Before We Talk About Blessed Pope Paul VI An Intro;why I am Catholic

Published October 20, 2014 by therasberrypalace

I’m a Catholic with meniere’s-meaning i attend Mass when able but most of the time am blessed to be able to have Mass from EWTN.As well as the rosary,Divine Mercy Devotions and other great programming.
Am a shut in Catholic.
Am also a returned Catholic who got infected with modernism. A fancy way of saying i did it my way with one foot on a banana peel and the other in hell.
If i wrote my life story(which i won’t)it would make St Augustine blush.
Enough said on the past. Why am I Catholic today or at all?
1. The Catholic Church is the oldest Christian body in existence dating back to the apostles. If you can prove otherwise-be my guest. You’re welcome to try.
2. The Catholic Church holds sacred scripture in the highest regard. Ok,we reject sola scriptura but that’s not the same thing. I think some non Catholics confuse this. They think because we don’t accept sola scriptura that we don’t accept scripture. Definitely not true. The Catholic Church discerned the inspired books of scripture and its canon.The monks hand copied(you try it)sacred scripture. The Church defeated the Great Heresies(although they show up over and over in different forms to this day). Ironically,sola scriptura is NOT scriptural at all. The apostles didn’t have the Bible. They had the Torah and the teachings of Jesus. Scripture can’t interpret itself. It’s infallible and Jesus made sure when it was put together it had an infallible interpreter. The Church came first. This is why so many denominations have sprung up from the first revolt in the 16th century. It’s every one for himself to interpret to his/her liking.They’re not always on the same page so to speak and often when it goes against what one believes(or what one would like to think it says)then it ends up being what i believe. OPINION.Off to another denomination. Do we grocery shop? Do we search until we find something that suits us? Or do we want an anchor in a stormy sea? The Church IS that anchor. Sola Scriptura makes every single person their own Pope. Yet,the same people have a real problem with Catholics accepting the authority of the Church. Sorry-but Jesus said it.We accept it. Jesus gave Peter the KEYS. Jesus never commanded the apostles to write a single word.Not even once.
He DID command them to preach(spoken word) and pass down(oral tradition)and go out and baptize all nations. He often said it wasn’t enough to hear what He said but to put it into PRACTICE. Yep,the Thessalonians HEARD the apostles and accepted the gospel,that is GOOD NEWS.[The other group of people read the same Torah and rejected what the apostles taught.]
The Good News? JESUS.
The Word of God? JESUS.
3.Reverence of Mary is another reason I’m Catholic. Non Catholics charge us with worship of Mary.Not for an instant.
We’re just not dismissive of her special role in salvation history. She is not just another woman of scripture and to be discarded to the side after a few Nativity scenes.
Some Catholics go overboard? Probably. We should never give Mary the honor and glory due to God alone but we also recognize God Himself gave Mary honor and glory.Not the honor and glory due Him-the honor and glory He gives. Wordsworth wrote that Mary is our ‘tainted nature’s solitary boast.’ The angel Gabriel proclaimed the message of God to Mary.HAIL,FULL OF GRACE. We are even told in Genesis that God put enmity between Satan and Mary. It would have to be total enmity. Not one speck of sin.Jesus saved His own mother but in her case in conception. In our case after we sinned. Let’s keep in mind that God is outside of time.Time is a concept we live with. It will mean nothing in heaven.

in the end

I pity you, oh my afflicted mother, on account of the first sword of sorrow that pierced you, when in the temple, by the prophecy of St. Simeon, all the cruel sufferings that men would inflict on your beloved Jesus were represented to you, which you had already learned from the holy Scriptures, even to his death before your eyes upon the infamous wood of the cross, exhausted of blood and abandoned by all, and you without the power to defend or relieve him. By that bitter memory, then, which for so many years afflicted your heart, I pray you, oh my queen, to obtain for me the grace that always in life and in death I may keep impressed upon my heart the passion of Jesus and your sorrows.

4. The Church’s teaching on Morality from conception to abortion to same sex ‘marriage.’
Clear as a bell.Don’t let the media fool you. Humanae Vitae was written at a time when artificial contraception was introduced;birth control pill in particular. The Church said,NO.Immoral. The Protestant denominations also believed it was immoral UNTIL the Lambeth conference. One by one they caved.
Contraception opened the door to abortion,same sex marriage,cohabitation and divorce.
I will let Humanae Vitae speak for itself.

Pope Benedict the XVI with incense

“If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you.” ― Pope Benedict XVI

5. Confession. ABSOLUTION of sins. John 20:21-23:

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
6. The Eucharist. No,Jesus is not killed over and over again at Mass. Been to a Catholic Mass?

Jesus Waits
The Mass in the Book of Revelation:

Maronite Catholic. Not going to go into the rites of Catholic Church in this entry. Will bring it up if you want to learn more about the various rites-22 in total.
We’re not JUST Latin(Roman)rite.

I will also devote a WHOLE entry on the Eucharist from scripture in a future blog entry. I feel we should spend more time on the essential teaching of the Catholic Church. It is the source and summit of our beliefs.
in reality
7. The Sacred.
pray the rosary fatima
8. Yes,there are sinners.I would be a perfect example.We know-even the Pope goes to confession.

