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del_button August 18, 2005 at 8:16 PM
auron said...

more discussion about religious and non religious topics

del_button January 2, 2006 at 11:33 AM
Sara Merlene-Kluth said...

Hi Auron -
Thank you for your wonderful blog - I began praying the novena for the unborn today and will be passing it along! (I am pregnant right now so thank you so much!)
I would like to make a suggestion for your list of links - The Crossroads Initiative is a wonderful Catholic website run by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio - you may know him from EWTN, OSV and many Catholic Radio Stations! (www.crossroadsinitiative.com)
Many Bleesings and keep up the good work!

del_button February 12, 2006 at 10:02 PM
St. Michael the Archangel said...

Hey,

I was wondering if you could make a post about Padre Pio and talk about some of his wonderful miracles, like when you flew up into the sky during WWII and other bilocation stories.

It would be interesting to see what people had to say about such a great saint.

del_button May 31, 2006 at 12:47 AM
Anonymous said...

If you are studying for the priesthood, be careful, because some of the worst Catholics in the world teach at seminaries to mislead others.

One way they have misled everyone, except the Popes, is the definition of the word Gospel. Everyone interprets the word Gospel to mean the only written words and deeds of Jesus, or only the teachings of Jesus in the four Gospels, as interpreted by Tradition. This false interpretation has led to devestating results, because the primary duty of priests is to proclaim the Gospel. If this is the only understanding of the word Gospel they know, then it will lead to bad results. Since Jesus said nothing about going to mass in the Gospels, then that teaching will be reflected in the homily. Thus most Catholics have quit going to mass. Since Jesus says nothing about contraception in the Gospels, most Catholics contracept. Since Jesus never mentioned the word mortal sin in the Gospels, Catholics continually commit mortal sins and see no need to go to confession. Since Jesus said nothing about praying the Rosary in the Gospels, Catholics seldom pray the Rosary, since Jesus was not clear about divorce in the bible, Catholics divorce and remarry.

The Church on the other hand has a much different understanding. The Church uses the word "Gospel" to refer to everything Jesus taught His apostles and everything they handed down, not only scripture. Since the Gospel they taught and preached is not summarized or written in any book of the bible, it is impossible to learn the Gospel by studing the bible.
But we know what the apostles taught and preached, because all the early Christians learned from them. And all the early Christians knew about prayer to the saints, about mortal sin, about going to mass every Sunday, about the sinfulness of contraception, etc. They all practiced the sacraments, such as Baptism, Confession, Confirmation, the Holy Eucharist, etc. Where did these Christians learn their teachings? They claim the learned these teachings came from the apostles.
Thus, the Gospel the apostles proclaimed was the Catholic faith.
Thus, to proclaim the true Gospel, priests should teach the Catholic faith, just as the apostles did.
And since the early Christians were practicing Catholics, then it is obvious the apostles taught the people in detail how to practice their religion, how to go to communion, confession etc.
Thus, to proclaim the Gospel does not mean to read the Gospels and give an exegesis on them, but it means to proclaim and teach the whole Catholic faith.

See the writings of the Popes and the books they authorized, such as Evanelium nuntiandi, page 7 of the new Catechism on how to spread the Gospel, and especially the General Directory for Catechesis on how to teach the Gospel.
No where in any Church document does the Church teach that any major part of proclaiming the Gospel or evangelization involves reading the readings at mass and then giving an explanation of them.

Every major section on evangelization, or proclaiming the Gospel involves proclaiming and teaching Jesus by proclaiming the whole Catholic faith and by teaching the Catholic faith using organized forms such as the Catechism.

All priests used to catechize every Sunday. They all used to teach Catholic doctrine every Sunday. They all used to do this before Vatican II, when over 4-5 years the homilies were only on the Roman Catechism, or other catechisms.

Vatican II did not change the practice of teaching the Catechism on Sunday.
It was the false interpretation of Vatican II which lead to the abandonement of teaching the entire Catholic faith during the homily.

del_button December 1, 2006 at 3:40 PM
patty said...

I'd like to get a saint for the year (2007), please.

patty

del_button December 14, 2006 at 2:35 AM
Anonymous said...

Have you read about Ave Maria University? How they did not allow an FSSP priest offer mass privately in someone's apartment because the priest did not want to con-celebrate the NO (duh, he's a trad, why would he want to do that?). Very interesting stuff

http://angelqueen.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11301

check out the discussions on fisheaters.com too, just search fr fessio or ave maria university

del_button December 20, 2006 at 10:54 PM
mmoo said...

