A Catholic eucharist question????

Q: After you received the bread (Eucharist) and you go back to your seat.

Everybody kneels and prays. What do you pray??????? Do you say your own prayers???? Some Hail Mary???? Some Glory Be???

Please!!! Serious Answers!! I just received my first Eucharist today and they didn’t tell me.

A: Jesus remains physically present for about 15 minutes after you receive him. During that time, you’re as holy as you’re ever likely to get, this side of Heaven.

You have a wonderful opportunity to adore Jesus, and to “commune” with all the angels, all the saints, and all the “People of God” no matter where they might be, through him, with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit.

You can also just simply “be” and let Jesus do all the “talking”.

Exactly what you do and how you chose to do it is up to you.

What Catholics Are Required To Believe and Why

From Catholic Church Canon Law

Can. 747 ��1. The Church, to which Christ the Lord has entrusted the deposit of faith so that with the assistance of the Holy Spirit it might protect the revealed truth reverently, examine it more closely, and proclaim and expound it faithfully, has the duty and innate right, independent of any human power whatsoever, to preach the gospel to all peoples, also using the means of social communication proper to it.

��2. It belongs to the Church always and everywhere to announce moral principles, even about the social order, and to render judgment concerning any human affairs insofar as the fundamental rights of the human person or the salvation of souls requires it.

Can. 748 ��1. All persons are bound to seek the truth in those things which regard God and his Church and by virtue of divine law are bound by the obligation and possess the right of embracing and observing the truth which they have come to know.

��2. No one is ever permitted to coerce persons to embrace the Catholic faith against their conscience.

Can. 749 ��1. By virtue of his office, the Supreme Pontiff possesses infallibility in teaching when as the supreme pastor and teacher of all the Christian faithful, who strengthens his brothers and sisters in the faith, he proclaims by definitive act that a doctrine of faith or morals is to be held.

��2. The college of bishops also possesses infallibility in teaching when the bishops gathered together in an ecumenical council exercise the magisterium as teachers and judges of faith and morals who declare for the universal Church that a doctrine of faith or morals is to be held definitively; or when dispersed throughout the world but preserving the bond of communion among themselves and with the successor of Peter and teaching authentically together with the Roman Pontiff matters of faith or morals, they agree that a particular proposition is to be held definitively.

��3. No doctrine is understood as defined infallibly unless this is manifestly evident.

Can. 750 ��1. A person must believe with divine and Catholic faith all those things contained in the word of God, written or handed on, that is, in the one deposit of faith entrusted to the Church, and at the same time proposed as divinely revealed either by the solemn magisterium of the Church or by its ordinary and universal magisterium which is manifested by the common adherence of the Christian faithful under the leadership of the sacred magisterium; therefore all are bound to avoid any doctrines whatsoever contrary to them.

��2. Each and every thing which is proposed definitively by the magisterium of the Church concerning the doctrine of faith and morals, that is, each and every thing which is required to safeguard reverently and to expound faithfully the same deposit of faith, is also to be firm-ly embraced and retained; therefore, one who rejects those propositions which are to be held definitively is opposed to the doctrine of the Catholic Church.

Can. 751 Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith; apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith; schism is the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him.

Can. 752 Although not an assent of faith, a religious submission of the intellect and will must be given to a doctrine which the Supreme Pontiff or the college of bishops declares concerning faith or morals when they exercise the authentic magisterium, even if they do not intend to proclaim it by definitive act; therefore, the Christian faithful are to take care to avoid those things which do not agree with it.

Can. 753 Although the bishops who are in communion with the head and members of the college, whether individually or joined together in conferences of bishops or in particular councils, do not possess infallibility in teaching, they are authentic teachers and instructors of the faith for the Christian faithful entrusted to their care; the Christian faithful are bound to adhere with religious submission of mind to the authentic magisterium of their bishops.

