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Questions with Fr. #19: Do Good Things Happen without Prayer, & the Topic of Animals’ Souls

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This week we’ll answer objections that a non-believer may have – that is, why is prayer necessary? Don’t good things happen without it? Also, how do we explain the souls of animals? Support this podcast at sspx.gifts – find Angelus Press, and note “For SSPX Podcast” at checkout.

Questions with Fr. #18: The Ascension from Apostles’ Perspective, & How the First Commandment is Broken

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Three Questions this week: Why was it so “easy” for the Chosen People to betray the First Commandment in the desert, is it wrong to pledge allegiance to something other than God, and why did the angels tell the Apostles not to look up to Heaven after the Ascension?

Questions with Fr. #16: End of Life Questions, and Why Holy “Ghost” not Holy Spirit?

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Fr. Robinson tackles the big questions surrounding life and death: What are ordinary means & extraordinary means, who should make decisions for those who cannot, and should we honor “last wishes”? Also, why do traditional Catholics use “Holy Ghost” not “Holy Spirit”?

Sermon: Laetare Sunday, 3/31/2019 – Fr. Patrick Rutledge

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Laetare Sunday is a moment in the midst of a penitential season during which the Church calls Her children to rejoice. Why? It is all too often that we, as fallen creatures, easily lose sight of the goal, of the purpose for which we are fasting, for which we are striving during Lent. She calls us to re-orient, to remember, and to look up towards our true calling, the path on which is the answer to finding true (not perfect, but true) happiness in this life and in the perfect happiness in the next.

Questions with Fr. #15: The Scapular Promise, Our Lady’s Sadness, Spiritual Direction

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This past December, Father Robinson answered listeners questions submitted via the sspx.org site and our Facebook page regarding Marian practices and the process of picking a spiritual director

Questions with Father #12: Catholic Duties on Voting, Vocation Misconceptions, Modern Holy Days

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Fr. John McFarland discusses when it is sinful not to vote and whether or not abortion trumps all other issues.  Also, Father is passionate about the topic of vocations, and addresses a commonly held misconception. Finally, a listener asks why Epiphany is no longer a Holy Day?

Questions with Father #11: Organ Donation & Communion in the Hand – What’s the Problem?

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Listeners ask why Catholics pray to saints instead of just to God. Also, why has the Church historically had a problem with organ donation? And if there are such problems with the Novus Ordo Mass, why is Communion in the hand a big deal?

The Greatest Schism in 1,000 Years? News and a Review of the Eastern Churches

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We talk with the Assistant Editor of Angelus Press, Mr. Gabriel Sanchez about this shocking news from the East.  While it may be too early to call the Moscow Patriarchate’s move a formal schism, it is expected that the other self-governing Orthodox churches around the world will begin choosing sides soon enough, perhaps leading to an unraveling of Orthodoxy’s confederate-style governing model.

Questions with Father #10: Defending Latin Mass & What Are We Bound to Believe in Genesis?

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During this episode, we ask Father how can we counter the argument: Popes throughout history have changed the Latin Mass – why can’t it be done now? As well, a curious dispute between Fr. Robinson and another Catholic organization…

Fr. Laisney: Why we need Suffering to live as a Catholic

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From Wanganui, New Zealand, Fr. Laisney delivers a sermon on the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, 2018, on the importance of suffering, and discusses the great upcoming feasts this month.

Interview: James Vogel – Angelus Press, Its History, and the Importance of Conference 2018

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In this episode: we speak with the editor of Angelus Press, Mr. James Vogel about the upcoming Angelus Press Conference in Kansas City, Oct. 12-14, and its exciting topics, as well as the history of Angelus Press.  http://angeluspress.org/conference

Questions with Father 9: Is There Anything Good Since Vat. II? Why is the Rosary Repetitive, and Why Not Luminous Mysteries?

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In this conversation with Fr. Paul Robinson, recorded on August 31, 2018, we talked about why we say the Rosary the way we do.  Isn’t it really repetitive? And why does the SSPX not support the addition of the Luminous Mysteries?  Also, we revisit two past questions in more detail: Has there been anything good to come from the last 50 years of the Church, and how would Father categorize recent pontificates using his “Episdetometer”?

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The Greatest Sacrament – The Holy Eucharist: Fr. DeLallo, 1985

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In this second part of a 2-night conference delivered in St. Mary’s, KS in 1985, Fr. Stephen DeLallo discusses in depth the importance of prayer, how to grow in it, and how we can use it in order to live our Faith more fully.

Questions with Father 8: Confessions in the Novus Ordo, Problems with Extreme Unction, Picking the Wrong Vocation

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In a conversation with Fr. Paul Robinson, we discuss the importance of seeking out a priest for Confession when one is in danger of death, what one can do if they feel they have picked the wrong vocation, and the issues facing the sacraments in today’s Catholic Church, specifically Extreme Unction.

