The Iglesia Ni Cristo Logo and Masonic Connection

The Iglesia Ni Cristo Logo and Masonic Connection

Just like Robert Langdon of Da Vinci Code, many are interested in Religious Symbology. Here’s one explanation posted by CATHOLICDEFENDER on the probable meaning of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Logo.

 INC ORIGINAL INTERPRETATION

1. The bird is the dove or Holy Spirit
2. The flame is the light of salvation
3. The shield is the shield of faith
4. The scale represents the equality of the justice of God;
5. The crown is the crown of eternal life
6. The lamb is the Lord Jesus Christ
7. The book is the Bible
8. The two scrolls seen in the Bible represent the OT and NT;
9. The upside down triangle means the equality of the members or brotherhood (Mt. 23:8);
10. White is holiness
11. Green is love
12. Red is courage
The logo of the INC has been used since 1919 but only appeared on its buildings of worship since the 1950s

On the contrary, here’s what was thought about their logo:
On this image below, you’ll see a craftily “hidden” pattern of a “pentagram” on the compass and square. Observe really closely.

On this image below, you’ll see the scale, interlaced compass and square, and the craftily “hidden” pentagram. Now, this is a third coincidence already between the stark similarities between INC and Freemasonry. What do you call a 3rd coincidence? Is there such a thing in this world? Deliberate, copied, or just coincidence? Or, perhaps, they are the same institution!

Now, we see here on the image below a torch on top of the compass. Combining the craftily hidden pentagram here with the torch we have this, observe closely and take note:

We see here on the image below, a torch on top of the pentagram, with the torch in “drawing form”. Observe and take note.

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Primer on the Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo of Felix Y Manalo

Please click this link to read the Primer on the Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo of Felix Y Manalo

The Catholic Church and Iglesia ni Cristo: Major Differences

Felix Manalo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Manalo

Did Felix Manalo raped Rosita Trillanes?  http://catholicdefender2000.blogspot.com/2010/11/did-felix-manalo-raped-rosita-trillanes.html

Letter of Rosita Trillanes published in Bombshell newspaper

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrDNt4Z2sIM&list=UUdkNzYUwFLxZ2V5ji3CiOiQ&index=20

Felix Manalo: Rapist of His Members and His Ministers’ Wives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etl0JD27ChA&list=UUdkNzYUwFLxZ2V5ji3CiOiQ&index=24

Iglesia ni Cristo ‘Head’ ANGEL or SEX MANIAC? … The Bombshell 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulovA2z4mNg&index=18&list=UUdkNzYUwFLxZ2V5ji3CiOiQ  

Roots of Felix Manalo’s Desire to Abandon His Church 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZe0ZMW897k&list=UUdkNzYUwFLxZ2V5ji3CiOiQ

100th Registration Date on July 27,2014, Not Foundation for the Iglesia ni Cristo http://filipinoscribbles.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/100th-registration-date-not-foundation-for-the-inc/ 

Short History of Felix Manalo http://www.letusreason.org/Iglesia2.htm

Exposing the Iglesia ni Manalo https://www.facebook.com/iglesiacult 

Anonymous – Message to I.N.C

Published on Jul 31, 2013

Greetings people of the world and Philippines
http://www.thecontroversialfiles.net/…
See it for your self, don’t be blind in reality.

The Catholic Church and Iglesia ni Cristo: Major differences

The Catholic Church and Iglesia ni Cristo: Major differences

While both claim to be of divine origin, the former traces its authority to St Peter and the succession of popes, while the latter, from the late Felix Manalo, its founder

By Aries Rufo
Published 11:00 AM, July 23, 2014
Updated 2:15 PM, Jul 23, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – About 2,000 years separate the Roman Catholic Church and the homegrown Iglesia ni Cristo. While both claim to be of divine origin, the former traces its authority to St Peter and the succession of popes, while the latter, from the late Felix Manalo, its founder.

