The dogma is true, Christ did not give His Church the authority to ordain women as priests. However, once Christ returns, that could change. Christ Jesus could give His Church this authority. For this to happen, a certain minority opinion … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2018
2019 Is the 2000th Anniversary of the Crucifixion
As explained in my book, Important Dates in the Lives of Jesus and Mary, the true date of the Crucifixion of Jesus is AD 19, not AD 30 or 33 (the two most popular dates). Although this is speculative, there’s … Continue reading
The Laity bear some Blame for the CSA Crisis
The Bishops bear some of the blame for the CSA crisis in the Church. They have authority over the seminaries and the priests. They did not respond correctly when abuses came to light. They have not cleaned up the seminaries, … Continue reading
Aspects of the CSA Crisis that need more Discussion
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In no particular order: 1. These abusers thrived in the Church despite not being in the state of grace. How can a member of the clergy be unrepentant from actual mortal sin, and continue in this state, yet have the … Continue reading
Commentary on a Call to Repentance and Reform (CSA)
Dr. Janet E. Smith has a new article at CatholicVote.org on the Church’s child sexual abuse (CSA) crisis. It’s her suggestion to the Bishops to deal with the crisis: To the US Bishops: A (Friendly) Call to Repentance and Reform. … Continue reading
Is it a Sin to call for the Resignation of a Pope?
Yes, it is a mortal sin to publicly call for the resignation of any Roman Pontiff. Such an act includes the sin of scandal, the sin of usurping authority in the Church, and possibly the sin of making false accusations. … Continue reading
Progress toward the Schism
The conflict between Pope Francis and the leaders of the conservative Catholic subculture has progressed from one stage to another. Initially, when the new Pope was elected, conservatives were supportive, but also somewhat hesitant. He was already known not to … Continue reading
The Ruth Institute Report on Clergy Sex Abuse
Here is the report, in PDF format. The report examines the question as to whether the increase in clergy sex abuse cases is caused by the presence of gay men in the priesthood. Ruth Report: “The share of homosexual men … Continue reading
Fr. Chad Ripperger: His Grave Error on Marital Sexual Ethics
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Fr. Chad Ripperger has a video on marital sexual ethics: Chastity Within Marriage (series on Marriage 2 of 5). In that video, he approves of certain intrinsically evil sexual acts by Catholic spouses. He begins the talk well enough: “Among … Continue reading