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Questions with Father 7: Morality of Tattoos, Fear of Confession, Father’s Reading List

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In this episode, we speak with Fr. Frank Kurtz, who is stationed at Queen of Angels in Dickinson, TX, which suffered massive flooding last August. He Spoke with us about tattoos, the fear of Confession, and his suggestions for a good Catholic reading list:

Questions with Father 6: Epilepsy as Impediment to Priesthood, Statements from Pope Francis

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Fr. Robinson discusses how to correlate Modernism with the study of Epistemology, as well as correlating our Faith with problematic statements from the Vatican, and impediments to a vocation.

Questions with Father 5: The Church’s Role in Education in the Middle Ages, Controlling God with Sin, Justice of Limbo

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In this week’s episode with Fr. Robinson, Questions from listeners on: the often-overlooked history of the Church’s leading role as a scientific mind in the Middle Ages, how God allows sin – aren’t we “controlling” Him? And how can God say He wants all to be saved, if babies, through no fault of their own, are in Limbo?

Questions with Father 4: Does the Church weigh in on Cosmology, Questions about Veiling, Teen Internet Use

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In this episode with Fr. Paul Robinson, a reader of his book, the Realist Guide to Religion and Science asked if the Church has an official stance on Geocentricism vs. Heliocentricism. In addition, we discuss whether ladies’ veiling is a custom or an obligation, and how parents should treat teens’ use of the internet and computer in the home.

Dr. Brian McCall, Catholic Family News: Can A Catholic Serve in the Military?

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Dr. McCall is now the editor of Catholic Family News following the death of Mr. John Vennari. We spoke with him on the topic of Just Wars.  For more information on this topic, visit angeluspress.org and see the War Symposium CD Box Set.

Questions with Father 2: Internal Spirit of Prayer, Work / Life Balance, New Canonizations

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Episode 2 of “Questions with Father” touches on living in the world but not of it, and how the SSPX views canonizations, specifically those of Maximillian Kolbe vs. John Paul II.  The articles Father references:
http://www.angelusonline.org/index.php?section=articles&subsection=show_article&article_id=3248 

Questions with Father 1: The Realists Guide to Religion & Science, Mental Health

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Episode 1 of “Questions with Father,” with Fr. Paul Robinson. Our first conversation has poor audio quality – future episodes have been improved! This episode discusses Father’s new book, as well as the priests’ role in helping those with addiction and mental health issues.

Weekly News Update: Coliseum Turns Blood Red, Why Sepulchre Closed, Ancient Painting

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This week we look at an ancient work of Catholic art created by Aztecs, three Catholic sites of martyrdom around the world that turned blood red, and the conflict around closing the Church of the Holy Sepulcher out of protest to new taxes being imposed in Jerusalem.

Museum in Auch, France Lends America’s Oldest Christian Painting to the USA

One of the most ancient examples of Christian art from the Americas was created in 1539 by Aztecs for Franciscan missionaries in Mexico. This image depicts a Eucharistic miracle of the sixth century that took place during a pontifical Mass of Saint Gregory the Great. The miracle occurred in response to the those present who doubted that the bread and wine actually became the Body and Blood of Christ. The image utilizes Aztec techniques of featherwork to beautifully depict this Eucharistic miracle and testifies to the very beginnings of the apostolic efforts in Mexico by the Franciscans. This masterpiece is currently on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for one year and has been on display since February 26th, 2018.
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The Coliseum Lit Up in Red, Signifying the Blood of Persecuted Christians

On Saturday, February 24th at 6:00 p.m., the Coliseum in Rome as well as Churches in Iraq and Syria were lit up in red. This was done “so that the world might open its eyes” about the persecutions against Christians around the globe. Present at the event was a Nigerian Catholic woman abducted in August 2014, during an attack by the Islamic military group – Boko Haram.  While captive she was tortured, abused, and sold as a slave – a direct result of her refusal to abandon her Catholic Faith. Eventually, by the grace of God she escaped and was invited to Rome to tell her story and increase awareness of Christian persecution in the world today.
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Why Christian Communities in the Holy Land Closed the Holy Sepulcher

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built on the site of Christ’s tomb, was closed on February 25th, 2018. This decision was in response to a new city-tax levied on the Holy Site. These sacred sites were long exempt from municipal taxes but recently the mayor of Jerusalem attempted to collect over $180 million dollars in what was referred to as “back taxes”. The site was only closed for a few days and was open again in time for Easter as the mayor reacted by backtracking his tax plan – although he is still attempting to push some new form of taxation in the future.
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