Sunday, December 6, 2015

Learn To Explain Your Faith To Others

   

 We should always be able to answer the questions of others from other faiths. You need to read some excellent books on Catholic Apologetics. This way you can learn how to answer other peoples questions about the Catholic Faith. I would also invest in some good Catholic Study Bibles. This way as you read the scripture you will have the answers right there. I would also buy a good Catholic Encyclopedia so you can find the answers to important questions. Finally I would buy a good Catholic Cataclysm and that will help learn what the Catholic Faith teaches.
  You will find that as you go through life you will meet those from other faiths and they will try to prove you wrong. They will also try to convert you to their faith. I have been there more than once and I thank God that he showed me the truth and I came back to the Catholic Church. Always remember never to put anyone's faith down and never belittle anyone. Sometimes people will just try to pull you into an argument. The best thing is to be kind, take a deep breath, say thank you and go on your way. That is what Jesus would do, so that's what I do.

  

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tis The Season


 So many people make this time of the year just about buying and getting your favorite gift for Christmas. Unfortunately we once again fail to realize what this season or time of the year is all about. If you have not figured out what I am getting at it's all about the Birth Of Our Savior Jesus Christ.



 

 The Birth of Jesus Foretold

26And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, 27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. 30And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. 31Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. 32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. 33And of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man? 35And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren: 37Because no word shall be impossible with God. 38And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.


                   


 Thank You For Stopping By and God Bless !!!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Things That Make Me Cry

 It just seems that hatred for everyone and everything is running out of control in our present time. It is unimaginable how hate seems to be the top article on the news these days. Every time I look at facebook all I see are articles where this group is doing some horrible act towards someone else just because they do not believe as they do. Things seem to be building up to a pinnacle and very soon God is going to say enough is enough. When that happens I do hope and pray that the rapture happens first. I sure do not want to be witness to what happens to those who peruse such hatred towards others.
 I just saw a video on facebook where a group of individuals were stoning a women to death. When I saw that happening all I could think of was what Jesus said. " He who is without sin cast the first stone" . I do not understand why we as societies do not try to change the sinful things that we see every day. Why are we not trying to change the utterly disgusting things we see on the internet. Have we gone so far in society and living in mans world and not Gods that we accept this as normal. We have all been blinded from the truth and that can only be from Satan. He is the ultimate deceiver and will bring all people from around the world to ruins.
 All I can say is one day soon God will say enough is enough. The skies will darken and the thunder will strike. Lightning will flash across the sky and we will all be blinded or destroyed. At that time it may be too late for you to say I am sorry and beg for forgiveness. Yes the signs of the times are all around us and yes they are closing in. I believe this is happening because Satan knows he has a very limited time and finally his sinful ways will be destroyed. 
 It is just too bad that we as Gods Children can not see the light at the end of the tunnel. We unfortunately do not see that we all have a common interest or belief. Yes we do not realize that we all have one heavenly father and that is God. Maybe if we realized this we would see the truth and follow the truth. I just see too much blindness in this world. I see it in my own family where my brother needs to try and save us all by reciting the prayer to accept Jesus as our personal Savior. At one time in my Journey I was in that church and started judging my own mother. I was fortunate to be able to step back and realize that my mother always believed in Jesus. Yes I left that church and went to many different churches. Finally I was blessed and ended up coming back to the Catholic Church.
 I believe all we can do at this time is pray for each other and  pray that Jesus Comes Quickly.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Today Is All Saints Day


 If you would like to see a short video on All Saints Day check out this youtube video at https://youtu.be/BApiwgFPs10?list=PL58g24NgWPIzvBk2IQVES_xC4WTm6-CDI .



The following is from the Catholic Encyclopedia on All Saints Day.

"The vigil of this feast is popularly called "Hallowe'en" or "Halloween".

