Sunday, October 30, 2016

True Obedience: The Mark of A Faithful Catholic Part A: Introduction

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I have not been idle during 'retirement' and I've managed to eek out enough time to write an article on obedience.  Obviously this is a continuation of the original series on obedience ( For a summary - please see the original post here).

As the article is quite long, I will be publishing the article in a series of posts over the next few weeks.

My intention was to deeply examine the thought of the Church and St. Thomas Aquinas on obedience.

I began with the Catechism of the Council of Trent and moved to question 104 of the second part of the second part of the Summa Theologica.

Short conclusions:

  • Don't dis obedience (pun intended)
  • Don't throw St. Thomas under the bus because of Pope Francis


References



Liber contra impugnantes Dei cultum et religionem

Works of St. Thomas Aquinas

Summa Theologica - Obedience

Summa Theologica - Disobedience

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Catholic Church and the Rule of Law- Part II: Dr. John Lamont

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This is the second article from Dr. Lamont from his lecture given in May 2014.


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Source Part A: Society of St. Hugh of Cluny
Source Part B: Society of St. Hugh of Cluny

8 May2014
The Catholic Church and the Rule of Law- Part II

By John Lamont

To understand how the Jesuit conception of obedience departed from earlier conceptions, it is helpful to compare it with the teaching of St. Thomas on obedience. The fundamental difference between the two is that St. Thomas considers the proper object of obedience to be the precept of the superior (2a2ae q. 104 a. 2 co., ad 3). Obedience that seeks to forestall the expressed will of the superior does not bear on what the superior wants or thinks in general, but only on what the superior intends to command. St. Ignatius’s lowest degree of obedience, which he does not consider to be virtuous, is thus what St. Thomas considers to be the only form of obedience. St. Thomas holds that St. Ignatius’s alleged higher forms of obedience do not fall under the virtue of obedience at all:
For Seneca says (De Beneficiis iii): “It is wrong to suppose that slavery falls upon the whole man: for the better part of him is excepted.” His body is subjected and assigned to his master but his soul is his own. Consequently in matters touching the internal movement of the will man is not bound to obey his fellow-man, but God alone. (2a2ae q. 104 a. 5 co.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Catholic Church and the Rule of Law – Part I: Dr. John Lamont

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Is a Traditional Catholic who abandons the doctrine of the Catholic Church - are they truly worthy of the name of Catholic?

This is why it is important to understand Catholic Doctrine so we don't knowingly abandon it!

This is a lecture provided by Dr. Lamont that touches on the topic of obedience.

Obedience is one key to emerging from this crisis.

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Source Part A: Society of St. Hugh of Cluny
Source Part B: Society of St. Hugh of Cluny


8 May 2014
The Catholic Church and the Rule of Law – Part I

By John Lamont

(Lecture given in New York on Friday, April 4, 2014)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Conference given by Bp. Fellay, October 8, 2016, Port-Marly (France)

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With the news that Bishop Fellay met both the Pope and the CDF on Oct 13th, this conference is definitely timely.

I know that this will cause concern in more than one quarter and for that reason I will be publishing another series on obedience started at the end of the month.

... I know I'm retired, but the obedience series is something that I've being pondering for a long time.

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Courtesy of DICI

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Amoris Laetitia and anything goes

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In the Catholic Church today there appears to be an 'anything goes' attitude.

Sacrilegious communions: No problem if you're a protestant, Catholic divorcee living in sin etc.

Heretics: Hey we love you and by the way:

“It is not lawful to convince others of your faith. Proselytism is the most potent venom against the ecumenical journey.” (onepeterfive)

Faithful Catholics who mention the glaring problems: Now just hold on a second ...

VoxCantor: Bergoglian-mafiosi-is-taking-action

Monday, October 3, 2016

Prayers Please

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Dear Tradicat Readers,

A friend is in a hospital in Korea undergoing tests.

Please keep him in your prayers - especially that the ailment be neither serious nor life threatening!

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