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  • Christian Reformed Church to resolve historic judgment about Catholic mass

    06/16/2006 12:04:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies · 611+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 16, 2006
    Grand Rapids, Jun. 16, 2006 (CNA) - While the U.S. Catholic Bishops are currently meeting to discuss slight changes to the mass, delegates of the Christian Reformed Church in West Michigan are discussing how to resolve a historic condemnation of the Catholic mass, which appears in their Heidelberg Catechism. The Protestant catechism declares that the Catholic mass is “a condemnable idolatry” and, essentially, that it denies that Christ's crucifixion paid for humanity's sins once and for all. But delegates to the CRC Synod spent about three hours Wednesday attempting to tone down the 1563 Protestant doctrine, reported The Grand Rapids...
  • Back to the Basics in (Catholic) Catechesis

    06/10/2006 4:42:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 9, 2006
    Interview With Monsignor Raffaello Martinelli ROME, JUNE 9, 2006 ( New methods are needed to catechize believers in the truths of the Eucharist, says Monsignor Raffaello Martinelli. The monsignor, an official of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and member of the editorial commission of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is author of "L'Eucaristia, dono incomparabile di Dio agli uomini" (The Eucharist, Incomparable Gift of God to People), published by Ediciones San Clemente. In this interview with ZENIT, Monsignor Martinelli explains how he has worked to meet an increasing need for catechesis. Q: What...
  • Was Jesus married? Yes! - The Da Vinci Code Catechism

    05/15/2006 10:06:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 657+ views
    DaVinciCode ^ | May 2006 | John Wauk
    The Da Vinci Code is only a novel. It is not a source of serious information, but it does raise some serious questions. 1. Was Jesus Christ really married? Yes. Jesus was married to the Church. In the New Testament, Jesus is frequently referred to as the Bridegroom, and St. Paul tells us: “a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. This is a tremendous mystery. I’m applying it to Christ and the Church.” (Ephesians 5:31-32) In fact, the Christian vocation is nothing less than an invitation...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Da Vinci Catechism

    05/14/2006 7:26:07 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 318+ views
    Da Vinci Code and Opus Dei ^ | 5/5/2006 | Fr. John Wauck
    The Da Vinci CatechismThe Da Vinci Code is only a novel. It is not a source of serious information, but it does raise some serious questions. 1. Was Jesus Christ really married?Yes. Jesus was married to the Church. In the New Testament, Jesus is frequently referred to as the Bridegroom, and St. Paul tells us: “a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. This is a tremendous mystery. I’m applying it to Christ and the Church.” (Ephesians 5:31-32) In fact, the Christian vocation is nothing less than...
  • Compendium of Catechism Available March 31

    02/07/2006 8:01:23 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 452+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 7, 2006
    WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 7, 2006 ( The new Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be available starting March 31, says the U.S. bishops' conference. The 200-page synthesis of the 1992 Catechism will be published exclusively by USCCB Publishing, the publishing office of the episcopate. USCCB Publishing will launch the Compendium in English and Spanish at the 2006 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. The paperback version will be available first with the hardcover to follow shortly after. The Compendium consists of 598 questions and answers, echoing to some degree the format of the popular Baltimore Catechism which was...
  • Louisiana Bishop Quotes the Wrong Catechism on Homosexuality

    01/29/2006 5:01:10 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 559+ views
    LifeSite ^ | January 27, 2006 | Hilary White
    THIBODAUX, January 27, 2006 ( – The Bishop of a Louisiana diocese has misrepresented the Catholic teaching on homosexuality in a statement about one of his priests appearing in a local newspaper report. In early January, Rev. Jim Morrison, announced in a letter to his parishioners that he was a celibate homosexual, saying that he no longer felt comfortable keeping his secret while advising others to be open. Morrison is a long-serving priest and is currently pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux. Bishop Sam G. Jacobs of Houma-Thibodaux in a statement...
  • The Compendium’s Promise

    10/26/2005 8:12:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 361+ views ^ | 10-26-05 | Rich Leonardi
    by Rich Leonardi Contributing Author Other Articles by Rich LeonardiContact this Author The Compendium’s Promise 10/26/05 This fall marks the release of the long-awaited Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, providing us an opportunity to take stock of the state of catechesis in the Church in America and to examine the potential of this new teaching tool. As its name suggests, the Compendium is based on the longer Catechism of the Catholic Church. Sales of the Catechism (CCC), first released in 1992, have been impressive, with at least 8 million sold worldwide. Catechetical elites wrongly claimed that the Catechism...
  • Pope Gives Catholicism Lesson to Children

