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 [...]

12 01, 2023

The Four Lacunæ of the “New Evangelization”

By |2023-01-12T04:08:43+00:00January 12th, 2023|Theology|

The "old evangelization" is better than the "new evangelization" not because old things are better (which is generally true) or that human-nature is more fallen than it was in the 16th century (which is also probably true) but because of two other specific reasons: 1) The "old evangelization" goes back to Apostolic times where the ascetical life of union with Christ drove the exterior life of spreading the Catholic Faith (unlike the "new evangelization" that is reliant on people being relevant and "contagious.") 2) The old-evangelization worked, unlike the new evangelization.  Even promoters of the new evangelization admit that in the United States, for every convert coming in the front-door [...]

24 09, 2022

We Need to Change Our Strategy with Infiltrators

By |2022-09-24T16:04:41+00:00September 24th, 2022|Theology|

When I saw this tweet by Matt Gaspers, I realized we were being trolled by the left. Or, Satan was openly trolling the left and still all leftists don't realize they are now fully under the grip of who St. Ignatius calls "the enemy of human nature."  Either way, there are currently no attempts by the left anymore to hide their evil intentions or actions. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote: "We know that they are lying. They know that they are lying. They even know that we know they are lying. We also know that they know we know they are lying. But they still continue to lie."  That's because the big-time [...]

14 07, 2022

Is Reason Accessible Without Christ?

By |2022-07-14T17:49:54+00:00July 14th, 2022|Theology|

The easiest way to explain to a sensitive post-modern mind why not all "good people" go to heaven but only those in sanctifying grace probably comes from St. Thomas Aquinas. He simply explains that natural virtue from a person can not get him to the supernatural goal, namely, the Beatific Vision of the Blessed Trinity. Being a "nice person" can't get you to heaven since getting to heaven means truly being holy enough to gaze upon God.  Think about that.  St. Augustine realized there was no chance of salvation unless Christ be the center of one's life, probably because he saw the darkness he once walked in as a pagan. [...]

28 04, 2022

When One Island Converted the Other (and Vice Versa)

By |2022-04-28T21:18:24+00:00April 28th, 2022|Theology|

St. Patrick was a Celt of Roman Briton (possibly Wales?) and was taken as a slave to Ireland by the Irish themselves.  As a young man, he then escaped Ireland and returned to the land of his birth.  But after a small conversion on a moral matter, he gave his entire life to Christ, was ordained a priest (and later a bishop) and then he returned to his land of slavery to convert them.  St. Patrick nearly-singlehandedly converted the entire Island of Eire to Jesus Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. Very early on in the history of Christianity in the UK, the UK still needed a huge conversion.  Up until [...]

26 04, 2022

Beginning Evangelization: Brown Scapulars or Miraculous Medals?

By |2022-04-26T14:53:34+00:00April 26th, 2022|Theology|

Happy Easter, Christ is Risen!  Please be aware that the email-notification app on this blog no longer works, so you'll just have to check this front-page Theology Section and the Life Updates every week.  Also, don’t forget to subscribe to all my talks and videos at Padre Peregrino on Rumble. The Miraculous Medal (the silver necklace above on the chain) was engraved in the 19th century at the indication of St. Catherine of Laboure when the Mother of God asked these to be made.  God promises actual graces through Mary's hands to anyone who wears these.  Because these are actual graces, these graces can be received by even non-baptized souls. The Scapular [...]

17 03, 2022

Teaching Playlists on YouTube

By |2022-07-14T19:41:23+00:00March 17th, 2022|Theology|

My YouTube channel is here.  On that channel, I have five "playlists."  A "playlist" is a group of videos all linked by a common theme.  Each playlist could be seen as a University "course" with each video being a "class."  My playlists mostly follow a teaching pattern and they are arranged in a particular order, usually doctrinal in a catechism series or chapter-based in a Gospel series of similar videos.  I'd encourage you follow one of these playlists, especially if you have never heard of my podcasts or if you get tired of my Church-reform based blogging here.  My videos are not only free to all users, but they are also [...]

23 11, 2021

Fr. Altman Was Correct: You Can’t Be a Catholic and a Democrat

By |2021-11-22T02:47:23+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Theology|

During the stolen US election last year, a bishop put on Twitter: "The right wing tells us bishops that we’re in the back pocket of the Democratic Party; the left wing tells us that we’re in the back pocket of the Republican Party. I’m just trying to stay centered on Jesus Christ and His Church."  This is a very misleading tweet, first of all because the democratic party has been giving hundreds of millions of dollars to the US bishops many years back including $91,000,000 from democrats to the USCCB in 2016.   It's also misleading because of a reason found in a reply on Twitter:  "Your Eminence, you have [...]

26 06, 2021

Life Update 2021.06.26

By |2021-06-18T21:05:11+00:00June 26th, 2021|Life|

The Overton Window of Evangelization The Overton Window is described by Wikipedia as "the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time.  It is also known as the window of discourse. The term is named after American policy analyst Joseph P. Overton, who stated that an idea's political viability depends mainly on whether it falls within this range, rather than on politicians' individual preferences." Notice that the enemies of Christ have changed their strategy the past two years.  What was seen as unthinkable just two years ago is now promoted by the left as not only acceptable but necessary.  For example, "Critical Race Theory" taught [...]

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