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Speaking of Paul VI and surprising comforts…

I just saw the following quotation on another forum–it is solid gold! “4. In making this profession, we are aware of the disquiet which agitates certain modern quarters with regard to the faith. They do not escape the influence of a … Continue reading

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Masters of the house… #Augustine #solaScriptura

Whilst researching the origin of the expression, “In essentials, unity, etc.”, I stumbled upon an intriguing passage (paragraph 2, below) in a letter by St. Augustine. I now provide a few other passages from that letter which I think you’ll … Continue reading

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Ignorance is bliss…

“Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldier knew Someone had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the … Continue reading

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Not so solemn nonsense, after all…

Go to any city church: What do people do naturally and as a matter of course? Hardly anyone kneels for the act of transubstantiation; often enough, not even the priest genuflects before the transubstantiated gifts. A woman brings the Hosts … Continue reading

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Just inside the line…

“God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong (sin boldly), but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, … Continue reading

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Call me a dumb sheep, but…

…I can’t fathom how someone could be a sedevacantist. The following comes from Session IV of the First Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, chapters 1-2, which predates any supposed apostasy at Vatican II by almost one century (cf. … Continue reading

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Silly fellow, the world is not so black-and-white anymore…

“’I am Jesus Whom thou persecutest.’ Saul is persecuting the Church of Damascus and Christians of Damascus, and Christ says to Saul: ‘Why persecutest thou Me?’ Christ and the Church, are they the same thing? Precisely, the Church is Christ … Continue reading

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