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Dignitatis Humanae Institute Wins Right to Set Up Academy

The monasteries first saved Western civilization during the collapse of the Roman Empire and Germanic invasions. Perhaps, they can do it again in the face of the new barbarism of modernism and atheism.
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George Floyd Didn't Die of Strangulation/Asphyxiation, He Died of Heart Condition Complicated by …

Isn't it possible to see the injustice of both the excessive use of force by the police and the barbaric rioting, burning and pillaging of the city?
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Still Waiting for Full Accountability on Abuse

Interestingly, Father Murray's article acknowledges the SSPX as a Catholic priestly order with no use of divisive hyperbolic rhetoric such as schismatics or Nazi. He points out that this has been a problem in all the religious orders and needs to be addressed better by religious superiors, which in many cases failed the victims and faithful. Fr. Murray addresses a couple of possible legitimate …More
Interestingly, Father Murray's article acknowledges the SSPX as a Catholic priestly order with no use of divisive hyperbolic rhetoric such as schismatics or Nazi. He points out that this has been a problem in all the religious orders and needs to be addressed better by religious superiors, which in many cases failed the victims and faithful. Fr. Murray addresses a couple of possible legitimate cases concerning the administration under bishop Fellay, which should be answered, in a fair and balanced way. CM could learn a lot on how real legitimate journalism is done!
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Another thing wrong by ChurchMilitant.com

How do you define exactly what "good" journalism is?
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Another thing wrong by ChurchMilitant.com

Neither CM, Micheal Voris or Ms. Niles has any ecclesial status in the Church. Voris' internet program operates totally outside the Church. He was threatened with a law suit by the Catholic Church's diocesan office, where his production studio was located, if he didn't drop the name Catholic in his organization's name. He subsequently changed it to church militant.
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Record numbers leave Church in Munich archdiocese

@Ultraviolet- verum amicus!
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Spotlight—SSPX: 'Sympathetic to Perverts'

@brogan equivocating criticism of a pope who puts beach balls- Brazilian World Youth Day, and the Pachamama pagan idol on the high altars, plus the heterodox statements too numerous too list with rejecting the office of the Pope is a fallacy. Even CM critices Pope Francis' theological blunders. Its called being an orthodox Catholic not a sect. Stop acting like Micheal Voris has some kind of …More
@brogan equivocating criticism of a pope who puts beach balls- Brazilian World Youth Day, and the Pachamama pagan idol on the high altars, plus the heterodox statements too numerous too list with rejecting the office of the Pope is a fallacy. Even CM critices Pope Francis' theological blunders. Its called being an orthodox Catholic not a sect. Stop acting like Micheal Voris has some kind of eclessiastical status to make official judgments about the status of religious orders in the Church. That is under the authority of the Holy Father, in which in this case, as a bishop in Argentina he declared the SSPX to be Catholic to the Argentinian government, and also why he gave them permission to give the sacrament of confession. Try listening to the Pope and not Micheal Voris.
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Record numbers leave Church in Munich archdiocese

Cardinal Marx...lol, the irony in that name.
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Record numbers leave Church in Munich archdiocese

With the majority of Germans being self loathing liberals in agreement with their bishops on social and political issues, they don't mind paying the tax.
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Woman theologian wants to become Catholic archbishop in France

Don't worry, she's not going to get the job. The Pope will definately not tell her no but neither will he say yes. He probably will invite her to be a leading scholar to head up a pontifical commission to study the question more in depth...conferences and seminars in Rome to follow with ecological recycling of conference coffee cups and pizza boxes with masks and social distancing of attendees.
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SSPX and Fascism

Unfortunately, the Catholic priesthood is infiltrated, only by a few, of all kinds of various ideologies, masons, communists, socialists, new-agers, mostly in the NO orders. And yes, some the traditionalist orders are also not immune to this phenomenon in regards to facisism. All that any priestly order's administrators can do is to weed them out.
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Atheists are warning that Christianity may be necessary for the survival of Western civilization

Something even Jordan Peterson notes on the loss of Tradition in the West, one built by Catholicism is that it transcends the identity ideology and politics of the present age and unifies humanity. Peterson being a Jungian psychologist doesn't always get things right but he knows that the West is in trouble if things are not turned around in this century. Intellectually he's moving in the right …More
Something even Jordan Peterson notes on the loss of Tradition in the West, one built by Catholicism is that it transcends the identity ideology and politics of the present age and unifies humanity. Peterson being a Jungian psychologist doesn't always get things right but he knows that the West is in trouble if things are not turned around in this century. Intellectually he's moving in the right direction and maybe like Mortimer Adler finally become Catholic before his life's journey ends.
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Atheists are warning that Christianity may be necessary for the survival of Western civilization

