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Hail Mary Biblical?

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Why do Catholics Pray to Mary?

Catholics DO NOT  Pray to Mary, rather they ask Her for Prayer as you will see in the last line” Holy Mary Mother of God Pray for Us Sinners”

“Hail Mary” is in fact an acknowledgement of Mary as seen in Bible verses as demonstrated bellow.

Hail [Mary], full of Grace the Lord is with thee —>Luke 1 : 28 28 And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

Blessed art thou amongst women, and Blessed is the fruit of thy womb—>. Luke 1:28 and Luke 1:42 42 And [she] cried out with a loud voice, and said:” Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb”. [she: Elizabeth as shown in verse 41]

Holy Mary Mother of God —> Luke 1:43 [Elizabeth says]43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? [Christians will agree “God” is Lord]

Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, amen —>[ Once acknowledged, we ask her for prayer.]

This now leads us to more questions  in regards to:

Intercessions

Praying to the dead

Misconception that Mary is used as a “mediator”

There is but one mediator and that is Jesus.

I will be blogging about this soon.

 

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Apostles Creed

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Beatitudes

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The Glory Be

 

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The Year Of Faith

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Pope BenedictXVI leads us into “The Year of Faith” from October 2012 to November 2013.

As a Catholic I am calling on all Catholics to re-acquaint themselves with the Church. If you consider yourself to-be non practicing or a “Cafeteria Catholic” this is a great time to do some soul-searching. You might not be in full communion with the church or otherwise indifferent to her teachings. We have to remember that the teachings of the Church is the teaching of Christ himself!. There is not anything any Pope of Bishop can ever do to change that. This is why our Church has stood strong for over 2000 years on Faith and Morals. Never once did Jesus ever say in the bible we can change or compromise on his teaching when society see’s fit and it becomes the norm. If we are to Live in the spirit we are to walk in the spirit .You are certainly allowed to have opinions and be able to think for yourself, however this will never magically change Gods stance.

Perhaps you need to attend Mass as you have not been in a while. Perhaps you need to have your children receive the sacraments, Perhaps you need to read your bible or to re-familiarize yourself with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Why do we have a Mass as opposed to a “Service”? Why is the church so adamantly against abortions? Why cannot Catholics divorce? Whatever your objections are, be sure to re-examine the why. You may discover something you were unaware of that may change your stance,or in the least help you understand it better.

For those of you who feel you are in full communion of the church, you may go to Mass regularly and feel you are doing everything to the best of your knowledge and ability. There is always plenty more to learn. Read a good book. Read or re-read your catechism. Be ready for questions. Study apologetic you have not yet learned.

I personally will be making a deliberate effort to attend Mass regularly and to continue studying Catholic Apologtics. My two eldest sons will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. I am so excited for them and cannot believe how timing can be so perfect. I will also be encouraging my sister to attend Mass more often as well. In efforts to keep me focused, along with prayer, I will be blogging and ordering the EWTN channel from my cable company!!

Here are some websites that I have found to be quite informative : :

Catechism of The Catholic Church                                                                                    http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

Biblical Evidence for Catholicism by Dave Armstrong Apologist .                            http://socrates58.blogspot.ca/

The Advent- The Catholic Encyclopedia                                                                 http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/

Scripture Catholic by John Salza  –                                                                            http://www.scripturecatholic.com/index.html

EWTN Global Catholic Television-                                                                                       http://www.ewtn.com/

O God our Father, in Jesus you call all Christian families and homes

to be signs of living faith. By the light of the Holy Spirit,
lead us to be thankful for the gift of faith, and by that gift
may we grow in our relationship with Jesus, your Son,
and be confident witnesses to Christian hope and joy
to all we meet. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

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Mystical Body of Christ

The Mystical Body of Christ is the Universal Church also known as The Catholic Church.

This would be Jesus as the mystical head and the Church members as the body. The Christian church is a spiritual extension of Christ’s body.

The Mystical Body of Christ includes the Church Militant, Church Suffering, the Church Triumphant, and even God’s Angels. Christ, along with all Members of His Mystical Body, Participate in each and every Sacrifice of the Mass. 

For more on this I’ve found a lovely presentation on copali.org   http://copiosa.org/mystical/mystical_body.htm

In light of “The Year of Faith” I’ v decided to start Blogging about Catholicism. I will provide you with many Catholic resources, including but not limited to books, other blogs, videos and websites. I plan to blog on Catholic apologetic, defending the faith, as well as various social topics.

Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to Your shepherd, the Pope, a spirit of courage and right judgement, a spirit of knowledge and love.

By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ, build Your church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2012 in Uncategorized