Monday, November 22, 2010
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
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Sermon on Revelation 3:15-16
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
“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.)
I think they need to be read/said/prayed more.
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.
Jesus warned us to watch out for it!
are working feverishly to form a
"New Catholic Church."
Do not be lured by their 'feel good' theology.
Do not follow those rebels!
STAY WITH PETER!
Where "Peter" is...
there is the Church.
Where the Church is
There is Jesus
the Author and Finisher
of our Faith.
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.
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
Because Catholicism IS TRUE.
We are to worship in spirit and in