Solemnity celebrated on the first of November. It is instituted to honour all the saints, known and unknown, and, according to Urban IV, to supply any deficiencies in the faithful's celebration of saints' feasts during the year.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween 2015

 I came across this video on the truth of Halloween in the Catholic Church, so I thought I would share it.
 There are so many misconceptions about Halloween and many of the the other traditions in the Catholic Church it's about time we spoke up and get the real truth out there. I have seen many different faiths spread lies about the Catholic Faith it is ridiculous. I my self spent some time in the assembly of God churches. I used to hear people say the craziest things I have ever heard.

                    


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Is Almost Here

 I am always hearing someone saying oh you like Halloween you are worshiping the Devil. Well one of my responses is what were you doing when you were young and going trick or treating on Halloween. Well as for myself I was having fun dressing up in some costume from a gorilla or maybe a pirate or maybe even a hobo. Was I thinking of Satan at all when doing this. No I was not , all I was thinking about was getting some free candy. Worshiping Satan never entered my mind. 
 I think people really need to understand what Halloween is all about. I am sure there are various people out there that do worship Satan on Halloween and that is their choice. I know from when I looked into it before I found that the people would dress up in costumes so that the devil could not recognize them and therefore they tricked the devil. The object of the jack o lantern was to light up the pumpkin with a scary face to frighten the devil away.
 Here is an excellent link to some information on Halloween in the catholic church  http://ucatholic.com/blog/the-catholic-origins-of-halloween/  

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Buy A Kindle And Invest In Some Catholic EBooks Or Kindle Books


 In today's technology we have an abundance of awesome ways to get that knowledge that we did not have years ago when I was a young child. In my day growing up I just remember the huge Bible that my Grandparents Had. When I went to Catholic School we had our Bible and some other books but not many. I guess it was enough for the time being and we learned what we needed from the Priest, Nuns, Teachers and Our Parents.
 Today we still have those various people in our lives teaching us what is important. However we do have a wonderful assortment of other ways of getting the education. We have the wonderful internet to find all kinds of information. Just make sure that the website you go to was done by someone who is Catholic otherwise you may get the wrong information. Believe me I have met many people that do not have the truth when it comes to various subjects such as Statues, Praying and the Eucharist as well as many other subjects.
 Okay back to the subject at hand. Yes the Kindle is a wonderful piece of technology. Depending on the size of the hard drive and memory it has you can store plenty of excellent books or ebooks. The other nice thing is that they are not too big, which makes them easy to carry. Also the color lcd displays are a good size, which makes it easy to read. Also there is a good variety of Catholic Books for the Kindle for us to read. I would definitely recommend getting a good kindle and some kindle books or ebooks.
 Of course you can use your desktop computer and laptop computer to read various ebooks . You can get a Kindle App to install on your computer. This will allow you to read the various Kindle and ebooks. Yes there are plenty of free ebooks out there that you can download. My final thought is if you are thinking of writing some EBooks or Kindle Books to sell you can do this as well. Here is an interesting link to writing EBooks or Kindle Books Amazon Kindle Training 
EBook Creation, Delivery and Marketing .

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Adam And Eve Made Us All Related


 I have seen so much hatred in this world it is unbelievable. Someone hates someone just because they look different or come from a different culture. Well the way I see it when it comes down to it we are all related. Sure it may go back millions or thousands of years depending on who you talk to, but none the less it started with two people. Those two people were Adam and Eve. So when someone is hurting or killing someone you are doing it to your brother or sister.

 And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth. 27And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. 28And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth

 I always felt things changed when God split everyone up when Nimrod shot the arrow at God. Yes this was at the tower of Babel. God decided to scatter the people and confound their language so no one could understand each other. I believe people scattered in all directions and that is why there are different people with different languages all over the world. You see even though we are different and speak different languages we are all brothers and sisters. In other words were all related.
 I think it's about time we stopped hating and disrespecting each other. I think it's time we started practicing what God wanted from the beginning and what Jesus had taught. That is to love one another as he loves us. Look at the ten commandments and it's all there.
  


