In the beginning God said, “Let us make Man.” The Apostles Creed explains to us who God is completely. So lets start with the Father. The Creed tells us that He is the Creator. When the Father created Adam he gave Adam the same gift that God has and that Adam will become a Creator like God after he brings Eve into existence.Continue reading
When it comes to remembering one’s faults and virtues, it’s the faults that seems to get the attention more so than the virtues. In the case of St.Peter’s three time denial of our Lord in the court yard of Caiphas.
So let’s take another look a at what really happened that night in the Garden of Olives when the band of soldiers and servants came to arrest him.”Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way. …..” At this point Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear…”Jesus therefore said to Peter: Put up thy sword into the scabbard. The chalice which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?” Well my friends at this point you could only imagine what was going through St. Peters mind. Here he was ready to KILL and DIE for Jesus and the Lord stops him. As you recall, ALL the Apostles ran away, one ran naked after he lost the sheet wrapped around him, so instinctively St. Peter joined them. Now my friends, at this point you had, not one Apostle denying Christ but ALL twelve. However there was one Apostle who followed the Lord at a distance and wound up in the court of the High priest in order to check on the Lord and that was St. Peter. So it’s no wonder that the Lords prophecy would come true on his prediction of St. Peters three time denial of the Lord. Understanding our Human nature, even our Lord had trouble with dying, “Father if it be possible, let this cup pass me by, but not my will but thy will but done.”
So my friends we must be careful how we portray the lives of the Saints as with St. Peter who went from a fisherman to the “Rock of the Faith.” on which the Church was built. He walked on water. His preaching,(along with others) on Pentecost Sunday converted three thousand. He too cured the sick. Later he miraculously escaped from prison with the help of the continuous overnight prayers of the faithful.
Another point of interest that many fail to remember is that during Pentecost Sunday these Jews that were gathered in Jerusalem came from all over the world and after, those that got converted were really the first ones to bring the good news back to their countries so that once the Apostles started traveling around the world, they already had contacts there who were ready to receive them.
Grace be with you, in Christ, Joseph 4-25-18 St. Mark Ev. Easter Season
When Pope John XXIII announced the Second Vatican II Council, he stated in his opening address that he “Wanted to bring all of the Christians together.” However what he really meant was, he wanted to bring ALL of the Major religions together. Common sense tells us that in order to do this: the first change would have to be in making our Lord just another prophet. This was done when they changed Isaias prophecy from a Virgin to a young woman with child, others followed. To make these changes one must come out with new Bibles but, as with the Mass changes they started out with Monthly Missalettes, and as they did with the Mass prayers, started with the changes one month at a time. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Pope Leo XIII in his Encyclical on “The Unity of the Church,” indicates to us that, it is as wrong to divide the Church as it is to fall into heresy. Why is it then that unity among the Traditionalists is lacking? Sure most agree that the V-2 Council is not Catholic and we all wish to preserve the Faith as it was at least before the new Pentecost, but that’s where it ends. Continue reading
A reflection on many of our traditional Catholic friends who, in explaining the situation effecting the Vatican II Church dilemma by speaking in a sophisticated manner, devoid of simplicity, as they continue to put theological answers, in a highly complicated mode for the purpose of impression.
One need only three words to explain the Vatican II church. Formal Public Heresy.
Wisdom can only be obtained through suffering, least we forget that the Cross is the only way to Paradise.
In Christ, Joseph B. D. Saraceno
2-5-07 St. Agatha, VM
In Christ, Joseph B. D. Saraceno
I’m sure, like myself, you always hear the same old complaints about how Christians broke the Law by doing away with the Sabbath. As a result I decided to look at the whole picture just to set the record straight.
1.To begin with Christians never did away with the Sabbath per-say, but made the Lords Day the primary day of worship. You can thank Moses for the Sabbath Holiday and the Apostles & Constantine for the Lords Day Holidays. Constantine made Sunday a no regular work day. Continue reading