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Custodia Occulorum

There are two parts to this post, connected by separate. I place these back to back. As a child, I had the privilege of being taught by nuns all through primary and secondary school. I also had nuns for some of my classes in college. Most of these nuns were not only highly educated, some

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Sundry Thoughts on Sanctity and Curiosity

Do not be mismatched with unbelievers. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship is there between light and darkness? 2 Corinthians 14 Catholic RSV One of my dear friends, a widow from the States, is pursuing the road to perfection. When we see each other once a year, we discuss

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Principled

Today, a holy person told me that people leave the Church, either those from the liberal or conservative side, because they are “unprincipled.” I was surprised at this comment, because principles did not seem to be a problem with these people who are leaving, especially Trads, who are migrating to the SSPX and the schismatic

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Delusion in the Church?

There are many definitions of mental illness, a term covering many illnesses, which sadly carry a stigma, which we all must try and destroy. This stigma hides the reality of various types of mental illness, such as post-traumatic stress, or bi-polarism or schizophrenia. Perhaps, the most common type of mental illness today is depression. Sometimes

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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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Modernism Among Trads

One of the books I used in homeschooling was Popes Against the Modern Errors. The most important document, among several, is Pascendi Dominici Gregis, by Pope Pius X. I suggest readers take time to look at the entire document. For my purposes here, I shall refer to only a few sections. The point of this

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Spiritual Warfare Series – Part 3

Finally, I come to the nitty-gritty of how to combat hatred, Protestant type revolt, sloppy thinking, sloth and absolutely crude and rude language. One needs armour and help. We know the armour is mostly that of humility, as noted in the past two parts to this series. If one is humble, one drops the stone

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