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Podcast 8, The Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 9:05 AM Comments comments ()

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The State Attacks Thee Church

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments ()

The recent mandate by the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding health care of Catholics is an abomination.  The new socialist health care plan passed without one Republican vote. And now we see the results of this Marxist plot to attack the Catholic Church - to split the church in two, or divide and conquer.  The administration has basically ignored the US Bishops, in favor of listenting to an apostate nun in charge of a hospital. 

This mandate violates the separation of Church and State. The far left radicals always pull out this separation of church and state (words which aren't in the Constitution) when they want to ban public prayer or manger scenes on public property, but seem to ignore it when the door swings the other way. It is the sincere hope of Catholicbible101 that the Supreme Court of the US will toss Obamacare into the Marxist trashbin where it belongs.  After all, the President once said that "if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it."  Well, not so much now if you're Catholic...

The History of Thee Catholic Church

Posted on July 18, 2011 at 7:54 PM Comments comments ()

So what is the history of the Catholic Church? Some people think that Constantine, the emperor of Rome in 325 AD, made it all up as a way to perpetuate the Roman Empire.  But they would be wrong, and we have the writings from the first Century (besides the Bible) to prove it.

Dr. Michael Barber, a professor of Graduate Studies at John Paul the Great Catholic University, gives a 41 minute overview of the history of the Church that Jesus built on the rock, Peter, in Matthew 16:18.  Just click on the link below and you will know more about the history of the Catholic Church than 99% of the populace in the world!

Dr. Barber's Lecture on the History of Thee Catholic Church

Limits in Life

Posted on July 17, 2011 at 8:56 AM Comments comments ()

Somebody once asked John Henry Newman why the Catholic Church and its rituals were hated so much. He replied, "Because the same spirit that once hollered out "CRUCIFY HIM" is still very much alive and well today."

The press and the mainstream media, along with Hollywood, academia, atheists, and SOME protestants, hate the Holy Catholic Church. Why? Because they see things through the lens of the here and now, rather than the hereafter.  They think that absolute freedom of the mind and the body is what life is all about, and they want NO limits in their life, while the Church, which has Jesus Christ as its head (Ephesians 5:23), says no to them and the world, and that there are limits in life.  

Just ask yourself about limits in life - Should we all be allowed to eat whatever we want to, whenever we want to, as much as we want to? Should we all be allowed to drive as fast as we want to on the freeway, and drink alcohol while we do?  The obvious answer is no, because there are natural limits in eating and driving. The same is true in life, with sex, with lying, with stealing, with doing our own thing, etc.  The absolute worst thing that can happen to a man or a woman is to live life with too much money, too much sex, too much comfort, and too much food.  

And the Holy Catholic Church is there forever to tell us about these limits, so as to get us into heaven, the true goal of life. And we get there by getting as close to Jesus Christ as possible in all things, which is what confession and Holy Communion are all about. When we receive Holy Communion in a state of grace following a good confession, Christ abides in us, and we in him (John 6:56)

And always remember - Being holy does not get us closer to Christ;  Rather, getting closer to Christ makes us holy!

The Father Corapi Situation

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 11:05 AM Comments comments ()

Father Corapi stunned a lot of us by announcing that he is no longer an active priest, and that he is leaving his order, the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, or SOLT.  A former female employee of his in Montana has accused him of numerous sexual escapades and drug use, but with no proof of anything, other than her word.

Whether it's true or not, it is very shocking to see such reputable Catholic Newspapers such as the National Catholic Register attack Father Corapi through their venomous bloggers.  One blogger attacked Father Corapi like he was the devil himself, because Father was being "passive aggressive" in his article, and because he chose to clear his name in the secular courts rather than wait for the seemingly unending SOLT process to continue. The SOLT investigation produced NOTHING after 3 months of so-called "investigation".  It's all well and good to attack Catholic priests, I guess, for these so-called "Catholic journalists", but I keep remembering the words of Jesus, who told the adulterous woman's accusers - "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

The huge double standard in the Catholic Church is that parishioners can be forgiven time and time again in the confessional by a priest, many times for the same sins. But a priest is put on admin leave for an undetermined amount of time for merely being accused of a sin.  I truly wish that these accusatory bloggers would just back off and give Fr. Corapi some slack. He's just a man and a sinner like the rest of us, and he doesn't need stone-throwing Pharisees from the National Catholic Register "Blogs" trying to slander him with their yellow journalism.

