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THE CREEDS ARE LIGHT IN DARKNESS

THE CREEDS ARE LIGHT IN DARKNESS

It is obligatory to attend Holy Mass every Sunday. The Creed is prayed by all the faithful during these Masses. 

The articles of the Creed are brief enunciations and specimens of some, and of the chief, of the great mercies vouchsafed to man in the Gospel.

They are truths of pregnant significance, and of direct practical bearing on Christian life and conduct. Such, for instance, obviously is ‘one Baptism for the remission of sins,’ and ‘the resurrection of the body’. Such then must be our profession of ‘catholicity’.

And, thus considered, the two, ‘the Catholic Church’ and ‘the Communion of Saints’, certainly suggest an explanation of each other; the one introducing us to our associates and patrons in heaven, and the other pointing out to us where to find the true teaching and the means of grace on earth.

– Bl. John Henry Newman; The Creeds are light in darkness; Ath.II, 65

 

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“WHEN MEN ARE WEIGHED DOWN … THEY WANT SOMETHING TO LEAN ON, HOLIER, DIVINER, MORE STABLE THAN THEIR OWN MINDS”

“It is far more certain that Revelation must contain a message, than that message must be in Scripture…

It is very well for educated persons, at their ease, with few cares, or in the joyous time of youth, to argue and speculate about the impalpableness and versatility of the divine message, its chameleon-like changeableness; but when men are conscious of sin, are sorrowful, are weighed down, are desponding, they ask for something to lean on, something external to themselves … they want something to lean on, holier, diviner, more stable than their own minds … a creed, a creed necessary to salvation, they will have; a creed either in Scripture or out of it; and if in Scripture, I say, it must be, from the nature of the case, only indirectly gained from Scripture.”
– Bl. John Henry Newman; “The Truth that gives Life must be presented to us.” D.A., 133-34

 

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DO YOU BELIEVE? YES, I BELIEVE (HYMN)

DO YOU BELIEVE? YES, I BELIEVE

Chorus: Do you believe? Yes, I believe (2x)

Mighty Father I believe, yes, I believe,
Creator of heaven and earth, yes, I believe,
I believe in Jesus Christ, yes, I believe,
Everlasting Son of God, yes, I believe.

Equal in the Father’s power, yes, I believe, yes, I believe,
And through Him all things were made, yes, I believe.
It was He who saved us all, yes, I believe,
From heaven He came to Earth, yes, I believe.

Of the Virgin Mary born, yes, I believe,
And the Spirit word made flesh, yes, I believe,
Suffered death, was crucified, yes, I believe,
And He rose up from the dead, yes, I believe.

He ascended to heaven, yes, I believe,
And His Kingdom has no end, yes, I believe.
In the Spirit I believe, yes, I believe,
Lord and Vivifier of all, yes, I believe.

With the Father, I believe, yes, I believe,
He’s adored and glorified, yes, I believe,
I believe in Holy Church, yes, I believe,
And one baptism profess, yes, I believe.

I shall see Him in Heaven, yes, I believe,
Living in the world to come, yes, I believe.
Amen, Amen, Amen, yes, I believe.
– Credo, Hymn from Nigeria

 
 

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