Can. 754 All the Christian faithful are obliged to observe the constitutions and decrees which the legitimate authority of the Church issues in order to propose doctrine and to proscribe erroneous opinions, particularly those which the Roman Pontiff or the college of bishops puts forth.

Can. 755 ��1. It is above all for the entire college of bishops and the Apostolic See to foster and direct among Catholics the ecumenical movement whose purpose is the restoration among all Christians of the unity which the Church is bound to promote by the will of Christ.

��2. It is likewise for the bishops and, according to the norm of law, the conferences of bishops to promote this same unity and to impart practical norms according to the various needs and opportunities of the circumstances; they are to be attentive to the prescripts issued by the supreme authority of the Church.

Ships and Boats, Arks and Barques

Have you ever noticed that there are several stories in Holy Scripture regarding ships and boats being tossed about in a tempest, and that all of those who remained aboard were saved?

Noah’s Ark saved only eight people, Noah and his wife, their three sons, Sem, Ham, and Japeth, and their wives. When the great flood came, whoever was not in the Ark perished and was not saved.

Genesis 7:13-23. This Noah’s Ark Old Testament story is a type of the ‘Ark’ of the New Testament, the Catholic Church. 

Noah built an ark:

Hebrews 11:7, “By faith Noah, having been warned concerning things not seen as yet, prepared with pious fear an ark in which to save his household. Having thus condemned the world, he was made heir of the justice which is through faith.” 

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Written and Submitted by Bob Stanley, of The Catholic Treasure Chest

Why a Pledge on Humanae Vitae?

Human Life International e-Newsletter
Volume 03, Number 26 | Friday, June 27, 2008
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Why a Pledge on Humanae Vitae?

To [Christian married couples] the Lord entrusts the task of making visible to men the holiness and sweetness of the law which unites the mutual love of husband and wife with their cooperation with the love of God the author of human life. [Pope Paul VI, Humanae vitae, ¶25].

It may seem odd to take a pledge to do what we are supposed to do anyway – follow the teachings of the Church. By our baptism and confirmation we are already vowed, at least implicitly, to do so. But we are living under special circumstances in a secular society where many Catholics have, knowingly or unknowingly supplanted their faith with another code by which they live, deeming it more “realistic.” But nothing is more realistic or “practical” than eternal salvation and living this life in accord with God’s designs.

So why do we pledge to assent to something as beautiful as God’s natural designs? Something, which in a less darkened world that ought to go without saying? For two reasons, at least: First, as an act of reparation for forty years of public dissent that led so many people astray by treating this ignorance of our Church as some kind of “enlightenment” or “liberation.” Second as an act of witness and assent to counter the anti-witness of this dissent, which brought so much incalculable damage to our Church and world, and indeed the witness of the Church.

We stand up as confessors of the Faith. In the ancient Church, after the great martyrdoms ceased, those who stood for the Faith in a hostile climate were known as confessors of the Faith.

In taking this pledge we stand with the martyrs and confessors of the past in giving public witness not only to the Truth of our Church but her beauty.

Human Life International has an ongoing campaign of collecting this Pledge from clergy members and seminarians. This week we announce and offer a similar pledge to members of the lay faithful.

To sign the Pledge electronically, click here. To download a pdf copy of the Pledge to sign and distribute to others to sign please go here: [Laity Pledge in PDF]

We recommend pastors include it as a bulletin insert and lay people distribute it among friends and family.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

 

Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
President, Human Life International

Did Jesus Have A Soul?

Q: Does Jesus have a soul?

A: Jesus has a divine Spirit and a human soul (to go with his now glorified body).

He couldn’t have been God without the first.

He couldn’t have been man without the second. 

Pope to Catholic Biblical Federation: “God’s Word Can Restore Humanity”

To the Most Reverend
Vincenzo Paglia
President of the Catholic
Biblical Federation

“Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace” (Eph 6: 14-15).

