August 23, 2015

A Commentary On The SSPX

Recently, the Catholic world found itself amid another of the 24-hour-news-cycles concerning the SSPX, creating a mini-whirlwind of sorts. <yawn> <yawn>.  While around us the Church Militant (not the TV branch) seems to be sinking into the cesspool of the "good-news-for-modern-man" meme, the SSPXometer has once again swung wildly, from dial-left  ("...to the schismatic existence of the SSPX...") to dial-right ("there are no weighty reasons...to deny...the SSPX...official canonical recognition") to dial-center ("...the situation of separation came about, even if it was not a formal schism.")

Is there any wonder there is so much confusion over the SSPX "can you/can't you" question? 

There's no confusion, really. Rome has already spoken on the matter numerous times. Simply stated in its most current form: it is permissible to attend Tridentine Masses offered by SSPX priests and your Sunday obligation is fulfilled. The Faithful cannot, however, hold a sedevacantist attitude (which the SSPX most certainly does not.) Regardless, they still recommend that everyone stay away, as their concern is the possibility that one may become a sedevacantist if they frequent an SSPX chapel too much. How much is too much? Don't ask me....I've been at it for 30 years and still pray for my local diocesan bishop and current Pope. Personally, I've never met anyone at a SSPX chapel that held a sedevacantist view, anymore than I have at the Novus Ordo Masses I have attended with my sons. I guess in both instances, they keep themselves well hidden while still waiting for THE ONE to show up and set the Catholic world aright, as they have been since the late 50's, give or take a few years. 

Which leads me to wonder: does anyone know how many Catholics may have become protestant-ized by frequenting the Novus Ordo Missae, because they eventually came to disbelieve in the True Presence? Just asking, though you can watch this video and understand why I posed the question.

Rome has explicitly said that SSPX Masses are valid as are the ordinations of the priests, though they also say they remain illicit, though I cannot understand why. Yes, I know a priest must have faculties approved by the Bishop, but Rome herself does so much and allows so much that can be seen to be illicit: the Religious gatherings at Assisi; the promotion and the reception of Holy Communion to adulterers; priests promoting heresy, etc. Is something only illicit when it hasn't previously been confirmed by Rome? And if Bishops can ignore 7 Canon Laws that mandate the reconciliation of separated spouses, can they not also ignore the one that mandates priestly faculties as well? What's the difference? Why unjustly enforce the one while also unjustly ignoring the seven??

Regardless, why does everyone keep bringing up the schism charge? Why do they insist on ignoring what Rome has repeatedly said? Why do they insist on putting unfounded fear and misplaced scruples in front of Catholic Faithful? If a Catholic truly wants to attend a Mass offered at a SSPX chapel and Rome has said they can, why put the fear of a non-existent schism in front of them? Aren't we all going to Heaven anyway via Universal Salvation? If Protestants are now our separated brethren worthy of Heaven without conversion; if they are getting to heaven anyway despite being sunk above their heads in heresy; if attending religious functions that promote heresy (Assisi) is all good and holy - then why does a Catholic assisting at a Tridentine Mass said by a validly ordained SSPX priest, or, sending their children to a SSPX school (EGAD!), or, going to confession or getting married before a SSPX priest (HORROR!!) so very, very wrong? Just because they resist certain errors in Vatican II documents (ecumenism) that go against Our Lord's own words? Just because they won't sign a preamble that forces them to compromise their Catholic Faith of the last 2,000 years? 

Someone please explain this to me. But while you attempt the impossible, remember that Rome herself is so very fluffly-wuffly about what is/is not allowed; what Canon Laws are/are not enforced; about which is/is not the One True Religion. It's going to be hard to convince anyone - let alone me - that the SSPX is in error, when all they are doing is what was done before Vatican II. And someone tell me which document(s) of Vatican II abrogated all teaching and thinking of preconcillar times and put it all on some forbidden index list anyway? And most importantly, which document(s) of Vatican II mandated that all Catholics must adhere to all thinking, thought and doctrine emanating therefrom, without question!, even though some go against all that was taught by Our Lord and preconcillar teaching? 

When did we Catholics become mindless robots and/or borgs loyal only to a Collective, and not to Our Lord Jesus Christ? When did we loose our ability for reasoned, Catholic thought? If we reason that a modern teaching most definitely goes against the very words of Our Lord or the 2,000 years of preconcillar teaching, why accept it benignly, without a fight, without a resistance?

No...I am not advocating that Rome has lost the Faith and no longer need be followed. Far from it. But she has, perhaps, lost the ability to think clearly and Catholic. And perhaps by doing so, put many Souls in jeopardy if such a Soul now believes all religions are as good as the Catholic religion; that practicing Sodomites can achieve Heaven without abstinence, confession and reparation; or that an adulterous marriage can somehow be made good and holy. And if this is what the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church is now promoting - or about to, anyway - then as I said above, why does anyone need to remain Catholic in order to save their Soul and dwell in Paradise with Our Lord for all eternity? By current standards, even the apostate Martin Luther is now in Heaven (or soon will be in 2017, anyway).

The always excellent Mundabor's Blog has an equally excellent post today that offers a far better explanation of things SSPX and places it all in a particular Catholic historical perspective. I recommend you follow the link to the article (patronize frequently his blog as well.) He admittedly is not an attendee of SSPX Masses, which makes his posts concerning them all the more insightful and invaluable to Catholics world-wide. He also offers no better reminder of what is needed for the proper Catholic frame of mind in this matter than this quote posted on every page of his blog:

"What Catholics once were, we are. If we are wrong, then Catholics through the ages have been wrong.

