"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

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Catholic Church provides the fullest of graces... - Mayor Socrates Fernandez

"Once a minister of an iglesia approached me and said: 'I will give you this house and lot if you will change your religion to ours.' I said immediately to him: 'Yes!'

The minister was so happy to hear it and said: 'Really, you would?'. I answered back: 'Yes, I will convert to your faith if the time comes that I will be insane.' He proposed with a condition, I answered in return with a condition.

"I will not change my religion because it is worthwhile to be a Catholic. We are provided with the fullest of graces and friendship comes easily along the way."

HON. MAYOR SOCRATES FERNANDEZ
Present Mayor of Talisay City, Cebu.
Former Seventh Day Adventist, renowned Catholic Apologist, Debater/Catholic Faith Defender.
Source: 100% Katolikong Pinoy Group in Facebook

Friday, November 23, 2012

The "little" woman who united the UN assembly in prayer


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vatican News: Christians in high Mesopotamia refuse to take up arms. Bishops' appeal to the Pope and the leaders of Nations: avoid the catastrophe that is upon us

Gregory III Laham (Source: CathNews)
Kamishly (Agenzia Fides/News.va) - An urgent appeal to the Pope, the UN Secretary General and the Heads of State so that catastrophe that threatens Syrian populations of high Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and the Euphrates is avoided. This appeal is launched, through Fides, by three Bishops of the region at the end of three days of fasting in which Christians in the area have asked the Lord for the gift of peace.

Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, owner of the Syrian Catholic archeparchy of Hassaké-Nisibis, from the parish of Saints Peter and Paul in Kamishly describe to Fides Agency a situation on the brink of precepice: "In past days, the Salafis entered Ras al Ain. From there 30 thousand people fled, which were added to the already 400 thousand refugees from Deir el Zor, Homs and Aleppo. Now they and those of the Free Syrian Army, on the Turkish border, may head towards the province of Jazira, urban centers of Hassaké and Kamishly.

If they do, the army of Assad will start bombing, just as what happened in Ras al Ain. It will be a slaughter, and there will be another 800 thousand people forced to flee, not knowing where." The Archbishop, in coordination with the other Bishops - the Syrian Orthodox and Assyrian - and with local leaders of other ethnic and religious communities, is engaged in feverish efforts of mediation to prevent new tragedies to his people.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Celebrating the Birthday of the Manalos: Iglesia ni Cristo's Hypocrisy

Iglesia ni Cristo will celebrate with joy the birth of EDUARDO V. MANALO, now the Executive Minister, grandson of INC's founder Felix Manalo, on October 31.

On the contrary, they are oppose on celebrating Christmas (December 25) the commemoration Birthday of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Catholic Church is complete!

Many Protestant sects including the pseudo-Chritian sect founded by Felix Manalo in the Philippines (The Iglesia ni Cristo®) would be surprised by the fact that the Catholic Church is the only Church that is COMPLETE. Out of the many claimants, only the Catholic Church has complete history, complete teachings, councils, doctrines, dogmas, lineage, patrimony etc.

Such that we were founded by Jesus in 33AD; we have 266 Popes, we have 21 ecumenical councils, we have 73 Books of the Bible and we have complete doctrines!

In reverence, Pope Benedict Lifting up the Gospel books.
Speaking of the Books of the Bible, Protestant churches and the Iglesia ni Cristo® of Manalo are helpless when we talk on HOW THE BIBLE CAME TO US. To this day, still many of their followers lived in total ignorance accusing the Catholic Church of having "ADDED" 7 more books.

In TRUTH it was Martin Luther who REMOVED the 7 books (highlighted in red) which had been approved 1500 years before the birth of Protestantism by the same CHURCH OF CHRIST in 382 AD through Pope Damasus I, reaffirmed in the Councils at Hippo (393 AD) and Carthage (397 AD); reaffirmed by Pope Innocent I in 405 AD; re-affirmed at the Council of CArthage in 419 AD; re-affirmed at the Council of Trent in 1546 in response to Martin Luther's removing of the 7 books (source: Catholic 101).

Of course Protestant pastors and ministers including those paid ministers of Manalo's INC Church do not tell these facts to their followers with all honesty. They lie so as to keep their members deceived and remained anti-Catholics.

So how many books are there in the original Bible before the Protestant Reformation?
Here is the surprise!  (Source: Wiki-Answers)

There are seventy-three books in the Canon of the Catholic Bible; forty-six in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New Testament. The canon of Scripture refers to the final collection of inspired books included in the Bible. The Catholic Bible contains seven books that do not appear in the Protestant Old Testament. These seven writings are called the deuterocanonicals or the Second Law. Protestants usually call these writings the Apocrypha (meaning hidden), books they consider outside the canon. These seven writings include 1 and 2 Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, Sirach, Wisdom, and Baruch, along with additional passages in Daniel and Esther. Before the time of Christ, these writings were included in the Jewish Greek Septuagint (LXX)-the Greek translation of Jewish Scripture-but they were not included in the Hebrew Masoretic text.

