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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn: Sophist in Chief

by Christopher A. Ferrara
July 25, 2017

Sophistry is the use of subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation to mislead the hearer. Perhaps sophistry is too generous a description of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s defense of the idea, introduced into the Church via Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia (AL), that people living in “second marriages” condemned by Our Lord Himself as adultery can receive absolution and Holy Communion while continuing to live as if they were married and indulging in the marital act. Schönborn’s arguments are not particularly subtle and could be refuted by any well-catechized child. But let us give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he is a sophist as opposed to someone who simply makes patently ridiculous arguments.

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Revolution: A Beast with No Master

Revolutions succeed by violence. When an impasse is reached between the old order and the emergent new one, violence follows. Discussion, compromise and reform are deemed impossible: the differences represented by both sides are too radical. Destruction of the enemy is then seen as the only path to resolution.

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BREAKING NEWS: CARDINAL BURKE CALLS FOR THE PROPER CONSECRATION OF RUSSIA

May 19, 2017

The Fatima Center rejoices at Cardinal Raymond Burke's call for the proper consecration of Russia by the Pope and all the Catholic bishops of the world “in accord with Her [Our Lady's] explicit instruction,” asking the faithful the world over to “work for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

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THE POPE, THE BISHOPS AND THE PEOPLE OF ROME
ARE BEING WARNED:
TIME IS RUNNING OUT! OBEY OUR LADY NOW!

Our Lady’s Apostolate is engaged in an all-out campaign in Rome to make the urgency of obeying Our Lady of Fatima known! We are using every form of media at our disposal. Billboards throughout the city urge the Pope and the bishops to act now to avert the terrible suffering Our Lady prophesied. We are also using trotters, which are mobile billboards (trucks which drive around the city) to make people in every neighborhood aware that we have reached a critical point in the history of the Fatima prophecies: we must either obey or face the prospect of “the annihilation of nations” Our Lady foretold!

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Making the Five First Saturdays and the 1st Saturday Meditation Manual

Dear Friend of Our Lady,

“Most important in the First Saturday devotions is the fervor with which we perform them, specifically as acts of reparation for sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary”. Father Gruner, 2014.

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