Fides et Ratio would argue that your view is valid. BUT, always seek God. How does one SEEK good through prayer and study of His word (St Dominic and St Benedict!). Let us not be intellectually lazy, for intellectual laziness breeds spiritual sloth! Recall Thomas Aquinas' maxim that 'grace builds on nature'? If the nature is not cultivated, what can grace build upon........ think about it!
LOL!!! - Ira dear....you are too funny! All I am saying is that, according to John Paul II in Fides et Ratio the human soul "soars toward heaven on the wings of Faith and Reason". Faith is that trust you speak of BUT this faith is fed and shaped by the Reason, or intellect through study! Go have a look at that encyclical....
@ Greg - And how does one KNOW what to obey? By understanding WHAT the Lord our God says in scripture and how His Church on earth teaches it. Therefore, one cannot OBEY if one does not know WHAT to obey!!! Acederilla is therefore quite unwholesome in her "i don't want to know many things" approach: St Paul says that a woman ought NEVER to be heard in Church or even seen.....then, what are females doing here on Gloria.tv??? will you ladies do this or will you accept it as a culturally … [More]
@ Ira et Co - I see..... therefore, the gift of knowledge is spured by Acederilla. That topic of the entire book of Wisdom and many of the Letters of St Paul, viz. knowledge, to do that which is right, is irrelevant to Acederilla. THIS is why the church is in the state she is in: invincibily ignorant laity being, like Marx said, in an opium stupour induced by their Clerics and their inability to help themselves!! Sad really.
Love without wisdom and knowledge is not possible dears........ … [More]
ACLumsden, my dear brother, thank you for your words. But the fact is that I do not want to Know lots of things. I only want, to Love .! As St. John The Evangelist, the beloved disciple of Christ used to say: "My dear children, love one another." And when his auditors, wearied with hearing constantly the same thing, asked him why he always repeated the same words, he replied, "Because it is the precept of the Lord, and if you comply with it, you do enough ". These words ought to be engraved in … [More]
Oh rather....! How else do we learn from each other.... The Dogmatic constitution on the Laity is quite enlightening....it draws upon Trent and Papal documents of Leo XIII Pius X etc..... not to mention John XXIII and Paul VI!
ACL: THANKS FOR THE CHALLENGE-RIGHT NOW-MUST PRAY TO UNDERSTAND HOW I SHOULD ANSWER YOU...Maybe tomorrow? But, I want to upload some videos first, so I'll send you a message.I appreciate that you are NOT RUDE!
@ Ira - Are you therefore saying that unless one is a Saint, one cannot challenge authority? Were they Saints when they were doing their action? Is a Saint greater in the kingdom of God than a child of God or a Priest? Does God have the power to use only the "pure of heart" and saints?
If not, what do we go to Mass for? Ira, I challenge your understanding of Sainthood and your understanding of the Laity or The People of God, the Body of Christ.... God works through ANYONE of HIS members of His … [More]
ACL, I must soon phone my mother-yes, like a little girl-one last thing:Even Blessed Anna Katharina Emmerick criticized THEOLOGY MAJORS from the UNIVERSITY OF BONN-AND I KNOW ONE WHO FITS THE PICTURE PERFECTLY! Don't have time to look for the quote
BUT-ACL-Guess what??-THEY WERE ALL SAINTS!! As the Lord said, we must be like little children in order to enter his Kingdom... ACL, what has helped me a lot is reading the Lives of the Saints--Yes, they may have challenged authority, in their own way, BUT DEEP DOWN THEY WERE VERY HUMBLE... Maybe we will not agree-yet, The Peace of the Lord, dear Brother....
@ Ira - One ought to understand that business about the wrath of God. To say that we are dumb and silent in the presence of a priest is to say that he supresses or superceeds our God given gift of intellect. Who in the past has God chosen to reform the Church, introduce new dogma and instigate correction of the clergy? Sts francis of Assisi who challenged his Bishop; little children in Fatima and A little girl called Bernadette in Soubereau France to introduce new dogma; a native american to … [More]
ACL:I am just as guilty...mea culpa, mea culpa...After all, I did upload that video on the balloon a priest has before the Tabernacle in a German church...http://all.gloria.tv/?media=138899 Nevertheless, I fear the Lord's wrath....
Ira - quite..... there is nothing wrong with challenging someone to lift their standard of knowledge. Indeed, the HOly Father is already bearing a most punishing Cross; squarely place upon his shoulders by the unfaithful Bishops and Clerics of our Church. It is this to which we are refering to when we point the finger of Jeremiah at the Cleric in this video. As EJG has said, this priest is a Paulist Father; an order known for the "cake and grape juice" consecrations and rather protestant … [More]
ACLACL, Acederilla is a very nice person-the way she writes gives me peace and serenity...Please be kind to her... I understand what you are saying about the Mass--Blessed Anna Katharina Emmerick saw, THE GREAT APOSTASY IN THE PRESENT CHURCH : "Among the strangest things that I saw, were long processions of bishops. Their thoughts and utterances were made known to me through images issuing from their mouths. Their faults towards religion were shown by external deformities ... I saw what I …[More]
@ Ira - INDEED!!! At last some good wisdom here..... one ought always to know what the Church requires of us; study the Lex Credendi - WHAT we believe. Then, and only then, we can see the Lex Orandi - HOW we pray - as handed down by the Church; again study is required.
Acederilla needs to do more of the above; at the moment she is too naive! On the other hand, we also need to watch our language when talking about, or to, our Clergy.
Dear Father Jeffrey, May Our Lady protect you and all our priests... Gloria Polo: "...where there is a priest, there are the hands that consecrate the bread and the wine, making them to become for us the Body and the Blood of Jesus Christ." I pray that the Lord has Mercy on me, and one may be nearby at my deathbed, to administer the last rites...
So Gregory and Acederilla you are right-WE MUST PRAY FOR OUR PRIESTS! And, Acederilla, as you expressed in that anecdote to me, and paraphrasing here, every time we see something wrong, we must beat our breasts and say, "Forgive me Lord, I have not prayed enough for this Priest!"
"the devil hates very much the priests: because where there is a priest, there are the hands that consecrate the bread and the wine, making them to become for us the Body and the Blood of Jesus Christ. Thus we must pray very much for the priests, because the devil attacks them constantly. Our Lord showed me all of this"-Testimony of Gloria Polo http://princeofeternalpeace.com/blog and at http://www.gloriapolo.in/—