A Question If You Please?
#1
Any feed back for me concerning this site: http://www.catholicplanet.com/ ?

The Curriculum Vite of the site's owner is impressive, but not deep enough for me. No Masters or Doctorate level Theological/Philosophical/Divinity degrees, for instance, but what do you guys think? I trust most every one of the 'Fishies' so that's why I ask this of y'all. His site is being cited for reference by some of my compatriots on another board and I'd like some critique from outside my zone of influence.

Thanks,

Z
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#2
To be honest, I have seen him in many comment boxes, and he seems a little 'off'. I think he has a few strange hobby horses that make him unreliable in my eyes. I would avoid him.
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#3
The "My Credentials as a Catholic Theologian" part seems odd. I will look into it more when I'm at a computer.
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#4
There are links to Garabandal and other apocalypse stuff. I think that Garabandal can be absolutely rejected, now that Joey Lomangino is dead. Also this is just speculation that has no grounds. It's fantasy.
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#5
I have read some of his stuff, he does have interesting ideas but a lot of it seems somewhat heterodox, I would say it's useful for a source of amusement but I wouldn't take much of it seriously. Otherwise read it and bring a bucketfull of salt.  :)
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#6
Ok, now I've had a better look at his site.  He seems to have written quite a few books, but his writing style seems to have a certain...I don't know...childishness about it.  I have quoted from his website below.  There are several parts that seem odd, my comments are within the text in bold type.

Quote:Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic lay theologian and Bible translator

At the present time, I will only consider answering questions pertaining to my theology writings. I will not answer general questions on theology or Catholicism, nor questions on other author's works. There is no guarantee that any question will be answered. Any e-mail responses from me may not be published without my prior written consent. k....

When sending e-mail, please address me as Ron or Ron Conte or Mr. Conte. This is unusual.  Usually people don't specifically ask people to address them a certain way unless they're a professor or something  Please include your first and last name, and your city and state (or city and nation, if outside the U.S.). E-mails from persons who do not identify themselves will not receive a response. Persons who send e-mails with uncharitable comments will be placed on my blocked senders list. I wonder if that happens a lot...  Do not add this e-mail address to any type of mailing list.

My theological opinions are fallible, but they are not without a firm basis in Tradition, Scripture, Magisterium. Please do not contact me to inform me that I must be mistaken on some point of theology merely because you have a different opinion. he sounds a bit insecure here- not a good thing for a writer to be.  My email address is theologian followed by 153 then the @ symbol and then catholicplanet dot com. I change my email address from time to time to avoid various types of unwelcome email messages. Evidently it happens a lot, and I can't help but wonder why,  Please do not contact me by phone.
Quote:I didn't see a number published on the site
.  I do not give interviews or talks of any kind. If you would like to support my work financially, you may purchase some of my theology books.

Catholic Planet no longer accepts submissions of articles, poetry, or music to the site. Catholic Planet does not do music or book reviews. Please do not send e-mails about newly published books or albums.

Ronald L. Conte Jr. (Ron Conte) is a Roman Catholic lay theologian and Bible translator. My books and articles on Roman Catholic theology are available at CatholicPlanet.com. I write Catholic theology on topics which include: the Trinity, the Virgin Mary, Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, the Magisterium, salvation, ethics, eschatology, and Biblical chronology.

I am the sole translator and editor of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible, available at SacredBible.org.I would think something that is such a big deal would have at least an editor or something
See this summary of my work, and my blog, and my online discussion group for more information.

You can read my answers to many common questions in the online forum:  CatholicPlanet.Net

His credentials page is also very strange. I think you found a dud.
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#7
(09-21-2015, 07:42 PM)Credidi Propter Wrote: His credentials page is also very strange. I think you found a dud.

Exactly my initial response.

Anyone else care to add comment(s)?
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#8
(09-21-2015, 07:42 PM)Credidi Propter Wrote: I would think something that is such a big deal would have at least an editor or something

Well, I agree he sounds a bit off, but I doubt  St Jerome had an editor and I'm pretty sure neither did Msgr Knox. :)
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(09-21-2015, 11:14 PM)jovan66102 Wrote:
(09-21-2015, 07:42 PM)Credidi Propter Wrote: I would think something that is such a big deal would have at least an editor or something
Well, I agree he sounds a bit off, but I doubt  St Jerome had an editor and I'm pretty sure neither did Msgr Knox. :)

I don't think this guy can compare with St. Jerome or Msgr. Knox.
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