A wide gap of doctrinal differences also separates the two faiths, and in the Philippines, leaders of the Catholic Church and the INC do not see eye to eye – even politically.

Sometimes, they even find themselves on opposite sides of the political fence, obtaining mixed results in the process.

How different is the Catholic Church from the INC, and vice-versa?

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the INC, Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo prepared a primer to act as a catechesis guide for Filipino Catholics. Quevedo, a Canon law expert and a Church scholar, stressed that differences in religious belief should not hinder unity and harmony.

“The respect we give to the religious belief of others should motivate us to get to understand those deep beliefs, as this is demanded by the requirements of sincere dialogue. Differences in what we believe do not make us distant from those who hold those beliefs…among ideas contradictions are inevitable, but not among persons,” Quevedo said in the foreword.

Rappler summarizes the main points in the primer.

1) The divinity and humanity of Christ. To the Catholic Church, Jesus Christ “is the Son of God” and the “Second Person of the Blessed Trinity.” He is the central figure in the apostolic teaching. For the INC however, Christ “remains man in His state of being. Christ is never the true God. He is a true man.” That Christ “was subjected to the experiences and circumstances of human life” is proof that Christ was never God.

2) Central teaching about God. To the Catholic Church, the Trinitarian Faith guides its belief in the oneness of God. That there are 3 Persons in God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, that “equally possess the fullness of the one and indivisible human nature. This mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity forms the central mystery of the Christian faith and life.”

To the INC, however, “there is only one God. He alone is God (Ps. 86:10).” Another Bible verse says “For I am God and there is no other.” As such, “the INC interprets these as proofs against the Trinity of Persons in one God.”

3) Sources of divine revelation. For the Catholic Church, there are two: Apostolic tradition and the Holy Bible. Apostolic tradition “is the transmission of the message of Christ brought about from the very beginnings of Christianity by means of preaching, bearing witness, institution, worship and inspired writings.” It occurs in two ways: through living transmission of the Word of God and through Sacred Scripture.

To the INC, however, only the Bible is the source of divine revelation. “They believe that the words of God are written in the Bible; that when the Bible speaks, God himself speaks. So when the Bible is silent, the INC is silent too, for it recognizes no other basis and authority in serving God except the Bible.”

4) What’s in a name? The Roman Catholic Church began to be called as such in the 4th century. St Ignatius, the bishop of Antioch and a disciple of St John, is credited for it when he said, “Where there is Christ Jesus, there is the Catholic Church.” The word “Catholic” is from the Greek wordkatholikos, which means universal.

The INC, using the *Lamsa version of the Bible, took its cue from various verses in the Holy Book, where the Church that Christ built is called the Church of Christ, or Iglesia ni Cristo in Filipino. To them, the INC is the only true Church.

(*George Lamsa authored “The Holy Bible from ancient Eastern Manuscripts.” He based his translation on Aramaic, not Greek. The Lamsa version is also accepted by the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Christadelphians. Apart from the Lamsa version, the INC also adheres to James Moffat’s version of the Bible. It is the Moffat version that INC founder Felix Manalo “used as source of the identity of God’s last messenger. “From the Far East will I bring your offspring.”)

5) Path to salvation. The INC adheres to the exclusivist doctrine that outside of it, there is no salvation. “To be reconciled and to be saved, one must become a member. Unless he becomes a part of the Church of Christ or the Body of Christ, he is not embraced by the redemptive death of Christ.”

In comparison, the Catholic Church teaches that eternal salvation is also granted to “those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or His Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do His will as they know it, through the dictates of their conscience (from the encyclicalLumen Gentium).”

6) Apostate Church. The INC accuses the Catholic Church of “unfaithfulness” or apostasy. Citing the prophesy of Apostle Paul, the early Church strayed away from the teachings of Christ. They cite the words of St Paul, who said that after his death, “men will arise who will speak perverse things to draw away the disciples of Christ after them (Acts 20:30).” The INC also cites St Peter, who said that false prophets will preach heresies “denying the Master, the Lord Jesus Christ, by rejecting him as Head of the Church…and by rejecting His name.”

