A couple of quotes

As I write, here are a couple of quotes from the first chapters of my newest book Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America's 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine.

UPDATED Scicluna, Peters, CDF respond – 8 – Fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago

UPDATED: Just out is the interview given by Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith on the issue of the Maltese Directive (and those of other bishops). Mueller has stated without equivocation that Communion for the remarried is AGAINST God's law and that the tenets of Familiaris Consortio written by … Continue reading UPDATED Scicluna, Peters, CDF respond – 8 – Fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago

In the name of God – A perversion of Christianity in America

THE DIVINE HEART OF GOD THE FATHER

statue-of-liberty-looks-amazing-at-nightMany Christians – Catholics included – in the United States of America speak proudly about living in the unparalleled land of the free, given to them by God to be a shining city on a hill for other peoples, other nations. And so they should as everyone should be proud of their country; their heritage. Yet in the same sentence, if not the same breath, and with their actions and behaviors, they have no compunction about targeting with a rugged ideology of exclusionism, across every dimension, in systemic ways, the most weak and vulnerable of persons, including aliens fleeing from war-torn regions and seeking refuge at their shores.

In the land of the free and the home of the brave – a land originally intended by God to be a refuge for “the tired and the poor,” the “huddled masses . . . wretched refuse . . . [and] the homeless” of other…

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On sacred relics in Christianity

SACRED RELICS OF THE CHURCH

Many consider sacred relics to be a thing of the past. Others regard them as objects of fear and superstition, remnants of the ‘magical thinking’ that seemed to characterize the faith of the simple folk in older times. Yet others consider them objects of mockery and accusation, no better than the ‘indulgences’ that were sold with such prevalence at the time of Martin Luther. Even more others make money off them by buying them at estate sales, flea markets, and at times church closure sales, then flipping them on Ebay.

Sacred relics are none of the above. Being direct remains of the physical body of the saints and others in Catholic and Orthodox Christianity (first class), or parts of the clothing worn and/or objects used in daily life by the saints while still alive (second class), relics are direct bearers of the Divine Light because their original owners, both raised publicly to the altars and…

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Spiritual reality of what the bishops of Malta and Gozo are doing – 7 – Fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago

The following two articles below - one, a scholarly analysis; the other, a report - bring to light with great clarity what the archbishop of Malta, Charles Jude Scicluna, and the bishop of Gozo, Mario Grech, are doing, more than anything else that can be either said or written. Here are the articles, therefore, for … Continue reading Spiritual reality of what the bishops of Malta and Gozo are doing – 7 – Fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago

Open letter to bishops of Malta and Gozo – 6 – Fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago

A PDF copy of this open letter which appeared in today's Times of Malta can be found here.

Scicluna’s interview on the “Maltese directive” – 5 – Fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago

Below is the link to the interview given by Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna on January 20, 2017 on the television program Xarabank in relation to the Guidelines for Communion for the divorced-and-remarried (known as the "Maltese directive") issued earlier this month by the bishops of Malta and Gozo. Both for the record and for those … Continue reading Scicluna’s interview on the “Maltese directive” – 5 – Fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago

Backstory and reality of the “Maltese directive” – 4 – Fall of Christianity in Malta

Read, understand the reality of the present situation, and weep: The Puzzling Backstory to Controversial Maltese Directive Amoris Laetitia and Suspensions and Excommunications

The fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago – 3 – Will the Nuremberg defense be invoked?

And when they shall bring you into the synagogues, and to magistrates and powers, be not solicitous how or what you shall answer, or what you shall say; for the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what you must say (Lk 12:11-12). The battle rages at the intersection of the spiritual, the … Continue reading The fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago – 3 – Will the Nuremberg defense be invoked?

The fall of Christianity in the Maltese archipelago – 2

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

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

NEWS: On EWTN’s “Morning Glory”

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”

Merry Christmas to all my readers