June 24, 2017 Sweden is being torn to pieces by Muslim immigrants and refugees. Law enforcement is crying out for help, and it is only a question of time before the country will be in a state of civil war.
One could say you are seeing the results of unchecked liberalism. The lion of radicalism is feasting. Who would have thought a country that accepted everyone and everything would be thrown into civil war by the very Muslim immigrants they were trying to help.
Isnt this a case study that shows the inherent character of Islam? An ulta liberal country isn’t what made theses muslims radical. Their faith did and its tearing the country apart. How about allowing shariah law in the US?
Source: Sweden on the Brink of CIVIL WAR, National Police Chief: “HELP US, HELP US!”
The province is strapped for cash but has enough money to fund anti-children ads for contraception.
Source: Ontario releases offensive, anti-child ad: Kids are annoying, use birth control
Archbishop Charles Chaput wrote that ‘Humanae Vitae has remained a testimony to the truth.’
It’s not often we hear our prelates defending Church teaching and authoritatively declaring the truth within their diocese but when it does happen we should support and applaud them. We need their example to spread.
Source: Archbishop defends Catholic teaching on contraception. Will Pope Francis?
It may seem an uncomfortable topic today for many bishops to address but we have a few stout hearted bishops that will teach the objective truth of the Church in regards to those living in mortal sin. This is not a mean hearted response from God but the consequence of the act of someone willfully sinning with eyes wide open.
Source: U.S. Bishop: No funerals, Communion for people in same-sex ‘marriages’
The supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park has been hit with more than 400 earthquakes since June 12. Researchers say it’s nothing to be alarmed about, though.
Source: 464 earthquakes in one week hit much feared Yellowstone ‘supervolcano’
Hell—St. Teresa of Avila told her nuns to mentally visit the inferno during life so they would not be imprisoned in it after death. St. John Vianney sighed because the saints, who were so pure, cultivated holy fear while “we, who so often offend the good God—we have no fears.”
I had often thought about Heaven and Gods Kingdom being in a process of spiritually becoming through the works of Christ in his Church but hadn’t considered that Satan wants this as well in bring Hell present on Earth.
Source: Amoris Laetitia and the Four Last Things – Crisis Magazine
As we’ve seen non-denominational churches and their desire to distance themselves from and demonize religion but this very act establishes the existence of a religion (the unique expression of their faith) within their ranks. Think of Crossroads or the Vineyard without coffee or wifi. It has become part of how they express their faith.
This is the same with the left shouting about legalism. They have become legalistic in their determinations and misunderstanding of moral truth labeling it as rigid legalism.
Source: Legalism and authentic morality
According to a new study by the British-based Christian youth organization Hope Revolution Partnership, tried and true tools of evangelization, such as the church building itself, are very influent…
Source: New study: Beautiful churches and cathedrals an important force in bringing conversions
The April 25 missive was hand-delivered to the Pope on May 6 but has received no response.
The next and appropriate step has been taken by the dubia Cardinals, a request for an audience with the Pope. It seems there are three likely outcomes: the Pope will not respond which will prompt the Cardinals to draft a correction to Amoris Laetitia; the Pope meets with them and demands silence and obedience; or the Pope meets with them and a declarative statement on AL is agreed to.
Likely any meeting that leads to the silencing of the Cardinals will place the Pope in a very bad light. A correction by the Pope is extremely unlikely after his many approvals of those seeking a reform. I assume silence from the Pope will be the ongoing situation forcing the Cardinals to appear as the bad guys attacking the Pope, which won’t lead to any real change anyway since their correction will not be approved by the Vatican. The result in that situation is a confirmation of reform without continuity = rupture. Exactly what the Pope Emeritus warned us about.
Source: Full Text of Dubia Cardinals’ Letter Asking Pope for an Audience
Not only was the Cincinnati public library forced to pay $250,000 for the mutilation surgery with the support of one of our Cincinnati council members but now there will be LGBT content, events, employee training, and bathrooms all based on Obamacare. Now men can go into the women’s bathrooms at the library.
Its time to boycott the library. If books aren’t rented the library will begin shutting down. We need to vote with our feet, our pocketbook, and our support against businesses that push the LGBT lifestyle on their customers.
Find your voice.
Source: Public library forced to cover transgender surgery in insurance plans
Polish and Belgian bishops have become the latest to issue statements on Communion for civilly remarried divorcees, and both contradict the other.
Bishops are not to be independent innovators but by their ordination to be faithful to the Apostles teaching by receiving, protecting, and faithfully passing on what they received. Continuity and not rupture is the key defining characteristic of a bishop. Rupture and confusion is the hermeneutic of the enemy.
Collegiality is not a process of subjective individuality as if they are a gaggle of little princes but that which defines the bishops authority through unity. Bishops in a sense are only bishops when they teach in unity with each other. What else is the lesson of the first council of Jerusalem. Didn’t St Paul validate what he was teaching with the Apostles at Jerusalem so that he wasn’t teaching in vain? (Gal 2:2)
Where is the clear declaration of the council of Jerusalem? Where is the clarifying voice of James found in the letter sent back to the gentiles in the Church of Antioch (Acts 15). Silence and self direction doesn’t represent the Apostolic succession.
Source: ‘Doctrinal Anarchy’ as Bishops’ Conflicting Positions on Amoris Laetitia Show
How many homilies have you heard that start with some personal story? Learn why St. Thomas never did that.
Source: What Lessons Do Thomas Aquinas’s Sermons Hold For Modern Preachers?
Preceding the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s Apostolic Letter, Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem, on the restoration of the permanent diaconate, this great article highlights and explains the potential the permanent diaconate has to contribute to the ongoing renewal of the Church’s liturgy as expressed in Sacrosanctum Concilium.
Source: Re-evaluating the Diaconate
Four years into Francis’s pontificate, promised reform efforts remain unimpressive.
As in corporate re-organizations it has a lot more to do with consolidating power around new leadership rather than indicating real change in how things are done. This case is the same. Call for reform so you can stack the C9 and get your man in front of the Pope to establish control and let the offices flounder without real direction, goals or measurements.
Sounds like newly whitewashed tombs.
Source: Waiting for Vatican Reform | Marco Tosatti
I thought the Good Shepherd was supposed to stick around and not run off. St. Paul’s many travels, travail’s, trips and departures led by the Holy Spirit don’t seem to fit with what the Pope is suggesting. It does seem to fit if it’s an indirect call for those standing against his reforms to leave such as those who wrote the dubia.
Source: Pope Francis: ‘Shepherds are not the centre of the Church’