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Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
« Reply #60 on: September 07, 2018, 01:43:49 AM »
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    Struthio said:
    I don't see any living saint. 

    How far does your vision reach?
    Is it necessary for a saint to be a public or well-known figure, and so to be visible?
    How many faithful are being persecuted, tortured for their faith in lands outside America?

    By the way St Pio was never an Novus Ordo priest, and he is not a Novus Ordo saint either, regardless of who canonised him.
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    A living saint (in the sense of living in this world) is one who cannot yet possibly have the stamp of approval by the Church as a saint. That doesn’t mean one cannot recognise  one. I myself, I have no doubt, have experienced living with two saints. There are others who are hidden from us.

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #61 on: September 07, 2018, 06:37:43 AM »
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  • My favorite part is where I thank myself for my time.  :laugh1:
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #62 on: September 07, 2018, 08:01:38 AM »
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  • Matthew, why does your forum have like and dislike options?

    In my experience it allows a kind of bullying of opinions,
    especially with regard to comments on the SSPX and the Resistance.

    All one needs is half a dozen 'get lost' hits for someone to move on to a different subject thinking their opinion is not wanted or needed.

    Surely a forum, especially a Catholic one, should allow debate on a subject to decide if it has merit or not, and not be allowed put down by annonomous persons clicking on 'dislike.'

    That said Matthew, many thanks for allowing debate on subjects that other Catholic forums will ban you for bringing them up. 

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #63 on: September 07, 2018, 12:03:48 PM »
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  • Quote from: Nadir
    How far does your vision reach?
    Is it necessary for a saint to be a public or well-known figure, and so to be visible?
    How many faithful are being persecuted, tortured for their faith in lands outside America?

    By the way St Pio was never an Novus Ordo priest, and he is not a Novus Ordo saint either, regardless of who canonised him.
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    A living saint (in the sense of living in this world) is one who cannot yet possibly have the stamp of approval by the Church as a saint. That doesn’t mean one cannot recognise  one. I myself, I have no doubt, have experienced living with two saints. There are others who are hidden from us.

    I don't say that there are no saints living on earth today or no martyrs dying for Christ today. Also, I don't mind people who recognize saints. I just don't think it is a duty to do so.
    It is absurd to imagine that he who is outside can command in the Church — Leo XIII., Satis Cognitum, 1896

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #64 on: September 08, 2018, 07:17:03 AM »
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  • Great interview Matthew, I've been reading your forum for years now, so what you presented was pretty much what I knew about you already, although I've learned some of the more intricacies of  some of your beliefs, like the "Flat Earth" nonsense (which I believe, even with my limited knowledge is preposterous) or the "Moon-landing hoax", which, I gotta admit, some things just don't add up (Like why the hell haven't we've gone back in almost half a century?), but I do have some of my own assumptions based on the evidence at hand. However, I digress into the interview.

    While I'm not SSPX or Sede (which I believe many are loons), I do sympathize with both camps at times and lean more with the Lefebvre-ites who have a valid case against the "Romans". But, I will admit, I haven't enough knowledge about the whole situation. I do consider myself a "trad" Catholic and will only attend the TLM in the "Conciliar" Church how you put it. I don't have time to go into the how and why I still attend Mass in these conciliar churches, but I'm a few years older than you and remember a time when the "NO" was a lot more conservative, just after the effects of VII begun taking place in my local parish and Catholic school I attended, so with the Summorum Pontificum that Benedict issued over a decade ago, held out hope for me to return to the  pre-VII days of old, which is where I am now, so to speak.

    Also, I absolutely agree with your positions on the "Crisis" and "Sede" issue. You pretty much nailed it.

    As for this;

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    All who can rationally discuss with other Traditional Catholics are welcome.
    I couldn't agree more. Especially the key word "rationally". I really can't deal with a bunch of zealous, irrational nutters.

    There's enough of them on the other "trad" Catholic forums out there.

