Interview 032 — Fr. Ripperger on the Multi-verse, time, transgenderism, Silence and a modern syllabus of errors

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ripperger_pipeFr. Chad Ripperger joins us again for a wide ranging discussion of topics in Philosophy and Theology ranging from the Multi-verse and Time to transgenderism, Martin Scorsese’s film Silence, and Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s call for a new Syllabus of Errors to condemn errors in Ecclesiology and the misappropriation of the term “Priesthood of the Laity”.


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Episode Notes

Dr. Strange and the Multi-verse
Aristotelian notion of Time
Einstein’s letter to Bohr
Kant’s notion of Time
String Theory
Now 58 “genders”
Council of Vienne defines the Soul is the substantial form of the body:
“We condemn as erroneous and opposed to Catholic truth every doctrine and opinion that rashly asserts that the substance of the rational, intellectual soul is not truly and by its own nature the form of the human body.” DZ 481.
Martin Scorsese’s Silence
Martyrs of Nagasaki
First Translation of St. Alphonsus’ Moral Theology into English
Latin Mass Magazine Article on Praying with Non-Catholics
Bishop Athanasius Schneider interview in a Polish daily
Pope John Paul II on why the divorced and remarried cannot receive communion:
“However, the Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried. They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist. Besides this, there is another special pastoral reason: if these people were admitted to the Eucharist, the faithful would be led into error and confusion regarding the Church’s teaching about the indissolubility of marriage.” -Familiaris Consortio, no. 84.
St. John Fisher’s Defence of the Priesthood
Ordinatio Sacerdotalis of Pope John Paul II

10 thoughts on “Interview 032 — Fr. Ripperger on the Multi-verse, time, transgenderism, Silence and a modern syllabus of errors

  1. Pingback: Interview 032 — Fr. Ripperger on the Multi-verse, time, transgenderism, Silence and a modern syllabus of errors | Solutio Problematis Omnes (aka "The Catholic Linker")

  2. Sean McAskill

    Hello. My Protestant wife wishes to convert but the classes are long and this is a difficult obstacle for a homeschooling mother of four young children.
    A) she says the rosary with us should she not?
    B) any recommendations for “fast tracking” RCIA
    (Also I suspect she’s more solid than some around the nation teaching those classes so it would be nice if there were just a test)

    1. rubens7 Post author

      I meant to respond to this earlier but did not have the chance.
      A) Yes, because she is a catechumen. She has right faith. If she was validly baptized then the only thing lacking is the formal recognition by the Church. If not then she is in what Bellarmine calls the soul of the Church but not the body, provided she means to embrace right faith and has charity for Christ combined with contrition for her sins.
      B) See if you can work anything out with the pastor. If that is a dead end, try and see if there is a traditional parish around, regardless of whether it is FSSP, ICKSP or a Diocesan TLM, they will (in my experience) take the time to examine the needs of the person and then determine whether classes and that sort are necessary.

  3. Joseph

    Would, say, prayer before a meal (e.g., at a banquet of some sort) constitute the same problem as a Catholic praying in a non-Catholic church? I would assume so since it involves potentially praying with those who do not have correct belief. I am asking for clarification, however, since it is taking place in a secular context instead of within the circumstance of a non-Catholic church or service.

    If one should refrain from praying, then, is it acceptable to not participate, but be physically present and say the Catholic prayer before meals to oneself (or maybe a Hail Mary, etc.)?


  4. annedanielson

    It is important to note that this moment in Time is the same moment of Time on every point of Space in God’s Universe.
    Time exists in relationship with Space, for from the moment God set The Universe in motion, with Time, God’s Universe is expanding.

    1. rubens7 Post author

      That doesn’t follow; it is not necessary that the universe is expanding because it is in motion or because time continues. You assume that the universe must expand proportionate to the increase of time and that begs the question.


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