November 13, 2019

St Rafqa Pietra, Mighty and Valiant Warrior of Faith (1832-1914)

Overview: ‘Become a nun in the Baladita Order’, a voice spoke to her. Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès, O.L.M., also known as Saint Rafka and Saint Rebecca, is a Lebanese Maronite nun who was canonized, by Pope John Paul II, on June 10, 2001. ( i) Born: June 29, 1832, Matn, Lebanon ; Died: March 23, […]

LAMB OF GOD “BREAD FROM HEAVEN” RCIA_C6

This weeks study will attempt to give City readers a concise doctrine on the Holy Eucharist, The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Although we discussed this due to the Pew research weeks ago, that claimed Catholics DID NOT as a whole believe what the Church teaches on the Eucharistic Gift from God. […]

CRIES of JESUS – MYSTERY OF PENANCE for RCIA- C 2

Today is our second Catechism for CityofGod.Blog. The first The real presence in the Eucharist became a very relevant topic this week. Due to the Church wanting to make a response to the PEW report suggesting the poor catechesis of the respondents. This week, City has chosen a fundamental review of the the mystery of […]

THE REAL PRESENCE – CATHOLIC EUCHARIST, RCIA -C 1

This is the first Wednesday of CityofGod.Blog Catechisis. The Church forever teaches the ‘real presence’ in the Consecrated Hosts. However; according to a recent published report, many Catholics surveyed below, astonishingly, did not know this central Truth of our Faith. This is why I am committing to post each Wednesday, on critical Catechism dogmas to […]

Augustine on Marital Chastity

Saint Augustine of Hippo, Doctor of the Church, in his moral treatise ‘On the Good of Marriage,’ writes on the subject of sexual intercourse within marriage: “…nor be changed into that use which is against nature, on which the Apostle could not be silent, when speaking of the excessive corruptions of unclean and impious men…. […]

Marital Chastity – from Saint Jerome, Doctor of the Church

Illicit sexual acts within marriage are equivalent to fornication and adultery, as Saint Jerome taught “And it makes no difference how honorable may be the cause of a man’s insanity. Hence Xystus in his Sentences tells us that ‘He who too ardently loves his own wife is an adulterer.’ It is disgraceful to love another […]

Precious Blood – July

As with the ancients, (Hebrews), in the Old Testament, the One True Living God continues to manifest himself daily for His Church, His bride. Sometimes He graces us with permanent signs. Below are just two of these signs and wonders, held by our Church. This world soaking itself in human achievement, of the 21st and […]

ON THE SACRAMENTS #13f – HOLY ORDERS a Doctrinal Catechism 1846

ON HOLY ORDERS Q. Who sends the pastors of the Church?     A. Christ himself sent the first pastors, in these words: “Going therefore, teach ye all nations, baptizing them,” &c. These first pastors, aided by the Spirit of God in making their selection, appointed their successors; and thus through the chief bishop of the […]

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