Excellent article written in 1935 by Rev. Wilfred G. Hurley, C.S.P.
« This is My body. » Then He takes the chalice of wine. Again He speaks: « This is My blood. »
In a flash, they are back at that sorrowful scene of a year ago. It returns to them with tremendous vividness. They realize that at this moment they see the fulfillment of His words spoken then. Those words, which seemed so utterly impossible. But now, with His own hands, He is giving Himself to His own.
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Immaculate means pure or spotless (from the Latin immacula, macula being a stain), so Immaculate Conception means that she was conceived without stains. A fourth century saint called Theodotus of Ancyra wrote about Mary « A virgin, innocent, spotless, free of all defect, untouched, unsullied, holy in soul and body, like a lily sprouting among thorns ».
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Can we know the date Jesus died? Can we know if the Gospels are accurate? Yes, in fact we can! Dr Taylor Marshall explained it in one of his video lessons and I quickly noted down the essential. John the … Continuer la lecture de The Date of Christ’s Dead; Catholics Got It Right?
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.
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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.
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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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