With these words of the Apostle Paul, I am pleased to greet the delegates and all those attending the Seventh General Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Federation taking place in Dar-es-Salaam from 24 June to 3 July 2008, dedicated to the theme: Word of God – Source of Reconciliation, Justice and Peace.

The General Assembly is always a privileged opportunity for the members of the Catholic Biblical Federation to listen together to the word of God and renew their service to the Church, called to proclaim the gospel of peace …

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Question for Catholics: How many of you accept transubstantiation? (I’ve yet to meet a Catholic who does.)

Q: Question for Catholics: How many of you accept transubstantiation? (I’ve yet to meet a Catholic who does.)

A: Anyone who understands that Jesus fulfilled the OT Passover at the Last Supper, and that he replaced it with the NT Mass, which is the re-presentation of his one time, once for all, perfect and eternal sacrifice for the sins of the world, knows that Jesus was deadly serious when he declared, “This is my body. This is my blood.” Do this in remembrance of me.”

Ask yourself what would have become of those who applied only symbolic lamb’s blood to their doorposts, and who ate only symbolic lamb on the first Passover, and you’ll see that God is very serious about this type of thing.

Catholics have always believed in transubstantiation, more than a thousand years before the term for it was even invented, because that is what Jesus taught, that is what the apostles taught, that is what the early Church Fathers taught, and that is what the Church continues to teach today.

Nothing has changed … and there’s certainly nothing to be found in the Bible, to the contrary.

At every Mass, Jesus becomes truly and substantially present on the altar for us … body, blood, soul, and divinity … as High Priest, Perfect Victim, brother, king, and God.

In this way, through Jesus, we faithfully ask God to bless us and keep us, and to provide for all our needs.

God originally spoke everything into existence, from nothing.

Why is it so difficult for some people to take him at his word about the Holy Eucharist, especially those who claim to be justified by faith?

Here’s another Catholic who gracefully accepts transubstantiation, and all that goes along with it!

Is it possible to reach perfection in the human world?

Q: Is it possible to reach perfection in the human world?

A: It’s possible for practicing Catholics, who receive Holy Communion while in a state of grace, to attain spiritual perfection … and maintain it … for a period estimated to be about a quarter of an hour, at a time.

There is also a corresponding physical effect, which is not yet completely understood.

Going to hell?

Q: Going to hell?  What are the real things that people do to make them go to hell?

A: Many people fail to understand the importance of becoming a member of the authentic, universal (Catholic) Church, through baptism, and even if they do, they often fail to participate in a way that might empower them to eventually come to truly know and love God, and begin to understand and appreciate his overall plan.

As a result, people often fail to learn how to deal charitably with one another.

Taken to its’ logical conclusion … over an extended period of time … that just might do it.

Quote of the Week – About Women

“To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood.

When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her.

The higher her virtue, the more her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her.

The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.”

~ Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Submitted by Bob Stanley 

Marriage: The Gift of Love and Life

Marriage: The Gift of Love and Life

By Bishop Victor Galeone

C.S. Lewis once wisely observed: “When everyone is rushing headlong towards the precipice, anyone going in the opposite direction would appear to be mad.”

In July of 1968, the world at large thought Pope Paul VI had lost his mind. For in that month he issued his long-awaited encyclical Humanae Vitae , which reiterated the church’s age-old ban on every form of contraception. A tidal wave of angry dissent erupted over the pope’s decision. Catholic and non-Catholic alike berated “the celibate old man in the Vatican” for hindering the church’s full entry into the modern era.

As we approach the 40 th anniversary of that historic document, I wish to emphasize its importance for our times. As a backdrop for my remarks, I would like to place it in the context of its time. In the same year that Pope Paul issued Humanae Vitae , another Paul – Paul Ehrlich – published a book entitled, The Population Bomb . In that 1968 bestseller, Ehrlich made some stark predictions …

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Natural Family Planning

More marriage resources

And more … 

What are some Instances Of Holiness In The Bible?

Q: What are some Instances Of Holiness In The Bible?