The truth will come out in time, and when it does, WE STILL DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO THROW ANY STONES AT ANYONE!

We are Royalty in Thee Kingdom

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 8:50 AM Comments comments ()

As the antisemites and the antichrists of the world try to drive us away or make fun of us or even kill us, let's all remember that we win in the end, and these secular forces and false religions of the world will all lose. And our God who is the Lion of Judah, the Lamb of God, and The Good Shepherd, will have the lion lay down with the lamb when it's all over....And since He is Our Father and the King of Kings as well, we are all princes and princesses in the Kingdom that will last forever. So maybe we should all start acting like we are!

The Rules of the Church

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM Comments comments ()

A lot of people get VERY upset whenever The Church comes out with a document that says its members either have to do something, or are forbidden from doing something.  It's almost like these people think - "Who is the Church to tell ME what to do?"  In the world today, most people want to do what they want to do and when they want to do it, and they detest it when the Church dares to speak out about their particular thing, whether its shacking up, abortion, using condoms, going to church on Holy Days, etc.  "After all, I'm me, and NO ONE is going to tell me what to do!"

This sounds a lot like satan, who, at the creation of the angels, rebelled from God's plan, and decided to go his own way, taking 1/3 of the angels with him to perdition.  His pride that "NO ONE is going to tell me what to do!" led him straight to hell.  

In life, we all have rules we must follow as civilized members of society. We have to obey the speed limits on the highways, we have to pay our taxes, we have to pay our bills, etc.  Imagine if everyone just said to hell with all of that, and just did their own thing. What kind of society would we have?  A very chaotic one, with more and more deaths caused from car wrecks, fewer taxes to support food stamps, etc.  So why is it when the Church proposes rules for our salvation in heaven that so many people get upset? 

Imagine if football had no rules, or baseball, or basketball!  No, all things in life have rules. The absolute worst thing that can happen to a man is to do whatever he wants to, whenever he wants to, because that usually leads to alcoholism, sexual addictions, gluttony, etc.  So please consider this the next time the Church says no to Freemasonry, no to artificial birth control, no to abortion, no to women priests, etc.  Jesus said in Luke 10:16 to the leaders of His Church (Matthew 16:18 ) - "He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me."

What is a Church?

Posted on May 26, 2011 at 8:47 AM Comments comments ()

How many times have we all heard that "I don't go to Church anymore, because there are too many hypocrites there."  However, the history of the church from day 1 is that there have always been hypocrites in the church. Peter denied Jesus 3 times after seeing Him perform miracle after miracle.  Peter himself walked on water for a while at the behest of Jesus.  Thomas refused to believe that Jesus rose from the dead after the resurrection. Judas turned Jesus in to the Sanhedrin in an act of betrayal.  It's no different today, where people go to Church on Sunday to receive the Eucharist on the same tongue that they blasphemed God with and slandered others with during the previous week.

And of course there are those who stay away because of the church scandals in the priesthood, which has affected less than 4% of priests over 50 years (that means that over 96% of priests are clean as a whistle).  The so called "mainstream media" would have us all believe that those numbers are reversed.  

However, the real scandal in the church is not the low percentage of scandalous priests;  the real scandal in the church is in the pews, not on the altar.  The sins of parishioners that are confessed to the priest in the confessional week after week, if made public like the sins of the priests, would probably make the sins of the priests seem miniscule in comparison.

So to clear all of this up, I say that "The Church is not a museum for saints; rather, it's a hospital for sinners!"

The Unchanging Church

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 8:21 AM Comments comments ()

The world needs a church  with outspoken priests who will warn us all that we're headed over a 5000 ft cliff at 1000 miles an hour, try to get us to stop, turn around, and then go the other way. What the world doesn't need is a church or a preacher who will make us feel good about ourselves as we're heading for the cliff and our eternal damnation.  It's either "the world" or Christ. Choose wisely!