Just wanted to let you all know that I will be uploading the free download of both student planners this coming weekend. I'm sorry to say but at his time I am unable to offer a printed version.
Sorry readers for the different look, the content hasn't changed. For some reason my theme disappeared and I had to replace it.
What is modernism, do you really know? The following is from my sophomore's religion course. This is the CATHOLIC Churches definition of Modernism.
Q. What is Modernism?
A. Modernism is a form of rationalism which aims at the rejection of dogma and divine authority in the Church.
Q. What is the modernist's form of religious truth?
A. The Modernist's form of religious truth is the private consciousness of man.
Q. What is the pretended object of Modernism?
A. Modernism pretends to remodel the whole Christian religion and adapt it to the ideas of the twentieth century.
Q. What do Modernists hold regarding the definitions of the Church?
A. Modernists hold that private conscience should not be hampered by any definitions of the Church.
Q, What do Modernists hold regarding religious liberty?
A. Modernists hold that there should be a general reunion, including even atheism, based upon the feelings without regard for creeds or dogma.
Q. Is Modernism a heresy?
A. Modernism might be called a tendency to rationalism and skepticism, which embraces all the heresies.
Q. What do modernists hold regarding dogma?
A. Modernists hold that dogma is a mere symbol of the unknowable and is true only in so far as it excites and nourishes religious sentiment.
Why is a Catholic not allowed to take part in Protestant services?
By taking part in Protestant church services a Catholic participates in a false religion and therefore sins against faith. One religion is not as good as another. There is only one true religion— the Catholic religion. The law of the Church says that the faithful may never take active part in the religious services of non-Catholics.
Source: "Complete Catechism of Christian Doctrine" by Roderick A McEachen, Imprimatur 1911
Modernism is condemned by the Catholic Church, in Pius X encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis.
There is only one Faith that will get us to heaven and that is the ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC FAITH.
As they say, a picture paints a thousand words!
Our Lady of LaSalette said to Melanie, "Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of Antichrist." Is this what has happened?
St. Anthony hammer of heretics, pray for us!
Lord Jesus, most merciful Saviour of the world, we humbly beseech Thee, by Thy most Sacred Heart, that all the sheep who stray out of Thy fold, as well as those who are held by the darkness of error, may be converted to Thee, the Shepherd and Bishop of their souls. Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, forever and ever. Amen.
We have updated our Menu planner. We've added more room to keep track of our favorite recipes and changed the cover. We offer it both an e-book (you can print and bind your own) or a printed and bound version.
If you would like to view sample pages or purchase this planner you can find it here.
A friend who with affection true
Holds up a mirror to your view,
Shows your conduct, scruples not
To point out every flaw and blot;
Who chides you when you go astray
Diverging from the narrow way,
Counsels, exhorts, a friend indeed
Is he, the very friend you need!
~Young Man's Guide, Imprimatur 1908
"Be in peace with many, but let one of a thousand be thy counselor." (Eccles 6:6)
God has told us that we must be kind and charitable to everyone. However, there is usually one who is especially dear to us, one who we choose to spend our time with and to talk with. This person is our friend.
There are many people that we come in contact with in our daily lives, but no one has the influence and effect on our lives that a friend does. "He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: a friend of fools, shall become like them." (Prov. 13: 20) St. John Bosco tells us to "fly from bad companions as from the bite of a poisonous snake," and he says, "With tears in my eyes, I beseech you to keep far away from such companions." "But how," asks St. Ambrose, "can bad companions give you the odor of chastity when they exhale the stench of impurity? How can they infuse into you the sentiments of devotion when they themselves fly from it? How can they impart to you the shame of offending God, when they cast it away?" These seem to be rather harsh words; but they are used by the saints, and in Holy Scripture to show us the great importance of choosing our friends. It is so important in fact that it is the common opinion of the saints that this choice can mean the difference between Heaven and hell! It is for this reason that the choice of our friends should be so carefully made.
The Sacred Scriptures tell us that "A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found him, hath found a treasure" (Eccles 6:14). A true and faithful friend is indeed a treasure; for, as St. Francis DeSales says, "It will be excellent, because it comes from God; excellent, because it tends to God; excellent, because it's very bond is God; excellent because, it shall last eternally in God." A true friend will be a good example to us. He will encourage us to obey our parents, to pray, to be honest, to avoid the occasions of sin, to progress in virtue, and to destroy our vices. Therefore, the greater our love for God, the greater this friendship will be.
I don't want you to think, however, that this friendship will be boring, and that all you will do is pray and read spiritual books. True friends will enjoy games, sports, and hobbies very much, as long as they are pleasing to God. they will enjoy lawful entertainments; such as baseball, checkers, shopping, woodworking, hiking, etc. Remember, the saints were not sad and gloomy people, on the contrary, they were joyful and pleasant, and they too enjoyed lawful entertainments. as a matter of fact they enjoyed them much more than false friends would, for true friends always do them with charity and honesty.
A true friend is also like treasure, in that it is very rare. They are hard to find; but when you find this best of friends you will know it, he will be like a glorious gift from God, a treasure from His Infinite Majesty. At times it may seem like we have no friends, but this is a time of trial that God sends us to unite us more closely to Him. Always remember that God is our very best Friend, and that He wants us to talk with Him and confide in Him as we would a very great and dear friend. God is, by His very nature infinitely greater than we are; and yet by His Incarnation and Birth, He asks us to become His friends. Our Lord gave us two great commandments when He was still on earth, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and first commandment, the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." (Matt. 22: 37-39) Remember these two commandments in their proper order and you shall be immensely happy both in this life and in the next.
We would like to introduce our newest doll costumes for American Girl and other 18" dolls. You can view them here and purchase them at Etsy in BellasLittleShoppe.
If I offer the printed copies my intention is to offer them for the cost of supplies plus shipping. I do not intend or want to make any money on them. I will figure out what that cost is soon and post it. Thank you all for your input.
Please bear with us here as we try to get our computer issues worked out. The hard drive on the computer we use for this site died and we lost a great deal of information. Trying to work on getting things back in order. . . . . . .
Several years ago we put a different story and coloring picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the blog for each day in the month of May. You can find those posts under Catholic Reading - The Blessed Mother for the Child in all of Us!
May our Heavenly Mother bless all of you!
Holy Mother Church has dedicated the month June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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