Random Thoughts

Random Thought 1: The Church has always taught that the four marks of the true Church of Christ are: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic, all four only held by the Catholic Church. The Church is one because of her source, an astonishing mystery! There is one Father of the universe, one Logos of the universe, and one Holy Spirit everywhere one and the same. 

The Church is one because of profession of one faith received from the Apostles; common celebration of divine worship, especially of the sacraments; and apostolic succession through the sacrament of Holy Orders, maintaining the fraternal concord of God’s family.

The ruptures that wound the the unity of Christ’s body are:— heresy, apostasy, and schism — these do not occur without human sin. Where there are sins, there are also divisions, schisms, heresies, and disputes. Where there is virtue, however, there also are harmony and unity, from which arise the one heart. And one soul of all believers. **

** 90% of the above is taken directly from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church read the Catechism and contemplate the deep meanings involved in those words of the bishops who once agreed on the doctrines of the Church. 

Ext meeting © JOSEPH MEILINGER 2021