Proceedings of the McDonald's Synod

Watchman—Ep. #1: “The Great Tribulation Prophecy”

A conjunction of events took place on April 16,2016 which serves as a prophetic key to understanding current world events. And in a special way, it both predicted and explained the events of the Francis pontificate from the publication of Amoris Laetitia to the worship of Pachamama—a period of exactly 3 1/2 years.

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Join the World’s Largest Dante Reading Club!

I just came across this great opportunity and wanted to share it with all of you. Baylor University is spearheading this free program to read and discuss Dante’s classic poem, The Divine Comedy. The program includes free access to lectures by Dante scholars. If you’re a Catholic like me, you might be a bit wary […]

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Australian Report on Child Abuse Blames Celibacy

  The Australian Royal Commission on Child Abuse just published its final report December 15, 2017. All the headlines are reporting that the Royal Commission blames celibacy, but as this segment from New Walden shows, celibacy shouldn’t be blamed at all.  In this brief twelve-minute video, I provide some sorely needed perspective for the priest […]

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Happy 100th to John Paul the Great

May 21, 2020. [ABOVE PHOTO CREDIT: Public Domain, Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library. From Wikimedia.] Monday was the 100th anniversary of Pope John Paul’s birth. Even while still alive, he was hailed as “the Great.” And although the appellation seems to be falling out of favor these days, I maintain it is more appropriate today than […]

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"No one knows himself except through trial. . . ."

St. Augustine

"11 Wherefore, as I live, says the Lord GOD, surely, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore I will cut you down; my eye will not spare, and I will have no pity."

Ez. 5:11, RSV

The Bible’s Doomsday Clock Strikes Midnight

There is an ancient prophecy, older than Christianity, that says that a particular act of idolatry will provoke God’s wrath and usher in the end times. Many think Pope Francis bit the apple last October. And Australian mega fires, Covid-19, locusts, and monster hornets are causing some to take notice.

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Pope Francis Is Playing with Fire

At the Mass for the opening of the Amazon Synod on October 6th, Pope Francis commented on the recent outbreak of fires in the Amazon rainforest. This is not surprising, given that biblically-minded Christians might be wondering whether the worst Amazon inferno in a decade was a sign of God’s displeasure with the Pope Francis […]

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New Apostolic Exhortation on Amazon Synod Released Today

The much anticipated papal document on the Amazon Synod was published today. Early reports are saying that the document stays away from the controversies that were raised during the synod this past October. The document does not grant permission to the Amazon region to ordain married men, nor does it open a pathway to a […]

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"For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge ... 8 But you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by your instruction... 9 and so I make you despised and abased before all the people...."

Mal. 2: 7–9, RSV

The German Church Has Fallen—Why Is No One Reporting This?

The German bishops have formally rejected the constant teachings of the Catholic faith on sexual morality, teachings that go all the way back to the Apostles and Sacred Scripture. At least that appears to be the case based on a press release from the German Bishop’s Conference of December 5th. LifeSite News has done an […]

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The Catholic News Agency Misrepresented Key Amoris Text

New statement from the German bishops raises questions yet again about the meaning of Amoris Laetitia. Doctrinal Change in Amoris Laetitia? Pardon the use of an apocalyptic mixed metaphor, but Amoris Laetitia has been at the epicenter of a giant firestorm of controversy since its publication in 2016, the fundamental question being this: Does Amoris […]

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J.D. Flynn’s Defense of Vatican Is Indefensible

Is Flynn presenting an argument or merely promoting Vatican propaganda? A Brief Recap If you follow NewWalden, you know that I’ve been covering the publication of a new book by the Vatican’s Pontifical Biblical Commission. Based on excerpts published in la Repubblica, I concluded—I believe fairly and accurately—that the new Vatican book calls into question […]

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