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Monday, August 20, 2018

I don't believe you Pope Francis


You know the old saying "Actions speak louder than words"? That is something that has been proven time and time again. People can say anything, but what they actually do...their actions, show you if they really mean it or not. A persons actions show their true character. 

This is why Christ said "You will know them by their fruits"
Matthew 7:15-20 (NRSVCE) 
A Tree and Its Fruit15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will know them by their fruits."

Pope Francis put out a statement today (months after he was made aware of the PA report of sexual abuse) that really says nothing. 
Quote in part: “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26).  These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons.  Crimes that inflict deep wounds of pain and powerlessness, primarily among the victims, but also in their family members and in the larger community of believers and nonbelievers alike.  Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient.  Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated.  The pain of the victims and their families is also our pain, and so it is urgent that we once more reaffirm our commitment to ensure the protection of minors and of vulnerable adults."
I don't believe our current pope. He has routinely supported clergy whom the laity have reported as abusive and/or Bishops sheltering abusive clergy. Recall Chile
"The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, I'll speak out," Francis said. "There is not one shred of proof against him. It's slander."
He has since seen the error of his statement, but he learned nothing from it. 


We have a serious homosexual priest problem in the Church and until the Pope sees that, nothing will change. 

Bishop Robert Morlino's open letter
Quote in part: "For the Church, the crisis we face is not limited to the McCarrick affair, or the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, or anything else that may come. The deeper crisis that must be addressed is the license for sin to have a home in individuals at every level of the Church. There is a certain comfort level with sin that has come to pervade our teaching, our preaching, our decision making, and our very way of living.
If you’ll permit me, what the Church needs now is more hatred! As I have said previously, St. Thomas Aquinas said that hatred of wickedness actually belongs to the virtue of charity. As the Book of Proverbs says “My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness (Prov. 8:7).” It is an act of love to hate sin and to call others to turn away from sin.
There must be no room left, no refuge for sin — either within our own lives, or within the lives of our communities. To be a refuge for sinners (which we should be), the Church must be a place where sinners can turn to be reconciled. In this I speak of all sin. But to be clear, in the specific situations at hand, we are talking about deviant sexual — almost exclusively homosexual — acts by clerics. We’re also talking about homosexual propositions and abuses against seminarians and young priests by powerful priests, bishops, and cardinals. We are talking about acts and actions which are not only in violation of the sacred promises made by some, in short, sacrilege, but also are in violation of the natural moral law for all. To call it anything else would be deceitful and would only ignore the problem further. 
There has been a great deal of effort to keep separate acts which fall under the category of now-culturally-acceptable acts of homosexuality from the publically-deplorable acts of pedophilia. That is to say, until recently the problems of the Church have been painted purely as problems of pedophilia — this despite clear evidence to the contrary. It is time to be honest that the problems are both and they are more. To fall into the trap of parsing problems according to what society might find acceptable or unacceptable is ignoring the fact that the Church has never held ANY of it to be acceptable — neither the abuse of children, nor any use of one’s sexuality outside of the marital relationship, nor the sin of sodomy, nor the entering of clerics into intimate sexual relationships at all, nor the abuse and coercion by those with authorityIn this last regard, special mention should be made of the most notorious and highest in ranking case, that being the allegations of former-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s (oft-rumored, now very public) sexual sins, predation, and abuse of power. The well-documented details of this case are disgraceful and seriously scandalous, as is any covering up of such appalling actions by other Church leaders who knew about it based on solid evidence. While recent credible accusations of child sexual abuse by Archbishop McCarrick have brought a whole slew of issues to light, long-ignored was the issue of abuse of his power for the sake of homosexual gratification. It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord. The Church’s teaching is clear that the homosexual inclination is not in itself sinful, but it is intrinsically disordered in a way that renders any man stably afflicted by it unfit to be a priest. And the decision to act upon this disordered inclination is a sin so grave that it cries out to heaven for vengeance, especially when it involves preying upon the young or the vulnerable. Such wickedness should be hated with a perfect hatred. Christian charity itself demands that we should hate wickedness just as we love goodness. But while hating the sin, we must never hate the sinner, who is called to conversion, penance, and renewed communion with Christ and His Church, through His inexhaustible mercy." 

