Monday, November 22, 2010

What Is Distributism?

will answer that question.
Read. Learn. Live.

Mary – Eschatological Icon of the Church

After speaking of the Church, her origin, mission, and destiny, we can find no better way to conclude, than by looking to Mary. In her we contemplate what the Church already is in her mystery on her own "pilgrimage of faith," and what she will be in the homeland at the end of her journey. There, "in the glory of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity," "in the communion of all the saints," the Church is awaited by the one she venerates as Mother of her Lord and as her own mother.

Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Profession of Faith, Part I, § 972.

Remember Elizabeth (house of God) represents the Church, when Mary came to visit her and help her in her latter days of pregnancy to give birth to John the Baptist. Remember what Elizabeth says?

And it came about that Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed among women are you, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" [Luke 1:41-43; NASB]

For those of you who have a 'hard time' with Mary being the Mother of God, please read, and think, reason, consider and like Mary, PONDER in your hearts this:

Mary, The Mother of My Lord

About the Eucharist, i.e. The REAL Presence ...

They hold aloof from the Eucharist and from services of prayer,
because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh of our Savior,
Jesus Christ...therefore, those who argue against this gift of God,
will die in their disputes. - Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Call No Man Father

Saturday, November 20, 2010

"Oh My Mother,..."

Dear Mother, make me love him! Pour into my heart that love that burned in yours for him. Even though I be clothed in misery, I revere the mystery of your Immaculate Conception, and I ardently wish that through it you may purify my heart so that I may love your God and my God.

Cleanse my mind that I may reach up to Him and contemplate Him and adore Him in spirit and in truth. Purify my body that I, too, may be a tabernacle for Him and be less unworthy of possessing Him when He deigns to come to me in Holy Communion.

Friday, November 19, 2010

By: Rev. Adrian Dieleman of the Reformed Church...

This is very remarkable and I thought it worthy to post, in the hope of spreading real Christian unity. When a Protestant gets it right, and defends the Catholic Church/faith, I will give them credit and due 'kudos.' Here is a phenomenal message about the tepid, the lukewarm.

Sermon on Revelation 3:15-16

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary and the Saints?

I'll let the Black Cordelias
answer that, too.

Why Can't Protestants Receive Communion in the Catholic Church?

Bread from Heaven

“We call this food Eucharist; and no one else is permitted to partake of it, except one who believes our teaching to be true…”
-Justin Martyr -FIRST APOLOGY, 66,20–(150 A.D.)

Sacramentum Vitae ...

Newman was right
to argue that in the end, the only choices are Catholicism and atheism.

Baptismal Promises

I think they need to be read/said/prayed more.

I reject Satan And all his works. And all his empty promises. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
God, the all-powerful Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has given me a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and forgiven all my sins. May he also keep me faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ for ever and ever.

Padre Pio:

Remember every sect in the world feeds off of the Catholic Church. Our Holy Catholic Church is like a great and extremely precious unpolished diamond, from which every so often somebody takes a particle and polishes it--not without the help of the evil one--so that it begins to shine better than the great unpolished diamond. and this shine draws men, *dazzles them and deceives* them, so that the particle necessarily is worn out and comes to nothing. This is the game of deception, which appears and reappears with time.

Jesus warned us to watch out for it!

Found On Adam's Ale ...

My Mama Told Me, You Better Shop Around.
So what makes a good parish?

Rebellion in the Church ...

Dissidents and Schismatics of the
"Emerging Church"

are working feverishly to form a
"New Catholic Church."

Do not be lured by their 'feel good' theology.
Do not follow those rebels!


Where "Peter" is...
there is the Church.
Where the Church is
There is Jesus
the Head
the Author and Finisher

of our Faith.

Again, For Ex, Lapsed, Lukewarm, or Anti Catholics:

Catholicism is not mere mysticism; it is even now defending human reason against the mere mysticism of the Pragmatists. Thus, when the world went Puritan in the seventeenth century, the Church was charged with pushing charity to the point of sophistry, with making everything easy with the laxity of the confessional. Now that the world is not going Puritan but Pagan, it is the Church that is everywhere protesting against a Pagan laxity in dress or manners. It is doing what the Puritans wanted done when it is really wanted. In all probability, all that is best in Protestantism will only survive in Catholicism; and in that sense all Catholics will still be Puritans when all Puritans are Pagans.

Thus, for instance, Catholicism, in a sense little understood, stands outside a quarrel like that of Darwinism at Dayton. It stands outside it because it stands all around it, as a house stands all around two incongruous pieces of furniture. It is no sectarian boast to say it is before and after and beyond all these things in all directions. It is impartial in a fight between the Fundamentalist and the theory of the Origin of Species, because it goes back to an origin before that Origin; because it is more fundamental than Fundamentalism. It knows where the Bible came from. It also knows where most of the theories of Evolution go to. It knows there were many other Gospels besides the Four Gospels, and that the others were only eliminated by the authority of the Catholic Church. It knows there are many other evolutionary theories besides the Darwinian theory; and that the latter is quite likely to be eliminated by later science. It does not, in the conventional phrase, accept the conclusions of science, for the simple reason that science has not concluded. To conclude is to shut up; and the man of science is not at all likely to shut up. It does not, in the conventional phrase, believe what the Bible says, for the simple reason that the Bible does not say anything. You cannot put a book in the witness-box and ask it what it really means. The Fundamentalist controversy itself destroys Fundamentalism. The **Bible by itself cannot be a basis of agreement when it is a cause of disagreement;** it cannot be the common ground of Christians when some take it allegorically and some literally. The Catholic refers it to something that can say something, to the living, consistent, and continuous mind of which I have spoken; the highest mind of man guided by God."

The above is an excerpt from this G.K. Chesterton link - previously posted.

For All Ex-Catholics...Expressly For Russell...

Why I Am A Catholic

my conversion, or 'reconversion' to the Catholic Church
is posted in my blog, in archives found in May, 2006.
I am posting this now, for you as an end to the futile, circular argument
and because it is squarely why I am
Catholic, also...

Because Catholicism IS TRUE.

We are to worship in spirit and in

God bless.