Daily Archives: August 16, 2022
Prayer, The Rosary, And Salvation
The Rosary Reblog II (16 October 2017)
We cannot, strictly speaking, merit Salvation. Strictly speaking, we cannot and do not merit anything at all. Whatever we have, God has given us. Whatever we attain, God has preordained that we should be given the grace to do so. This applies to absolutely everything we do, up to the last consequences and our eternal destiny. God has, in His Justice, preordained from all eternity whether we will be saved or damned, whether we are elects or reprobates. This brutal truth is a mainstay – nay, it is the foundation – of Catholic theology. If it were not so, God would depend on our decisions and would, therefore, not be Omnipotent.
I can, of myself, merit exactly nothing. What I do is merely collaborate with God’s grace; and even this collaboration is, in fact, nothing more than God’s grace: an unmerited gift.
The human mind being very limited, and unable…
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The Rosary Reblog (18 October 2019)
The Vatican has apparently launched an erosary app allowing people to pray the Rosary.
Let us set aside for the moment the fact that the Rosary app might actually track your use. Let us also forget that there are, in fact, plenty of free apps out there to do exactly the same.
What, as always, grates me is the wordliness.
The app is apparently destined to pray the Rosary “for peace”.
Nothing in FrancisChurch is to do with Christ, with Salvation, or with sin. Everything they do is directed toward the fashionable cares of the world, like the obsession with peace and with the environment; and in order to promote these issues nothing is safe: from the hammer and sickle crucifix Francis gratefully received, to the Rosary “for peace”.
I suggest to all my readers that they pray their Rosary today for the end of this Pontificate.
Who knows, if…
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