Sunday, December 9, 2018

Vatican II and the Will of God

On this edition of What Catholics Believe, Tom and Fr. Jenkins discuss:  What is the difference between the active will of God and the passive will of God?  • What is the ‘Oath Against Modernism’?  • Is the ‘Oath Against Modernism’ binding upon successive popes?  • Can an encyclical be overturned by a later pope?  • Was Vatican II the result of God withholding his graces?  • What was the Miracle on the Vistula?  • How was ‘Humanae Vitae’ a restatement of previous Church teachings?  • How was ‘Humanae Vitae’ also different from previous Church teachings?  • Why do the members of the Novus Ordo have a myriad of views on morals?  • Lastly, Fr. Jenkins shares a few spiritual thoughts on preparation for the season of Advent.

Holy Day Sermon Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Questions: A Vigano conspiracy? Pope Leo XIII OK’s cocaine?

We return to the email inbox on this episode of What Catholics Believe. Among the many questions examined and answered: • Is it possible that Vigano is an actor and his letter was staged? • How does one go about rejecting the Novus Ordo and by whose authority? • What is a Catholic to do when they have no traditional Catholic priest available? • How to answer those whom have the approach that being quasi-traditional is better than nothing? • If it is sinful for one to smoke marijuana, wouldn’t it be logical to conclude it would also be sinful to use cocaine even if it were consumed in a drink? • In the Gospels are there more references by Our Lord, Jesus the Christ, to heaven or hell?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Questions: Negative talk - when forbidden, when required?

On this episode of What Catholics Believe, Tom and Fr. Jenkins return to the email inbox and they discuss:  • How to approach immodesty in the Pro-Life movement.  • The primary purpose of marriage as explained in the Catechism of the Council of Trent.  • What is the difference between gossiping and sharing grievances with a trustworthy confidant?

Sisci: Is the clergy abuse crisis good for Francis and the Church?

Excerpts are read from, ‘Viganò, a blessing in disguise for Francis’ written by Francesco Sisci and Fr. Jenkins offers further commentary. This provident article was published online on September 5th, 2018 by Settimana News and can be read at this link:

Friday, November 16, 2018

Is Sedevacantism Really Untenable?

On this episode of What Catholics Believe, Tom and Fr. Jenkins return to the email inbox and discuss:  • Why is no one commenting on or seems to be concerned that Abp. Viganò is in hiding for fear of his life.  • The illogic of Peter Kwasniewski’s article, “Why the troubles of this pontificate do not point to sedevacantism”  • Michael Matt’s wrong statement, ‘the problem isn’t modernism but apostasy!’  • How is Pius X’s reform of the Breviary (Divino afflatu) any different from the reforms of the Novus Ordo?

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Is Viganò’s life in danger?

This episode of What Catholics Believe opens with a discussion between Tom and Fr. Jenkins about Abp. Viganò: — Why is the story fading? — Why isn’t anyone reporting that Viganò is in hiding because he fears for his life? — Where is the media in all of this?  The show then proceeds to Fr. Jenkins answering questions from the email inbox: — What is the future of the Roman Catholic Church?  — What are the differences between the Novus Ordo Missae and the Traditional Latin Mass? — Why is communion given under only one species in the Traditional Latin Mass when the Novus Ordo, Orthodox, Protestants, et al. give both?