Father Chad Ripperger

Lavabis Me

Sparrow
I have enjoyed his lectures, even though they are overly psychological and scientific. This is a good one:

In what way do you think they're overly psychological and scientific?

I've downloaded the audio portion of his talks (about 50 of them) and listen while I'm working out, instead of the rock music of my younger days. I've found quite by accident that one of the benefits of doing this is that it hammers-home the point that as human beings, we are form (soul) and matter (body) as I engage both mind and muscle together.

So if you mean that he's overly scientific by talking about psychological and biological issues that effect us, I see it as dealing with "the whole man"; it's a Protestant heresy that religion and hence the practice and understanding thereof is purely spiritual; it is not. The Catholic Church both East and West understand this and engage all our physical senses in their Liturgies. Conversely, you, of all people, well know that Satan absolutely uses our biology and psychology to attack us. So I see the "scientific" (psychology and biology) aspects of his talks as practical applications of the theological aspects.

If by being overly scientific you mean that Fr. Ripperger goes too deep into the minutia of things, I think that's a consequence of his Thomism, which uses reason in a very disciplined fashion to arrive at an understanding of the object under consideration. One of the hallmarks of Thomism is to build understanding brick by brick, syllogism by syllogism, so that the hearer can't say "where did he pull that from?" At the same time, it cuts off the listener from backtracking when they hear something they don't want to hear: i.e., they've already agreed with "A", "B" and "C", and when the natural consequence "D" which follows is something they don't want to let go of ("you mean I have to stop sleeping with women I'm dating?") they have to confront that honestly because it's the only reasonable conclusion.

My make-up, being a cradle (and fallen away, then returned) Roman Catholic and having read several armfuls of Thomistic writings - Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange chief among them - probably disposes me to appreciate and thrive on Fr. Ripperger's detailed, whole-man approach.

I'd be curious to know exactly what about it doesn't resonate with you.

Pax vobiscum
 
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NoMoreTO

Ostrich
This video really cemented my view on the moral questions surrounding the vaccines out there today, and the situations when you "could" perhaps take it.

Lots of St. Thomas Aquinas here, discussing how Stem Cells are used in these vaccines, and what it means to use a vaccine derived from this aborted child. Under what circumstances can someone.

Sadly, since this was created a few months ago, the Pope has came out squarely opposite to Fr. Chad.

 

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Sparrow
The "Our Lady's View Of Our Times" series is a must-watch these days, especially considering recent events. It's worth noting that these were made three years ago.
Absolutely a must watch. Everything she predicted has happened, is happening, or is primed to occur.

The only thing I don't like about Fr. Ripperger is that he won't name them. Freemasons, communists, socialists, "modern science", the media, academia, global corporations, government, the law, big banks, big pharma, big tech - he calls them all out.... but who, Father, who owns/runs/gatekeeps all these institutions?
 
All of his talks are on this site for anyone interested. He is unique, being a Thomistic philosopher (heavily Aristotelian) and being an exorcist. He has written a three-volume book on psychology, and apparently it was his knowledge of psychology that got him into exorcisms.

He shows up on occasion in the Foundations Restored video series (info here). Have only made it through the first two episodes, but so far so good. It is a refutation of Decarte and Darwin using science and philosophy. Their premise is that today's world view by almost everyone is from Decarte and Darwin, and that world view must be changed to make any progress at forming good Christians.
 

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Sparrow
In one talk I saw online of Father Ripperger, he mentioned something about Binding Prayers that caught my attention. It was almost offhand.

Father Ripperger said one side-effect of binding prayers was "weird dreams." He didn't really go into details.

I looked up the binding prayer that Father Ripperger composed, online, and prayed it in Latin and English.

It is 100% true.

I think if you change the word "clown" to "demon" then the whole "clown world" thing that's become popular recently makes a lot more sense. I believe people are going to be saying how Fr. Ripperger was right about everything in a century or two.
 
In one talk I saw online of Father Ripperger, he mentioned something about Binding Prayers that caught my attention. It was almost offhand.

Father Ripperger said one side-effect of binding prayers was "weird dreams." He didn't really go into details.

I looked up the binding prayer that Father Ripperger composed, online, and prayed it in Latin and English.

It is 100% true.

I think if you change the word "clown" to "demon" then the whole "clown world" thing that's become popular recently makes a lot more sense. I believe people are going to be saying how Fr. Ripperger was right about everything in a century or two.
What prayer was it exactly? A couple nights ago I repeated a prayer a few times and lulled myself to sleep with the phrase "Jesus, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner" and had a surreal dream where I lived out my life backwards (my recollection is fuzzy but I remember trekking through mountains looking for something distinctly) and I woke up extremely alert when my dream got to the current moment.
 

