"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

Monday, September 26, 2016

CRUX NOW: Tens of thousands march against gay marriage in Mexico

NORMAL HUMAN MARRIAGE WINS! -CD2000

Associated Press September 25, 2016
Via CruxNow

Demonstrators take part in a march organized by representatives of the National Front for the Family, in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Dueling marches, in support and against Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s push to legalize same-sex marriage, gathered at the Angel of Independence monument. The two sides were kept apart Saturday by hundreds of police and barriers erected around the city's iconic monument. (Credit: AP Photo/Marco Ugarte.)
In Mexico City on Saturday, tens of thousands of people marched through the city streets to demonstrate their opposition to the legalization of gay marriage, in a protest that many Mexicans saw as the country's powerful Catholic Church flexing its muscles.

MEXICO CITY - Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s push to legalize same-sex marriage.

Organizers of the National Front for the Family estimated at least 215,000 people participated, and while that number could not be immediately confirmed, it was clearly one of the largest protest marches in Mexico in recent years.

Dressed mainly in white and carrying white balloons, the marchers held banners warning against same-sex marriage and demanding parents’ right to control sex education in schools.

“We are not against anybody’s (sexual) identity,” said Abraham Ledesma, an Evangelical pastor who traveled from the border city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas, to participate in Saturday’s march.

“What we are against is the government imposition … of trying to impose gender ideology in education,” Ledesma said. “As religious leaders, we don’t want to be forced to marry same-sex couples and call it marriage.”

Others carried signs saying “an adopted child deserves a mother and a father.”

On the other side of a police barricade separating the two sides at Mexico’s Independence Monument, a far smaller crowd of same-sex marriage supporters - perhaps a couple hundred - listened to music and speeches.

“They may be the majority,” said Felipe Quiroz, a gay activist and school teacher. “But just because they are the majority, doesn’t mean they can take rights away from minorities. That would lead us to a dark period, to fundamentalism.”

Many saw the massive march as the Roman Catholic church flexing its political muscle in a country where about 80 percent of people identify as nominally Catholic. In May, Pena Nieto proposed legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. It is currently legal only in some places such as Mexico City, the northern state of Coahuila and Quintana Roo state on the Caribbean coast.

But in June, Pena Nieto’s party suffered unprecedented losses in midterm governorship elections, and his party has since put the proposal on the back burner in Congress.

Activists say opposition to same-sex marriage played a role.

Jose Medrano, a university professor, came to Saturday’s march from the northern state of Chihuahua, where the ruling party lost the governorship in June to the conservative, pro-Catholic National Action party.

“We may have influenced this, because the proposal (for same-sex marriage) was presented just a few weeks before the elections, and a lot of people were against it,” said Medrano.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Universality of the Church is Evident Only in the Catholic Church!






Thursday, September 22, 2016

11 Catholic Artists That Will Rock Your Playlist

Becky Roach
CatholicLink

You don’t hear a lot of Catholic music on the radio these days, but with the rise of the great artists we are featuring today hopefully that will change in the future. I hope you will enjoy this diverse list of both established Catholic musicians and a newcomers. These men and women have the gift of being able to lead us in prayer through their music.

Music has always been an important part of our worship during the Mass, but it doesn’t have to stay there! You can listen to these songs in your home, your car, or at the gym. In Colossians 3:16, St. Paul tells us, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.., singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” I encourage you to try adding songs to your prayer time. Singing can help us to enter into deeper times of prayer and thanksgiving. (Don’t worry, even if you don’t sound quite as good as some of these artists, God will still hear your prayer.)

Find some time to listen to and reflect on these great songs by some of the best Catholic artists.



Audrey Assad

Inheritance , the fourth album from Audrey Assad, was just released in February and is already bringing in rave reviews.

"Audrey Assad had provided hints of both impact and inspiration on projects past, but Inheritance provides as much substance and style as any record will likely hold in 2016...Inheritance is a brilliant album, a heartening reminder of the centrality of Jesus in all things that captivates the listener, including but not limited to its musically. It's a rare triumph on both counts that should glow beautifully as one of the year's best." -- CCM Magazine (5-Star review)



Ike Ndola

Ike Ndolo is a worship leader at a Catholic Church in Arizona. He brings a soulful, contemporary sound to the Christian music scene.



