Tag Archives: Sacraments

ASK FATHER Z: Does the SSPX “exercise legitimate ministries” or not?

From a reader at Fr Z’s Blog … QUAERITUR: I appreciate all of your hard work on the topic of the SSPX and just your whole candid approach to speaking clearly about topics that are otherwise ambiguous. I attend the … Continue reading

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A mild epidemic behind which we glimpse the Hand of God

 by Roberto de Mattei 2020 will be remembered as the year of a historical turning-point in the everyday life of the world. And while it appears increasingly likely that the Coronavirus was produced by the genetic engineering of Communist China (the … Continue reading

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Canonical deep breath time

Dr Ed Peters at In the Light of the Law: Since COVID19 left Communist China last month and began its rampage around the world a myriad of issues and problems have been confronting us all. Among these crisis items are … Continue reading

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Archbishop Viganò on COVID-19 and the Hand of God

From The Remnant: Editor’s Introduction: During this seemingly apocalyptic moment, we must be ever mindful of the fact that, despite the great apostasy that’s been unfolding in the Church for decades, God Himself has not abandoned us. Good priests all … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke: Message on the Combat against the Coronavirus, COVID-19

From Cardinal Raymond Burke, MAR 21, 2020 Dear Friends, For some time now, we have been in combat against the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. From all that we can tell – and one of the difficulties of the combat … Continue reading

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Coronavirus updates from Rome: Vatican Allows General Absolution in Some Cases

Latest updates from the Eternal City in lockdown since March 10 Edward Pentin   March 20, 4.10pm In a second of two decrees, the Apostolic Penitentiary today ruled that in view of the difficulty in priests hearing confessions during the … Continue reading

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Those Who Start Their Own Church Follow the Voice of Satan: 11 Teachings from St. Cyprian AD 250

From: http://www.stpeterslist.com/ St. Cyprian, a Bishop and Martyr by HHAMBROSE Listers, our Lord Jesus Christ is not returning to our world for a harem of “churches.”There is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and it was founded by Christ and charged by … Continue reading

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11 Basic Questions Over the Sacraments

Padre Pio in the Confessional  The following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural … Continue reading

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4 Questions that Help to Explain “What is a Sacrament?” (St. Thomas Aquinas)

This is the first in a short series of posts on the Sacraments. A non-scientific straw poll among some of my friends, both converts and cradle Catholics revealed a suprising (to me) ignorance of these very basic tenets of our … Continue reading

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What Grace Is Given in the Sacraments? – And 10 Other Questions

The Sacrament of Confession via the Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction site. The  following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its … Continue reading

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Sacraments of the Dead: 12 Questions on Sacrilege and Grace

The following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and … Continue reading

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The Character Imprinted on the Soul. Questions About the Sacraments

Priestly Ordination of Rev. Mr. Jose Zepeda, F.S.S.P. has been conferred by Bishop Salvatore Cordileone. Deo Gratias! The following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to … Continue reading

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The Real Presence and A Short Story of Graham Green

The Real Presence belongs to one of the most difficult theological topics, while revealed by our Lord in the Last supper: While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, … Continue reading

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