The INC believes the descriptions squarely fit the Catholic Church. “The Catholic Church denied the Lord Christ’s headship by putting Peter and the Popes in His stead. It rejected His name, Christ, by sporting such an unscriptural name as Roman Catholic Church.”

The Catholic Church however, counters that it “has been faithful at all times to the Revelation” amid erroneous teachings and persecutions. The martyrdom of early Christians in the first 3 centuries is proof of the fidelity of the Catholic Church to Christ’s teachings.

In the first place, if the Catholic Church committed apostasy, “why does the INC use the Holy Bible that was ratified by the same Church in the 4th century?”

7) Heretical Church. For the Catholic Church, the teachings of the INC “are a mere repetition of the ‘heresies’ of the early centuries of Christianity, in particular, Monarchianism (from the Greek word, monarch, which means principle/source) of the 2nd century.” Monarchianism taught that God “is only God the Father, thus it denied the Trinity, the eternity of the Logos (The Word, the Second Person), and reduced the Holy Spirit to a mere force of God, the Father.”

8) Prophecy. The INC believes that founder Manalo was the Last Messenger of God as prophesied in the Bible. Isaiah 46:11 said: Calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed and I will do it.”

The INC considers Manalo “as the bird of prey because the sons and daughters of God from the Far East are being hindered by the north and the south (the north representing Protestantism and the south, Catholicism) and the messenger of God has to bring them out of these 2 religions (Is. 43:6)

Manalo also supposedly fulfilled the prophecy in Revelation 7:2-3: “Then I saw another angel rising where the sun rises, carrying the seal of the living God.” – Rappler.com

Read the source & comments: The Catholic Church and Iglesia ni Cristo: Major differences

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Felix Manalo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Manalo

Did Felix Manalo raped Rosita Trillanes?  http://catholicdefender2000.blogspot.com/2010/11/did-felix-manalo-raped-rosita-trillanes.html

Letter of Rosita Trillanes published in Bombshell newspaper 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrDNt4Z2sIM&list=UUdkNzYUwFLxZ2V5ji3CiOiQ&index=20

Felix Manalo: Rapist of His Members and His Ministers’ Wives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etl0JD27ChA&list=UUdkNzYUwFLxZ2V5ji3CiOiQ&index=24

Iglesia ni Cristo ‘Head’ ANGEL or SEX MANIAC? … The Bombshell 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulovA2z4mNg&index=18&list=UUdkNzYUwFLxZ2V5ji3CiOiQ  

Roots of Felix Manalo’s Desire to Abandon His Church 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZe0ZMW897k&list=UUdkNzYUwFLxZ2V5ji3CiOiQ

100th Registration Date on July 27,2014, Not Foundation for the Iglesia ni Cristo http://filipinoscribbles.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/100th-registration-date-not-foundation-for-the-inc/ 

Short History of Felix Manalo http://www.letusreason.org/Iglesia2.htm

Exposing the Iglesia ni Manalo https://www.facebook.com/iglesiacult 

Anonymous – Message to I.N.C

Published on Jul 31, 2013

Greetings people of the world and Philippines

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  2. Be Positive, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=288
  3. Love and Marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=292
  4. Endless Love – Marriage after all, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=294
  5. Say it with love, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=298
  6. Quality family moments, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=300
  7. Secret of successful marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=302
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  9. Marriage as Covenant, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1974
  10. Humility: Foundation for Marital Happiness, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1986
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17 Things Boys Need from their Moms

17 Things Boys Need from their Moms

Children need many things from their parents. They need stability, protection, nurturing, and love. They also need other things, different things from each of their parents.

Because I am a mommy to a little boy, this is what I know. So, here’s the list of things I hope I give to my little guy, in order to help him grow into a good man – the things I think every little boy needs from his mom.

