November 13, 2019

On Religious Unity

Mortalium Animos Pope Pius XI – 1928 To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Local Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Never perhaps in the past have we seen, as we see in these our own times, the minds of men so occupied by the desire both of […]

From the Doctor, St. Robert Bellarmine: 15 Marks of the Catholic Church

Developed by St. Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, 1542-1621, Doctor of the Church 1. The Church’s Name, Catholic, universal, and world wide, and not confined to any particular nation or people. 2. Antiquity, in tracing her ancestry directly to Jesus Christ. 3. Constant Duration, in lasting substantially unchanged for so many centuries. 4. Extensiveness, in the number […]

“No one can have God for his Father, who does not have the Church for his mother.”

CityofGod.Blog is posting Cyprian of Carthage greatest writing of Bishop, saint and martyr of both East and West, for the Apostle Creed, Marks of the Catholic Church. The Eastern Orthodox commemorates of Cyprianus sainthood today. Roman tradition is Sept 16, date of his death (traditional)…..Why break from Rome? Because, 9th century schismatics, they should know […]

HEAR the CHURCH OR be as a Heathen or Publican (Mt18:17)

I BELIEVE IN THE ONE HOLY CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH – Do YOU? What is it, about His Church? Why did Jesus give his sheep these four visible marks of His Church? Is this “Statement of Faith” just words in a prayer to you? – This Nicea Creed, or is it spiritually meaningful, such as an […]

SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT – MEDJUGORJE, A CASE STUDY PART 3-3

Continued from PART 2 – Medjugorje CASE STUDY: Matter of Ignorance: “Teachers to Suit their Own Liking or Wander into Myths” (2Tim4:1-5) RESPECT FOR CHURCH AUTHORITIES A genuine mystic respects the Church authorities. That includes his Spiritual Director and the guidance that he receives. He respects the manner in which the Catholic Church proceeds in […]

Unam Sanctum_ONE HOLY

For perpetual remembrance November 18, 1302,His Holiness Pope Boniface VIII, Servant of the servants of God. 1. Urged by faith, we are obliged to believe and to hold that there is One Holy Catholic and truly Apostolic Church. And this we firmly believe and simply confess: outside of Her, there is neither salvation, nor the […]

#3 ON THE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST. 1846

A DOCTRINAL CATECHISM 1846; Series on PROTESTANT SCHISM CHAPTER I. – one true Church established by Christ Q. Can anyone be saved who is not in the true Church?     A. No; for those who are not in the true Church,—that is, for those who are not joined, at least, to the soul of the […]

CATHOLIC RULE: “Worship and Alms”, in ECUMENISM

Summary Clarification for the Catholic Laity group “ecumenical” association with others that call themselves Christians, but are neither in Union “full communion” with the four marks of Church that are Christ. [ One, holy catholic & apostolic Church, we profess! ] City intends to have this reviewed by Dogmatic Theologian Priest. Using 2 source documents […]

The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. #3

CATHOLIC CHURCH: 1 of 4 Marks of the True Church: We have heard from the great Theologian Augustine, and a few of the theologians from that era, but they were NOT ALONE. Now please read Other Church Fathers, whose voices were recorded by Church History, that uniformly sing the message of the One True Catholic […]

The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. #2

CATHOLIC CHURCH: 1 of 4 Marks of the True Church: Next up City: St. John Cassian, (A.D. c.360 – 433), ordained a deacon by St. John Chrysostom and a priest in Marseilles, a Christian theologian; Paulus Orosius (A.D. c.375-c.418), Spanish; a Christian historian, theologian, St. Cyril of Alexandria, (A.D. 376-444), Egyptian; bishop, theologian and Doctor […]

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