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 [...]

13 10, 2022

Mary, Destroyer of All Heresies Part II

By |2022-10-09T19:53:50+00:00October 13th, 2022|Theology|

In Part I, we discussed how Mary's interior life was entirely God-centered (not man-centered) and how her life, although ordinary in her daily duties, was a string of miracles from her Conception to her Assumption.  Miracles overturns the heresy of modernism which is primarily a man-centered version of Catholicism that looks through the ancient faith through natural goggles instead of the supernatural vision given to us by Divine Revelation. I release this blog on 13th of October which is not only the anniversary of the greatest miracle since the Resurrection (namely, the miracle of the sun seen at Fatima by 70,000 believers and unbelievers alike on 13 Oct 1917) but [...]

11 10, 2022

Mary, Destroyer of All Heresies Part I

By |2022-10-11T13:03:03+00:00October 11th, 2022|Theology|

Although she is the most tender of mothers, Mary has also been known for centuries as "the destroyer of all heresies." Why? Most of my readers probably know from Church history that any correction of a Marian heresy was usually de facto a correction of a Christological heresy afflicting the faithful. For example, Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer (of holy memory) points out that "the Council of Ephesus taught categorically and definitively that in Jesus Christ there is only one person, the Person of the Son of God, in which subsist two natures, really distinct, the divine nature, by which Jesus Christ is truly God, and the human nature which [...]

29 09, 2022

Either Deceived by Satan Or Discredited by Men

By |2022-10-04T00:30:46+00:00September 29th, 2022|Theology|

The The Devil's Final Battle (DFB, henceforth in this blog-post) is a book published in 2002 and edited by Fr. Paul Kramer.  In it, we read:  "In 1917, the very year Our Lady appeared at Fatima, St. Maximilian Kolbe as in Rome, where he saw the Masons showing their open hostility to the Catholic Church and carrying placard announcing their intention to infiltrate the Vatican so that satan would rule from the Vatican and the Pope would be his slave.  They also boasted at the same time that they would destroy the Church. The intention of the Masons to destroy the Church fits in perfectly with the well-known Masonic dictum, 'We [...]

28 07, 2022

“Equally Yoked” with Mary

By |2022-07-31T18:55:37+00:00July 28th, 2022|Theology|

If you watch any of the Marvel Comics series of movies, you are probably disappointed at the increasing lack of chastity among the superheroes.  There's obvious exceptions.  For example, X-Men's teleporting Nightcrawler is religious in the movies.  In the original comic book, Nightcrawler had even been ordained a Catholic priest.  Sadly, today, however, more and more "superheroes" are being produced by "woke" companies under pressure to portray alternative and impure lifestyles that has nothing to do with the plot-line.  I imagine even agnostic followers (who aren't leftists) of Marvel Comic movies are getting tired of the slimy agenda when they just came to the movies to see the good-guys beat [...]

24 05, 2022

A Holy Rivalry

By |2022-05-24T04:13:15+00:00May 24th, 2022|Theology|

And the angel being come in, said unto her: "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women."  Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself, "What manner of salutation this should be?"—St. Luke 1:28-29 I have wondered for awhile why Mary was "troubled" at the announcement of the angel Gabriel.  The Carmelite book Divine Intimacy had a meditation yesterday which answers that question with a quote from St. Alphonsus Liguori: "Mary was troubled because she was filled with humility, disliked praise, and desired that God only be praised." Another quote from Divine Intimacy comes from St. Bernard on the topic of [...]

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 [...]

3 03, 2022

Sr. Lucy of Fatima and Russia Part 2

By |2022-02-26T16:42:28+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Theology|

The following used to be on the archives of The Fatima Center and it was published when Sr. Lucy of Fatima was still alive.  I saved it to my Evernote years ago.  I do not know why it was removed, nor do I know if all of the information can be verified.  But even if Sr. Lucy had no "replacement" and if she actually lived until 2005 (both highly contested premises by many traditional Catholics) then I believe the following looks solid enough to be back on the internet again and it helps explains if Russia was ever consecrated by a Pope: Chronology of Four Cover-up Campaigns: Silencing of Sister Lucia [...]

10 02, 2022

Mary: The Missing Key to Courage

By |2022-02-08T23:07:51+00:00February 10th, 2022|Theology|

Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.—Jn 19:27 Even though Sacred Tradition outside Scripture proposes some accounts of Apostles having wavering courage after Pentecost (for example, the famous story of St. Peter fleeing Rome under persecution as Christ appears to him to say Quo Vadis? at which point Peter returns to Rome to be crucified) we know that for the most part, the pre-Pentecost Apostles have numerous failures in courage whereas the post-Pentecost Apostles have nearly unchecked success in their cooperation with the Holy Spirit's gift of fortitude as 11 of the 12 of them approach [...]

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