Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Video on Confession does not mention Hell

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I yesterday came across this video on Confession,the Catholic Sacrament of Reconcilliation, in which the speaker , though interesting, does not say that mortal sins un-confessed would lead to Hell.

Purgatory: Explained by the Lives and Legends of the SaintsWhat Will Hell Be Like?The Dogma of Hell: Illustrated by Facts Taken from Profane and Sacred History

Here it is where St. Teresa of Avila and the TAN BOOKS would be useful.We still have the Catholic classics to remind us of the truth.
Today for political reasons priests and bishops do not want to talk about Hell. Even though the Catechism of the Catholic Church says one mortal sin unconfessed is enough to send a person to Hell.
Any way it is an interèsting video otherwise and only for a few minutes.
-Lionel Andrades

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By A Customer on Nov. 5 1999

Hell and How to Avoid Hell by Thomas A. Nelson 
(Amazon Books)
This book is an absolute must for everyone, regardless if you are Christian or not! You will not be able to put the book down as it captivates you with an absolutely overwhelming feeling of fear and terror. It really causes you to re-evaluate your own conscience and whether or not you are on the path to heaven. This book is especially needed for those who do not know Jesus Christ and for those that do know Him but think they are "once saved always saved." The Bible clearly states that we must accept Christ into our lives in order to be saved from the fires of Hell, but we must also "work out our salvation with nervous trembling." This book discusses these points in great detail as well as many other important biblical facts about Heaven, Hell, and salvation. It's a must buy!

A young Korean artist taken to Hell. Drew pictures of it.
The entrance it seems to me was similar to a very long and narrow alleyway, like an oven, low and dark and confined; the floor seemed to me to consist of dirty, muddy water emitting foul stench and swarming with putrid vermin...The bodily pains were so unbearable that though I had suffered excruciating ones in this life and according to what doctors say, the worst that can be suffered on earth for all my nerves were shrunken when I was paralyzed, plus many other sufferings of many kinds that I endured and even some as I said, caused by the devil, these were all nothing in comparison with the ones I experienced there...-St.Teresa of Avila's description of Hell.

These are the Tortures suffered by all the damned together, but that is not the end of the sufferings. https://youtu.e/_La-_wEJ4Fk
There are special Tortures destined for particular souls. These are the torments of the senses. Each soul undergoes terrible and indescribable sufferings related to the manner in which it has sinned.
I would have diedThere are caverns and pits of torture where one form of agony differs from another. I would have died at the very sight of these tortures if the omnipotence of God had not supported me...-St.Faustina Kowalska's description of Hell.


"Then I was pushed into one of those fiery cavities and pressed, as it were, between burning planks, and sharp nails and red-hot irons seemed to be piercing my flesh."

Here Josefa repeated the multiple tortures from which no single member of the body is excluded:

"I felt as if they were endeavoring to pull out my tongue, but could not. This torture reduced me to such agony that my very eyes seemed to be starting out of their sockets. I think this was because of the fire which burns, burns... not a finger-nail escapes terrifying torments, and all the time one cannot move even a finger to gain some relief, nor change posture, for the body seems flattened out and yet doubled in two.-Sr.Joseph Menendez's description of Hell.
There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen; and feasted sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores,
Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man' s table, and no one did give him; moreover the dogs came, and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham' s bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell. And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom: And he cried, and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame. And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazareth evil things, but now he is comforted; and thou art tormented.

And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great chaos: so that they who would pass from hence to you, cannot, nor from thence come hither. And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee, that thou wouldst send him to my father' s house, for I have five brethren, That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments. And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will do penance.
And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe, if one rise again from the dead. -Luke :19-31, The Rich Man (Dives) and Lazarus.
Second Circle (Lust)

Gianciotto Discovers Paolo and Francesca
In the second circle of Hell are those overcome by lust. Dante condemns these "carnal malefactors"[ for letting their appetites sway their reason. They are the first ones to be truly punished in Hell. These souls are blown back and forth by the terrible winds of a violent storm, without rest. This symbolizes the power of lust to blow one about needlessly and aimlessly.
In this circle, Dante sees
Semiramis, Dido, Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Paris, Tristan, and many others who were overcome by sexual love during their life. Dante is told byFrancesca da Rimini how she and her husband's brother Paolo Malatesta committed adultery, but then died a violent death, in the name of Love, at the hands of her husband, Giovanni (Gianciotto). Francesca reports that their act of adultery was triggered by reading the adulterous story of Lancelot and Guinevere (an episode sculpted by Auguste Rodin in The Kiss). Nevertheless, she predicts that her husband will be punished for his fratricidein Caïna, within the ninth circle (Canto V).
Alse see Dante's experience in Hell in The Divine Comedy( Inferno).



