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Friday, 31 August 2012

A repetition of a condemnation and interdict and more tomorrow

Warning Letter: Diocese of La Crosse

Repetition of this warning from the CDF

2007 Notification Regarding Vassula Ryden

A facsimile of a bishop's condemnation of one apparition site

There are many false apparitions at this time. One has been thoroughly condemned by the local ordinary. I pass on that letter.Caution: Holy Love Ministries - Diocese of Cleveland

A Warning on False Seers Again--Oh, Foolish Galatians

The errors spilling forth from some websites already mentioned on this blog are leading Catholics astray. A reader has brought to my attention that the followers of this false prophet are saying a sealing prayer for the unbaptised.

This is heresy.

Baptism is the sacrament instituted by Christ to make us adopted children of God and heirs of heaven. There is no other way.

For a seer to claim that people can be saved in any other way is just plain deceit from Satan to lead people away from Christ Himself.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states clearly: "The Lord himself affirms that baptism is 

necessary for salvation [John 3:5]. . . . Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the

Gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of asking for this sacrament [Mark 

16:16]"  CCC 1257. 

And, there will be no further Revelation-from the Catechism again...

66 "The Christian economy, therefore, since it is the new and definitive Covenant, will never pass away; and no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ."28 Yet even if Revelation is already complete, it has not been made completely explicit; it remains for Christian faith gradually to grasp its full significance over the course of the centuries.
67 Throughout the ages, there have been so-called "private" revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ's definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church.
Christian faith cannot accept "revelations" that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain non-Christian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such "revelations". CCC

When I am less busy with my thesis work, I shall return to the long list of falsities from this website.

 It is dangerous and moves even away from Protestantism.

At least Christians of other denominations know that we must be baptised to be saved.

Either by baptism of desire or blood or water, we must be baptised for salvation. 

There are some more dubious statements from this false prophet.

People, only the Pope can claim infallibility and only the Church holds the fullness of the Truth. 

There is no further revelation after the last book of the Bible. This seer is claiming that Jesus

Christ is speaking through him or her and damning those who do not listen. This seer is also 

claiming absolute salvation for those who pray the prayers given to him or her. These are false 


Also, the seer warns that the Church will turn away from Christ. Mary is supposed to be saying this. Cannot Catholics see this an undermining the authority of the Catholic Church? Christ guaranteed that His Church would last until the end of time. Only in and through the Catholic Church is there salvation. We cannot create a church within the Church.

This website, The Warning, has been mentioned in previous posts. Just follow the tags. 

Galatians 3 from wiki text-New Testament-NIV

Faith or Observance of the Law

1You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? 3Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? 4Have you suffered so much for nothing—if it really was for nothing? 5Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?
6Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." 7Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you." 9So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
10All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law." 11Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith." 12The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them." 13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree." 14He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

The Law and the Promise

15Brothers, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case. 16The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say "and to seeds," meaning many people, but "and to your seed," meaning one person, who is Christ. 17What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise. 18For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.
19What, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator. 20A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one.
21Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 22But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
23Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. 24So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. 25Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.

Sons of God

26You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Vatican enters e-book world...

I first saw this on Father Z, but wanted to share the information from Catholic News Service. We need to evangelize and quickly. Here, in Europe, there are laws lined up to kill any publication or media references to the Ten Commandments, homosexuality as sin, gender as a reality, natural law philosophy regarding marriage, and references to false religions.

The faster and most efficient way the Church can evangelize using the media, the better. We do not have much time.

Journalism and reading must include the Vatican statements from both the Pope and the Congregations. We are a voice in the wilderness, and before we lose that voice, we must use it. The Pope's books which he wrote as Cardinal will be available. From the article.

(The bishops’ conference publishing office already offers thematic collections of papal talks — on the Eucharist and on Mary, among other subjects — in e-book form through its online bookstore, iTunes and Amazon.)
Father Costa said LEV chose Apple for its e-book rollout because Apple was the first company to approach the Vatican about handling electronic versions of its books in Italian. While Italian collections of the pope’s audience talks will remain with Apple, he said LEV is likely to work with Amazon on producing other e-books in Italian.
The Italian e-book market has been slow to take off, but “it’s an unstoppable process,” Father Costa said. While the LEV-controlled Italian versions of the first two volumes of Pope Benedict XVI’s major work “Jesus of Nazareth” are not available in electronic form, the third volume will be, he said.
Earlier this summer, Pope Benedict was reported to have finished writing the volume, which covers Jesus’ infancy and childhood. Father Costa said he didn’t have a publication date because the work of translating it from German had just begun. The Vatican Secretariat of State is overseeing the translation work.

Cardinal Dolan's Prayer at the GOP Convention

This is a good prayer. I am very happy that His Eminence referred to Natural Law, the missing link in the philosophy of so many lawyers, judges and politicians in the United States and Europe. God bless America.

Nostalgia and Music

41 years ago, I was listening to Erik Satie, as many of us were, as we discovered him through "Blood, Sweat and Tears", one of the groups I saw on the lakeside of Chicago for free in the good old days of free concerts.

If you have not heard the original piece, Gymnopedie 1, here it is. August has gone too fast this year.

Have a great day!

What to do on a lazy afternoon, three--sing

I was taking foreigners through the City and mentioned the song, "Oranges and Lemons", which I taught my son. The Canadians had never heard it before. I explained that the song is about the sound of the bells of the main churches in and around the City of London. It first appeared in the 18th century, but is probably older.

There are little hand motions to do when singing this to baby or toddler. In case you do not know the words:

Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement's.

You owe me five farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin's.

When will you pay me?
Say the bells of Old Bailey.

When I grow rich,
Say the bells of Shoreditch.

When will that be?
Say the bells of Stepney.

I do not know,
Says the great bell of Bow.

Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!

If you are into bell changing, here is a great site for St. Leonard's. 

Apparently, oranges and lemons was a folk dance, but the sound of the phrases are to replicate the sound of the bells. Here are the supposed churches. One has a choice as to the actual churches. Here are mine--

St. Clement Danes

St. Martin's Lane, in the theatre district

St. Sepulchres outside Newgate is the third.  The fourth is St. Leonard's Shoreditch.

The fifth is St. Dunstan's. 

The sixth is St. Mary Le Bow, one of Wren's City Churches, built after the Great Fire.

And, of course, the best part, at least for the toddlers, is the last line--when one is caught in the game. Thanks to Wiki for most of the photos (one, two, three, five, six and seven).

What to do on a lazy Friday afternoon, two

Find out where Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was baptized...on April 9th, 1801.

What to do on a lazy Friday afternoon....

60 Threadneedle Street, London...go and find it.