What have we done with our inheritance?

A man had two sons. This is the how the Lord begins one of the greatest parables of the New Testament: that of the prodigal (lost) and dutiful son. But, just before telling this to His audience, the Pharisees, the last verses of chapter 14  warn us of something I have always considered the worst thing that could be said of any Christian—that we start out well with God and end up being quite useless. With regards to what it means to be a disciple, Jesus says, salt is a useful thing. Yet, if the salt itself loses it’s taste, it’s not good enough for either the soil or the manure heap. The Lord doesn’t usually precede a parable with a parable, but in the case of the prodigal, He precedes it with two: one for men and one for women,...

The Synod Showdown

Is only a few weeks away. In one corner: those who want the Catholic faith to change so they can use the change to accommodate sin and a further eroding of the Faith. In the other corner: the leaders who are holding fast and advancing the truth of the Son of God in the face of traitorous prelates   Have you signed the filial appeal yet? +PAX

Protest PP

Since viewing the undercover videos which have further exposed what goes on in Planned Parenthood facilities, I can’t think of much else these days. I was alerted to ProtestPP.com through a show on EWTN. There’s a link to find protest locations in your city and state…   ProtestPP is a coalition of pro-life groups calling for a National Day of Protest on August 22, 2015 at Planned Parenthood facilities all across America. Our goal is to raise awareness of the heartless and even illegal activities of Planned Parenthood by going to where the killing and harvesting of body parts from aborted children takes place. The four main sponsors are: Created Equal, the Pro-Life Action League, 40 Days for Life, and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society.mission...

He knows them, they are His wonders

Priests for Life has all the undercover Planned Parenthood videos linked here including the one released today where Holly O’Donnell struggles with her eyewitness account of seeing a baby boy born intact after an abortion. She struggles to hold back emotion as she recounts seeing his tiny heart beating and was asked to follow through with orders to harvest his little brain. Recently, I struggled through a series on the History Channel detailing the horrors of Hitler’s Final Solution. How, I ask you, is this any different? It’s interesting that in the Evening Prayer of the Divine Office today, this was read from Psalm 139. As I prayed it, I thought of that little baby’s face and all the baby parts that were in all the videos and how they...

Hollywood and the godless culture

Well, I fell for it. One of those creepy trending adds at the bottom of a site I was on. My rationalization? Oh, it’ll be good info for my religious ed students this fall, especially since I’m nervously anticipating going up with my class and teaching 7th graders this year. Good to stay literate with the culture. The title intrigued me though anyone who knows me knows not to bother asking about Hollywood people, movies, popular TV shows or things of that nature…not much interest there. I know, I know, the church teaches we should love the culture and find ways to “engage” and “dialogue” and all that…but, I can’t help you with Hollywood and most modern entertainment; I wind up annoyed and preaching to the...