Happy Feast of Thomas Aquinas!

By Jon|January 28, 2015|Catholicism, Philosophy|

A few of my favorite short quotes before you post yours: Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church. (The people in the present aren’t the only one who get a vote if we’re talking

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Sacred Liturgy Conference 2014

By Jon|October 5, 2014|Catholicism|

This weekend I attended a conference given by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on the Sacred Liturgy at my home parish, St. John Cantius. I have been visiting his blog off and on for a number of years and find his contributions lucid and full of common sense. If you haven’t yet, take a look: wdtprs.com. I want to give here my interpretation of what he said, summarized. “Fr. Z” explained the true nature

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On Nature of True Liberty (16-26 Coming Soon!)

By Jon|January 17, 2013|Catholicism, Philosophy, Resources|

Many of you were following my series on the document Libertas Praestantissimum (On the Nature of True Liberty) and wonder when the next installment is coming (we left off on point 12). To wet your appetite again, I have posted this recently produced video by CNS: Play Video.

No Joke: Ordain a Lady……Bahahahaha

By test|January 4, 2013|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Humor, Religion, to be moved|

This is no parody. This is no joke. This is put out by womensordination.org as a serious campaign piece. I don’t know what to say except I hope the bishops and pope sees this one, along with the rest of the world. Something tells me that this is what Holy Mass would look like… If you want a short explanation of why things are the way they are, take a

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Pontifical Academy of Latin Established

By Jon|November 14, 2012|Catholicism, Education, Higher Education, Language, Religion|

The long and short of it is that the Church's doctrine has always been available in many languages, even during its development in the Roman empire. However, the language which everything has been translated into and used as official was Latin. To not maintain knowledge of this, is to throw away the key to unlocking your past. Apostolic Letter given motu proprio LATINA LINGUA On the founding of a Pontifical Academy of the Latin

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“Universities Are Holdouts Against Bishops”

By test|November 9, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Higher Education, Religion, to be moved|

From the mouths of babes, the famous Fr. McBrien at Notre Dame: Many “progressive Catholics” remain in the Church only because they have found refuge on college campuses “where the long arms of a bishop cannot reach,” writes Fr. Richard McBrien, the Crowley-O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, in his latest screed against the Vatican and the U.S. bishops. He also mentions that those who have been waiting

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Bringing Catholic Back-Church Militant

By Jon|September 20, 2012|Catholicism|

Battle for the Core highly supports and identifies with this video as it doesn't support this idea that Christ calls the meek to be weak: Those who say that the Church should not be triumphant sometimes know what they are talking about, but most of the time they don't. The statement “Triumphaism is wrong” is too broad because part of the Church is indeed triumphant—the Church triumphant and we should

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The Final Destination of Modernist Catholicism: Humanism

By Jon|August 29, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Enlightenment, Faith and Reason, Religion|

Where do we end up after years and years of downplaying and making theology deliberately more vague and humanist? Well, eventually the state just recognizes what everyone else already does….the schools that aren't Catholic anymore. Who cares what the Church has to say about it's schools, they aren't under control anyways.In Holland the Catholic schools have finally reached the point where they are comfortable removing Catholic from their description. From

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Fidelity in Higher Education

By Jon|July 25, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

The head of the supreme tribunal in Rome, Cardinal Raymond Burke, has stated that students of Catholic universities have the right to know which of their teachers have signed the oath of fidelity to the Church's teaching. It's a shame this has to be done, but when you get professors saying things like this this and this, it's about time to return to the old days of the oath against

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