“Adultery is always a mortal sin and the bishops who create confusion about this must study the doctrine of the Church,” Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, says in a new interview with the print journal Il Timone. “We have to help the sinner overcome sin and convert.”And, there's this from 2015:
We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, He draws us to Himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.
So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.—2 Thessalonians 2:15
Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Short of divine intervention, which is always possible (because the Lord is in charge!), there can be no expectation (if dependent upon mere human sentiment) that Anglicanism can ever reorient to orthodoxy. Abandoning the
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Of course, when a pope is recognized as a saint in heaven because of miracles confirming his intercession, we Catholics acknowledge him on the occasion of his memorial and, because he dwells in the Presence of the Lord with the angels and the other saints (known and unknown), request his continuing intercession.
Pope Saint John Paul II: pray for us.
Pope Saint Leo I: pray for us.
Pope Saint Gregory I: pray for us.
Pope Saint Nicholas I: pray for us.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Contrast: Anglicans permit Masonic service in Canterbury Cathedral; Cardinal Nichols reconsecrates England and Wales to Immaculate Heart.
Freemason service at England's Mother Church on same day as consecration to Our Lady
Justin Welby, the Church of England's Archbishop of Canterbury, is allowing a full Masonic service to be conducted in Canterbury cathedral on the same day that Cardinal Nichols reconsecrates England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Westminster cathedral on the18th February 2017.
Canterbury cathedral was the Mother-Church of All England from 597 till the death of the last Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal Pole, in 1558. It was the heart of the Catholic Church in England and one of the major shrines of Christendom because it housed the shrine of St Thomas a Becket. (Please, give us back our churches!)
The Masonic service in Canterbury cathedral marks the 300th anniversary of the foundation of Freemasonry with the establishment of the first Grand Lodge in London. ... It remains unclear whether Justin Welby has given his permission for the Masons to participate in full regalia in Canterbury cathedral. The Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, the Very Reverend Robert Willis, will preside at the Masonic Service. The Duke of Kent, who is the Grand Master of the Freemasons, will also be in attendance along with other High Rulers in the Craft.