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...

Heaven’s Gate

Heaven’s Gate

  How can I explain this? The confusion reigning right now in the church has done something profound in my life. It has moved me to decision, it has confined me to my room at night, petitioned me to turn off the noise of the world ( TV, and comment boxes) in favor of submitting to an insatiable hunger for truth and seeking it with every fiber of my being. You can accomplish a great deal I have found, when you go back to the basics–which actually are quite profound– and in the midst of this spiritual drought, study the faith anew seeking the Lord in the ~ Holy Scriptures the Catechism and the saints   Many contortions of modernist ramblings can be bypassed when you simply submit to the truth as our magisterium has protected for her children...

The hour has come, drop your water pot.

The hour will come, in fact it is here already, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth: that is the kind of worshiper the Father wants. God is spirit, and those who worship must worship in spirit and truth. — John 4:23-24   You remember this woman whom the Lord met at the well and prophetically exposed her sin of having multiple marriage issues: five husbands and one she was living with who wasn’t her husband. And recall that once she repented and accepted Christ as her Messiah she puts down her water jar and hurries back to her own town to tell them about the Lord, Jesus. There’s much to this gospel account of course but, it’s on this one aspect of leaving the water jar that I find St Augustine’s moral...