Who’s Your Mamma? … Thursday, March 28

English: Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter ...

The angel announced a lot more than a simple birth. There was a kingdom coming. It came. It’s still here. It always will be. Don’t be fooled by false prophets. There are many denominations. There is only ONE Holy Mother Church. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Rosary Meditation … The First Joyful Mystery, the Annunciation. “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High; and of His kingdom there shall be no end.” Luke 1:32-33. It has always amazed me that so many people, many well-meaning (and more than a few not so well-meaning), honestly believe that the Catholic Church isn’t THE Church and point to all the human mistakes and foibles down through the millennia as “proof”, missing entirely the miracle that THEY just proved without knowing it. “… and of His kingdom there shall be no end.” No starting and then stopping and then starting again. If the Church ever ceased to be the Church, for even one instant, then not only did the angel lie to Mary but Jesus lied to us all. “And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18. If Hell can’t overcome Christ’s Church how is that human frailties and foibles stand a chance? Didn’t He tell us bluntly that there would be weeds mixed in with the wheat and that scandals would come? See Matthew 13:26 and Matthew 18:7. So why be surprised when this happens? And why turn a blind eye to the obvious miracle? Someone says, “What obvious miracle?” The miracle is simple and right there in front of us all. For all the human mistakes, for all the weeds, for all the outside forces that have tried to destroy Her, from pagan Rome to modern nations hell-bent on abortion and homosexual marriage and so-called “separation” of church and state and the hate filled curbing of religious liberty, for all the scandals, both the real ones and the ones concocted by an anti-catholic media and press, SHE STILL STANDS! Just like the angel, bringing word directly from God, promised. Just like Jesus said. There has never been a time when the Church wasn’t, not from the time of Her founding til now. There has never been a need for a “Reformation”, a “Restoration”, or any real reason to “Protest”. There have been times when greater faith, in the face of all the satanic obstacles, was needed. And again, that the Church is still here proves that faith WAS given. The Church is the Body of Christ. To overcome Her would mean that Christ Himself, GOD ALMIGHTY, had been bested. Never happened, never will. Don’t listen to the world or the flesh or the devil. Listen to our Holy Mother Church. None of these others speak for God. She does. And she will continue to. (I told you I was back.)

Today … St. Gundelindis. Benedictine abbess of Niedermunster, also called Gwendoline. She was the daughter of the duke of Alsace, France, and a niece of St. Ottilia. OK, I’m partial to Benedictines. She is a simple, a pure example of a truth. And all we need to know about her is that she was. She died in 750. What was she? A Catholic. There are still Benedictine abbesses in 2013. And they’re Catholic. So? So what? Who cares? People with discernment care. Because simple, straightforward little facts like this prove a bigger fact. The Church WAS here. The Church STILL is here.

Quote … ““I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so” ~ St. Augustine ~ People, there are a lot of things wrong with this world. The wrongs stem from many sources. In all of this there is a bark upon which we can float in the stormy sea of hate and doubt that the world engenders. The bark has a name. It is a gift from God and hasn’t changed in two thousand years. The Gift is your Mother, Holy Mother Church. Love your Mother. If you love God you can’t help but love His Body, His Bride. If you love Her you’ll love Him. … www.lovingthechurch.com … “Everyday, Jesus humbles himself just as He did when He came from His heavenly throne into the Virgin’s womb; everyday He comes to us and lets us see Him in abjection, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi ~ Only in God’s Church, only in God’s Church.

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