Morlino finishes with: 
"More than anything else, we as a Church must cease our acceptance of sin and evil. We must cast out sin from our own lives and run toward holiness. We must refuse to be silent in the face of sin and evil in our families and communities and we must demand from our pastors — myself included — that they themselves are striving day in and day out for holiness. We must do this always with loving respect for individuals but with a clear understanding that true love can never exist without truth."
Well said Bishop Morlino! Let's hope your letter reaches Pope Francis. 

The homosexual problem isn't just those who have physically abused others. That is horrendous and horrifying beyond words. The problem goes even further. Priests who continually support homosexual relationships and other homosexual priests are a problem too- a problem no state attorney general is going to expose. The damage these clergy do, is mostly spiritual, leading people into eternal Hell by supporting homosexuals in sexual relationships (mortal sin). 

The Church needs to clean house not just of the predators who have sexually abused children and adults, but also the homosexual and pro-homosexual clergy who continually push the homosexual agenda and defy Church Teaching. 

Let's look at some of the pro-homosexual fruits Pope Francis has promoted and surrounded himself with and forced upon the laity. 

Father James Martin. 

Pope Francis appointed James Martin, S.J., as a consultor to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications back in 2017. Martin openly supports gay marriage and says people should have "reverence" for homosexual love

Clearly this is in opposition to Catholic teaching which calls for all homosexuals to live chaste lives (as with all unmarried heterosexuals). 

Fr. Martin continually supports homosexual couples in their relationships, defying Church teaching over and over and over again. 


Fr. Martin supporting a lesbian couple. 

Fr. Martin celebrating gay marriage being legalized & calling it a "ProudCatholicMoment" despite Catholic Church which forbids homosexual relations and "marriage".


Fr.Martin promoting a book that celebrates homosexual 'marriages' and couples
Gay book promoted by Fr. Martin on social media.
Fr. Martin continually pushes the gay agenda and leads people away from Catholic Teachings. Not a peep from Pope Francis on any of this-and all of this is very well known. Martin has a large following on social media and his book "Building a Bridge" has the support of many inside the Church- including Bishops. See my review on Martin's book HERE.

He's not the only one. 

Fr. Thomas Rosica. 

Rosica has banned me from all his social media accounts 😊, guess he didn't like my post about him



Rosica, like Martin, supports homosexual couples despite Catholic teaching. 


Rosica: "What I experienced at Holy Redeemer Parish that week was a very powerful and moving week of prayer, dialogue and openness to the Word of God. If ever I felt to be a bridge-builder and healer, it was that week. I learned that Most Holy Redeemer Church is a vibrant parish community consisting of many retired, elderly people of Eastern European communities as well as their new neighbours who were members of the gay community of San Francisco. But not just the gay community, but practicing gay Catholics!" 
Most Holy Redeemer Church is disgustingly pro-gay couples/"marriage". These parishioners are being led away from Christ and salvation and toward eternal Hell.  


