Category Archives: JESUS CHRIST

HAIL MARY, FULL OF GRACE, THE LORD IS WITH THEE

!!!!   Mary and the Saints – for Protestants by charliej373 By Charlie Johnston I was in my early 20s when I went to my first Catholic Mass as a worshipper. Oh, I had been to many in my teens as … Continue reading

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ONLY A FOOL LIVES IN AN INTELLECTUAL WORLD IN WHICH THERE ARE NO DISTINCTIONS

!!!! Is reception of Communion doctrinal or disciplinary? by Dr. Edward Peters In a recent brief interview Washington Archbishop Donald Cdl. Wuerl stated: “The reception of Communion is not a doctrinal given, it’s a pastoral application of a doctrinal position” (0:30). … Continue reading

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DOES THE CHURCH REALLY NEED THE JESUITS? MAYBE IT IS TIME FOR THEM TO BE SUPPRESSED, AGAIN!

!!!!!   Second Marriages in Venice for “La Civiltà Cattolica” In support of the ideas of Cardinal Kasper, the magazine with the papal imprimatur dusts off a concession granted by the Council of Trent for Catholics in the Greek islands … Continue reading

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DO YOU BELIEVE IN SACRAMENTAL GRACE?

!!!! LICEITY, the legitimacy of a human act as opposed to its validity. VALIDITY, the reality of the consequences of a human act as opposed to its legitimacy. EX OPERE OPERATO, the effect of a human act is real by … Continue reading

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SHOULD THE CHILDREN OF PARENTS WHO ARE BAD CATHOLICS BE BAPTIZED?

!!!! This article by Father Kenneth Doyle might be of some help to you. Baptism for the child of nonpracticing Catholics By Father Kenneth Doyle Catholic News Service Father Doyle is on vacation this week. This column originally was published … Continue reading

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THE IRISH: HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL, BUT WILL WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN ETERNITY FOR THE IRISH TO BE CATHOLIC AGAIN

!!!!  CALVARY: THE MOVIE BY MAUREEN MULLARKY http://www.firstthings.com/ The movie Calvary is a stunning meditation on the Christian story. If you have not already seen it, you might want to save this until later. Every review is a spoiler to … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWENTY SIX

!!!! Jesus Healing the Man Born Blind by El Greco, 1570   It is time to wind down this autobiography.  There is so much more that I could have written, but in medio stat virtus according to Aristotle and Saint … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR

!!!! Braunvieh Bull similar to my bulls, Cornerstone Amigo and Ambassador     Dan Morales’ lawsuit was settled but my troubles were not over.  I had a Coadjutor Bishop, Bishop Roberto Gonzalez, who did not understand that he was no … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER ELEVEN

!!!! Bishop Coleman Francis Carroll, Bishop of Miami Biography Coleman Carroll was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the second of three children of William and B. Margaret (née Hogan) Carroll.[1] His parents were both born in Ireland, and his father, who … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TEN

!!!! The City of Miami, Florida as it appeared in 1960.   ne·far·i·ous adjective \ni-ˈfer-ē-əs\ : evil or immoral Full Definition of NEFARIOUS :  flagrantly wicked or impious :  evil Examples of NEFARIOUS a nefarious scheme to cheat people out … Continue reading

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