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A new dawn has arrived in Uganda! Catholic Faith Defender(CFD) is finally here in the Pearl of Africa! Praise God! The Lord is good always!
What started as a friendship has now resulted into the formation of the Ugandan Chapter of this great Apologetics Organization Catholic Faith Defenders-many thanks to Fr.Abe Arganiosa who inspired this plus other CFD leaders who have worked tirelessly for advancement of CFD and the defense of the Bride of Christ.
Special thanks also go to CFD President, Prof. Ramon Gitamondoc whose exemplary and effective leadership has seen the tremendous growth of CFD across the Philippines and beyond! It is our prayer that he will approve CFD Uganda once we are done with the basics.
We are also inpired by the zeal of Atty.Marwil Nacor Llasos and other CFD Apologists whose dedication to CFD is a great inspiration for others.
CFD Uganda initial meeting
In Uganda, Sunday 28th 2015 was the first initial meeting for CFD Uganda and we announce the formation of our CFD Chapter. The meeting should have been carried out in 2014 but due to a few challenges, everything remained in the pipeline.Thank God, our desire and fire for an Apologetics apostolate did not die with the challenges. We were able to have our first meeting last Sunday 28th June 2015 because we could not keep waiting while the attacks of Fundamentals and enemies of the Church are thrown at us from left and right.
Masterminded and chaired by Bro. Aloysius Kayiwa-a revert to the Catholic Church from Pentecostalism and a seasoned defender of the Catholic faith-the meeting was attended by 8 young, passionate and energetic warriors filled with the love of the Lord and the faith. They are all Professionals in the fields of Project Planning and Management, Medical and Pharmaceuticals, Accountancy, Mass Communication,Business Management, Surveillance among others. Bro. Aloysius offered his house seating room as the venue for the meeting and also sponsored refreshments for the participants.
Items on the meeting Agenda included;
Introduction of Members
Communication from the Chair
Introduction to Catholic Faith Defenders(CFD)
Recess period and Focus Group Discussion-Why Defend the Faith?
Introduction to Apologetics
AOB and wey forward
Closing prayer and departure
At the beginning of the meeting, Bro Aloysius welcomed all members to the meeting and informed them that this was a blessing from the Lord that the meeting had become a reality. He informed them that all baptized faithful are called upon to be militants for the Church because of the attacks to the Church from cults and misguided Protestants.This is the reason why CFD Uganda is being formed-to defend the faith!
He specifically Introduced CFD as an organisation of lay Catholics founded in the Philippines with the aim of helping in the Propagation of the Gospel; study of dogmas, doctrines, precepts and Sacred traditions of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, and also preserve and defend the faith, moral and spiritual values and virtues of the faithful; strengthen and enhance their faith and actively participate in the apostolic activities of the Church principally through apologetics.
During the recess period, members discussed among themselves why there is need to defend the faith before resuming with and an exposition to Basic Apologetics(Introduction to Apologetics) in which members learnt that Apologetics is simply concerned with building the case for our faith, learning how to explain and defend the faith with confidence and ease. There is another for everything!
These few thing were specifically important for the members-who are deeply yearning for knowledge of the faith and skills for the defense for the faith.
Because of the great discussion that took place, the meeting, which was supposed to be carried out from 2-4pm ended at 6pm! The meeting was filled with moments of fun and activeness throughout. All members were free to put up ideas, augment and suggest way forward. There was a teaser moment too at the end of the meeting when Bro.Nicholas Mukasa asked members why is Jesus called the Son of David?He he
With the success of the first meeting, CFD Uganda is trekking a promising way. Being the first of the kind in Uganda,there is of course a huge number of lay Christians interested in joining. Currently we are beginning in the Metropolitan Arch Diocese of Kampala and possibly CFD will spread to other eleven Dioceses of Uganda. As we hold meetings, we are also working simultaneously to get approval from the Archbishop of Kampala, Dr.Cyprian Kizito Lwanga and also get a National Spiritual Adviser. We have all the paper work required to register CFD Uganda with the Church in Uganda including CFD constitution, letters of Introduction among others. Thank God the beginning is promising and there is already commitment on the show.
We won’t burge along the way. We have specifically put our chapter under the Protection of Our Lord Jesus, the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary and the Holy Uganda Martyrs who were burnt alive for their refusal to renounce Jesus!