A boy needs:

1. To be showered with affection – hugs, kisses, all of it. Until he is big enough to not want that anymore. Then he needs you to ruffle his hair, put your hand on his shoulder, and hug him anyway. He needs to know the importance of human contact so that he doesn’t keep it from his wife or children.

2. To dance – in the car, in the living room, in the front yard. Slow dance, crazy dance, any kind of dancing the song calls for, even if there’s no song at all. He will learn that life has a soundtrack. That there is no moment too small to celebrate, and the big ones….. they almost always call for dancing.

3. To be told secrets – and let him tell them to you. Big or small. Doesn’t matter what they are. He needs to know that he can always talk to you, about anything. And besides, secrets are fun!

4. For you to marry the kind of man you want him to be – because he will. His views of marriage are shaped by what he sees from you. He will model himself after the men in his life. The kind of husband he is, the kind of father he is, the kind of man he is. You can’t example that to him, so find someone who will.

5. To learn the kinds of things that women need – tell him your favorite flower and let him “buy” them for you. Let him take you out to dinner. Let him open doors and hold your hand. Show him what a gentleman looks like.

6. To appreciate beauty, real beauty – don’t put yourself down in front of him. He will learn to see you like you see you. He will, at some point, think you are the most beautiful woman in the world. Let him. Don’t tell him he’s wrong. Let him watch you do your nails, your hair, and your make-up. It won’t make him less “manly”, but it will help him understand that women need to feel beautiful. Hopefully, he’ll spend the rest of his life appreciating the lengths we go to in order to attain that beauty.

7. Discipline – don’t just let his father do it. He needs to respect that you are a figure of authority also. He needs to know that your voice carries just as much weight. He needs to understand what co-parenting looks like; he’ll do it himself someday.

8. To respect – he will treat his wife the way he was allowed to treat you. He will treat every woman the way he was allowed to treat you. Show him that the correct way to speak to women is with respect and dignity. He’ll thank you for it some day.

9. To learn to say ‘sir’ and ‘miss’ – it will take him so far in life. People appreciate this little extra bit of politeness and respect. It can make someone’s day to be made to feel important and appreciated.

10. Comfort – kiss his boo boo’s, hold him when he needs it. He’ll learn that when it hurts, it’s ok to cry. Eventually your kisses won’t fix everything, but knowing that you want to fix it, that you wish you could heal every one of his broken hearts, it will give him some comfort. It will give him a place to start healing and a spot to launch from when the time comes to get back up.

11. Responsibility – make him put his own laundry away, take out the trash, and help you do the dishes. Make him earn an allowance to save up for that new guitar, or video game, or baseball equipment. If you don’t, all housework will forever be known as “woman’s work” and nobody wants a man like that. You want him to be the man who will step up and help his wife take care of their home. You want him to learn to take care of the things he has acquired and you want him to know how to work for something he wants.

12. To learn his lesson – even the hard ones. This is one of the hardest parts. As mothers we want to shield our children from the big, bad world. We want to run to them every time we see them start down a path that will lead no place good. We want to take their place every time they might get hurt. And sometimes they need that. Sometimes they need shielding and protecting. Sometimes they need mom to swoop in and save the day. And sometimes they don’t. They will be more effective adults if they are given the opportunity to learn that actions have consequences. They will be more effective adults if they learn how to walk away or say no themselves. And they will be more effective adults if they learn how to handle disappointment.

13. To see his mom respect his father – show him every day what respect looks like. Show him the way a wife should treat her husband. If you’re not married to his father, show him the way to co-parent peacefully, with respect. He needs a woman who will respect him. Show him what to look for.

14. Love, unconditionally – and make sure he knows it. When he’s being sweet and obedient. And when he’s not. Every time my son is in trouble, after he has served out whatever punishment he has earned and/or we have had the necessary discussions, I always tell him I love him. We always end on a positive. I never want him to doubt my love for him and I want him to understand that there is nothing he could do to make my love for him diminish. It is very important to me that he knows my love for him is unconditional.

