If there is one video you watch this month, watch this one! The time is now to save your souls and the souls of others.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
Watch this important episode where the Papal Posse looks at the Vigano testimony and the state of the Church one year later.
Posted by James Bellisario at 6:22 AM
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
We hear faithful Catholics often talking about waiting for the bad generation to die off, who are typically liberal. What we don't often talk about is how those faithful Catholics of the same generation who were trained in Thomistic philosophy and theology are also going to be gone very soon. There are less and less clergy who are still alive who were ordained with the Latin Mass. I have been blessed to know a couple and I am grateful for the wealth of knowledge they have given me. As much as I value reading, there is no substitute for receiving the tradition first person, handed on directly from those who were living the Catholic faith, fueled by solid Thomistic theology.
Finding ourselves in very confusing times in the Church, I try and hand on what they taught me, often using the same explanations and examples that they gave me. The fact is, there are many young men and women who desire to live the traditional Catholic faith, yet even well read they are deficient in their theological and philosophical knowledge. Books alone are not enough. If you are a faithful Catholic not old enough to remember what the Church was like before Vatican II, seek out a faithful priest who is, and learn from them while you can! The living traditional Catholic generation is almost gone, seek out their wisdom while there is still time.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Contrary to popular opinion these days of the many theologians who claim the Church has never endorsed a particular school of theology, the theology of Saint Thomas has been officially endorsed by the Church on more than one occasion. In fact, if you truly believe in the Church's defined dogma of Transubstantiation at Trent, then you must hold to the Thomistic theological view. With the continuing loss of faith concerning this dogma, I thought it would be an opportune time to put this paper out. In my opinion, we need to see more theological works with sourced documentation in the Catholic blogosphere, so here is my small contribution. This post is an expanded version of a term paper I wrote a couple of years ago. All sources are listed at the end of the paper. It's quite long so you may want to print this one out! Keep the faith and pass it along. God bless!
Transubstantiation and the Necessity of Thomistic Theology
Matthew J. Bellisario
Oct 19, 2017
"The chief doctrines of St. Thomas' philosophy cannot be regarded as mere opinions—which anyone might discuss pro and con, but rather as a foundation on which all science of both natural and divine things rests. If they are taken away, or perverted in any way, then this necessarily follows: that the students of sacred studies will not perceive even the meaning of those words whereby the divinely revealed dogmas are uttered by the teaching of the Church."
(Pope Pius X, Doctoris Angelici, June 29, 1914)