It contains in it, after the Preparatory Prayer and two Preludes, five Points and one Colloquy:
Prayer. Let the Preparatory Prayer be the usual one.
First Prelude. The first Prelude is the composition, which is here to see with the sight of the imagination the length, breadth and depth of Hell.
Second Prelude. The second, to ask for what I want: it will be here to ask for interior sense of the pain which the damned suffer, in order that, if, through my faults, I should forget the love of the Eternal Lord, at least the fear of the pains may help me not to come into sin.
First Point. The first Point will be to see with the sight of the imagination the great fires, and the souls as in bodies of fire.
Second Point. The second, to hear with the ears wailings, howlings, cries, blasphemies against Christ our Lord and against all His Saints.
Third Point. The third, to smell with the smell smoke, sulphur, dregs and putrid things.
Fourth Point. The fourth, to taste with the taste bitter things, like tears, sadness and the worm of conscience.
Fifth Point. The fifth, to touch with the touch; that is to say, how the fires touch and burn the souls.
Colloquy. Making a Colloquy to Christ our Lord, I will bring to memory the souls that are in Hell, some because they did not believe the Coming, others because, believing, they did not act according to His Commandments; making three divisions...
- The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, [1914]


Unmasking the Satanic Temple

Unmasking the Satanic Temple

by Church MilitantJuly 21, 2015              

By Joseph Pelletier, member of the PAUSE program
For the past few weeks, the Satanic Temple has been in the spotlight concerning the controversial unveiling of a satanic statue in downtown Detroit. The Temple, by its nature, is a reclusive and shadowy organization, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that even when given center stage it masks and skirts around the true intentions of its agenda: the destruction of the Catholic Church.
In an interview that aired earlier this month on WJBK-TV, president of the Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple Jex Blackmore, in defending her beliefs, played the role of victim, claiming that there is a "deep misunderstanding about satanism as a religion" and that satanism is simply "a non-theistic religious organization that has political and activist undertones" (a description that contradicts itself, as theism is the essence of religion). According to Blackmore, "We understand Satan not in the Judeo-Christian concept, but in a literary and philosophical history in which Satan is a cultural hero" who rebelled against "systems of authority and power."
Despite her argument (and attempts to garner sympathy), this definition is essentially indistinguishable from the Judeo-Christian interpretation: Satan is the quintessential revolutionary who rejected the rule of the Ultimate Authority. However, the Temple's definition of Lucifer differs in one key area: They deny his existence.
The saying goes: "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist," for if there is a Prince of Darkness, there must also be a Prince of Light. In admitting that they believe in Satan as a being, the Satanic Temple must also acknowledge the existence of God, and in acknowledging the existence of God they must acknowledge His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. It is, of course, less beneficial to their cause to openly admit they seek to undermine the foundations of the Church than it is to hide their intentions under the guise of the pursuit of reason and scientific understanding. Therefore, they must, as they have, claim the erection of a satanic statue at the Oklahoma state capitol is not to mock Christianity but instead to create dialogue. "The purpose of the monument," explains Blackmore, "is to stand in contrast and conversation with established religious icons such as the 10 Commandments."
If one actually needs proof that the very existence of the Satanic Temple is to mock the Catholic Church, one need not look farther than its website. The tab icon features an inverted cross, a direct perversion of the Crucifixion, as do multiple photographs taken inside the Temple. President Blackmore can also be seen wearing the upside-down cross around her neck in several photographs. This itself is acknowledgement that despite claims to equally oppose all "theistic religions," there exists a particularly strong animosity toward Christianity.
The Detroit Temple also made headlines in December for creating a display known as the "Snaketivity Scene." The satanic alternative to the Nativity featured a snake wrapped around a cross. A banner on the cross read "The Greatest Gift is Knowledge," and a copy of the book Revolt of the Angels sat at its base. Again, this only further solidifies the argument that the purpose of the Satanic Temple is to specifically pervert the traditions and beliefs of Christians.
According to the official Introductory Primer of the Satanic Temple, one of its featured campaigns (which also includes support for so-called "marriage equality") is the "Pink Mass." Described as a ceremony "designed to 'make the deceased gay in the after-life,'" the ritual includes the reading of scriptures, lighting of candles and ceremonial proceedings that involve two homosexuals kissing over the grave of the deceased while a High Priest, complete with horns, oversees the act. This begs the question: If the Satanic Temple seeks to merely join the ranks of other religions and be accepted as merely an alternative to "theistic religion," then why call grave desecration a Mass? Why take the name of the integral part of the Catholic faith and defile it by association with a graphic ritual? The answers are abundantly clear.
To make matters worse, the archdiocese of Detroit has been absent amid the controversy. Remaining inactive or apathetic toward a situation that requires one's diect condemnation is nearly tantamount to complicity. Faithful Catholic opposition has not been wholly absent, however. Many local churches have taken it on themselves to hold special Masses of Reparation and Holy Hours specifically scheduled on July 25, the day of the unveiling. "We wanted to do something," says Teresa Chisholm , a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church on Jay Street in Detroit, "and the Mass is the most powerful prayer. So it seemed fitting to have a Mass along with confession, to repent for our own sins and to pray in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus."
Assumption Grotto Church, on Gratiot Ave, will also hold a Mass at 10 a.m. on July 25, followed by a Holy Hour and the Sacrament of Confession.

When Jesus referred to belief and baptism it was in a particular church, a particular community, the Catholic Church

Gyula Benczúr, The Baptism of Vajk (1875)

“He who believes will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” In contrast, Jesus Christ explicitly gives two conditions for salvation: belief and baptism. “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16). There’s just no getting around those three extra words, and the fact that the Evangelical position ignores that explicit condition for salvation shows it to be in error.
Those words were said in a particular community, a particular church which still exists today. There’s no way of getting around that ! – for evangelicals.

Vatican Council says we really cannot have a reasonable hope that all men are saved : When did Fr.Barron say this ?

The Bible mentions Hell some 18 times. Jesus repeatedly tells us about Hell. How would Balthasar or any one else know otherwise

Firstly, they are theories.Secondly, being theories they are not exceptions to EENS
-Lionel Andrades