Over the years I have asked the Fathers, how did those three Apostles know it was Elias standing with our Lord & Moses. With Moses I could have envisioned him with the Ten Commandments but nobody could give me an answer for Elias till a few Sundays ago where this friend I addressed on the issue. He showed me a picture of the Transfiguration in his St. Andrew Missal for the Second Sunday in Lent, and there it was. Moses with the Ten Commandments and the other person holding a Scroll.
The Scroll represents the Scriptures from the prophets and the highest ranking prophet in the past would have to be Elias. Also these three people were they only one’s up until that time who fasted for 40 days. Continue reading
Jansenism: Cornelius Jansen
Council of Trent (16th century): Decree on Justification, Session VI, Chapter 4: “And this translation, since the promulgation of the Gospel, cannot be effected, without the laver of regeneration, or the desire thereof, as it is written; unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.” Continue reading
Would like to mention that Sicily was the first country to have an official feast day of the Immaculate Conception.
Saint Agatha & Saint Lucy or Saint Lucia, are two Sicilians who are in the canon of the Mass
Saint Agatha of Sicily is a Christian saint and virgin martyr. Her memorial is on 5 February. Agatha was born at Catania or Palermo, Sicily, and she was martyred in approximately 251.
Born: 231 AD, Catania, Italy
Died: 251 AD, Catania, Italy
Feast: February 5
Canonized: Pre-congregation by tradition confirmed by Gregory I
Buried: Catania Cathedral, Metropolitan City of Catania, Italy Continue reading
Catholic’s can get memorized into an addiction like the rest of the religious world. A good example is how the protestants use the Bible as the ONLY word of God and of course we know that the Church is and always speaks in the place of God. We also forget that it’s all three persons of the Trinity not just JESUS that the Church speaks for. Another example is how were all sinners, but this term is a generic term as the the true definition of a sinner is someone who does evil with the intent to do evil, UN-repetitive. These are those who go to the eternal fire. Continue reading
IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED
by Joseph Saraceno
We know God created us. The Church tells us that He wants us to know Him to love Him and to serve Him in this world and in the next. Could it also have been that without a creation, there would be no one to know of the existence of God? Not that God needs to have anyone to know He exists, but that we creatures might be able to share His love and goodness. This could give a probable cause for creation. Continue reading
A Prophet is one who speaks in the place of God.
Saint John the Baptist, Last of the Prophets
And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Eliseus the Prophet; and not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian. St. Lk. 4:23-30
Our Lord was demonstrating why those who lack faith seldom see signs and miracles, as He continues, an evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the Prophet. St. Matt. 12:39. A prelude to our times as this generation, too, demands signs from God’s witnesses preceding the Second Coming of Christ. Continue reading
Without a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures as interpreted by the Church, private revelation that contains ambiguity can lead one into heresy.
your email was followed by an avalanche of statements. Most of them seem to forget that the MCG is of the domain of private revelation, and thus in no way binding as to faith and morals. Comparative studies of private revelations about the life of Mary(Bridget, Emmerick, Valtorta) show that there exist discrepancies. MCD has the status of an apocryphal document, a narrative or picture book to illustrate the foundational text of our faith, i.e. Holy Scripture. The Church never included these documents, f.ex. the Pseudo-Gospel of James(from around 150), in the official Canon. Quite frequently, private Continue reading
It has been my experience that Traditional Catholics enjoy a harmonious relationship once they become aware of the following realities:
1. We are living in the “Great Apostasy” a schism spoken of by St.Paul and other Apostles.
2.The Vatican II AntiChrists have taken over the chair of St. Peter and will possess it until Christ returns.
3.There will never be another True Pope.
4. Christ will be back in the Generation of the “Great Apostasy.” Matt.24:34.
5. The general judgment starts on Pentecost Sunday, Middle East time, after the Great Biblical Chastisement.
THE FOUR MAIN ENEMIES OF THE CHURCH
1. The Heresies stemming from the V-2 council.
2. Cultism, elevating private revelations and their messages above the Apostles and the Divine doctrinal teachings of the Church.
3. Lack of Biblical knowledge and study.
4. Mortal Sin.
EVERY DISORDER IN THE WORLD IS THE RESULT OF MORTAL SIN.
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Saint Damasus’ Story
To his secretary Saint Jerome, Damasus was “an incomparable person, learned in the Scriptures, a virgin doctor of the virgin Church, who loved chastity and heard its praises with pleasure.” Damasus seldom heard such unrestrained praise. Internal political struggles, doctrinal heresies, uneasy relations with his fellow bishops and those of the Eastern Church marred the peace of his pontificate. MORE
This Gospel gives us many signs and prophecies of the second coming of Christ, which of course we should be anticipating for the new year.
Traditionally, Great Chastisements from God generally happen during the Lenten Season.
I’ll go down the line to these passages, and try to show you, how they apply to the Vatican Council II generation.
 When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand.
Daniel was referring to a Roman God which was put inside the Temple. In our time it is the gathering of other Religions and the false prophet, (Rev.Billy Graham) inside our Churches. Continue reading
Feast day December 6th
In 325, he was one of many bishops to answer the request of Constantine and appear at the First Council of Nicaea; the 151st attendee was listed as “Nicholas of Myra of Lycia”. There, Nicholas was a staunch anti-Arian, defender of the Orthodox Christian position, and one of the bishops who signed the Nicene Creed. Tradition has it that he became so angry with the heretic Arius during the Council that he struck him in the face. Continue reading
What most Catholics are not aware, that it is generally held, Jeremias and St. John Baptist were both born without sin. They were sanctified in their mother’s womb before birth. The protestant Bibles substitute the word sanctified for favored one or chosen one.
Sicily was one of the first countries to celebrate the feast day to a double of the first class with a vigil. 1739.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception December 8
Benedict Baur, O.S.B.
“Blessed art thou, O Mary!”
1. “The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before He made anything, from the beginning” (Epistle). Mary is likewise contained in the eternal Wisdom, who is to become man in time, who adorns her with His person, His purity, and His glory, and is most intimately united with her in His work on earth. Continue reading
FSHG June 11, 2000 + 2017
End of the Easter Season Vigil of Pentecost
When defining these three words in reference to Church teaching we will find that they are inseparable. It is analogous to our concept of the inseparable of the Three Persons of the Blessed Trinity.
Patrick H. Omlor, in his article, “When Is Truth a Dogma?” lays down the definition of Dogma as follows:
“By dogma in the strict sense is understood a truth immediately (formally) revealed by God which has been proposed by the Teaching Authority of the Church to be believed as such” Ludwig Ott, Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, p. 4. Continue reading