Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle A

On the Essential Relationship Between Faith and Works

The fact is that we do have a responsibility to act on the word of way, truth, and life that we receive, but we have an even greater responsibility to pass on that same word given to us to others, so that they might hear it and be propelled into action. For this reason Jesus sent out His Church to the whole world to baptize, teach, ministry, and heal.

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Proposals & Defenses of the Catholic Faith

Proofs of the Catholic Church #4: The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is the New Covenant Seder/Passover Meal

By borrowing some paragraphs from my book Cooperating with God: The Life with the Cross (Chapter Eight), in Part 4 (below) I will demonstrate why we must still celebrate the Passover Meal that God commanded us to always do (Exodus 12) and how the Sacrament of the Eucharist, as celebrated only in the Catholic Church, is Christ Jesus’ fulfillment of the Old Covenant Passover.

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Proofs of the Catholic Church #2: A Visible Reality

Essentially what the Protestant belief has to offer us is something quite unscriptural and cheap. Their belief that being ‘born again’ makes us one Church is not only not found anywhere in the Bible, but it literally spits in the face of what Jesus actually promised us. He promised us ONE Church – not thousands upon thousands of different and competing denominations.

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Proofs of the Catholic Church #1: Prima Sequitur

Even without much of a commentary, what I have proven with these texts from the Gospels, the Apostles, and the Fathers of the Church, all talking about a ‘Church’, that there is a substantive link between them. That is, they are all talking about the SAME Church (the Catholic Church). All of these men, within a 100 year time-frame, are all connected by this same united community that they are all writing and speaking about.

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