Should a Catholic Celebrate Martin Luther? The Truth about Luthernism

The Truth about Luthernism

Pope Francis said that Catholics can learn a great deal from Lutherans, in an interview published on Vatican Radio website, as he prepared for a trip to Sweden to join in commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.   Why would a Catholic celebrate Martin Luther when his entire revolt was based on hatred of the Catholic Faith?  Let us see what exactly we can learn from the Lutherans, and from those who condemned Martin Luther’s teachings. Luther Attacks the Papacy A central focus of Luther’s 1517 revolt was a full scale attack on the papacy established by Christ. Luther did[…]

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Laudate Dominum by Mozart

Laudate Dominum

“Laudate Dominum” from Vesperae solennes de confessore, KV 339by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Singer: Kiri te Kanawa The first part of the text is the entire Psalm 116  [117]. With just two verses and sixteen words in Hebrew, it is the shortest of all 150 psalms. As with the other Psalms, “Laudate Dominum” is concluded with a trinitarian doxology (Gloria Patri) when used in the Roman rite.  In Catholic churches, the Psalm may be sung after the blessing at the devotional service called Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Latin Text English Translation Laudáte Dóminum omnes gentesomnes populi;Quóniam confirmáta estsúper nos misericordia eiuset véritas Domini mánet[…]

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Fear of God

The Fear of the LORD is the Beginning of Wisdom

Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill”  Matthew 5:17 Where is the fear of God? Who in his right mind dares to go contrary to the WORD of GOD? God has said in Leviticus 18:22: “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”  Leviticus 20:13: “If any one lie with a man as with a woman, both have committed an abomination, let them be put to death: their blood be upon them”. And in Romans 1: 18-32[…]

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Apparitions and Messages of Our Lady of Akita (1973 – 1981)

In 1984, just before retiring at a venerable age, the diocesan Bishop of Niigata, Bishop John Shojiro Ito, in consultation with the Holy See, wrote a pastoral letter in which he recognized as being authentically of the Mother of God, the extraordinary series of events that had taken place from 1973 to 1981 in a little lay convent within his diocese, at Akita, Japan. Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), in June 1988, approved the Akita events as “reliable and worthy of belief”. In fact the Philippine ambassador to the Vatican, in 1998 spoke to Cardinal Ratzinger about Akita and the[…]

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consecration Mary

Daily Offering To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and suffering of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians; I offer them for the intentions of our Bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.AMEN. Virgo SacrataVIRGÓ SACRÁTA is a Christian mission-driven online resource and shop inspired from the beauty of Catholic faith,[…]

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Mozart Effect

Doctor Mozart and Gregorian Chant

By Fr. Dominique Bourmaud, August 2010 edition of the The Angelus magazine. The Mozart Effect Most classical music lovers will have heard of The Mozart Effect. Don Campbell, author of this book, explains that music can help transform health, education, and well-being. Music was found to reduce stress, depression, or anxiety and improve memory. Mozart was seen to drastically lessen epileptic fits in a comatose state, help direct rats out of a maze, and make cows yield more milk. The tastiest results occurred when Japanese yeast listened (!) to Mozart. The discoverer of the Mozart effect comes from overseas. He has[…]

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Pange Lingua St-Thomas Aquinas

Pange Lingua Gloriosi Hymn

At the request of Pope Urban IV St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) composed the office (the official prayers of the Church) for the feast. This office is the source of the famous Eucharistic hymns Pange Lingua Gloriosi and Tantum Ergo Sacramentum (the final two verses of the Pange Lingua). The hymn expresses the doctrine of transubstantiation, in which, according to the Roman Catholic faith, the bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ. Liturgical Use: Vespers hymn on the Feast of Corpus Christi: the Tangtum Ergo and doxology are sung during Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. It is used also as[…]

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