Sarah Kroger

Sarah Kroger exudes a prayerful power with her beautiful vocals and lyrics that draw us deeper into worship. Her new single, This is My Story, will be released on March 16th.



Matt Maher

Matt Maher is probably the MOST Well Known Catholic music artist on our list. I have received three GRAMMY nominations esta past year and has preformed at the World Meeting of Families Both World Youth Day and in front of Pope Francis.



Adam & I

The indie folk style of Adam & I is sure to life your spirits and get you tapping your feet in no time! "A diamond in the rough, and a bright light shining in a sometimes dark industry... their songwriting guides you home...Adam & I make you come alive and gently restore your faith in good music." -Fresh Independence, (freshindependence.com)



PJ Anderson

PJ Anderson is another rising Catholic worship leader. I recently preformed at the Youth Rally and Mass for Life at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC and has played at Present Several young adult and youth conferences.



Fr. Rob Galea

Fr Rob Galea was first "discovered" by the secular world When I auditioned for the Australian X factor, but ordained priest Have this - the Catholic rocking music scene for quite sometime Been. I have - Been on tour THROUGHOUT the US and Canada and you will be reliable to hear him at the 2016 World Youth Day.



Paul J. Kim

Paul J. Kim Brings a little Catholic rap ... err ... beatboxing to our list of Catholic artists. His music has filled some spirit and faith-based lyrics, but this guy is hilarious Present. Do not just listen to His Music, check out some of the video of the talks as well Have I Give.



Tori Harris

Tori Harris is another one of our up and coming Catholic worship leaders. Her mission is apparent as you listen to the lyrics she has written: "Through story and song to create environments of receptivity to the Holy Spirit."



Josh Blakesley Band

Another great mission from the Josh Blakesley Band - "The Josh Blakesley Band has acknowledged a simple calling: To make music that moves people into prayer and action."



The Vigil Project

The Vigil Project is not one band, but Several That Have come together to create "a multimedia resource for deep prayer and authentic encounter with God produced by a community of artists, musicians, and filmmakers. A seven-part series video of live-recorded songs and reflections is culminated by an invitation for the Church to "keep watch and pray" for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. "Check out Their website for more information about this great initiative.

Monday, September 12, 2016

EVM ACCESSION TO OFFICE AS EXECUTIVE MINISTER OF THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO (CHURCH OF CHRIST) IS ILLEGAL BASE ON HIS OWN EVIDENCE

Here is PART 2 of this article



BY BENITO AFLECK

September 11, 2016


FINAL PART
A N N E X E S - “D”











CORPORATION SOLE :

The CORPORATION SOLE lacks the usual trappings of a CORPORATION. It does not have a board of directors, officers, stocks, BY-LAWS, official minutes, or corporate name.

CORPORATION SOLE is a LEGAL ENTITY consisting of a single (“SOLE”) incorporated office occupied by a single (“SOLE”) NATURAL PERSON.



When you say AMENDED BY-LAWS , there is a PREVIOUS by laws . What will you amend when there is no BY LAWS since its a CORPORATION SOLE ? Is the AMENDED BY LAWS signed by six (6) signatories namely , EXECUTIVE MINISTER ERANO G. MANALO, BRO. EDUARDO V. MANALO ( Deputy Executive Minister ) BRO. BIENVENIDO C. SANTIAGO (General Evangelist) BRO. BENEFRIDO C. SANTIAGO ( General Secretary) , BRO. ERNESTO V. SURATOS ( General Treasurer) and BRO. GLICERIO B. SANTOS, JR (General Auditor) valid ?

Remember, its a CORPORATION SOLE and the EXECUTIVE MINISTER is the ONLY person who is the CORPORATION SOLE thus no need of any other signatories in executing, signing any representation under oath in behalf of the Iglesia ni Cristo. 

