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Homos in CA School System & License to Sin
I read some of your write-ups and was delighted. They are sound and appropriate for this crucial era when most people want to appear politically correct and amoral.
Your works remain solid tools for those striving to uphold
and preserve a
Keep up the good work.
D.O. Ph.D., India
Inexpensive Catholic Library
I would like to bring to the attention of your readers who have a Kindle the wealth of inexpensive traditional Catholic books which are available in the Catholic Way Publishing e-books series: editions of the Church Fathers, Aquinas and other Saints, all for only a few dollars each, the most expensive set (a collection of several of the other sets) only $4.99.
Your readers may search at Amazon.com in the "Kindle" category under "Catholic Way Publishing."
Also, there are at least two sets of traditional Catholic dogmatics texts for only 99 cents each available on Kindle from Amazon.com:
Outlines of Dogmatic Theology
by Sylvester Joseph Hunter, 3 volumes, 1898, 784 pages.
A Manual of Catholic Theology
by Matthias Joseph Scheeben, 2 volumes, 1908-09, 560 pages.
I highly recommend such inexpensive, easily-available e-book editions to those who appreciate the books which TIA publishes.
Thank you for the information.
Regarding the two authors you recommend, we observe that Hunter is a traditional scholar whose theology, generally speaking, can be followed. Scheeben, however, is a precursor of Modernism and Progressivism, a follower of the ideas of John Adam Möhler, who was one of the mentors of German Modernism.
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March of the Alpine Hunter
As usual, I love
that TIA offers. This song, t
March of the Alpine Hunter
is familiar to me from a cassette tape I have since 1984. It is a fine march, and also works well slowed down, as almost a patriotic anthem, a national love song.
And I can't help thinking that this tiny treasure of Catholic Europe will be further hidden by the policies of that Monster-Pope Francis. I do think that he is the Prophet of the Antichrist. But whatever the case, everywhere we see evil pretending that it is the good, normality considered wrong and perversity celebrated.
But when we have no earthly hope, we are blessed to have hope from on High.
series on Rock music
Rock music, the people who make it and those responsible of “forcing it” upon our society are really S-I-C-K!!!
Public School System Enforcing ‘Gay’ Agenda
As early as the second grade, California public school students will learn about homosexuals as part of the State's new social studies curriculum.
Ready to Disappear
Any Nation that puts laws into effect that eliminate God from their schools, laws that allow mothers to have their preborn babies slaughtered, laws that promote, condone and protect sexual deviancy among its citizens, laws that mock the Sacrament of Matrimony and laws that allow children to be scandalized, is a Nation soon to be swallowed up by its enemies.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Steve Sanborn, Sr.
A Hillary & Al Quaeda
I received this news report and I’m passing it on to you and your readers.
It is mandatory reading for American patriots.
Obama Administration Supports ISIS
Washington, DC, June 13, 2016 — Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the
The memo made clear that Al Qaeda in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Western and Gulf states were supporting the terrorist group to try to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, who was being propped up by the Russians, Iranians, and Chinese.
In August 2012, a “SECRET”
was sent to various top Obama administration officials and agencies, including to the State Department and to Clinton’s office personally.
“The document is an IAR, an intelligence information report,” said Christopher J. Farrell, who serves on the board of directors of Judicial Watch, which obtained the document. “It is produced by somebody within the Defense intelligence agency (DIA). It is reporting from the field by an intelligence agent” who could be a U.S. government agent, a defense attaché, or a source.
Vatican’s License to Sin
Although a little old, the article below continues to be very timely regarding the controversial question of Communion for divorced and “remarried” Catholics.
Actually, after a lot of discussion, Pope Francis left all doors opened for the Bishops or priests to give Communion to whomever they want. So, the principles explained in this article remain perfectly valid.
The Vatican is issuing a license to sin.
New ‘solution’ for remarried Catholics is, quite simply, a license to sin
November 25, 2015 (CanonLawBlog) – There is, I fear, no end in sight of the nonsensical nonsense being unleashed in the wake of various high-level ecclesiastic dalliances with doctrinal ambiguity and disciplinary confusion in regard to holy Communion for divorced-and-remarried Catholics. Call it Life in this Valley of Tears. Anyway, Pope Francis is going to do about this whatever he is going to about it and the Church will respond to whatever he does in due course. For now, I simply write to urge caution about some proposals to facilitate irregular reception of the Sacrament in these cases even if such proposals are couched in apparently sophisticated scholarly terms.
For example, an Australian theologian has proposed a rescript to be issued by a bishop in accord with norms supposedly to be devised by Pope Francis, granting permission for divorced-and-remarried Catholics to take holy Communion. The proposal includes impressive vocabulary such as “juridical” and “administrative” and “canons”; it sports footnotes to “assessors” and “salus animarum” and warns about “anomalies”; it underscores Church teaching on the permanence of marriage and assures readers that it offers no doctrinal or canonical changes to this teaching.
Balderdash. Pure, unadulterated, balderdash. This proposed rescript is really a license to sin.
More specifically, this rescript would (purport to) grant permission to ignore one sin (adultery) and to commit another (sacrilegious reception of holy Communion). It even manages to suggest a third sin (attempting sacramental Confession without firm purpose of amendment)! Couched in mellifluous pastoral, sacramental, and canonical language, to be issued on arch/diocesan letterhead, such a letter, expressly invoking Our Lord’s teaching on marriage and to be signed by a Successor of the Apostles in the name of Christ, who—I kid you not—congratulates the couple on their perseverance in allowing the Church to grant them this favor(!), would constitute, I suggest, a blasphemy (CCC 2148).
As I and many others have said
from the outset
of this mess, holy Communion for divorced-and-remarried Catholics—except for those committed to living as brother-and-sister, and besides some (vanishingly rare, if correctly understood) ‘
cases—cannot legitimately be approved unless marriage is not what Jesus plainly said it was, and/or adultery is not what Jesus plainly said it was, and/or the Eucharist is not what Jesus plainly said it was. Every attempt I’ve seen so far to prove otherwise rests on doctrinal and disciplinary interpretations so tortured they would make a Pharisee blush.
If it matters, the article published in support of this proposed rescript is also a hodge-podge of amateur’s errors, including: claiming that mental instability (whatever exactly that is) is a “diriment impediment” to marriage; misreading
to authorize its shorter process only in documentary cases; not realizing that “administrative” acts ARE “juridical” acts; dragging Canon 59 into a discussion of “
privileges of the faith
” cases; and so on. While some sentences are just funny (“Such administrative acts may address canonically irregular and practically messy situations in respect of which a moderated pastoral response is prudent”) others, such as the paragraph beginning “Such undesirable prospects…” are, well, I don’t know what they are, except that most can mean a fantastically large number of things, and I don’t feel like guessing which points might be uppermost in the author’s mind. But it doesn’t really matter.
The bottom line remains the bottom line: anyone who claims that holy Communion may be approved for divorced-and-remarried Catholics
repudiating one of the three fundamental assertions above simply does not know, or care, what he is talking about. I do not know how many ways there are left to re-state this point. Personally, I’ve about run out.
Still, there is, I suppose, one way to secure holy Communion for divorced-and-remarried Catholics without attacking any of the fundamental assertions upon which the current prohibitory discipline rests: Simply
refuse to defend
the doctrine or, less obviously, just
decline to enforce
Don’t change anything
; just, you know, ignore certain things, like, say, Canons 915, 916, and 987 in light of, say, Canons 1055 and 1085.
That approach is
to be feared.
Posted July 28, 2016
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