Although we lack a few logistics like a Data Projector to assist in training, this won’t disable our zeal in advancing CFD, the Propagation of the Gospel and the defense of our Faith. We are powered and God will provide. Prayer is our main weapon and with Prayer, God and His Saints will assist us. We are also using CFD to inspire us to a life of renewal and discernment. All this for the glory of God and the Church. Pro Deo et Ecclessia!
Our next meeting is on Sunday 5th 2015 at St.Andrew Kaggwa Catholic Church Bukoto beginning from 2-4pm. Each member who attended our last meeting was tasked to come with a friend for the next meeting. We hope to elect a temporary leadership Committee in the upcoming meeting to guide CFD for the beginning until when a fully fledged leadership structure is elected.
ATTENDANCE LIST FOR CFD UGANDA INITIAL MEETING
June 28th 2015
|1||Aloysius Kayiwa||Project Planning and Management||Holy Trinity Kamwokya||0783315973|
|2||Edwin Kinene||Accountant||Holy Trinity Kamwokya||0702221731|
|4||Geofrey Ssebina||Medical Officer||St.Kizito Bwaise||0774605041|
|5||Felix Turyasiima||Customer Service||Kyambogo University Chaplaincy||0784113601|
|6||Peter Ssemambo||Business Management||St.Gyaviira Bunamwaya||0783096459|
|7||Cleophas Pacumbe||Surveillance System Controller||Our Lady of Fatima Nankulabye||0789210485|
|8||Beatrice Nakalembe||Tourism and Hospitality||Holy Trinity Kamwokya|
Pray for CFD, Pray for CFD Uganda. May God bless you!
Via: Bro. Cielbert A. Dondoyano, Sr.- Catholic Faith Defender of Dipolog City, Philippines.
MANILA, July 17, 2015—Other Christians may disagree all they want, but Catholics should not apologize for wearing the scapular, praying the rosary, and using other sacramentals because they have theology on their side, argues a lay theologian.
In a recent talk, Marwil N. Llasos, a lawyer, preacher, and renowned Mariologist told members of the Company of St. Dominic (CSD) that the religious use of physical objects is grounded in theology by virtue of what he called the “Principle of Sacramentality.”
“It defines us Catholics that we believe in the Principle of Sacramentality … that God can —and He does—use matter to convey grace,” he explained.
Llasos likened those who reject sacramentals to the early heretics who claimed that matter was inherently evil and, therefore, could not possibly serve as channels of God’s power.
Matter = good
“We are not Gnostics nor Manicheans. Matter is not evil. It is not dirty. It is good,” he exclaimed.
Quoting Gen. 1:31, Llasos shared, “God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good.”
By its “very good-ness,” Llasos pointed out that creation is also true and beautiful.
“Good does not only mean ‘mabuti.’ In fact, what is good also means that it is true, and what is good also means it is beautiful. So the good, the true, and the beautiful can already be found in Creation,” he noted.
“That’s why when God said that is was very good, there is already goodness, there is beauty, there is truth. And God does not disdain, He does not hate matter. His material creation, according to Divine pronouncement, is very good,” he added.
While it strictly speaks about the sacraments, Llasos stressed how a paragraph in Pope Francis’ latest “encyclical on the care for our common home,” might as well be applied to sacramentals given that both involve elements found in nature.
Laudato si’ 235 reads: “The Sacraments are a privileged way in which nature is taken up by God to become a means of mediating supernatural life. Through our worship of God, we are invited to embrace the world on a different plane. Water, oil, fire and colours are taken up in all their symbolic power and incorporated in our act of praise.”
It continues, “The hand that blesses is an instrument of God’s love and a reflection of the closeness of Jesus Christ, who came to accompany us on the journey of life. Water poured over the body of a child in Baptism is a sign of new life. Encountering God does not mean fleeing from this world or turning our back on nature.”(Raymond A. Sebastián/CBCP News)
June 26, 2015
Statement of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable. Just as Roe v. Wade did not settle the question of abortion over forty years ago, Obergefell v. Hodges does not settle the question of marriage today. Neither decision is rooted in the truth, and as a result, both will eventually fail. Today the Court is wrong again. It is profoundly immoral and unjust for the government to declare that two people of the same sex can constitute a marriage.
