honors and marks of favor which the king conferred upon him, and which were his most dangerous temptation. For when his prince declared war against the Christian religion,† this courtier had not the courage to renounce his royal master and [...]

25 11, 2022

The Connection Between Climate-Alarmism and Abortion

By |2022-11-25T16:49:58+00:00November 25th, 2022|Theology|

We are starting to see that the secular religion of leftists is Satanism.  Perhaps, if you were in a pub in 1965 in Chicago, you might hear a healthy debate between a conservative man and a liberal man on, say,  how much taxes should be allotted to waste-disposal or the local police force.  There were probably good arguments on both sides of the fence.  But now that the left is arguing for infanticide and genital mutilation of pre-teens, we have to ask:  What is driving such assertions found to be so irrational?  We all know that the answer to anything that irrational is this:  Demons are directly influencing human beings. [...]

22 11, 2022

“Died Suddenly” by Stew Peters

By |2022-11-24T03:31:19+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Theology|

Died Suddenly is a new documentary by Stew Peters on the increase in of all-cause deaths since the release of the C-19 "vaccine."  He proposes a motive of zero-population growth for how many have "died suddenly" from the vaccine.  The cinematography is a little hokey, and it's a bit too scary for children, but it is worth watching for anyone interested in anything beyond what CNN is saying on the enormous increase of all-cause mortality from 2020 to 2022.  Died Suddenly tackles both blood-clots in adults and the astonishing 40+sigma increase in stillbirth-rate since the release of the deadly covid "vaccine."  There were over 6M views in just the first two [...]

20 11, 2022

The Abomination of Desolation

By |2022-11-20T14:11:03+00:00November 20th, 2022|Theology|

The Gospel in the TLM today is about the end of the world.  Christ declares that "the abomination of desolation" will enter "the holy place." (Mt 24:15.)  In those days "there shall arise false Christs and false prophets" (v. 24.) Our Lord adds this unusual line: "Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved.  But for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened." (v. 22.) Earlier in Matthew 24, Christ describes dark signs that will precede His light-filled return: "You shall hear of wars and rumours of wars." (v. 6.) And "nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be [...]

17 11, 2022

There Is Only One Abrahamic Faith

By |2022-11-18T04:29:52+00:00November 17th, 2022|Theology|

There is only Abrahamic Faith, and that is Christianity—which is Catholicism.  Remember that the Jews who reject Christ do claim, “Abraham is our father.” (John 8:39.)  But Jesus immediately denies this assertion by saying:  If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, but now you seek to kill Me, a Man Who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.  You are doing the works your father did...You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires.—John 8:39-41, 44.  Notice again that Christ Himself in Jn 8 says that the Jews [...]

10 11, 2022

Love of the World

By |2022-11-18T05:34:32+00:00November 10th, 2022|Theology|

The word for "world" in Greek is cosmos or κόσμος.   Jesus and St. John the Apostle seem to say contradictory things about loving "the world."  Arguably, the most famous Bible passage of history is when Jesus says:  For God so loved the world (κόσμον) that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.—John 3:16. However, this seems difficult to reconcile with what the Holy Spirit later says through St. John in one of his letters: Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.—1 John 2:15. [...]

7 11, 2022

Réddite Quæ Sunt Dei Deo

By |2022-11-24T17:24:45+00:00November 7th, 2022|Theology|

Sunday's TLM Gospel for the 22nd Sunday After Pentecost was just:  Then the Pharisees going, consulted among themselves how to insnare Him in His speech. And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying: "Master, we know that Thou art a true speaker, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest Thou for any man: for Thou dost not regard the person of men. Tell us therefore what dost Thou think, is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?" But Jesus knowing their wickedness, said: "Why do you tempt Me, ye hypocrites? Shew Me the coin of the tribute."  And they offered Him a [...]

1 11, 2022

Maria Christum Prius Mente Quam Ventre Concipiens

By |2022-11-02T17:01:51+00:00November 1st, 2022|Theology|

The Mystery of the Incarnation is defined as the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity (God the Son) becoming man as Jesus Christ—a zygote in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary is also known as the Mother of God and the Holy Theotokos. Obviously, Mary was not the formal cause of the Incarnation, but she did more than just say "Yes" at the Annunciation. Consider that St. Augustine holds that Mary "conceived Christ in her mind before she did in her womb" (Christum prius mente quam ventre concipiens Sermo 215.4; PL 38:1074) and that first came "the Truth of Christ in Mary's mind [and then] the flesh of [...]

27 10, 2022

Viganò’s Letter to the CDF on Inoculation Fallout

By |2023-01-28T09:35:32+00:00October 27th, 2022|Theology|

The following is Archbishop Vigano’s autumn 2022 letter to Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer SJ, the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the Catholic Church's accountability regarding the damages of the COVID-19 vaccine. Notice in the following that the italicized word Note is a reference to a document, not just a “note" as we have in English.  Also, this letter is originally found with the full letterhead here, but I reproduce it for the sake of ease of sharing without having pop-up ads (which my blog will hopefully never contain.) 18 October 2022 Your Eminence, Last year, on October 23, 2021, I wrote a letter [...]

25 10, 2022

Is This Church-Crisis a Mousetrap for All Heresies?

By |2022-10-22T14:57:34+00:00October 25th, 2022|Theology|

St. Augustine wrote about the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ: The Devil exulted when Christ died, and by that very death of Christ the Devil was overcome: he took food, as it were, from a trap. He gloated over the death as if he were appointed a deputy of death; that in which he rejoiced became a prison for him. The cross of the Lord became a trap for the Devil; the death of the Lord was the food by which he was ensnared. And behold, our Lord Jesus Christ rose again. Where is the death which hung upon the cross? Where is the reviling of the [...]

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