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 on: Today at 02:42:33 PM 
Started by Therese - Last post by Therese
'She [Mary] contained in Herself all the essential goodness of the human nature and all that was most perfect and the farthest removed from blemish in the accidental qualities of man; and many of the natural and many of the supernatural gifts of the angelic nature She possessed by special privilege and in a higher degree than the angels themselves.'

Ven. Mary of Agreda, City of God, Vol. I, p. 414
(Bk. II, # 537)

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 on: Today at 02:24:03 PM 
Started by CyrilSebastian - Last post by CyrilSebastian
            The memory of Veronica's act of charity is commemorated in the Stations of the Cross.     
            St. Veronica is the kind woman who wipes the face of the Lord Jesus while he was on the way to Calvary.     
            According to tradition, the cloth was imprinted with the image of Christ's face.     
            Station Six of The Stations of the Cross is Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.     
            Veronica wiped the dust and blood off Christ's face.       
 
             Saint Veronica was outstanding when she showed compassion to Jesus on Good Friday.     
             What do you think about showing kindness spontaneously?     
 
                 consolation consolation consolation consolation consolation consolation consolation consolation consolation consolation

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 on: Today at 07:58:00 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Therese
If anyone should say that the true Church is not one body in itself, but consists of varied and diverse societies of Christian name, and is spread out among them, or that various societies disagreeing among themselves in profession of faith and separated by communion, constitute, as members or parts, the one and universal Church of Christ, let him be anathema.

- Vatican Council (1870), Canon IV

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 on: Today at 07:48:23 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Therese
The Holy Fathers who have written upon the subject of Antichrist, and the prophecies of Daniel, without a single exception, as far as I know -- and they are the Fathers both of the East and of the West, the Greek and the Latin Church --, all of them unanimously say that in the latter end of the world, during the reign of the Antichrist, the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar will cease.... Then the Church shall be scattered, driven into the wilderness, and shall be for a time, as it were in the beginning, invisible, hidden in catacombs, in dens, in mountains, in lurking places; for a time it shall be swept, as it were, from the face of the earth. Such is the unanimous testimony of the Fathers of the early centuries.

--Henry Edward Cardinal Manning (1808-1892), The Present Crisis of the Holy See (1861)

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 on: Today at 07:46:39 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Therese
Hence arose the monstrous errors of "Modernism," which Our Predecessor [Pope St. Pius X] rightly declared to be "the synthesis of all heresies," and solemnly condemned. We hereby renew that condemnation in all its fullness, Venerable Brethren, and as the plague is not yet entirely stamped out, but lurks here and there in hidden places, We exhort all to be carefully on their guard against any contagion of the evil, to which we may apply the words Job used in other circumstances: "It is a fire that devoureth even to destruction, and rooteth up all things that spring" (Job 31:12). Nor do We merely desire that Catholics should shrink from the errors of Modernism, but also from the tendencies or what is called the spirit of Modernism. Those who are infected by that spirit develop a keen dislike for all that savors of antiquity and become eager searchers after novelties in everything: in the way in which they carry out religious functions, in the ruling of Catholic institutions, and even in private exercises of piety. Therefore it is Our will that the law of our forefathers should still be held sacred: "Let there be no innovation; keep to what has been handed down." In matters of faith that must be inviolably adhered to as the law; it may however also serve as a guide even in matters subject to change, but even in such cases the rule would hold: "Old things, but in a new way."

--Pope Benedict XV (1914-1922), Encyclical Letter "Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum," November 1, 1914

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 on: Today at 07:44:39 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Therese
Q. If a person lived a decent, noble and moral life as judged by Catholic Faith beliefs and standards, yet was not a Christian or a Catholic and may, for the sake of discussion, be a non-believer, would this person be denied Heaven? A. To gain eternal salvation, it is not always required that a person be incorporated in fact as a member of the Church, but it is required that he belong to it at least in desire and longing [in voto]. It is not always necessary that this desire be explicit as it is with catechumens. When a man is invincibly ignorant, God also accepts an implicit desire, so called because it is contained in the good disposition of soul by which a man wants his will to be conformed to God's will.

--Letter of the Holy Office to the Archbishop of Boston, August 8, 1949

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 on: Today at 04:17:18 AM 
Started by Poche - Last post by Poche
9. Los que por deseo de execrar la comida y no por voto de abstinencia se privan de alimento de carnes, ellos más bien son dignos de execración, por cuanto rechazan una criatura puesta por Dios al servicio del hombre. En efecto, para los fieles, nada se considera manchado y nada impuro, conforme al testimonio del apóstol Pablo: Todo es limpio para los limpios, mas para los contaminados e infieles nada hay limpio, porque están contaminadas tanto su mente como su corazón. (Tit 1,15).

