Friday, August 28, 2015

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Emmaus Road initiatives so far this summer.

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Dear Friends,

“Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess 1:2).

I’m pleased to announce that the St. Paul Center's recent acquisition of Emmaus Road Publishing has yielded an abundance of fruit this summer!

With our new publishing arm, we’ve launched important new books, including: Fulfilled in ChristAuthority of Women, and Head & Heart. Each of these titles responds to a different need in the Church today and I recommend them wholeheartedly.

This summer, we also became the publisher of Nova et Veteraa peer-reviewed journal which “provides an international forum for theological and philosophical studies from a Thomistic perspective.” Please visit if you’re interested in subscribing.

As always, we thank you for your support of the St. Paul Center and Emmaus Road and ask for your continued prayers. Please be assured of ours!

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Why We're Contraception-Free

Newly engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

It was nighttime and we were at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France when I knelt down on one knee, pulled out the ring box, and asked Krista if she would do me the honor of marrying me. The reply: "Yes with all my heart!....But there was one thing that neither of us considered in the least bit: children.

And why would we have? We were just wanting to get married, not start a family. Read more

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Error - Protestants say, "Before Abraham did anything, he was made righteous by faith."

Protestants frequently say that we need no longer do anything to be saved. They claim, for example, that Abraham was saved before he did anything. Then, the question is, what happened between Gen 12 and Gen 15 or 22, whichever you prefer as the point of Abraham's justification? Was that just filler in the Old Testament? By no means! (Read more).

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Homily on the Beatitudes from Steve Ray's site

Simplistic Paraphrasing of the Summa Theologica

Summa Theologica 

from the New Advent website

Because the doctor of Catholic truth ought not only to teach the proficient, but also to instruct beginners 
St. Thomas intended his Summa (i.e. summary) of theological thought for the teacher as well as the beginner.

(according to the Apostle: As unto little ones in Christ, I gave you milk to drink, not meat -- 1 Corinthians 3:1-2),
In this verse from 1 Corinthians, St. Paul is admonishing the Corinthians because they have not advanced in the knowledge of Christ. 
I don't know who he means by "we".  Perhaps he is using it in the sense of the Royal "we", wherein, those in authority represent all in authority and those who have gone before and perhaps even that they speak as representatives of God.
purpose in this book to treat of whatever belongs to the Christian religion,
The Summa, then, is about teaching the Christian faith.  Not any other.
in such a way as may tend to the instruction of beginners.
And, it is intended to simplify the matter in order that beginners may better understand it.
We have considered that students in this doctrine have not seldom (not seldom i.e. frequently) been hampered by what they have found written by other authors,
St. Thomas feels that most teachers of theology, in his day, were boring.  Therefore, students who wanted to learn theology, stopped, because the authors bored them with ...
partly on account of the multiplication of useless questions, articles, and arguments,
...silly questions,...
 partly also because those things that are needful for them to know are not taught according to the order of the subject matter, but according as the plan of the book might require, or the occasion of the argument offer,
 ...illogical organization of the material,...
 partly, too, because frequent repetition brought weariness and confusion to the minds of readers.
...and, too much repetition.  All these things confused the students and they dropped the subject.

Endeavouring to avoid these and other like faults, we shall try, by God's help, to set forth whatever is included in this sacred doctrine as briefly and clearly as the matter itself may allow.
So, St. Thomas seeks to correct these faults.  His intention is to be very brief and quite clear in his teaching of the Christian faith.

The following is the outline of his book, the Summa Theologica.  The links will take you to the New Advent website.

Sacred Doctrine. The One God. The Blessed Trinity. Creation. The Angels. The Six Days. Man. The Government of Creatures.
Man's Last End. Human Acts. Passions. Habits. Vice and Sin. Law. Grace.
Faith. Hope. Charity. Prudence. Justice. Fortitude. Temperance. Acts Which Pertain to Certain Men.
The Incarnation. The Life of Christ. Sacraments. Baptism. Confirmation. The Holy Eucharist. Penance.
Penance (continued). Extreme Unction. Holy Orders. Matrimony. The Resurrection. Appendices.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

If you don't keep the Commandments, how do you claim to know that you have eternal life?

PG:Not replacing, but rather agreeing with God's judgment.
Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwisebut understanding what the will of the Lord is.
1John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Then, what happened to keeping the Commandments? Did you leave that out on purpose?

1 John 5:1-7
King James Version (KJV)
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

Do you keep the Commandments? If you don't, how do you claim to know that you have eternal life?

That's in regards to our daily walk, not in regards to eternal destiny.
If you don't walk with Christ daily, how do you think you will be with Him eternally?
Luke 9:23
King James Version (KJV)
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Matthew 10:38
King James Version (KJV)
38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.


De Maria

Thursday, August 20, 2015

What is the cup of God's wrath?

How does it differ from the chastisement of God's children?

Protestants say that God the Father poured out the Cup of His wrath upon His beloved Son....(Read more).