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Practice The Faith, Not Your Faith

How often do you hear Catholics, or anyone for that matter, use the phrase, “I am living my faith”. Or, this is “my” faith?

What is “my” faith and is it truly aligned to “THE” faith in which I profess?

We hear our Lord say, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” at His calming of the storm at sea. Why do you supposes that is? Now, I suppose its due to their lack of faith. Such is the case with all of us, who live “our” faith, without even looking deeper into what THE faith is. We are drawn away with the changing tides of the world, through living “our” lack of faith, making it up as we go, and lose sight of THE faith that our Lord has given to us.

When we chose to live “our” faith, we are often tempted to, and often do, cast aside Truth for something other than the Truth, because it “sounds” good, rather than is good. We end up falling for anything that soothes our “itching ears“.

During this time of Christian Unity, may we adhere to THE faith and let go of the “presumptions” of what THE faith is. I strongly advise anyone to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church to find out what living THE faith is truly, and pray that Catholics come to the realization that living it, and not living what we think is it, truly brings the peace of our Lord. Live it!


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“Maria Divine Mercy” – Fraud


There is only one Book of Truth and it is called the Holy Bible – In other words, the so called “Maria Divine Mercy” is a fraud.
The post below is form Fr. Carlos Martins, Roman Catholic Priest from Toronto, Ontario (April 28, 2013 via Facebook)


There is an abundance of people spreading these messages on the internet. More and more people are sending me emails containing them and asking me to promote, “Maria Divine Mercy”.

Stay away from this absurd and false prophet. “Maria Divine Mercy” is not receiving authentic messages. Many ignorant and gullible people are jumping on her bandwagon, or at least entertaining her absurd messages, to their own harm. (Her Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/JesusToMankind has over 18,000 followers. Her website is http://www.thewarningsecondcoming.com).

It is clear that the nature of her messages are to place a wedge between the faithful and the Church, specifically between the faithful and the Holy Father, Pope Francis. One of the “revelations” received by this very misguided person is that Pope Benedict will be the last Pope on earth, that he will be ousted from office, and that Pope Francis is a false pope. All three claims are false and individuals who believe them show they do not believe Our Lord’s words in Matthew 16:18-19. In questioning Pope Francis, the Vicar of Christ on earth, they are questioning Jesus Christ himself. It is for such people that Hebrews 13:9 was written: “Do not be led astray by various kinds of strange teachings.” Furthermore, name for me ONE Saint in the Church’s long history that placed a private vision or revelation above the word of the Pope and of the Church? You won’t find any.

“Maria Divine Mercy” states that she has received messages from “the Holy Trinity as well as by the Virgin Mary.” Name for me ONE visionary from the Church’s list of approved apparitions that described himself/herself as a “visionary”, “prophet”, or “seer”? None exist. The seers at Fatima, St. Bernadette, St. Catherine Laboure, etc., all submitted their visions, received messages, and interpretations of both, to the Church. This is not only a recipe for spiritual health, it is also the mark of holiness. “Maria Divine Mercy” lacks both.

Finally, “Maria Divine Mercy” writes anonymously. No one knows who she is. This, in fact, should be the first thing to set off alarm bells. Name for me ONE prophet that hid himself/herself in secret while slinging out “revelations” without accountability and without subjecting himself/herself to the authority of the Church? There are none.

In giving credence to “Maria Divine Mercy”, devotees are disobeying the laws of the Church, are promoting an evil which is sowing discord among the faithful, and are leading people away from the Church, the same Church for which Christ shed his blood.

Those who subscribe to or spread these messages need to repent, for one day they will come under the judgment of God for doing so.

The National Catholic Register has a wonderful analysis of the absurd claims put out by “Maria Divine Mercy” by the brilliant apologist Jimmy Akin: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-maria-divine-mercy.

But wait! There’s more! His Excellency Spis Bishop Mons. Stephen Sečka, from Slovakia has more to say about “Maria Divine Mercy”


Bishop Sečka to spread the alleged Greater warning of Jesus Christ
P: 3, 21 11th 2012 12:44, DOM

Spis Chapter 21 November (ZENIT) – Spis Bishop Mons. Stephen Sečka issued on the basis of reports of priests and believers phone calls from the Internet to disseminate data big warning of Jesus Christ. On this occasion, issued an opinion that we bring in full.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I learned that in some parishes is very spread messages about the so-called Great Day of God’s warnings, resulting from the alleged private revelations of an Irish visionaries. These messages are distributed via the internet. I have found that it is a heretical teachings, which is not in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church and is showing signs of sectarianism. This whole doctrine is indeed poprepletaná prayers for God’s mercy and calls for confession, as well as the Catholic Church teaches, but quotations from Scripture are commented and explained arbitrary and contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Similar tendencies were already in the early Church, therefore St.. Apostle Peter wrote: “Above all, you should know that no prophecy of Scripture does not allow private interpretation” (2 Peter 1: 20).

After seeing this website I also found that believers are encouraged to have already bought so. “Seal of the living God” to be sanctified by a priest. I note that no priest faithful to Christ and his Church must cooperate in this matter, it would be guilty of transgressions against the faith and his office. For anyone who will disseminate these messages are delusional enough to apply strictly the words of Scripture, written by St. Apostle Paul to the Galatians:

“I marvel that from him that called you into the grace of Christ are under way quickly to another gospel. Ono nor other, unless there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But if we have preached unto you we, or an angel from heaven any other gospel than we have preached unto you, let him be accursed! As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone preaches to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed! I can now lean people or God? Or trying to please men? If I yet pleased men, I would not be Christ’s servant. “(Gal 1, 6-9).

