Category Archives: FAITH

WHY CAN’T CATHOLICS AGREE AT LEAST MOST OF THE TIME?

!!!! Is There a Split in the Catholic Church? . January 29, 2015 by Fr. Dwight Longenecker . Some time ago a priest friend I’ll call Tony was discussing the problems he was having with some colleagues and parishioners. Whenever … Continue reading

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THE SENSUS FIDELIUM SAVED THE CHURCH IN THE FOURTH CENTURY AND IT CAN DO SO AGAIN IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

!!!! John Henry Newman 20” Could respect for the papacy mean resisting the Pope? By Phil Lawler  | Oct 25, 2014 CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG   A challenging column by Ross Douthat in the New York Times prompts me to clarify my thoughts … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOPS, FAITH, GAY 'MARRIAGE', LIBERALISM, MORAL RELATIVISM, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, POPE FRANCIS, SENSUS FIDELIUM, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE SACRAMENTS, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | Tagged , ,

EXCELLENT HOMILY PREACHED BY GORGE CARDINAL PELL ON 24 OCTOBER 14

!!!! Cardinal George Pell 1 Traditional Mass Ss. Trinità Church, Rome 10th Anniversary Iuventutem and Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage 24 October 2014 We Catholics have strange beliefs; our planet earth is like a grain of sand in an unbelievably vast universe … Continue reading

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DO YOU BELIEVE IN SACRAMENTAL GRACE?

!!!! LICEITY, the legitimacy of a human act as opposed to its validity. VALIDITY, the reality of the consequences of a human act as opposed to its legitimacy. EX OPERE OPERATO, the effect of a human act is real by … Continue reading

Posted in CANON LAW, DENYING HOLY COMMUNION, EVANGELIZATION, FAITH, FAMILY LIFE, JESUS CHRIST, LITURGY, MARRIAGE v COHABITATION, MIRACLE OF GRACE, SACRED LITURGY, SANCTITY, SAVING CHILDREN, THE EUCHARIST, THE SACRAMENTS, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

SHOULD THE CHILDREN OF PARENTS WHO ARE BAD CATHOLICS BE BAPTIZED?

!!!! This article by Father Kenneth Doyle might be of some help to you. Baptism for the child of nonpracticing Catholics By Father Kenneth Doyle Catholic News Service Father Doyle is on vacation this week. This column originally was published … Continue reading

Posted in CANON LAW, CONVERSION TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH, FAITH, FAMILY LIFE, JESUS CHRIST, LITURGY, MIRACLE OF GRACE, SACRED LITURGY | 2 Comments

OIKONOMIA: THE ORTHODOX CHURCH SEEMS TO PERMIT A SECOND MARRIAGE, BUT IT DOES NOT, IT CAN NOT!

!!!!                       FATHER ZUHLDORF WRITES ON HIS BLOG: The new book, Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church contains five essays of cardinals, of … Continue reading

Posted in CANON LAW, DENYING HOLY COMMUNION, FAITH, FAMILY LIFE, GAY 'MARRIAGE', JURISPRUDENCE, LIBERALISM, LITURGY, MARRIAGE v COHABITATION, MORAL RELATIVISM, SACRED LITURGY, THE SACRAMENTS | Tagged , , ,

THE IRISH: HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL, BUT WILL WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN ETERNITY FOR THE IRISH TO BE CATHOLIC AGAIN

!!!!  CALVARY: THE MOVIE BY MAUREEN MULLARKY http://www.firstthings.com/ The movie Calvary is a stunning meditation on the Christian story. If you have not already seen it, you might want to save this until later. Every review is a spoiler to … Continue reading

Posted in ATHEISM, FAITH, JESUS CHRIST, LIBERALISM, MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD, MIRACLE OF GRACE, MORAL RELATIVISM, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, RELATIVISM, SANCTITY | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

THE WORLD IS POORER WITHOUT MICHAEL TREHARNE DAVIES

!!!! Michael Treharne Davies with Cardinal Ratzinger Michael Treharne Davies (13 March 1936 – 25 September 2004)[1] was a British teacher, and traditionalist Catholic writer of many books about the Catholic Church following the Second Vatican Council. From 1992 to … Continue reading

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THIS IS THE MOST COMPELLING CATHOLIC TESTIMONY YOU MAY EVER HEAR

!!!!  Mario Joseph Muslim, Imam, convert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO3qDdlP5ag This is the most compelling Catholic testimony I have heard in a long time and it is worth every minute to listen to this man, Mario Joseph, a former Muslim Imam.

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWENTY SIX

!!!! Jesus Healing the Man Born Blind by El Greco, 1570   It is time to wind down this autobiography.  There is so much more that I could have written, but in medio stat virtus according to Aristotle and Saint … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOPS, FAITH, JESUS CHRIST, MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD, MIRACLE OF GRACE, SANCTITY, VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | 5 Comments