Until the Protestant Reformation the Catholic Bible was the only edition since, obviously, there were no "denominations" that wanted to revise the Bible.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Muslim converts to Christ, frowned upon by the Ummah and Christian communities

by Mohammed Christophe Bilek
Mohammed Christophe Bilek pleads with Muslims to defend freedom of conscience and the right of Muslims to change their religion in the same way that Christians can embrace the Muslim religion. At the same time, he calls on Christians not to marginalise converts and work instead to ensure their rights in Muslim countries and in Europe.

Paris (AsiaNews) - Many Muslim converts to Christianity face direct persecution by Muslims and indifference from fellow Christians, not only in their countries of origin, but also in Europe, where freedom of conscience is not protected, only the freedom of Muslims to bear witness to their faith is. Mohammed Christophe Bilek makes his plea in a letter to AsiaNews.

Mohammed Christophe Bilek was born in Algeria in 1950 and has lived in France since 1961. He is the author of Un Algérien pas très catholique (A not very Catholic Algerian), published by Cerf (1999) and Saint Augustin raconté à ma fille (Saint Augustine as told to my daughter), published by Éditions Qabel (2011).

In the 1990s, he founded Notre Dame de Kabylie (in French), a website devoted to Muslim-Christian dialogue and to evangelisation among Muslims.

Dear friends, if persecution is the destiny of many Christians, what about Muslims who want to become Christians? They are like children asking to be born who are denied the right to exist!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Iglesia ni Cristo Logo: Religious or Business Trademark?

The  INC is a Corporation disguising as a "religion". This news appeared in many Business related news!



12 Filipino Firms Seek International Trademark Protection Via Madrid

Philippines — The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) received 12 international applications on Tuesday, July 25, marking the first day of entry into force of the Madrid Protocol in the Philippines bringing a total of of 82 international registrations by Filipino trademark owners.

The Madrid Protocol designated a total of 82 Contracting Parties and consequently extending trademark protection of the involved brands to 160 countries worldwide.

Ten of the applicants originate from the buzzing City of Cebu, namely: Profood International Corporation (Philippine Brand Dried Mangoes and Profood Cebu Dried Mangoes), International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Efficascent Oil, Omega Painkiller Liniment, Gastripac, Bioderm, and Dr. S. Wong’s Sulfur Soap), Magicmelt Foods, Inc. (Magic Melt), Arden Siarot (Arden), and Murillo’s Export International, Inc. (Murillo).

The two applicants from Manila are international fashion designer Robert Tomas (Tomas) and religious group Iglesia Ni Cristo (Iglesia Ni Cristo seal).

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pope says leave the Church if you don't believe!

VATICAN CITY, August 28, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In his Angelus address Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of Judas’ betrayal of Christ, saying that Judas’ problem was failing to leave Christ when he no longer believed – a “falsehood,” said the Pope, “which is a mark of the devil.”

“Judas,” said Pope Benedict, “could have left, as many of the disciples did; indeed, he would have left if he were honest. Instead he remained with Jesus. He did not remain because of faith, or because of love, but with the secret intention of taking vengeance on the Master.” Read more here...

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Immaculate Conception: What About the Eastern Orthodox Churches?


One objection raised by some Protestants is this: If the Immaculate Conception is truly apostolic teaching, then why do the Eastern Orthodox Churches reject it? After all, those Churches trace their lineage to apostolic times just as the Catholic Church does. To answer that, we have to understand why the Roman Church developed her doctrine in the way she did and why the East did not take the same path.

Some people have the notion the Eastern Orthodox Churches reject the Immaculate Conception because a few early Eastern Fathers (Origen, Basil, and John Chrysostom) expressed a couple of doubts about Mary’s sinlessness. Origen thought that, during Christ’s Passion, the sword that pierced Mary’s soul was disbelief. Basil had the same notion. And John Chrysostom thought her guilty of ambition and pushiness in Matthew 12:46 (an incident we have already examined).

