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Some Catholic Beliefs

Sorry I have been M.I.A! It’s been crazy with birthday and trying to get ready to go back to school! Wow August is a busy month for us!

Now on to Catholic! This is a list I found here http://www.ancient-future.net/catholiclists.html that is suppose to be Catholic Practices, Duties and Common Lists. It seems kinda confusing but hopefully over the next few days we can work these out!

The Corporal Works of Mercy
The seven practices of Catholic charity toward our neighbor’s body:

1. Feeding the hungry
2. Giving drink to the thirsty
3. Clothing the naked
4. Sheltering the homeless
5. Visiting the sick
6. Visiting the imprisoned
7. Burying the dead

The Spiritual Works of Mercy
The seven practices of Catholic charity toward our neighbor’s soul:

1. Admonishing the sinner
2. Instructing the ignorant
3. Counseling the doubtful
4. Comforting the sorrowful
5. Bearing wrongs patiently
6. Forgiving injuries
7. Praying for the living and the dead

The Seven Deadly Sins With Conquering Virtues
The 7 deadly sins with the corresponding conquering virtues. The conquering virtues are the virtuous actions that act as remedies against the deadly sins. Making the virtues habitual will help you overcome the seven deadly sins.

1. Pride (Humility / Modesty)
2. Envy (Kindness / Charity)
3. Lust (Chastity / Purity)
4. Wrath (Patience / Meekness)
5. Gluttony (Abstinence / Moderation)
6. Greed/Avarice (Generosity / Liberality)
7. Sloth/Acedia (Diligence / Zeal)

The Theological Virtues
The Theological Virtues are given at baptism, and are the foundation of Christian morality:
1. Faith
2. Hope
3. Love/Charity

The Cardinal (Moral) Virtue
Cardinal Virtues are named because they play a pivotal role in Christian morality, and all other virtues are grouped around them:

1. Prudence (knowing the appropriate what, when, and how)
2. Justice (treating others fairly)
3. Temperance (acting moderately)
4. Fortitude (doing what’s right in all situations)

Precepts of the Church

The Duties of Catholics as Listed in the Catechism
1. To attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation and rest from servile labor.
2. To receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least once a year, if aware of committing a mortal sin.
3. To receive Holy Communion at least once a year, between the first Sunday of Lent and Trinity Sunday.
4. To observe the fast days and abstinence days established by the Church.
5. To contribute to the material support of the Church
The Duties of Catholics added by the U.S. Bishops
6. Obeying the Marriage Laws of the Church
7. Join in the Missionary spirit of the Church

The Three Eminent Good Works

1. Prayer

2. Fasting

3. Almsgiving

The Evangelical Counsels

1. Chastity

2. Poverty

3. Obedience

Nine Ways of Being Accessory to Another’s Sin

1. By counsel (“You should get an abortion”)

2. By command (“You must get an abortion”)

3. By consent (“You are getting an abortion? Good idea!”)

4. By provocation (“He will get angry if I keep bugging him”)

5. By praise or flattery (“Way to cheat on your wife buddy!”)

6. By concealment (“I’ll cover-up your crime”)

7. By partaking (“We can rob this business together”)

8. By silence (“I know you stole it, but I won’t tell”)

9. By defense of the sinful action (“His car was unlocked; it deserved to be stolen”)

Sins Against the Holy Spirit

1. Presumption on God’s mercy

2. Despair

3. Resisting and/or attacking the known Truth

4. Envy at another’s spiritual good

5. Obstinacy in sin

6. Final impenitence

Sins Crying to Heaven for Vengeance

1. Willful murder

2. Sodomy

3. Oppression of the Poor

4. Defrauding laborers of their wages

The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-11)

1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

2. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted

3. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth

4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied

5. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy

6. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God

7. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God

8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

9. Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you

and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven

The Four Last Things

1. Death

2. Judgment

3. Hell

4. Heaven

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

1. Wisdom

2. Understanding

3. Counsel

4. Fortitude

5. Knowledge

6. Piety

7. Fear of the Lord.

Fruits of the Holy Spirit

1. Charity (Love)

2. Joy

3. Peace

4. Patience

5. Kindness

6. Goodness

7. Generosity

8. Gentleness

9. Faithfulness

10. Modesty

11. Self-Control

12. Chastity

Catholic Month Devotions / Designations

January – Holy Name of Jesus

February – The Sacred Passion (or The Holy Family)

