Præfektura apostolica Poli arcici- The Polar Prefecture


Norway was partly converted to Christianity already in the 11th century, although the heathen believes continued to stay strong in certain regions of the country. In the 17th Century the nation was turned over to protestantism by force after the so called "Reformation" and a Lutheran "State Church" was imposed on everybody. For more than 2 Centuries it was forbidden to practise Catholicism in the region. But in 1855 the See of Rome was able to start a new mission in Norway and the Polar Region; the "Præfektura apostolica Poli arcici." And even though most Catholics abandoned their Catholic Traditions in order to be accepted by the Second Vatican Council sect, there are still Catholics left.. People who wish to stay faithful to the Teachings of the ancient, never changing Catholic Church, with it's Papacy, Doctrines and Traditions. People who reject heresies like modernism, freemasonry, false ecumenism and "salvation" in foreign religions. Regular Catholics in other words.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Short on Tradition!

Protestants have a tendency to quote Colossians 2:8 as a proof that Christian Tradition really is a tradition of men. This is how the verse goes:

Col 2:8.. Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy, and vain deceit; according to the tradition of men according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ.

It's very typical, to pull something out of context, while completely ignoring all verses that speak about being faithful to Tradition. If I wanted to do the same thing, I could easily use the same verse, and say to protestants..well, it says here that men can cheat you by vain philosophy and deceit, and because protestantism is a vain philosophy, and the tradition of a man, either a Luther, a Melanchton or a Calvin, it is not according to Christ. Now, this statement would be a true one, but I think I would still need more proof than just this one verse. I would also need to proove that the tradition of Luther or Calvin, who claimed that the Bible alone was our guide to salvation was contrary to the teachings of Christ. But protestants may not feel the need to prove anything, after all, they think that they are infallible when they read their "bibles." No one disagrees in protestantism, so they have no need of tradition, right?

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