15. To talk to his mom about sex – when he’s old enough and the timing is right. Let his dad talk to him, too, but he needs a woman’s perspective. He needs to know the emotional sides to sex and the ways in which he can damage, or love, a woman with them. He needs to have a place he can ask questions and be honest. He needs more than just the facts and the hormones.

16. His mom to be his biggest fan – whether it be on the sports field or at the World Series, his first guitar lesson or a stage, a finger painting or an art gallery masterpiece. Be his biggest fan. The world is full of people just waiting to show him he’s not the best. Let him know, that in your eyes, they will always be wrong.

17. His mom to be right next to him – through everything. Hold his little body when he’s sick and his hand when he’s broken-hearted. Stand next to him, with pride, on his first day of kindergarten and his high school graduation. Help him fix his tie for his first date and his wedding day. Be the first one to him after the birth of his children. Be right next to him… every time.

Read the source and comments: 17 Things Boys Need from their Mom

Here-under are some articles about marriage for you to read or watch: 

  1. Getting to know you, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=284
  2. Be Positive, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=288
  3. Love and Marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=292
  4. Endless Love – Marriage after all, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=294
  5. Say it with love, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=298
  6. Quality family moments, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=300
  7. Secret of successful marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=302
  8. The vocation of marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1968
  9. Marriage as Covenant, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1974
  10. Humility: Foundation for Marital Happiness, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1986
  11. Gratitude: Foundation for marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1980
  12. True Meaning of marriage, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1972
  13. Marriage and incompatibility, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2112
  14. Love is a garden, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2116
  15. Three kinds of love, please click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=2095

“God himself is the author of marriage” (GS 48:1). The vocation of marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes (CCC:1603)

Readings & Reflections: Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time & Blessed Antonio Lucci, July 27,2015

Readings & Reflections: Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time & Blessed Antonio Lucci, July 27,2015

The people forsake their faithfulness to God because, as they put it, “We do not know what has happened to Moses.” But how long was Moses away? As long as it takes a planted mustard seed to begin to become “the largest of plants”? In six to eight weeks mustard grows our feet. Christ assures us that there is a hidden Presence at work in our life, growing and transforming it. It is for us to remain steadfast in trust and fidelity.

AMDG+

 Opening Prayer

“Lord, fill me with your Holy Spirit and transform me into the Christ-like holiness you desire. Increase my zeal for your kingdom and instill in me a holy desire to live for your greater glory.” In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

Reading I

Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34

Moses turned and came down the mountain with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands, tablets that were written on both sides, front and back; tablets that were made by God, having inscriptions on them that were engraved by God himself.

Now, when Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, “That sounds like a battle in the camp.” But Moses answered, “It does not sound like cries of victory, nor does it sound like cries of defeat; the sounds that I hear are cries of revelry.” As he drew near the camp, he saw the calf and the dancing. With that, Moses’ wrath flared up, so that he threw the tablets down and broke them on the base of the mountain. Taking the calf they had made, he fused it in the fire and then ground it down to powder, which he scattered on the water and made the children of Israel drink.

Moses asked Aaron, “What did this people ever do to you that you should lead them into so grave a sin?” Aaron replied, “Let not my lord be angry. You know well enough how prone the people are to evil. They said to me, ‘Make us a god to be our leader; as for the man Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him.’ So I told them, ‘Let anyone who has gold jewelry take it off.’ They gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and this calf came out.”

On the next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a grave sin. I will go up to the Lord, then; perhaps I may be able to make atonement for your sin.” So Moses went back to the Lord and said, “Ah, this people has indeed committed a grave sin in making a god of gold for themselves! If you would only forgive their sin! If you will not, then strike me out of the book that you have written.” The Lord answered, “Him only who has sinned against me will I strike out of my book. Now, go and lead the people to the place I have told you. My angel will go before you. When it is time for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin.”

