Category: Gospel

How Does Satan Tempt the Holy?

by Supertradmum Something important has come to my mind in the past few weeks of Lent, a disturbing and powerful thought on how common it is that Satan is tempting, and bringing to perdition the very souls that are striving for holiness. Satan is the most highly intelligent creature of the angelic hosts. Our minds

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Cults, Communities and Religions – Part Three

By Supertradmum One of the foremost, if not THE most scholarly writer in the past 40 years on cults, communities and religions, is Benjamin Zablocki. I first came across him in the early 1970s, when I discovered his 1971 book, The Joyful Community: An Account of the Bruderhof: A Communal Movement Now in Its Third

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Cults, Communities and Religion – Part Two

By Supertradmum This post will review why people want to join cults and how to recognise a cult. I would like to continue on the reasons why some people join cults. I have chosen three out of many reasons which I believe apply to Catholics who are joining cults, which SEEM Catholic, but are dangerous

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Cults, Communities and Religions

By Supertradmum This is a three part series on a serious topic. The rise of cults, (not occult), has alarmed me for years. I first became acquainted with cults when two friends of mine went into two different ones. One man I knew joined the Moonies. Another joined an offshoot cult of the Catholic Church,

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The Signs of Predestination

By Supertradmum Yes, the Catholic Church believes in Predestination, but not as the Calvinists teach it. The Council of Trent teaches that no one, without special divine revelation to one’s self, knows if a person will persevere until the end of his life. However, many of the Early Church Fathers, according to Garrigou-Lagrange, wrote that

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Satispassion

By Supertradmum NO, there is no misspelling in the title of this post. Satispassion is a teaching of the Catholic Church regarding purgatory. The Church has a definite teaching on purgatory, in response to the Albigensians, Hussites, Lutherans, Calvinists and followers of Zwingli, who all denied the existence of this place of purgation. In the

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On the Dangers of Some Private Revelations – Part 1

By Supertradmum Because I am very concerned and because I have a thirst for souls, I write this essay. Many times in the past month I have met people who are putting the private revelations of many seers on the same plain as Revelation, that is the Bible, and Tradition–these women , and all are

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A Catholic Problem

I taught logic and debate for years. I taught my students how to argue rationally and not fall into the long list of fallacies. Most of my teaching was based on based on the Classical philosophical traditions. The old Catholic educational systems taught Logic to their pupils both in high school and in university. Some

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Personality vs. Character

Recently, from an odd source, I was reminded of a truth which I knew years ago. This is that one’s personality can interfere with personal holiness. In the States, and in some Western countries, a person’s personality is considered important for many reasons—such as to work in society, to create job connections, especially in business,

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