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Trinity, if it is your will, Jesus please return in glory today,

bring your justice to this world, and have mercy on us sinners.

 

Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

“Our tainted nature’s solitary boast” as poet William Wordsworth spoke of Mary. Mary is the perfect creation of Almighty God.  Beautiful sunrises, breathtaking sunsets, and all the creativity of human energies in between fail in comparison with Mary. Our humble attempt to describe the many qualities and attributes of Our Lady in her Litany, surely fall short of those known to Almighty God.  Mary as it pleases you, we humbly ask for your continued intercession for a weak and sinful humanity.        Saint Juan Diego, please pray for us.

God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten Son to redeem the world. Our Lord died on a cross to save many. Our Lord died on a cross as a suffering servant. Our Lord died on a cross! Our Lord charged Peter with the task of guiding his church and empowered it with the Holy Spirit so that no error in faith or morals would lead it astray. Truth would always prevail! Our Lord would not mislead those who followed the church he established such that they would not achieve salvation.

Was it Our Lord’s intention then, to sow division of doctrine amongst the many who honestly sought the truth?

Certainly not!

The Decree on Ecumenism –
Read Anew After Forty Years

On 21 November 1964 the Decree on Ecumenism Unitatis redintegratio (UR) was solemnly proclaimed by the Second Vatican Council. Already in the introduction we find the statement:

 

“Christ the Lord founded one church and one church only; division openly contradicts the will of Christ, scandalizes the world and damages the holy cause of preaching the Gospel”. “The restoration of unity among all Christians is one of the principal concerns of the Sacred Ecumenical Second Vatican Council.”

Black- Teaching of Jesus Christ

Red- Disobedience to God

Mixed Views- Position not definitive due to different sects of the religions and cults and no teaching Hierarchy or Magisterium,

Allows- Allows for exceptions

Not Advocated- Position not taught

NAS- Considered not a sacrament

Please Note: The sacraments that are valid in the religions mentioned are so because the Roman Catholic Church declares them valid by virtue of their nature

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If you are a Lutheran, Martin Luther, an apostate of the Roman Catholic Church, founded your religion in Germany, in the year 1517.

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If you are a Mennonite, your church began in Switzerland with Grebel, Mantz, and Blaurock, in the year 1525.

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If you belong to the Church of England, also know as Anglican, your religion began with King Henry VIII in 1534, who established his own church because the Pope could not grant him a divorce with the right to remarry.

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If you are a Presbyterian, your religion was founded by John Knox, in Scotland, in the year 1560.

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If you are a Congregationalist, your religion was founded by Robert Brown, in Holland, in 1583.

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If you are a Baptist, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam, in 1606.

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If you are a Unitarian, John Biddle in London founded your religion in 1645.

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If you are an Episcopalian, your religion was an offshoot of the Church of England, founded by Samuel Seabury in the American Colonies in the 17th century.

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If you are a Quaker, your religion was founded by George Fox, in England, in 1647.

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If you are a Methodist, your religion was founded by John and Charles Wesley, in England, in 1739.

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If you are a Universalist, John Murray founded your religion in New Jersey, in 1770.

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If you are an Evangelical, you owe the founding of your religion to Jacob Albright, in Pennsylvania, in 1803.

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If you are a Mormon (a "Latter Day Saint"), then Joseph Smith started your religion in Palmyra, New York, in 1829.

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If you are a Seventh Day Adventist, your religion originated in New York, by William Miller, in 1831.

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If you worship with the Salvation Army sect, then you acknowledge William Booth in London as your originator, in 1865.

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If you are a Jehovah Witness, then your church was founded by Charles Taze Russell, in 1872, and renamed in 1931 by Judge Rutherford, his successor.

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If you are a Christian Scientist, then Mary Baker Eddy founded your religion in Massachusetts, in 1879.

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If you belong to the Assembly of God religion, then a General Assembly in Arkansas started it in 1914.

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If you claim the Church of the Nazarene as your religion, then Union at General Assembly launched it in 1919.

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If you are an Evangelical Reformed, then Union at General Assembly created it in 1934.

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If you belong to "Pentecostal Gospel," your religion is one of the hundreds of new sects founded by men in the last 100 years.

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If you are a Roman Catholic, you know that your religion was founded in the year 33 by Our Lord Jesus Christ.