I would like a saint for the year 2007.

mmoo

del_button February 26, 2007 at 5:14 PM
patricia said...

excuse but how long have you been in the way? I know that this is your opinion but if you haven't really walked in the way to understand or if you did walk but quit, becuase you felt you were being rubbed the wwrong way then i'm sorry for that. The devil was turning you and you turned. (but there's hope) However, I am not going to judge you and I hope you don't think that I am. If you are questioning and pointing out things in the Way it's becuase you don't understand and you harden your heart to hear it. I'm not going to tell you how the way is. It is your own experience and the people in the way hopes and prays that you have the courage to continue because your not going to understand, and you will be confused, but in God's time he will reveal your answers to your questions. You just need to trust in him. The way is not a bad thing. The Catechesis is there for support along with the priest to help you have the courage. Honestly, before, I was in disbelief and said "why do i need to go to church or doing anything like that, God is everywhere." Yes that's true but really knowing and understanding the church and being in the neo helped me be closer to God. (Or else I would have walked my own way.) It really has! and it's up to you to humble yourself and have courage. Well God truely knows me becuase when he wanted me he made a guy that i liked ask me to join for him and now I'm not in it for him anymore and i'm so Thankful to be there!
I'm sorry you feel that way with the Neo but i hope that you will find a true catholic group that fits you. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to express. Peace be with you..

Ps. Don't think i'm a "Saint" becuase I'm still human and I need the help of Jesus Christ with my daily struggle.

del_button February 26, 2007 at 7:20 PM
Moneybags said...

I do not support the liturgical abuses occuring in the Neocatechumenal Way. Those that I wrote on are very serious. Catholics should try and avoid the Way. That is my opinion and the one I continue to hold. Even the Pope has acknowledged problems with the Way.

http://acatholiclife.blogspot.com/2007/01/avoid-neocatechumenal-way.html

del_button August 26, 2007 at 10:21 AM
Anonymous said...

Seminarian Matthew, I salute you for taking the challenge of the Lord and of the Blessed Mother. It is indeed that "many are called but few are chosen." I will pray for you. Be a very good defender of the faith and always be a soldier of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Ask the guidance of St. Michael the Archangel for indeed the devil will do it's best to stop you from being a priest in the future. We need more Marian priests. Always remember the vision of St. John Bosco about the two pillars. One pillar holds the Holy Eucharist and the other pillar holds the statue of the Blessed Mother. They are our pillars to keep the ship from drowning. They cannot be separated. May the Holy Archangels guard you always.

del_button August 29, 2007 at 5:43 AM
Anonymous said...

I would like to comment on the post by anonymous about being wary about the definitions of the Gospels - didn't Christ tell us that whatever you bind on earth will be[d]bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[e] loosed in heaven? It's quite clear to me that we are to follow the Church and it's teachings.

del_button October 13, 2007 at 6:29 PM
Anonymous said...

I'm giving a presentation to an RCIA group about Thanksgiving Prayer. I guess I didn't realize just how important this type of prayer is. I found some interseting information on your page. Thanks and God Bless we could you another great priest.
Angela

del_button August 17, 2008 at 4:51 AM
joe2436 said...

Dear Bro. Mathew,

I am a former Seminary Professor in India (in charge of Human Formation and was the Professor of Psychology and Sociology). Now working in Ireland as Psychotherapist while leading an Indian prayer group here, and also delivering the Word of God among Irish groups.

I know that blogging is prohibited for seminarians and there are clear reasons for the same. However, the reasons are with good intention and also not to give any chance to the evil spirit to damage vocations. In your case, there should be some exemptions on the ground that your site is clearly inspiring people to move closer to the Lord. It is sad to see your comment that your site is dormant under obedience. I appreciate your good heart and your will to follow the authorities. It is obedience, no doubt. However, I genuinely feel that your site needs to be active and updated as and when required. You could get special permission from your Superior in this regard I think. Catholic Church very badly needs sites like these. See, the evil spirit is using the Internet as his powerful weapon. Why can't we use the same weapon to attract the souls towards the Lord? I hope you would seek permission to continue your good work.
May the Lord give you all the courage to continue your mission.

In Him,
M.G. Lazarus PhD.
Online Counseling

del_button October 8, 2008 at 4:02 AM
Anonymous said...

i passed my test forth time i would like to say that before my test, i prayed to St Joseph of Cupertino and i passed my test, me and my family so happy i am saying thank you very much for helping me in my test and i am sure he will help me in my future. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ONCE AGAIN.BIG THANK YOU.

del_button October 10, 2008 at 5:22 PM
Anonymous said...

i want say a big thank you to Saint Joseph Cupertino for helping me in my test i pass my test, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

del_button October 12, 2008 at 12:58 PM
Anonymous said...

I passe my test and and first time drive the car and i am happy please help me in future,like you helped me in passing my test thank you, St Joseph of Cupertino. Thank you very much.

del_button November 8, 2008 at 3:15 AM
Loz said...

