Does Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources?

I once heard someone accuse Francis of only using Post-Vatican II sources in his encyclicals and Exhortations. Is this true? Should we expect someone living 55 years after Vatican II closed to often quote pre-Vatican II works? I did a quick survey of other Popes and how far back quote church documents in their encyclicalsContinue reading “Does Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources?”

C. S. Lewis: Out of the Silent Planet

I thoroughly enjoyed this space fiction adventure work by C. S. Lewis! The book is 160 pages so makes for a good short read. Without giving away too much of the story, three men find themselves on a foreign planet full of new and strange life. One is in it for greed. How he canContinue reading “C. S. Lewis: Out of the Silent Planet”

Aliens are Demons: Avoid at All Costs

Are Aliens evil spirits? That is a very important question in my opinion as I believe the governments around the world are setting themselves up to reveal aliens to the general population. These aliens will present a “solution” to the climate problems, energy shortfalls and food shortages. Many may even see aliens as their saviors.Continue reading “Aliens are Demons: Avoid at All Costs”

Truth is a Renewable Resource

In the war of good and evil, truth and lies, the truth will ultimately win. As much as we are lied to by the forces of evil, the truth will push ahead nonetheless. In war – especially in long drawn out wars such as the war for the salvation of souls – resource utilization isContinue reading “Truth is a Renewable Resource”

Rediscovering the Art of Dying by Sister Nuala Kenny

I have recently finished an interesting book on Rediscovering the Art of Dying: How Jesus’ Experience of Our Stories Reveal a New Vision of Compassionate Care, by Sister Nuala Kenny. I rate this book mixed. It has both some great content and some to be desired commentary. I think the book does offer some helpfulContinue reading “Rediscovering the Art of Dying by Sister Nuala Kenny”

Confusion – What to Take from the News on the Liturgy

I do not know how to read the latest document on the Liturgy by Pope Francis. The document, titled “Desiderio Desideravi,” about the Liturgy comes in the same news cycle as Nancy Pelosi being granted communion at the Vatican even though her Bishop told her not to present herself for communion. It is hard forContinue reading “Confusion – What to Take from the News on the Liturgy”

Words & Visions From God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit – Book Review

I have recently been granted access to a draft copy of a future book title “Words and Visions from God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit” ISBN  978-1-7780855. I have not finished the entire book as of yet, but feel the content may be beneficial for many, The book is a collection of visionsContinue reading “Words & Visions From God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit – Book Review”

Iron Ring Ceremony: Should A Catholic Attend?

Made Available by August Yakabuski Copyright 2022 Should a Catholic attend the Iron Ring Ceremony? (IRC hereafter for what isformally called the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer) The short answer is No. The IRCdoes have some laudable content, but risks undermining more crucial fundamentalCatholic ideals. The long answer which details the following pointsContinue reading “Iron Ring Ceremony: Should A Catholic Attend?”

Website Update and a New Chapter

I am happy to announce a new Website format for defendingvatican2.ca! After a year away from writing on the topic of Vatican II, I have come to have a greater appreciation of apologetic writing. In deciding what to do with the website, I debated several different options. Realizing that without much maintenance several articles continuedContinue reading “Website Update and a New Chapter”

Sr. Lucia Called Vatican II a Holy Council

“The simple remembrance of the mysteries in each decade is another radiance of light supporting the burning torch in souls. This is why the devil has moved against it—such a great war. And the worst part is that he has deluded and deceived souls of great responsibility in their position. They are blind men leadingContinue reading “Sr. Lucia Called Vatican II a Holy Council”