St. Paul’s “overlooked Miracles” in Rome!

Question 1:  “What are St. Paul’s  ‘overlooked Miracles’ in Rome?”

Answer:  “One of the first ‘overlooked Miracles’ was getting to Rome at the expense of the Roman government!  They paid his way to appear before The Emperor in his appeal to be allowed to teach that Jesus Christ had risen from the dead.  And, they paid a soldier to guard him!”


Question 2:  “What other ‘overlooked Miracle’ do we see in  St. Paul’s visit to Rome?”

Answer:  “Acts 28:16-31 tells us that ‘three days after he entered Rome, he called together the leaders of the Jews.’  It is a miracle that he could get word to them and that they responded to his call by coming to visit him!”


Question 3:  “What did St. Paul tell them?”

Answer:  “St. Paul told them what had been done to him for becoming Catholic:

‘When they had gathered he said to them,  ‘My brothers, although I had done nothing against our people or our ancestral customs, I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem. After trying my case, the Romans wanted to release me, because they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty.’

It was another ‘Miracle’ that they did not interrupt him as he explained:

‘But when the Jews objected, I was obliged to appeal to Caesar, even though I had no accusation to make against my own nation.  This is the reason, then, I have requested to see you and to speak with you, for it is on account of the hope of Israel that I wear these chains.’

Another ‘overlooked Miracle’?  They kept coming to see him, even after he explained that he was among The Twelve Catholic Cardinal-Bishops who could ordain Catholic priests and Bishops for the Catholic parishes and Dioceses they were founding throughout The Roman Empire.”


Question 3:  “How long did the Roman government pay for a Roman soldier to live with St. Paul in Rome while he spread The Catholic Faith in the most powerful city on earth?”

Answer:  “The ‘Miracles’ of his visit to Rome went on!  ‘He remained for two full years in his lodgings.  He received all who came to him, and with complete assurance and without hindrance he proclaimed the Kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.’


Question 4:  “Why would Rome pay all those expenses for food, rent, and the soldier’s pay?”

Answer:  “It was a good investment!   Paying for food, living expenses, an apartment, and a guard saved Rome far more money than would have been spent with St. Paul causing riots among the special interests in Jerusalem!”


Question 4:  “What did The First Catholic Pope do while St. Paul was in Rome?”

Answer:  “St. Peter and his other Catholic Cardinal-Bishops were building up the early Catholic Church around the Eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea between Egypt and Syria.  When it was time, St. Peter went to Rome.”


Question 5:  “Why were St. Peter, The First Catholic Pope, and St. Paul, a Catholic Cardinal-Bishop, chosen by Jesus to build His One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, killed in Rome?”

Answer:  “The First Catholic Pope and The First Catholic Cardinal-Bishops were living ‘Pillars’ in which ‘Sacred Scripture’ and ‘Sacred Tradition’ took human form. Obedience to Jesus led them to give their lives for The One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church Spoken Into Being by This Word of Jesus Christ in Mt. 16:18-20!

‘And I say unto you, thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  I give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.’ 


Question 6:  “Why aren’t all people who call themselves ‘Christian’ in The Only Church Spoken Into Being by That holy, Church-Creating Word of Jesus Christ?”

Answer:  “Every human life is a test.  Those who ‘pass the test’ choose to be among those described by Jesus in John 15:14, ‘You are My friends if you obey My commands.’


Question 7:  “Willful Protestants reject ‘the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven’ that Jesus gave to His One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.  Can their souls be saved?”

Answer:  “In his Letter to The Romans 3:23, St. Paul tells us ‘for all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God.’

Therefore:  The only thing that can save any soul is The Mercy of Jesus.  May all be blessed to cry out to Him for His Mercy, even at the last moments of our life.”


Question 8:  “Can even Willful Protestants cry out for ‘The Mercy of Jesus’?”

Answer:  “It is our only chance of Heaven, both for Catholics and for Victims of Protestantism.”