sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017

Monición de entrada para Misa del 20 de agosto de 2017 (Misericordia para todos los pueblos)


Buenas días,

Queridos hermanos en la fe de Cristo, sean bienvenidos a esta Santa Eucaristía. Todas las lecturas de hoy, nos recuerdan que la dulce Misericordia de Dios, ha sido manifestada a todos los pueblos y naciones de la tierra sin distinción. Pidamos del Espíritu Santo, la gracia para seguir a Jesús con la misma insistencia de la mujer cananea, y que de igual modo, el Señor diga de cada uno de nosotros: ¡Qué grande es tu fe!

De pie por favor para dar inicio con el canto de entrada.

lunes, 14 de agosto de 2017

Monición de entrada para la Misa del 15 de agosto (Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María)


Hoy la Iglesia se llena de júbilo para celebrar una de las Fiestas más importantes para el Pueblo Cristiano, la Asunción en Cuerpo y Alma de nuestra Santísima Madre, la Virgen María, que como Arca de la Nueva Alianza, ha sido llevada a reposar en la gloria del cielo junto al Señor, quien en su dignidad de Verdadero Dios, no consintió que aquel cuerpo purísimo que le sirvió de Tabernáculo viviente, quedará sujeto a la corrupción.

Con el anhelo en nuestro corazón de compartir un día la gloria del cielo junto a María y todos los santos, para adorar juntos eternamente a Dios, nos ponemos de pie para iniciar esta Fiesta Eucarística con el canto de entrada.

sábado, 12 de agosto de 2017

Monición para Misa del 13 de agosto de 2017 (Las dudas de Pedro)



Buenos días,

Este domingo, el Evangelio nos invita a no permitir que nuestra fe desfallezca, y saber contemplar a Jesús aun en medio de las fuertes olas de las adversidades, que a veces parecen sacudir nuestra existencia. Cristo viene a nuestro encuentro para decirnos: "tranquilícense y no teman", recibámosle en la barca de nuestra vida, para que sea Él quien calme los vientos que la amenazan.
 

De pie por favor, para iniciar esta Santa Eucaristía con el canto de entrada. 
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Monición para la Misa del 15 de Agosto: Solemnidad de la Asunción de la Virgen María

lunes, 7 de agosto de 2017

To accept the New Testament is to accept the Authority of the Catholic Church.

To accept the canon of the New Testament as the set of 27 texts inspired by God in the Christian era, is already an act of accepting the authority of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church which, inspired by God, studied, analyzed, discussed, and after discerning, finally selected them in their councils.


sábado, 5 de agosto de 2017

Monición para Misa del 6 de agosto de 2017 (Fiesta de la Transfiguración)


Buenos días,

Hoy los cristianos celebramos la Fiesta de la Transfiguración del Señor, con la cual Jesús manifestó su Gloria Divina por medio de su rostro resplandeciente como el sol. Que Cristo, con su luz, ilumine a toda Su Iglesia para que ésta sepa atender la voz del Padre celestial, que cuando Jesús se transfiguraba, dijo a los discípulos: "escúchenlo".

De pie para comenzar esta Celebración Eucarística con el canto de entrada.

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Monición del próximo domingo: Monición para Misa del 13 de agosto de 2017 (Las dudas de Pedro)

domingo, 30 de julio de 2017

Brief reflection on sola scriptura, the infallibility of the Bible and the Church.

Protestantism holds that Scripture is the only infallible source of truth. But if Scripture alone is infallible, does it mean that God left an infallible source for fallible people, who could never finally understand the Scripture absolutely because they are fallible? There is no point in having infallible writings that no one can interpret infallibly. If only Scripture is infallible, no one, ever, at any time, could be assured that their understanding is correct.

In the face of this, surely the Protestant will say, as he commonly says: "We are not infallible, but the Holy Spirit is, and it is He who can guide every believer to understand the Scripture." Well, this raises another contradiction in Protestant thought, for the only way to be able to claim with certainty that one has authentic and correct biblical doctrine would be to assert that at any given moment a reader of the bible can be infallibly guided by The Holy Spirit so that he can interpret, without risk of error, what he reads; then, why should they be so scandalized by the doctrine that the Pope -and the Magisterium of the Church united with the Pope- is preserved from error by the Holy Spirit when he interprets the Scripture and teaches something definitive about it?

So if we understand that it would not make sense to have an infallible Bible without an infallible means to interpret it, we must recognize that God in his infinite wisdom foresaw all this and gave us both instruments, an infallible revelation found in Scripture and an equally infallible Church To understand and teach it.

It is not in vain that Scripture itself calls the Church the pillar and foundation of truth.

Comment on the catholic teaching of salvation by grace.

I believe that this quotation (see below) of Pope Francis of his Apostolic Exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" perfectly exposes what the Church teaches about salvation by grace, as a gift of God.

I publish it because a great sector of Protestantism affirms, either through ignorance of what the Catholic faith really teaches or by a bad intention, that Catholicism preaches a "salvation by works", which would be a denial of Divine Grace. Thus, according to Protestants, Catholics try to save themselves "on their own merits and human efforts," making God's action insufficient through the propitiatory sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.

This is an absurd and grotesque distortion of Catholic doctrine; The Catholic Church always taught, from the first century and up to the present day, that the salvation of the human being IS BY GRACE (ie, by the FREE GIFT of God's Mercy). If men have the hope of eternal life, it is because God decided to save us through the redemptive action of Christ that opened the gates of heaven and reconciled us to the Father. But this does not mean that man, rescued gratuitously for the merit of Jesus, can remain without responding to the rescue that has been given him by conforming his life to the will of God (and God's will is that we love our neighbor, love that it is expresses itself in works, not in words), and as if he no longer had the responsibility and the duty to fight against his concupiscence that at any moment, however man of faith he may be, will stalk him (for that reason Paul in his epistle to Galatians warns against the works of the flesh, which must be "suffocated" with the guidance of the Spirit).

Hence the "merit" of man, conform his works and actions to God and let his will be guided and assisted by grace without which we can not persevere to the end.


Quote from Pope Francis:
 

"The salvation that God offers us is the work of His mercy. There are no human actions, no matter how good they are, to make us deserve such a great gift. God, by pure grace, draws us to be united with Himself. He sends his Spirit into our hearts to make us his children, to transform us and to become capable of responding with our lives to that love. "
Evangelii Gaudium.
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