Category: truth

“It is easy to find truth, though it is hard t…

“It is easy to find truth, though it is hard to face it, and harder still to follow it.” -Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
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Pray for the State of California, may this eve…

Pray for the State of California, may this event bring upon them many graces. Through Mary to Jesus!
Hope to see you all there.
🗓This Saturday, (December 8)!
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Matthew 5:44 – “Love your enemies and pray for…

Matthew 5:44 – “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”
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Who is The Holy Spirit? In brief… &ldqu…

Who is The Holy Spirit? In brief…
“Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!”’ (Gal 4:6).
From the beginning to the end of time, whenever God sends his Son, he always sends his Spirit: their mission is conjoined and inseparable.
In the fullness of time the Holy Spirit completes in Mary all the preparations for Christ’s coming among the People of God. By the action of the Holy Spirit in her, the Father gives the world Emmanuel “God-with-us” (Mt 1:23).
The Son of God was consecrated as Christ (Messiah) by the anointing of the Holy Spirit at his Incarnation (cf. Ps 2:6-7).
By his Death and his Resurrection, Jesus is constituted in glory as Lord and Christ (cf. Acts 2:36). From his fullness, he poured out the Holy Spirit on the apostles and the Church.
The Holy Spirit, whom Christ the head pours out on his members, builds, animates, and sanctifies the Church. She is the sacrament of the Holy Trinity’s communion with men.
—Catechism of the Catholic Church 742-747
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“Christian optimism is not a sugary optimism, …

“Christian optimism is not a sugary optimism, nor is it a mere human confidence that everything will turn out all right. It is an optimism that sinks its roots into an awareness of our freedom, and the sure knowledge of the power of grace. It is an optimism that leads us to make demands on ourselves, to struggle to respond at every moment to God’s call.”
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“I’ve been following the meeting of the …

“I’ve been following the meeting of the US Bishops. I think the majority of them are corrupt and/or incompetent. The leadership in Rome is worse. The Congregation for Bishops, at the last minute, instructed the US Bishops not to hold a vote on new procedures to address the sex abuse crisis.
While only the Pope can discipline or remove a bishop, why don’t the good or less bad ones rebuke their brothers who have covered up for predatory priests? Cardinal Mahony, one of the worst facilitators of sex abuse, had the nerve to address the assembly. He shouldn’t have been at the meeting (he should have been in jail). If I were at the meeting, I would have rebuked him and then gone outside to join the protesters. (That is one of many reasons I will never be a bishop).
I asked a bishop whom I respect why bishops don’t correct their errant brothers, and he said they refrain from doing so to preserve unity. That is a false unity. In the Gospel reading on Monday (their first day of meeting), Jesus tells his disciples to rebuke a brother who has sinned. And St. Paul rebuked St. Peter to his face when Peter was giving a bad example.
When I was in Spain, I visited Avila and the convent were St. Teresa lived for many years. She was a woman of remarkable natural and supernatural gifts. She worked tirelessly to reform the Carmelites. She lived in a time of corrupt and incompetent church leadership. God always provides the grace we need to become the saints we are called to be.
I can’t do much to improve the upper levels of leadership in the Church, but I can strive to cooperate with the grace God gives me to be a better man, Christian, and priest.”
—Fr. Anthony Saroki
~ Prayers for all the priests out there willing to speak the truth and not afraid to speak out! ~
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“The whole modern world has divided itself int…

“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.” –G.K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, April 19, 1924
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If I may not vote for a pro-abortion candidate…

If I may not vote for a pro-abortion candidate, then should it not also be true that I can’t vote for a pro-capital punishment candidate?

It is not correct to think of abortion and capital punishment as the very same kind of moral issue. On the one hand, direct abortion is an intrinsic evil, and cannot be justified for any purpose or in any circumstances. On the other hand, the Church has always taught that it is the right and responsibility of the legitimate temporal authority to defend and preserve the common good, and more specifically to defend citizens against the aggressor. This defense against the aggressor may resort to the death penalty if no other means of defense is sufficient. The point here is that the death penalty is understood as an act of self-defense on the part of civil society. In more recent times, in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II has taught that the need for such self-defense to resort to the death penalty is “rare, if not virtually nonexistent.” Thus, while the Pope is saying that the burden of proving the need for the death penalty in specific cases should rest on the shoulders of the legitimate temporal authority, it remains true that the legitimate temporal authority alone has the authority to determine if and when a “rare” case arises that warrants the death penalty. Moreover, if such a rare case does arise and requires resorting to capital punishment, this societal act of self-defense would be a *morally good action* even if it does have the unintended and unavoidable evil effect of the death of the aggressor. Thus, unlike the case of abortion, it would be morally irresponsible to rule out all such “rare” possibilities a priori, just as it would be morally irresponsible to apply the death penalty indiscriminately.
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“Let us not tire of preaching love; it is the …

“Let us not tire of preaching love; it is the force that will overcome the world.” -Saint Oscar Romeo
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What does the Catholic Church say about the pr…

What does the Catholic Church say about the practices and beliefs of Mormonism?
While individual Mormons may be persons of good conscience, Mormonism itself is a belief system that would reduce the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit from being the three Persons of the one, true, and infinite God to being three limited, finite deities among an uncounted multitude of deities, all of whom merely reshaped small parts of a preexisting cosmos.

Mormonism teaches that human beings may, by practicing the tenets of its faith, become gods and goddesses themselves, with their own planets full of people worshiping them.

While the Catholic Church would reject nothing that is true or good in Mormonism or any other world religion, Catholic theology would have to note that there is a tremendous amount in Mormonism that is neither true nor good. Further, because Mormonism presents itself as a form of Christianity yet is incompatible with the historic Christian faith, sound pastoral practice would need to warn the Christian faithful: Mormon theology is blasphemous, polytheistic, and cannot be considered on par with the theology of other Christian groups.
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