Assuming there is basis for them JUSTIFYING this so called AMENDED BY LAWS whether or not it is a valid document attested in the ACCESSION-TO-OFFICE of EVM , how will they accept the fact the document was signed April 25, 2007 a year ahead of the AMENDED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION duly signed and executed by late Brother ERANO G. MANALO dated April 23, 2008. Which is acurately VALID , the prior or the latest AMENDED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION ? How will a 2007 supersede a 2008 document ? Therefore its moot and academic , the AMENDED BY LAWS is not applicable in ACCESSION-TO-OFFICE since its null and void at the beginning.

Just for the sake of digesting the AMENDED BY LAWS it says ,

Article VII - Amendments :

x x x x

Section 1 . Amendments - These By-Laws or any of them may be amended or repealed by the Executive Minister or the Presiding Elder in consultation with the Church Council at any regular or special meeting duly called for the purpose. The form of the government as well as the rules and discipline of the “IGLESIA NI CRISTO” under the direction and supervision of the Executive Minister or Presiding Elder in accordance with the Holy Scriptures is hereby adopted.

x x x x “

Even in the mentioned paragraph of the Amended By Laws it is cleared that it “may” be amended or repealed by the Executive Minster or the Presiding Elder. Ka Erdy died, 2009 , sixteen (16) months after his AMENDED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION as well as twenty eight (28) months after the controversial AMENDED BY LAWS. The law says, “ to express one thing is to exlude another” (“ ESPRESSIO UNIUS EST EXCLUSIO ALTERIUS “ )

Don’t forget this Annexes “D-7” to “D-14”


ANNEXES “C” to “ C-7” - CERTIFICATE OF FILING AMENDED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION , AMENDED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION IGLESIA NI CRISTO (CHURCH OF CHRIST)










ANNEXES “ A” TO “A-5” is the MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING dated May 6, 1994 . Curiously , no inclusion of the SECRETARY’S CERTIFICATE executed by MINISTER ARNEL A. TUMANAN dated May 6, 1994. Instead what they included in the attachment of evidences in the ACCESSION-TO-OFFICE of EVM is the SECRETARY’S CERTIFICATE executed by MINISTER BENEFRIDO C. SANTIAGO dated September 1, 2009.

WHY ??? in the SECRETARY’S CERTIFICATE executed by AAT , there were 3 ISSUES RESOLVED . First, Creation of the position of DEPUTY EXECUTIVE MINISTER/PRESIDING ELDER;


Second, Number of Church Officers and members of the Church Council be increased;




Third and last , authorizing TEOFILO C. RAMOS, SR and ARNEL A. TUMANAN to execute, sign and deliver any and all documents or instrument that may be necessary and/or required for the foregoing purpose .


If you will notice it says, “ RESOLVED , That the By-Laws of the Church , it might be contradicting since its a CORPORATION SOLE. Don’t be confuse. It is clearly stated under the AMENDED INCORPORATION of the IGLESIA NI CRISTO (Church of Christ) signed by the late Brother Erano G. Manalo that;
x x x

Fifth , THAT, the undersigned is the CORPORATION SOLE and EXECUTIVE MINISTER or PRESIDING ELDER of religious corporation since 23 April 1963 .

 x x x

“The “BY-LAWS” of the church pertains to the INTERNAL AGREEMENT based on the ORIGINAL INCORPORATION of the IGLESIA ni CRISTO in SPANISH and amended it . Paragraph ELEVEN of the AMENDED INCORPORATION of the IGLESIA NI CRISTO ( CHURCH OF CHRIST ) thus,

x x x x

 Eleventh, THAT , the matter of APPOINTMENT and/or election at the case maybe, and the official functions of the officers above-mentioned , and other matters such as , but not limited to , membership , expulsion or delistment, temporalities, flag and seal of the corporation shall be set forth in the BY-LAWS of the religious incorporation.

 x x x x


The call for SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CHURCH COUNCIL presided by the Late Bro. TEOFILO C. RAMOS who was then the GENERAL EVANGELIST dated May 6, 1994 correlates with paragraph Eleven of the AMENDED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO (CHURCH OF CHRIST)
In order to justify again the AFFIDAVIT OF ACCESSION TO OFFICE OF EVM , Annexes “A” to “A5” as part of their integral evidences .








