Thomas Paine, John Calvin, St. Robert Bellarmine and Forms of Government–Part 1

Common Sense is Thomas Paine’s great work in which he argued for the America Colonies' rejection of the rule of England’s monarchy and the rule of King George III. Paine famously argues by a commentary used for political means that 1 Samuel 8 is a rejection of Monarchy writing: “As the exalting one man so …

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Another Novus Ordo Sunday

Another episode in the life of a dying Catholic parish. __ Scoop

Smoke of Satan & the Open Windows of Vatican II

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Well, the beat goes on. There is something I could say about every Mass at my parish that would leave real Catholics scratching their heads or shaking them in disbelief; from the homilies, to the music, to the overuse of the laity and to the overall disrespect for the Eucharist (forgive them Father for they know not what they do).

This morning I was treated to a truly scandalous treat for those who find a scandal exciting. A high school girl apparently brought a non-Catholic to Mass with her. I noticed her because she kept talking to her friend and “explaining” the Mass (which obviously she was non qualified to do) as the Mass progressed.

As we were nearing the reception of the Eucharist, she showed her friend how to receive it in the hand. So, of course, she presented herself to a woman who was acting as a faux…

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