Being that none of us knows for certain the day or hour of our death, we must do all that we can, with the help of God’s grace, to live a life worthy of Him who loved us first, and we must love others as He loved us by sharing with as many people as possible the Good News of a better life In Christ Jesus
History is full of men and women, preachers and pimps, popes and bums, priests and nuns, who have used religion as a means of gain. Whether that gain is material or to satisfy the disordered passions of the flesh or intellect, there is special condemnation reserved for the likes of this category of hypocrites.
Those who posit that the Pope or the papacy is the Antichrist are troubled to be able to actually prove it, especially through Scripture alone, to which they have to rely, otherwise be found to be inconsistent at minimum for their reliance on interpretative tradition, which began with man who clearly was a mentally disturbed and very prideful.
I’m open to hearing other thoughts about this new Ecclesiology by Pope Francis, but from what I’ve read, it seems to me that this new ‘Gerontocracy’ Synodal Church no longer fits all (arguable ‘any’) of the Theological Marks of the Church that Jesus promised that the gates of Hell would not prevail against.
What I’ve learned in life is that if I want peace, then I ought to pray for God to grant peace to others as well as to myself. If you want more joy in your life, then pray for God to increase other’s joy as well as your own. If you make your prayer life inclusive of the needs of others as well, what you’ll discover is what you’ve asked God to give to those whom you prayed for will all be given to you.
This story, most famously told by Jehovah Witnesses and Fundamentalist Protestants, came out of their necessity to support their lie that there was an apostasy in the early Church. It is their way to explain how their reform and late arrival is justifiable.
The Holy Spirit will prevail in His Catholic Church – He always does! As for the Reformation of Pope Francis, this failed Synod on the Family may have weakened his Papacy forever. It all depends on how his upcoming Apostolic Exhortation will be received having found no consensus on issues up for discussion.
There are two things in this life that are spiritually unhealthy; the first thing is meddling in God’s business; the second is meddling in Satan’s business. The latter will frustrated you, while the former will possess you. The best place to be is minding the business that God has given you to mind – tending to the things that God has given you to tend to.
This is a video response to Black Entertainment Network’s (BET) 2012 Get Out the Black Vote Video Commercial/Campaign. I’ve been pretty annoyed with the whole attitude that BET and their parade of Black Stars that are attempting to fear Blacks into Voting for Barack Obama, and always acting defensive when other Blacks raise legitimate concerns about Obama’s policies or lack thereof. As if we need to support Obama no matter how inept he is, just because he is half Black.
Barack Obama is the worst President that this country has ever had and it’s time that Black people wake up and smell the coffee. He is not for us and His time is up.
Theology of the Body – a Fresh Perspective – Part 4 (The Nuptial Meaning of the Body: a Response to Homosexual Marriage) – Part IV reflects upon the Theology of the Body in Response to Homosexual Marriage, The Nuptial Meaning of the Body, and The Human Body as a Gift
Part 3 of this series reflects upon lectures 8 thru 13 of John Paul II’s Catechesis of Human Love. Topics include Adam is Alone, The Communion of Persons, The Theology of Sex, Man Clings to His Wife, and Shame.