Tag: Mercy

How Long Will I Be In Purgatory? Part 2

By Supertradmum How Long Will I Be in Purgatory Part II The souls in purgatory can no longer merit any grace. The state of holiness which they will experience in heaven ended with death. All merit must be gained while on earth. Virtues can grow in purgatory, as I noted in the last post, but

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How Long Will I Be In Purgatory?

By Supertradmum How Long Will You Be in Purgatory? Over the past several weeks, I have been studying what the Church has taught about purgatory. Contrary to what many priests and Catholics think, the Church has not done away with the teachings on purgatory. Purgatory is a real place, a state of suffering, which all

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The Signs of Predestination

By Supertradmum Yes, the Catholic Church believes in Predestination, but not as the Calvinists teach it. The Council of Trent teaches that no one, without special divine revelation to one’s self, knows if a person will persevere until the end of his life. However, many of the Early Church Fathers, according to Garrigou-Lagrange, wrote that

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Satispassion

By Supertradmum NO, there is no misspelling in the title of this post. Satispassion is a teaching of the Catholic Church regarding purgatory. The Church has a definite teaching on purgatory, in response to the Albigensians, Hussites, Lutherans, Calvinists and followers of Zwingli, who all denied the existence of this place of purgation. In the

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On the Dangers of Some Private Revelations – Part 2

by Supertradmum The article is now entering into the nitty-gritty of the dangers of following some private revelations. I write this out of concern for souls, not for the sake of criticism. If anyone is offended, I suggest prayer and openness to the Teaching Magisterium of the Church. The Narrow Gate is the study and

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Fear vs Fear Not

One of the most resounding phrases of St. John Paul II was his reiterated “Fear Not.” If he were on earth today, and I am sure he sees this from his place in heaven, he would say it again. The West, especially Great Britain, has fallen into a fear future. Those who are lukewarm at

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Delivered Up To Evil

Not too long ago, Father Chad Ripperger made a comment in one of his lectures in a conference on generational demons. He said, “We are watching ourselves being delivered up to evil.” God is allowing evil to transcend the goodness left in the world for two reasons: one, for the purification of the Church, and

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On Final Perseverance Two and a Saint

What wonderful stories the saints give us…like little gems During the Boxer Rebellion in China at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th centuries, Catholics were persecuted. In 1900, 86 Christians were martyred for their Faith. Many were of the same family, the family of St. Mark Ji Tianxiang, a

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On the Grace of Final Perseverance – Part 1

The Germans have a saying, Anfangen ist leicht, beharren eine Kunst. This translates, “To begin is easy, to persist is an art.” When speaking of the grace of final perseverance, I would add, “to persist is to have a particular grace.” There are at least seven different types of graces. I think someone on this

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