A: Of course, God is holy.

People, places, and things become holy when God accepts them, takes them to himself, or sets them apart, for his particular purpose(s).

Holiness is something that is impossible to achieve on our own.

Holiness is something we Christians experience, and hopefully become, in and through Jesus Christ and his Church.

Adam and Eve were originally holy … before the fall.

The ground on which Moses walked, when he encountered God, was holy. Odds are, Moses eventually became holy, too, since he spent a lot of time in God’s immediate presence.

The desert Tabernacle was holy, as was the Ark of the Covenant, and later … so was the Temple in Jerusalem.

The Blessed Virgin Mary is Holy. Mary was the first person in history to be “saved” … and she was saved, from the moment of her conception. She was also the first person since Adam and Eve to receive sanctifying grace from God. This was to equip and prepare Mary to become the mother of Jesus.

John the Baptist was probably holy, since he had a special mission from God, he was baptized by the Holy Spirit while still inside his mother’s womb, and he was also a martyr.

Golgatha (Calvary) is holy, since that’s where Christ’s blood was poured out. Jesus’ tomb would also be holy, for much the same reason.

The Church is holy, because it comes from God, and it belongs to God.

Baptism makes a person holy.

The Bible is holy, because it is the inerrant, written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit.

St. Stephen, the first martyr of the Church was holy.

Christians who confess their sins, who exhibit true contrition for them, and who authentically repent, might be holy … at least until they commit another sin.

Every Catholic and Orthodox Church building and sanctuary is holy, since the real presence of Jesus Christ is typically reserved there.

Denominational Christian church buildings are holy, because they are dedicated to God.

Catholics who receive the Holy Eucharist, while in a state of grace, are most certainly holy, since they enjoy the real presence of Jesus Christ within them, which for a short time, makes them living tabernacles of the Lord.

Moving further along, all the saints in Heaven, as mentioned in the Book of Revelation, are holy.

When Jesus comes again, all of creation will become holy … transformed by the power of God … for eternity.

There’s probably a number of other good examples, and I dont mean to exclude anyone or anything. I just ran out of time.

What role do saints play in Catholicism?

Q: What role do saints play in Catholicism?

A: Saints are the success stories of Christianity … the people who have already “made it” to Heaven.

And if THEY could do it, than by God, WE can, too!

And once Heaven has been obtained, Christ promises that the saints will rule and reign with him, as co-heirs.

This is why Catholics believe in the power of saintly intercession. Not to take anything away from Jesus … but to reflect his glory through the ultimate perfection of his creatures … who are the saints in Heaven … the Blessed Virgin Mary being first among them, in the order of God’s grace.

HOLOCAUST-SURVIVING JEWS THANK POPE

June 18, 2008

HOLOCAUST-SURVIVING JEWS THANK POPE

Today, Pope Benedict XVI is welcoming a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors. Arranged by the Pave the Way Foundation, the group will personally thank the pope for the Catholic Church’s intervention in saving their lives in Italy during World War II.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this event today:

“Despite attempts by embittered ex-priests and seminarians, and others, to discredit Pope Pius XII’s heroic efforts in rescuing Jews during the Holocaust (as many as 860,000 were saved), the evidence is mounting that Pius was a ‘Righteous Gentile.’ What is happening in the Vatican today is another reminder of just how great a man he was.

“October 9 marks the 50th anniversary of Pius’ death. To mark this important event, the Vatican announced yesterday that a convention will be held November 6-8 to honor his work; a photo exhibit will be on display in the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square from October 21-January 6. Millions of Catholics hope that eventually Pius will be beatified and then canonized. The Catholic League certainly supports this process.

“Those who disagree with this assessment have a lot of explaining to do. For example, the true test of the Catholic Church’s role in rescuing Jews was in Italy, and nowhere in Europe were more Jews saved-fully 85 percent-than in Italy. Also, the chief rabbi in Rome during the German occupation, Emilio Zolli, once said that ‘no hero in all of history was more militant, more fought against, none more heroic, than Pius XII.’ Indeed, Zolli was so moved by Pius’ work that he became a Catholic after the war, taking the pope’s name as his baptismal name.

