lulapilgrim's Articles In Religion
January 12, 2013 by lulapilgrim

Hail, Mary! Full of Grace. The Lord is with thee; Blessed are thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, Now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

January 8, 2012 by lulapilgrim
ON another blog discussion about SCIENCE and GOD, the discussion sometimes turns solely towards religion, something that does not interest others.  


So, in an effort to continue the discussion, I’ve created this forum.


A fellow JUser posted the following:


I believe baptism is no longer necessary for salvation, for we already have salvation.


To which I asked: Why do you believe that Baptism is no longer necessary for salvation?  ...
December 20, 2011 by lulapilgrim
Catholics in England were forbidden to practice their faith openly during the years from 1538 to 1829. This song was developed to communicate their gift of faith in coded lyrics. The 12 days run from December 25 (Christmas) to January 6 (Epiphany). The "true Love" refers to God. The repetition of the melody signifies God's continual renewal of His gifts.

A Partridge is the symbol of Christ. The partridge will feign injury  to protect  nestlings who are defenseless just as we are...
October 14, 2011 by lulapilgrim
How many of you believe you can do whatever you want, break the commandments of Almighty God, and after death will still go to Heaven?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) teaches:  "To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God's merciful love means remaining separated from Him for ever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called "Hell". CCC 1033. 

In the lesson of St. Matthew's Gospel...
April 25, 2011 by lulapilgrim
On another blog, a fellow JoeUser asked the following questions and made the following comments:


I am irritated with the closed-mindedness of organizations with causes. If there is only one way (YOUR way) to reach God … why are there so many divergent paths and religions making the same claim? What makes you think it is even conceivable that a paper trail in excess of 2000 years could contain much resemblance to the original fictions?

I am sure you have heard of the test t...
August 18, 2010 by lulapilgrim
Here we go again.

A certain self-styled Protestant whom I’ll call “Deleter” thinks it’s OK to quote Scripture, link it to current events and explain it from her Protestant theological pov, take swipes against Catholics, the Catholic Church and Catholicism while at the same time insists upon no rebuttal from me by deleting my comments. The comments that led up to the deletion of my comments are as follows: Deleter posted: No, Lula the gospels don't preach something...
July 3, 2010 by lulapilgrim
On another Blog, a JUser asked:  Now if you would, tell me what you think "grace" is.

Yes, I’m glad to tell you what I know about Grace.

There are two kinds: supernatural or sanctifying Grace and actual grace, but first some background.

God is the author of the Salvation plan and the first Source of our holiness through which our souls are sanctified. God created us to be with Him in eternal life.  Scripture has it that nothing defiled will enter into heaven and in order...
April 6, 2010 by lulapilgrim

The End of the Old Mosaic Sacrifices

According to the Prophecy of Malachias

There is a discussion on my other blog, A view from the Cross, in which I made the claim that the Old Mosaic Temple sacrifices as ordained by God to Moses are done....done for good. Almighty God was making it known that at moment of Christ's crucifixion when the Temple Veil was rent from top to bottom, that the rites and ceremonies of the Old Law were to be abolished for good in 70AD.

To which Poster L...
November 3, 2009 by lulapilgrim
Ears to Hear

Continuing a discussion

Recently an other JoeUser wrote: Lulapilgrim, Jesus would not have used the word "church". The word was not in existence at the time of Jesus. If anything at all he would have used the word "temple". What ever the original word was its meaning was not "church", but was translated to it in order to give the new fledgling church some semblance of authority.

As far as I know Christ spoke Aramaic and whatever word He used in this case was ultimately tr...
September 26, 2009 by lulapilgrim
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 {behavior:url(#ieooui) } -->

Who Are The Jews? On another JU forum, I was told that I  “don’t understand the Jew. To understand the Jew is to understand what’s going on. To understand the Jew is to understand History.”I decided that in order to respond to this charge in a thorough manner, it would be better to do so in my own forum. Besides that, in my view,  there is no better answer t...
December 11, 2008 by lulapilgrim is the next section of Pope Benedict's first encyclical "Deus Caritas Est", "God is Love".  Ever wonder why "love" relationships succeed or fail? This might help explain.

6. Concretely, what does this path of ascent and purification entail? How might love be experienced so that it can fully realize its human and divine promise? Here we can find a first, important indication in the Song of Songs, an Old Testament book well known to the mystics. According to the interpre...
December 6, 2008 by lulapilgrim
I must start by thanking a dear JU resident for giving me the title of this blog and idea to post this.

On another blog, he asked the following series of probing questions:

Which brings us to the issue at hand, TC says Christianity is love, as do Lula and KFC. OK. What does this mean? Let's explore love. Could you reverse the phrase and say love is Christianity? Hmmm. What is love and does it include or exclude? If we say God is love, what does this really mean?

Can only Christian...
May 31, 2008 by lulapilgrim
I just finished posting a comment on another blog about how we are reaping the whirlwind after kicking God out of public schools. Someone asked what I meant by saying  "we are reaping the whirlwind."

In 1962, the Supreme Court prohibited the saying of this simple non-denominational prayer in public schools:

"Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon thee, and we beg thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our country."

In 1963, the Supreme ...
April 7, 2008 by lulapilgrim
In another blog, I was asked this question: Do you believe a person must be Catholic to get to Heaven?

The short answer is I believe the only requirement for a person to get to Heaven is that person's soul must be completely free of sin.

Regarding the Church, Christ developed the image of the Good Shepherd and His Church through the image of the flock or sheepfold and who will be in it. Read St. John 10 only 42 short verses.

"I am the Good Shepherd; and I know mine and mine know me" v...
October 13, 2007 by lulapilgrim
As so often happens, one forum discussion leads to an other one. Such is the case here. This one comes directly out of EmperorofIceCream’s forum “Why there is no sin” in which one poster wrote the following:

It is nice to think of a one world religion and everyone abiding by the laws set forth by it, imagining everyone living peacefully, helping one another, and not have pointless wars, but that will never happen... and frankly, I wouldn't want it to be that way.

Although I think the ...