User Profile: Caleb-Texas

Caleb-Texas

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  • [1] November 25, 2014 at 12:51pm

    You should really talk to all the martyrs through out two millennia who lived and died for Christ within the bossom of His Church!

    Read the life of Catholic saints like:

    St. Ignitious of Antioch, third bishop of Antioch, he died a Martyr in Rome for his faith. He knew the apostle John and Paul. His teachings are preserved in seven letter he wrote to various churches in antiquity. His writing are throughly Catholic in its doctrine.

    St. Jose Sanches del Rio, a 14 year old kid who was martyred in Mexico for refusing to denied Christ! Instead he shouted Viva Cristo Rey which translate Long Live Christ our King! As he died he draw a cross with his blood.

    St. Maximillian Kolbe, who gave his life for a fellow prisoner in Auschwitz concentration camp. He died singing hymns to Christ and praying the daily Holy Rosary.

    Three out of thousands of life given completely to Christ at the bosom of his Church.

  • [1] November 25, 2014 at 12:36pm

    Via,

    Yes I will go to a anti-Cathoic website to learn what the Catholic Church teaches…come on!

  • [3] November 25, 2014 at 12:35pm

    cont.

    The Lord’s Supper is its center, for there the whole community of the faithful encounters the risen Lord who invites them to his banquet:

    The Lord’s day, the day of Resurrection, the day of Christians, is our day. It is called the Lord’s day because on it the Lord rose victorious to the Father. If pagans call it the “day of the sun,” we willingly agree, for today the light of the world is raised, today is revealed the sun of justice with healing in his rays.39

    Paragraph 1167

    Sunday is the pre-eminent day for the liturgical assembly, when the faithful gather “to listen to the word of God and take part in the Eucharist, thus calling to mind the Passion, Resurrection, and glory of the Lord Jesus, and giving thanks to God who ‘has begotten them again, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead’ unto a living hope”:

    When we ponder, O Christ, the marvels accomplished on this day, the Sunday of your holy resurrection, we say: “Blessed is Sunday, for on it began creation . . . the world’s salvation . . . the renewal of the human race. . . . On Sunday heaven and earth rejoiced and the whole universe was filled with light. Blessed is Sunday, for on it were opened the gates of paradise so that Adam and all the exiles might enter it without fear.

    You read the Catechism for free at:

    http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

  • [4] November 25, 2014 at 12:34pm

    Via Dolorosa,

    Lets actually look at the Catechism of the Catholic Church and see how deep in scripture, wish in historical tradition of the early church and beautiful it truly is:

    About the Sabbath and the Lord’s Day:

    Paragraph 2175:

    Sunday is expressly distinguished from the sabbath which it follows chronologically every week; for Christians its ceremonial observance replaces that of the sabbath. In Christ’s Passover, Sunday fulfills the spiritual truth of the Jewish sabbath and announces man’s eternal rest in God. For worship under the Law prepared for the mystery of Christ, and what was done there prefigured some aspects of Christ:

    Those who lived according to the old order of things have come to a new hope, no longer keeping the sabbath, but the Lord’s Day, in which our life is blessed by him and by his death.

    It was the apostles, inspired by the Holy Spirit that celebrated the Lord’s day on Sunday:

    Paragraph 1166

    “By a tradition handed down from the apostles which took its origin from the very day of Christ’s Resurrection, the Church celebrates the Paschal mystery every seventh day, which day is appropriately called the Lord’s Day or Sunday.” The day of Christ’s Resurrection is both the first day of the week, the memorial of the first day of creation, and the “eighth day,” on which Christ after his “rest” on the great sabbath inaugurates the “day that the Lord has made,” the “day that knows no evening.”

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  • [3] November 25, 2014 at 11:25am

    Via Dolorasa,

    I am willing to bet that you have never hold the Catechism of the Catholic Church in your hands. I challenge you to see for yourself exactly what the Catholic Church has thought for about 2,000 years instead of repeating all tired and discredited canards from anti-Catholic bigots. At the very least you will not be attacking straw man…

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  • [2] November 25, 2014 at 11:17am

    VIA Dolorosa,

    I hope to clarify some of your points about our Blessed Mother Mary:

    We read in Luke 1:46-48:

    “And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.”

    We believe as many other protestant believe that Mary has a special and unique role in the history of salvation. She is the mother of God, the ark of the new covenant, our Lord Jesus Christ!

