King Edmund Kept The Faith Unto Death

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St. King Edmund, Pray for us.

In 869, the Great Heathen Army advanced on East Anglia (England).
By tradition he met his death after he refused the Viking’s demand that he renounce Christ: the Vikings beat him, he still refused to renounce Christ.
They shot him with arrows, yet this great King still refused to renounce His Lord Jesus Christ.

When the heathen Vikings saw that Edmund would not waiver in his profession, they beheaded him on the orders of Ivar the Boneless and his brother Ubba.

According to one legend, his head was then thrown into the forest, but was found safe by searchers after following the cries of an ethereal wolf that was calling, in Latin, “Hic, Hic, Hic” – “Here, Here, Here”.

Let us pray for such devotion and steadfastness in our days of temptation and darkness. May Our Lord give us strength to hold our profession of faith.

The 500 Year Christian Divorce Party

Divorce PartyOctober 31, 2017 is the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, or as some call it, revolution. Among many changes to Christianity, the would be ‘reformers’ proposed that is a new theological doctrine; that the Christian Scriptures are the sole infallible rule of faith and practice. In other words, modern protestant christians, and the reformers from 500 years ago, claim that the Holy Scripture has authority in all matters above anything any preacher says, above what any ancient church council said, or above any teaching of the Catholic Church.

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Killing the Gospel of Christ and the Assemblies of God On Abortion

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As a recent recipient of the Sacraments of Initiation of the Catholic Church and a former Assembly of God minister, I want to share how the Assembly of God position paper on abortion was part of my journey home to the Catholic Church. Growing up as a pentecostal (protestant) Christian, I had a distinct awareness that as Christians, we were pro-life and anti-abortion. Growing up during the market-driven, church growth fanaticism of the 80’s and 90’s I would often hear differing views regarding the controversial topic of abortion, as many would claim that in cases of incest, rape, possible death of the mother, or other circumstances the life of the baby could be terminated Continue reading “Killing the Gospel of Christ and the Assemblies of God On Abortion”