The Ten Commandments


(Deuteronomy 5:6-21)

1And the Lord spoke all these words:

2I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.

4Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. 5Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them: I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me:6And shewing mercy unto thousands to them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the name of the Lord his God in vain.

8Remember that thou keep holy the sabbath day. 9Six days shalt thou labour, and shalt do all thy works. 10But on the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work on it, thou nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy beast, nor the stranger that is within thy gates. 11For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them, and rested on the seventh day: therefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.

12Honour thy father and thy mother, that thou mayest be longlived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee.

13Thou shalt not kill.

14Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15Thou shalt not steal.

16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house: neither shalt thou desire his wife, nor his servant, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.


 I think it's about time we should practice what we preach. We need to stop judging one another and let God be the Judge. We will all answer for what we have done in our lifetime. Believe me I am not perfect and I have some answering to do. You know Jesus does say in Romans,


Do Not Judge Your Brother


(Matthew 7:1-6; Luke 6:37-42)

1NOW him that is weak in faith, take unto you: not in disputes about thoughts. 2For one believeth that he may eat all things: but he that is weak, let him eat herbs. 3Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not: and he that eateth not, let him not judge him that eateth. For God hath taken him to him. 4Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? To his own lord he standeth or falleth. And he shall stand: for God is able to make him stand.

5For one judgeth between day and day: and another judgeth every day: let every man abound in his own sense. 6He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord. And he that eateth, eateth to the Lord: for he giveth thanks to God. And he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth thanks to God. 7For none of us liveth to himself; and no man dieth to himself.8For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Therefore, whether we live, or whether we die, we are the Lord's. 9For to this end Christ died and rose again; that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

10But thou, why judgest thou thy brother? or thou, why dost thou despise thy brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

11For it is written: As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

12Therefore every one of us shall render account to God for himself.


 
 
 So the next time you get angry at someone remember that the person is really related to you. Yes it may go back millions or thousands of years, but still we are related due to Adam and Eve who were created by God.

                                            Thank You For Reading And God Bless .

Saturday, October 3, 2015

                                 Luke 11:9
And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Secrets Of Fatima And 3 Days Of Darkness

 Watch These Videos And Share The Information But Do Not Be Afraid For These Things Must Happen.
 I was just looking at facebook and I saw a post about the 3 days of darkness prophecy. I do not think I had ever heard about this before. I know they never taught us this when I was in Catholic School. So I looked for some videos on the 3 days of darkness and here is what I found. I felt for some reason that I am supposed to share them. 

                             
                                                       

The Three Days of Darkness - The Culmination of the Chastisement


                          
                                                       
SISTER LUCIA FROM FATIMA INTERVIEW 1957 by TradCat Faith & Morals
                             

                                        END OF THE WORLD SECRETS Revealed 2015 Lady Fatima Secrets

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING AND GOD BLESS !!!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Who Actually Wrote The Bible

 Many people try to attack the Catholic Church by saying that the New Testament was changed by men. This is the typical threat to try and tear down the church. It does not affect only the Catholic Church, but affects all denominations of Christians. The problem with this accusation is that it goes against everything we believe. Here are some very interesting links to some excellent websites on this accusation.
  1. http://www.bethinking.org/is-the-bible-reliable/q-hasnt-the-new-testament-been-changed
  2. http://www.jesus-islam.org/Pages/HastheBiblebeenchanged.aspx
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Testament
  4. http://www.catholicbasictraining.com/apologetics/coursetexts/1l.htm
  5. http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=72306
  6. http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/didnt-the-catholic-church-add-to-the-bible
 The above are just a few websites that reveal that the Bible was not changed by anyone. There have been some people that try to use wording to make it more readable with today's standards. That is only to make it easier for people to understand. If anyone were to change what was written in the bible they would be changing Gods word and that would be bad.

