With all that's happened in the news the past couple of months with Obama being re-elected, the realization that Obamacare and Roe v Wade are to be with us for years to come, and the school shooting in CT, it's a time to count our blessings by shedding the darkness of the world and looking to the Light. This Christmas, hold tight to the arms of Christ and thank Him for all the good He has provided in your lives. And then follow His example to spread His Light to all you meet, because living your faith and SHOWING the presence God's Grace in your life wins more converts than quoting the Bible or blathering about "judgement" ever will. The example set by others is why I joined the Catholic Church.
"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville
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This is just the tip of the iceberg! The entire written law is so HUGE, politicians are still uncovering new, horrific discoveries as we speak....
Monday, June 4, 2012
Looks like CatholicVote.org has some competition when it comes to high quality campaign ads! This one of course reminds us of the heavy weight and eternal consequences of our vote.
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Sunday, May 6, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Can the Latin Mass overtake and replace the modern English language Mass? Those who have boldly ventured into churches who practice both and have done a comparison may notice that the Latin Mass is much less participatory than the English Mass, and... is hard to understand if you don't know Latin.
Could help if Latin is taught widespread in schools again... Some still do...
But the priest is correct in that the pendulum has swung in the other direction for those who still go to church. Tradition will win the day. But if the Catholic Church reverted back to primarily Latin Masses, would this result in a shrinkage in the laity? And if so, would it be such a bad thing?
I would suggest that all Latin Masses would result in fewer converts from Protestantism simply because most of them would attempt to sit in on Masses with no knowledge of Latin whatsoever. And without an English-Latin Missal with which to refer, they would be even more confused than they are when attending the modern English Mass for the first time, jumping around in the Missal and getting lost.... as I did when I started. Honestly, they don't make things easy for the curious stranger to follow along.
However,... Those already in the Church who accept the Latin Mass will have a deeper and more accurate understanding of their faith as well as adherence to the Magisterium so lacking in many of today's so-called Catholic college campuses. It would be a smaller, yet stronger church. For how strong can a huge church be if it cannot control what is taught in its churches and universities? If the inmates are running the asylum, perhaps a smaller asylum is the remedy to regain control of the inmates... so to speak.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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...And in the process throws President Obama's own words back at him. One by one Fr. Leo goes through several broken promises President Obama made regarding conscience clauses, birth control, and First Amendment rights. Enjoy!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
This is frightening. I heard some grumbling about it earlier last year, but paid it no heed, figuring it had no real basis. But a blogger has put it all together, and you can read about it by clicking HERE.
When a president shows a long pattern of thinking out loud about ruling as a dictator, the once forbidden notion becomes "cutting edge" and argued among elites as though it were a reasonable notion. See also HERE.
Hat tip: MommyLife.
Monday, January 23, 2012
St. Blogustine welcomes readers from New Advent, Shameless Popery, Danielle Bean, OSV Daily Take, Fr. Longenecker from Standing On My Head, Faith On The High Wire, Little Catholic Bubble, Catholic Exchange, Adrienne's Corner. Jill Stanek, Stepping Out of The Boat (ArchDofNY), Filipino Families of Skokie, Unshakeable Hope, Get Religion, Dymphna's Road, The Oogedy Boogedy Blog, and The Anchoress. St. Blogustine also wishes to welcome the foreign press, Forum Libertas (using Google Translator.). Thanks so much for the links! And if I've missed any links, please email me at StBlogustine@aol.com.
Also, check out these posts from The Crescat, Mommy Life, Catholic Beat on Facebook, and Nice Deb who were also there.
Just in: excellent Picasa photo collections (some of the best I've seen yet) from Niall O'Donnell and Tom McFadden. You did great work on your video, too. See bottom.
ALSO... Sister Lisa Marie at Nunspeak has a nice photo collection of the Walk For Life that occurred in San Francisco on Saturday.
|Kids from Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, MD. What great smiles!|
|"A person is a person, no matter how small!"|
|Baby feet hats.|
|Tough looking brothers|
|All for the Immaculate!|
|Fox News was there covering|
|Cold and wet, but spirits high|
|Not easy climbing Capital Hill while holding a banner in the rain|
|He's an annual fixture and great motivator|
|Kids from St. John Cantius in Chicago, always enthusiastic!|
|Takes guts to admit this. These ladies got lots of hugs along the way.|
|Vulgar, obscene, loud-mouthed, pro-abortion occupiers.|
|40 degree weather and he's in bare feet! One of Bishop Rhoades's radical Franciscans|
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
The top video is one that has been going viral on the internet, attacking religion for its hypocrisy while claiming to love Jesus without a church. Both atheists and non-denominational protestants have latched onto it, while Catholics and most church-going Protestants have responded unfavorably for the most part.
Here's another one just found...