“Finally, today’s meeting of Jewish Holocaust survivors thanking the pope for what the Church did to save their lives says it all. No amount of revisionism can change that.”

Link to the Catholic League

Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

What do Christians believe separates them from other religions?

Q: What do Christians believe separates them from other religions?

What makes you so different, less fanatical, more wise than say, Muslims or Scientologists?
            
A: Speaking for Catholics … it’s the real presence of Jesus Christ, the constant advocacy of the Holy Spirit, God’s abundant grace, and the certainty that comes from the sacred deposit of all God’s revealed truth … since all these things have been practically and continuously applied and appreciated, for the last 2000 years.

What in the Catholic church assures a home in Heaven one day?

Q: What in the Catholic church assures a home in Heaven one day?

A: The short answer is … Jesus!

Here’s the longer answer:

Once baptized, all a Catholic needs to do is make sure that at least a modicum of charity remains in his soul, at death.

1Co 13:1  If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
1Co 13:2  And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
1Co 13:3  And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
1Co 13:4  Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely, is not puffed up,
1Co 13:5  Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil:
1Co 13:6  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth:
1Co 13:7  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
1Co 13:8  Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void or tongues shall cease or knowledge shall be destroyed.
1Co 13:9  For we know in part: and we prophesy in part.
1Co 13:10  But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.
1Co 13:11  When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child.
1Co 13:12  We see now through a glass in a dark manner: but then face to face. Now I know in part: but then I shall know even as I am known.
1Co 13:13  And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.

Catholics hope to ensure this through a lifetime of full, faithful, and charitable participation in all of the work, worship, sacraments, and devotions of the Church.

But anyone who believes they can be absolutely sure of their eternal destiny disrespects Jesus, the only judge.

Nobody is worthy of Heaven unless and until Jesus personally invites them in.

How does forgiveness work in Christianity? What is “confession”?

Q: How does forgiveness work in Christianity? What is “confession”?

A: This is how it works for Catholics:

When we confess our sins to God through the sacrament of reconciliation (confession) … God forgives because he loves us, and because we have already been reconciled to God by our baptism, and by the abundant grace that Jesus Christ obtained for us, on the cross.

The sacrament replaces any grace that was lost through sin, and it also offers certain advantages in regard to the type or the quality of our actual contrition for sin, and for the required level of repentance.

Confession also eliminates the need for a finding of guilt, so it virtually eliminates the prospect of divine judgment.

No Judgment … little or no chance of hell.

This also makes justification by any type of law a thing of the past, since we are dependent on God’s grace and mercy .. not on keeping the law … for our eternal salvation.

You should try it.

Watch A Billion Dollar B2 Bomber Go Up In Smoke – Video

A problem with a “wet” speed sensor causes a B2 Stealth Bomber to crash, on takeoff.

You’ll see one bomber take off successfully … but when the second one starts rolling, watch very carefully.

See the video

Victory for LtCol Chessani – Case Dismissed

Victory for LtCol Chessani – Case Dismissed

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

ANN ARBOR, MI – Military Judge Colonel Steven Folsom, USMC, this morning dismissed all charges against Lt Colonel Jeffrey Chessani on the grounds of unlawful command influence. He blistered the prosecution’s case in an opinion he read from the bench that lasted an hour. The ruling was without prejudice. Colonel Folsom gave prosecutors 72 hours in which to notify him whether they would appeal.

The ruling was greeted with tears of joy from Chessani’s wife and several spectators in the courtroom.

