ON THE SACRAMENT #13C CONFESSION Doctrinal Catechism 1846

City In certs: COMMENTARY: Forgiveness of Sins, the confessional is one of the greatest gifts God has given man. Man must humble himself, acknowledge he has been unfaithful, broke his word, and hurt his relationship with God, without EXCUSE. Out of pride man makes excuses, but scripture is clear. Jesus came to free us from … Continue reading ON THE SACRAMENT #13C CONFESSION Doctrinal Catechism 1846

Apostolic Authority Indulgences

M. Luther's 1st Mass on May 2nd, as Augustinian Monk [ X.] INDULGENCES #1471 The doctrine of Indulgences in the Church are closely linked to the effects of the sacrament of Penance. (Luther denied this sacrament, and existence of purgatory; yet was furious over Indulgences?) Apparently he denied this house of straw too? (Phil2:12) - … Continue reading Apostolic Authority Indulgences

CONFESSION – Sacrament Instituted by Jesus the Christ

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kill the prophets; and stone them that are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children as the bird doth her brood under her wings, and thou would not? (Lk13:34) Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that kill the prophets and stone them that are sent unto thee, how often would I … Continue reading CONFESSION – Sacrament Instituted by Jesus the Christ

ON SATISFYING DIVINE RIGHTEOUSNESS

Nektarios of Pentapolis [B]oth the Holy Synods as well as the Holy Fathers — St. Athanasios the Great and Peter Patriarchs of Alexandria, St. Dionysios, St. Gregory Thaumaturgos, St. Basil, the divine Chrysostom, and others — precisely designate the satisfaction required of sinners according to the quantity and degree of sin; because the person who … Continue reading ON SATISFYING DIVINE RIGHTEOUSNESS

The Enchiridion, on Faith, Hope and Charity day 9

Theological Virtues Per St Augustine, Doctor of the Church, Bishop of Hippo (354-430AD) St. Augustine speaks of this book in his Retractations, l. ii. c. 63, as follows: I also wrote a book on Faith, Hope, and Charity, at the request of the person to whom I addressed it, that he might have a work … Continue reading The Enchiridion, on Faith, Hope and Charity day 9