    Speaking of which, we do have something in common as we were both "banned" from FE years ago, probably about the same time over pretty much the same damn issues with the femi-nazis and closeted (or not) sodomites infesting that place. which to me was a shame, because they had some pretty good reads there at one time and Quis actually turned me on to your site because of my more "controversial" opinions and worldviews on things like race, the jews and anti-sodomite issues. Seems that almost the whole Internet is absoultuely terrorized over the mere "discussion" of these topics, which just goes to show you, ((who)) realy is running the show on the Web these days.

    Anyway, again, great interview, and I really appreciate you site and how you handle yourself as a moderator, thanks for the oppourtunity for other Trads to have a place for sane, sound  reasonable dicussion, debate and conversation. (without the threat of KGB-like retaliation)

    I'll comment more on your interview as time permits.


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    « Reply #65 on: September 10, 2018, 02:01:43 PM »
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  • I'm quite pleased that you decided to produce & post the interview.

    It partially resolves a pet peeve I have: Web sites that have no page devoted to what the Web site is about.  My peeve resulted from my years of providing a separate Web page (i.e., not a mere side-bar) that lists external Web sites (e.g., CathInfo).  After presenting my own comments on each, which might be a mixture of laudatory-vs.-critical [#], it seems only fair that I link to a single Web page on that external site that presents its owner's, moderator's, or webmaster's own claims, goals, or other summary material.  So as considered for  CathInfo, that would be a page where you might discuss your Web site's history and current significance to the Resistance, summarize the establishment of your St. Dominic chapel, and link to the </about> pages of Bp. Williamson and each of those whom he consecrated.  It's a Web-page suitable for more content than would seem advisable nowadays (if exercising the "further review" of the season) to still be squeezing into each & every header or footer on CathInfo.

    Alas, a disappointly high proportion of quite useful external Web-sites provide no such Web-page.  But when provided, it would preferably be maintained as a static page, e.g., <www.cathinfo.com/about/>, to be kept free from extraneous content, including any & all follow-on discussion.  Providing such a page has been customary on a wide variety of Web-sites for well more than a decade--if not 2.  If & when you were to decide that you omitted important content that ought to be presented about yourself as moderator, or your site overall, just edit it in (then also please update that static page to display a conspicuous revision-date, preferably near the top, not the bottom, of the page).

    I really do not want that page, when on, e.g., a Catholic Web-site, to be cluttered with changeable content, e.g., a schedule of chapel Masses & sacraments, a saint-of-the-day biography, nor latest news from Menzingen or the Vatican; such content can easily be provided on a Web-site's main page if one believes he must, but better yet, on separate Web-pages, e.g., <www.cathinfo.com/schedule/> or <www.cathinfo.com/chapel/>, <www.cathinfo.com/todays-saint/>, or <www.cathinfo.com/news/> (all 3 now hypothetical).

    To satisfy readers eager to see the discussion that followed your original posting, you would simply link the static page to this topic as posted at <https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/interview-with-matthew-the-moderator/>.

    Please keep in mind that I opened this reply by expressing approval of your interview posting.  I know fully well that I have no standing to change anything about the organization of CathInfo.  But I would like to believe that a fellow "Software Developer" would grant favorable consideration to the logic & merit of what I'm recommending.  And I have no doubt that you already know technically how to make it happen.

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #66 on: September 11, 2018, 04:33:06 PM »
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  • Now that I know what Matthew looks like, I must say that it doesn't match up with what I imagined him to look like.  I imagined him looking like the guy in the red shirt in the picture I am posting.

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #67 on: September 15, 2018, 12:37:45 PM »
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  • Question for Matthew:

    Asked this on another thread, but maybe you missed it.

    You said you grew up with Bp. Slupski.

    If you consider him to be a legitimate bishop, wouldn't you then also consider Bp. Trinh to be legitimate? 


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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #68 on: September 15, 2018, 02:53:57 PM »
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  • Question for Matthew:

    Asked this on another thread, but maybe you missed it.

    You said you grew up with Bp. Slupski.

    If you consider him to be a legitimate bishop, wouldn't you then also consider Bp. Trinh to be legitimate?

    1. I didn't "grow up with him" -- that makes it sound like we were schoolyard pals. He was considerably older than me :)
    He was ordained about 15 years before I was even born.