The unique meaning of marriage as the union of one man and one woman is inscribed in our bodies as male and female. The protection of this meaning is a critical dimension of the “integral ecology” that Pope Francis has called us to promote. Mandating marriage redefinition across the country is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us, especially children. The law has a duty to support every child’s basic right to be raised, where possible, by his or her married mother and father in a stable home.
Jesus Christ, with great love, taught unambiguously that from the beginning marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman. As Catholic bishops, we follow our Lord and will continue to teach and to act according to this truth.
I encourage Catholics to move forward with faith, hope, and love: faith in the unchanging truth about marriage, rooted in the immutable nature of the human person and confirmed by divine revelation; hope that these truths will once again prevail in our society, not only by their logic, but by their great beauty and manifest service to the common good; and love for all our neighbors, even those who hate us or would punish us for our faith and moral convictions.
Lastly, I call upon all people of good will to join us in proclaiming the goodness, truth, and beauty of marriage as rightly understood for millennia, and I ask all in positions of power and authority to respect the God-given freedom to seek, live by, and bear witness to the truth.
June 26, 2015
STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP.
REGARDING SUPREME COURT RULING ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE
“The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on marriage is not a surprise. The surprise will come as ordinary people begin to experience, firsthand and painfully, the impact of today’s action on everything they thought they knew about marriage, family life, our laws and our social institutions. The mistakes of the court change nothing about the nature of men and women, and the truth of God’s Word. The task now for believers is to form our own families even more deeply in the love of God, and to rebuild a healthy marriage culture, one marriage at a time, from the debris of today’s decision.”
+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia
HINDI PO ITO KASALAN SA SIMBAHANG KATOLIKA..
HINDI PO ITO PARI NG SIMBAHANG KATOLIKA..
AT LALONG HINDI PO SILA KATOLIKO..
SELYADO SA HABANG PANAHON ANG ARAL NG SIMBAHANG KATOLIKA NA ANG KASAL AY DAPAT SA PAGITAN LAMANG NG ISANG BABAE AT ISANG LALAKE AT HINDI NG MAGKAPAREHONG KASARIAN.
NAKAKALUNGKOT LANG NA MADAMING KAIBAYO AT MGA MISMONG KATOLIKO ANG NANINIWALA SA LARAWAN NA ITO NA HINDI MAN LANG GUMAGAWA NG RESEARCH BAGO MAGSALITA.
NAPAKADAMI NG KUMUKOPYA SA MGA KASUOTAN NG PARING KATOLIKO O PATI NGA MISMONG MGA SIMBAHAN AY KINOKOPYA NILA.
ITONG ISANG ‘TO KUNG TAMA AKO AY KAY REV. CEEJAY AGBAYANI. ISANG SEKTANG ITINATAG PARA BIGYAN NG SARILING PREBILEHIYONG MAIKASAL KASALAN ANG MGA MYEMBRO NG LGBT COMMUNITY. (PWEDENG I GOOGLE ANG METROPOLITAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH O MCC O SA HULING BALITA KO AY NAGPALIT SILA NG PANGALAN.)
BAGAMAT NIRERESPETO NG SIMBAHAN ANG LGBT COMMUNITY AT HINDI DINIDISCRIMINATE ANG MGA HOMOSEXUALS NUMERO UNONG TUTOL ANG SIMBAHANG KATOLIKA SA SAME SEX MARRIAGE DAHIL KALABISAN NA ITO. KAYA NGA KUNG ANU ANONG PANG AALIMURA AT PAMBABASTOS DIN ANG TINANGGAP NG MGA KAPARIAN AT NG SIMBAHAN SA AMERIKA BAGO PA MAIPASA AT LALO NA NG MAIPASA ANG SSM DOON. SUKAT NA DURAAN SILA NG MGA LGBT SA DAAN AT SAKTAN.
NAKALULUNGKOT NA GINAGAMIT NA NAMAN ITO NG MGA KRITIKO NG SIMBAHAN PARA PALITAWIN NA HIPOKRITO ANG SIMBAHAN. PERO SINASABI KO SA INYO. HUMANAP KAYO NG SIMBAHAN SA MUNDO NA MALAWAKAN ANG PAGTUTOL SA SSM. SIMBAHANG KATOLIKA LANG YAN. S’YEMPRE I COMMEND DIN NATIN ANG EFFORTS NG IBANG SEKTA AT SAMAHAN NA TUTOL DIN DITO (PERO PAREHO NILANG KINOKONDENA ANG HOMOSEXUALITU AT SSM), PERO KUNG PINAKAMALAKING PAGTUTOL, MULA YAN SA SIMBAHANG KATOLIKA.