The word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 106:19-20, 21-22, 23

R (1a) Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. Our fathers made a calf in Horeb and adored a molten image; They exchanged their glory for the image of a grass-eating bullock.

R Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

They forgot the God who had saved them, who had done great deeds in Egypt, Wondrous deeds in the land of Ham, terrible things at the Red Sea.

R Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

Then he spoke of exterminating them, but Moses, his chosen one, withstood him in the breach to turn back his destructive wrath.

R Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

Gospel

Matthew 13: 31-35

Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds. “The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.”

He spoke to them another parable. “The Kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened.” All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables. He spoke to them only in parables, to fulfill what had been said through the prophet: I will open my mouth in parables, I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation of the world.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Reflection 1 – Like a mustard seed

In today’s gospel, Jesus likened the kingdom of heaven to a mustard seed which is the smallest of seeds but when planted could grow to more than a tree, the largest of plants and become a large bush, where the birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches. He also compared it to yeast, which could not be useful to anyone but when mixed with flour makes it rise and converts it to dough to feed more people.

In the same light, His kingdom and all that flows from it- His Word, His wisdom, His grace and all His blessings-may prove to be quite insignificant to us unless it is sowed in the hearts of people and accepted. This proved to be true for the Pharisees and scribes, as they did not benefit from Jesus, His teachings and His ways. They had no room for Jesus, much more believe and abide in Him.

As followers of our Lord, let us follow the exhortation in Exodus 32, which said, “Now, go and lead the people to the place I have told you. My angel will go before you.” Using His Word, we are asked to lead His people to His kingdom. We are ordered to sow His Word on the hearts of people and bring them to repentance.

As His vessels of love, mercy and healing, we are encouraged not to look for great things but instead expect the insignificant, the ordinary and regular, not necessarily the holy but the wounded and broken yet malleable and open to His transforming power.

We may be an insignificant member of the Church, yet when we strive our best to live our for Jesus and imitating Him, we become like the smallest of seeds that becomes like a large bush giving shade or the yeast that leavens the bread.

Just like the mustard seed and yeast, if we all share His gospel with one another and abide by it in our lives, we can in our most insignificant state yet be the most significant in our Lord’s vineyard and all of us of taken together, can be His church, united and transformed into his likeness. We could be the dwelling place of every good thing where “kindness and truth shall meet, where justice and peace shall kiss and where the Lord Himself will give His benefits and our land shall yield its increase.” And in all these, we should always “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!”

 Direction

Be an open vessel of the Lord and be Christ to others.

 Prayer

Heavenly Father, give me a heart that will accommodate the needs of your people so that as I travel the path you have paved for me I may be able to draw them all towards your kingdom. In Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Reflection 2 – The power of seed

What can mustard seeds and leaven teach us about the kingdom of God? The tiny mustard seed literally grew to be a tree which attracted numerous birds because they loved the little black mustard seed it produced. Here’s a story of an old Frenchman who liked to tell his life story. He said, “When I was 14 years old I used to sit on a bench near the church on free afternoons. Once I watched a blackbird sitting in an elderberry bush and eating the ripe berries. When it had had enough, it flew off to the nearby cemetery wall and cleaned the seeds off its beak by rubbing it on the stones. When I was 40 years old, I visited the church and took a look at that old cemetery wall. What did I find but an elderly berry bush growing out of the aging mortar between the stones of the wall. Its roots had split the wall open so wide that I could put my hand into the gap. With a piece of mortar that had split away I wrote alongside the split in the wall: ‘The work of a blackbird.’”

God’s kingdom works in a similar fashion. It starts from the smallest beginnings in the hearts of men and women who are receptive to God’s word. And it works unseen and causes a transformation from within. The kingdom of God produces a transformation in those who receive the new life which Jesus Christ offers. When we yield our lives to Jesus Christ and allow his word to take root in our heart, we are transformed and made holy by the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. St. Paul the Apostle says, “We have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not us” (2 Cor 4:7). Do you believe in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit?

