Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Origen condemned

Origen has become very popular again. Even though he is historically significant. He is NOT and orthodox Father.

Pope Vigilius (died 7 June 555) condemned his errors

From the Denzinger:

Canons against Origen *

[From the Book against Origen of the Emperor Justinian, 543]

203 Can. 1. If anyone says or holds that the souls of men pre-existed, as if they were formerly minds and holy powers, but having received a surfeit of beholding the Divinity, and having turned towards the worse, and on this account having shuddered (apopsycheisas) at the love of God, in consequence being called souls (psychae) and being sent down into bodies for the sake of punishment, let him be anathema.

204 Can. 2. If anyone says and holds that the soul of the Lord pre-existed, and was united to God the Word before His incarnation and birth from the Virgin, let him be anathema.

205  Can. 3. If anyone says or holds that the body of our Lord Jesus Christ was first formed in the womb of the holy Virgin, and that after this God, the Word, and the soul, since it had pre-existed, were united to it, let him be anathema.

206 Can. 4. If anyone says or holds that the Word of God was made like all the heavenly orders, having become a Cherubim for the Cherubim, a Seraphim for the Seraphim, and evidently having been made like all the powers above, let him be anathema.

207  Can. 5. If anyone says or maintains that in resurrection the bodies of men are raised up from sleep spherical, and does not agree that we are raised up from sleep upright, let him be anathema.

208  Can. 6. If anyone says that the sky, and the sun, and the moon and the stars, and the waters above the heavens are certain living and material * powers, let him be anathema.

209 Can. 7. If anyone says or holds that the Lord Christ in the future age will be crucified in behalf of the demons, just as (He was) for the sake of men, let him be anathema.

210 Can. 8. If anyone says or holds that the power of God is limited, and that He has accomplished as much as He has comprehended, let him be anathema.

211 Can. 9. If anyone says or holds that the punishment of the demons and of impious men is temporary, and that it will have an end at some time, that is to say, there will be a complete restoration of the demons or of impious men, let him be anathema.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EENS Doctrinal Cheat Sheet

1) The Catholic Church teaches that the Sacrament of Baptism is necessary for salvation (de fide, Trent, Sess. 7, Can. 5).

2) Unless we are born again of water and the Spirit, we cannot enter heaven (de fide, Florence, Exultate Deo).

3) The Church understands John 3:5 literally every time, as it is written (de fide, Trent Sess. 6, Chap. 4), and with no exceptions (de fide, Florence: Denz 696; and Trent: Denz. 791, 858, 861).

4) The Spirit of Sanctification, the Water of Baptism and the Blood of Redemption are inseparable (de fide, Pope St. Leo the Great).

5) All Catholics must profess only one baptism of water (de fide, Clement V, Council of Vienne).

6) There is absolutely no salvation outside the one Church of the faithful (de fide, Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council), which only includes the water baptized.

7) Every human creature must be subject to the Roman Pontiff to be saved (de fide, Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam), and it is impossible to be subject to the Roman Pontiff without the Sacrament of Baptism (de fide, Trent, Sess. 14, Chap. 2).

8) One must belong to the Body of the Church to be saved (de fide, Eugene IV;The Council of Florence, “Exultate Deo and Pius XI, Quas Primas [# 15]), and only the water baptized belong to the Body of the Church.

9) Pope Benedict XII solemnly defined that all martyrs, virgins, confessors, faithful, etc. in Heaven have been baptized (Benedictus Deus, 1336, de fide).

10) The Church is defined as a union of sacraments (de fide, Eugene IV, Cantate Domino; Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam), which means that only those who have received the Sacrament of Baptism can be inside the unity of the Church.

11) All true Justification meets up with the Sacraments (de fide, Sess. 7, Foreword to the Decree on the Sacraments).

12) The Sacraments as such are necessary for salvation though all are not necessary for each individual (de fide, Profession of Faith at Trent and Vatican I; and the Profession of Faith for converts), which means that one must at least receive one Sacrament (Baptism) to be saved but one doesn’t need to receive them all.

Monday, May 23, 2016

The 3rd Secret of Fatima---mystery abounds. The hundreth anniversary is in 2017.

Found in the court yard of the Vatican. The Eye of Sauron ?



 


There has been a dust up on the 3rd secret of Fatima, recently. click here

Sr. Lucia also said that the dogma of the Faith will be kept by Portugal. And she seemed to indicate that that was the 3rd secret.

We can see that Portugal is no more Catholic than Spain or Italy. click here So this is a mystery too.

Catholic Vox  thinks Cardinal Medeiros of Boston, is a key to the mystery.
Medeiros was a student of Fr. Feeney when he was giving pubic lectures in Boston, before the so called "heresy" case, when Medeiros was a seminarian.Medeiros petitioned Paul VI to lift Fr. Feeney's excommunication. Pope Paul grated it, with the only condition of Fr. Feeney reciting the creed to the bishop of Worcester's representatives. Not renouncing his position.

