God severely punishes even in this life those who practice "birth control." Many Catholics still in the conciliar climes, observe this which every Traditional Catholic has always faithfully observed in abstaining from meat on Fridays out of obedience to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. This is especially true when there so few true Masses available and our true priests must travel many miles and several foreign countries to bring the true Sacraments to those who realize the Great Apostasy has arrived. As St. Paul said: We are under a rigorous obligation to obey the laws or precepts of the Church. The Commandments of the Church (in this restricted sense) are moral and ecclesiastical, and as a particular code of precepts are necessarily broad in character and limited in number. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. And they are equally important. Even from merely natural motives, fast and abstinence, far from ruining the health as some people claim, on the contrary are a preservation of health. Yet, exceptions can be made and true bishops can excuse the faithful from fast and abstinence when they find good reason; this is why the holydays of obligation are not uniform throughout the entire world. This brings up an interesting conundrum with the resist-yet-recognize traditional Catholics such as the SSPX. The Six Commandments of the Church To hear Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation. Thus those receiving "communion" in the Novus Ordo are receiving merely bread and wine, NOT the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ for He is only present in the true Mass by a true priest either ordained before 1968 or ordained in the valid and divinely-ordained rite in effect before 1968. Laws for the government of the Catholic Church are contained in the Code of Canon Law, which, when Bishop Morrow wrote this, contained 2414 canons and the valid Codex Iuris of 1913 still stands as the valid canonical law for the same reasons above that any law made after a "pope" excommunicates himself by way of deviating from the Faith as St. Paul has affirmed in Galatians 1: 8-10 that they would be condemned, "anathama sit". Eating between meals is forbidden; but liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed. Did the Catholic Church change the Ten Commandments? Indirect abortion may occur when, although not intended, the death of the fetus follows some operation or other treatment performed on the mother. While this might be an example of the Church having the power to change the laws, it is not what Christ had in mind when He proclaimed "whatever you shall loose on earth shall also be loosed in Heaven." "Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is becoming in the Lord" (Colossians 3:19). For example, the dispensation clause is something His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas has done at times for the feast of St. Joseph or St. Patrick for CMRI communities when the feast would fall on a Friday. 2066 The division and numbering of the Commandments have varied in the course of history. The preservation of the sacred character of marriage is vital to society; give in to divorce, and destruction of all social life is the result. Christ is the head of the Church; so is the man the head of the wife. Disobedience to the Church is therefore disobedience to God. The Church, through its rulers, has the power to dispense from its precepts. The civil law does not recognize as holy days some of the Church holy days of obligation; factories, offices, and schools stay open on those days. All baptized persons between the ages of 21 and 59 are obliged to observe the fast days of the Church, unless they are excused or dispensed. I said, “Observe the marriage laws of the Catholic Church.” Then she fetched a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and opened it to para. "He therefore said to them again, Peace be to you! Confession not only serves to cleanse us from past offenses, but helps to strengthen us against sin, and increases us in virtue. But those who must work need remember only Our Lord's words: "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Contribute to the support of the church. One reason you don't want to give even one penny to the conciliar church is threefold: One, you're not getting a 'bang for your buck' if you will. All natural laws are included in the Ten Commandments; these everybody, everywhere, must obey. xviii. He has the power to absolve sins. The bond of the sacrament of Matrimony lasts until the death of husband or wife; because Christ has said above. The precept is not binding on one who must care for the sick, or lives rather far from a church, or who has urgent work, or is ill. Then if we do not obey its laws, we disobey Him as well.". Then we render to God and the saints some of the honor due them. Ember Days of fast and partial abstinence on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday four times a year. What are the differences between Catholics and Protestants? After all, God is the Judge. A true pope, true bishops, and true parish priests may for weighty reasons release or excuse the faithful from the observance of particular Church laws. SECTION TWO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. To receive Holy Communion during Easter Time. "He therefore said to them again, Peace be