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Christianity purged from Western literature

Source: China Erases ‘God,’ ‘Christ’ and ‘Bible’ in Western Classics for Kids

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How Science Gets God Wrong Science Gets God Wrong. To the scientific community, religion is a mystery that should not exist. The greatest mystery is the…

Source: How Science Gets God Wrong – Return to Order.org

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“Private Revelations

St. John of the Cross, a Doctor of the Church and one of the greatest of mystic theologians, who had had so many special favors himself, is very severe with persons who desire to be the recipients of visions and revelations. He never wearies of repeating that the proximate means of union with God in this life is the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and love. True growth consists in intensified love, which is founded on faith and hope. Now although St. John encourages everyone to aim at infused contemplation, even though relatively few attain it, he strongly reproves anyone who desires to be the recipient of a vision or revelation. They desire to see; faith holds on without seeing.

St. Teresa of Avila, who herself had an abundance of visions, takes a similar stand. She admits that great profit can be had from such things when they are genuine and are received in the proper spirit. Yet she says (Interior Castle 6. 9): “I will only warn you that, when you learn or hear that God is granting souls these graces, you must never beg or desire Him to lead you by this road. Even if you think it is a very good one… there are certain reasons why such a course is not wise.”

She then goes on at length to explain her reasons: First, such a desire shows a lack of humility; second, one thereby leaves self open to “great peril because the devil has only to see a door left a bit ajar to enter”; third, the danger of auto-suggestion: “When a person has a great desire for something, he convinces himself that he is seeing or hearing what he desires.” Fourth, it is presumption for one to want to choose his own path, as only the Lord knows which path is best for us. Fifth, very heavy trials usually go with these favors: could we be sure of being able to bear them? Sixth, “you may well find that the very thing from which you had expected gain will bring you loss.”

She then adds that there are also other reasons, and continues with some wholesome advice that one can become very holy without this sort of thing: “There are many holy people who have never known what it is to receive a favor of this sort, and there are others who receive such favors even though they are not holy.” We think of the frightening words of Our Lord in Mt. 7.22-23. Speaking of the last day, He said: “Many will say to me on that day: “Lord , Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out devils in your name, and work many miracles in your name? And then I will tell them: I never knew you. Depart from me you workers of iniquity.” St. Teresa adds: “It is true that to have these favors must be a very great help towards attaining a high degree of perfection in the virtues; but one who has attained the virtues at the cost of his own work has earned much more merit.”  CONTINUE ARTICLE BELOW:

Source Article: https://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/maryd8.htm

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Met Gala 2018

“The whole thing came across as trailer trash with cash.

What tops it all is that Cardinal Dolan and Fr James Martin were in attendance like official chaplains to Vanity Fair.  One doesn’t want to be too much of a spoil sport, but let’s be honest–this sort of vulgarity with Catholic clergy playing along is reminiscent of the decadence of Renaissance Florence and Rome. There and then the prelates mixed with the super wealthy, either turning a blind eye on their profligacy, prostitution, racketeering and promiscuity or else justifying it and participating in it.

I wish  Michael Voris– the  Savonarola de nos jours might have turned up to turn up the volume and turn up the temperature.”

Source Article: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2018/05/god-a-gala-and-gold-plated-chicken-wings.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=BRSS&utm_campaign=Catholic&utm_content=160

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“The heavens proclaim the glory of God.”

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“What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.”

Source: The Four Sins that Cry Out to Heaven for Vengeance | ChurchPOP

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2016-09-11-niles-aA sermon by St. John Vianney

Source: The World Is Everything and God Is Nothing!

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Catholic Answers Director of Apologetics, Tim Staples, explains why God would create someone knowing they would go to hell.

Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization here at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. Soon after, Tim joined the Marine Corps. During his four-year tour, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities. Immediately after his tour of duty, Tim enrolled in Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and became a youth minister in an Assembly of God community.

During his final year in the Marines, however, Tim met a Marine who really knew his faith and challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. That encounter sparked a two-year search for the truth. Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church!

He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. He then studied theology on a graduate level at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for two years.

Realizing that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.

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CANDIDATES LOVE “GOD TALK”

January 27, 2016 by
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Bill Donohue comments on the presidential candidates and religion:

Looks like they’ve all discovered “God talk.” This includes Bernie Sanders, a devout secularist. He eschews religious ties, though even he says, “I think everyone believes in God in their own way.” Hillary Clinton, who has never been known for her strong religious convictions, told a tiny group of Iowans yesterday that religion “is very important to me.” She did not elaborate.

Last week Donald Trump told a Liberty University audience that “Christianity [is] under siege.” Yet he still refuses to address an anti-Catholic tweet made by his chief spokesperson, Katrina Pierson [click here]. Now Trump is set to be introduced to a crowd this weekend by Rev. Robert Jeffress, another Protestant who has made anti-Catholic remarks. In 2010, he accused the Catholic Church of doing the work of Satan [click here]. Trump now needs to address Jeffress as well.

Jeb Bush sounded very much like Trump last year when he told a Liberty University audience that Christianity is under attack as “something static, narrow and outdated.” Yesterday, he questioned Trump’s veracity. When asked if he thought Trump was a Christian, he said, “No, I don’t know what he is.” Is Bush now calling Trump a liar? He provided no evidence to back up his comment.

Marco Rubio has played musical chairs with religion: He has been a Catholic, a Mormon, and an evangelical Protestant; now he says he is a Catholic again. However, he doesn’t drop the word “Catholicism” when talking to his followers; he prefers to speak about Christianity. Ted Cruz speaks “God talk” better than others, and notes that his father, Rafael, is a pastor. Catholics take note: Rev. Cruz has accused the Catholic Church of “crossing their hands and doing nothing” about the Holocaust [click here]. In fact, no institution did more to undermine Hitler than the Catholic Church. Mr. Cruz should address his father’s ignorant smear.

“God talk” doesn’t cut it. Sincerity does.

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