When the representatives ask Fr. Feeney to recite the creed to lift the excommunication. Fr. Feeney asked which one? The Nicean, the Apostles or the Athanasian?

They said any one of them. Fr. Feeney chose and recited the the Athanasian, which he knew by heart, It begins:

"Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. ..."
and ends with

"...This is the Catholic Faith; which except a man believe truly and firmly, he cannot be saved."

By this he was a Catholic in good standing, ( BTW the excommunication was defective in the first place, but that is another rabbit trail click here )

The nickname of the dogma EENS is "Dogma of the Faith" like the Eucharist is known as "The Most Blessed Sacrament"

Cardinal Medeiros was a native of Portugal, who saved, i.e. kept, preserved, the the "dogma of the Faith"

The Athanasian,Creed was thrown out of the Trinity Sunday liturgy, post Vat. II....dots are connected.

The Athanasian,Creed was also taken out of the modern breviary.

A more detailed examination of EENS, Fr. Feeney, and the 3rd secret can be found click here




Sunday, November 1, 2015

Receiving the Eucharist Unworthily

The recent Synod is full of liars. They are claiming not to effect doctrine only pastoral practices by letting "re-married" receive communion with no correction to their situation.  This is a lie.

The dogma is : Only the worthy  may receive the Eucharist.


SESSION THE THIRTEENTH, Pope Julius III., October,11,  1551,
DECREE CONCERNING THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST


CHAPTER VII.
On the preparation to be given that one may worthily receive the sacred Eucharist.
If it is unbeseeming for any one to approach to any of the sacred functions, unless he approach holily; assuredly, the more the holiness and divinity of this heavenly sacrament are understood by a Christian, the more diligently ought he to give heed that he approach not to receive it but with great reverence and holiness, especially as we read in the Apostle those WORDS FULL OF TERROR; He that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself. Wherefore, he who would communicate, ought to recall to mind the precept of the Apostle; Let a man prove himself. Now ecclesiastical usage declares that necessary proof to be, that NO ONE, conscious to himself  of mortal sin, HOW CONTRITE SOEVER HE MAY SEEM TO HIMSELF, ought to approach to the sacred Eucharist WITHOUT PREVIOUS SACRAMENTAL CONFESSION. This the holy Synod hath decreed is to be invariably observed by all Christians, even by those priests on whom it may be incumbent by their office to celebrate, provided the opportunity of a confessor do not fail them; but if, in an urgent necessity, a priest should celebrate without previous confession, let him confess as soon as possible.


CANON XI.-
lf any one saith, that faith alone is a sufficient preparation for receiving the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist; let him be anathema.

And for fear lest so great a sacrament may be received unworthily, and so unto death and condemnation, this holy Synod ordains and declares, that sacramental confession, when a confessor may be had, is of necessity to be made beforehand, by those whose conscience is burthened with mortal sin, HOW CONTRITE EVEN SOEVER THEY MAY THINK THEMSELVES. But if any one shall presume to teach, preach, or obstinately to assert, or even in public disputation to defend the contrary, he shall be thereupon excommunicated.

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As for making the moral obligations an "ideal" that non may fulfill. This too is a lie. Trent declared ALL the justified may fulfill the 10 commandments.


Council of Trent , SESSION THE SIXTH, January, 13, 1547.
DECREE ON JUSTIFICATION
CHAPTER XI.
On keeping the Commandments, and on the necessity and possibility thereof.
But no one, how much soever justified, ought to think himself exempt from the observance of the commandments; no one ought to make use of that rash saying, one prohibited by the Fathers under an anathema,-THAT THE OBSERVANCE OF THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ONE THAT IS JUSTIFIED.

For God commands NOT impossibilities, but, by commanding, both admonishes thee to do what thou are able, and to pray for what thou art not able (to do), and aids thee that thou mayest be able; whose commandments are not heavy; whose yoke is sweet and whose burthen light. For, whoso are the sons of God, love Christ; but they who love him, keep his commandments, as Himself testifies; which, assuredly, with the divine help, they can do.
CANON XVIII.-IF ANY ONE SAITH, THAT THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD ARE, even for one that is justified and constituted in grace, IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP; LET HIM BE ANATHEMA.

Monday, January 12, 2015

More quotes for the Barron -ites

The controversy of, "Are there many saved or few?" has popped up again, so here is a Church Father, Doctor of the Church and Pope to comment on our Lord's words that few are saved


The broad road is crowded the narrow way of salvation nearly empty:

ST. POPE LEO THE GREAT-- SERMON XLIX; ON LENT, XI.(# II):

"And THUS IS PERFECTLY FULFILLED THAT ASSURANCE OF THE TRUTH, by which we learn that "narrow and steep is the way that leads to life [cf. Mat. 7:14];" and whilst the breadth of the way that leads to death is crowded with a large company, the steps are few of those that tread the path of safety."

