I summon to-day all those powers between me (and these evils),
against every cruel merciless power that may oppose my body and my soul,
against incantations of false prophets,
against black laws of heathenry,
against false laws of heretics,
against craft of idolatry,
against spells of women and smiths and wizards,
against every knowledge …… man’s body and soul.
Continue reading The Lorica of St. Patrick (The Cry of the Deer)
I summon to-day all those powers between me (and these evils),
Donatus the Great developed a heresy, of which created many other heresies. This mother of heresies is the belief that Holy Mother Church is composed only of those who are just. The wicked were excluded from it. Like the protestant doctrine of Faith Alone, the Donatist doctrine of Just Alone created many other heresies. Just Alone implicates several layers of understandings, one of which is the ideology of the remnant. The remnant is the belief that the Catholic Church will (or has) fall[en] and the remnants will reconstruct the True Church. The remnant believes that the wicked will fall away from the church, and that the just alone will remain.
Continue reading The “Other Apostasy”
In the Gregorian calendar, the Day of Atonement land anywhere from September 22nd to October 8th. The Day of Atonement was one of the most important feast days of the Jews, and Zacharias was chosen to offer the incense by lot. As the Day of Atonement land anywhere from September 22nd to October 8th, St John the Baptist was conceived between the end of September to the beginning of October. St John the Baptist should have been born around the end of June. In fact, since the early days of the church, Christians celebrate the nativity of St John the Baptist on June 24.
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As shown my previous post Christmas Lambs, Jesus would have been born in either December, or January. Are there not some proofs against the birth date of December 25th? Was not December 25th chosen because it was a pagan holiday?
Christmas is the time when individuals are bombarded by people saying that the 25th was a pagan holiday. Saturnalia or Sol Invicti are used against the date of the 25th, but both feasts can be used to prove that the 25th is a reasonable date.
Continue reading [stupid] Objection to the 25th
We see, then, how all righteous men have been adorned with good works, and how the Lord Himself, adorning Himself with His works, rejoiced. Having therefore such an example, let us without delay accede to His will, and let us work the work of righteousness with our whole strength.
Continue reading Epistle of Clement to the Corinthian
The prophet Daniel had a vision of the Angel Gabriel, who told him that the Messiah would appear after sixty-nine weeks (Daniel 9:20 and 25). Sixty-nine weeks is a Jewish way of saying sixty-nine sevens (69* 7), or 483 years. The 483 years began “from the going forth of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one.” (Daniel 9:25).
The “going forth of the word to restore and build Jerusalem” occurred when King Artaxerxes issued the proclamation to restore and rebuild Jerusalem in 453 B.C. Now if you do the math, 453 B.C. minus 483 years is A.D. 30, the same year that Jesus began his public ministry. Jesus started his ministry when he was 30 years old. This implies that he was born around 1 A.D. or 1 B.C.
Continue reading When Was Jesus Born?
A lot of people think that Jesus could simply not have been born on the 25th of December. They say he was born either in the spring, summer, or fall. Never the winter. Don’t even think about it.
Alright, let’s go into a proof for the birth of Jesus in winter, to be exact December or January. Everyone knows about sheep at Christmas, and they are a proof that Jesus would have been born during this time.
Why??? Well usually spend the night with their sheep during the time lambs are born, and it is related in scriptures that the shepherds were in fact in their fields at night. So are not all lambs born in the spring? No ! Of course not !
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The Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried. They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist.
Continue reading Divorced & Remarried, & Familiaris Consortio
The reason this period (1800s) is ignored is for a simple reason, for that time was when atheism and protestantism ruled the world. The civilizations, popular happiness, general intelligence, and morality of the world were in total decay. Only few true Catholic nations survived, and most of them were fighting against atheist ideologies within their borders. Yet the difference between majority catholic nation versus protestant and atheist nations make strong cases for Catholicism. Atheists were significant parts of certain nation’s populations. In 1891, the population of England was 27 millions people, 5 millions of them atheists. Protestants were obviously majorities in nations like the United States and the British Empire. Those nations can be studied, and their civilizations, popular happiness, general intelligence, and morality used to prove if atheism and protestantism are true.
Continue reading Catholic & Protestant Nations Before 1894
What does Mormons, Jehovah-Witnesses, Adventists, Protestants, and even Islam have in common? They believe in a great apostasy, when the Catholic Church was created and went to killed the real “Christians…” They think that the original faith of Jesus and his disciples was eradicated by Catholics. The chosen date is the time of Constantine…
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« The Mass is the only real vestige of religious faith left in the world. »
Thus Carlisle in his extreme old age, even though every trace of faith had left him.
And so must all others agree who in the light of history look down the vista of ages at the Great Sacrifice.
For the Sacrifice of the Upper Room in Jerusalem, and of Calvary, the Sacrifice of the Catacombs, and the Deserts, has been perpetuated down through all the succeeding ages of history. And it is now, what it always has been, what it always must be, the great fact in the ever varying history of mankind.
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℟. Here again is the wonderful day on which the Virgin Mary was taken up into heaven. We all praise her with the words: * Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
℣. Blessed art thou, holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of praise: through thee hast risen the Sun of justice, Christ our God. * Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
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