PANSININ ANG STOLA NG PARI PARIAN..BAKIT KULAY PULA? HINDI BA DAPAT PUTI PARA SA KASALAN?
KAYA MGA KAPILING, RESEARCH RESEARCH DIN PAG MAY TIME..WAG MAKUNTENTO NA WALANG ALAM SA MGA BAGAY BAGAY TUNGKOL SA SIMBAHAN..
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Bro. PETER P. COSENILLO
In order to prevent any tendency of homophobic interpretations using the Sacred Scriptures, the unidentified pro-gay scholars produced the so-called Queen James Bible or Gay Bible in 2012 based on the 1769 edition of the King James Bible. The editors of this Bible version asserted that there were no negative verses in the Bible in referrence to homosexuality and thus all the biblical versions, except the QJV, are all scriptural misinterpretations.
Below are the biblical verses concerning homosexuality comparing the King James Version, approved Catholic version (Douay-Rheims), and the Queen James Version:
Genesis 19:5 —
“And they called Lot, and said to him: Where are the men that came in to thee at night? bring them out hither that we may KNOW them:” (Douay-Rheims)
“And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may KNOW them.” (KJV)
“And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may RAPE AND HUMILIATE them.” (QJV)
NOTE that there is nothing in the original text that says “rape and humiliate.” The word often translated as “rape” in English Bibles is the Hebrew “yawdah” which means “to know“. On the other hand, the word “know” can also be translated as “rape,” but “and humiliate” is a complete fabrication. Adding the words “rape and humiliate” is not justified and alters the meaning of the text. Moses knew what he was writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. However, the QJV editors are saying that Moses didn’t get it right and that they had to add words, which are not there, to “correctly” get it to say what they think it needs to say.
Leviticus 18:22 —
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, because it is an abomination.” (Douay-Rheims)
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.” (KJV)
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind IN THE TEMPLE OF MOLECH: it is an abomination.” (QJV)
NOTE that “in the temple of Molech” is not in the original text. The modification is not justified. In the previous verse (Leviticus 18:21) it says, “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.” (KJV) The editors of the gay Bible have borrowed the topic of Molech from the previous verse and inserted it into v. 22. If the proceeding verses are referring only in the temple of Molech, then it should follow that the v. 23 also in condemning bestiality in the temple — Leviticus 18:23 says, “Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.” Does v. 23 condemn bestiality “in the temple of Molech” but accepted it outside the temple? Of course not. Why the selective inconsistency? The QJV editors are not justified in their text modification. They altered it to make it fit to their sexual preference.
Leviticus 20:13 —
“If any one lie with a man as with a woman, both have committed an abomination, let them be put to death: their blood be upon them.” ( Douay-Rheims)
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” (KJV)
“If a man also lie with mankind IN THE TEMPLE OF MOLECH, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” (QJV)
NOTE that there is nothing in the text that says “in the temple of Molech.” Molech is indeed mentioned in earlier verses in Leviticus 20:2, 3, 4, 5. However, if the reasoning of the pro-gay editors is to be followed, then it implied that the verses starting at 9 should also be in referrence to the temple of Molech, like in Leviticus 20:9 where Moses forbids cursing your mother and father (Leviticus 20:9), condems adultery (Leviticus 20:10), lying with one’s father’s wife (Leviticus 20:11), and lying with one’s daughter-in-law (Leviticus 20:12). Then after verse 13 it says not to marry a woman and her mother (Leviticus 20:14), to not lie with animals (Leviticus 20:15), etc. If the Gay Bible editors want to borrow a topic from several verses earlier and insert it into only one particular verse, why just that one found in v. 13? It’s because that is the verse that disagrees with their pro-homosexual agendum, so they modified it.