Here is a link to many excellent books 
BOOKS ON THE ORIGIN OF THE BIBLE
 
Nothing May Be Added
18For I testify to every one that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book: If any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues written in this book. 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from these things that are written in this book.
20He that giveth testimony of these things, saith, Surely I come quickly: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

 22:18 Μαρτυρῶ ἐγὼ παντὶ τῷ ἀκούοντι τοὺς λόγους τῆς προφητείας τοῦ βιβλίου τούτου· ἐάν τις ἐπιθῇ ἐπ’ αὐτά, ἐπιθήσει ἐπ’ αὐτὸν ὁ θεὸς τὰς πληγὰς τὰς γεγραμμένας ἐν τῷ βιβλίῳ τούτῳ· ¹⁸I testify to everyone who is hearing these words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 22:19 καὶ ἐάν τις ἀφέλῃ382 ἀπὸ τῶν λόγων τοῦ βιβλίου τῆς προφητείας ταύτης, ἀφελεῖ ὁ θεὸς τὸ μέρος αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τοῦ ξύλου τῆς ζωῆς καὶ ἐκ τῆς πόλεως τῆς ἁγίας, τῶν γεγραμμένων ἐν τῷ βιβλίῳ τούτῳ. ¹⁹and if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away383 his share of the tree384 of life and of the holy city, of what is written in this book. 

  Thank You for Reading and God Bless.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

All Lives Matter

 I was on facebook the other day and I saw various articles about this group of peoples lives matter. Then I see someone else saying this group matters. Well I have to tell you.....
                                         ALL LIVES MATTER !!! 
                                               John 15 Verse 12
                 This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mary Did You Know

 I saw this and had to share it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

                    
     SANDI KAY & NEW HICKORY "MARY DID YOU KNOW" by FreshWellMedia


 THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY AND GOD BLESS !!!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Why Are We Hated By So Many ?





 You know I ask myself all the time why do so many people hate Catholics and The Catholic Church. The only answer I can come to is we know the truth and that truth is Jesus Christ. I can remember days when I walked home from school and the kids in the public school would yell things at us out the school windows and they would try to spit on us.
  I could never understand why someone would do that when my brothers and I never said anything to them. It was truly very puzzling to me as a young child. I just ignored them and kept on walking. As the years went by my Mother could not afford to send us to the Catholic High School, so we went to the public high school. It was funny, because the kids who were so mean were not like that anymore. I am sure there were some around, but I think they were growing up. Maybe someone had been mean to them and now the show was on the other foot.
 Now we are all older and I believe we have learned to respect each other. I also think that they have had children and now as parents we all see things in a different light. Maybe if we all taught our children to respect each other no matter what religion or faith we are the world would be a better place. The next time you are in your car let the other person go first, smile, wave and say thank you. Maybe that person will feel the happiness and love you shared in that small moment and they will pass it on to someone else. When someone come to your door sharing their faith don't ignore them or shut the door in their face. Smile and say thank you for sharing their faith. Learn to respect each other and that respect will be passed on.
 Thank You for reading and God Bless.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Immaculate Heart Of Mary



 The Month Of August Is Devoted To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary.

Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially ...(special intention).
We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever.
Amen.

 Here is a link to some excellent information on the immaculate heart of Mary http://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/devotion-to-the-heart-of-mary

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Catholic Rapture

  Once again or should I say every day when I look at facebook or twitter all I see are messages about the rapture of the church. No not the Catholic Church. It seems to be more of the fundamentalist group of Christians. When someones makes a statement about the Catholic Church they usually will say oh those Catholics don't believe in the Rapture. On the contrary we Catholics do believe in the Rapture, but it's not on the same time frame as others. As I have said in other posts there are generally three groups of Rapture Believers. Summing them up it seems as the beginning, middle and end. Frankly as for myself if it happens at the beginning or middle it won't upset me. I believe that all Christians will be Caught Up In The Rapture at some point in time.
  I know that most groups of Christians don't believe that Catholics are Christians and that we won't be saved. Why? Because we don't stand in front of a crowd and say that we Accept Christ As Our Personal Savior. Well we may not say that little prayer that others do, but we have an even deeper and more personal way of accepting Jesus Christ in a personal relationship. That relationship is through the
partaking of the Eucharist in front of a group of people.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Gay Marriage Right Or Wrong