March – St. Joseph

April – The Holy Eucharist

May – The Blessed Virgin Mary

June – The Sacred Heart of Jesus

July – The Precious Blood of Jesus

August – The Immaculate Heart of Mary

September – The Seven Sorrows of Mary

October – The Holy Rosary

November – The Holy Souls in Purgatory

December – The Divine Infancy (or The Immaculate Conception)

Catholic Weekday Devotions / Designations

Sunday – The Most Holy Trinity

Monday – The Holy Spirit

Tuesday – The Holy Angels

Wednesday – St. Joseph

Thursday – The Blessed Sacrament

Friday – The Passion of Our Lord

Saturday – The Blessed Virgin Mary

The Ten Commandments

1. I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me

2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain

3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath

4. Honor your father and your mother

5. You shall not kill

6. You shall not commit adultery

7. You shall not steal

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor

9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife

10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods

 

Trying to fit in as much as I can these last few weeks. Sorry guys

Blessings
Lucy

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Catholic

I am so happy to be doing this one! Mainly because I know there is a Catholic church right here in my town for me to visit!! Finally hands on experience!

The info I have on this religion so far is. There is a pope, cardinals, priests, saints, and angels. They are very simaler to Christianity an I expect to find alot  common ground. I am so looking forward to the saints :-). I think I have read somewhere that thier angels appear more as objects rather than people.

Tonight is my Lammas celebration so it’s going to be a short post today :-S Yesterday was my oldest little girls 7th birthday! And this month is back to school, so hopefully I get time to blog! :-S

Blessings
Lucy

Spiritualism

So I really don’t know really what else to write about for this religion….. :-S huh. I imagine there is a bunch more but I’m just kinda blocked. :-S

I know Spiritualist don’t believe in Hell, they believe you pay for your mistakes. I know they definitely believe in spirits, ghosts and mediums. They believe in God though they refer to him as Infinite Intelligence. They believe Jesus was a teacher but not the son of God.

I’m really looking forward to the next 2 religions though. 🙂 I know there will lots of info that I probably won’t even get to touch, but it means they will be interesting 😀

Blessing
Lucy

Definitions

Christianity~the religion derived from Jesus Christ, based on the Bible as sacred scripture, and professed by Eastern, Roman Catholic, and Protestant bodies

Pagan~  a follower of a polytheistic religion (as in ancient Rome)

Judaism ~  a religion developed among the ancient Hebrews and characterized by belief in one transcendent God who has revealed himself to Abraham, Moses, and the Hebrew prophets and by a religious life in accordance with Scriptures and rabbinic traditions.

Islam~  the religious faith of Muslims including belief in Allah as the sole deity and in Muhammad as his prophet

Atheism~   a disbelief in the existence of deity

Those are all out Websters.

The reason I did this is I’m really tired of how Atheism is defined by people. People have made assumptions about what Atheism is and means. It isn’t a religion, no where in that definition does it talk about anything beyond  lack of a belief in a deity. It doesn’t define that people who are Atheist have no spiritual side, or that they lack belief in the supernatural. Atheism has a broad spectrum of people in it, with plenty of diverse beliefs. The only thing  uniform about them is the disbelief in a higher power

QUESTIONS ABOUT SPIRITUALISM

The best answers I have found so far!

