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  • The Holy Eucharist

    09 September 2020 ( #Sacramentology )

    The chalice of benediction, which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ ? And the bread, which we break, is it not the partaking of the body of the Lord ? 1 Corinthians 10, 16 The Holy Eucharist refers to Christ's body and blood present...

  • Upon this Rock

    11 August 2020 ( #Ecclesiology )

    He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly...

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation

    17 August 2020 ( #Sacramentology )

    And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the LORD will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous...

  • Queen of Heaven

    09 September 2020 ( #Mariology )

    My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever. Daughters of kings are...

  • All Have Sinned

    26 October 2020 ( #Hamartiology )

    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3, 23 In Catholic teaching, original sin is a sin contracted rather than a sin committed. To say that all people are "guilty of original sin" is inaccurate. This idea implies that everyone...

  • Holy Orders

    27 September 2020 ( #Sacramentology )

    And Michas said: Stay with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee every year ten pieces of silver, and a double suit of apparel, and thy victuals. Judges 17, 10 Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have...

  • The Immaculate Conception

    27 September 2020 ( #Mariology )

    I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and my soul shall be joyful in my God: for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation: and with the robe of justice he hath covered me, as a bridegroom decked with a crown, and as a bride adorned with her jewels....

  • Baptized for the Dead

    23 October 2020 ( #Eschatology )

    When everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to the one who subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all. Otherwise, what will people accomplish by having themselves baptized for the dead? If the dead...

  • God Saw that It Was Good

    29 September 2020 ( #Hamartiology )

    And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day. Genesis 1, 31 I believe it’s safe to assume that all Christians believe God is sovereign over all things, and that the fall...

  • Not By Faith Alone

    15 September 2020 ( #Soteriology )

    For what saith the Scripture that Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him as righteousness (dikaiosunen). Romans 4, 3 Therefore, we conclude that a man is justified (dikaiousthai) by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3, 23 Was not Abraham...

  • Holy Matrimony

    28 September 2020 ( #Sacramentology )

    And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said:...

  • New Ark of the Covenant

    16 September 2020 ( #Mariology )

    The cloud covered the tabernacle of the testimony, and the glory of the Lord filled it. Neither could Moses go into the tabernacle of the covenant, the cloud covering all things and the majesty of the Lord shining, for the cloud had covered all. Exodus...

  • Mary, Mother of God

    19 September 2020 ( #Mariology )

    Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel. Isaiah 7, 14 Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name...

  • The Sacrament of Confirmation

    07 September 2020 ( #Sacramentology )

    In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; Ephesians 1, 13 In Catholic teaching, a sacrament is a visible sign that points to an...

  • Baptism & Original Sin

    04 October 2020 ( #Sacramentology )

    Come now, let us settle the matter," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1, 18 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the...

  • The Perpetual Virginity of Mary

    13 September 2020 ( #Mariology )

    Then he brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces east; and it was shut. And he said to me, “This gate shall remain shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it; for the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered by it; therefore,...

  • The Assumption of the Virgin Mary

    25 October 2020 ( #Mariology )

    Arise, Lord, come to your resting place, you and your majestic ark. Psalm 132, 8 My lover speaks; he says to me, Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one, and come! For see, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone. Songs 2, 10-11 “Behold, from henceforth,...

  • The Anointing of the Sick

    13 August 2020 ( #Sacramentology )

    And He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and listen to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I,...

  • The Last Supper

    09 September 2020 ( #Scripture & Tradition )

    While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you;...

  • You Are Sanctified, You Are Justified

    11 August 2020 ( #Soteriology )

    And such some of you were; but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6, 1 Protestants of the classical reformed persuasion mistakenly think Catholics...

  • Infant Baptism

    22 September 2020 ( #Sacramentology )

    For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner those who are not your offspring. Genesis 17, 12 Then Peter said to them, “Repent,...

  • Baptism & Born Again

    11 October 2020 ( #Sacramentology )

    For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring . Isaiah 44, 3 [H] e saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of...

  • The Word of God

    13 August 2020 ( #Scripture & Tradition )

    And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. 1 Thessalonians 2, 13 And you...

  • The Church Is Catholic

    24 January 2021 ( #Ecclesiology )

    I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, protect them by Your name, the name You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one. John 17, 11 Since Apostolic time, the Church or the unblemished bride...

  • Put on the New Self

    10 September 2020 ( #Soteriology )

    Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy face; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with a perfect spirit. Psalm 50, 12-14 You should...

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