  I just heard the news today that the Supreme Court ruled that Gay Marriage is legal in all 50 states in the united states. This seems to be one more giant step towards the coming of Jesus Christ. As I look at the world as a whole it looks like it's turning or has turned into one big Sodom and Gomorrah. We are losing more and more of the family values that we were taught about what is right and what is wrong. It is definitely becoming clearer and clearer that the world is becoming darker and darker. We are moving rapidly towards a place where we will not come back from. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

HAPPY FATHERS DAY !!!

 I just wanted to say HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all fathers on earth and in heaven !!!
                          Especially to GOD the father of us all !!!

Once Save Always Saved Is It False


  I can remember a time when I was in the pentecostal church and they were always talking about being born again. I did not know much about it at the time, but as my journey continued I did learn alot about being born again. I can remember thinking I have always believed in Jesus. So why were they always saying Catholics don't believe in Jesus. I know what I had been taught and that I had believed that Jesus died on the cross to take away the sins of the world. I remember one day when they had an altar call I did not go to the rail because I never believed in Jesus. No I went down to the rail because I had always believed in Jesus and that know my faith was growing stronger.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Honor Thy Father And Mother

  I felt compelled to write this post for some reason. I think it's because of all the disrespect I see going on every where. Yes I checked out facebook again and I see how the police are doing some terrible things to different people. Well the Honor Thy Father And Mother does not always just mean to your parents. Yes you should respect your parents, but that respect goes far beyond just your parents. It can be anyone from someone in your school to the police or to a total stranger in your neighborhood.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Pray For Everyone And Everything


  I think if everyone in this big world started saying a prayer for everyone and everything maybe things would change. It does not matter where you are when you pray. Some people believe that they should only pray in church. That is their choice and we should respect that. I think you should pray especially if all of the sudden you feel a need to. I believe that may be God saying it's time to pray. As a child I was always taught to pray in church, at meals and before bedtime. Since I have gotten older I pray where ever I am. Also no one is more important than anyone else, so start praying.
  A lot of people will say this is the proper way to pray and then others try to make it a routine. First I believe what Jesus said when he told the people how to pray. He basically taught the people to pray the Our Father.


The Lord's Prayer


(Matthew 6:5-15)

1AND it came to pass, that as he was in a certain place praying, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

2And he said to them: When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.

3Give us this day our daily bread.

4And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Is God is About to Punish the World

  Yes once again every time I look at facebook there is another post on either something to do with the End Times, Apocalypse, Rapture or something that is pointing to Jesus coming back very soon. Well with all the terrible things I have seen going on in other parts of the world or right in the united states I believe that yes Jesus is getting closer and closer to coming back. Do I know when or does anyone else know when. Well the answer to that is no, I don't know and neither does anyone else. The only one who knows is the Father, not the Son or the Angels or Saints.
  God is About to Punish the World: The Father Fuentes Interview - Father ...



                               

I came across this video on Facebook and thought I would share it on my blog.

                  Thank You For Stopping By And God Bless.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Is Jesus Christ The Man On The Shroud Of Turin


  There is always a big debate on who the person is decapitated on the Shroud Of Turin. I have seen various documentaries on cable television over the years. Some thought he was a knight and others thought he was from some foreign country. They various tests over the years with carbon dating to determine when the shroud was made. I remember they determined it was made somewhere around 1290 to 1390 in the Middle Ages. Lately though they thought that due to the tests done on the parts of the cloth that were burned, it may have altered the date. Tests were redone on different areas of the cloth and it actually fit the time frame of Jesus. Here is a link to a Wikipedia page about the Shroud Of Turin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shroud_of_Turin .

