Historical Fruits of Vatican II Part 1 – Retention, Lay Groups and More Scripture

In Mass Exodus by Stephen Bullivant, several studies in America and Great Britian show that Catholic retention of its followers was higher other than religious group in the post Vatican II era. It was better than Lutherans, Anglicans, Pentecostals and many others. The book does an excellent statistical study of the reason why people leftContinue reading “Historical Fruits of Vatican II Part 1 – Retention, Lay Groups and More Scripture”

33 Days to Morning Glory – Vatican II

This is an Epic book! – Highly recommend. It has brought wonders to my life and so many others. To Jesus through Mary. In addition to 33 days to Morning Glory I have read both St. Luis de Montfort’s True Devotion and The Marian Vow by FI Fr. Stefano M. Manelli. Although I got aContinue reading “33 Days to Morning Glory – Vatican II”

Mass Exodus: Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and American since Vatican II by Stephen Bullivant

I want to share and bring awareness to the results of an excellent study on post Vatican II Catholic disaffiliation. Vatican II was a council to help the Catholic church meet the demands of modern times. Yet, soon after the Catholic world collapsed and so many people stopped going to church and even stopped callingContinue reading “Mass Exodus: Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and American since Vatican II by Stephen Bullivant”

De graves erreurs de Vatican II ? — + Archidiacre +

Après avoir supprimé la possibilité d’hérésies contenues dans les doctrines annoncées par le Concile Vatican II, nous discuterons de la possibilité d’erreurs graves dans le Magistère conciliaire dans ce qui est imposé avec autorité. De graves erreurs de Vatican II ? — + Archidiacre + Does a Teaching Need to be a Dogma Extraordinarily Proclaimed toContinue reading “De graves erreurs de Vatican II ? — + Archidiacre +”

Bishop Barron and James Martin’s new Book

Yes, Bishop Barron called James Martin a winsome guide. That is wrong. James Martin has clearly left the Catholic Church and is in open heretical beliefs regardless of what current positions he currently holds. Bishop Barron should recall that to be winsome, there is a freshness or ingenuity required. Sin is never new nor freshContinue reading “Bishop Barron and James Martin’s new Book”

Beginning Apologetics San Juan Catholic Seminars

Our local parish used this series for a men’s apologetics group to great success. The series can be a little pricy but it does offer a lot of content. In its 9 booklets you go over how to defend the Trinity to Jehovah Witnesses, answer Muslims, defend the Eucharist and Tradition/Scripture to Protestants and answerContinue reading “Beginning Apologetics San Juan Catholic Seminars”

Vatican II Interpretation Book Review

Perhaps the most popular books on Vatican II events may be What Happened at Vatican II by John W. O’Malley and Vatican II: Renewal Within Tradition ed. by Matthew Lamb and Matthew Levering. Richard John Neuhaus gives us his view on how they present the council and its continuity with the past. https://www.firstthings.com/article/2008/10/what-really-happened-at-vatican-ii If youContinue reading “Vatican II Interpretation Book Review”

Lessons from Thomas Merton for Vatican II: Resentment In the Heart

I want to look at resentment in the heart. Often a lot of this comes up when talking about Vatican II on both sides. Thomas Merton in his New Seeds of Contemplation has an excellent chapter called sentences. In there he goes through one of the problems that can occur in the spiritual life –Continue reading “Lessons from Thomas Merton for Vatican II: Resentment In the Heart”

Scott Hahn and Bad Popes from Reasons to Believe

Some quick responses when the topic of a sinful Pope comes up from Scott Hahn’s book Reasons to Believe. Do Catholics think the Pope is sinless? –No. Most Popes go to confession at least once a week. Peter was a sinner but that did not diminish his authority at all. Do Catholics think that theContinue reading “Scott Hahn and Bad Popes from Reasons to Believe”

St. Monica and The Power of Persistent Prayer

St. Monica and The Power of Persistent Prayer by Mike Aquilina and Mark W. Sullivan is an excellent book. St. Monica has some rough times with St. Augustine. He lived with a concubine and had a child out of what would be considered proper Christian wedlock, he entered into a heretical cult, he even trickedContinue reading “St. Monica and The Power of Persistent Prayer”