Church Militant on Fr. Rosica: 
Quote: "...[Rosica] misled reporters on an almost daily basis at the 2014 and 2015 Synods on the Family in Rome, injecting his own bias into the daily summaries on the private discussions of the bishops in the Synod Hall in the Vatican. On a very regular basis, he kept suggesting and implying that the bishops were being more accepting of homosexuality. The international secular media ran wild with the stories, which turned out to be flat out false.  We had discussions and dinners with bishops and others who were inside the hall and they each assured us that the topic barely came up if at all.
When he and I had a brief face to face in the press hall during the first synod, he told me that the Church no longer teaches that men and women who are having sex outside of marriage and die in that state go to Hell.
Within the past six months, Fr. Thomas Rosica was lecturing seminarians and responded to one of their questions about the purpose of ecumenism. And he responded, the purpose was to make Jews into better Jews and Muslims into better Muslims. Pressed further, he also said Catholics should not be seeing "potential converts in every non-Catholic." He openly laughed at the idea of trying to bring non-Catholics to the faith.
Why are we revisiting the issue of Fr. Rosica's theological failings? Because his hero — his term — former Fr. Gregory Baum, a Canadian priest, has now come out as an active homosexual who admits in his latest book that he kept his homosexuality a secret all these decades so he could be a part of changing the Church, teaching both at Vatican II and the time after the council."
These priests are just some of the wolves in the Church that more than likely won't show up in any attorney general report. Yet their damage to the laity continues.  

And Pope Francis continues to send them out among the sheep (both Martin and Rosica will be at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland this week). The Church has a homosexual priest problem and as long as Pope Francis denies this, the problems will continue. 

There are many others...including Bishops and Cardinals named in the PA report that are still in their positions (like Wuerl). Wolves. 

Predator priests must be removed at once and handed over to authorities for criminal prosecution. No more hiding them or moving them around to do more damage to innocents. Zero tolerance. 

Homosexual and pro-homosexual priests must be removed as well. The untold spiritual damage they do is costing people their eternal souls. This can't continue. 

Until I see Pope Francis purge the Church of ALL these wolves I simply don't believe him. 

Actions speak louder than words your Holiness, lets see some action! 



In Christ, 


Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 



Sources: 

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-08/pope-francis-letter-people-of-god-sexual-abuse.html 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_(slang) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHpKah-Kx-A 

https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2017/04/12/father-james-martin-appointed-pope-francis-vatican-department-communications 

https://www.dw.com/en/chile-pope-francis-questions-sex-abuse-victims-claims-against-bishop-juan-barros/a-42225721 

http://media-downloads.pacourts.us/InterimRedactedReportandResponses.pdf?cb=22148 

http://www.madisoncatholicherald.org/bishopsletters/7730-letter-scandal.html 

http://connecticutcatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2017/06/walking-across-fr-james-martins-lgbt.html  


Friday, August 17, 2018

EWTN Press Release: Daniel A. Burke

Daniel A. Burke Named President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News


Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network has named Daniel A. Burke to the post of President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc. effective Aug. 17, 2018. Burke, who has been serving as the Executive Director of EWTN’s National Catholic Register, will oversee and direct the activities the Network’s global news operations, which include “EWTN News Nightly with Lauren Ashburn,” “The World Over with Raymond Arroyo,” “EWTN Pro-Life Weekly,” “Force for Good,” and Washington, D.C. News Production group as well as The National Catholic Register, Catholic News Agency, ChurchPop, the ACI Group and EWTN’s Vatican Bureau. 

“Over the past several years, EWTN has focused a great deal of effort on creating a global Catholic news platform through television, radio, print and digital,” said Michael P. Warsaw, EWTN Global Catholic Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Dan Burke is a perfect choice to lead these operations. He is uniquely suited to help facilitate cooperation and editorial collaboration across our multiple outlets. I am confident this will result in a greatly strengthened position for all of our news operations.” In his new role, Burke will report directly to Warsaw.

Dan Burke joined EWTN as part of the Network’s acquisition of the National Catholic Register in 2011. Burke’s background, prior to his arrival at EWTN, included global strategy development, business and technology consulting, and organizational development. He is an award-winning author and editor of 11 books on authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan is also the founder of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, which offers graduate studies in spiritual theology to priests, religious, and laity in more than 70 countries.

“EWTN Foundress Mother Angelica changed the face of Catholicism in America as she advanced the Gospel through her use of the media,” said Burke in reacting to the appointment. “The Network has not only continued her legacy through EWTN, but now through Catholic news has dramatically expanded EWTN’s work of evangelization around the world. I am honored to play a small role in this great work of God and look forward to serving the vital mission of EWTN News as we engage and examine the events of the day through the lens of the teachings of the Church.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 38th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 275 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division. 


