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Substantiating Catholic Teaching.
November 14, 2013
The Orthodox Catholicism Pages.
What is our faith?
Where do we really stand?
Vic Biorseth, OWM; Wednesday November 13, 2013
When a Website begins to get large and holds a significant number of separate Webpages, it can become difficult for readers to find the ones they are interested in reading. TCSC pages are thus separated into groups by related subject matter, and each member-page of a given group has a set of links to the rest of that group in the right column of the page.
This newsletter is part of a series that will introduce the various groups of TCSC webpages.
The purpose of this grouping of articles is to display, defend and promote orthodox Catholicism in alignment with the magisterial authority of Rome.
Orthodox Catholicism Pages Supporting original Deposit of Faith, the Magisterial Authority of Rome and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, to the letter.The Latin Mass Page is to be a repository for links to Latin Mass availability. If your Church celebrates the Latin Mass, send a link to the Latin Mass Page. The Traditional Latin Tridentine Mass Explained, Step By Step. With Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio 'Summorum Pontificum', the Traditional Latin Tridentine Mass may need explanation for the uninitiated. Tridentine Mass Implements and Vestments Describing the required Tridentine Mass Implements and Vestments Background history of the recent Catholic reformation (revolution?) in liturgy. Reform of the Liturgy began with good intentions toward minor changes, yet almost permanently trashed Latin, and Chant, and, etc., etc., etc. Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum; Apostolic letter on 1962 Rite. The Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum confirms the 1962 Latin Rite as the 'Extraordinary' Roman Liturgical Rite. The Pope's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum. Benedict XVI's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum issued the same day as the Motu Proprio. The Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. An 'Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum' issued by the Vatican. Catholic Marriage Annulment: Is it merely the Catholic version of Easy Divorce? Ecclesial law regarding the Catholic marriage annulment process has not changed, yet the numbers of annulments granted in America have rocketed. Why? More American Imperial Edicts Issuing Forth out of Obamunism. Archbishop Schnurr joins Rick Santorum in identifying American Imperial Edicts from this administration. John Paul II, alias John Paul the Great, now becomes Blessed John Paul. Blessed John Paul the Great has been beatified; now, on to sainthood! Our Lady of Siluva appeared twice in Lithuania, in AD 1608. Our Lady of Siluva appeared with the Christ Child in her arms; the rock on which she stood is preserved in a shrine. Welcome to Holy Cross (Lithuanian) Roman Catholic Church. Holy Cross Church in Old North Dayton, maintaining the Lithuanian ethnic heritage. Woodcarver George Mikalauskas produces unique, and custom, Lithuanian crosses. A Dayton, Ohio native of Lithuanian heritage, George prayerfully produces crosses in the ancient Lithuanian style. The conservative Catholic forum promotes orthodoxy and attacks heterodoxy. Actually, Conservative (or Liberal) Catholic Forum make no real sense here. A Catholic teaching is either correct, or it is incorrect, according to official Catholic Church authority. “Are you saved” might be the conversation starter with a devout Protestant. First, are you saved; then, are you saved by having been “born again” (but not by Baptism) are the two popular questions of Protestantism. Is the Bible the sole authority for teaching Christianity? If Holy Scripture is the sole authority for Christian teaching, then, where does it say that in Holy Scripture? Is faith alone the sole requirement of salvation? Luther’s dictum says that man is justified by faith alone. Is it true? The Eucharist is our Emmanuel, our "God is with us." Who else can say it? Roman Catholicism is centered on Eucharist; it is a central dogma of our faith. The contentious issue of Infallibility of Papal and Church teaching. On matters of faith and morals, and matters relating to Divine Revelation, our central Catholic trust is in the Infallibility of the Holy Ghost, Peter, and The Church, acting together. The Thinking Catholic responses to questions re perpetual virginity of Mary. From the "brothers of the Lord" to "The Davinci Code" to the word "until" in Matt. 1:24-25, the ancient Hebrew cultural notion of Professed Perpetual Virginity is doomed to be repeatedly challenged. Catholic Prayer is described in the Thinking Catholic Strategic Center. The Thinking Catholic Strategic Center describes, defends and presents Catholic Prayer, in all its diversity. A submission of the “The Church is rotten to the core” argument and its basis. If indeed the church is rotten to the core then all is lost; unless, of course, the statement is untrue. "The History Channel" repeats the flagrant categorical lies regarding Pius XII. Ho hum, heavy sigh, and here we go again. Once again, we see show-biz "Historians" bypassing actual historical documents in favor of purely anti-Catholic show-biz fictional works, for fun and profit. On Straying, Right or Left, from the Catechism. We have before us, on one side, excesses of "Social Justice" and "Liberation Theology", and on the other, the "Lefebvre" movement and related groups. In the center: the Catechism. The "Enlightenment" birthing of Historical-Critical Scripture analysis. Historical Criticism of the most paranormal literature ever produced calls into question the "enlightenment" of the enlightened. Freedom's Circle: Free Will's relationship to Love, and to Evil. Thinking Catholic Blog looks at Freedom, and it's relationship to Good and Evil. Real Freedom. The nature of Freedom, in Concept and in actual Fact Tradition and Moral Discipline Vs. Impulsiveness, Popular Fad and Moral Chaos. America was born of tradition and moral discipline, and she changes for the best when the process is steady and natural. Proper catechesis is the glue that keeps the Church and the People Catholic. Lack of proper education may cost you your liberty; lack of proper catechesis may cost you your soul. Faith versus Atheism: Is atheism really just a silly superstition? The Faith versus Atheism argument is at the root of every other important argument. It's The Inquisition Myth, Vs. the various Catholic and Protestant Inquisitions. On the history of the inquisitions (plural) that existed, and The Inquisition (singular), which did not. The Inquisition Myth became a handy club with which to abuse Catholicism and Catholic history. The Galileo Inquisition: Contemporary Icon for the Enlightenment and Scientism. The Galileo Inquisition was no small affair at the time, but over the centuries it has grown and become a club with which to beat the Church, and to promote the myth of the "Dark" ages. The Christian Medieval Crusade, the preceding events, and the aftermath. The Medieval Crusade describes what is popularly called The Crusades; Christendom's attempt at self defence, and the freeing of the Holy Land. The Infamous Byzantine 4th Crusade: A Total Failure in Direction and Purpose. In the Byzantine 4th Crusade we find classic results of intrigues, sub-plots and greed overpowering and taking over good intention. Artificial Contraception: Tool of Materialism with which to destroy Monotheism. Acceptance of Artificial Contraception marked the single most destructive turning point in the history of Western Culture, marking the end of moral norms, foretelling tolerance of anything at all. Our argument against public despair, hopelessness and pessimism re the future. Despair is a mortal sin, the opposite of the virtue of hope; it is a sin unto the death of the soul, a repudiation and rejection of God’s grace. Returning to American Founding Principles offers a return to national salvation. American Founding Principles are reawakened by the mortal threat to the nation posed by Obamunism. The Fracturing of Christianity: loss of unity of message and teaching authority The history of the Fracturing of Christianity amplifies the need for ecumenism and healing among men of good will. Getting ready for Paczki Tuesday. Paczki Tuesday is the old time European version of Fat Tuesday. What is it that makes us uniquely Catholic? What defines a Catholic culture? Our baptism and our faith make us Catholic, but it is through the living out of our faith that we build and participate in the larger Catholic culture. More American Imperial Edicts Issuing Forth out of Obamunism. Archbishop Schnurr joins Rick Santorum in identifying American Imperial Edicts from this administration. Bringing the Liturgy Back to the Real Vatican II. Cardinal Burke Comments on Sacra Liturgia Conference.
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