Dear saints of the Holy Church,
Yes, saints indeed, we are called to be sanctified in Christ Jesus. In the Holy Bible, we find many passages where Saint Paul refers to the Christians as saints. The following is but a few of many, Roman 1:7; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Ephesians 1:1, 3:8, 4:12; Colossians 1:1, 1:4, 1:12 and 1:26. As saints of the Holy Catholic Church, we are called to preach and defend the faith.
To those who remain indifferent to their faith, the Word of God reveals to us, "I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth." [Rev. 3:14-16] Who can imagine such a rejection by the Lord God? Unless we bear fruit by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit in the Most Holy Name of Jesus, we too shall suffer the same consequences.
Over the years, I have come to learn that while online ministries do bear fruit for the glory of God, more than often, such fruit are not known, nor shall they be known until Judgment Day. Ocassionally a surprise will come forward such as the week before Easter when someone wrote to the Catholic Doors Ministry. This young man wanted to thank me for the direction that he had been given in July, 2007, when he inquired about how to become a Catholic. After having completed the R.C.I.A., on the eve of Easter, he was baptized and admitted into the Catholic Church. Praise God!
Each is called according to his/her gift. Some have a public ministry; others have a private ministry. Some work with large numbers of people; others work with individuals. Some work with the rich; others work with the poorest of the poor. No matter what your calling is, it is but a small part of a larger picture that God foresaw before creation so His glory may be manifested in all things. Let us pray for each other, that we may all persevere to the end in our humble service to the Lord Jesus.
In Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Catholic Doors Ministry
P.O. Box 7615
S7K 4R4, Canada
March 30, 2008
Catholic Apologetics is a theological defence and providing of the truths that are found in Catholic Doctrines. The following articles, intended to enlightened are separated brothers and sisters, present and defend each topics as authentic and valid teachings of the Church that was instituted by Jesus Christ. Ancestral Curses Baptism: Immersion, Pouring Or Sprinkling? Baptism: Infant Baptism: Necessary For Salvation Brothers Of Jesus, The Call No One "Father." Second Coming: The Kingdom Of God Sola Scriptora I: The Tradition Sola Scriptora II: The Bible Alone Sola Scriptora III: Reason Statue Worshipping Sunday Worship You will find these excellent articles at: http://www.catholicdoors.com/misc/apologetics/index.htm____________________________
THE HOLY MASS
The following articles review certain parts of the Holy Mass. They explain what is going on and why it is practiced the way that Catholics do it. The Gloria The Sign Of The Cross The Opening Procession of the Liturgy Why Is Ritual Good? A review of these articles can be done at: http://www.catholicdoors.com/misc/massinfo.htm____________________________
During March, the following homilies were uploaded on the website. When it was noticed in early March that one of the March homilies was missing, it was uploaded to ensure it would be available to everyone. March 31; Annunciation of the Lord April 06; 3 rd Sunday Of Easter April 13; 4 th Sunday Of Easter April 20; 5 th Sunday Of Easter April 27; 6 th Sunday Of Easter May 04, 2008; Ascension of the Lord You can read these homilies at: http://www.catholicdoors.com/homilies/index.htm____________________________
Four new prayers were added to the website during the past month. They are: Holy Mary, Virgin And Mother Prayer At The Shrine Novena Prayer To The Sacred Heart To Saint Anthony Mary Zacarria The index of nearly 3,000 prayers is located at: http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/index.htm____________________________
During March, 2008, Bishop Gianfranco Girotti shared his view of modern mortal sins. Overnight, the Catholic Doors Ministry's webpage on "mortal sin" saw 2,000 visitors per day. You can read on this subject by going to: http://www.catholicdoors.com/faq/qu122.htm____________________________
The following two articles are new additions to the "Sacraments" section of the website. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Anointing Of The Sick II http://www.catholicdoors.com/misc/anointing2.htm Examination Of Conscience II http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/consc2.htm____________________________
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