    10/15/2005 6:09:18 PM PDT · by ELS · 56 replies · 1,318+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 15, 2005 | DANIELA PETROFF
    Pope Benedict XVI offered a rare glimpse into his past Saturday and gave a small lesson in Catholicism to children who attended his first youth rally at St. Peter's Square; an event that was reminiscent of the gatherings inspired by Pope John Paul II. Benedict recalled the sunny, "beautiful Sunday" in 1939 that he made his First Communion at the age of 9, telling an estimated 150,000 children and their parents he had begun a "lifelong friendship with Jesus" that he hoped the children would also enjoy. "So I went forward in my life, and thanks to God, the Lord...
  • Michigan priest's book on homosexuality

    10/10/2005 4:32:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 540+ views
    Michigan News ^ | October 10, 2005 | Matt C. Abbott
    Father Jeffrey T. Robideau, a priest of the Diocese of Lansing, Mich., has written a short 45-page book titled Homosexuality: A Look at Catholic Teaching. He has been gracious enough to allow me to print excerpts from his book, which is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. First excerpt: Knowing that homosexuality is the desire for a perverted relationship with someone of the same sex, the Catechism states the ‘psychological genesis remains largely unexplained.’ We know that the problem lies in the thinking and in the heart as Scripture says in Mt 15:10. This leaves the question - Why and...
  • What if Heather Does Have Two Mommies?

    09/25/2005 2:27:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 566+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 24, 2005 | JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE
    Every once in a while, a case comes along that makes me truly grateful to be a Catholic. Our Holy Mother Church has been looking out for us and trying to keep us out of trouble, even when we chafe at her constraints. But when I see the trouble people get themselves into, I am grateful for our Holy Mother’s foresight. That is how I felt when I read the California Supreme Court’s ruling on the April 22 case, K.M v. E.G. Perhaps you don’t remember a case by that name, but surely you remember the headlines: “California Establishes Lesbian...
  • The Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church

    08/01/2005 9:47:30 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 16 replies · 548+ views
    Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Official Website ^ | J+M+J 19 July A.D. 2005 | Bishop Peter Stasiuk, C.Ss.R
    When I personally think of the word “catechism” I immediately associate it with a sister asking me prepared questions about God. All of us have probably gone through this routine because, until the last 20-30 years not much changed in our church from the days of St. Josephat and that was 500 hundred years ago. The History Actually it is more or less the same in the Roman Catholic Church. In 1566, St Charles Borromeo, at the wish of the Council of Trent, published a Catholic Catechism. This was divided into four sections – faith, sacraments, the Commandments and prayer....
  • A Catechism for the Culture of the Image (Christian Art in the New "Compendium")

    07/05/2005 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 379+ views
    Chiesa ^ | 7/5/2005 | Sandro Magister
    A Catechism for the Culture of the ImageThe new "Compendium" of Catholic doctrine includes fourteen masterpieces of painting from both the East and the West. And the pope has explained why. Timothy Verdon: "Benedict XVI has done justice to Christian art" by Sandro Magister ROMA, July 5, 2005 – There is an unexpected novelty in the new "Compendium" of the catechism of the Catholic Church presented by Benedict XVI on June 28. It features prominently, in full color, fourteen sacred images. As the pope has explained, the images are not there purely for the sake of illustration. They are an...
  • Church goers celebrate Star Wars

    06/28/2005 5:45:53 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Channel Register ^ | Monday, June 27, 2005 | Lucy Sherriff
    A long time ago in a church, far, far away, a vicar and his flock sang their final hymn to the theme tune of the Star Wars saga. Well, not that long ago, or far away, really. Last week, in fact, in West Yorkshire, a parish church held a special service to mark the release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. It seems that in an increasingly secular Britain, vicars are turning to the Force to keep church attendance figures high, and to attract that crucial youth market. Reverend Paul Walker explained that the service was inspired...
  • The Pope and Andrew Sullivan - (gay Catholics want relaxation of church doctrine)