Romans 1:26 —
“For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.” (Douay-Rheims)
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.” (KJV)
“Their women did change their natural use into that which is against nature: AND LIKEWISE ALSO THE MEN, LEFT OF THE NATURAL USE OF THE WOMAN, BURNED IN RITUAL LUST, ONE TOWARD ANOTHER.” (QJV)
NOTE that there is a significant alteration in this verse. The editors not only removed several words (the beginning of the v. 26), but also added many more (in bold). They also moved words from the next verse (v. 27) into v. 26. The QJV editors rewrote what Paul actually said. Notice that “ritual lust” is not in the original Greek manuscript. The inclusion of “ritual lust” alters the meaning of the text to get it to say that that homosexuality is bad when it is practiced in some sort of religious ritual, as temple prostitution. But, this is not what it says. The original KJV has no occurrence of the word “ritual” in the entire Bible. It occurs in the NKJV (Old Testament) in Deuteronomy 23:17; 2 Kings 23:7; Ezekiel 20:26; Hosea 4:14. But, none of these are in the New Testament, so there is no justification for changing the text to “ritual lust.”
Romans 1:27 —
“And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.” (Douay-Rheims)
“And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” (KJV)
“Men with men working that which is PAGAN and unseemly. FOR THIS CAUSE GOD GAVE THE IDOLATORS UP UNTO VILE AFFECTIONS, receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” (QJV)
NOTE that they have added the words pagan, idolators, and vile affections so that the meaning of verse would be twisted entirely to focus not on plain homosexuality but paganism. They are not justified for this text. Those words are not there in the original Greek manuscripts.
1 Corinthians 6:9 —
“Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,  Nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind […]” (Douay-Rheims)
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,” (KJV)
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor MORALLY WEAK, nor PROMISCUOUS,” (QJV)
NOTE that he Greek word for “soft” is translated as “effeminate”; that is, a “soft, womanly man.” But the Queen James Bible editors claim that the word effeminate is unrelated to how the word is used today; rather, it means “morally weak.” The Greek word ἀρσενοκοίται was translated as “abusers of themselves with mankind,” refers to sodomites, males engaging in same-gender sexual activity. Arsenokoitais comes from two words, “ársēn, a male, and koítē, a bed — that is a man who lies in bed with another male, a homosexual.” However, the QJV editors claim this means “the male who has many beds,” an expression referring to men who are promiscuous. They say that, since no specific Greek word for homosexuality was used, they are justified in “translating” it as “promiscuous.”
1 Timothy 1:10 —
“For fornicators, for them who defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and whatever other thing is contrary to sound doctrine.” (Douay-Rheims)
“For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; (KJV)
“For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.” (QJV)
NOTE that the QJV removes “with mankind” because it implies teaching against homosexuality. The word in the Greek is ἀρσενοκοίταις, arsenokoitas.
Jude 1:7 —
“As Sodom and Gomorrha, and the neighbouring cities, in like manner, having given themselves to fornication, and going after other flesh, were made an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.” (Douay-Rheims)
“Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (KJV)
“Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after NONHUMAN flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (QJV)
NOTE that the word “other” in Greek is heteros. It means “another of a different kind.” This verse alteration is possibly sound since the context of Sodom and Gomorrah is that the sodomites sought to have relations with the angels who they thought were men. However, the QJV editors are justifying themselves by saying that the “strange flesh” the mob of Sodom was seeking was “angelic flesh”; that is, it was only “strange” because it was nonhuman. Thus, the sexual violence the men of Sodom wanted to perform on Lot’s guests cannot be truly called a homosexual act.
This act by the QJV editors is a clear pervertion of the words of God for their own advantage — a work of Satan. Be reminded that “Every word of God proves true; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you and you be found a liar” (Proverbs 30:5-6). Thus, those who are not of the truth are not of God but of Satan, the “father of lies” (John 8:44).
Now, is this what the pro-LGBT advocates want — to go against God by desecrating and blaspheming His words? Is it not enough to disrespect the sanctity of the sacrament of Matrimony that even the Sacred Scriptures need to be altered? So true that the editors of the Queen James Bible have seen fit to boldly remove anything they dislike and add words that have no right to be there — all to try to make God say what they want said. Twisting the words of God does not make homosexuality morally acceptable. Pervertion of the sacred Scriptures does not make it best but make it worst.
For even though how hard they tried to alter the sacred Scriptures but “The words of the LORD are pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” (Psalm 12:6-7)
REPENT AND DENOUNCE SATAN!