However, He has given us no revelation that this is, in fact, what He does for babies who die without being baptized. In fact, the Holy Spirit has led the Catholic Church to just the opposite/ revelation. In the Second Council of Lyons and the Council of Florence, the Holy Spirit led the Church to assert dogmatically that such souls do go to limbo.[click to continue...]
Pope John XXIII:
“The Roman Church teaches… that souls of those who depart in mortal sin or with only original sin descend immediately to hell, nevertheless to be punished with different punishments and in disparate locations” (Nequaquam sine dolore [Letter to the Armenians], November 21, 1321) (Denzinger 493a).
Yet, any aborted baby will not be baptized. Therefore, he or she does not receive forgiveness for original sin. Therefore, he or she is not worthy to go to Heaven, sadly.
That said, still any aborted baby—or really any unbaptized child before the age of reason—has not willfully sinned against God. Thus, this child does not deserve to roast in the flames of Gehenna.
So what is the answer? Where do the souls of aborted babies go?[click to continue...]
Choke down a salad or a tuna sandwich instead. Sure, it won’t taste as good, but that’s the point. The point in doing this is to deny your appetites their ends, so they don’t control you.[click to continue...]
The Catechism of Catholic Church (CCC) explains,
“Authority does not derive its moral legitimacy from itself. It must not behave in a despotic manner, but must act for the common good as a moral force based on freedom and a sense of responsibility:
“A human law has the character of law to the extent that it accords with right reason, and thus derives from the eternal law. Insofar as it falls short of right reason it is said to be an unjust law, and thus has not so much the nature of law as of a kind of violence” (#1902, emphasis added).[click to continue...]
The US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage last week supposedly legalized pseudo marriage for all 50 states. Unless you have lived under a rock recently, you already know this.
But what you may not realize is that this makes the following statement undeniable at this point: the USA is guilty of all four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.
Traditionally in the Church four sins have been recognized as so egregious they demand retribution from God.
What are those four sins? How is America guilty of all four? Let us see.[click to continue...]
“The just use of (executions), far from involving the crime of murder, is an act of paramount obedience to this (Fifth) Commandment which prohibits murder,” states the Roman Catechism of the Council of Trent, as promulgated by Saint Pope Pius V in 1566 (emphasis added).[click to continue...]
A man with self-control can overcome his passions, so as to be conscience of yours. He will seek to please you, will be chivalrous, and will be courteous.
An intemperate man, on the other hand, is consumed by his passions and has no power over them. Do you expect him to respect your feelings, when he has not conquered his own?[click to continue...]
St. John Paul II quotes St. Augustine, who offers an analogy. “‘Where then are these rules written,’ Saint Augustine wondered, ‘except in the book of that light which is called truth? From thence every just law is transcribed and transferred to the heart of the man who works justice, not by wandering but by being, as it were, impressed upon it, just as the image from the ring passes over to the wax, and yet does not leave the ring’” (De Trinitate, XIV,15, 21: CCL 50/A, 451).
The truths that bind us all as humans are imprinted on us. Like a ring into wax, says the Doctor of the Church.[click to continue...]
After three years there, I had taken on many roles. I was the assistant youth minister, a Catechist, a Eucharistic Minister, a lector, and a Eucharistic Adoration Church-closer-upper. Yet, God made it very, very clear to me and to my wife that we had to walk away.
We had been given the impression by our priests there that we were the all-star Catholics. After all, we showed up every Sunday, we tithed, and we volunteered at the parish. But my wife and I will be the first to tell you, we still needed a lot of help.
We were searching for something, any parish to help us to grow in our faith. But where would we go?[click to continue...]