Monday, May 11, 2015

Jesus Pictures

Shroud Of Turin Face Of Jesus
  I believe almost every Catholic and Protestant family have pictures of Jesus in their home. I know my family and friends have various Jesus pictures. I was always trying to find the earliest pictures of Jesus that I could find. I guess like many others I just wanted to know what Jesus actually looked like. Many different cultures have Pictures Of Jesus that look different due to their culture. The way I see it it really doesn't matter what Jesus looked like. What matters is that we know who Jesus is and what Jesus did for all of us.

4th Century Picture Of Jesus




















Veronica's Cloth






  Here are a couple of links to Pictures of Jesus.
  1. https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sur:fmc&tbm=isch&q=oldest+pictures+of+jesus&ei=20xRVYOML9C1sATV7YCwBw#tbs=sur:fmc&tbm=isch&q=shroud+of+turin
  2. https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sur:fmc&tbm=isch&q=oldest+pictures+of+jesus&ei=20xRVYOML9C1sATV7YCwBw#
  There are many different pictures of Jesus and my belief is like the Jesus Picture you prefer. Respect other people with their choice of Jesus Pictures.

  Thank You for reading and God Bless.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

What Did Jesus Say About The Eucharist


THE LAST SUPPER

  I have always been taught growing up that Jesus said that the bread or Eucharist is his body. He also said that the wine was his blood. I did spend some time in the Pentecostal Church where they simply believe the the bread and wine are just a symbol of his body and blood. Then later on when my wife and I left the Pentecostal Church we ended up in the Lutheran Church. Once again they believed that the wine and bread were just a symbol and not Jesus actual body and blood. This was actually the turning point that brought me back to the Catholic Church. I did a lot of reading to find out exactly what Jesus said about the wine and bread. I saw various shows on EWTN especially the Journey Home. That's where I learned about the word Transubstantiation and what it meant.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Is The Rapture Of The Church Today, Tomorrow Or Very Soon


Jesus Second Coming
  The word Rapture is on everyone's lips these days. It seems as though you can't go on the internet and not see something about the Rapture. The main problem is that there are so many different views on the Rapture it is coming down to who is right and who is wrong. I have different family members with all different views. Some believe because I am Catholic that I don't believe in Jesus and therefore I will not go to Heaven. The only thing I can say is that they need to read the whole Bible and not just the parts they want that satisfy their beliefs.

 Here is a link to an excellent link about the Rapture https://youtu.be/_0Dm6RJxcl8

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter 2015

I just thought I would post some videos and wish everyone a Happy Easter.
                   
                                 Jesus Is Resurrected by TheLdsLife



Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday

  I thought I would just put up a few videos on good Friday. A picture is worth a thousand words. Here is a link to a Wikipedia page on good Friday http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Friday and here is a link on good Friday http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06643a.htm and http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-good-friday2 .

           
            
                    Jesus Is Scourged And Crucifiedby TheLdsLife
   
                            


         Harmony of the Gospels 17 Crucifixion of the Christ


          Thank You for watching and God Bless !!!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy St Patricks Day

               ALL I WANTED TO SAY IS HAPPY SAINT PATRICKS DAY

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Catholic Church

  
LAST JUDGMENT
    So how is the Catholic Church doing these days. Well every time I listen to the news or look at the internet it always seems like someone is hating the Catholic Church or wants to destroy it. I still get strange remarks about the Catholic Church from people at the work place. As I see it it just comes from someone who really does not understand what we do in the Catholic Church. It also comes from someone passing misinformation along about the Catholic Church. It just seems like today we are in a very sad place in this world. We make snap judgements about everything and everyone due to the actions of someone. A good example is that I see on facebook all the time someone posting something about the pope. I found that when I look into what someone said I find that it is just someone who took something totally out of context. That has been the problem that I have seen all my life and unfortunately happens in quite a few different places, not only religion. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

All In The Family Of God


LuMaxArt Golden Family With World Religions
  I always hear someone saying something negative about someone else. They also separate everyone and may make some remark about their family. Well I remember one day someone saying something negative about family. This made me sit back and really think about what family is and who is related to who. I also always see someone looking up their family history to see how far back they could go to see who is related to who.  

