The meaning of being Catholic

The life of Saint Edmund Campion gives us some profound food for thought on what it means to be Catholic.

http://www.audiosancto.org/i/1078

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The Primacy of the Bishop of Rome in relation to Byzantine Chalcedonian Eastern Christianity

Here is a fascinating and thought-provoking article on the Primacy of the Bishop/Pope of Rome in Christian history in relation to the Chalcedonian/Byzantine form of Eastern Christianity that is commonly called the Eastern Orthodox Church which should be more properly called the Chalcedonian Eastern Church because like the Roman Catholic Church they accept the Christological definition of the Council of Chalcedon.

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=1355

 

Let us celebrate the Feast of the Dormition/Assumption Of The Theotokos with exceeding joy!

Let us celebrate the Feast of the Dormition/Assumption of the Virgin Mary the Holy Theotokos/Mater Dei/Mother of our God Jesus Christ! Most pure and Holy Theotokos pray for us your children and disciples of your Son Jesus Christ our God. Lord may your name be glorified through this great miracle that you have accomplished. Have mercy on us and save us Lord from the shackles of sin and conform us into thy divine image amen.

 

The Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist- An Exhortation by Father Casey

Here is a powerful homily on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist/Blessed Sacrament by the brilliant priest Father Casey.

Why Women Wear Mantillas In Church

Here is a great article on the Catholic and Ancient Christian practice of women covering their heads in church.

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Chapel veils, or mantillas (which comes from the word manta, meaning cape) are typically circular or triangular shaped pieces of black or white lace that are draped over a woman’s head when attending Mass, or in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Traditionally, the black veils were worn by married or widowed women, while the white veils were worn by young girls, or unmarried women, but there are no hard and fast rules about this.

“Therefore ought the woman to have a power over her head, because of the angels.” (1 Corinthians 11:10)

St. Paul reminds us that as Christ did the will, and sought the honour of God the Father, so the Christian should avow his subjection to Christ, doing His will and seeking His glory. We should seek a fitting demeanour in our dress and habit, avoiding everything that may be dishonourable before…

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5 Myths about the 7 Deuterocanonical Books of the Christian Bible

Check out this great and informative article about the Deuterocanonical books of the Bible. This is written from a Catholic perspective but nonetheless makes some very important points about the development of the Christian Biblical Canon.

5 Myths about 7 Books

The Incarnation & Protestants

Here is a powerful video by renowned Catholic apologist Michael Voris on the Incarnation of Christ Jesus and it’s relationship with the Mystery of the Eucharist. The video also highlights the differences between Protestants and Catholics and emphasises the historic and patristic reality of the belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist that was faithfully held onto by the early Christians. Our brothers and sisters in the Faith defended this belief with their lives and for good reason.

Let us pray to our Lord for wisdom so that we may continue to walk with Him and not fall away from Him like the people in the Gospel of John who said: “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” and to this Jesus said: ““Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life within you.  He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.  As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.  This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.”