Here are the by-now globally 'famous' guidelines by Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna of the diocese of Malta, the island referenced in Scripture for the shipwreck of Saint Paul, and Bishop Mario Grech of the diocese of Gozo. These guidelines are in relation to the reception of the sacraments of Confession and Communion by the divorced-and-remarried … Continue reading The fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago – 2
The beauty of God the Father is unparalleled, seen with the eyes of the soul, and it is impossible to put into words. But a tiny fraction of that beauty can be seen externally all around us. It can be seen in the flowers, the trees, the animals on earth, in the sky, and underwater; the … Continue reading The beauty of God the Father
UPDATE: Here is the livestream link at which the show can be heard: http://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/live_player.asp?sat=radioe Happy 2017 to all readers! I will be speaking live on EWTN's radio show Morning Glory on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7.15am Eastern Standard Time. Topics for discussion will be my work and Catholic authors at Hope and Life Press, the … Continue reading NEWS: On EWTN’s “Morning Glory”
In Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis, the general executive decree released Wednesday by the Holy See and approved by Pope Francis: In relation to persons with homosexual tendencies who admission to Seminary, or discover such a situation in the course of formation, consistent with her own Magisterium, the Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit … Continue reading Reaffimation against homosexuality in the priesthood of the Latin Rite Church
As of today in the archipelago of the Maltese Islands, it is a criminal offense, punishable by fines and jail time, to speak of the homosexual orientation, its variants and their expression as a disorder, disease, or shortcoming of any kind. You can read more about it here. And this in the small set of … Continue reading Is Malta the new China? The fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago
We were made by God, for God. Not for men or for ideologies of whatever stripe. Now is the time to return to God as it is one last chance; a breather. It is time to stand up for what is real, rather than the glitter of false coin.
The 9" x 12" original icon of Our Lady of Springfield, shown herewith, has been stolen. If anyone out there has any kind of information about it, please get in touch with me. Thank you.
Flash and pizzazz. Plush semicircular, semi reclining benches with deep cushions. Sloping floor, lighting and seating a la cine theater auditorium. Ushers and extraordinary ministers of communion galore, countless rules and regulations. Men in suits, starched white shirts and ties; women dressed up to the nines as though attending a gala event at the Metropolitan Opera. An entrance and a hallway almost the size of the church itself.
But where is God?
There He is, caged not only in the tabernacle, but also behind the decorative glass paneling; doubly caged. And not even deserving of a single flower to His name despite all the flash and pizzazz!
God? Who is God? Do we even care about Him and about having just a tiny, little bit of humility? Oh, who cares! The important thing, it seems, is that we show just how much money we all have; how loaded we are…
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I don't normally recommend books here, but once again I'm making an exception for this one. It's excellent and addresses Catholic Social Doctrine praxis and Christian leadership in today's world, especially in the face of disaster and the abdication of genuine leadership. In brief, read the book, learn from it, and put things into practice. … Continue reading The Cajun Storm: God’s Servant First
We are experiencing a moment of the annihilation of man as the image of God . . . In Europe, America, Latin America, Africa, and in some countries of Asia, there are genuine forms of ideological colonization taking place. And one of these - I will call it clearly by its name – is [the ideology … Continue reading Pope Francis on gender ideology
Although the priests who were stationed there [Most Holy Redeemer Church, San Francisco, CA] kindly buried the lifeless and wasted bodies of our friends, in an age when few were willing to do so, they confused a compassion for the sick and the dead with a total renunciation of any semblance to Catholic teaching about … Continue reading Should Christians apologize to homosexuals? Response to Pope Francis by man who is gay
It is demonic idolatry that says children do not need mothers and fathers - Robert, Cardinal Sarah The words of keynote speaker Robert, Cardinal Sarah; Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship, Vatican City State, during the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2016). All manner of immorality is not only accepted and … Continue reading Children not needing mothers and fathers is demonic idolatry
As you all know, I do not ever endorse books here by contemporary writers of whatever stamp or genre. However, as both a Christian and a writer, I am going to make a very public exception in this one case. Below is the preview video of a nonfiction book titled The Storm: A Time of Mercy, Choices … Continue reading A must-read for everyone in our times
When the sense of God is lost, "enclosed in the narrow horizon of his physical nature, man is somehow reduced to being 'a thing,' and no longer grasps the transcendent character of his existence as man. He no longer considers life as a splendid gift of God, something 'sacred' entrusted to this responsibility, thus also … Continue reading The Gospel of Life – 2