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Rorate Caeli gets it right …

October 27th, 2017, Promulgated by Diane Harris

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5 Responses to “Rorate Caeli gets it right …”

  1. avatar Dominick Anthony Zarcone says:

    I acknowledge Christians of various ecclesial groups, not in communion with the Holy See, who have been baptized In The Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, who confess Jesus is Lord, to be my separated brethren in Christ. I rejoice when they strive to know, love and serve the Lord while growing in the grace and knowledge of the Son of God Our Savior. To fellowship with and to pray with and for these adopted children of God through faith and baptism builds me up and encourages me; and I believe pleases God our Father.

    However, I cannot celebrate and rejoice over the heresies that caused the heartbreaking separation within Christ’s Catholic Church. I refuse to judge the motives and morals of the reformation leaders who facilitated the separation.

    Yet, I will study, think and pray to better understand the divide so as to always be ready to give a reason for the Catholic hope I have in Christ Jesus, the One Savior of the world.

    http://www.crisismagazine.com/2017/protestants-still-get-justification-wrong

  2. avatar Dominick Anthony Zarcone says:

    https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2017/10/30/haunted-luther/

    Please, do not consider me anti-Lutheran.

    Eternal Rest Grant Martin Luther, O Lord, and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him. May Luther’s Soul and All the Souls of the Faithful Departed, By The Mercy of God, Rest In Peace.

    And may we, Catholics and other Christians, one day Be One In The Son….

  3. avatar Hopefull says:

    1 day or 500 years: what’s the difference? A Vatican postage stamp!

    Gal 1:8-9 “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, If any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.” (St. Paul)

    Sometimes we forget our heritage, and our loyalties.

    1 John 5:16 “If any one sees his brother committing what is not a mortal sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin which is mortal; I do not say that one is to pray for that.”

    Maybe all this drama of meetings, and ecumenical paraphrasings, and prayer after prayer together, pulpit speeches and Lenten suppers only serves to delay the glorious decision to return to the true faith, in humility. It really doesn’t take 500 years to figure out the truth, does it?

    Hebrews 4:7: “…Today, when you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

    Revelation 3:16 “So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.”

  4. avatar Dominick Anthony Zarcone says:

    http://m.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/full-text-of-father-weinandys-letter-to-pope-francis#.Wfqk2kEpCaM

    The first article I had ever read by Father Weinandy appeared in a Catholic magazine of renewal called NEW COVENANT. Published in a 1993 issue the article was entitled “Why Catholics Find It Hard To Evangelize”. What impressed me is that the priest/theologian/author courageously pointed out one of the difficulties for Catholics in Evangelization is their difficulty believing what Jesus, Scripture and Sacred Tradition teach about the reality of hell.

    So now that Father Weinandy has published publicly his July 31, 2017 letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis, I am reminded that this Catholic Priest out of deep, abiding faith and commitment to the Son of God Our Savior and to His Catholic Church speaks the truth in love even when it can potentially bring retaliatory recriminations against him.

    There is something supernatural about genuine Christian Love and Truth which empowers the faithful to walk the way that leads to life no matter how challenging and difficult.

    So once again he has done the difficult and challenging thong. He has written the Holy Father exhorting him to exercise the responsibilities of his Office as The Vicar of Christ.

    May all of us who read the commentary and full text of the letter (accessed at the link above) do so with the same disposition of filial loyalty and obedience with which the author prayed about writing and did write to the Bishop of Rome, His Holiness Pope Francis.

    Come, Holy Spirit, Come

  5. avatar christian says:

    I agree with Dominick Anthony Zarcone’s comments.

    And particularly on All Souls Day, I want to say, May God have mercy on all souls and bring about His love, grace, and salvation!

    “May All the Souls of the Faithful Departed, By The Mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen.”

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