A follow-up to Phillip’s post on the Parousia

@lausdeo3; @servusfidelis; @citizentom What Imminence Means The doctrine of imminence as used by scholars and lay teachers means that the return of Christ could happen at any moment. To be sure, adherents and expositors of this teaching affirm that the "fullness of the Gentiles" must come into the Kingdom first, as per Romans 9. However, …

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Come, Lord Jesus and the Imminent Parousia

I’ve spoken to many non-believers, some of which are militant atheists, and one of the most common retorts is that the early believers (including St. Paul) believed that Christ was coming again in their lifetime. Pope Benedict explains that with the entire message of the Eschatological Discourse the understanding of the imminent parousia is a …

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GOVERNMENT-GIVEN RIGHTS VERSUS GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS — PART 1

What is the defining issue in our elections, including the elections of 2016? We essentially have two opposing causes: those who would further increase the power of the state and those who would only use the power of government to protect individual rights. Who is winning? Since the power of the state has grown hugely …

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A change

Today I want to take a break from the great Gospel narrative and turn to other matters. I think we all feel drained and need something of a change. Phillip sometimes mentions his musical tastes, so I thought I would share some of mine. Perhaps we could all share and have a little distraction. The …

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The Universal Call to Holiness and Obedience

Smoke of Satan & the Open Windows of Vatican II

And Samuel said: Doth the Lord desire holocausts and victims, and not rather that the voice of the Lord should be obeyed? For obedience is better than sacrifices: and to hearken rather than to offer the fat of rams. Because it is like the sin of witchcraft, to rebel: and like the crime of idolatry, to refuse to obey.
1 SAMUEL 15:22-23a DOUAY-RHEIMS

I have a friend who I was telling of my misgivings concerning Pope Francis, Father Jerk, the Novus Ordo, and Vatican II. He did not dispute any of these things with me, but he asked me if anything good had come out of Vatican II. I drew a blank, and he reminded me of the Universal Call to Holiness. I had to agree with him on that. The Universal Call to Holiness was the best and probably only good thing to come out of Vatican II.

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