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Dolan Disgrace, Again — The Vortex

Michael, Bill Donahue won’t comment on Timothy Cardinal Dolan the same way you won’t comment on Pope Francis.
God bless
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Bishop Resigns: Because He Did not Uphold Unforgiveness Beyond the Grave

ACLumsden: The OT God is the same as the NT God. There is only one God! In fact,it was the younger generation of Catholic parents who put pressure on him to resign. One parish refused to have their children confirmed by him. Also, the Bishop was put under pressure because he concelebrated a high profile Mass with the deceased. The deceased priest had a notorious reputation in the diocese even …More
ACLumsden: The OT God is the same as the NT God. There is only one God! In fact,it was the younger generation of Catholic parents who put pressure on him to resign. One parish refused to have their children confirmed by him. Also, the Bishop was put under pressure because he concelebrated a high profile Mass with the deceased. The deceased priest had a notorious reputation in the diocese even though he was not prosecuted. It is said that the deceased funeral could have been low profile without the bishop presiding. Btw, Canon Law and Church Tradition does allow for circumstances that a Christian burial be refused. This is a completely separate question to whether someone is forgiven or not. God is the judge. I am not proffering an opinion on the resignation, rather clarifying a few matters concerning the case.
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Refusing to Submit to the Roman Pontiff is Spiritual Shipwreck: The SSPX are Protestant

Thank you Father for explaining things with such clarity. Its seems that you define submission to the Sovereign Pontiff as never refusing to obey the Holy Father even if the command is detrimental to the Faith, but Pope Francis even thanked an Italian journalist for criticising him. St Paul withstood St Peter to the face. John XXII was opposed by his cardinals when he preached heresy. So …More
Thank you Father for explaining things with such clarity. Its seems that you define submission to the Sovereign Pontiff as never refusing to obey the Holy Father even if the command is detrimental to the Faith, but Pope Francis even thanked an Italian journalist for criticising him. St Paul withstood St Peter to the face. John XXII was opposed by his cardinals when he preached heresy. So standing up to lawful authority when they abuse their authority is not just permissible but can be obligatory and doing so is not a denial of the authority but rather a recognition of the abuse of authority. Could you denounce the kissing of Korans, Assisi meetings, World Youth Day abuses, Taize nonsense (where Catholics and Protestants pretend they are both in the same church) among others, but then again you could be afraid that you'd get in trouble for wearing a chasuble for preaching outside of Mass, a vestment to be used exclusively for the Holy Sacrifice.
Look, your words against the SSPX go way beyond to what the Holy See says. Pope Benedict said that they are in the Church but canonically irregular. Very different from what you promulgate! The Holy See has stated that ecumenism is not to be practised towards the SSPX because they are not outside the Church and that it's an internal matter. If you are honest why don't you submit to the Holy See's position on the SSPX!
Thanks again Father for convincing me that the SSPX are taking the right position in these mad times! God Bless!
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SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Answering the Toughest Questions

Problem:People do not have the right to live as they choose rather they can choose how they live. Read Pope Leo XIII's Libertas Praestantissimum. He makes it clear that error and sin have no rights! God sometimes intervenes to strike against evil and at other times tolerates our imperfections,errors and sins. But when God tolerates, He does so in order to avoid a worse evil or so that a …More
Problem:People do not have the right to live as they choose rather they can choose how they live. Read Pope Leo XIII's Libertas Praestantissimum. He makes it clear that error and sin have no rights! God sometimes intervenes to strike against evil and at other times tolerates our imperfections,errors and sins. But when God tolerates, He does so in order to avoid a worse evil or so that a greater good will ensue. Therefore all authority should try to imitate our Creator by striking against evil if possible and tolerating evil if it is for the common good. In any case we can never say that evil has rights. A Catholic version of that phrase would be:People can choose how they live, but they have no right to redefine marriage for all of us.
For we know that people can choose evil but they have no right to choose evil!
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Mary Will Bless Apparition Viewers Online

kfarley, it's simply not true that Vatican has to or will wait until the phenomenon ceases It is true Rome will wait to approve an apparition but it can be condemned at any time. e.g. If a visionary reports that the vision told them or taught them anything heretical then it can be condemned immediately(Numerous examples in Medj). Sometimes men in authority don't want to condemn visions in order …More
kfarley, it's simply not true that Vatican has to or will wait until the phenomenon ceases It is true Rome will wait to approve an apparition but it can be condemned at any time. e.g. If a visionary reports that the vision told them or taught them anything heretical then it can be condemned immediately(Numerous examples in Medj). Sometimes men in authority don't want to condemn visions in order not to offend followers. Rome has condemned phenomena in the past before they ceased. Rome can easily say one way or the other what they think so far and reserve a final judgment for the future when it ceases if they are sympathetic. Anyway, truth be known, Rome was remiss in letting Medj get out of hand and they are afraid to stop it. I pray Cardinal Ruini will get the strength to do the right thing.
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Cardinal Arinze on Communion While Kneeling

This is nothing but political posturing to the crowd. Is Rome in charge or not? If altar rails are not to taken away, why doesn't Rome order them restored? If you are not to stand during the consecration than insist and force, if necessary, the correct practice. We had teachers like that in school who were all talk with no action. Their classes were unruly and nobody learned. "The Eucharist is …More
This is nothing but political posturing to the crowd. Is Rome in charge or not? If altar rails are not to taken away, why doesn't Rome order them restored? If you are not to stand during the consecration than insist and force, if necessary, the correct practice. We had teachers like that in school who were all talk with no action. Their classes were unruly and nobody learned. "The Eucharist is not to be fighting over" What was the reformation about? All these innovations are towards Luther's direction. Cardinal Arinze and Rome stop talking and do your job. Fight error and SACK bad bishops and priests. You wouldn't be as nicey nicey talking about the SSPX
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The Beauty of Mathematics

I can't stand this stuff, but then I'm a mathematician.Try putting in "Love of Money" or "Love of self" or whatever you want.
The symmetry found in numbers is certainly beautiful, and displays His handiwork, but don't cheapen it with silly number games.