"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Swiss Guards to Protect Pope

From Zenit.org: "Today in the courtyard of the Vatican apostolic palace, 32 new recruits were added to the ranks of the Pontifical Swiss Guard, currently led by Commander Daniel Anrig."

Traditionally, the swearing of new Swiss Guards usually is done on the 6th of May because on this day many Swiss Guards sacrificed their lives to protecting Pope Clement VII in 1527 when Rome was sacked by Emperor Charles V.

According to Zenit.org, the swearing in was solemn, with Mass celebrated by the Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone with their families present.

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