Saturday, August 11, 2018

What would you do?

In all honesty, I think I would have smacked this priest if he did this to my kid. 😠


"A family were forced to wrestle their baby away from a French priest who was baptising him, after the clergyman lost his temper and violently smacked the boy across the face.
In a video of the incident, the Catholic priest can be seen blessing the boy while making the sign of the cross with his hand over the child’s body. The baby then begins to cry loudly, disrupting the ceremony.
The priest, speaking in French, can be heard saying the boy is having a “tantrum” and he needs water poured on his head to become a “little Christian.” He then mutters “calm down, calm down, you must calm down” while visibly bristling with frustration. Suddenly, he snaps and strikes the child across the face.
The person who was filming the baptism can be heard gasping. The priest, reluctant to let go, can then be seen grabbing the baby’s neck and body before putting his face and hand over the boy's face to muffle his cries."


I missed this story when it came out in June of this year. Just stumbled across it tonight and was shocked and sickened by it. 


In Christ, 

Julie 


Link:
https://www.newsweek.com/video-catholic-priest-caught-violently-slapping-baby-during-baptism-stop-it-989009



Sunday, August 5, 2018

Now is not the time to panic good and faithful servants




Between the latest homosexual priests scandals and cover-ups; to the pope changing the catechism some people have apparently reached their limits. 

It's understandable, but not an excuse to jump ship. 



I left a comment over on The Remnant...
Julie: I pray for this pope and I try so hard to love him...but I fear him. He seems to be purposely destructive...makes me think of the prophecy's from Emmerich about those inside the Church tearing Her down from the inside.
I wonder...will the next pope be able to "undo" what our current pope is doing?
And a wonderful woman quoted the Catechism (a part that so far, hasn't changed). 
Ann Malley replies to Julie @ CT Catholic Corner...  
Look to CCC 675: Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers (cf. Lk 18:8; Mt 24:12). The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth (cf. Lk 21:12; Jn 15: 19-20), will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of His Messiah come in the flesh (cf. 2Thess 2: 4-12; 1Thess 5: 2-3; 2Jn 7:1; 1Jn 2:18, 22).
We all knew this was coming, but we forget when these things happen. We are shook and scandalized and frustrated and angry. I happen to believe the Anne Catherine Emmerich prophecies about what is coming... the near total (the gates of hell will not prevail against His Church) destruction of the Church by Freemasons and rotten clergy in the Church. So I can't say that I am surprised by anything coming from the Church any more. It breaks my heart to see and it does make me angry, but I am not shocked by it because we have been warned. 

Anne Catherine Emmerich prophecy

“Last night I had a vision of the Pope. I saw St. Francis carrying the church, and the basilica of St. Peter borne on the shoulders of a little man who had something of the Jew in his countenance. It looked very perilous. Mary stood on the north side of the church with her mantle extended over it. The little man was almost bent double. He is, as yet, a laic. I know who he is. The twelve men whom I always see as the twelve new Apostles ought to have helped him, but they arrive too late; however, just as he was about to fall, they all ran up with myriads of angels to his assistance. It was only the pavement and the back part of the church, for all the rest had been demolished by the secret society helped by the servants of the church themselves. They bore it to another place, and it seems as if rows of palaces fell before it like fields of wheat in harvest time.