No. just a typical, as we say in Texas, Anglo- liberal and a UT history alumni.
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Study claiming new coronavirus can be transmitted by people without symptoms was flawed | Science

The whole world has gone insane, throwing common sense and logic out the window. In all previous pandemics, only the sick and those in high risk groups were quarantined. Even Fauci admitted a few days ago on fox that we probably over reacted.
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Atheists are warning that Christianity may be necessary for the survival of Western civilization

Good point, when my colleague criticized religion- it was a code word for Christianity. On Islam he bought into the myth of Andulsia- that historical fiction of the once unique utopian Spanish civilization, where the Moors ruled ober Catholics and Jews with perfect justice and benevolent tolerance.
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Atheists are warning that Christianity may be necessary for the survival of Western civilization

Reminds me of a self proclaimed atheist historian I used to teach with, who used to say that he cared nothing for religion but that he hoped that all his neighbors did.
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Schneider: Coronavirus Is Punishment for Communion in the Hand

Agreed! We are both on the same team. But I think DrMaria actually made the best points in this thread. Pax et bonum.
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Schneider: Coronavirus Is Punishment for Communion in the Hand

Interesting would you also, if you continue reading St. Cyril' s writing on reception of communion in the hand he goes on to say that the communicant rub the host on the eyes and ears. Very weird and definitely not universal. Most NO promoters of in the hand don't go on to quote the rest of St. Cyril's description but stop at receiving in the hand. Also do you deny that the majority of bishops …More
Interesting would you also, if you continue reading St. Cyril' s writing on reception of communion in the hand he goes on to say that the communicant rub the host on the eyes and ears. Very weird and definitely not universal. Most NO promoters of in the hand don't go on to quote the rest of St. Cyril's description but stop at receiving in the hand. Also do you deny that the majority of bishops in Europe and America considered it a liturgical abuse prior to 1969. Why did they, like bishop Schneider consider it such an abuse?
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Schneider: Coronavirus Is Punishment for Communion in the Hand

@Ultraviolet, that's a nice fallacy of equivocation. Theology is not philosophy. There are numerous references to divine chastizement in the Bible and in those cases neither Job, Moses, King David, or any hero of the faith give logical proofs showing evidence of direct Divine causation.
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Schneider: Coronavirus Is Punishment for Communion in the Hand

If the 4th century Christians were imperfect sinners, like us then they did receive chastizements, documented or not.
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Schneider: Coronavirus Is Punishment for Communion in the Hand

The intellectual fashion in Catholic Universities and seminaries beginning in the 1960's and still in currency today is the denigration of the practices of the Church in medieval times and the exagerated praise of the Church in the early centuries as some how more pure in its practices. This is a false narrative and presentation. The early Church had just as many abuses such as communion in the …More
The intellectual fashion in Catholic Universities and seminaries beginning in the 1960's and still in currency today is the denigration of the practices of the Church in medieval times and the exagerated praise of the Church in the early centuries as some how more pure in its practices. This is a false narrative and presentation. The early Church had just as many abuses such as communion in the hand, and it's ranks filled with the mixed multitude of imperfect and impious Christians. Anyone who is willing to read Church history will discover that. Instead of resurrecting old geographically particular abuses, let our sensus catholicus lead us to what has always been universal praxis that flows from orthodoxy.
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Neoconservatives Among Themselves: Schönborn Complains About John Paul II's “Weaknesses" For His …

I lost some respect for Cardinal Schonborn when he presided over a balloon mass, and then supported same-sex marriage in Austria, but I still pray for him.
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Dr SABINE PALIARD-FRANCO HEALED 100% of his PATIENTS ATTAINED from the CORONAVIRUS 2/2

You seemed to have either not read or dismissed the evidence provided at FAS.org.

Viruses are single strand micro-organisms not " dead matter". Yes, most people around 95% recover but there are still around 5% who are at higher risk of death due to having other health issues such as high blood pressure, being overweight, asthma, diabetes etc. One can argue that the response should have been …More
You seemed to have either not read or dismissed the evidence provided at FAS.org.

