How Beautiful…

I will not abandon the Fulness of Truth just because somebody doesn’t live according to the truth that I love…

Christ did not abandon me. I will not abandon Him.

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My Three Reasons To Be Catholic

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When someone asks me why I am Catholic, I tell them, “I am Catholic for three reasons…

1 – Eucharist

2 – Eucharist

3 – Eucharist

And for extra measure…

“Everything else revolves around that…”

If a Catholic understands what the Eucharist is, they will never leave.

If a lapsed Catholic figures out what the Eucharist is, they will return home.

If a non-Catholic understood what the Eucharist is, they would not stay away… 

BK

 

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Live Video Feed From The Grotto At Lourdes

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24/7 Live Eucharistic Adoration Streams

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

24 Hour Adoration

 

Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.

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May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time.

Amen.

O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

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Christmas Novena Day 3

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In Honor Of The Feast Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe

In case you are not familiar with the story and history of Our Lady Of Guadalupe, or the Tilma, here’s some information that will make you say, “Whoa…”. 

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Tilma 

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The Tilma was examined under a laser ray, it was shown that there is no color on the front or the back of the cloth, the colors hover at a distance of 3/10th of a millimeter over the cloth, without touching it. The colors actually float above the surface of the Tilma.

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Meditate On This A moment…

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The Casual Catholic Culture – Petersboat.net

Not “getting anything” out of the Mass? Maybe this is why. 

Take a look…

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Basic Knowledge That Catholics Should Have About Their Faith

There really are some basic things that every Catholic should know if we want to call ourselves Catholic. Sadly, there are a great many of us out there who have either 1) forgotten about them or 2) were never taught them in the first place. 

Some of them are basically “informational” – What are the 10 commandments, what are the sacraments, etc. Some of them are “practical” and geared toward the requirements for Church membership – for example, The Precepts of the Church

The Precepts of the Church are a great place to start – Those are the absolute bare minimums  required to be considered a practicing Catholic.  

If we don’t have them all memorized word for word, we should, at the very least, be aware of what they are and do our best to live by them. 

Anyway, I thought it might be helpful to spread this around…

BK

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Jesus Is Everywhere…

…For everyone…

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History Of Protestantism

Protestant Christians base their faith on two premises:

  • Sola Scriptura – the belief that all truth is contained within the boundaries of scripture
  • Sola Fide – the belief that we are saved by faith alone

Neither of these doctrines is mentioned anywhere in the Bible itself, a fact which renders them false before the horse leaves the gate. 

Springing from these two false teachings is the belief that anyone can properly interpret scripture for him/herself, a belief that, in the minds of our separated brothers and sisters, makes the Papacy and the Magisterium not only un-needed, but false and evil as well. 

This view is also self contradictory because those who hold it are saying that they “don’t need a pope” to tell them what to believe are, in fact, making themselves their own pope. And those who follow the teachings of their pastors are making their pastors their pope. 

So, where did these doctrines and ideas originate? How did they come to be accepted by so many sincere and well-meaning Christians? How did so many of our brothers and sisters in Christ come to be separated from the fullness of truth?

Here are a few videos which will shed some light on the origins of Protestantism, various Protestant denominations, the people who started them and the ideas that lead to their creation. 

And, as John Henry Cardinal Newman – convert to Catholicism – said, “To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.”

What You Don’t Know About Martin Luther

An extremely important and revealing look at the life of the first Protestant. This video covers how Martin Luther, the first recognizable Protestant and the progenitor of all non-Catholic denominations, “discovered” and invented his doctrines by the day. It shows how he still claimed to be a Catholic at the very time that most Protestants believed he began the Protestant “reformation.” It explains how he came upon his beliefs later than you might think. It covers Indulgences, and more. It shows how all Protestants are following Martin Luther’s man-created religion.

Martin Luther, The Devil And Denominations

An important and interesting look at the shocking and outrageous statements of Martin Luther, the first Protestant. It covers his interaction with the Devil. It also examines the formation of the many non-Catholic, so-called “Christian” denominations, all of which were created by men and ultimately came from Luther.

Who Founded Your Church?

A historical look at many of the tens of thousands of Protestant denominations which exist, showing the dates they were started and the people who founded them. 

Sad Story Of The Bible

The History of  the doctrines of  “Sola Scriptura” and “Sola Fide”.

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When you walk into the crypt of a Cathedral that contains the excavated remains of a 3rd century Cathedral

You can’t walk into the crypt of a Cathedral that contains the excavated remains of a 3rd century Cathedral, realize, “wow, they had Mass here and there’s the altar, the Eucharist is in a mosaic on the floor, there’s murals of the communion of saints on the walls, there’s clear evidence of the veneration of Mary, and there’s names of bishops and priests carved into the floor,” and not have to seriously consider that the Catholic Church today is the same Church of those times. It forces Protestant believers to contemplate that God either immediately led his bride astray in those first years of maturity, or the Catholic Church really is the same as it’s ever been.
HT: Shaun McAfee

Jim A Arsenault “And all that before there even was a Bible. How did a bible only Church operate before the canon of the Bible was set in 396 AD?”

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Five Biblical Lists of Mortal Sins

One of the great deceptions of our time is that serious sin is only a remote possibility for most people
We must be more serious and mature
Simply listing mortal sins is not sufficient
Nevertheless, the Lord, in love, wants to warn us urgently of the sins that exclude us from Heaven
Rather than continue with a lot of commentary, I’d like to post five biblical lists
  • Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were (1 Cor 6:9-10). (List #1)

Finally, here is a general warning from the Lord:

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The Cross

Some people blame the Romans for the crucifixion. Some people blame the Jews. Some people blame the Sanhedrin. 

Some people probably blame bad timing or bad luck, or prejudice.

In one sense, they are right – but only partially so. The blame includes all  of those people, but placing the blame on one or all of those groups misses a spot.

Me.

And you.

Jesus could have avoided all of the Sorrowful Mysteries of The Rosary any time He wanted to. But He chose not to. 

Why?

Love.

He loves each and every one of us enough to suffer, die and rise again in order to reconnect us to The Father. And He did it in such a way that I cannot miss His intention.

And neither can you, if you are willing to open your eyes and see, open your ears and hear.

We have no way, no hope of salvation unless we allow Him to carry us across the chasm that exists between us and God The Father.

And that is what He was doing…

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BK

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Can A Catholic Be A Mason?

Short answer: No.

Here’s why…

What are the roots of Freemasonry? What are its evils, and why has the Church condemned it since its inception in the 18th Century? Listen as Dr. Miravalle discusses this in order to lay a foundation for understanding St. Maximilian’s mission.To ask questions regarding Mary, email Dr Mark Miravalle: marycast@airmaria.com Ave Maria!

 

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12 Early Church Quotes That Will Challenge Protestants

12 Early Church Quotes That Will Challenge Protestants

Here are 12 quotes from the Early Church that leave Protestants grasping at straws to explain them away. Read all 12. These are not obscure men or obscure writings. They are saints who are firmly within the mainstream of Christian history. Another 12 quotes could have been selected just as well. If a Protestant disagrees, he must ask himself, how were these guys all so clueless and why did later generations of Christians revere them so much? There must be Christian writers from the same period who were “in the right” about these topics, so can you find them?

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