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“The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” (Psalm 119:130)

“Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints …” (Ephesians 1:18)


“Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayest believe, but believe that thou mayest understand.” -St. Augustine

“Understanding is the sure and clear knowledge of some invisible thing.” -St. Bernard

“Thus understanding and love, that is, the knowledge of and delight in the truth, are, as it were, the two arms of the soul, with which it embraces and comprehends with all the saints the length and breath, the height and depth, that is the eternity, the love, the goodness, and the wisdom of God.” -St. Bernard
The Gift of Understanding: The infused gift of the Holy Spirit given to the mind for grasping revealed truths easily and profoundly. It differs from faith because it gives insight into the meaning of what a person believes, whereas faith, as such, merely assents to what God has revealed. This gift produces three principal effects in those who possess it. They are enabled to penetrate to the very core of revealed truths, without ever fully understanding their meaning; they are confirmed in their belief by acquiring great certitude in the revealed word of God; and they are brought to the knowledge of a greater number of truths by drawing numerous conclusions from revealed principles. (Fr. John Hardon, Modern Catholic Dictionary)

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“Although the belief that, during the consecration at Mass, the offerings of bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ is a central tenet of the Roman Catholic faith, one Catholic apologist told LifeSiteNews that he was “pleasantly surprised” by the findings.
“As I recounted in ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism’ in my 12 years of Catholic teaching, I only heard one teacher bring up Transubstantiation―to deny it,” said John Zmirak via social media. “To mock it, actually, and speak of putting Hosts under microscopes to look for human tissue.”
“To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised … to learn that the number of Catholics today who answered the question correctly was so high,” he continued. “I’d expected less.”
Zmirak blames post-conciliar religious education for the fact that so few Catholics know what the Church teaches.

Sullins pointed out that the word “actual” means something different than “real” in Roman Catholic theology, and the option “Actually become the body and blood of Jesus Christ” should have been rendered something like “Become the real body and blood of Christ.” Some Catholics might not have chosen it because of this confusion, he suggested.
The problem with the second option, “Are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ,” he said, is that the bread and wine offered at Mass are indeed symbols, as well as the real body and blood of Christ. Thus, this answer was also confusing
“What they should have said was ‘merely [symbols]’,” Sullins explained.”

Source Article: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pew-report-only-half-of-americas-catholics-know-what-the-church-teaches-about-communion

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Published on Apr 24, 2018


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Published on Aug 9, 2018

What did Cdl. Wuerl know and when?

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Family and Life.

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That, according to Fr. Fulgence Meyer, OFM, from his 1920s treatise Plain Talks on Marriage.  Of course use of artificial contraception of any type is always and everywhere sinful.  Periodic abstinence can of course be practiced legitimately, but even here there are moral dangers, contrary to what far too many NFP promoters convey to their followers. While there may be occasional, and, according to Father, quite rare, family economic situations that couples may find themselves in, permitting them to engage in periodic abstinence to prevent reproduction, Fr. Meyer notes that the economic justifications for such are often self-serving and dominated by worldly, materialist concerns.  What is far more virtuous for Catholics to engage in, should circumstances force a perceived need to minimize the likelihood of reproduction, is total cessation from the marital act if at all possible, rather than recourse to periodic abstinence.  Of course, this must be agreed…

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Published on Apr 23, 2014

Catholic Answers apologist Trent Horn answers a caller who asks if the devil knew Jesus was the Messiah.

Ever since he converted to Catholicism at the age of seventeen, Trent Horn has had a passion for explaining and defending the Faith. After earning a degree in history from Arizona State University, Trent traveled the country training pro-life advocates on college campuses to engage opponents in compassionate and persuasive dialogue. After completing a master’s degree in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Trent served as the Respect Life Coordinator for the Diocese of Phoenix. In 2012 he joined Catholic Answers as a speaker and staff apologist.

Trent is a dynamic and experienced public speaker who has given hundreds of presentations, from high school assemblies to keynote conference talks. He is a regular guest on Catholic Answers Live and is also the author of Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity published by Catholic Answers Press.


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See: http://catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=45517

For the life of me (no pun intended) I cant think why a sitting President would support the Culture of Death?

Why would we not support the best educations for all children even if they are limited.  Education is the key to stopping the Culture of Death.

We need to support vouchers in our schools and reach out to the children who wont get a good education or a good support system from their families.

That is partly why I think this President supports Planned Parenthood along with Cecil Richardson.  We have been inculturated to think that life is to be wasted if we cannot nuture life.

We look blindly away and not try to resolve the issues and problems in our society.  The key is to get to the children when they are in their youth.  They need to learn that life at the beginning, in their beginning is precious and must be safeguarded.

We need to do a better job of teaching our children what life is all about from the time of conception until the time of natural death.

If we dont there will be a set back in our world as we know it today.  The signs started before and after 1973 when we put forth the right to kill the unborn in the womb.  One third of our culture is gone and as we have stated many times we do not know who we have sacrificed in the name of blindness and apathy.

Work is not easy but we must find better ways to help our culture and society when it comes to the life issues.

The sufferagettes did not teach these women about abortion and they never supported it.  Life is not something we can sacrifice in our natural world.   Life was meant to come into the world at the most opportune and unopportune time.

I am not about empowering women to blindly have children in this world before they are ready or before our men are ready to support and nurture a child.   That to is an issue that must be addressed in a commonsense manner.   On the other hand they musnt consider life a burden.   Our lives are all precious especially in the eyes of God.

Jesus never sanctioned the killing of the born and unborn.  He himself was to be hunted down in this manner with the sword and we must keep this in mind.  This is an important and key issue when we approach the Culture of Death and Life in their true understanding.

So, Mr. President I must disagree with you and Ms. Cecil Richards on your stance to keep this viscious cycle of death and ignorance ongoing in our society at large.

Our children deserve better education regarding the life issues.  We all need to ponder them and revisit them as well.

I know we dont all walk lives of the well to do.  Some of us live under humble existences even today but we must try to understand that we are all responsible and all our brother’s and sister’s keepers.

See:  http://catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=46733

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