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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
The distinct doctrine and ethics he inherits at his rebirth are everywhere true, and everywhere they are the way to heaven. No career, no science, no art, no political or social system can be a god of salvation for any person. Christ in His teachings, His life, His Church and his sacraments, must be accepted and sincerely lived.
Serving Christ in other men is a essential part of the Christian way of salvation and the surest expression of Christian love.
Unless the mind and will are ready to believe in God’s absolute right to teach and command, there is little likelihood that Lenten fasting and penance with extra prayer will be followed carefully.
The will must be free of self-interested desires and fears in order to bend the mind to assent to an unseen God and to His whole mysterious order of salvation. Prejudices and sinful habits easily find excuses for refusing assent to truth and to self-discipline.
Christian mysteries, accepted and lived, lead men to their supernatural destiny. A Christian’s joy in living his faith, without complaining of the cost, is a sign that he knows what he is about.
Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Monday Of Passion Week
It is more than twenty-five years since we were startled by strange and unsettling pronouncements from Rome. We were now to have a “dialogue” with the leaders of hundreds of erring sects. A liturgy for all in common was proposed at the first session of the Council. No objection was made by pope or bishops. Radical changes in the Mass and in the forms of the Sacraments followed, and in the teaching manuals. The infallible, the indefectible Church had admitted herself to have been mistaken in past centuries. The bishops and parish priests said, “Nothing essential is being changed.” Continue reading
UPDATE Monday 9/4, 2:32pm CT:
Volunteers are clearing out the school, offices, and bookstore in preparation for deep cleaning on Tuesday. All this as the relief center at Queen of Angels remains open for faithful and the broader community. The financial toll is still unknown and is likely to rise. Your support is still vital. God Bless you!
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