The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, represents LtCol Chessani alongside his detailed military attorneys. The two Law Center attorneys assigned to his case are former Marine officers themselves. Robert Muise served in the First Persian Gulf war as an infantry officer, and Brian Rooney was a Judge Advocate officer who served two tours of duty in Iraq. Lt Colonel John Shelburne, USMC, and Captain Jeff King, USMC , the detailed military defense counsel, make up the rest of Chessani’s defense team.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center, commenting on the judge’s decision had this to say, “We are all grateful for the judge’s ruling today. He truly was the “last sentinel” to guard against unlawful command influence.”

“Tragically, our own government eliminated one of its most effective combat commanders. The insurgents are laughing in their caves, ” said Thompson.

LtCol Chessani’s official 2006 Combat Fitness Report declared him “a superb leader, who knows his men, knows the enemy, knows his business, ” and recommended him for promotion. The reviewing Major General added, LtCol Chessani has “unlimited potential and value to the Marine Corps, ” and also recommended him for promotion.

The following quotes are excerpts from LtCol Chessani’s Combat Fitness Report (a required annual evaluation of a Marine officer’s performance) prepared by his superiors for the reporting period of September 2005 to February 2006 (This time period includes the date of the incident for which Lt. Colonel Chessani is facing criminal charges):

“Leads Marines from front in every operation. Demonstrates moral courage everyday. Doesn’t hesitate to report bad news fast or contest unrealistic plans/poor concepts. Despite the complexity and size of his AO [area of operations], he always maintains a calm, cool demeanor.”
“Always seeks advantage over complex, diverse insurgent enemy. Truly one of the finer thinkers in this COIN environment.”

“One of the top 3 infantry/Cav Bn commanders of 13 who have served with RCT -2 [the regiment] during OIF. A superb leader, who knows his men, knows the enemy, knows his business. Doesn’t attract a lot of fanfare; just gets the job done to an exceedingly high standard.”

“Long ball hitter; recommend selection for promotion to Colonel and TLS [Top Level School].”

The Reviewing Officer, Major General Huck added his comments: “Top notch officer with outstanding potential. Promote and select for TLS [Top Level School]. Post TLS slate for Regimental command and subsequent joint tour. Unlimited potential and value to the Marine Corps. Capable of the most challenging assignments.”

The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life through litigation, education, and related activities. It does not charge for its services. The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)3 organization. You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at www.thomasmore.org.

 

Wasn’t The First Council of Nicaea where most of Jesus and his relationship with his father defined by man?

Q: Wasn’t The First Council of Nicaea where most of Jesus and his relationship with his father defined by man?

A: The main thing the Council of Nicea confirmed was that Jesus was co-eternal and co-equal (as true God) with God the Father.

All of this had been clearly understood (at least) since Pentecost, and had already been a universally accepted part of church doctrine for some 300 years.

Councils typically convene in order to confirm or reaffirm already existing truths of the faith. Rarely do they come up with anything new.

The same is true regarding the Gospels.

All the books and letters of the New Testament have been widely used and accepted by the whole church since shortly after they were written.

Only those writings that were authentic, and that were indeed universally accepted, “made the cut”.

In case you haven’t noticed, it was Jesus, at the Last Supper, who gave us the basic liturgy for Sunday Mass, and it was Jesus who commanded us to remember him in that way.

The Church decided on Sunday as the universal feast day … the eternal observance of Christ’s death and resurrection … our Christian Passover and Sabbath rest … and it did so according to the authority that Jesus personally gave to the apostles and to the Church, while he still walked the earth … not to mention the constant guidance and advocacy of the Holy Spirit … as the Church’s arbiter of all divine truth.

This website has links to all the best Catholic resources. Poke around. Read. Learn. Have faith.

The closer you look at Catholic theology and philosophy, the better it gets.

Corruption? Even Jesus had his Judas … and Judas constituted about 8% of the priesthood of that time. Plus … all the other apostles ran and hid … save John.

That ought to tell you something very important about the Catholic Church … about some of the sinful and fallible people who run it … and about the truth.

Mat 16:17 And Jesus answering said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
Mat 16:18 And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Mat 16:19 And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.