“Lord, fill me with your Holy Spirit and transform me into the Christ-like holiness you desire. Increase my zeal for your kingdom and instill in me a holy desire to live for your greater glory.”

Reflection 3 – Blessed Antonio Lucci (1682-1752 A.D.)

Antonio studied with and was a friend of St. Francesco Antonio Fasani, who after Antonio Lucci’s death testified at the diocesan hearings regarding the holiness of Lucci.

Born in Agnone in southern Italy, a city famous for manufacturing bells and copper crafts, he was given the name Angelo at Baptism. He attended the local school run by the Conventual Franciscans and joined them at the age of 16. Antonio completed his studies for the priesthood in Assisi, where he was ordained in 1705. Further studies led to a doctorate in theology and appointments as a teacher in Agnone, Ravello and Naples. He also served as guardian in Naples.

Elected minister provincial in 1718, the following year he was appointed professor at St. Bonaventure College in Rome, a position he held until Pope Benedict XIII chose him as bishop of Bovino (near Foggia) in 1729. The pope explained, “I have chosen as bishop of Bovino an eminent theologian and a great saint.”

His 23 years as bishop were marked by visits to local parishes and a renewal of gospel living among the people of his diocese. He dedicated his episcopal income to works of education and charity. At the urging of the Conventual minister general, Bishop Lucci wrote a major book about the saints and blesseds in the first 200 years of the Conventual Franciscans.

He was beatified in 1989, three years after his friend Francesco Antonio Fasani was canonized.

Comment:

As Pope Paul VI wrote in 1975, people today “are more impressed by witnesses than by teachers, and if they listen to these it is because they also bear witness” (Evangelization in the Modern World, #41).

Quote:

When Francis of Assisi learned that Anthony of Padua was teaching theology to the friars in Bologna, Francis wrote: “It pleases me that you teach sacred theology to the brothers, as long as—in the words of the Rule—you do not extinguish the spirit of prayer and devotion with study of this kind.”

Read the source: http://www.americancatholic.org/features/saints/saint.aspx?id=1089

SAINT OF THE DAY
Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God’s invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint. 

Satanic Statue Unveiling Tonight!

Satanic Statue Unveiling Tonight!

Published on Jul 25, 2015

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ChurchMilitant.com has discovered the location of the unveiling of the satanic statue, which the Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple has tried to keep secret for the past several weeks. The Satanic Temple is calling it “the largest public satanic ceremony in history.”

We invite all in the area to make a strong showing and join us for prayer outside the venue. For those who cannot attend, we ask you to unite yourselves in prayer with us as we protest this blasphemy and evil.

Location: 5001 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48208

ChurchMilitant.com has discovered the location of the venue where the Satanic Temple will be unveiling its statue. Please join us for prayer at 7 pm EST and onwards: 5001 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48208

Mic’d Up—Who is the Devil?

Published on Jul 23, 2015

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Satanic statue unveiled in Detroit click below:

 http://www.clickondetroit.com/weather/satanic-statue-unveiled-on-grand-river-in-detroit/34356928

Satanic Temple unveils Baphomet statue, protesters say ‘Satan has no place’ in Detroit click below:

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Constance Cumbey, J.D. gives this thought-provoking and powerful talk, part of the Saint Michael’s Media Spiritual Warfare Conference 2009. Since the beginning the Christian faith has been challenged by responses to the question of origins that differ from its own. Ancient religions and cultures produced many myths concerning origins. Some philosophers have said that everything is God, that the world is God, or that the development of the world is the development of God (Pantheism). Others have said that the world is a necessary emanation arising from God and returning to him. Still others have affirmed the existence of two eternal principles, Good and Evil, Light and Darkness, locked in permanent conflict (Dualism, Manichaeism). According to some of these conceptions, the world (at least the physical world) is evil, the product of a fall, and is thus to be rejected or left behind (Gnosticism). Some admit that the world was made by God, but as by a watchmaker who, once he has made a watch, abandons it to itself (Deism). Finally, others reject any transcendent origin for the world, but see it as merely the interplay of matter that has always existed (Materialism). All these attempts bear witness to the permanence and universality of the question of origins. This inquiry is distinctively human (CCC: 285).