QUESTIONS ABOUT SPIRITUALISM
Reverend Deborah Ann Bourbon, R.N.
Do Spiritualists believe in God?
Spiritualists believe in Infinite Intelligence. Divine Force permeates everything, one cannot be separated from God, this Divine Force, as it exists in everything. God is not seen as a personal God on a throne far away, but rather as Infinite Intelligence pervading all things and one with all things.
Do Spiritualists think that God gets angry with us and punishes us?
Divine Infinite Intelligence is beyond the limits of personal emotions. The cosmos functions in accord with Universal Laws, one of the greatest of these is the Law of Karma. “As you sow, so shall you reap.” We create our own happiness or unhappiness as we function within the limitless realm of Universal Laws.
Do Spiritualists believe in Jesus?
Spiritualists believe that Jesus the Christ was a great teacher and Master. However, Spiritualists believe that there is also great value in the teachings of other Masters as well. Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, Lao Tze are but a few of these beings who came to earth to be a guiding light and spiritual inspiration to others.
Do Spiritualists believe that Jesus was the “only begotten son of God”?
Spiritualists believe that we are all sons and daughters of Infinite Intelligence. Jesus the Christ was a very advanced soul, but each of us has the potential to develop ourselves, as we are all children of Divinity.
Why do you call Jesus, “Jesus the Christ”?
We believe that “the Christ” is an initiatory title denoting the “Christing” or “Christed Light”. This is a level of great spiritual attainment. This person, Jesus, becoming the Christ, shows us that perfection of our soul self is an attainable goal. He is the “wayshower’.
Do Spiritualists believe in Heaven and Hell?
Spiritualists believe that we make our own Heaven or Hell by virtue of our thoughts, words and deeds. We believe that we continue to grow and progress after we make our transition, as we so choose to pursue that growth. There is always more development open for us. The higher planes can be compared to realms of Heaven. Some have encased themselves with their own negative persona to the point that they must purify those lower vibrations in order to rise on the planes. When lower energetics are cleansed away, the impression is often one of fiery purification. But there is no eternal damnation.
Do Spiritualists believe in the Devil?
Spiritualists believe that there are negative energetics, that there is an entire range of vibrations of being. But this is a continuum of energy. There is no absolute evil that would be separate from Infinite Intelligence as Infinite Intelligence is everywhere found.
Do Spiritualists believe in reincarnation?
Many Spiritualists do believe in reincarnation. They see reincarnation as a great balancer and an opportunity for soul growth that is afforded by the physical plane. Reincarnation coupled with Universal Laws brings to them a sense of order in the sometimes seeming chaotic and unfair world in which they live. Reincarnation is not a required tenant of the Spiritualist faith and is a personal choice of belief.
What do Spiritualists believe happens to us after we die?
When we make our transition into the realm of Spirit, we leave our physical form behind. Our personality survives this and we continue to exist on the inner planes. We are still who we were in physical life, but without physical bodies. Our placement on those inner planes follows the Universal Law of Attraction, our thoughts, words and deeds from our physical plane existence determines where we will be. Our course of development on the inner planes is determined by our desires.

 

Spiritualism sounds alot like UU but more defined. I’m glad they ended up back to back.

Blessings
Lucy

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd is probably one of the better know Spiritualist out there. His family has been involved since his great-grandfather, who was a dentist and considered a mystic.Aykroyd’s Father has written a book about ghost and the life of a Spiritualist. So to say Aykroyd is involved in the community is an understatement. His beliefs along with his childhood experiences was his inspiration for the movie Ghostbusters. He deeply believes in Ghosts and that they frequently try to communicate with us from the fourth and fifth dimension.

Look him up he’s very open with his beliefs.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2009/10/dan-aykroyds-family-of-ghostbusters.html

 

 

Fox Sisters

These 3 sisters played a important role in the creation of the Spiritualist religion. Leah, Maggie and Kate Fox were well known mediums in their time, bring many people  the belief in spirits with their seemingly infallible evidence.

It all started when the 2 younger sisters Maggie, 15 and Kate 12; were living with their parents in a new house, for years the house had been said to be haunted. The sisters had their first encounter with this spirit in March 1848. It start with rapping but the sister later developed a code to communicate with their mysterious visitor, they claimed it was a man who was murdered and buried in the basement of the house , search of the basement did reveal a partial skeleton. This launched the girls careers as well respected mediums. Their older sister took on the task of managing them and promoting them. They unknowingly started a new movement that grew even further than expected. The girls used knocking, spirit writing and various other methods to communicate with those in the afterlife.

In later years though the younger girls fame and fortune had waned while that of older sister Leah’s had continued to grow. So in Oct 1888 Maggie confessed. She stated that older sister Leah forced her and Kate to fabricate everything. That the “knocking” they produced was actually the sisters “popping” thier toes and was able to produce the noise on command. Little sister Kate was watch from a balcony giving her support. Everything was lost to them then, their reputation was in tatters. Within a year both sisters recanted their statements but it was to late. Within 5 years the sister had died, the younger two had passed their latter years in poverty and buried in paupers graves.

The fallout from the confession range from believers stating that they were forced to do it to others believing it and leaving the religion. The house that it first started it was still experiencing a haunting 50 years later  when they decided to once again search for the body, they found the reast of a male skeleton and laid him to rest, supposedly quieting the spirit .

Hummm……Not a good start to a religion!

Blessing
Lucy

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