All believers, who perhaps out of ignorance began to believe the messages mentioned, and please urge them to leave these heretical teachings and not spread them.

On this matter, I was obliged, in order to highlight the purity of Catholic faith, obedience and unity with the Holy Father, and for the sake of salvation of your souls.

dedicated to Lord V + Sečka Stephen, Bishop of Spis

ZENIT Opinion expressed by Peter Majda


Biskup Sečka k šíreniu údajného Veľkého varovania Ježiša Krista
P:3, 21. 11. 2012 12:44, DOM

Spisšká Kapitula 21. novembra (TK KBS) – Spišská biskup Mons. Štefan Sečka vydal na základe hlásenia kňazov a telefonátov od veriacich, že internetom sa šíri údajné Veľké varovanie Ježiša Krista. Pri tejto príležitosti vydal stanovisko, ktoré prinášame v plnom znení.

Drahí bratia a sestry!

Dozvedel som sa, že v niektorých farnostiach sa veľmi rozšírili posolstvá o takzvanom dni Božieho Veľkého varovania, ktoré vyplývajú z údajných súkromných zjavení nejakej írskej vizionárky. Tieto posolstvá sa rozširujú prostredníctvom internetu. Zistil som, že ide o bludnú náuku, ktorá nie je v súlade s učením Katolíckej cirkvi a vykazuje známky sektárstva. Celá táto náuka je síce poprepletaná modlitbami k Božiemu milosrdenstvu a výzvami k svätej spovedi tak, ako to učí aj Katolícka cirkev, avšak citáty zo Svätého písma sú komentované a vysvetľované svojvoľne a v rozpore s učením Katolíckej cirkvi. Podobné tendencie boli už v prvotnej Cirkvi, preto sv. Peter apoštol napísal: „Predovšetkým však vedzte, že nijaké proroctvo v Písme nepripúšťa súkromný výklad“ (2Pt 1, 20).

Po zhliadnutí tejto internetovej stránky som tiež zistil, že veriaci sú nabádaní, aby si zaobstarali tzv. „pečať živého Boha“, ktorá má byť posvätená kňazom. Pripomínam, že žiaden kňaz verný Kristovi a jeho Cirkvi nesmie v tejto veci spolupracovať, lebo by sa dopustil prehrešenia voči viere a svojmu úradu. Na kohokoľvek, kto bude šíriť tieto bludné posolstvá sa vzťahujú dosť prísne slová Svätého písma, ktoré napísal sv. apoštol Pavol Galaťanom:

„Čudujem sa, že od toho, ktorý vás povolal v Kristovej milosti, tak rýchlo prebiehate k inému evanjeliu. Ono ani nie je iné, ibaže sú niektorí, čo vás mätú a chcú prekrútiť Kristovo evanjelium. Ale keby sme vám hlásali my alebo aj anjel z neba iné evanjelium, ako sme vám hlásali, nech je prekliaty! Ako sme už povedali, aj teraz znova hovorím: Ak by vám niekto hlásal iné evanjelium ako to, ktoré ste prijali, nech je prekliaty! Chcem si teraz nakloniť ľudí alebo Boha? Alebo sa usilujem páčiť sa ľuďom? Keby som sa ešte chcel páčiť ľuďom, nebol by som Kristovým služobníkom.“ (Gal 1, 6-9).

Všetkých veriacich, ktorí možno z nevedomosti začali veriť uvedeným posolstvám, prosím a dôrazne žiadam, aby opustili tieto bludné náuky a nešírili ich.

Na túto záležitosť som bol povinný upozorniť v záujme čistoty katolíckej viery, poslušnosti a jednoty so Svätým Otcom, ako aj v záujme spásy vašich duší.

V Pánu oddaný + Štefan Sečka, spišský biskup

TK KBS stanovisko poskytol Peter Majda


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Rotten Apple Of Homosexual Marriage


1 Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. 3 So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.

4 Now he had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.

7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a])

10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”

17 “I have no husband,” she replied.

Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”

19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”

21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”

27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”

28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
John 4 1:30

I grew up in a home with seven brothers and sisters. Before I reached the age of dating, TRUTH was written on my heart. My older sisters, who were much older than I, were dating and I had asked one of them, Is it true that whoever you date, your married to?. Of course the answer was NO! But the truth is, whoever you commit the Marital Act with, you most certainly are.

The very idea of Gay Marriage, or Homosexual Marriage is completely void. Ineffective; useless. Two man can not create offspring, nor can two women. It’s not to say that the children are God’s blessing to the union of two souls, but children are a gift from God. The UNION itself is the blessing! When the union occurs outside of the vow of Marriage, it becomes an act of self-gratification. Homosexual Marriage has never existed, nor can it. The very “Marital Act” of a one man and one woman coming together to form one body IS Marriage. One man and one woman becoming one flesh.

We are all called to understand our vocations. Vocations are what God calls you to do with your life. Single, Married, and Called to the religious Life. We must ALL start to realize that without living as a chaste soul first for the love of God, we are living for our own self-gratification and not in communion with our Lord.

Our Lord said it Himself: ‘But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28

When the argument comes up about how single straight people are allowed, we must always remember, ALL sex outside of the Vow, is a mortal sin and separates us from the love of God, therefore rotten to the core.

(Catechism of the Catholic Church)
Fornication is carnal union between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman. It is gravely contrary to the dignity of persons and of human sexuality which is naturally ordered to the good of spouses and the generation and education of children. Moreover, it is a grave scandal when there is corruption of the young.


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