No career, no science, no art, no political or social system can be a god of salvation for any person

However much the old habits of self-sufficiency and false ideals may plague a Christian, he is forever called to be a “new man.”

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
12-10-07 Advent.

Are days numbered for Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox patriarch?

Haaretz reported on Oct. 13 that six dunams of land with dozens of businesses on it around the clock tower in Jaffa as well as 430 dunams in Caesarea, including large parts of the Caesarea National Park and Amphitheater and a Roman amphitheater, were sold to anonymous foreign companies. The land in Caesarea was being leased to Israel, which was not notified of the sale. This followed a deal to sell 500 dunams of land in the Talbiya and Rehavia neighborhoods in West Jerusalem. Previous deals were reached in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, including for land near the Mar Elias Monastery, in Bethlehem. MORE

Berlin exhibit highlights how the Nazis exploited Martin Luther’s legacy

“Überall Luthers Worte …” — “Luther’s Words are everywhere”, the title of the exhibition highlighting how the Nazis exploited Martin Luther’s legacy during the Third Reich. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller

Martin Luther is such a towering figure in German history that it’s no surprise Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich exploited his name whenever it could.

Most visitors to events in Germany marking this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation, however, probably didn’t expect to find an exhibition setting out just how extensively the Nazis used Luther to justify their anti-Semitism and nationalism. MORE

Insight into the Catholic Faith presents the Catholic Tradition Newsletter


Small ‘g’ gods.

Vol 10 Issue 42 ~ Editor: Rev. Fr. Courtney Edward Krier
October 21, 2017 ~ Saint Hilarion, opn!

1. Is the Chair of Peter Vacant? An Argument for Sedevacantism
2. Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
3. St. Philip, Bishop
4. Family and Marriage
5. Articles and notices

Dear Reader:
Is a belief in a god necessary to make a person moral? I use a small ‘g’ because many religions, such as the Mohammedans and Jews claim a belief in a “god”, but generally are completely immoral—worse than perhaps no religion. Continue reading

Our NAFTA brothers to the north stabbed us in the back

Airbus scored a point in its high-stakes rivalry with Boeing by striking a deal just across the U.S. border.

The European plane maker reached an unusual, no-cost deal with Canada’s Bombardier that sent Airbus shares up Tuesday, boosts both companies’ prospects in Asia and should save thousands of Bombardier jobs from Quebec to Northern Ireland. MORE

Ireland Reckons With Damage From Its Deadliest Storm for Decades …

DUBLIN — Ireland dived into a cleanup effort on Tuesday after one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the northeastern Atlantic tore across the island, killing at least three people and leaving a trail of destruction.

Officials said hundreds of thousands of people in the country remained without power on Tuesday, after the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia tore roofs off buildings in Ireland’s largest cities, Dublin and Cork, and pushed ocean water over sea walls on its west coast. MORE

Why Jesus will come back on Pentecost Sunday Middle East Time

by Joseph Saraceno Nihil Obstat by Bishop McKenna

Dear friends of the Faith.
It is my hope to make you aware that in 1973, I officially announced the Second Coming of Christ and that He will come back on Pentecost Sunday (Middle East Time). As of 2015 we are finally approaching the last few years. He will return, shortly after the Biblical Chastisement of the fire from Heaven which will seem to come from the SUN. Understand that the faithful will be protected. Apoc.16:2-9 and 20:9. Continue reading