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Save in one respect, Reno’s essay on Kim Davis is excellent

In the Light of the Law

Rusty Reno has a fine essay over at First Things addressing the Kim Davis matter. I differ, however, with one paragraph therein. Reno writes: When the Supreme Court issued its decree, American civil law ceased to define marriage and instead became a law of civil unions, with the word “marriage” now having no real meaning. With that sort of reasoning, I might be able to wiggle my way toward signing licenses that say “marriage” but really mean “civil union.”

I wish the Supreme Court had only enshrined same-sex civil unions in law; such a ruling we might have lived with. But that is not what the Court did. Instead five justices imposed on marriage (true marriage, natural marriage, traditional marriage, whatever pleonastic phrase one wishes to use) the lie that marriage includes the union of two persons of the same sex. This judicially imposed lie is not a ‘little white…

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Definition of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Given by Pope Pius IX

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Definition of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The following is the definition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, given by Pope Pius IX, December 8, 1854.

“For the honor of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, for the glory and adornment of the Virgin Mother of God, for the exaltation of the Catholic faith and the increase of the Christian religion, We declare, pronounce and define, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and Our own, that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her conception, was, by singular grace and privilege of God, in view of the merits of Christ Jesus, the Saviour of the Human race, preserved free from every stain of original sin, has been revealed by God and is therefore to be firmly and constantly believed by all the faithful. Wherefore if any should presume, which God forbid, to think otherwise in their hearts than We have defined, let them know and be certain that they have been condemned by their own judgment, that they have made shipwreck in faith, that they have fallen away from the unity of the Church; and furthermore, that, should they dare to manifest in word or writing, or in any other external way, what they think in their hearts, they subject themselves by this very act to the penalties prescribed by law.”

Source: Catechism of the Council of Trent, Appendix I

Pass up this weekend’s ‘second collection’ due to funding of groups inconsistent with Catholicism

PICO sunflower protestersIt is best to pass up the second collection at Mass today and tomorrow.  This second collection is for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD.)  For years your contributions to the CCHD have gone to many organizations who advocate for abortion, redefinition of Marriage and socialism (rejected in Catechism section 2425.)

Beneficiaries of CCHD money are;  affiliates of PICO National Network, affiliates of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) which was founded by Saul Alinsky and still revered by them, among others (see others here.)  See IAF reading list below:

IAF West Southwest

Below is an excerpt of a story I wrote about last June (click here) about a group who receives your contributions named, ‘PICO National Network,’ that protested in the front doorway of the home of the Kansas Secretary of State:

This is a scandal made possible with the money of unwitting Catholics across the United States.  The 300 protesters that were led by bull-horn in the front doorway of the home of the Kansas Secretary of State on Saturday June 15, 2013 are from the community organization called PICO National Network and its affiliate, “Communities Creating Opportunity” (CCO) and a partner named “Sunflower Community Action.”  On March 5, 2012 PICO National Network was granted $150,000 from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) anti-poverty agency, known as the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD.)

Please pass up the second collection at Mass today and tomorrow.  Instead, support a group you know who stays consistent with Catholic teaching.

O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost

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  1. Wisdom
  2. Understanding
  3. Counsel
  4. Fortitude
  5. Knowledge
  6. Piety
  7. The fear of the Lord

Isaiah 11: 2-3

[2]And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness.[3] And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge according to the sight of the eyes, nor reprove according to the hearing of the ears.”

Blessed Be GodAs published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.

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The Four Cardinal Virtues

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  1. Prudence
  2. Justice
  3. Fortitude
  4. Temperance

Blessed Be GodAs published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.

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The Three Theological Virtues

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The Three Theological Virtues

  1. Faith
  2. Hope
  3. Charity

Blessed Be GodAs published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.

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The Seven Sacraments

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The Seven Sacraments

  1. Baptism…..Matthew XXVIII. 19.
  2. Confirmation…..Acts VIII. 17.
  3. Holy Eucharist…..Matthew XXVI. 26.
  4. Penance…..John XX. 23.
  5. Extreme Unction…..James V. 14.
  6. Holy Orders…..Luke XXII. 19.
  7. Matrimony…..Matthew XIX. 6.

As published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 and THE MAN OF GOD Catholic Prayers and Devotions For Men © 1927 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M. and Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962, © 2004

Note:  Blessed Be God published a typographical error for the location of the Holy Eucharist in the Bible as Matthew XVI, 26 instead of the correct location of Matthew XXVI, 26.  We made the correction above in the list of the Seven Sacraments.

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The Six Precepts of the Church

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The Six Precepts of the Church

  1. To hear Mass on Sundays, and all holydays of obligation.
  2. To fast and abstain on the days commanded.
  3. To confess our sins at least once a year.
  4. To receive the blessed Eucharist at Easter.
  5. To contribute to the support of our pastors.
  6. Not to solemnize marriage at the forbidden times;  nor to marry persons within the forbidden degrees of kindred, or otherwise prohibited by the Church;  nor clandestinely.

As published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 and THE MAN OF GOD Catholic Prayers and Devotions For Men © 1927 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.

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The Ten Commandments of God – Exodus XX

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The Ten Commandments of God – Exodus XX

  1. I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.  Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.  Thou 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.  Thou 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;  And showing mercy unto thousands to them that love me, and keep my commandments.
  2. Thou 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…

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