“When I saw St. Peter’s in this ruinous state and so many ecclesiastics laboring, though secretly, at its destruction, I was so overcome that I cried earnestly to Jesus for mercy. Then I saw my Heavenly Spouse (Jesus) before me under the form of a youth. He spoke to me for a long time. He told me that this translation of St. Peter’s signified that the Church would apparently fall to total ruin: but that, resting on these supports, she would be raised up again. Even if there should remain but one Catholic Christian, the Church would again triumph since its foundations were not cast in the intellect or councils of men. She had never yet been without members praying and suffering for her. He showed me all that He Himself had endured for her, what efficacy He had bestowed upon the merits and labors of the martyrs and He ended by saying that He would endure it all over again if it were possible for Him again to suffer. He showed me, also, in numberless pictures, the miserable aims of Christians and ecclesiastics throughout the whole world. The vision grew wider, more extended, until it embraced my own country; and then Jesus exhorted me to perseverance in prayer and expiatory suffering. It was an unspeakably great and sorrowful picture. I cannot describe it!”[clip]

And...“Then, I saw that everything that pertained to Protestantism was gradually gaining the upper hand, and the Catholic religion fell into complete decadence. Most priests were lured by the glittering but false knowledge of young school-teachers, and they all contributed to the work of the destruction


“In those days, Faith will fall very low, and it will be preserved in some places only, in a few cottages and in a few families which God has protected from disasters and wars.”[end quote] 

We have the Sacred Scriptures as mentioned in the catechism and many prophecies warning us about what is coming, so none of us should be shocked to be witnessing these things. Saddened yes, but not so much that we jump out of the Ark of our Salvation and into certain death. 

We were warned so that we could be prepared. 

We must hold fast to the authentic Faith, go to Mass and Confession, practice a good devout prayer life and work out our salvation as Saint Paul tells us while trying to save the souls of those around us. If we want to hear "Well done, good and faithful servant" at the end of our life, then we must be "good and faithful" until the end of our lives.

Don't jump ship in the storm- there is no salvation to be found anywhere else. 




In Christ and holding on, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 


links: 

https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/4000-killing-capital-punishment-francis-vs-the-catholic-church

http://catholicprophecy.org/venerable-anna-emmerich/ 

https://www.lifesitenews.com//news/church-at-crisis-moment-that-demands-serious-pain-and-soul-searching-ewtn-p 




Friday, August 3, 2018

Pope Francis changes Catholic catechism



Glad I tuned in to Raymond Arroyo's The World Over on EWTN last night.  



I've read several articles on what the pope has done, and I found one that really stands out to me. 

If you haven't yet read any articles on what Pope Francis has done, I highly recommend The Remnant's article: Killing Capital Punishment: Francis vs. the Catholic Church
Written by Christopher A. Ferrara

From Twitter...

I can see where some Catholics would come to this conclusion. 


I've got nothing to add to this, except God help us. 🙏


In Christ, 


Julie 



https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/4000-killing-capital-punishment-francis-vs-the-catholic-church


https://twitter.com/mange513/status/1025403309606227968



Thursday, July 26, 2018

How can Dogma change?



I've ignore this for years, but its come up in an interesting email discussion with a Catholic friend of mine and we would like some answers. 

Can anyone help us out here? 

"No salvation outside the Catholic Church"  
“The Most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, also Jews, heretics, and schismatics can ever be partakers of eternal life, but that they are to go into the eternal fire ‘which was prepared for the devil and his angels’ (Mt. 25:41) unless before death they are joined with Her… No one, let his almsgiving be as great as it may, no one, even if he pour out his blood for the Name of Christ can be saved unless they abide within the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.”  -Pope Eugene IV, ex cathedra, Council of Florence, Cantate Domino (1441 AD) 

“The universal Church of the faithful is one outside of which none is saved.” -Pope Innocent III, ex cathedra, Fourth Lateran Council (1215 AD) 





