Thursday, February 15, 2018

Faith is not a Buffet where You Can Choose Which Truths to Believe. Whosoever has True Faith Accepts Everything that God Revealed which is Guarded by His Church

  • The buffet "Catholics", are neither Catholics nor have faith, but mere personal opinions.
  • Faith must be integral or it is not faith.
  • Whoever has faith believes all that God revealed, not just the dogmas that he likes or agrees with.
  • There is no foundation more true and rational than the Truth that God left us, because God never lies since He is the Truth itself.
  • He who consciously and pertinaciously denies one or more dogmas of the Catholic faith is a formal heretic.
  • Such person would be in error and would not be a formal heretic if he does not deny it with pertinacity.
  • The formal heretic who denies a single truth of faith, does not believe in the others with true faith but as a simple personal opinion. Therefore, the heretic does not have faith.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Prayer reminder for the thirteenth day of each month


We remind you that today, as every 13th day of each month, we will join together in prayer for five minutes, for the intentions that are explained in the following link: http://www.catholicityblog.com/2016/01/appeal-to-our-friendsreaders.html

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Faith of the Church on the Holy Eucharist


Canons on the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist
Session XIV of the Dogmatic Council of Trent
of November 25, 1551 (Denz. 883 to 893):

CANON 1.-If any one denieth, that, in the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist, are contained truly, really, and substantially, the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently the whole Christ; but saith that He is only therein as in a sign, or in figure, or virtue; let him be anathema.

CANON 2.-If any one saith, that, in the sacred and holy sacrament of the Eucharist, the substance of the bread and wine remains conjointly with the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, and denieth that wonderful and singular conversion of the whole substance of the bread into the Body, and of the whole substance of the wine into the Blood-the species Only of the bread and wine remaining-which conversion indeed the Catholic Church most aptly calls Transubstantiation; let him be anathema.

CANON 3.-If any one denieth, that, in the venerable sacrament of the Eucharist, the whole Christ is contained under each species, and under every part of each species, when separated; let him be anathema.

CANON 4.-If any one saith, that, after the consecration is completed, the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ are not in the admirable sacrament of the Eucharist, but (are there) only during the use, whilst it is being taken, and not either before or after; and that, in the hosts, or consecrated particles, which are reserved or which remain after communion, the true Body of the Lord remaineth not; let him be anathema.

CANON 6.-If any one saith, that, in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist, Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, is not to be adored with the worship, even external of latria; and is, consequently, neither to be venerated with a special festive solemnity, nor to be solemnly borne about in processions, according to the laudable and universal rite and custom of holy church; or, is not to be proposed publicly to the people to be adored, and that the adorers thereof are idolators; let him be anathema.

CANON 7.-If any one saith, that it is not lawful for the sacred Eucharist to be reserved in the sacrarium, but that, immediately after consecration, it must necessarily be distributed amongst those present; or, that it is not lawful that it be carried with honour to the sick; let him be anathema.

CANON 8.-lf any one saith, that Christ, given in the Eucharist, is eaten spiritually only, and not also sacramentally and really; let him be anathema.

CANON 9.-If any one denieth, that all and each of Christ's faithful of both sexes are bound, when they have attained to years of discretion, to communicate every year, at least at Easter, in accordance with the precept of holy Mother Church; let him be anathema.

CANON 10.-If any one saith, that it is not lawful for the celebrating priest to communicate himself; let him be anathema.

CANON 11.-lf any one saith, that faith alone is a sufficient preparation for receiving the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist; let him be anathema. And for fear lest so great a sacrament may be received unworthily, and so unto death and condemnation, this holy Synod ordains and declares, that sacramental confession, when a confessor may be had, is of necessity* to be made beforehand, by those whose conscience is burthened with mortal sin, how contrite even soever they may think themselves. But if any one shall presume to teach, preach, or obstinately to assert, or even in public disputation to defend the contrary, he shall be thereupon excommunicated.

*NOTE OF THE EDITORIAL: In cases of real emergency, when there is no possibility to go to Confession individually for lack of time, such as when an army goes to war or a ship sinks, with a previous Act of Contrition and purpose of amendment, the priest proceed to a collective absolution with the condition that the faithful go to Confession individually afterwards, if they’re still alive. Unfortunately today's Modernism proceeds to apply it in common situations unduly. For example: It is not a basis for doing so the high number of faithful who attend Mass, as some Modernists abusively and sacrilegiously claim.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mortification


How to preserve sanctifying grace? Avoiding mortal sin. The main means to avoid it are:
1.- Thinking about the last moments (death, judgment, hell and heaven).
2.- Flee from sin.
3.- Mortification.
4.- Fight against idleness.
5.- Prayer.
6.- Frequent the sacraments.
7.- Devotion to Mary.
8.- Fight against temptations.

Mortification

We must mortify the senses of the body and the powers of the soul.
a) Mortify your eyes. "The other senses are the windows of the soul," says St. Augustine, "but the eyes are its doors." You are not forbidden to see but you are forbidden to look. Young people, you must look at all the maidens as you look at your sister, and all the women as you look at your mother.
b) Mortify the taste, trying not to eat or drink excessively. St. Jerome states: "I will never believe that a drunkard is a chaste man."
c) Mortify touch, because your body is a sacred vessel that can only be touched with respect.
d) Mortify your mind, taking care of all your thoughts, fantasies and memories that can open the door to the enemy, rejecting them in the act.
e) Mortify your heart, in its affections too sensitive, even if they are supernatural, because they begin with the spirit and come to rest in the flesh (Gal 3.3).

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Castellani Dixit:


"The more religious a man is, the less he desires to show off his religiosity, to pray with shouts or to blow trumpets -and to invite journalists- when he gives alms." The great modesty to show the good that lies within us comes from the fear of the handling that ruins everything. When a man has extraordinary gifts he has a great desire to look like an ordinary man, at least religiously. "

Leonardo Castellani (1899 - 1981)