October 23, 2020


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 […]

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 […]

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) – […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, Question 14.

The Summa Theologiæ of St. Thomas AquinasSecond and Revised Edition, 1920Literally translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province Posted for Lent 2019 Ash Wednesday I have longed to know the right answer to this Question: “What is the unforgivable sin?” So maybe you too are wondering? I remember asking a elderly priest in the […]

Christ’s descent into hell SUMMA – Question 52. Part 2-2

Monday, January 29 is Thomas Aquinas Feast day, so in his Honor, I bring you his SUMMA Question 52. Article 5. Whether Christ descending into hell delivered the holy Fathers from thence? Objection 1. It would seem that Christ descending into hell did not deliver the holy Fathers from thence. For Augustine Evod. clxiv) says: […]

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