And yet, since the bishops are denying us sacramental grace, they are seemingly asking us to resort to our mere natural abilities to merit eternal salvation. That simply cannot be done; we have that on the highest authority: “But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace” (Rom 11:6).[click to continue...]
What would the US Conference of Catholic Bishops had said two months ago? Imagine if you polled them and asked them if they would voluntarily cancel all the Masses in their diocese, for any reason? What response would you have received? And yet, here we are. I guess we are to make a couple conclusions:
First, it appears our pastors have bought into the lie of the Leftists that our rights come from the state, not from God.
And second, it appears these same pastors are agents of the state—willing to do the state’s bidding.
Otherwise, why are they obeying unjust orders of the state to cancel Church services? Why are they fulfilling their duty to administer the sacraments, only when the state deems it permissible? What would Catholic martyr and loyal priests Blessed Miguel Pro, or St. Pedro de Jesus Maldonado say to such cowardice?
I would like to ask Bishop Kelly (and Bishop Burns, the head of the Diocese of Dallas) this simple question: why were you ordained, if not to administer the sacraments? Why are you denying your priestly duties when your children are in most need?[click to continue...]
As Susan puts it so well, “The decision to have children ceases to be something that people plan for by becoming married. Instead, it is viewed as extraneous to marriage as an institution.”[click to continue...]
Children as young as four (4) years old are being taught about masturbation (by Planned Parenthood). Sixth grade students are being handed condoms by public school employees.
X-rated materials have been shown to middle school students. Sixth graders were given a live demonstration of sexual positions with props. The examples could go on and on.[click to continue...]
In this age, no one can claim to not know what an abortion is. It is the murder of a living human being.
Yet, a great majority of people would just assume forget about it. They will just turn on another basketball game or reality television show, pretending to ignore it.[click to continue...]
Mother calls on all parents to bring their children home. She encourages parents of all education, income, and social levels to homeschool their children. She highlights the common claim that homeschooling isn’t for everybody. She again challenges parents, saying it is not only possible, but necessary, for everyone to homeschool their children. Mother continues, quoting the inside cover of Get Out Now, “Too much is at stake. You don’t get a do-over on childhood.”[click to continue...]
I remember listening to a sermon from the pastor at our former parish years ago on Respect Life Sunday. Within it, he admitted his reluctance to preach on the topic of abortion or other life issues. He explained he was afraid of unsettling anyone who may be post-abortive (those having participated in an abortion in the past).
His mindset is not uncommon. I have heard anecdotally from other pro-life Catholics this is the excuse they hear priests making all too often.[click to continue...]
“Be not deceived, God is not mocked. For what things a man shall sow, those also shall he reap. For he that soweth in his flesh, of the flesh also shall reap corruption” – Galatians 6:7-8.[click to continue...]
A new study on the topic of beliefs over basic Catholic tenets was released in February 2019. It compared the beliefs of Latin Mass attendees to their Novus Ordo-attending counterparts. The findings, though disturbing, can hardly be considered surprising in this day and age.[click to continue...]