Inculturation — What It Is and Isn’t

In sharing the Gospel with the world, the Catholic Church has adopted a process called inculturation. This can basically be summed up as follows. The teachings of Christ have a central doctrinal core, which is based in Mosaic Judaism, but redefined according to Christ and his Apostles. Some things are essential and cannot be changed.... Continue Reading →

Catholic Economics for Dummies

It seems like there are Dummies Guides for everything these days. Browse any book store or library and you'll find them. There is "Religion for Dummies," and "Auto-Repair for Dummies," and "The Internet for Dummies," and "Football for Dummies." The list goes on and on. The point of Dummies Guides is to just simplify seemingly... Continue Reading →

Married Priests & Priestesses?

The Vatican presented something important today, 8 June, at a press conference: the Preparatory Document for the upcoming 2019 Pan-Amazon Synod in which there is now talk about giving women some “type of official ministry” and of making “courageous” and inculturated proposals with regard to the Church’s “inclusive ministerial action.” One of the leading organiziers... Continue Reading →

Against Communism, Socialism and Marxism

The Catholic Church has always condemned Socialism (state ownership of business & industry) and Communism (state ownership of all things). It is impossible for any Catholic to remain in good standing while subscribing to these political systems that are part of a greater materialistic ideology called Marxism. This is a truth that needs to be... Continue Reading →

My Position on Vatican II

Inevitably, whenever starting a traditional Catholic blog such as this, I end up with two accusations. This comes from the hyper-polarity in the Catholic world today, which can only be remedied by a return to an interpretation of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) that is in continuity with the history and tradition of the... Continue Reading →

The Long-Term Game Plan

In 1969, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, who would later become Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013), gave an interview on a German radio broadcast. At the time, what he said seemed absurd. Today, it is known as "The Ratzinger Prophecy." “The future of the Church can and will issue from those whose roots are deep and who live... Continue Reading →

The Origin of the Bible

All Christians revere the Bible as the written word of God. Few, however, know why that is. In fact, most Christians just assume that to be the case without ever questioning it. They hear it from their pastors and their churches. Everybody says it. But how do we know the Bible really is the authentic... Continue Reading →

Faith Alone?

Some years back, my daughter asked me: "Daddy, what is a Protestant?" My answer was simply this. A Protestant is a Christian who "protests" various teachings of the Catholic Church, but retains core Catholic teaching, such as the Trinity, Incarnation, and Atonement through Christ's sacrifice on the cross for example. I stopped there as the... Continue Reading →

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