Traditional Roman Catholic Thoughts

Traditional Roman Catholic Thoughts

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Canonization Date Announced

Today, Pope Francis made an announcement on when the canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. (Video Embedded)

The date that Pope Francis picked is Sunday, April 27, 2014, which is Divine Mercy Sunday.

As you may or may not know Pope John Paul II had a deep devotion to Divine Mercy and named the Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday after reading more about it.

Interestingly though is how Pope John XXIII is being canonized without the 2nd approved miracle.

(Soon to be) St John Paul II will be the first saint canonized that would have actually witnessed the Novus Ordo Mass.

Jeff September 30, 2013 Leave A Comment Permalink

Go To Confession

When was the last time you’ve been to confession? Has it been awhile? If you’ve been waiting for a sign that you should go, take this as one!

Perpetual Confession Chapels

The Church teaches that if you die with unrepentant mortal sin on your soul, your eternal salvation is at risk and you will go to Hell. CCC 1861.

So, choose Heaven, and go to confession. Saturday is generally a day where most parishes have confession. Go! And keep going! I find it helpful to go at a minimum of once a month. If you commit a mortal sin, go again. You also can not receive Holy Communion if you have committed mortal sin. Go to confession often, do penance and avoid the near occasion of sin.

Jeff September 27, 2013 Leave A Comment Permalink

Cardinal Burke: Nancy Pelosi Should Be Denied Communion

It finally happened! Raymond Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura which is the highest judicial authority in the Catholic Church (aside from the Pope himself, of course), said that Nancy Pelosi, a firm advocate of abortion and homosexual marriage should be denied communion from here on out.

Let's Do All The Cardinals a Favor

Cardinal Burke says:

 Certainly this is a case when Canon 915 must be applied. This is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin — cooperating with the crime of procured abortion — and still professes to be a devout Catholic. This is a prime example of what Blessed John Paul II referred to as the situation of Catholics who have divorced their faith from their public life and therefore are not serving their brothers and sisters in the way that they must — in safeguarding and promoting the life of the innocent and defenseless unborn, in safeguarding and promoting the integrity of marriage and the family.

What Congresswoman Pelosi is speaking of is not particular confessional beliefs or practices of the Catholic Church. It belongs to the natural moral law which is written on every human heart and which the Catholic Church obviously also teaches: that natural moral law which is so wonderfully illumined for us by Our Lord Jesus Christ by His saving teaching, but most of all by His Passion and death.

To say that these are simply questions of Catholic Faith which have no part in politics is just false and wrong. I fear for Congresswoman Pelosi if she does not come to understand how gravely in error she is. I invite her to reflect upon the example of St. Thomas More who acted rightly in a similar situation even at the cost of his life.

I find this to be great news as we have these rules in the Church for a reason, as it causes confusion amongst the faithful, and even causes confusion to those outside of the Church. Hopefully, Nancy Pelosi publicly repents and converts.


Some thoughts I have though are, how come it took so long? Pope Francis made announcements yesterday about reform within the Curia. Thus far, Cardinal Burke has not been renewed his position. This isn’t to say that he won’t, but one has to wonder if Cardinal Burke may know something that we don’t, and is using the power that he currently has in order to cause some healing within the Church.

I’m still happy that Cardinal Burke did this, as it demonstrates the seriousness to profess being a part of the Catholic Church, yet, divorce yourself from her teachings and to publicly announce disagreement.

Maybe we will see more of this with other pro-abortion politicians.

Jeff September 25, 2013 Leave A Comment Permalink

New Abortion Ad

I saw this ad regarding abortion and thought that I’d share.

Those that are for abortion use all of these lines in order to promote it, yet these hardships can foster bigger growth and bigger achievements. Yes, President Obama is not on our side, but the point is still there. Greatness can come out of the greatest misfortunes that can fall on us.

Jeff September 24, 2013 Leave A Comment Permalink

Ut In Omnibus Glorificetur Deus

“That in all things, God may be glorified.”


This is a rule of St. Benedict that we should all live by as Catholics. Everything we do, we should be doing so that we may glorify God.

When you work. Glorify God.

When you play. Glorify God.

If what you are doing, does not glorify God, I would suggest you reassess if what you are doing is good for you. Whether it be TV, internet viewing, reading, or any other sort of pleasure, if it doesn’t glorify God, reassess. It may take some time but it will be well worth it in the end.

Jeff September 17, 2013 Leave A Comment Permalink