Ben Butera

The Pope: Rock or Stumbling-Block?

I recently ran across this reflection about “popes” from Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (B16, now Pope Emeritus)… “We have grown accustomed to making a clear distinction between Peter the rock and Peter the denier of Christ—the denier of Christ: that is

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As Clear As Glass

    Oakes Spalding over at Mahound’s Paradise has some harsh words for some of the pillars of the New Church: And of course they know that. Do you think Archbishop Cupich believes in the Real Presence? Yeah, sure he does.

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What-if-the-Pope-Game Becomes Horrible Reality

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide

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Shea & I: A Follow-Up

I have a new piece up at Crisis regarding libertarianism and heresy inspired by a post on Mark Shea’s blog. Since I post there under my actual name, and since the reasons I had for writing under a pen name have largely

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Three Days of Darkness Begins

That tribute to all things heretical, the annual Religious Education Conference of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, is underway.  Father Z gives us the details: The Religious Ed Conference is being perpetrated in Los Angeles. Watch LIVE…. it’s a hoot.  Right

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A Heresy in Education (or An Education in Heresy)

“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Eloquent though he may be, Benjamin Franklin would have done well to add “heresy” to his infamous pair of unavoidable realities. Philosophical preconceptions once condemned by the Church have an

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Benedict Brings the Hammer on Heretics

Michael Voris reviews Pope Benedict’s speech from last weekend. To view RealCatholicTV click here. For RealCatholicTV’s The Vortex click here. For the RealCatholicTV YouTube Channel click here.

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Footprints

From the brilliant Paul Nichols at Catholic Cartoon Blog.  Hattip to my friend Paul Zummo, the Cranky Conservative.

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Bishop Sheen on Fatima

The things that you find on the internet!  Bishop Sheen gives a brilliant exposition of the miracle of Fatima. Bishop Sheen believed that our Lady of Fatima would lead to the conversion of Islam.  Here are his thoughts on that

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Athanasius Contra Mundum

Saint Athanasius, a Doctor of the Church, and the foremost defender of the divinity of Christ, is one of the key figures in the history of the Faith.  His era, the Fourth Century, was a time period of turbulent change, not

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Advent and Anti-Christ, Part I

Prior to his conversion to Catholicism, John Henry Cardinal Newman, soon to be Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman,  preached in 1835 a series of Advent Sermons on the Anti-Christ.  I have always found them extremely intriguing, and I am going to present them on

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