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  • Godwin Delali Adadzie 2:21 pm on March 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: common sense, Modernism, Modernism is error, Modernism is evil, Modernism is heresy, Modernism is poison, truth about modernism   

    Modernism is the Sweet Poison 

    descent of the modernists

    Modernism

    THE GREATEST OF ALL HERESIES

    “Nor do we merely desire that Catholics should shrink from the errors of Modernism, but also from the tendencies, or what is called the spirit, of
    Modernism.  Those who are infected by that spirit develop a keen dislike for all that savors of antiquity and become eager searchers after novelties….
    The law of our forefathers should still be  held sacred:  let there be no innovation:  keep to what has been handed down.” 
    –Pope Benedict XV (1914-1922), Encyclical Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum, November 1, 1914

    WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY!!!

    Our:

    Phones ~ Wireless
    Cooking ~ Fireless
    Cars ~ Keyless
    Food ~ Fatless
    Tyres ~ Tubeless
    Dress ~ Sleeveless
    Youth ~ Jobless

    Leaders ~ Shameless
    Relationships ~ Meaningless
    Attitude ~ Careless
    Wives ~ Fearless
    Babies ~ Fatherless
    Feelings ~ Heartless
    Education ~ Valueless
    Children ~ Mannerless
    Women ~ Pantieless
    Everything is becoming LESS but still our hopes are
    ~ Endless.
    In fact I am ~ Speechless!

     
  • Godwin Delali Adadzie 1:55 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Holy Spirit to teach us all truth? 

    Did not Christ promise that He would send the Holy Spirit to teach us all truth?

    He did not promise that the Holy Spirit would teach each individual separately. If every individual were under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, all who read Scripture sincerely should come to the same conclusion. But they do not. The frightful chaos as to the meaning of Scripture is proof positive that the Holy Spirit has not chosen this way of leading men to the truth. It is blasphemy to say that the Holy Spirit does not know His own mind, and that He deliberately leads men into contradictory notions. Christ promised to preserve His Church as a Church by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the only Church which shows signs of having been preserved is the consistent Catholic Church. The individual is guided by the Holy Spirit to a certain extent in the ways of holiness, but in the knowledge of revealed truth he is to be guided by the Catholic Church which Christ sent to teach all nations.

    Bible Only a false principle, Questions 570 from Radio Replies Volume I Copyright © 1938 (by Rev. Dr. Leslie Rumble, M.S.C. and Rev. Charles Mortimer Carty).

     
  • Godwin Delali Adadzie 10:39 am on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    God has given us brains to think for ourselves. We do not need Help to understand Scripture.

    God had given men brains before He came to teach them Himself, and He came to teach them precisely because their brains could not succeed in finding out the things which were to their peace. If you say that His revealed teachings in the Scriptures together with our brains are enough, those very revealed teachings tell you that they are not. Even in the Old Law God said, “The lips of the Priest shall keep knowledge, and they shall seek the law at his mouth.” Mai. II., 7. In the New Law Christ sent His Church to teach men, transferring to His Church that authority of God once possessed by the Priests of the Old Law. In the New Testament itself we find Philip the Deacon saying to the Ethiopian, who was reading the Scriptures, “Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest?” and the Ethiopian replying, “And how can I unless some man show me?” Act VIII., 30. St. Peter, too, explicitly refutes your ideas. “No prophecy of Scripture,” he writes, “is of any private interpretation.” II. Pet. I., 20.

    St. Peter means that the Prophets did not prophesy by their own will, but by the Holy Spirit. He does not refer to interpretation by us.

    Your own Protestant Bishop Ellicott says of these verses, “The words private interpretation might seem to mean that the sacred writers did not get their prophecies by private interpretation, but by divine inspiration. But this is certainly not the meaning. The real meaning is that the reader must not presume to interpret privately that which is far more than ordinary human thought.”

