Today’s Catholic Reading describes three ways that every Willful Protestant reacts to Jesus!

Catholics are blessed to meaningfully understand:  Judgment is coming and we will be judged!

Catholics are blessed to meaningfully understand:  Judgment is coming and we will be judged!


Question 1:  “What passage in This Daily Catholic Reading has described every Willful Protestant on earth for 2,000 years?”

Answer:  “St. Paul was The Twelfth of Christ’s Cardinal-Bishops who founded Catholic Churches and Dioceses between India and Spain.   Acts 17:15, 22-38 describes Cardinal-Bishop Paul’s trip to Athens.  While He was there, he told us three ways that Every Willful Protestant on Earth reacts to Jesus!

‘Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said:  ‘You Athenians, I see that in every respect you are very religious.  For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines, I even discovered an altar inscribed,‘To an Unknown God.’

St. Paul had described what every Willful Protestant knows:  There is ‘an Unknown God’.”


Question 2:  “Did St. Paul tell the Willful Protestants of Athens about The God they could personally ‘know’?”

Answer:  “‘What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you.  The God Who made the world and all that is in it is The Lord of heaven and earth.   He does not dwell in sanctuaries made by human hands.  He is not served by human hands because He needs anything.’


Question 3:  “Did St. Paul tell those Willful Protestants what God had done for every person on earth?”

Answer:  “‘God is He Who gives to everyone life, and breath, and everything.  He made from one (Adam) the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and He fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions, so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for Him and find Him, though indeed He is not far from any one of us.’


Question 4:  “Did St. Paul tell those Willful Protestants that it was time for them to obey God?”

Answer:  “‘God has overlooked the times of ignorance, but now He demands that all people everywhere repent because He has established a day on which He will ‘judge the world with justice’ through a man He has appointed, and He has provided confirmation for all by raising Him from the dead.’


Question 5:  “How did the Willful Protestants of Athens respond?”

Answer:  “Willful Protestants respond to Catholic Teachings in Three Ways ‘When they hear about The Resurrection of the dead’:

1.  ‘Some began to scoff.’

2.  ‘Others said, ‘We should like to hear you talk about this some other time.’  (That is what nearly every Willful Protestant says and does!)

3.  ‘But some did join Paul and became (Catholic) believers.  Among them were Dionysius,
a member of the Court of the Areopagus, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.’


Question 6:  “Does Today’s Gospel Reading tell Willful Protestants that God loves them so much that He wants them to be in The Only Church Jesus died in agony to Speak Into Being with His Church-Creating Word:  ‘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.’?”

Answer:  “John 16:12-15 tells us there is hope for Willful Protestants!   ‘Jesus said to His Disciples (The First Twelve Cardinal-Bishops):  ‘I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.  But when He comes, the Spirit of Truth, He will guide you to all truth.’

Jesus told them what The Holy Spirit would do:  ‘He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.  He will glorify Me, because He will take from what is Mine and declare it to you.’


St. Paul’s work in Athens is one example of Catholic Truth:  Jesus put His first Twelve Catholic Cardinal-Bishops in charge of founding Catholic Churches and Dioceses in every nation between India and Spain.

Every Catholic in the world is grateful to them for putting The Church in place that lets us obey Christ’s call to Catholic Communion “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.”  (Jesus repeated that 12 times in John 6 and twice more at The Last Supper!)

The Holy Work of Christ’s Twelve Cardinal-Bishops have let Catholics be fed by The Living Body and Blood of Jesus Christ for 2,000 years!

And, Forever.