Hi Auron,

Thank you for this blog, it's great to see such active and enthusaistic promotion of Catholic values and Tradition.

I want to draw your attention to the Google ad on your website, called "Seven Questions" - it is produced by a non-Catholic denomination and seems to contain material that are clearly against Catholic doctrine, and may be quite misleading.

Otherwise, keep up the good work, and you and your ministry will be in my prayers!

God bless

del_button November 9, 2008 at 4:43 PM
Matthew said...

Unfortunately I do not have any control over which ads are shown on my blog.

del_button June 5, 2009 at 5:47 PM
Anonymous said...

You do not advertise the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus..

del_button October 30, 2009 at 9:04 PM
Anonymous said...

Dear Madam/Sir.

You might already aware of how HBO degraded the image of Jesus Christ through Curb your Enthuasim episod, please see the link below.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2009/10/28/catholic-league-blasts-larry-david-curb-episode-urinates-jesus/

It is very disturbing to know how far a network can go discriminate against our Christians religion.
Did the Church take any stand? Did a boycott was declared?
What are kind of actions that the Church will take? We all know that if this degrades was occurred to Muslim or Jewish symbols, a big outcry will occur and all kind of apologizes at all the levels will be issued.

It's about a time where the Churches and the Christians send a peaceful but firm message to such a bad elements.

Dear brother and sisters I beg you to take a stand to put an end to all the mockery, discrimination, and disrespect against Christianity.



I would appreciate it, if I receive a response.

del_button March 3, 2010 at 2:41 PM
Anonymous said...

I read your blog on why we light votive candles. I was online seeking a church in my local area that offered "real" candles as opposed to electric ones. I wish to light one on behalf of a request from an ill (priest) friend of mine. I could not find any churches in the area that offered this and wondering if someone out there had complied a comprehensive list, and if not, praise be perhaps someone would. Any info on NorthShore Churches in Massachusetts would be most helpful.

del_button March 4, 2010 at 12:00 PM
Matthew said...

These MA churches might:

http://web2.airmail.net/carlsch/MaterDei//churches.htm#massachusetts

del_button April 5, 2010 at 11:34 PM
Ancilla Indigna said...

Have you considered the FSSP? BYW, where's your "follow" button for blogger?

del_button August 30, 2010 at 9:22 PM
Anonymous said...

Thank-you St.Cupertino for the help with my Dental Exam.

del_button May 4, 2011 at 12:13 PM
Anonymous said...

I want to thank St.Joseph of Cupertino and St.Thomas of Aquinas for helping me at my mid term examination. I was successed to the best of my knowledge and to the best of my ability only with the help of your prayers.Thank you Jesus, thank you Mother Mary,thank you St.Anthony,thank you st.Joseph,Thank you St.Therese.Thank you St.Joseph of cupertino,Thank you st.Thomas of Aquinas.

del_button August 12, 2011 at 2:48 PM
Anonymous said...

Dear Matthew,

I hope you are still blogging here!I sent you an email to the address listed, but have NOT received a response. Please check your emails.
It is regarding the TLM/EF Masses in your state.
I would truly appreciate any help you can give me!
Blesssings!Thank you
M.

del_button August 12, 2011 at 2:56 PM
Anonymous said...

Hello Matthew,

You mentioned in 1 of your posts that you attend the FSSP, the Institute of Christ the King, etc. I am interested in living in a state that has the FSSP. I am interested in Minn. in your state. Could you please post the names of the Churches that have the FSSP & or Institute
of Christ the king. I already looked at their websites & cannot find anything in Minn. Please help me! I want access every Sunday to the TLM/EF. I would like something permanent.
God bless,
Thanks!

del_button August 12, 2011 at 5:33 PM
Matthew said...

Hi, Anonymous. There are no FSSP or ICKSP Masses in Minnesota. I attend those types of Masses only when I visit Wisconsin or Illinois. In Minnesota I attend the SSPX.

del_button September 22, 2011 at 3:16 AM
Anonymous said...

I'd love to see more discussion about Jesus, rather than the saints and rituals and feasts. Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life. The only way to the Father is through Jesus. How about discussing your relationship with the Son of God. Only christians have that priviledge. We are so lucky. Through Jesus we have unspeakable joy, hallelujah!

del_button November 10, 2011 at 11:16 AM
Anonymous said...

Prayer to the blessed Virgin(never known to fail)Oh, most beauitiful flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, i humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity (free me of my anxiety so I pass this exam). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, Mary conceived without sin, pray for us, who have recourse to thee(3times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times)


Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and the request will be granted. The prayer must be published.

I did this recently. So blessed.

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