But the remarkable thing about these opinions is how isolated they turn out to be. Essentially, they demonstrate (once again) something about the development of doctrine that we’ve already seen in connection with the Trinity: The Catholic Church is not a monolith and her people, even very good people, sometimes voice in good faith ideas that end up departing from the orthodox norm. For the reality is that, apart from these three, the overwhelming consensus of the Fathers in both east and west is that Mary is “most pure,” (Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom) “formed without any stain,” (Proclus, Laudatio in S. Dei Gen. ort., I, 3) “all-Holy,”( Hippolytus, Against Beron and Helix, Frag VIII) “undefiled,” (Ibid) “spotless,”( Hippolytus, A Discourse on the End of the World) “immaculate of the immaculate,”( Origen, Homily 1) “inviolate and free from every stain of sin,”( Ambrose, Commentary on Psalm 118, 22–30) and created in a condition more sublime and glorious than all other natures.( Theodorus of Jerusalem in Mansi, XII, 1140) In short, for the Eastern Fathers, as for the Catholic Church, Mary is as St. Ephraim describes her:

Most holy Lady, Mother of God, alone most pure in soul and body, alone exceeding all perfection of purity . . . alone made in thy entirety the home of all the graces of the Most Holy Spirit, and hence exceeding beyond all compare even the angelic virtues in purity and sanctity of soul and body . . . my Lady most holy, all-pure, all-immaculate, all-stainless, all-undefiled, all-incorrupt, all inviolate spotless robe of Him Who clothes Himself with light as with a garment . . . flower unfading, purple woven by God, alone most immaculate( Ephraim the Syrian, Precationes ad Deiparam in Opp. Graec. Lat., III, 524– 37).

So if the Eastern Orthodox Churches ignored Origen, Basil, and Chrysostom when they speculated that Mary was sinful, why do they reject the Immaculate Conception? In a nutshell, they reject it because the Immaculate Conception is the answer to a number of questions the Eastern Christians were never much interested in asking. And if you don’t ask the questions, you don’t come up with the answers. But, as we shall see, that’s cold comfort for Evangelicals. Read more here...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Millions attended the Iglesia Ni Cristo Grand Bible Exposition in the Philippines

The media said, "Millions attended the Iglesia Ni Cristo Grand Bible Exposition in the Philippines" (Source: iReport/CNN)

But whose Bible did they use for their "Grand Bible Exposition"? Remember, the Iglesia of Manalo do not have a Bible version of their own.

In their desire to appear "Biblical" in their teachings, they couldn't help but relied on CATHOLIC (and other PROTESTANT) versions of the Bible! (History can prove the Bible is Catholic).

In their official magazine called PASUGO, the INC of Manalo stressed that the Catholic Church is not for Christ for for the devil.

PASUGO Agosto 1962, p. 9:
“Kaya ang tunay na anti-Cristo, ang mga Papa ng Iglesia Katolika Apostolika Romana. At ang tunay na ampon ng anti-Cristo ay ang mga Katoliko.”

PASUGO Oktubre 1956, p. 1:
“Ang Iglesia ni Cristo ay nagdaos ng pamamahayag sa Lunsod ng Davao. Nagsalita roon si Kapatid na Felix Manalo at ang kasama niyang mga Ministro. Ipinahayag doon ng mga nagsalita na ang Iglesia Katolika Romana ay hindi itinatag ni Cristo kundi itinatag ng Diablo."


PASUGO Disyembre 1965, p. 5:
“Kaninong Ministro kung ganyan ang mga Paring Katoliko? Mga Ministro ni Satanas na Diablo."

And yet admitted in the same official magazine that the Catholic Church was the original Church of Christ.

PASUGO Abril 1966, p. 46:
“Ang Iglesia Katolika na sa pasimula ay siyang Iglesia ni Cristo."

And to EXPOSE their HYPOCRISY, the CHURCH which they accused of being of the devil and founded by Satan was RESPONSIBLE in giving the ENTIRE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY with the SACRED SCRIPTURES.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Is USA and Western media becoming more afraid of Islam?

"I see this in other news outlets and on TV, too. Sober-looking newsmen and newswomen mention Mohammed as The Prophet Mohammed. No ifs, ands or buts. I hear it on the BBC World Service, too.

"Now, if Muslims want to believe that Mohammed is The Prophet, God bless them. Fine and dandy. If anyone wants to believe that, good luck to him or her. But why does our mainstream media here in the USA, an overwhelmingly Christian country, refer to Islam's prophet as "The Prophet"?

"Have you ever seen any major newspaper here in the USA refer to Jesus Christ as "The Son of God, God Incarnate, The Lord Jesus Christ"? Can you imagine the New York Times running a story about a crucifix resting in urine at an "art gallery" as an offense against "The Lord Jesus, Son of God"? Can you imagine any large newspaper in this country running a story about the Pope and referring to him as "The Holy Father, The Bridge Between Heaven and Earth"? Or about Mary, as "Holy Mary, Mother of God"? It would never happen." Read more at Facing Islam...

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