-Vs-

"Yes! There is salvation outside the Church!" 
DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH
LUMEN GENTIUM
SOLEMNLY PROMULGATED BY HIS HOLINESS
POPE PAUL VI
ON NOVEMBER 21, 1964   
15. The Church recognizes that in many ways she is linked with those who, being baptized, are honored with the name of Christian, though they do not profess the faith in its entirety or do not preserve unity of communion with the successor of Peter. (14*) For there are many who honor Sacred Scripture, taking it as a norm of belief and a pattern of life, and who show a sincere zeal. They lovingly believe in God the Father Almighty and in Christ, the Son of God and Saviour. (15*) They are consecrated by baptism, in which they are united with Christ. They also recognize and accept other sacraments within their own Churches or ecclesiastical communities. Many of them rejoice in the episcopate, celebrate the Holy Eucharist and cultivate devotion toward the Virgin Mother of God.(16*) They also share with us in prayer and other spiritual benefits. Likewise we can say that in some real way they are joined with us in the Holy Spirit, for to them too He gives His gifts and graces whereby He is operative among them with His sanctifying power. Some indeed He has strengthened to the extent of the shedding of their blood. In all of Christ's disciples the Spirit arouses the desire to be peacefully united, in the manner determined by Christ, as one flock under one shepherd, and He prompts them to pursue this end. (17*) Mother Church never ceases to pray, hope and work that this may come about. She exhorts her children to purification and renewal so that the sign of Christ may shine more brightly over the face of the earth. 
16. Finally, those who have not yet received the Gospel are related in various ways to the people of God.(18*) In the first place we must recall the people to whom the testament and the promises were given and from whom Christ was born according to the flesh.(125) On account of their fathers this people remains most dear to God, for God does not repent of the gifts He makes nor of the calls He issues.(126) But the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator. In the first place amongst these there are the Muslims, who, professing to hold the faith of Abraham, along with us adore the one and merciful God, who on the last day will judge mankind. Nor is God far distant from those who in shadows and images seek the unknown God, for it is He who gives to all men life and breath and all things,(127) and as Saviour wills that all men be saved.(128) Those also can attain to salvation who through no fault of their own do not know the Gospel of Christ or His Church, yet sincerely seek God and moved by grace strive by their deeds to do His will as it is known to them through the dictates of conscience.(19*) Nor does Divine Providence deny the helps necessary for salvation to those who, without blame on their part, have not yet arrived at an explicit knowledge of God and with His grace strive to live a good life. Whatever good or truth is found amongst them is looked upon by the Church as a preparation for the Gospel.(20*) She knows that it is given by Him who enlightens all men so that they may finally have life. But often men, deceived by the Evil One, have become vain in their reasonings and have exchanged the truth of God for a lie, serving the creature rather than the Creator.(129) Or some there are who, living and dying in this world without God, are exposed to final despair. Wherefore to promote the glory of God and procure the salvation of all of these, and mindful of the command of the Lord, "Preach the Gospel to every creature",(130) the Church fosters the missions with care and attention."

Did Vatican II change Dogma to say non-Catholics are saved by other faiths? Like the example of the Muslims mentioned? 

What happened? The Catechism (below) seems clear that belief in Christ is necessary for salvation- but what sort of belief? The Muslims believe Jesus was just a good prophet? Is that enough for salvation now? 

Is it the "We have the 'hope' all people will be saved" that Bishop Barron is always talking about? 

Is it merely the ignorant who never knew about Jesus, but had they known they would have believed? 

Or... has the Church completely changed centuries of Catholic Dogma? 


Thanks! 


In Christ, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 


Catechism: 

161 Believing in Jesus Christ and in the One who sent him for our salvation is necessary for obtaining that salvation. 42 "Since "without faith it is impossible to please [God]" and to attain to the fellowship of his sons, therefore without faith no one has ever attained justification, nor will anyone obtain eternal life 'But he who endures to the end.'"]


 Part 1, Section 1, Chapter 3, Article 2, SubSection 1  

169 Salvation comes from God alone; but because we receive the life of faith through the Church, she is our mother: "We believe the Church as the mother of our new birth, and not in the Church as if she were the author of our salvation." 55 Because she is our mother, she is also our teacher in the faith.

 
Link: 


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Great Adventure Catholic Bible


OK, the title is kinda hokey but I like what this Bible will include. 

