Saturday, October 21, 2017

The True Church - The Catholic Church


 After all these years I still hear the same garbage people spew about the Catholic Church. It just gets to me when I hear the things people say. One individual from a born again church made the comment that he does not associate with anyone that is living a sinful life. Of course he throws out a few pieces of scripture to try and prove his point. I guess he missed all those places in scripture where Jesus was with various people who were sinners.

 I myself spent a few years in the born again church and left it because of all the judging and bad mouthing that was going on. I can say that while I was in those churches as well as some protestant churches there was a holiness that was lacking. They seemed to more or less want to be entertained. I believe there is a time and place for a band or christian band to be playing. I am saying okay at a concert, but not during worship.

 I have read that in the last days many will be lead astray. They usually say that the catholic church is the one that will do this. I don't think this is correct and it seems that the shoe is on the other foot. I feel that those in the born again or Pentecostal churches are the one that will be lead astray in the last days, as well as many other denominations, such as the Jehovah Witness, Mormons and many others.

 I believe that when Jesus said you must eat my flesh and drink my blood he meant it. Just look at how the other apostles could not accept it, so they left. Jesus said if you do not do this, you will not be raised on the last day. I look at all these people and I realize that there will be millions of people that will not be raised due to their churches only believing it was just a symbol.

 We can not force someone to come to the Catholic Church. No, all we can do is talk to them and pray for them. Start your own blog, facebook page or blog and get the message of the Catholic Church out there.
      

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Wrong Things Going On During Mass


The Holy Eucharist At The Last Supper
 Since I have come back to the Catholic Church I see a number of things going on during Mass that just don't seem right. Two of the biggest is this holding of hands during the praying of the Our Father. The other is the holding up of your hands when the priest is doing this. There are other things such as people going back and forth all over the place to give the sign of peace (shaking the persons hand and saying peace be with you). Now I can understand going over to someone who is elderly or handicapped and can not move, but going everywhere like your at some party is wrong. Other items would be not saying amen and bowing when you are receiving the Lord Body (Host) and Precious Blood (wine).
 These things seem to be happening everywhere. I have heard many reasons and the popular seems to be from people that came in to the church from other faiths. Apparently they could not give up their protestant or Pentecostal ways. First of all if it is not in the Rubrics ( rules of the Mass) or approved by the Pope and the Holy See, it should not be done. I have left a few Catholic Churches, because they were like attending a concert. I certainly did not go to mass to hear a whaling electric guitar solo, bass guitar jam or the drums being hammered out. The last time I saw this was when I was in a Pentecostal Church. I am not there to be entertained, no I am there to Worship God.
 I just do not see the holiness or sanctity of the Mass any more. When I was a youth back in the late 60s and early 70s there was a holiness that is just not there any more. I almost wonder if this isn't a plan by other faiths to try and slowly change the Catholic Church to their way of thinking. If you ask me it looks like it's working. Well as for me I clasp my hands during the Our Father, just as I was taught as a youth. If someone asks me why I do not follow the crowd, they may not get an answer they like. All you have to do is do some searching on youtube and you will see a multitude of videos put out by other faiths on saying things about the Catholic Church.
 I guess they never heard that the Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail.