Can Cheer Cause
Communicated Consequences Correctly...
Repeat That Again?
Catholics! Are you feeling
persecuted? The media, as you have no doubt noticed, takes great pride in
printing and broadcasting everything it can find, that is of a negative nature
regarding the Catholic Church. Many Protestant denominations appear to spend the
majority of their time attacking us with hatred and lies, rather than preaching
love to their flocks, as Christ commanded all Christians to do. It is ironic,
and whether these detractors realize it or not, they are helping all Catholics
to salvation by their actions. Here is the proof...
"Woe to you when all men speak well of you."
See? If we were not persecuted, where would we be now?
would surely be in the THROES of the WOES.
Want another one?
"Blessed are you when men reproach you, and
persecute you, and, speaking falsely, say all manner of evil against you, for My
sake. Rejoice and exult, BECAUSE YOUR REWARD IS GREAT IN HEAVEN;
for so did
they persecute the prophets who were before you."
Here is yet another one for
"No disciple is
above his teacher, nor is the servant above his master.
It is enough for the
disciple to be like his teacher,
and for the servant to be like his master.
IF THEY HAVE CALLED THE MASTER OF THE HOUSE BEELZEBUB,
HOW MUCH MORE
THOSE OF HIS HOUSEHOLD!"
See? Jesus Christ even gave us a token of what the detractors
Here are some more Scriptural examples for you to ponder:
The detractors charge: The Catholic Church has many scandals...
So? Is it not Scriptural that Jesus
Christ said this would happen? So what is the problem?
Do they not believe
what He said?
"Woe to the world because of scandals! For it must needs
be that scandals come,
but WOE TO THE MAN THROUGH WHOM SCANDAL DOES
And He said to His disciples, "It is IMPOSSIBLE
THAT SCANDALS SHOULD NOT COME;
BUT WOE TO HIM THROUGH WHOM THEY COME."
These are the words of Jesus Christ
Himself. Did he say the Church is the source, or the cause of the scandals? No,
He said a man (or
woman, to be politically
correct for the time of the Gospel writing) is. Remember, the Catholic Church is not a hotel for saints, it is
a hospital for sinners (Mark 2:17).
Hmmm, I seem to recall a certain
man named Judas, chosen by
Jesus Christ Himself. This man was responsible for the scourging, crucifixion, and death of the
creator of the universe. It was the worst possible scandal ever conceived and
perpetrated by.....none other than a man.
The Catholic Church itself is indefectible. It has to be, because it has an
See Ephesians 5:25-27
The Catholic Church in the New Testament,
Detractors charge: The Catholic Church is a cult founded by
"The father from whom you are is the
devil.......When he tells a lie he speaks from his very nature, for he is a liar
and the father of lies."
"I write these things to you
hoping to come to you shortly, but in order that you may know, if I am delayed,
how to conduct yourself in the house of GOD, which is the Church of the Living
GOD, the PILLAR AND FOUNDATION OF THE TRUTH."
Well, since Catholics can show that
the Catholic Church is the Church which was founded
by Jesus Christ (see the many files I have posted on this website which backup
what I say*), it is the "Pillar and Foundation of the Truth". Therefore,
how could it possibly be founded by the "father of
The Catholic Church in the Old Testament,
Lord, That I May See,
Fr. Damen's Homily About the Catholic Church,
The Thread of
the Catholic Church as it is Woven Through Scripture,
The Unbroken Line,
The Papacy is
What Church Fathers Had to Say (the whole section),
(the whole section).
Here is another point on the same
But the Pharisees, hearing this,
said, "This man does not cast out devils except by Beelzebub, the prince of
devils." And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, "Every kingdom divided
against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against
itself will not stand. And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against
himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?"
Matthew 12:24-26. See also, Mark
3:22-26, and Luke 11:17-20.
It is well
documented that the Catholic Church has been performing successful exorcisms for many centuries,
beginning with Saint Peter in Acts 5:15-16, and Saint Paul in Acts 16:16-18. So,
with the above words of Jesus Christ in mind, how has the Catholic Church stood for almost 2000 years,
while during that same time period, being successful in casting out Satan
innumerable times, if it were a satanic cult? Anyone with common sense and the power to reason can see that
this false charge is self defeating.
Detractors charge: The Catholic
Church is not the Church which Jesus Christ founded,
for that primitive Church apostatized soon after the last Apostle
If that is the case then Jesus Christ lied when He said...
"I am with you ALL days, even until the end of the world."
"...and the gates of hell shall NOT prevail against
"...and I will ask the Father and He will give you
another Advocate to dwell with you forever, the Spirit of Truth..."
"I will not leave you orphans."
"...a husband is head of the wife, just
as Christ is head of the Church, BEING HIMSELF SAVIOR OF THE BODY."
Isn't Saint Paul saying that Jesus Christ is the Savior of His Church
Well then, just who are the detractors fighting against anyway?
there any doubt whatsoever in your mind as to who will win?
"He who does
not believe the Son, makes Him a liar."
"He who believes in
the Son has everlasting life; HE WHO IS UNBELIEVING TOWARDS THE SON SHALL NOT
BUT THE WRATH OF GOD RESTS UPON HIM."
Detractors do not have one shred of evidence to support this false
charge. Just ask them for genuine historical documented "proof" of what they
say. You will find that they have none whatsoever. However, the Catholic Church has many authentic historical
writings, which not only do not mention this so-called "Great Apostasy", but these writings attest to
just the opposite. They show a Catholic Church growing and expanding despite the incessant attacks from the
Jews, Romans, Heretics, Protestants, and others. See these pages for
references to these genuine historical writings...
Lord, that I May See,
Finding Fathers Faithful Forever,
Saint Ignatius Letter to the Smyrneans
Gems from Saint Athanasius
Gems from Saint
Gems from Saint
Gems from Saint
As True Today, as it was Then.
See? Since we have the truth,
nothing to fear but fear itself".*
*A quote from Franklin Delano Roosevelt...
My favorite verse, "What shall we say to these things? If GOD is for us, who is
What does Holy Scripture say will happen to those
persecutors and purveyors of falsehood?
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into
the sea and gathered fish of every kind; when it was full, men drew it ashore
and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad. So it
will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil
from the righteous, and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep
and gnash their teeth."
"The kingdom of heaven
may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were
sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. So when
the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. And the
servants of the householder came and said to him, "Sir, did you not sow good
seed in your field? How then has it weeds?" He said to them, "An enemy has done
this". The servants said to him, "Then do you want us to go and gather them"?
But he said, "No; lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with
them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will
tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned,
but gather the wheat into my barn."
Here is some food for thought for all of those who persecute the
"So now I say to you, keep away from these men and let
For if this plan or work is of men, it will be overthrown;
if it is of GOD, you will not be able to overthrow it.
Else perhaps you may find yourselves FIGHTING EVEN AGAINST
After almost 2000 years
of continuous , non-stop persecution,
the Catholic Church is still
here....and still growing.
How do you account for that other than the
promises of Acts 5:38-38, and Romans 8:31?
GOD is protecting His
Catholic Church just as He said
He would in Matthew 16:18, and 28:20.
In every century for almost 2000 years, heretics have been composing the epitaph
of the Catholic Church,
but instead of burying the Church, the Catholic
Church has been burying the heretics.
Bob Stanley, March 6, 2000
Updated April 27, 2002, Divine Mercy Sunday
Updated October 4, 2003
"Have I then become your
enemy, because I told you the truth?"
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