read more of his sermon click here

Sunday, November 2, 2014

How Lovely (Again) is Thy Dwelling Place


St. Mary's Church
In a recent Crisis essay, I indicated that the recovery of tradition, reverence and symbolism in sacred architecture is not limited only to newly built churches, but that it has also been on the increase in existing church renovations in recent years.
Some of the most jarring evidence of internal unsettledness in the Church over the past century has been the drastic physical alteration of older church interiors, often to a point of becoming unrecognizable as what they once were. Such alterations were enforced based on the assumption that the buildings, along with the liturgy and other sacraments inside them, needed to cede to the thinking of the times in order to remain relevant with modern Catholics.
Had this been a truly successful endeavor—or even a correct initial assumption on which to base such an endeavor—we should be able to observe, after all these years, that the majority of lay people actually want their churches to look and feel like casual living rooms or concert halls. Yet, according to Fr. Jamie Hottovy of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, a growing body of evidence would seem to suggest exactly the opposite.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Modernism vs. Neo-Modernism: What is the Difference?




The overarching principle of post-conciliar theology is not modernism, properly speaking. Let us get our terms straight.

Modernism is the idea that there are no eternal truths, that truth is the correspondence of the mind with one's lifestyle (adaequatio intellectus et vitae), and that, therefore, old dogmas must be abandoned and new beliefs must arise that meet 'the needs of modern man'. This is a radical denial of the traditional and common sense notion of truth: the correspondence of the mind with reality (adaequatio intellectus et rei), which is the basis of the immutability of Catholic dogma.

No, the post-conciliar theological principle is neo-modernism, and the theology that is based on it is known as the nouvelle theologie.  It is the idea that old dogmas or beliefs must be retained, yet not the traditional 'formulas': dogmas must be expressed and interpreted in a new way in every age so as to meet the 'needs of modern man'.  This is still a denial of the traditional and common sense notion of truth as adaequatio intellectus et rei (insofar as it is still an attempt to make the terminology that expresses the faith correspond with our modern lifestyle) and consequently of the immutability of Catholic dogma, yet it is not as radical as modernism.  It is more subtle and much more deceptive than modernism because it claims that the faith must be retained; it is only the 'formulas' of faith that must be abandoned--they use the term 'formula' to distinguish the supposedly mutable words of our creeds, dogmas, etc. from their admittedly immutable meanings.  Therefore, neo-modernism can effectively slip under the radar of most pre-conciliar condemnations (except Humani generis, which condemns it directly) insofar as its practitioners claim that their new and unintelligible theological terminology really expresses the same faith of all times.  In other words, neo-modernism is supposed to be 'dynamic orthodoxy': supposedly orthodox in meaning, yet always changing in expression to adapt to modern life (cf. Franciscan University of Steubenville's mission statement).  

Take extra ecclesiam nulla salus as a clear example of a dogma that has received a brutal neo-modernist re-interpretation: they claim that the old 'formula' that "there is no salvation outside the Church" must be abandoned; rather it is more meaningful to modern man to say that salvation is not in, but through, the Church;  people who are not in the Church may still be saved through the Church; thus, to them the dogma that "there is no salvation outside the Church" means that there is salvation outside the Church.  Hence see Ven. Pope Pius XII condemning those "reduce to a meaningless formula the necessity of belonging to the true Church in order to gain eternal salvation." (Humani generis 27).

Yet this mentality of reinterpreting everything anew in order to 'meet the needs of the times' is generally tends to be found in different degrees among different post-conciliar sources:  


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Understanding Modernism

Here are a series of video/talks on Modernism. Few understand it and some think it doesn't exist

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BOOK: The Second Vatican Council: An Unwritten Story

By Professor Roberto deMattei
No event of the 20th century produced a greater effect upon the Catholic Church than Vatican II, the 21st Ecumenical Council. To many it might seem to have been simply a meeting of important churchmen gathered to discuss church matters, but because the Catholic Church is the only church founded on this earth by God himself to guide men to salvation, the reality is that centuries from now historians will likely consider it, (as well as the message to the world delivered by the Mother of God during her personal visit at Fatima in 1917), as one of the two pivotal events of world history for the recently ended century. Vatican II opened fifty years ago on October 11, 1962. Since it ended in 1965, the council has been written of in countless books, articles, scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers all over the world. Things said and done since the council, in the name of the council and in opposition to it, have affected the lives of everyone living since that time. As with any significant historical event, it is only after considerable time has elapsed that a fuller story of exactly what happened in those years before, during, and after “the event” can be engagingly told and wisely summarized. Professor de Mattei’s genius lies in the application of a lucid, literate, and philosophical mind to thorough scholarly research and mountains of documentation. From this framework he has presented us with a story; a story of an event, a previously unwritten story that has been begging to be told for many years. This book will unfold for you the answer to the question, What happened at the Council?”  “A work that is as erudite as it is relevant. I am certain that thanks to its rigorous historical-critical method it will convince a vast readership.” Cardinal Walter Brandmuller, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Science
Softcover, 640 pages