"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, October 25, 2012

Philippines has world's second youngest cardinal: It's Luis Cardinal Tagle

Cardinals in Red (Source: Whispers in Loggia)
VATICAN CITY (Source: Sunstar) -- Pope Benedict XVI has named six new cardinals, adding prelates from Lebanon, the Philippines, Nigeria, Colombia, India and the United States to the ranks of cardinals who will elect his successor.

Benedict made the surprise announcement during his weekly general audience Wednesday and said they would be elevated at a consistory November 24. The nominations help even out the geographic distribution of cardinals, which had tilted heavily toward Italy.

The new cardinals are: Archbishop of Manila, Philippines, Luis Antonio Tagle; Monsignor James Harvey, the American prefect of the pope's household; Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria, John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan; Archbishop of Bogota, Colombia, Ruben Salazar Gomez; Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites in Lebanon, Bechara Boutros Rai; and the major Archbishop of the Trivandrum of the Siro-Malankaresi in India, Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal. (AP)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Catholics Worldwide grew by 15 million

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Are Catholics Christian?

I have an Evangelical friend who asked me:

"what is the difference between Catholics and Christians?"

I had to scratch my head for a few moments because it never occurred to me that some people didn't think Catholics are Christian. I think it is good that Evangelicals and Catholics have lively discussions on the interpretation of Scripture. Evangelicals do that with each other all the time. That's why there are so many different denominations. However, I have a big problem with any organization that says "Catholics are not Christians," because they are ignoring the history of Christianity. The name Christian predates all Protestant and Evangelical Churches by over a millennium. Many Evangelicals who think that Catholics are not Christian may be surprised to learn they accept the authority of several Catholic councils every time they pick up their Bible. The Bible didn't fall out of the sky, spiral bound with an NIV sticker on it. It has a rich Catholic history.

Any time spent studying the Church Fathers will make it abundantly clear that early Christian beliefs were Catholic. Their complete unity over the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is only one example... Continue reading...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Catholic Church has the Answers!!!


THE CATHOLIC CHURCH is the world's largest, and Christianity's oldest, religious body. Her 1 billion members inhabit the width and breadth of the earth, comprising almost one-fifth of the total human population. She is far and away the most popular religious concept the world has ever known. Paradoxically, however, the Catholic Church is also the world's most controversial religious concept. Catholic belief is different, too different to be orthodox, say Protestants and Christian cultists. Catholic belief is too ethereal to be logical, and too strict to be enjoyable, say the humanists and agnostics. Hence to millions of people, Catholicism is not only a colossal success, it is also a colossal enigma. Of course, there has to be an explanation for these contradictory opinions -- and there is an explanation: Protestants and others who have questions about Catholic belief too often make the mistake of going to the wrong place for the answers. Too often books written by religious incompetents are consulted. The result is incomplete and distorted information. With such information, one cannot help but see the Catholic faith as a colossal enigma.

The right place to go for information about Catholic belief -- in fact the only place to go for complete and authoritative information -- is the Catholic Church herself. As any detective will tell you, no investigation is quite so complete as an on-the-spot investigation. Hence, dear reader, if you are a Protestant, an unaffiliated Christian, or an agnostic, who wants to know the truth about Catholic belief, take this friendly advice: Seek out a Catholic priest and put your questions to him. You will find him a very understanding and obliging person. Or read this little booklet. This booklet was written by a Catholic who knows the questions you are likely to ask, as well as the answers, because once he, too, was outside of the Catholic Church, looking in. The questions in this booklet are basically the same ones he put to a Catholic priest, and the answers are basically the same ones given him by that priest. Read this booklet; then forget all the fiction you have heard about the Catholic Church, for you will have the gospel truth.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Patriarch of Jerusalem: New Evangelisation must be open to others (Vatican News)

Patriarch of Jerusalem Church Faoud Twal
News.va - The Thirteenth General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops continues Saturday, with interventions from Bishops from around the world.

Covering the Synod for Vatican Radio, Philippa Hitchen spoke with Patriarch Faoud Twal about his message for the assembled Bishops. He said that, in a certain way, the New Evangelisation must return to its roots in the Church of Jerusalem: “I mention in my intervention that the whole thing started in Jerusalem, from Jerusalem, and really to be a good and genuine and efficient new evangelisation we must go back to the first community. Any big event in the Church must go back to Jerusalem, start with Jerusalem, and really start again with Jerusalem to be a genuine and a good one.”

Patriarch Twal says that he would encourage his fellow Bishops to visit the Holy Land with their seminarians, their priests and their communities. “Come to see what we call the living stones, and encourage us, share with us our fears, our joys, our aspiration. Share with us the prayer, we need the prayer, to come back to prayer.”

He said that, despite the difficulties for Christians in the Middle East, it was important for the community to move beyond its own boundaries. “Any good faith and evangelism must be open to others with more bridges and less walls.”

(LIE) Iglesia ni Cristo: More and more people embracing the true Church of Christ

Where is the official statistics showing that there are "more and more" people embracing the "true" faked church? ^_^

Friday, October 12, 2012

World's Biggest Dome is not anymore the Iglesia ni Cristo Arena

With its short-lived jubilation, the Iglesia ni Cristo's "Philippine Arena" is NOT anymore the biggest dome in the world.

Singapore's National sports stadium ("Singapore Sports Hub") is now officially the biggest dome in the world when completed in 2014 which coincides with the completion date of the Iglesia's Philippine Arena.  

While Singapore's National Stadium will be used for national and international sports events and other international world cups, the INC's Philippine Arena will be used for its Centennial Founding Anniversary.  The Iglesia ni Cristo church was founded by Felix Manalo in July 27, 1914.

Photo Source: Singapore Yahoo! News

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Multi-Million Dollar Church buying properties but withouth official teachings in the Internet

News Source: CoStar News:

Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ Sells Industrial Building for $4.3M
Iglesia Ni Cristo Purchases New Seattle HQ

Iglesia Ni Cristo purchased the industrial property located at 7100 42nd St. S in Seattle, WA for $4.3 million, or about $176 per square foot. The building was used by Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ for religious and community events for more than ten years.

The 24,472-square-foot property was constructed in 1968. The site was reported to have oil contamination issues, which lead to a lengthy negotiation process, but it turns out the issue had been resolved by the previous owner and was not reflected on record.

Iglesia Ni Cristo plans to renovate the space; they are currently waiting on the permits from the county. The space will serve as its new headquarters location for the Washington region.

Roosevelt Hubbard of Prudential RNT Real Estate represented the seller. Tialyne Landon of Realty Plus, Inc. represented the buyer.

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