What’s with the American people?(some thoughts re the mid terms)

Published October 19, 2014 by therasberrypalace

smhI’m not getting this.Can anyone explain? Shed a light on the impossible.
The mid term elections are 2 weeks away.Maybe a little less(maybe a little more).
The approval rating for Barack Obama in certain states is incredibly low-the enigma is that in these states the folks seem to be trending Democrat.These are states where the races should have been an easy sweep for Republicans;they are going to be a battle to the end.I’ve heard even Georgia-which is a conservative state-may go Democrat.Are you kidding me? The Democrats MUST be pulling a Romney on Purdue. What is a Romney? Demonizing the other opponent as being for the rich and elite. IF you want to take a look at the rich and elite we can take a very close look at the Democratic party. I’m not fooled.
Al Franken? Really people? The best you can do?
What the heck?
You disapprove of Obama and his policies but you’ll vote for people who will rubber stamp him all the way?
Sorry. This makes no sense.
In fact, if we let the Democrats maintain control of the Senate we’re stuck with Harry Reid as majority leader. We can’t be that crazy! DO people understand how it works?
I heard the DNC chair Debbie W. Schulz bring up the war on women again on Fox News Sunday.This was a good play in the Presidential race that got Obama elected but i thought by this time we’d have wised up. I know for a fact there is no war on women.It’s a fabrication drummed up by the Democratic party.You mean we’re going to fall for it AGAIN?

I want to give the American people credit for being too smart and savvy to fall for political tricks.I give them credit for understanding the issues we have. However,it seems like they believe one thing on one hand and something entirely different on the other. I was sure 2+2=4. Am i wrong?

I know for a fact that the media is corrupt and will do anything to support Barack Obama;which means they will demonize the Republicans and do all they can to support the Democrats.They’re supposed to be objective.They’re corrupt.
I also know that the Democrats are portrayed-always have been-as the champions of the working class and poor. They are raking in dough like you wouldn’t believe and spending it on these campaigns.The Republicans-who are supposedly all rich-can’t compete with these funds.I’m not sure they can’t…the fact is they aren’t. Unfortunately we’ve come to the point in politics where money matters more.If you can pay to attack your opponent relentlessly then you win.People SAY they don’t like the negative ads.The reason campaigns use them is because they WORK. So much for what people say.
Folks,let’s get our thinking caps on and use them. I don’t want to lose faith in the American people.That’s us.When Obama won a 2nd term I all but threw that faith out the window. PLS,let’s redeem ourselves in this election!

Back later-I’ve started a draft on Blessed Pope Paul VI including a few words re Pope Francis. HOPE to have it published tonight.

Remember this direct quote from our President THEN consider the people(Democrats) who will support him.
remember this quote

Racist Nazi Muslims Paint Swastikas on Temple Mount

Published October 19, 2014 by therasberrypalace

Originally posted on sharia unveiled:

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by, Elder of Ziyon | h/t Lily

Swastikas have been found spray-painted on the Temple Mount.

Police opened an investigation Sunday after graffiti was found in the Temple Mount compound depicting a swastika as the equivalent of a Star of David.

The incident came on the heels of a call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for Palestinians to defend the Temple Mount, the location of the al-Aqsa mosque and the site of heated clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces over the past several weeks.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said authorities had opened a probe into the incident after finding at least three instances of the graffiti daubed on the floor inside the holy site.

Pictures posted online by the Israeli news portal 0404 showed two different places where the symbols had been painted in blue, one on stairs leading to the Temple Mount and another in an unidentified…

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Eric Holder Accused Of “‘Egregious,’ ‘Pervasive,” and “Reprehensible” Abuses – By A Federal Judge

Published October 19, 2014 by therasberrypalace

Originally posted on Real Science:

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In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California.

In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new evidence and disclosures are being taken seriously by the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California—as they should be. In a shocking action, Judge Morrison C. England Jr. ordered the recusal of every federal judge in the Eastern District of California.

Federal Judges Fed Up With Government Misconduct | New…

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I support Vatican II, the Novus Ordo and Post-Vatican II Popes

Published October 19, 2014 by therasberrypalace

Originally posted on Catholic Glasses:

I do have my doubts about the stability, validity and moral character of Pope Francis.

The Catholic Church has had several hateful Anti-Popes in the past. So, I am keeping an Open Mind, discerning and mostly just praying.

Sometimes I reblog another’s posts, on their blogs en masse, to read later.

I will remove one that is misleading: on Vatican II and consider whether I should follow them or not. I try to steer in the middle, but because of the cards I’ve been dealt, I am tempted to detest clericalism and also the anti-clericalism of both the left and right. Probably because seeing how both can each go the wrong direction.

Again; sorry for any confusion when presenting an article of my own or someone else’s. The direction this liberal Pope is taking cannot be minimized by supposedly conservative priests on EWTN homilies or programs; from a Dominican priest…

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People caught in War are not Your Property to be Sold

Published October 19, 2014 by therasberrypalace

Originally posted on Catholic Glasses:

They are God’s sons and daughters. You have no right to violate their bodies or minds further.

Anybody who thinks they can call another person their property – whether for work, concubinage or forced marriages are violating that person’s God-given right to: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

So, knock it off! The world is watching. More importantly God is watching; and there is only so much that He allows to happen; before He steps in and metes out His justice on traffickers, and killers.

And, yes GOD is Merciful, if you are sorry; but He does let you to reap what you have sewn, in other people’s lives, either through suffering or what not.

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Word,CS Lewis

Published October 19, 2014 by therasberrypalace

cs lewis and experience
Can you recall one of those experiences that you thought you would never recover from and yet found God gave you strength to go on in spite of it? As you look back on your life can you think of one,even several,of these experiences? Would you be willing to share?


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