    2. He isn't a legitimate bishop anymore, since he is deceased. RIP+

    3. I have no reason to consider him NOT legitimate, no more or less than any other Thuc-line bishop.

    4. I didn't witness his consecration, so I can't really speak to its validity with any authority. I don't talk about anything and everything regardless of ignorance or knowledge. When I open my mouth, it means I know what I'm talking about and I'm certain about something. That keeps it simple for readers.

    5. The validity of his consecration doesn't affect me at all, since I don't attend Mass in that part of the country (the Midwest, specifically Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio), nor in the Sedevacantist milieu that Bp. Petko, Fr. Ramolla, etc. exist in. Almost everything Bp. Slupski ever did only affected the Midwest. I no longer live in that part of the country.

    6. As far as I know, Bp. Trinh is legitimate -- again, I just don't know. He is currently on another secret sabbatical (his last un-announced sabbatical lasted 2 years), so even those who live by one of his chapels (specifically, the one near Austin, TX) don't attend his Masses at the moment.
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #69 on: September 15, 2018, 06:14:51 PM »
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  • Now that I know what Matthew looks like, I must say that it doesn't match up with what I imagined him to look like.  I imagined him looking like the guy in the red shirt in the picture I am posting.
    A while back ago, Matthew put up a thread for all who wanted to participate put up their picture, he assured us he would delete the thread after a bit, it was just there so we can see what each of us looked like.  It was fun and surprising since as you say, most of the time no one looked as they were imagined.  Maybe that is the way life is, others see us differently than we really are, not only in looks but personality too.  

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #70 on: August 13, 2019, 06:15:32 PM »
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  • CathInfo is a blessing to all of us out here needing of a forum to vent our frustrations and offer support to each other.  Thank you for creating this, Matthew.  I am glad a good Catholic referred me to it. 
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #71 on: August 16, 2019, 11:49:39 PM »
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  • I enjoyed your interview, Matthew, and it makes me feel hopeful about being a member of this forum.

    I have a question:

    Are you familiar with the works of Maria Valtorta, and do you have an opinion?

    Thank you.
    And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #72 on: Yesterday at 01:06:54 AM »
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  • I enjoyed your interview, Matthew, and it makes me feel hopeful about being a member of this forum.

    I have a question:

    Are you familiar with the works of Maria Valtorta, and do you have an opinion?



    https://www.cathinfo.com/the-library/preparations-for-the-passion-from-the-poem-of-the-man-god-by-maria-valtorta/msg646314/#msg646314



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    I'm completely neutral on the book myself. It's not my position to censor controversial works, however. This is NOT cut and dried, like a work tainted with Modernism (the works of a Vatican II theologian, for example). Just like I'm not going to try to prevent every sin from being committed on CathInfo. I can't control everyone's Free Will. All I can do is encourage virtue, discourage vice and bad behavior, encourage love of truth, and leave everyone free (as God does) to pass the test of life -- or not. 

    When I see a filthy lie, I remove it. When I see flagrant uncharitable behavior, I chastise/moderate/ban. But do I miss some venial sins against charity committed right here on this forum? Of course. But God lets us all live despite committing sin. "The just man falls seven times a day." Apparently the good we do outweighs the evil, or the world would end today.

    2 Corinthians 4:3-4

    And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #73 on: Yesterday at 10:05:00 PM »
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  • Thank you so much, trad123. The only thing I saw when I searched was some long condemnations quoting critics who have already been addressed most thoroughly.  I love this work and have read the 15,000 pages and I reread them often.  I took the time to read the Valtorta quote in your link because I love to see what others, who also love this work, choose to share, out of so very much to choose from.

     I know there is split between SSPXers on it and I don't want to get into that. I have read the arguments against and they are very well addressed elsewhere. I was wondering how I could post Valtorta quotes here when I am so moved to do so, without critics rushing in for a fight, and I see that the library section is the place to do that. A good place to read probably!

    I gather that Bsp.Wmson is a proponent of these works but I know little of Wmson... except that he is controversial, well loved or well-condemned.  It seems to me, as an SSPX outsider, that many times SSPXers take a hardline approach to their opinions. Which is why I like what Matthew says about his approach here, a lot.
    And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

     

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