    04/28/2005 9:27:09 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 786+ views
    Every Catholic on Earth is a sinner. From this writer up to and including the newly installed Pope Benedict XVI. That we have the church to steer us to our redeemer through the sacrament of penance and reconciliation to forgive our sins, is a precious gift of grace from God. It is this belief, along with many others, that unites us to what we call the one true church. During the last few weeks, we have seen numerous images of Catholics from around the world converging on Rome to worship God and to pray. People of different colors, dress and...
  • Catholic teachings for those who've drifted away, Re: US Catechism for Young Adults

    01/13/2005 7:54:59 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 323+ views
    Bergen Record ^ | 01.13.05
    Catholic teachings for those who've drifted away The Catholic Church in the United States is on the way to having its first national catechism since the old Baltimore Catechism that children memorized for 80 years. But this new one is aimed at adults - specifically young adults who have left the church or are on the brink of falling away. "It was a labor of love," said Bishop Donald Wuerl of Pittsburgh, who shepherded the text through four years, three drafts and more than 10,000 suggested amendments from fellow bishops. "We are trying to reach so many of those young...
  • USCCB New Version of Catholic Catechism

    11/23/2004 4:56:01 PM PST · by thor76 · 46 replies · 2,878+ views ^ | November23, 2004 |
    Amchurch Bishops Come up with Another Phony Catechism From: Fr. Moderator Donald Wuerl, Newchurch Bishop of Pittsburgh Theological Bojanles Writes Amchurch "Catechism" Newvatican Previously Found Him So Ignorant of Canon Law That He Was Sent back to Remediation School If you thought that the New Order would stop after its Vatican II Catechism of the Catholic Church in 1992 (well, that was the year of its first version at least), were you wrong! Although the Novus Ordinarians quote that travesty as if it were Holy Writ, the Vatican II catechism is so full of mistakes and "nuancing" of true Catholic...
  • Bishops To Vote On Adult Catechism At November Meeting

    11/09/2004 2:37:01 PM PST · by siunevada · 9 replies · 192+ views
    US Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | November 8, 2004 | Office of Communications USCCB
    WASHINGTON (November 8, 2004) — The U.S. bishops are slated to vote on an adult catechism during their annual Washington meeting, November 15-18, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. The publication, which will be known as the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, will be the nation’s first national catechism intended for adults and has been in preparation since June 2000. It was developed under the oversight of the Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism, chaired by Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes of New Orleans. This Committee was aided in its work by an Editorial Board...
  • Heidelberg Catechsim Lord's Day 39: The Required Obedience to the Authorities God Has Set Over Us

    10/31/2004 12:54:00 PM PST · by Lexinom · 3 replies · 200+ views
    NRC ^ | 1968 | Rev. G. H. Kersten
    (Kersten, The Heidelberg Catechism in 52 Sermons, Vol.2, Part 13) The Required Obedience to the Authorities God Has Set Over Us Lord's Day 39 Psalter No. 207 st. 4 Read Proverbs 31 Psalter No. 333 st. 1, 2, 3, 4 Psalter No. 40 st. 2, 3 Psalter No. 90 st. 6, 7 Beloved, No one can lengthen or shorten his life as determined by God's eternal counsel. Job says in the 14th chapter, "Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with Thee, Thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass". God has determined the days...
  • Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 38: Keeping the Lord's Day Holy

    10/24/2004 11:12:47 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 3 replies · 203+ views
    NRC ^ | 1968 | Rev. G. H. Kersten
    (Kersten, The Heidelberg Catechism in 52 Sermons, Vol.2, Part 12) Keeping the Lord's Day Holy Lord's Day 38 Psalter No. 420 st. 1 Read Matthew 11:11-30 Psalter No. 348 st. 1, 2, 3 Psalter No. 227 st. 1 Psalter No. 250 st. 1 & 5 Beloved, In the passage of Scripture which was read to you, the Lord invites those who labor and are heavy laden, saying, "Come unto Me, and I will give you rest." The Lord did not mean those who labor physically, or those who are laden with external difficulties. This is very clear from the sharp...
  • St. John Leonardi, priest

    10/09/2004 9:22:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 595+ views
    Catholic ^ | Catholic Culture
    St. John Leonardi St. John Leonardi was born in Tuscany, Italy in 1541, during the time of upheaval in the Church due to Martin Luther. He studied to be a pharmacist, then became a priest. As a young priest he devoted himself to teaching catechism to youths. In 1574, he founded the Order of the Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of Lucca, a congregation of diocesan priests. He suffered many tribulations for this work, including exile. His contemporary, St. Philip Neri, was a great friend and spiritual guide, and helped him particularly in his time of exile. Gradually...