"A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from brambles. A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good,
but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.
"Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' but not do what I command? I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it because it had been well built. But the one who listens and does not act is like a person who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, it collapsed at once and was completely destroyed."...
Just a taste of our continuation of wisdom and writings of St. Athanasias, Doctor of the Church, following the Eucharistic Miracle of Naples. To Jesus through Mary, GregoryMary
There were thus two things which the Savior did for us by becoming Man. He banished death from us and made us anew; and, invisible and imperceptible as in Himself He is, He became visible through His works and revealed Himself as the Word of the Father, the Ruler and King of the whole creation.
Eucharistic Miracle of Patierno, Naples 1772
On August 29, 1774, the Curia of the Archbishop expressed itself favorably regarding the miraculous finding and unexplainable preservation of the Hosts stolen from the Church of St. Peter’s in Patierno on February 24, 1772. In 1971 the Eucharistic Year of the diocese had been established in order to allow the community to capture the essence of the Eucharistic miracle. Unfortunately in 1978 some unknown thieves were able to steal the relic with the miraculous Hosts of 1772.
Recently, I went to the Mexican boarder while visiting Fort Huachuca, Arizona. I wanted to see for myself what has been a hot topic in the media.
Americans have been hearing of horrible crimes committed by illegal aliens. FOX News continues to report crime committed by illegal aliens that had been sent out of the Country only to return illegally.
From Texas to California, our boarder with Mexico has been used to enter illegal drugs, used to bring in underage girls in a sex slave scandal, and perhaps the greatest threat of terrorism coming from the Middle East. There has been a migration of people coming through Mexico heading for America. Many children have been sent by their parents for the hope of getting to America.
In this migration there has been much untold hardship and misery. The suffering of children who are being taken advantage of by coyotes who are paid to escort these children many of whom end up molested, killed and left in the desert. This is deplorable and the blame...
The past few days, I have heard a lot of media criticism of President Trump's call for Congress to fix our Immigration Policy to include the Dreamers who were brought to America illegally.
Congress has six months to solve the problem for all Americans. I believe that President Trump is right on the money forcing the Congress to do their job in regards to immigration.
I know that the mainline media will never give President Trump any positive reporting because of their bias against conservatives, Christians, and Republicans in general. I think that Americans are waking up to what has been going on since the Election of President Trump. The media's attempt to be the opposing party, or at least their spokesmen.
I wrote the following on July 30, 2011 (American Nomads) while studying at Central Texas College:
In researching a report, I was preparing to take a look at an art exhibit held at our local college (Central Texas College, CTC).
I went there with the intent of picking up some "...
When a person, any person is pushing Sola Scriptura, what they are really pushing is their personal interpretation. That’s why those who maintain Sola Scriptura have morphed into 40,000 plus divisions that are incompatible to the teaching of Scripture. Consider John 17:20 “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.”
From time to time Catholics are frequently challenged by those using the bible against them, which is always interesting to me because the bible itself is a Catholic book. The Catholic Church was founded by Christ to proclai...
Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's (Peter), he (Jesus) asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."
"Duc in Altum" means to "Put out into the deep" (Luke 5:4)! Notice Jesus spoke from St. Peter's boat, it is called the "Bark of Peter".
Jesus spoke to the crowds, He encouraged the people enlightening and en-kindling the imagination of the people. Jesus excited the people with the good news.
Once Jesus spoke to the crowds, He takes St. Peter out into the deep where we come along for the ride, we ride along to cast out our nets to go deep sea fishing.
As Catholics, we do not simply go surf fishing where some are chained down by false doctrine, by those who push their personal interpretations and call that Sola Scriptura.
With this command from the Lord, Jesus is inviting us to go deeper into the mysteries of...
We will continue with the wisdom and catechesis from St. Athanasias a great Doctor of the Catholic Church, but felt it was probably better to begin each night with the Eucharistic Miracle, so if anyone is limited in any way by time, they can at least enjoy the miracle before they go. That being said, for those who seek to continue their walk to holiness with wisdom from another Doctor of the Church, please stay tuned after the Eucharistic Miracle and we will continue to walk with you in your journey toward eternity. Continue to seek, ask and knock, searching for the truth. Love and prayers in Christ to all your family and friends. To Jesus through Mary, GregoryMary
The Eucharistic miracle of Amsterdam regards a consecrated Host that was preserved from flames. Ysbrand Dommer was gravely sick and vomited a Communion Host he received. His maid threw the Holy Eucharist into the lit fireplace. The consecrated Host was found the next day completely intact and suspend...
"And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work which he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all his work which he had done in creation" (Genesis 2:2-3). This is what the Sabbath (Hebrew Shabbath) means, it means "day of rest".
To the Seventh Day Adventist and other Sabbaterians, they consider Sunday Worship to be the "Mark of the Beast". That is one reason they are so opposed to the Catholic Faith, because the Apostles took a different direction based from their following Jesus.
This does not seem to be a religious ordinance between Adam and Mt. Sinai. The great patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob shows no evidence in keeping the seventh day as a religious ordinance.
Exodus 24:15-18 states, "Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh da...
One of the most loved Catholic prayers that are said at the conclusion of the Rosary, is known as the Hail, Holy Queen prayer. As I was meditating on the Rosary this morning, I was thinking about how this prayer, being a powerful prayer for any Christian, can be really misunderstood. And sure enough, when I arrived at the Library here in Trenton Missouri, I decided to Google up the prayer.
Low and behold, I stumbled on this article called “Mary Worship, A study of Catholic practice and doctrine”. The author, Mary Ann Collins, while claiming to be a “former Catholic” as if this makes her an authority of the subject, clearly she has become confused either by an agenda or bias because what she claims is not close to being the truth. This is typically what I see from those who catch onto some of the Fundamentalist Mary claptrap propaganda. Lets take a very simple look at the prayer, Hail, Holy Queen:
First of all, the word hail is not a word used in worship, it is simply...
"Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ."
The American Worker beginning in the 19th century, have enjoyed the results of the "Industrial Revolution" which brought in jobs throughout America. This has been the envy of the world as many Immigrants push to come to America searching for a better life.
The major debate on Immigration is that they come here legally. That being placed on the side, America has always opened the doors which is what the "Statue of Liberty" represents. As a nation of laws which are at the core to protect the American people, this also includes the American worker.
Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 states, "I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live; also that it is God's gift to man that every one should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil." Further evidence the importa...