Viruses are single strand micro-organisms not " dead matter". Yes, most people around 95% recover but there are still around 5% who are at higher risk of death due to having other health issues such as high blood pressure, being overweight, asthma, diabetes etc. One can argue that the response should have been more measured, similar to the approach that Sweden has taken, but spreading misinformation about conspiracy theories and that it's a hoax is dishonest and detrimental to those in the high risk group.
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Dr SABINE PALIARD-FRANCO HEALED 100% of his PATIENTS ATTAINED from the CORONAVIRUS 2/2

I meant do think that the other various strains of viruses are real or are they also hoaxes?
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Dr SABINE PALIARD-FRANCO HEALED 100% of his PATIENTS ATTAINED from the CORONAVIRUS 2/2

See FAS.org

We can certainly debate and critique the public health response to the covid 19 virus, but it is a real virus. Do you also deny that SARS, MERS, HIV, and H1N1, are also hoaxes?
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Dr SABINE PALIARD-FRANCO HEALED 100% of his PATIENTS ATTAINED from the CORONAVIRUS 2/2

Catholics believe in science, our medieval scholastics invented it. We also believe in logic, in which case your reports contain invalid premises.
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Cardinal Sarah Condemns the Whole Bunch of Bishops

Germans...once they decide to latch on to a theory or liberal theology in this case, they stubbornly resist to the bitter end. ( I know, I'm only half German but have witnessed it in my own family), lol.
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Vatican Reels Under Coronavirus’ Economic Storm

Liberal theology just doesn't pay very well these days.
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Francis: “Faith Is Not Transmitted To Convince”

Saint Francis of Assisi: "preach unceasingly; use words when necessary." Sometimes words are necessary! His devoted spiritual son St. Maxmilian Kolbe, who had a PhD in philosophy, encountered an Atheist in Rome who had made a sarcastic remark about his religion, seeing that Fr. Kobe was wearing a habit. He invited the Atheist for coffee at local Roman cafe to which the conversation lasted for …More
Saint Francis of Assisi: "preach unceasingly; use words when necessary." Sometimes words are necessary! His devoted spiritual son St. Maxmilian Kolbe, who had a PhD in philosophy, encountered an Atheist in Rome who had made a sarcastic remark about his religion, seeing that Fr. Kobe was wearing a habit. He invited the Atheist for coffee at local Roman cafe to which the conversation lasted for several hours. By the time the man left the conversation with the great Saint, he was a convinced Catholic. All accomplished through logical, reasoned dialogue and argumentation.
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U.S. District Responds to Church Militant

Church Militant is the premiere Catholic version of the National Enquirer trash gossip tabloid.
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Stories about denied sacraments are all over social media

It's always nice to have your godfather looking out for you.
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Stories about denied sacraments are all over social media

A priest who would refuse me last rites at the hour of death, isn't worthy of Holy Orders. And, honestly, if they didn't come to my aid voluntarily then I wouldn't want them by my side. They will have to answer to God for it.
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Husserl's Phenomenology: Method of Philosophizing - Key Concepts

Interesting points. But I find the first two scholastics vis Boetheius and Anselm to fall in the Romanesque era and despite Descartes claim that he cleared the table clean and started afresh, there remains a lot of Aristotle in his thinking, Aristotle was not opposed to a healthy scepticism to clarify our observations and we see this approach in Decartes' Methods.

But more importantly, I have …More
Interesting points. But I find the first two scholastics vis Boetheius and Anselm to fall in the Romanesque era and despite Descartes claim that he cleared the table clean and started afresh, there remains a lot of Aristotle in his thinking, Aristotle was not opposed to a healthy scepticism to clarify our observations and we see this approach in Decartes' Methods.

But more importantly, I have read that Davila was influenced by Nietzsche? Why did he fall under that man's passionately intoxicating albeit illogical and relativistic spell? Nietzsche was the biggest bourgeoisie of them all, ranting and raving about all of us serfs who believed in an objective morality should accept his new superior ubermench mentality.
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Husserl's Phenomenology: Method of Philosophizing - Key Concepts