Friday, February 20, 2015

What Are You Giving Up For Lent


  I can remember growing up as a young kid in the Catholic Church and they would always ask what are you giving up for lent. What I seem to remember is oh I am giving candy for Lent. Now there is nothing wrong with giving up candy. In fact my Mother said she is giving up candy for Lent. It kind of made me laugh, because she is in her 80s. Then what made me laugh again was when she said she just wanted to have some candy on one day. I said Mom the whole point is to give it up for Lent and not have any until Lent is over. Everyone wonders where we as kids get our ideas from.  

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Do You Have A Favorite Saint



  I myself do not have a favorite Saint. There are certain Saints that I think of more than others. Two that come to mind are Saint Patrick and Saint Francis Of Assisi. I think the reason I think of Saint Patrick is because of the holiday for Saint Patrick and because I like the color green. Now for Saint Francis Of Assisi it's because my Grandmother always asked Saint Francis to pray for her and others. She always had a statue of Saint Francis and I remember a plaque on her wall. It is just one of those things that have stayed with me all these years. There is also one more Saint that I think of quite a bit and that is Saint Thomas The Apostle. It's funny because that was the name of the Catholic Grammar School I went to as I was growing up. The second reason is because that was my Stepfathers middle name and that is what I chose when I made my Confirmation. It seemed special to me ,because it was his middle name.  

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Have You Talked With God Lately

                                          TALKING WITH GOD
I listen to people where I work and they don't seem to be very religious. They do generally make comments because I am Catholic. Although I have never really heard any of them say anything bad or negative against the Catholic Church. Yes you do get the occasional not understanding exactly what the Catholic Church teaches. I think it is the typical seeing with your eyes and making a judgement.I usually let the rude comments go in one ear and out the other. Then I say a prayer for them and keep going on my journey. I feel it is best to do what Jesus would have done. If someone does not want to listen just be on your way and never pressure someone, it will only drive someone away further.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Why Do So Many People Believe That Pope Francis Is The AntiChrist

Signorelli-Antichrist and the devil
Antichrist with the devil, from the Deeds of the Antichrist Circa 1501
  Who is the Antichrist ? Well some people are saying that the current pope is the antichrist. Other people are saying that our current President is the antichrist. There are even others pointing at other religions or other people. As for myself I don't know who is the antichrist. Could it be either of the two mentioned above, well all we can do is keep an eye on all current events and keep praying. Take a look at this article from catholic answers http://www.catholic.com/blog/tim-staples/is-pope-francis-the-final-roman-pontiff . If you are looking for information about the antichrist there are many good websites on the internet, but be aware there are just as many bad websites out there spreading many false truths about the Catholic Church. If you are going to comment on the Catholic Church my advise is to read books written by Catholics so you get the correct understanding.
 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

All Catholics Young And Old Should Be Trained In Apologetics

 

  When I first heard the term Catholic Apologetics I had no idea what it was or meant. I thought at first it meant that we as Catholics were apologizing for some reason. I later learned as I watched EWTN that basically this was an explanation of various topics in the Catholic Religion. When I was in the assembly of God church at one point in time people would make the typical comments about the Catholic faith and most of the time I did not really know how to respond to them. There were times when quite honestly I felt rather embarrassed.   As I watched various shows on EWTN I learned more about Catholic Apologetics. By the way for anyone who does not know what EWTN stands for it is the Eternal Word Television Network or as most call it the Catholic Channel on cable television.