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Where Peter Is

Which Pope said this?

And yet God, who is always merciful even when he punishes, “put a mark on Cain, lest any who came upon him should kill him” (Gen 4:15). He thus gave him a distinctive sign, not to condemn him to the hatred of others, but to protect and defend him from those wishing to...

“I Myself Will Shepherd My Sheep” Spiritual Abuse Workshop

Through the Church—the sacrament of God’s infinite love—her Scriptures, her Tradition, her prayers, and her liturgies, people can encounter the living Christ and experience his love, healing, and transformative grace. But what happens when the men and women tasked with mediating God’s grace, appointed to preach God’s word and preside over the sacraments,...

The story of a former sedevacantist nun

Just a quick post tonight — Back in January, I published an interview I did with Laura Vander Voss, MissHappyCatholic on YouTube and founder of Trad Recovery, a group that provides resources and a support group network to help Catholics in their journey from traditionalism to find a home in the wider Church....

Response to DDF Declaration “Dignitas Infinita” – Part 1

This morning, a new Declaration entitled “Dignitas Infinita” On Human Dignity was promulgated by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) after a comprehensive drafting process. The primary author of the document is DDF Prefect Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernandez. This declaration — which is expressly approved by Pope Francis and...

Revolutionary Mercy

A reflection on the Readings for Sunday, April 7, 2024 — The Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday. When available, the audio version of this homily will be posted here. To listen to Fr. Satish Joseph’s homily for Easter Sunday, click here. It would not be an overstatement to say that...

Which Pope said this?

Here, too, our beloved sons and venerable brothers, it is again necessary to mention and censure a very grave error entrapping some Catholics who believe that it is possible to arrive at eternal salvation although living in error and alienated from the true faith and Catholic unity. Such belief is certainly opposed to...

The Hallow app and the scandal-ridden internet guru

It is no secret that the investors behind the Catholic prayer and meditation app, Hallow, have deep pockets. Their $7 million Super Bowl commercial staring Mark Wahlberg and Jonathan Roumie showed America just how deep those pockets are. What is less clear, however, is the direction of Hallow, Inc.’s moral compass. At the...

Francis and Benedict’s thoughts on a smaller, purer Church

I’d like to provide a brief history lesson on the “smaller, purer Church” predicted by Pope Benedict XVI and also reaffirmed by Pope Francis on multiple occasions. Background Catholics in the West have witnessed what seems to be an unstoppable freefall in membership in the Church throughout our lifetimes. Much of this is...

Pope Francis and the Prophets of Doom

Are you a hopeful Catholic or a “prophet of doom”? The furious response by the pope’s critics after he said in January that he hopes hell is empty might offer some clues. Regardless of denomination or sect, insisting on Massa Damnata (the idea that the vast majority of people are damned) seems to...

What is Abuse of Conscience?

Over the course of the podcast we’ve had several conversations about conscience and the moral law as well as episodes about abuse in the Church. However, in my reading of Pope Francis’s teaching, as well as in my research about spiritual abuse, there’s a specific type of abuse that’s discussed, but not widely...

From Crucifixion to Resurrection

Christ is risen! Truly, he is risen! Jesus Christ has conquered sin and death. We know that God has the final word. And that word is love. For “God is love” (1 Jn. 4:8). The kingdom of God which Jesus ushered into the world is at hand. But, and this is an all-important...