Traditional Roman Catholic Thoughts

Traditional Roman Catholic Thoughts

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“Don’t Talk About Heinous Acts, Pray For It!”

During his Wednesday Audience, Pope Francis said in regards to the upcoming synod of the family that we as Catholics shouldn’t “gossip about the synod”, but rather we should “pray for it”. While I agree there is much power in prayer and there is little we as lay people can do about the Synod, to label talking about the Synod as a violation of the 8th commandment is a bit excessive.


All Catholics have a God given right and duty to speak out against sin and other heinous crime. While God can make good works from our prayers, at some point it requires action from somebody else, whether it be a prelate or layman. We already know there was heresy promulgated by last year’s Synod, and Pope Francis approved of the heresy to be distributed as part of the official write-up, overriding the customary removal that is generally shown to unapproved texts. Based on the knowledge we have from last year’s synod, and what we have heard from key players of this year’s Synod, we can deduce this upcoming Synod will be more of the same.

I wonder what the Church would look like had St. Athanasius “stopped talking” about the Arian heresy and only “prayed about it”. Likely, the Church would be much smaller, and the world would be a far different place. You would probably not be reading this article and I would not be writing it.

I also wonder how this type of thinking applies to other heinous crimes or activities that require human intervention:

“Don’t talk about rape. Pray about it!”
“Don’t talk about murder. Pray about it!”
“Don’t talk about the poor. Pray for them!”
“Don’t talk about the homeless. Pray for them!”
“Don’t talk about abortion. Pray for it!”

Clearly, it doesn’t make much sense. I would advise you to keep talking about the upcoming Synod on the Family in addition to praying for it. If you blog, write about it. Post about it on your social media accounts. Talk to your friends and relatives about it. But don’t stop talking about it. After all, it is only Papal opinion.

Jeff March 26, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Modernists Love Luther

Modernism is the synthesis of all heresies. It is a disease which has infiltrated the Church. Seeing Modernism for the evil it was, Pope St. Pius X wrote the encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis (On Modernism).

This is must read material for any Catholic who wishes to adhere to the dogmas, doctrines, and truths of Catholicism. The encyclical can be read on Papal Encyclicals. If you are looking for a good synopsis, I suggest reading The Old Evangelization’s excellent series on the subject.

catechism of modernism

Q. And in other scientific matters, how do they proceed?

A. Acting on the principle that science in no way depends upon faith, when they treat of philosophy, history, criticism, feeling no horror at treading in the footsteps of Luther they are wont to display a certain contempt for Catholic doctrines, for the Holy Fathers, for the Ecumenical Councils, for the ecclesiastical magisterium; and should they be rebuked for this, they complain that they are being deprived of their liberty.

Modernists do not feel sorrow for following in the footsteps of Luther. In fact, they feel  joy for basking in his rebellion against the Church. They will argue that Luther has much to teach the Catholic Church in regards to being a better “Christian”.

There are far too many prelates within the hierarchy of the Vatican who believe that Luther was misunderstood. You can find proof of this on Vatican Radio’s website here. There will be discussion on how Catholics and Lutherans can work together and learn from each other’s “witness”, rather than Lutherans being reprimanded for being in a 500 year protest of the Catholic Church, the Church Christ founded.

These heretics (both the Lutherans and the “Catholics”) who are promoting this evil event will cause scandal and confusion among the faithful. Yes, this event is evil because it goes against the teaching of Christ and His Church. Any action that goes against Our Lord and is offensive to Him, is evil.

It is likely this event will occur without a hitch, much like the dreadful Assisi gatherings. However, pray this event does not go forth. The last thing the Church needs during this ridiculous time is this heinous event.

Jeff March 18, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

“Well, I Personally Believe…”

Whenever I hear the words “Well, I personally believe…” in a discussion about theology, dogma, or doctrine, I am forced to think these following words:

Brace Yourselves

In the end, it doesn’t matter what you personally believe, but rather, that you believe what Jesus Christ has revealed to you through Himself and His Church.

Jeff March 16, 2015 1 Comment Permalink