to you! At the principal meal meat may be taken on a day of fast except on days of complete abstinence. Roman Catholic Ten Commandments Version. The family that prays together stays together. We cannot utter a judgment in opposition to the rules of the Church, and We could not, without laying aside those rules, decree the invalidity of a union which, according to the Word of God, no human power can sunder.". In order to be certain of circumstance, a conscientious Catholic physician should be consulted. Catholic employers have a serious obligation of making it easy for those under them to sanctify holydays of obligation. Your students may think of the Ten Commandments as a list of “do nots”, a checklist for confession, or just … Some bishops permit meat to be eaten on Friday when a festival falls on that day. Amen I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound also in Heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed also in Heaven'" (Matthew 18:17-18). Please take note that the Catholic Encyclopedia Volume 4, p. 152 confirms the deletion of the … Keep in mind that we should know who we are confessing our sins to. For sixteen years Philip had been married to Christiana, daughter of the Duke of Saxony, and the couple had been blessed with several children. Some of them forbid: No one has ever claimed possessing any relic of Mary's body. He fasted forty days and forty nights before He began His public life. Here again, we are referring to the true Latin Mass for any other, unless it is an Eastern rite that was recognized by Rome well before Vatican II and did not alter its liturgy or rites, is invalid and the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist cannot be confected because the so-called "priest", if ordained in the new rite after 1968, does not have the power granted by God. This is why we should always try to celebrate holydays in a becoming manner. A Catholic is bound to observe all of the precepts of the Church. It all comes down to giving of ourselves to God in gratitude for all He has given us. The holy days of obligation in the United States are these seven:]. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor. To violate them knowingly & willingly in a significant way is to commit mortal sin. It is not because meat and other foods are in themselves evil that the Church prescribes fast and abstinence. "For we are the children of saints; and we must not be joined together like heathens that know not God" (Job. However, because there is no One Authority with a true Pope who could rule universally on such dispensations, they have no jurisdiction to rule universally on such and thus each dispensation would apply only to those who place themselves under each bishop's authority. You shall not take the name of the LORD… This is especially true in these times when the true Church has been eclipsed and true Masses are held in small chapels or in the catecombs, if you will, much in the way it was in England when the majority went along with the Church of England and Catholics were persecuted. Previously: Step Forty-One: The Eight Commandment, For all steps to date, see Archives of Catholicism Made Simple. And let not a husband put away his wife" (Corinthians 7: 10, 11). In contrast to the attitude of the popes on divorce was the action taken by the Protestant "reformers," Luther, Melanchthon, etc., when Philip, Landgrave of Hesse, wished to have two wives at the same time. - Duration: 5:16. Yet, exceptions can be made and true bishops can excuse the faithful from fast and abstinence when they find good reason; this is why the holydays of obligation are not uniform throughout the entire world. The festivals in honor of Our Lady and the Saints are prescribed, that we may reverence them as God's friends, and profit by their intercession and example. The marriage of unbaptized persons is not sacramental, though it may be valid. Who feeds the flock, and does not eat of the milk of the flock?" They are not married. Ergo, one Josef Ratzinger is merely Fr. Remember, the Faith was upheld in Japan for over 400 years without any priests, which meant the perpetuated the holy Faith without having the privilege of the Sacraments. Deuteronomy 5:6-21. Also, laws made by each "bishop" for his own diocese, and by a general council of "bishops" for the entire Church carry the same codicil as an invalid pope since the same parameters apply as to having no authority if one, they were appointed by like heretics, or two, even if valid bishops, caved to the apostasy by accepting the man-made rite of the Novus Ordo over the divinely-ordained Apostolic Immemorial Mass of Tradition - the Latin Mass or Tridentine Mass. Attend Mass on Sundays and Holy days of obligation, and rest from servile labour. Persons who are rich should remember that God gave them their wealth. "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the Church" (Ephesians 5:25). They should bear with each other's faults and infirmities, and not ruin their home life by dissensions. And to fulfill these ends, the Church has power to make laws. They must however remember that all marital relations must be in accord with divine and natural law in the "faithfulness of chastity." The true Church needs help for many purposes, among which are the following: Some of the most common ways are by making a liberal and voluntary offering to the priest