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*Color-coding for easy reference. Uses the popular Bible Timeline system that’s used by hundreds of thousands of Catholics to learn the Bible 
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Being a convert to Catholicism, I grew up using Protestant reference Bibles- I adored them because they taught about the people, places and background information about the stories in the Bible. Granted it was flawed because it was Protestant, but my point is, I always wanted more information for better understanding of what I was reading in the Bible - reference Bibles gave that to me. 

Now I'm thrilled to find a new Catholic "reference" Bible being published that seems to include all those things. 

Ad quote from Ascension Press
Features
*A full-color Bible with a beautiful eye-catching design
 
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*Twelve articles give a summary and explanation of each period of salvation history. 
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*Seventy Key Event call-outs provide a brief description of the milestones in the biblical narrative. 
*Includes sixteen newly designed full-color maps. 
*The words of Jesus are printed in red. 
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*Two ribbon markers.


Source: https://shop.ascensionpress.com/products/the-great-adventure-catholic-bible 



In Christ, 

Julie @Connecticut Catholic Corner 


Monday, July 23, 2018

EWTN: Bravery Under Fire, Father Willie Doyle



Bravery Under Fire: EWTN To Air The Heroic Story
Of Irish Army Chaplain Father Willie Doyle



Irondale, AL (EWTN) – He was so brave during the First World War that he ran countless times into “no man’s land” to drag fellow soldiers to safety. He was so devout that he would arise early to swim and pray in an icy lake, yet he was “such a jovial character” that everyone wanted to hang out with him.

He was Father Willie Doyle, and he was an Irish Catholic Jesuit, who enlisted as a Chaplain in the British Army in 1915 because he wanted to be on the battlefield with soldiers when they most needed a priest. Learn all about his amazing life, including his “Bravery Under Fire,” when EWTN’s newest docudrama premieres at 10 p.m. ET, Sunday, Aug. 12. (Encores air at 3:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Aug. 16; 9 a.m. ET, Saturday, August 18; and 1:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, August 19. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.)

While Father Willie’s early life sets the stage, his story really comes to life after the outbreak of the First World War when the 42-year-old priest joined the British Army, 16th Irish Division, as a Catholic Chaplain.

“All denominations loved him,” said Director/Producer Campbell Miller. “They knew no matter what happened, even if they were out in no man’s land and left for dead, Father Willie would come for them. He didn’t just come once. He came multiple times a day. He would drag that soldier back if injured or, if they weren’t going to make it, he would lie down beside them and give them the last rites.”

Miller said all the soldiers wanted to be in Father Willie’s dugout because it appeared to them that no one who fought near him was killed. However, that changed in August 1917. Father Willie went out on the battlefield to rescue two men, and was caught in a mortar attack.

Says Miller: “Father Willie wanted to give the men that passed away a dignified Christian burial. It feels very odd that this could not be awarded to him because they never actually found his body. He was blown to bits.”
Father Willie Doyle was an Irish Catholic Jesuit, who enlisted as a Chaplain in the British Army in 1915 because he wanted to be on the battlefield with soldiers when they most needed a priest.Learn all about his amazing life, including his “Bravery Under Fire,” when EWTN’s newest docudrama premieres at 10 p.m. ET, Sunday, Aug. 12. (Encores air at 3:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Aug. 16; 9 a.m. ET, Saturday, August 18; and 1:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, August 19. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.)

This might seem like a sad ending, but Miller says no one who looks at Father Willie’s life ultimately comes away sad.


“I would have wanted to hang out with Father Willie” he said. “Here was a man who gave up his life for his friends. You see that there was no fear. You see, in his limited time on earth, the respect people had for him and the impact he had on so many people while he was alive -- and even afterward from the pamphlets he wrote. “Shall I Become a Priest?”, one of his pamphlets, brought many to the priesthood. When you see what he accomplished, you can’t help but get inspired.”

Father Willie’s cause for canonization, which was put forward in 1943, has languished. Miller says: “My hope for this film is that it will cause people to again look at his cause for canonization.”

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