URGENT: Forward a link to this web page to your clergy, family, friends and relatives. O My children, your streets will run with blood because you 52 uncommon dates pdf not listened.
Pastors, a great attack is being planned against the priesthood. You will be shot down like targets in the streets. My child, make it known to Our priests in My Son’s houses upon earth, churches, that We want Our priests to shine forth as pure examples of chastity and holiness. They have been misguided in direction by many superiors, who also follow like sheep to the slaughter, the misdirection of their superiors. It is like a wheel turning, My child, with the fire slowly destroying it. The example that must be shown and given to the children of earth by Our priests must set them apart as representatives of My Son. They do not have any equal upon earth, for their vocation is a special gift of God.
We are sad, My child, to look upon the darkness that covers the soul of many. The greatest error in My Son’s House is the delusion set upon man by satan that souls will be gained by joining them in their corruption. The example must be pure and set apart from the worldly instincts. The above Messages from Our Lady were given to Veronica Lueken at Bayside, New York. Documents of the young Church affirm, however, that clerical celibacy started with the apostles. If we first inform ourselves about celibacy in the early Church from non-Scriptural documents, and thereafter read again pertinent passages of the Gospel, I think we read about celibacy in the Gospel too, at least between the lines. For example, the Gospel according to St.
The participants of this Council emphasize that the practice of obligatory celibacy, but chastity opens the way to God for them “so that they may obtain in all simplicity” what they ask for in prayer. They have been misguided in direction by many superiors, cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections. By virtue of their consecration, people who often get UTIs and who use spermicide or a diaphragm for birth control should use a different type of birth control. And an unrecorded number of deacons and lay people, and how to even stop it.
Then Peter said, “We have given up our possessions and followed you. When I read the passage, I find myself believing that Peter and the rest had either already given up possessions and wife and children, or they were making up their minds gradually to do this. If that were not the case, the passage would lack the otherwise smooth flow and logic of St. Luke constantly challenges us to read between the lines.
The parallel passages of Mt 19:29 and Mk 10:29 mention leaving children behind, but not a wife. At any rate, early Church documents of Fathers, Popes, and Councils reveal a commonly held belief that the tradition of celibacy goes back to the apostles. We shall quote and analyze some of the documents. Recently it is more fashionable to claim that obligatory celibacy for the clergy began only in the 4th century, with Pope St. In the meantime the book Apostolic Origins of Priestly Celibacy appeared, which argues cogently from the sources that the tradition of clerical celibacy began with the apostles.
If that is true, then opponents of obligatory celibacy oppose not the pope, but the twelve apostles. The book, written by Christian Cochini, S. Henry Cardinal de Lubac: “This work is of the first importance. Saint Epiphanius, probably born near Gaza in Palestine around 315, lived during the entire span of the rest of the 4th century, and died at age 88 in the year 403. While still young he acquired a knowledge of Greek, Syriac, Hebrew, Coptic and some Latin. He traveled to visit some of the great monasteries of nearby Egypt, and then, around 335, founded his own monastery in his homeland in Palestine over which he presided for thirty years. Epiphanius was a towering figure in the Church during the dramatic 4th century, when the Church emerged from its customary persecution and enjoyed a new-found civic freedom.
It was the century of Nicea, when in 325 the Fathers intoned the “Deum de Deo, Lumen de Lumine, Deum verum, de Deo vero,” defining Christ’s divinity once and for all. He had an encyclopedic mind, was a sharp controversialist, made great friends with the pillars of the Church of his day as well as enemies. Because Epiphanius engaged in sometimes acerbic controversy with the great ones of his time, we can well imagine that his enemies would have gleefully exposed him had he given wrong testimony about the then prevailing norm concerning priestly celibacy. He had a sweeping knowledge of affairs of his time, as witnessed by his writing of the Panarion. The first twenty heresies he denounces are all of the pre-Christian period. Since the Incarnation of Christ, the holy Word of God does not admit to the priesthood the monogamists who, after the death of their wives, have contracted a second marriage And it is observed by the Holy Church of God with great exactitude and without fail.