    Bible Only a false principle, Questions 567-568 from Radio Replies Volume I Copyright © 1938 (by Rev. Dr. Leslie Rumble, M.S.C. and Rev. Charles Mortimer Carty).

     
  • Godwin Delali Adadzie 9:11 pm on October 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , common sense, , , , Rosary Explained, Rosary Virgin Mary   

    Let’s talk about the Rosary 

    Many people are wondering why Catholics hold those beads called the Rosary in their hands and what’s the real inspiration behind them. In this little booklet I’ll attempt to give quick answers to some of the questions and doubts often raised by people.

    It is written, “Honour thy father and thy mother” (Exodus 20:12, Leviticus 19:3, Deuteronomy 5:16, Matthew 15:4, Mark 7:10, Ephesians 6:2), this commandment was fulfilled perfectly by our Lord Jesus Christ. He honoured His heavenly Father and His earthly mother. We are told to be imitators of Christ. (cf. 1 Corinthians 11:1, Ephesians 5:1) If our Lord did honour His mother Mary perfectly, then what stops us from doing so? Mary herself prophesied saying,

    “For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed” (Luke 1:48 RSV)

    Why? Because “he who is mighty has done great things for me” she says. (Luke 1:49 RSV) Are you part of the generation that calls her blessed? Think about this.

    In the Rosary this desire of St. Paul is fully fulfilled:
    Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8 RSV)

    >>> Click to Download Your Copy Now (PDF 326.9 KB). Thank you. Spread the word about this booklet.

    Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin Mary too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did and If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his mother, he will not have Christ for his brother. ~ St. Maximilian Kolbe

     
  • Godwin Delali Adadzie 2:02 pm on September 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The Rosary, Questions 1417-1427 from Radio Replies Volume I Copyright © 1938 (by Rev. Dr. Leslie Rumble, M.S.C. and Rev. Charles Mortimer Carty).

    The Rosary

    Attending a Catholic Church one evening I was disgusted by the rigmarole called the Rosary. What is that Rosary?

    The Rosary is a special form of devotion to Mary. One takes a set of beads, divided into five sections, each section consisting of one large bead and ten small ones. Holding the large bead, one says the Our Father, and on each of the small ones, the Hail Mary. Between each section or decade the Gloria is said. Whilst saying the prayers, one meditates or thinks of the joys, or sorrows, or glories of Christ’s life and of that of His Mother. It is a very beautiful form of prayer with which you were disgusted merely because you did not understand it.

    The Rosary is a relic of the superstitious middle ages, when it was meant for ignorant people.

    The use of beads dates from the earliest centuries. The prayers embodied in the Rosary were composed by Christ Himself in the case of the Our Father, and by the Angel Gabriel, St. Elizabeth, and the Council of Ephesus in the 5th century, in the case of the Hail Mary. We are in very good company with those prayers. As a devotion, with its loving contemplation of the mysteries of the life, death and resurrection of Our Lord it appeals to rich and poor, to learned and ignorant alike, as Christianity itself was meant to do.

    When were beads invented, and what do they symbolize?

    It is impossible to say when beads were first used. As an aid to memory, the early Christians used to put a number of pebbles in one pocket, transferring them to another as they said each prayer, so that they could be sure of completing such prayers each day as their devotion inspired. Later, berries or pebbles were strung together for the purpose. In the middle ages sections of these beads were adapted to the different meditations which compose the Rosary, the sections being a numerical help to meditate for a given period of time upon each allotted subject. The symbolism is expressed in the word Rosary. A Rosary is a garland of flowers. One rose does not make a Rosary. Prayers are the flowers of the spiritual life, and in offering that group of prayers, known as the Rosary, we lay a garland of spiritual flowers at the feet of God.

    Christ did not have a crucifix or Rosary beads.

    He made the first crucifix. That He did not use Rosary beads does not affect the question. He never had a copy of the New Testament in His hands, yet you do not reject the New Testament because of that!

    Between each Our Father to God, it throws in ten prayers to Mary!

