Orthodoxy in Faith, Doctrine, and Spirituality
Orthodoxy in Faith, Doctrine, and Spirituality Obedience: The First and Foundational Virtueby John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M.Without obedience, even love itself is not possible. Obedience is the foundation from which all other virtue is built. Three Secret Strategies of Satan to Destroy our Children, our Families, our Culture, and our Churchby John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M.Satan has a secret. It is the secret about his three primary strategies to destroy us. If Satan can convince our culture to adopt the philosophy precipitated by these secret strategies he can brainwash our children, disrupt our families, manipulate our culture, and bring apostasy within the Church. Salvation: Is Obedience to God Necessary?A Catholic Response, IncMany times St. Paul in his Epistles teaches that we are justified (i.e. reconciled with God and thus made fit for heaven) by faith (Rom 3:28...); however, he also writes about the obedience of faith [Rom 1:5; 16:26] and faith working through love [Gal 5:6]. St. Paul's concept of faith not only includes belief and trust but also obedience to God. Age of Confirmation: When Local and Universal Law ConflictCongregation for Divine WorshipDecember 18, 1999Reply concerning the request of a child of 11 years old, for reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in anticipation of the local policy of conferring the Sacrament no sooner than the sophomore year of high school. Regulation for Doctrinal Examination(Rules on How to Dissent)Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithThe Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has the function of promoting and safeguarding doctrine on faith and morals throughout the Catholic world. In accomplishing this purpose, it renders a service to the truth, by protecting the right of the People of God to receive the Gospel message in its purity and entirety. Therefore, in order that faith and morals not be harmed by errors however disseminated, it also has the duty of examining writings and opinions which appear contrary to correct faith or dangerous. Vita ConsecrataApostolic Letter by Pope John Paul IIThe Consecrated Life, deeply rooted in the example and teaching of Christ the Lord, is a gift of God the Father to his Church through the Holy Spirit. By the profession of the evangelical counsels the characteristic features of Jesus-the chaste, poor and obedient one-are made constantly visible in the midst of the world, and the eyes of the faithful are directed toward the mystery of the Kingdom of God already at work in history, even as it awaits its full realization in heaven.