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Saturday, July 15, 2006
Pray for our Separated Brethren
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In the past few days, a growing number of Protestants have visited my blog. First and foremost, I have nothing against the people but rather the theology of Protestant denominations.

Two of the greatest problems I have with Protestants is their belief in "Faith-alone" and "Scripture-alone". These are wrong - period. In addition to all of their Sacraments except Baptism and marriage in some cases being invalid, Martin Luther abolished the Mass, refused to believe in Purgatory, and denied the power of the saints' intercession for us, et cetera. Several Protestant comments were posted on my posts: What's wrong with Martin Luther, Gay Marriage Defeated, & Will All Catholic be saved.

Please pray that all Protestants will reunite with the Catholic Church so that we "might be one" as Our Lord prayed (John 17:21).

Image Source: Pope Pius XII

7 comments:

del_button July 15, 2006 at 6:38 PM
St. Michael the Archangel said...

hmmm... nice post there moneybags. Here is my pessimistic two cents.... The day that the protestants come back to the church as a whole... is the day that I will be declared a saint.

Now that I have that out.... I do pray that our lost bretheren come back and I do hope that somehow I can at least bring one lost sheep back to the full truth of God.

J-M-J

del_button July 15, 2006 at 7:41 PM
Jennifer said...

I pray for the unification of the church alot.

Thanks for reminding us.

del_button July 15, 2006 at 11:34 PM
Deanna said...

The faith alone issue is a huge one for most Protestants. In my own conversion experience I really think that I was already Catholic in my beliefs I just didn't know it! :) There really were no huge obstacles in the Catholic teachings for me once I got to the real truth of what the church teaches. The biggest obstacles for me were in the mis-information that I had been taught about the Catholic church. That in itself though was HUGE ...very hard to get around what had been taught to me (falsely) about Catholic beliefs.
It is very difficult to get beyond the mis-information and some just outright lies about the Catholic faith, because what they have been taught is so deeply ingrained. You are absolutely right that we need to PRAY for it is only through the Holy Spirit that their eyes and minds and hearts will be opened to the Truth. We as Catholics must diligently strive to truly LIVE what we believe.
That said I will say this also...I think that most Catholics do not truly realize the cost of conversion for many Protestants. For our family it is a cost that has been very high although we would not choose differently! I think we need to be very sensitive to that when new converts are received into the church...sensitive in the sense of being open and receptive and welcoming and encouraging.

del_button July 16, 2006 at 8:23 AM
St. Michael the Archangel said...

thats a big 10-4 there deena!

del_button July 18, 2006 at 1:25 AM
andy said...

Please pray that all Protestants will reunite with the Catholic Church so that we "might be one" as Our Lord prayed (John 17:21).

AMEN And AMEN (Dont forget the Orthodox, too!)

Moneybags,

I didn't have a chance earlier to thank you for the honor of having my on your blogroll and the wonderful things you say about me. Truly, to God be the glory.

You are quite a man of God and my prayers are with you! Is there anything I can do for you?

Your Servant in Christ,
Andy

P.S. I've been meaning to give this to you:
spiritfilled415 (at) gmail (dot) com.
Hit me up if you ever need anything!

del_button July 18, 2006 at 7:21 AM
Moneybags said...

Andy,

I only ask for your prayers and support. That is plenty!

God Bless and I'll add your email address to my address book. Thank you!

del_button July 18, 2006 at 11:34 PM
Anonymous said...

We pray for you as well.


~One of the "growing number"

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