    You’ve got it the wrong way round. Between each ten Hail Marys an Our Father is said. The Rosary is essentially a devotion to Mary, honoring her whom God Himself so honored. And it honors her particularly in her relation to Christ, whose life is the subject of the meditations. The Our Father abstracts from the incarnation of Christ; the Hail Mary is full of reverence to Our Lord’s birth into this world for us.

    Would not the Rosary be just as efficient if said with one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Gloria?

    It would not be the Rosary then, but some other type of devotion. Nor would such a devotion be as efficient, for meditation whilst saying ten Hail Marys is better than meditation whilst saying one. But your trouble seems to be based on the mere question of number. That is quite immaterial.

    It is not. Christ said, “Use not vain repetitions as do the heathen, who think in their much speaking to be heard.”

    Vain repetition in the manner of heathens is forbidden, but not useful repetition which is not in the manner of heathens. Vain repetition relies mechanically upon the mere number of prayers or formulas uttered. But Catholics do not rely on the mere repetition of prayers, nor upon their multiplication, but on the intrinsic worth of each prayer and upon the fervor and earnestness with which it is said. Two prayers said well, one immediately after the other, are as good as the same two prayers said well with twenty-four hours between them. Time is nothing to God, in whose sight 1000 years are but as a day. He does not mind whether there be two seconds between our prayers or two years; the prayers themselves are just as pleasing to Him. If you take the principle behind your objection, and push it to its full conclusion, you could say the Our Father but once in your life. If you said it once each year, it would be repetition. How often may you say it? Once a month? Once a week? Once a day? If daily, what would be wrong with saying it hourly? If you have just concluded one Our Father, why may you not begin it again at once? Does it suddenly become an evil prayer?

    If repetition adds to effectiveness, why stop at ten Hail Marys? Why not more?

    It is the nature of this devotion that the Rosary should be composed of decades, or groups of ten. It would not be the Rosary otherwise. Repetition certainly adds to effectiveness, if the prayers are said well. Just before His passion, Christ prayed “the third time, saying the self-same prayer.” Matt. XXVI., 44. He thought it good to say the same prayer three times in succession. Why did He limit it to three times? If good to say it three times, why not twenty times? He thought three sufficient for His purpose. So, too, we consider the period taken by the recital of ten Hail Marys sufficient time for the amount of reflection we desire to give to each mystery of the Rosary.

    Does not Scripture advise short prayer rather than long Rosaries?

    No. Long hypocritical prayers are condemned. Prayer may be prolonged, but it must not be hypocritical, mechanical, or insincere. Christ said, “We ought always to pray, and not to faint.” Lk. XVIIL, 1. Again, “Watch ye therefore, praying at all times.” Lk. XXL, 36. He himself “went out into a mountain to pray, and he passed the whole night in prayer to God.” Lk. VI., 12. “We cease not to pray for you,” wrote St. Paul to the Colossians I., 9. “Night and day we more abundantly pray for you,” he wrote to the Thessalonians I, 3, 10.

    Anyway short mental prayers must be better than long distracted prayers.

    Short fervent interior prayers are better than long distracted vocal prayers. But, given equally fervent prayers said with due attention, long ones are better than short ones. It is certainly better to give more time to prayer than less! And if distractions do present themselves, it is better to give up the distractions than to give up the prayers. Mental prayer is good, but vocal prayer is equally good if said well, and sometimes better. Thus Christ taught the Apostles a vocal prayer called the Our Father. So well did they learn it by heart that they were able to write it down years later word for word.

    Why do you omit from that Our Father the words “For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever.”

    Because Our Lord did not add those words to the prayer as He taught it. There is nothing wrong with the words in themselves. In fact, they are very beautiful. But they are not Sacred Scripture. Some early Catholic copyists wrote those words in a margin; later copyists mistakenly transcribed them into the text; and the Protestant translators made use of a copy of the New Testament with the words thus included. All scholars to-day admit the words to be an interpolation. We Catholics do not use them.

     
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