@Salzberger I think that there is a putative heirarchy of being corresponding with it's own co-extensive value- hence a hierarchy of values -God- man- animals-nature. Perhaps, there are some agreement or points of contact with scholasticism and Davila? Certainly Western civilization could benefit by a rediscovery of the great chain of Being, which Davila seems to apply to the political order. …More
@Salzberger I think that there is a putative heirarchy of being corresponding with it's own co-extensive value- hence a hierarchy of values -God- man- animals-nature. Perhaps, there are some agreement or points of contact with scholasticism and Davila? Certainly Western civilization could benefit by a rediscovery of the great chain of Being, which Davila seems to apply to the political order. But, I think his insight, like the medieval's were correct. Foe example, the Guild based on hierarchy was a much better system than the social and psychologically destructive beauracracy of the modern corporations and state agencies or capitalist employees unions.
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Husserl's Phenomenology: Method of Philosophizing - Key Concepts

Is Davila a Christian anarchist? In theory if everyone was a Saint then there would be no need of government but alas most men too often listen to the snake.
I'm glad Voegelin passed his test. He did a lot to expose the Gnostic nature of Marxism.
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EXTREMELY IMPORTANT - Italy: An Urgent Plea for Prayers

95% of the people who contract the cronovirus experience mild symptoms, similar to catching the common cold, and recover. There is no need for this mass hysteria. It's neither the plague or a pandemic. Most of the country is safe but people are losing their minds. I am looking forward to my pilgrimage to Rome in June.
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Schneider: The most painful persecution is the destruction of everything Catholic inside the Church

@Thors Catholic Hammer Bishop Schneider is right! To be be Catholic one must acquiesce to the successor of St. Peter in all lawful things. As Dante noted personally that man may be a scoundrel and on his way to the inferno, but he cannot destroy the office which Our Lord instituted in the Apostolic Tradition. I respect and love the office even if the Pope personally is not a good one.
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Burke: Francis' Claim That Christ Is In Rivers And Trees Is "Simply Not True"

Pope Francis should have tried to be a little more Franciscan and a little less Jesuit by saying brother tree and sister river.
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Husserl's Phenomenology: Method of Philosophizing - Key Concepts

Thanks for the link and essay titles. From what little I read of G.D.'s political theory he seems to favor a Catholic state but I see that I need to read more and give it some thought. Despite our differences in epistemology and metaphysics I think Catholic philosophers are still united in the Faith. Pax et bonum
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Husserl's Phenomenology: Method of Philosophizing - Key Concepts

@Salzburger But at least Davila recognizes that in order for the government to promote the common good and discourage evil in the community, it must be based on the Catholic religion, which is the Natural law.
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Husserl's Phenomenology: Method of Philosophizing - Key Concepts

I agree, restore the Catholic monarchy! Amor elictis, iniustis ordinor ultor. The kaiser is loved by the elect. Although, one could argue that monarchy is compatible with a limited democracy, such as we find in Lichtenstein.
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Husserl's Phenomenology: Method of Philosophizing - Key Concepts

@Salzburger If I was an Austrian, and you were running for president based on Davila's political philosophy, you would have my vote:)
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Husserl's Phenomenology: Method of Philosophizing - Key Concepts

I think the problem with a thinker like Davila, who writes in esoteric epigrams is in reality, not too profound but rather superficial in his analysis of the philosophical realists. Internal realism leaves one stuck in their own mind, not a very good set of principle that would provide a hierarchy of knowledge or overcome the fragmentation of the arts and sciences In the universities. In reading …More
I think the problem with a thinker like Davila, who writes in esoteric epigrams is in reality, not too profound but rather superficial in his analysis of the philosophical realists. Internal realism leaves one stuck in their own mind, not a very good set of principle that would provide a hierarchy of knowledge or overcome the fragmentation of the arts and sciences In the universities. In reading some of Davila's writings, however, I agree, he's no psychologist but niether is he much of a philosopher. His political theory is much more profound and his traditionalism and integralism is something all Catholic philosophers, including this scholastic can support!
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The Amazing Humanities Dept. that was Shut Down After Too Many Students Converted to Catholicism |

@Dr Bobus What are your thoughts on why the program was closed as well as the future of humanities programs in American Universities? Thanks.
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Our bishops cannot be trusted with a ‘yellow-check’ system

This is very interesting. Liberal Catholic bishops, priests, and theologians just after Vatican II argued that the nihil obstat was no longer necessary for Catholic teaching, writing and published works. They wanted, for instance Hans Kung and Tielhard de Chardin and heterodox writers the freedom of theological thought without any censure. Now they want it back only to supress orthodoxy.
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German Suicidal Way: "I Was Displeased With Sweeping Negative Judgements"

Abolish the Church tax!
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Catholics rediscover Gregorian chant

Vatican II states that Latin and Gregorian Chant are to be esteemed and maintained in the Liturgy.