Lavabis Me

Sparrow
In one talk I saw online of Father Ripperger, he mentioned something about Binding Prayers that caught my attention. It was almost offhand.

Father Ripperger said one side-effect of binding prayers was "weird dreams." He didn't really go into details.

I looked up the binding prayer that Father Ripperger composed, online, and prayed it in Latin and English.

It is 100% true.

I think if you change the word "clown" to "demon" then the whole "clown world" thing that's become popular recently makes a lot more sense. I believe people are going to be saying how Fr. Ripperger was right about everything in a century or two.
My wife just got me his book on binding prayers. Do you recall the name of the prayer or its opening words? And can you recall which video you were watching?

Pax vobiscum
 

Lavabis Me

Sparrow
All of his talks are on this site for anyone interested. He is unique, being a Thomistic philosopher (heavily Aristotelian) and being an exorcist. He has written a three-volume book on psychology, and apparently it was his knowledge of psychology that got him into exorcisms.

He shows up on occasion in the Foundations Restored video series (info here). Have only made it through the first two episodes, but so far so good. It is a refutation of Decarte and Darwin using science and philosophy. Their premise is that today's world view by almost everyone is from Decarte and Darwin, and that world view must be changed to make any progress at forming good Christians.
I get a 404 page not found error in several different browsers when trying to reach any of the media on the first link (http://sensustraditionis.org/). Anyone else having this issue?
 

Lavabis Me

Sparrow
Fr. Ripperger always talks about frequent confession. Any truly good priest, too, will make it a point of instructing his flock to use frequent confession. Beyond the washing away of sin and making one presentable to receive Christ in the Eucharist, frequent confession (if it involves any grave matter) restores you to a state of grace which removes you out from under the possession of demons.

I always knew that about confession, but I hadn't really internalized what that means: when you commit mortal sin - say, giving in to the temptation to fantasize about committing fornication because you lost custody of the eyes and mind - you place yourself at the disposal of the demons, because you removed the protection of the grace of Christ.

Think about that: no efficacious prayer can be made and you've opened a door to let in all the things you thought you overcame years ago to gain a foothold inside you. Imagine every SJW you've ever encountered and imagine being under their thumb, manipulated by them, thinking their thoughts, seeing images they present to your mind - only thousands of times worse. That's what mortal sin does in the immediate.

When you look at it that way, that you are becoming one of (((them))), it is serious motivation to harden your will to practice virtue and remove sin from your life, or you will spend eternity with the enemies of reason, truth, and beauty.

Let's all pray for each other for the grace to stay out of their clutches.

Oremus: Dear Lord, we are several generations of men who have lived much of our lives with Your greatness obscured by those in places of authority who despise You. We willingly followed and participated in the evil traps they set for us. We thank You for removing the scales from our eyes to see the manipulation and deceit with which we have been bombarded, and beseech You for the grace to love You, to serve You, and to resist the temptations of the prince of this world.

We beg You to strengthen our brethren who have come to this site, that You make Your aid swift in helping them to repent and live each day in a state of grace. We also beg You to send us many good and holy priests to help us discern Your will, to follow it, and to repent through confession when we stumble. Through Christ our Lord. Amen
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Pax vobiscum
 
I get a 404 page not found error in several different browsers when trying to reach any of the media on the first link (http://sensustraditionis.org/). Anyone else having this issue?
I get a 404 on the link to videos, but the other ones work for me.

Here are links to the subfolders in multi-media, if that helps:



The site asks for a $1 donation per download or a decade of the rosary.
 

NoMoreTO

Ostrich
New Interview

He breaks down the level of faith or backup required on various doctrines of Faith.

You cease being Catholic by rejecting a single doctrine that the Church has asserted. If you reject one item, then you are not relying on faith, but on opinion as per St. Thomas Aquinas.

 

DeFide

Robin
He’s OK...

But I like the treasury of lectures and sermons by the genuinely Traditional Catholic priests on Youtube Channels like “Traditional Catholic Sermons”


Or Bp. Sanborn’s

These priests don’t have the “celebrity” status, popularity, funding of Fr Ripperger, but I think they are better.
 

DeFide

Robin
I have enjoyed his lectures, even though they are overly psychological and scientific. This is a good one:

@Roosh I think you might like Bp. Sanborn’s lectures/sermons a lot better, and far more offensive to modern ears! Lol.

Fr. R’s talks are a bit “dry” for my taste.

Check out some of these talks...I’d love to hear what you think.

 
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