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A brief explanation of the Christian Religion

By Monseigneur De Ségur Dei et Apostolicae Sedis Gratia  Imprimatur By Archbishop of New York Michael Augustinus   There are many people, otherwise good and upright, who live without religion, and resemble pagans in the midst of Christian society; because they have no real knowledge of religion. Having no knowledge of it, or only a very superficial knowledge, they do not appreciate it; having no appreciation of it, they cannot love it; having no love for it, they do not dream of practicing it.  There is often a very false idea of religion in the world, and it is in accordance with this idea that it is judged, condemned, and criticized.  This is a deplorably thoughtless age, and it is with the intention that you may avoid this common failing that I desire to explain to you briefly this holy and glorious Christian faith. Religion is that bond by which God is united to His creature, and the creature to his God. Religion is that sacred and necessary science which teaches us what God is, what He has done for us; what we are, what we must do for God; what life is, and what awaits us when life is ended.    There is one true religion, because there is one true God. There is only one, because there is only one true God; and to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him constitutes religion; and this one true religion is the Christian or Catholic religion, in which you and I have had the happiness to be born. It is called Christian, because the divine center of all its mysteries is Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man; Catholic, which means Universal, because it embraces all times, all people, and all places. Religion, considered as a whole, may be classed under three great divisions: The first contains the truths that we must believe, because God has revealed them to us; the second contains the duties that we must practice, shows forth virtue and vice, and is called Christian morality; the third contains those means of sanctification and salvation which God presents to us, treats of the sacraments, of prayer, and of Divine worship. The first part of these instructions is addressed more especially to the intellect; the second to the heart; and the third to the emotions: that is to say, to the soul in all its relations with the world around us. An explanation of the Credo, or the Apostles’ Creed, constitutes the first part; an explanation of the Commandments of God and the Church constitutes the second; an explanation of the Seven Sacraments, the Lord’s Prayer, the Angelic Salutation, and religious ceremonies constitute the third. To be continued…..

Anglicans profane St. Peter’s Basilica with heretical prayer service

On Monday, March 13th a group of Anglicans sang Evensong (the equivalent of Catholic Vespers) in St. Peter’s Basilica. David Moxon, an Anglican “Archbishop” who runs the Anglican Center in Rome, presided over the sacreligious event. Pope Francis was not in attendance.

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Catholic politician Marine Le Pen has a good chance at becoming the next President of France. Quite naturally, the Davos crowd is in a frenzy. Among other things, she has promised to get tough on immigration and, most recently, pledged to replace homosexual “marriages” with “civil partnerships.” Clever of her to announce this right when she took the lead in the polls. Oh, and did I mention she refused to meet with Lebanon’s grand mufti because she was to wear a headscarf?

New Jersey Bishop’s sing-a-long perfectly captures the crisis in the Church

Why does every Fr. Tom, Brother Dick and Deacon Harry in the post-conciliar Church think they have to appropriate cultural norms in order to reach Catholics? The Church got along just fine without karaoke machines, “youth masses” and selfie sticks. 

Duty of the Christian Mother

St. Monica, before the birth of the great St. Augustine, dedicated him by frequent oblations to the Christian religion, and to the service and glory of God, as he himself witnesses, saying:

A first for Traditional Catholic radio

Traditional Catholic on-line radio station, Magnificat Radio, nominated for prestigious Gabriel Awards. A first for Traditional radio.

The Importance of First Friday, First Saturday

The customary observance of the first Friday of each month was encouraged by the Catholic Church, based on a promise made to St. Margaret Mary of Alacoque, that special favors, such  as the grace of final perseverance, would be given to those who received Holy Communion on nine successive first Fridays.

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