when he performs some religious ceremony in our behalf, such as blessing our houses and children, saying Mass in one's home or bringing Holy Communion on a sick call, etc. They ought very carefully to avoid even the appearance of unfaithfulness, for where jealousy is awakened, conjugal felicity ends. The Pope has sanctioned the transference of certain holy-days to the following Sunday in some countries. A bad Catholic once said to a friend, "God will not punish me for not keeping the Church laws on fast and abstinence. Read it! Direct abortion is equivalent to murder; those guilty of it, or who cooperate either physically or morally, incur excommunication. A good Christian will be careful to observe the laws of fast and abstinence. The Catholic Church alone has the right to make laws regulating the marriages of baptized persons, because the Church alone has authority over the sacraments, and over sacred matters affecting baptized persons. Disobedience to the Church is disobedience to God Who gave it full authority. The Church, therefore, may interfere with this contract, by laying down laws: just as the civil government rules certain civil contracts binding, or null. He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in that which is greater: and he that is unjust in that which is little, is unjust also in that which is greater.". This right to make laws is exercised by the bishops, … These people should remember that the Church and her ministers cannot subsist on air. Their legal contract or lax civil laws may save the from jail, but it will not save them from hell. And that is exactly what the reforms of Vatican II have done, thus, if it is not pleasing to God, how can it be pleasing to man? Here are the Greek Orthodox Ten Commandments. Fast and abstain on appointed days. Also, laws made by each "bishop" for his own diocese, and by a general council of "bishops" for the entire Church carry the same codicil as an invalid pope since the same parameters apply as to having no authority if one, they were appointed by like heretics, or two, even if valid bishops, caved to the apostasy by accepting the man-made rite of the Novus Ordo over the divinely-ordained Apostolic Immemorial Mass of Tradition - the Latin Mass or Tridentine Mass. The Church is our Mother, given us by Christ Himself, to guide us until He comes again. HISTORY OF THE COMMANDMENTS.—We outline here only in a general way the history of the form and number of the precepts of the Church. It is not necessary to go to confession for each Holy Communion, so long as one has no mortal sin. The contracting parties are themselves the ministers, and confer the sacrament upon each other. She merely commands us to deny ourselves for the glory of God and the good of our souls. Proem. The Church is our Mother, given us by Christ Himself, to guide us until He comes again. (a) The reading or possession of bad books, magazines, and other publications. The wife will influence her husband for good more effectually by silence, meekness, and prayer, than by nagging and scandalous scolding. in Henry VIII, king of England asked the Pope to grant him a divorce from his lawful wife, Catherine of Aragon, so that he might marry Anne Boleyn. Therefore, this being the case, the Church that made such human laws can also dispense from them, change them, or abolish them altogether, though prudence would favor not since abstinence and fasting are means of self-sacrifice and penance in conditioning us spiritually for the battles of the world. Many of these Catholics leave funds to some secular institution or other, for the erection of this or that building, and completely forget to leave anything to their Mother Church and/or truly Catholic organizations. St. Paul said: "This is a great mystery - I mean in reference to Christ and the Church" (Ephesians 5:32). Only at this meal may meat be taken. The first Christians received the Body of Our Lord daily. Many Catholics feel by going once a year they are making their 'Easter Duty' without realizing that by missing Mass on the other Sundays they are in mortal sin. Because Catholics have been taught to obey the pope, it made it easier for the enemies of Christ to wrest control of the Seat of Peter and create the Great Apostasy thanks to Vatican II. Yet, sadly, there's little similarity to what is contained in this series to what is being passed off as 'Catholic' in Modern Rome. For example, abstinence for certain days is not a natural law, but a human law. With the approval of the Holy See before Vatican II, these four feasts are not holy days of obligation in the United States. Once the divorce is granted, if the marriage had been a consummated sacramental bond, the contract remains in every other way; and neither of the parties can enter into marriage with another person. But when Christ came, He withdrew this permission absolutely, and restored marriage to its original unity, saying: This is surely not too heavy a burden. The Apostles administered it. If they recognize the V2 "popes" as legitimate, then they have no right to resist anything. FIRST DECREE. 