BUT, there is a VITAL PART of the EVIDENCES they removed, its the SECRETARY’S CERTIFICATE signed and executed by MINISTER ARNEL A. TUMANAN which is missing and instead they submitted a misrepresented and fraudulent SECRETARY’S CERTIFICATE OF BENEFRIDO C. SANTIAGO dated Sept. 1, 2009. How’s that ?

In the MINUTES of SPECIAL MEETING the last issue which was RESOLVED is that ,

“ x x x x RESOLVED lastly, that TEOFILO C. RAMOS, SR and ARNEL A. TUMANAN, be authorized as they are hereby authorized to execute, sign and deliver any and all documents or instruments that may be necessary and/or required for the foregoing purposes. x x x x


Why this was replaced by a fraud SECRETARY’S CERTIFICATE signed and executed infront of a notary public using other’s ATTORNEY’S ROLL NUMBER ???




In the said SPECIAL MEETING , dated May 6, 1994 ,Paragraph E. DECLARATION AND INTENTION TO ELECT SUCCESSOR and Paragraph G. NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF SUCCESSOR were included , but it never been RESOLVED as per SECRETARY’S CERTIFICATE executed by MINISTER A. TUMANAN which CONTRADICTED the SECRETARY’S CERTIFICATE misrepresented by MINISTER BENEFRIDO C. SANTIAGO .





Paragraph 3 of the SECRETARY’S CERTIFICATE executed by MINISTER BENEFRIDO C. SANTIAGO says ,


Evidently, EVM was unanimously elected as DEPUTY EXECUTIVE MINISTER , but the issue which was raised as SUCCESSOR to the EXECUTIVE MINISTER was not RESOLVED and CERTIFIED in the document filed in SECURITIES EXCHANGE COMMISSION on May 10, 1994.

So how can MINISTER BENEFRIDO C. SANTIAGO attest and certify a matter where in he is not an authorized to EXECUTE, SIGN and DELIVER any and all documents or instruments that may be necessary and/or required for such matter that happened in the SPECIAL MEETING dated May 6, 1994 ?


Subscribed and signed infront of a NOTARY PUBLIC who is using a different ATTORNEY’S ROLL NUMBER and IBP Number the day after Bro. Erano G. Manalo died ?


This is the real ATTORNEY’S ROLL NUMBER and IBP NUMBER OF ATTY. SUSAN MAY C. TUAZON (these numbers are for lifetime assigned to every individual lawyer practicing in the Philippines.


The owner of the ATTORNEY’S ROLL and IBP Numbers used by ATTY. SUSAN MAY C. TUAZON is ATTY. RESTITUTO LAZARO , how he will act on it ? Ignored ? Or let the SUPREMENT COURT act on it !



REMEMBER, this is not SIMPLE legal documents ... its the CHURCH at stake and the SEVEN (7) YEARS of messing up the sanctity of the CHURCH leads to nowhere ... CHAOTIC unholy due to CORRUPTIONS (whether you admit it or NOT ) EVERYTHING that the present ADMINISTRATION entered since the day he ACCESSED to office is a LARGE SCALE of FRAUD , since its NULL and VOID at beginning. THERE IS NO ELECTION FOR THE EXECUTIVE MINISTER . EVM until now is the DEPUTY EXECUTIVE MINISTER until further ELECTION for the EXECUTIVE MINISTER be place.

I qoute what he says in his speech after he was elected as DEPUTY EXECUTIVE MINISTER , May 6, 1994.

“ He is ONE with the CHURCH in praying that succession be made UNNECESSARY and instead the EXECUTIVE MINISTER be with the CHURCH UNTIL THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST ...”



EVM took his oath as DEPUTY EXECUTIVE MINISTER OF THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO (CHURCH OF CHRIST) May 1994 . The AMENDED INCORPORATION OF THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO (CHURCH OF CHRIST) signed and executed by the late EXECUTIVE MINISTER , BRO. ERANO G. MANALO dated APRIL 23, 2008 still binding and nullifies all the claim pertaining to DEPUTY EXECUTIVE MINISTER EDUARDO V. MANALO , ACCESSION-TO-OFFICE AS EXECUTIVE MINISTER OF THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO (CHURCH OF CHRIST) based on their EVIDENCES presented .

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