Monday, March 29, 2021
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
From the Roman Martyrologium, anticipated, for today March 23, 2021:
“March 24th 2021, the 10th day of the Moon, were born into the better life:
“At Trent, the holy child Simeon, most cruelly murdered by the Jews, and who afterwards shone with many miracles, [in the year 1475.] “
Monday, March 22, 2021
A “Tale of Two Masses” at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome today: One looking forward and the other backward
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Do me justice, O God, and fight my fight against a faithless people; from the deceitful and impious man rescue me. For You are my God and my strength.
Send forth Your light and Your fidelity; they shall lead me on and bring me to Your holy mountain, to Your dwelling-place.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Let us pray.
Help us, we beseech thee, O Lord, for the sake of the Husband of thy most holy Mother, that what we cannot for ourselves obtain, Thou mayest grant us at his petition.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
The Vatican Has Just Planted a Time Bomb
Vierling is a former rector of Notre Dame University. He sees a “troubling innovation” as the CDF is adopting the language in a way that it "represents a shift.”
The upcoming detonation of the time bomb will follow the same tactic as Vatican II which introduced an "ambiguous phraseology to be exploited later.”
A similar point was made by Aachen Bishop Helmut Dieser who told the German Synodal Way that he notices “dynamic terms” in the Vatican document such as “positive elements” in homosex liaisons which is for him a "sign of hope" for a possible further "development [= reversal] of the teaching.”
The attempt to whitewash evil by looking for "positive elements" is insidious and dishonest, as "positive elements" can be found in any evil - even in the devil himself - since every evil is the corruption of something which is good.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
On addiction to internet outrage, men, faith and family life from Matthew Walther:
Monday, March 15, 2021
This statement by Catholic doctors and Bishop Strickland is helpful, certainly:
But isn’t it more to the point to simply say that concocting a potion, brew, unguent or salve from baby parts is a species of witchcraft?
Others down the line may be less culpable, of course, but when is a sinful remedy ever helpful to the soul?
Would you undergo an experiment that could in the least way harm you to protect you from a threat that is unlikely to kill you?
Sunday, March 7, 2021
BXVI on Biden: Impossible to be privately against abortion and at the same time publicly for abortion
LifeSite and other news sources are saying that in an interview with Corriere della Sera Newspaper Benedict XVI is reported to have said that Biden is “personally against abortion.”
Even if he did say that, and we can’t be sure that he did, for a Catholic there can be no distinction between a so called “personal position” and a supposed “public position” in matters of faith and morals, that is, settled doctrine in the truths that are necessary for a Catholic to believe and profess in order to be saved.
First of all, we can’t be entirely sure that this is accurate reporting or that Benedict actually said this. There is the matter of translating from Italian into English and other potential issues that could have resulted in an erroneous translation.
But above and beyond that, when it comes to Catholics in public life, as for any Catholic it is impossible to assert that one can have a “private position” on a moral teaching and a “public position” which differs from that private position.
The Lord says “what you do in the dark will be seen in the light and what is whispered in private will be proclaimed from the rooftops”. If Biden is promoting abortion publicly he cannot claim to have a private pro life position. There is no such division in the human person as being for something in public and against it in private or vice versa.
The Lord also teaches “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.” Luke 11
If Biden “scatters” in public by funding, promoting and aggressively exporting abortion around the world he cannot at the same time privately “gather” with Christ when it comes to respecting the sacredness of every human life.
We can be sure that Benedict XVI knows this well, which is why I would be surprised if he did in fact deny it as is claimed.
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