Monday, August 26, 2019

My 90-Day Twitter Fast


My fast from tweeting is almost over. What will I give up by getting back into the verbal scrum on the social network?

https://apriestlife.blogspot.com/2019/08/my-90-day-twitter-fast.html

Saturday, August 24, 2019

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction."


"How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few." -- Mt 7:6, 12-14 


The affirmations of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church on the subject of hell are a call to the responsibility incumbent upon man to make use of his freedom in view of his eternal destiny. They are at the same time an urgent call to conversion: "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few." Since we know neither the day nor the hour, we should follow the advice of the Lord and watch constantly so that, when the single course of our earthly life is completed, we may merit to enter with him into the marriage feast and be numbered among the blessed, and not, like the wicked and slothful servants, be ordered to depart into the eternal fire, into the outer darkness where "men will weep and gnash their teeth."
-- CCC 1036

Friday, August 23, 2019

My latest column: “Spiritual Materialism Cannot Save Your Soul“

“The error of spiritual materialism is at work in those who fail to understand they cannot truly receive the Christ they can see in the Holy Eucharist while rejecting the Christ they cannot see but who truly speaks in the Church’s teaching on marriage and in the voice of the priest in the confessional as he confers absolution.”

https://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/our-catholic-faith/a-leaven-in-the-world-spiritual-materialism-cannot-save-your-soul/

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Only one in four Catholics believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist?

Which one of these is treating the sacred Host more like ordinary bread than the other? That’s probably the way 3 out of 4 Catholics receive Communion.



Actions have consequences.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

God would rather burn the Amazon than see a Synod destroy it

The Amazon is on fire and you can see it from space. Could this have anything to do with the soul-destroying agenda of the upcoming Vatican Synod on the Amazon scheduled for this October in Rome?


https://apple.news/AeRnZ2AGyTCGdvS3LfS-2ng

Cardinal Burke: Amazon synod working doc is ‘apostasy’, cannot become Church teaching


https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-burke-amazon-synod-working-doc-is-apostasy-cannot-become-church-teaching

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Dominica X post Pentecosten: “Mine own righteousness maketh the gulf between me and the wicked, such as he is.“




Luke 18:9-14
At that time: Jesus spoke this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the Temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. And so on.

Homily by St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
Serm 36 of the Word of the Lord
The Pharisee might at least have said: "I am not as many men are." But what meaneth "other men"? All other men except himself. "I," said he, "am righteous; others are sinners." "I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers," and then he took occasion, from the neighborhood of the publican, to plume himself "or even," quoth he, "as this publican." "I am alone," he thought, "that publican" is one of the others. Mine own righteousness maketh the gulf between me and the wicked, such as he is.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Dominica VIII post Pentecosten: “make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal habitations”

From the Holy Gospel according to Luke
Luke 16:1-9
At that time, Jesus spake this parable unto His disciples: There was a certain rich man, which had a steward and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. And so on.

Homily by St. Jerome, Priest at Bethlehem.
Letter 151. to Algasia.
The lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely though wickedly. The lord, although himself defrauded by it, could not but praise the shrewdness of his dishonest servant, because he had cheated him with profit to himself. How much more will our Master Christ, Who is above any defrauding by us, and is Himself the Great Forgiver, praise us if we win a blessing from Him by dealing indulgently with those who are to believe in Him?