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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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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On The Nature of True Liberty (13-15)

By Jon|June 4, 2012|Catholicism, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, Religion|

Lady Liberty in the French Revolution We have been away from the topic for a while now and will return from where we left off. 13. Moreover, the highest duty is to respect authority [he has in mind particularly God's, to whom we owe our existence], and obediently to submit to just law; and by this the members of a community are effectually protected from the wrong-doing of evil men.

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UPDATED: Jesuit(s): If Georgetown Is Not Pruned, It Becomes an Obstacle

By Jon|May 23, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

This is a topic which has come up very much lately with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and Georgetown and will continue to come up. The Jesuit priest, Fr. Robert John Araujo, SJ, a graduate of Georgetown University and, the John Courtney Murray Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. had the following to say on his blog: …. During Eastertide, we recall the teaching of Jesus Christ in his farewell discourse that he

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On the Nature of True Liberty (10-12)

By Jon|May 2, 2012|Catholicism, Education, Philosophy|

It has been a while since a post on Libertas. Here is 7-9. Below follows the text: 10. From this it is manifest that the eternal law of God is the sole standard and rule of human liberty, not only in each individual man, but also in the community and civil society which men constitute when united. Therefore, the true liberty of human society does not consist in every man

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Old Higher Ed News

By Jon|May 1, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Empirical Science, Faith and Reason, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy|

As referenced a few times before, it seems that the faith and reason that accompanies it is not being transmitted very well… It is already apparent that this is the case but now there are more numbers. From the Cardinal Newman Society: Study: College Age Students Losing Faith A new study coming out of Georgetown University reports that many in the younger generation known as “millenials” are abandoning orthodoxy at an

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On the Nature of True Liberty (7-9)

By Jon|April 17, 2012|Catholicism, Philosophy|

We left off by recognizing that reasoning always takes place before an act of will/volition. Thus continues the text: 7. Such, then, being the condition of human liberty, it necessarily stands in need of light and strength to direct its actions to good and to restrain them from evil. Without this, the freedom of our will would be our ruin. [By choosing to deprive ourselves of the fullest good we

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On The Nature of True Liberty (4-6)

By Jon|April 16, 2012|Books, Catholicism, Education|

Here we continue our analysis of Libertas Praestantissimum, the relevant encyclical of Leo XIII in 1888. Read here the last (and first post), in which Leo XIII defines liberty and begins identifying the modern shift in its definition. Here follows the text: 4. As the Catholic Church declares in the strongest terms the simplicity, spirituality, and immortality of the soul, so with unequalled constancy and publicity she ever also asserts its

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On the Nature of True Liberty (1-3)

By Jon|April 12, 2012|Catholicism, Education|

In light of all the public debate about religious liberty, and confusion of terms following Vatican II's document Dignitatis Humanae, I thought it would be useful to review/parse the most directly related document the Church has ever produced on the topic of liberty itself: Libertas Praestantissimum (On the Nature of True Liberty) written by Pope Leo XIII, and published on 20 June 1888. In the United States, it appears the document is

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On the Truth Quotes (Part I)

By Jon|April 4, 2012|Catholicism, Education, Faith and Reason, Philosophy|

I thought I would share a few relevant quotes this morning: “If people are scandalized at the Truth, it is better to allow the birth of scandal, than to abandon the Truth.” Pope Saint Gregory I, the Great, [September 3, 590 – March 12, 604], Homily on Ezechiel, 7; cited by Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., Summa Theologica, Part II-II, Question 43, Article 7.) “Do not heed by whom a thing is said but

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