New Age & Spiritualism

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As Christianity has been de-emphasized in modern times, a new paganism has arisen in the form of the New Age seeking to pit ‘spiritualism’ against authentic religion. Discover what lies behind this threat to authentic worship of God as Michael Voris explains the history of the new Age and its significance in the modern world.

Oprah and the New Age Movement.

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Please take a while to listen to these three talks, given by Michael Voris in Loveland, CO earlier this year. These three talks (each about an hour long) address spiritual warfare and the culture wars …. dispatches from Fort Salvation!

Spiritual Warfare & Concupiscence

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Dr Robert Fastiggi gives this profound talk, part of the Saint Michael’s Media Spiritual Warfare Conference 2009.

Understanding Spiritual Warfare in Everyday Life through the Scriptures

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Francisco Gavrilides, S.T.B. gives this fascinating talk, part of the Saint Michael’s Media Spiritual Warfare Conference 2009

Beware of Satan’s trap of the pious, To read click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=7773

6 Tactics Satan uses to divide the faithful, To read click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=7510

Craig Groeschel interviews Satan on his views about Church, To watch click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=7661

Former Satanist shows everyday occultism, to read click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=4491

God’s love and Satan’s hate, To watch click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1700

The Church and Satan, To watch click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1117

Satan and Women’s Liberation, To watch click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=499

Satan’s Defeat, To watch click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=1642

Satanic Activity to create division on the family, To read click this link: http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/?p=3727

The Church teaches that Satan was at first a good angel made by God: “The devil and other demons were indeed created naturally good by God, but they became evil by their own doing” (CCC:391).

Peter & Regina Cram: Former Episcopalians – The Journey Home Program

Peter & Regina Cram: Former Episcopalians – The Journey Home Program

Published on May 29, 2014

Peter was brought up Presbyterian & Congregationalist. Regina, on the other hand, was reared in a Catholic family but left the Church at 14 when she was “saved”. After they were married they became active in the Episcopal church. When the issues of the lack of a living authority arose in their denomination, they began a long journey that led them Home to the Catholic Church.

For more information about the Journey Home Program produced in the CHNetwork studio and broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), to find out where/when to watch or listen, to browse/search episodes, suggest a guest or submit questions/comments, please visit:http://chnetwork.org/media/journeyhome/

Dr. John Haas: Former Episcopal Priest – The Journey Home Program

Dr. John Haas: Former Episcopal Priest – The Journey Home Program

Published on May 28, 2014

John was baptized Presbyterian and brought up a Lutheran. In college, while seeking the Catholic faith, he entered the Episcopal communion. Ordained an Episcopal priest, the lack of an authoritative voice to settle disputes in the Anglican communion led him and his family to the true apostolic authority in the Catholic Church.

At this time John was president of the Pope John XXIII Medical Moral Research and Education Center, in Boston.

For more information about the Journey Home Program produced in the CHNetwork studio and broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), to find out where/when to watch or listen, to browse/search episodes, suggest a guest or submit questions/comments, please visit:http://chnetwork.org/media/journeyhome/

Colin Donovan: Life-long Catholic – The Journy Home Program

Colin Donovan: Life-long Catholic – The Journy Home Program

Published on May 28, 2014

Marcus and Colin answer open line questions on Purgatory and Indulgences. Colin is Vice President for Theology at EWTN. He has a Licentiate in Sacred Theology, with a specialization in moral theology, from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum), in Rome. He earned a BTh from the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, British Columbia.

For more information about the Journey Home Program produced in the CHNetwork studio and broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), to find out where/when to watch or listen, to browse/search episodes, suggest a guest or submit questions/comments, please visit:http://chnetwork.org/media/journeyhome/