9. Those who by desire defy the desire for food and not for a vow of abstinence deprive themselves of flesh meat,  are more worthy of condemnation, because they reject a child placed by God to serve man. Indeed, for the faithful, nothing is considered tainted and nothing unclean, according to the testimony of the Apostle Paul: Everything is clean to the clean, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is clean, because they are contaminated both your mind and your heart. (Tit 1:15).

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 on: Today at 04:13:15 AM 
Started by Poche - Last post by Poche
That at the end of the office of psalms and lessons can be concluded with the singing of the Alleluia, means we are looking ahead to the future hope and thus meant the Church, after the announcement of the kingdom of heaven, which in this present life is preached to the world through both Testaments. Our actions have no value for salvation if not made in praise of God, as it is written: "Blessed are those who dwell in your house; for ever and ever will praise (Ps 83.5). Hence, the Book of Psalms is concluded with praise, to show the eternal praise, at end of the 1st century.

Today we end the psalms with the Glory Be. However the Agbeya of teh Coptic rite still retains the Allelujah at the end of the psalms.

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 on: Today at 04:12:47 AM 
Started by Poche - Last post by Poche
) San Isidoro de Sevilla nos expone brevemente el significado del canto del aleluya en la liturgia:

Los Laudes, es decir cantar el alleluia, es cántico de los hebreos, cuya explicación se resuelve con el significado de dos palabras, es a saber: "alabanza a Dios", de su misterio cuenta Juan en el Apocalipsis que, por revelación del Espíritu, haber visto él y oído la voz del celestial ejército de los ángeles como estrépito de muchas aguas y como estallido de grandes truenos, que decían "alleluia" (Ap 29,6).

Por lo que nadie debe dudar que, mientras se celebra este misterio de alabanza, si con fe verdadera y devoción se realiza, estar unido con los ángeles. El alleluia, lo que mismo que el amén, nunca se traduce del hebreo en otras lenguas, no porque no sea posible la traducción, sino que, como enseñan los doctores, se mantienen estos vocablos en su lengua original a causa de su mayor autoridad.

En las regiones del África, no en todo tiempo, sino únicamente los domingos y cincuenta días después de la resurrección del Señor se canta el alleluia, para significar la futura resurrección y la alegría pascual. Entre nosotros, según una antigua tradición hispana, a excepción de los días de ayuno y de Cuaresma, todo el año se canta el alleluia, porque está escrito: Constantemente permanece su alabanza en mis labios (Sal 33,2).

Que al final del oficio de los salmos y lecciones se concluya con el canto del alleluia, se hace puesta la mirada en la esperanza futura y con ello quiere dar a entender la Iglesia que, después del anuncio del reino de los cielos, que en la vida presente se predica al mundo por medio de ambos Testamentos, nuestras acciones no tienen valor de salvación si no se hacen en alabanza de Dios, tal como está escrito: Bienaventurados los que habitan en tu casa; por los siglos de los siglos te alabarán (Sal 83,5). De aquí que, el Libro de los Salmos se concluya con alabanzas, para mostrar la alabanza eterna, acabado este siglo 1.

St Isidore briefly explains to us the meaning of the chanting of allelujah in the liturgy

The praises, that is to say the singing of the allelujah, is a canticle of the Hebrews whose explanation is solved with the meaning of two words, "praise God." Its mystery is told by John in the Apocalypse that by revelation of the Spirit, to have seen him and heard the voice of the heavenly army of the angels as the noise of many waters and like the burst of loud thunderings that say "allelujah"

So no one should doubt that while this mystery of praise is celebrated, if true faith and devotion is present, will be united with the angels. The alleluia, which same as the amen, never translated from Hebrew into other languages, not because it is possible translation, but as taught by doctors, these terms are kept in their original language because of its greater authority.

In regions of Africa, not at all times, but only on Sundays and fifty days after the resurrection of the Lord the alleluia is sung to signify the future resurrection and the joy of Easter.  As for us, as an old Spanish tradition, except for the days of fasting and Lent, all year alleluia is sung, because as it is written, "Your praise remains constantly on my lips " (Ps 33.2)

That at the end of the office of psalms and lessons can be concluded with the singing of the Alleluia, means we are looking ahead to the future hope and thus meant the Church, after the announcement of the kingdom of heaven, which in this present life is preached to the world through both Testaments. Our actions have no value for salvation if not made in praise of God, as it is written: "Blessed are those who dwell in your house; for ever and ever will praise (Ps 83.5). Hence, the Book of Psalms is concluded with praise, to show the eternal praise, at end of the 1st century.


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 on: Today at 04:11:38 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Poche
Pope St Urban pray for us
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