Pope Francis/Vatican II Chastity!

If you have read articles on chastity you may have come across the following questions. How far can I go? What the more profound chastity speakers will respond with is, “How far can I go is the wrong question.” Ask how can I be chaste instead. —-and so forth then explaining the positive things ofContinue reading “Pope Francis/Vatican II Chastity!”

7 Keys to Defending Vatican II

Here are 7 key ideas that go along way to keep a defense of Vatican II alive in our hearts and those of our interlocutors. Know the ordinary and universal magisterium of the church and how it can teach infallibly. It is often claimed that we can disregard Vatican II because it did not issueContinue reading “7 Keys to Defending Vatican II”

Gal 2:11-14 Opposing Peter?

Sometimes you will come across the argument from scripture that opposing the Pope was done by St. Paul. “But when Cephas was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. For before that some came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew andContinue reading “Gal 2:11-14 Opposing Peter?”

Rebellion of Korah and Complaining in the Desert

In Numbers Ch 16 we hear about how Korah, Dathan and Abiram rebelled against Moses and against God. Korah rebelled against the priesthood and why Moses and Aaron were chosen and other were not to go into the presence of God and preform ministry. Dathan and Abiram may have rebelled less on religious term butContinue reading “Rebellion of Korah and Complaining in the Desert”

The Doctrinal and Dogmatic Problems with the Cassiciacum Thesis

Although, I would go even farther in some instances than this article it is another great resource at defending the faith from Sedevacantist – like positions. The Cassiciacum thesis was developed by Fr. Guerard and says that the Pope is materially Pope but does not have full Papal powers (like to teach infallibly) Fortunately, forContinue reading “The Doctrinal and Dogmatic Problems with the Cassiciacum Thesis”

The Sermon on the Mount And Development/Change

This post is just a thought piece on the development/changes Jesus made to the law of Moses during the Sermon on the Mount. We will not be diving into the theology on the development of doctrine nor how it relates to Vatican II. What I want to do is see how Jesus deepens Moses’s lawContinue reading “The Sermon on the Mount And Development/Change”

Lessons from Thomas Merton for Vatican II: Resentment In the Heart

I want to look at resentment in the heart. Often a lot of this comes up when talking about Vatican II on both sides. Thomas Merton in his New Seeds of Contemplation has an excellent chapter called sentences. In there he goes through one of the problems that can occur in the spiritual life –Continue reading “Lessons from Thomas Merton for Vatican II: Resentment In the Heart”

Psalm 27: Wait on the Lord – Vatican II in 500 Years!

From St. Augustine Expositions on the Psalms, Ed. by Philip Schaff from Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers. “‘Wait on the Lord, quit thyself like a man: and let thy heart be strong, yea wait on the Lord,’ But when shall this be? It is arduous for a mortal, it is slow to a lover: but listenContinue reading “Psalm 27: Wait on the Lord – Vatican II in 500 Years!”

Vatican II and “weaponized ambiguity” — Where Peter Is

It has become common among critics of the Second Vatican Council to use the expression “weaponized ambiguity” to describe certain conciliar teachings. This expression assumes that language in the Vatican II documents is ambiguous, in the sense that teachings can… The post Vatican II and “weaponized ambiguity” appeared first on Where Peter Is. Vatican II andContinue reading “Vatican II and “weaponized ambiguity” — Where Peter Is”