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Deep Problem

The problems of the Newchurch go back to the late Middle Ages. Vatican II was merely the end of a long process.

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Free-will Valued

God wishes no man’s damnation, but men’s freely choosing Heaven or Hell is too precious to be overridden by his omnipotence.

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More Cheerful

If a soul understands how God prefers quality to quantity, it could almost wish the chaos of today’s world were still worse.

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Peril Eternal

For any human being to achieve eternal salvation may be a hazardous undertaking, but free choices greatly increase or decrease the hazards.

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Reading Pagans

Pagan classical authors are worth reading because they can testify quite independently of the Church to the universe’s moral structure and order.

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Few Elect?

Free-will’s inclination to sense delights accounts for the damnation of numberless souls, but also for God’s Paradise being no little reward.

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Truth Liberates

The ugliness of modern art argues for God’s existence. God is not a policeman, but a liberator of the good in man.

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Motu Proprio – I

To a doubting French journalist the author of “Eleison Comments” expresses confidence that the imminent Motu Proprio will do much good.

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Motu Proprio – II

Indeed, it both declares that the Tridentine Mass was never banned, and permits Latin rite priests to use it, whenever and wherever.

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The Cinema

By overloading our eyes and ears, said Kafka, the cinema overwhelms our minds. Minds being overwhelmed means that lies triumph.

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“Pascendi” – I

In his outstanding Encyclical of 100 years ago, Pius X nailed the deadly error of modern times: minds’ independence from their object.

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