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“Part I: Why Do We Need Confession and What Is Mortal Sin?
If you know Part I, you can skip to Part II.
We are all born in original sin, meaning the status quo of even the cutest baby on earth before baptism has natural goodness but no supernatural goodness. Still, God has a plan of a supernatural beatitude planned for that baby in heaven in both body and soul. Because transmitted original sin separates us all from God, it would take a great sacrifice of a God-man to reconcile any person born in sin: God, because only a pure and blameless and boundless sacrifice can appease an infinite offense against an infinitely good God. Man, because a sacrifice of man is needed since “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.”—Hb 9:22. Thus, the only thing that can reconcile us sinners to God is a God-man, Jesus Christ on His cross. The merits of His Passion, Death and Resurrection are communicated first by baptism (1 Pt 3:21) and later confession of actual sins to a priest (Jn 20:22-23.)”

Source Article: https://padreperegrino.org/2019/08/mortalsins/?fbclid=IwAR3e08FdIV-31UpxED9l85AvUAoRov7VGMRYqxlbS7rLPZkeGQKTFoEe_Eo

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When Catholics speak about the Church as the “barque of St. Peter,” two images usually come to mind—the actual fishing boat of St. Peter and the ark that saved Noah and his family from the Genesis flood. Indeed, since the time of the Fathers, Catholics have always seen the epic ark as a type of …

Source: Ten Ways Noah’s Ark Prefigured the Church

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Laity engaging in spiritual battle to help persecuted priests

Source: St. Joseph’s Battalion Rises After Leader Is Struck Dow

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Repressed+Memories+During+the+1990s,+the+idea+of+repressing+painful+memories+became+a+big+topic.jpgBits of hallucinations when we wake up during sleep paralysis can seem true.

“However, to quote the American Psychological Association, there is “little or no empirical support” for the concept of repressed or dissociated memories of sexual abuse. People who were sexually abused as children usually do remember some or all of the event, although they may not talk about it or see it clearly.”

Source Article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/open-gently/201504/we-dont-repress-painful-childhood-memories

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“In March of this year, Pope Francis addressed the participants at the Vatican’s conference titled, “RELIGIONS AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS): LISTENING TO THE CRY OF THE EARTH AND OF THE POOR“. In his speech, Pope Francis applauded the adoption of the 2015 SDGs, and even indicated that the SDGs would lead to a “sustainable world order.” In his opening remarks, quoting himself from Laudato Si, Pope Francis said:
“The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, approved by more than 190 nations in September 2015, were a great step forward for global dialogue, marking a vitally “new and universal solidarity” (Laudato Si’, 14).”
Later in his speech, addressing what he called the “myth of unlimited growth and consumption,” he indicated that the SDGs were merely providing the foundation for a “sustainable world order” saying:
“While it is certainly necessary to aim for a set of development goals, this is not sufficient for a fair and sustainable world order.”
And just a few days ago, speaking to participants of the International Conference of the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, Pope Francis “urged more progress on sustainable development goals.”
This growing focus and fascination with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals is deeply concerning, especially considering the fact that the goals are so firmly rooted in Communist ideology.
So, what are the Sustainable Development Goals? They’re a United Nations plan for the creation of a global socialist utopia thinly disguised as a poverty reduction program. They are the fruit born out of Agenda 21, the Millennium Development Goals and a host of other socialist programs developed by the United Nations.
In short, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the first step in achieving several of the goals laid out in Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. In truth, these goals are Communist goals, through and through. Here’s a snap-shop of how specific portions of the SDGs line up with identified Communist goals:

Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Communists have always used the plight of the poor as justification for the implementation of their nefarious schemes
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Plank 7 of the Communist Manifesto calls for a top-down approach to industry and agriculture
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
A 1938 issue of a Communist publication concluded that “Only through the final victory of world socialism can the vast stores of available scientific knowledge really be put to work for the full benefit of humanity. ‘Socialized medicine’ is a meaningless phrase except in a socialized society.”
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Plank 10 of the Communist Manifesto is “Free education for all children in public schools.”
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Communism has pushed for working women since the beginning of the Revolution in Russia.
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Plank 8 of the Communist Manifesto: Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Plank 9 of the Communist Manifesto: Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
This is an echo of Karl Marx’s mandate, “From each according to his ability to each according to his needs.”
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
This is pure global governance orchestrated by an entity with authority above national sovereignty.”

Full Article Here: https://www.lepantoin.org/pope-francis-promotes-goals-created-by-communists/?fbclid=IwAR3n3eP7kOsyuxlYauLC4XV3kInVIWD3RE57QUQ5yJ-cKhywcW_QSJT0Ul0

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“When reading comments on the nativity (for example in Ouspensky’s “The Meaning of Icons”) one finds that the inclusion of this detail is a reference to the prophecy of Isaiah:
The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel has not known me, and my people have not understood.
Some apocryphal texts have the ass and the ox worshiping the Christ child, such as the gospel of pseudo-Matthew:
Therefore, the animals, the ox and the ass, with him in their midst incessantly adored him. Then was fulfilled that which was said by Habakkuk the prophet, saying, “Between two animals you are made manifest.”
What though is the relationship between the ox and the ass, why are these animals paired together so? We will often read that traditionally, the ox is seen as Israel, and the ass is seen as the Gentiles. This comes from a very important distinction about the two animals. The ox is a “clean” animal, and the ass is an “unclean” animal according to dietary proscription in the Old Testament.
Mixing the clean and the unclean is related very tightly to the mixing of Jews and Gentiles. The clearest example of this is in St-Peter’s vision of the clean and unclean meats placed together, which signify the entry of Gentiles into the body of the Church. Indeed there is a Mosaic law which I have never seen quoted in relation to the Nativity Icon, but which seems to hold one of the keys to the ass and the ox:
Thou shall not plow with an ox and an ass yoked together.
What is proscribed, the yoking of the clean and unclean, the bringing together of the “inside” and “outside” can only be accomplished without sin by the Christ, the incarnation of the Logos. In fact, even St-Paul following this tradition, uses the same imagery to warn Christians not to be “yoked” with unbelievers.”

Source:  https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/why-an-ass-and-an-ox-in-the-nativity-icon/?fbclid=IwAR27AOS5R7li955XQgeGPWb9HpX3fub-t0OnSwsJJDeyTRM0VxfJwChlOfs

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