+ This Friday will be the 1st Class feast Day of SS. Peter and Paul, red vestments. I am wondering if some of you more experienced folks (ok...older folks) used to observe these feast days in a special way, beyond the obvious prayers. I guess what I am asking is; did folks actually celebrate these days with some sort of remembrance outside of liturgical functions and prayers? Special foods? Flowers? It seems silly of me to ask but what I don't know...I don't know.
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Biblical Evidence for Catholicism
Submitted by Michael O'Neill
I once had a Mennonite man come out to service my furnace. This particular strain of Mennonite dress quite obvious to their tradition: men with beards and simple clothes, women in dresses and black bonnets. While trouble shooting my furnace he kept glancing at all the Catholic "stuff" I have on the walls. Crucifixes, pictures of Mary, the Saints and Jesus....and he finally couldn't hold it in any longer.
He asked me why Catholics didn't consider Jesus the Son of God and Savior but a mere prophet? Did we use the Bible (I showed him my Douay-Rheims)? Why did my bible have that funny name on the front? Do we worship Mary (which I led to "Do we worship statues?").
In turn I asked him all about his faith and gave him the usual responses to his questions. It was one of the most enjoyable conversations I had had in a while.
My son in law, who I sponsored in Confirmation and vouched for through three Knights of Columbus degrees...became a Catholic partially because he discovered what the Catholic Church was not.
Knowledge and information are powerful beautiful weapons.