Desire and fire

Desire and fire

  Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. —Luke 21:33   Why? Why will the the Lord’s words outlast even the stars in the Heavens and the mystery of the oceans, which man in all his great wisdom and knowledge, can only begin to probe. The Words of Jesus have power because they are founded on truth and they– are everlasting. In the homily my spiritual director gave this morning, he said, Since this is true, then the call on our life as followers of Christ, is to consecrate ourselves to the truth.   We must stand then, for what is true.   Whatever the cost.   Imagine the power inherent to us in His Word; it will outlast all we know, see and comprehend. To seek the face of Christ, to meditate on His...

Good riddance

Good riddance

Worship of the Golden Calf, Frans Francken the Younger, 17th Century It’s the eve of the synod in Rome. I’ve got a ton of other life issues to be concerned with, but nevertheless it’s haunting, a looming threat just thinking about what might transpire there.  And you know why? Because what has been happening in Rome and beyond, all the twisted reports of what the pope really said or didn’t: he accepted the Marxist cross, but didn’t mean to, (oops, yes he did), he met with Kim Davis, but it wasn’t intentional, met with a same sex “family”,  (oh yes, that was planned), all this is affecting my silly, little, tired Catholic life. It’s affecting it because the enemy is prowling like a lion ready to destroy my...

Masks off

  On Sunday, we had the beautiful reading on the Transfiguration from the gospel of Mark, but this was only briefly touched on in a homily at the parish I attended because the pastor first gave praise and commendation to Fr Ted Hesburgh, former president of the University of Notre Dame, who went to his eternal destination this past Thursday. How I have come to be very familiar with modernism has nothing to do with any distinguished degree I possess (which I don’t) and everything to do with the struggle, sweat and tears on my ten year journey of seeking truth since coming home to the one true Church. I would love to only post some meditative prayer, or peaceful Benedictine encouragement, but life as it is has exposed me to many who have hijacked the...

One of these things is not like the other

One of these things is not like the other

  One of these things just doesn’t belong Which of these Catholic voices represent the church’s stance on gay couples? Perhaps we need some help from this classic pre school song Did you guess which one is right? It’s hard to determine because it’s a bit manic to have such opposing representations in our Church today. But this is where we are; and we wonder why our children don’t know the faith? “Ah,” our songstress teacher says pointing to the letter… This is different from all the others.  Yes, it is. Borrowing on this analogy then, I wonder who we will count on as future teachers? Who will be able to spot the one that is not correct Church teaching? See, it doesn’t fit. Did you get it? No? Keep...

“Fleeting Fads and Eternal Truth”

  Alice von Hildebrand recently spoke of her and her husband’s dedication to the truth, “the severe moral crisis” of today and the centuries old solution of repentance, prayer, and penance with Register correspondent Trent Beattie.   What a gracious lady. We will be at a great loss when this generation has gone to their eternal reward. Will we have the strength and moral courage to live our faith as boldly as these who have gone before us? Her husband’s book, My Battle Against Hitler, has just been released in English. In this interview she was questioned as to how her husband caught on to Hitler so early and here’s her response: “My husband’s ardent love for truth is what allowed him to perceive the poison of the...