1. A Catholic is bound to observe all of the precepts of the Church. Every society is authorized to make laws which the members must observe; this the Church does; and by her mouth God makes His will known to us. Nothing has changed from that time regarding our doctrines and beliefs. If the Pope refused, England would surely be plunged in heresy. No society can exist without the power to govern its members. When there is a great concourse of people, or if public health is concerned, the bishop can grant a dispensation for a particular locality, or even for the entire diocese, from the law of fast or of abstinence, or both. It is far from edifying to see so many wealthy persons throwing away money on food, clothes, cars, jewels, houses, travels, etc. This authority comes from Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who chose Peter as Head of His Church. It is the wish of the Church that if we cannot imitate them, we should at least receive Holy Communion every time we hear Mass, on Sundays and holydays of obligation. 21). These occur at the beginning of the four seasons. Thus we approve of it, and Your Highness has, in writing, our approbation." What would become of children if parents were free to separate at their leisure? One who cannot fast should do some other penance. A Catholic who neglects to receive Holy Communion worthily during the Easter time commits a mortal sin. ON JUSTIFICATION. Funds collected on Mission Day were always sent to Rome, too, for the Propagation of the Faith, the spread of the Faith in mission lands. It is a preparation for Easter. No society can exist without the power to govern its members. Other feasts of Our Lord that should be properly celebrated are: the Epiphany, January 6; and the Feast of Corpus Christi - the Body and Blood of Christ, and Trinity Sunday. Persons not obliged to work on holy days of obligation should avoid doing so. If we do not support the true Church, we are being unfaithful to Christ's command that it "go and make disciples of all nations" To teach, the Church has need of funds; our spiritual superiors need material support as much as we do, if not much more on account of their duties and the obstacles they must overcome since many are called, but few chosen and those few are overburdened as it is in working for the spiritual welfare of souls. When we are sick, we are eager enough to rush here, there, and everywhere, seeking remedies. We should not need to go to Confession for each Communion. The chief duty of husband and wife in the married state I to be faithful to each other, and to provide in every way for the welfare of the children God may give them. Thus, so it is very, very clear: These last [general council of bishops] have NO efficacy WITHOUT the approval of a True pope. Divorce is a legal separation of married persons; as generally understood today, it is a complete severance of the marriage bond giving the parties the right to marry other persons. They have as great, if not greater, obligation to help support the true Church, hidden and spread so thin though she may be. By the commandment to confess our sins at least once a year is meant that we are strictly obliged to make a good confession within the year, if we have a mortal sin to confess. The Church in her supreme authority has defined nothing regarding the form and number of the Commandments of the Church. A good Catholic shows obedience to God by conforming himself not only to the letter, but to the spirit of the laws of the Church. Sad that 54 days of fast and abstinence, and eight days of fasting and partial abstinence have been reduced to a mere two days out of the entire year by the church posing as Catholic. Nobody can misinterpret His meaning: "Everyone who puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery; and he who marries a woman who has been put away from her husband commits adultery" (St. Luke 16:18) and After her death, the soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary was reunited to her incorrupt body, and she was taken up to Heaven by the ministry of angels. There is a difference between separation and annulment. One does not fulfill the duty if his communion or confession is unworthy. X. Wealthy Catholics should remember the Church in their wills. Richard Clarke, SJ, Founded in 1965 as The Wanderer Forum Foundation, P.O. This is easily understood when we remember that neither pastor nor official is the minister of the sacrament of Matrimony; they do not really confer the sacrament. The first precept of the Church enjoins upon the faithful to rest from work on certain days besides the Sunday, to give thanks to God for special graces. To stay a step ahead of the devil we must condition ourselves spiritually. This power to bind and loose is called the "power of the keys.". Can you say Pontius Pilate? Our pastors are those true priests and bishops in whose districts or parishes we live or choose to be part of. The present catechism follows the division of the Commandments established by St. Augustine, which has become traditional in the Catholic Church. The obligation of the Easter Communion binds under pain of mortal sin. Fast and abstinence are pleasing to God only when we also refrain from sin and engage in good works. All who have come to the use of reason are bound by this law of Easter communion. Yet they do resist because of the man's/mens' universal heresies, so they must acknowledge that he and his conciliar predecessors cannot possibly be Catholic, let alone true popes. On All Saints' Day we honor the memory of all the Saints in Heaven and implore their intercession. 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