    The reverence that we give Mary only reflects the monumental importance of Christ in our salvation. We as Catholics don’t worship Mary. To do so would be a grievous sin. We do ask her and the saints in heaven to pray for us. As Christian we believe that we are called to pray for one another (1 Timothy 2:1-15) but also we believe as St. Paul teaches that neither death or principalities can separate us form God (paraphrasing Romans 8:38) and therefore we know that once in heaven we will be even closer to God and able to intercede and pray for those that are here on earth as John describes in Revelation 5:8. We do this through the mediation of Christ, the one mediator between God

    To pray is not to worship. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as introducing a question, request or plea. I understand your perspective on this and I doubt that I can completely clarify the position of the Catholic faith in such a format but I hope this helps a little bit concerning praying to Mary…

  • [3] November 24, 2014 at 7:01pm

    Completely agree with Mark

  • [2] November 13, 2014 at 4:13pm

    JB,

    I tried to keep this conversation civil and charitable, something that you should learn in order to be a more effective apologist, arguing that I am lying or ignorant is comical at best.

    You seem to be confusing rites of the Catholic Church with Eastern Orthodox Churches, which are NOT in full communion with the Bishop of Rome. This is an important distinction that you are failing to make. The Catholic Church is one, universal and apostolic church that is made up of different rites such as the Roman Rite and the Byzantine Rite just to mention two of them.

    When I refer to Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church I am referring to those Catholic Churches from the East that are indeed in full communion with the Bishop of Rome and the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

    Now if you are making the argument that the Eastern Catholic Catholic Churches (those eastern rites that are in full communion with the Catholic Church) deny the doctrine of Purgatory. I will be more than happy to see the evidence and be fraternally corrected.

    Caleb

  • [1] November 7, 2014 at 5:44pm

    By Faith… you are in great form today!

    Great to see you! God Bless!

  • [3] November 7, 2014 at 5:43pm

    BTW the theology behind indulgences is solidly based on scripture and the catholic teaching on indulgence has never change or stop.

    For a great explication of indulgence and the Catholic Church I recommend you this link:

    http://www.catholic.com/tracts/primer-on-indulgences

  • [2] November 7, 2014 at 5:40pm

    JB Again you should know better…there are many teachings of the Catholic Church that were universally held before they were flushed out and define, that does not mean that they were invented when they were proclaim as dogma. Moreover there is alway room to grow deeper in knowledge about our believes…this is what Cardinal John Henry Newman wrote about in his Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine.

  • [2] November 7, 2014 at 5:35pm

    JB you talk like you know a lot about the Catholic Church but you got certain facts wrong. As you know the Catholic Church is constituted by multiples liturgical rites including some from the east and some from the west. However they all are fully united in the their teachings.

    When you said “no other rite of the Catholic Church accepts Purgatory dogma” you are making an incorrect statement. All rite are in full communion with the Bishop of Rome and thereby in full communion with the teachings of the universal church.

    You most also know that proclaiming a a believe as dogmatic do not entailed that that believe was not previously held to be true by the universal church. There are plenty of examples of dogmatic teachings of the Catholic Church that have been always held by the church but were not dogmatically define.

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  • [2] November 5, 2014 at 6:15pm

    Chamber and Begree very well said…I like all your question be green!

  • [2] November 5, 2014 at 6:13pm

    Dear Brightooth,

    I am sorry but you are misrepresenting the teachings of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church does not teach salvation by works…that is silly! Salvation is a free and un-merrited gift from God. Purgatory is throughly biblical:

    Rev 21:27, Matthew 5:48, Mathew 12:32, Matthew 5:24-25, I Corinthians 3:11-15,
    and II Maccabees 12:39-46 (but protestant excluded this book)

  • November 5, 2014 at 6:01pm

    Hi!!!!

  • [1] November 5, 2014 at 5:57pm

    Dear Mark,

    The point that JB brings is a valid point but for the sake of discussion lets assume for a second that Jesus meant heaven.

    Two points:

    First, purgatory is not necessary a place but a state of being. Many theologian including Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) have speculated that purgatory can happen in an instant as the soul meets the purifying fire of God’s love.

    Second, after the thief accepted Christ his suffering on the Cross can be redemptive suffering, as they are united with Christ suffering…in order words yes he is going to be with Jesus and he knows it but he still need to endure his Cross!

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  • [2] November 5, 2014 at 5:49pm

    Say what?

  • November 5, 2014 at 5:25pm

    Well said!

  • [2] November 5, 2014 at 5:24pm

    I am sorry to break it to you but Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) is a man-made tradition. That is about 497 years old.

  • November 5, 2014 at 5:22pm

    Great post!

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