We are what you once were. We believe what you once believed.

We worship as you once worshipped. If we are wrong now, you were wrong then. If you were right then, we are right now". (Robert DePiante)

Lest anyone has failed to understand from reading this pea-in-the-Pacific of Catholic blogs, I attend Tridentine Masses offered by SSPX priests and have been for almost 30 years. I was married before an SSPX priest and my children all attended schools staffed by SSPX Priests and nuns - and I'd do it all again in a heartbeat, were it possible. 

Robert DePiante also wrote,  in Vol. 12, No.2 of his Catholic Voice newspaper, a fitting end to this post. Though not explicitly said within the below quote, I believe he was referring to the SSPX (whom he had referenced earlier in his article):

"Oddly enough, the traditional churches and chapels are operated by priests whom the local modernist bishop will label as "disobedient" and/or "schismatic." Yet, these priests are men who, after long prayer and reflection, have chosen to obey God and the vows made to Him at ordination rather than follow his brother priests and bishops into error. The charge of disobedience does not apply here according to the Scripture principle: "We ought to obey God rather than men" (Acts of the Apostles 5:29).

Yes, there is a greater awareness of the basic faith that comes to us from the Tridentine Latin Mass. Clergy and faithful alike are finding peace of soul and satisfaction of heart through the traditional Mass, and we can be sure that there are more where they came from. Let us pray that increasing numbers will join us in this cause for the return of the Tridentine Mass and that they will refuse to give it up, even if it means attending this Mass under less than ideal situations. In the end, God will see us through."

Indeed, God - and Catholic Reason - will see us through. What is now, will eventually return to what was. 

Instaurare Omnia in Christo...


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August 22, 2015

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


As the vine I have brought forth a pleasant odour: and my flowers are the fruit of honour and riches.  I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope.  In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue.

Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb.  My memory is unto everlasting generations.  They that eat me, shall yet hunger: and they that drink me, shall yet thirst.  He that hearkeneth to me, shall not be confounded: and they that work by me, shall not sin.

They that explain me shall have life everlasting.
  [Ecclesiasticus, 24. 23-31]





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August 15, 2015

Of Darkness and Light...Of Frustration and What's Right

I know I said the lights were going out, but there is so much going on in the Catholic Church. Can I write and still give due diligence to family and self? Can any sane Catholic with a modicum of intelligence really stand idle and let it all go unanswered? 

Anyway, while I ponder answers to the above, allow me to post vent a bit with some comments on marriage, the Family Synod, the embracing of sodomy as good and holy, the profanation of the Holy Eucharist, et al.


1. You people (read: Bishops and Cardinals) already implicitly approve of divorce for Catholics, as one is required before approaching your tribunal for an annulment. You use as justification that since a civil divorce is in hand, the marriage is irremediably broken. [HAH! And how would you know? Did you ever speak to the other spouse?] Did you ever stop to think that it may be in hand only because you required it in the first place??? 

It doesn't seem to matter that marriage is the first Sacrament instituted by Christ and that it has the favor of Law [cough-cough], you still ignore the various Canons that mandate the reconciliation of separated spouses. There are 7 such Canons, in case you have forgotten...the same number as the Sacraments, the first of which some of you most assuredly want to neuter during your October 2015 "surprise" [its not really a surprise, though, is it?] Your intentions are so, so transparent...do you really think we Catholics are just ignorant toddlers who don't see clearly, can't think coherently, and have no understanding of your actions?

2. You (read: Bishops and Cardinals) don't really care about children of divorce, only about the one disaffected spouse (See, I have my civil divorce! This means I had an unhappy marriage and am deserving of a second, more happier one. See!!!) You have no more concern for the innocent children than you do for the Holy Eucharist that you want to let be profaned come October. If you truly cared about the children, you would enforce the Reconciliation Canons...if you truly cared about the Holy Eucharist - the True Body and Blood of Christ (remember Transubstantiation?) - you would enforce Canon 915. You do neither, so - and this is a very explicit "so" - you loudly proclaim to all that you do not care about either children or the Holy Eucharist.


3. Do you remember what Sodomy is? No? Let me explain via a simple Google search:


sod·om·y,ˈsädəmē/ noun: sexual intercourse involving anal or oral copulation.


Or...in other words:


"one mans bodily appendage that is generally used for emptying out liquid waste, being forced into another man or womans bodily cavity that is generally used for emptying out solid waste."


Clear? Good...


Now then, please tell me how God and/or Christ could ever - EVER - approve of either of the above modern definitions of "Lurv". And what do you find so loving, warm, sincere, compassionate - and Catholic -  about practicing sodomites who claim to be practicing Catholics but who are in violation of God's laws? Do you even attempt to save such Souls by counseling them they run the risk of condemning themselves to Hell if they die unrepentant of this most grievous sin, or do you simply confirm them in their sin under the (dis)guise of human compassion? Remember the words of St. Paul to the Hebrews: Marriage honourable in all, and the bed undefiled. For fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Or does every cleric ascribe to the "we don't know if hell exists" meme? 


4. Why do Sodomites and the-divorced-and-remarried-outside-the-Church-of-their-own-FREE-WILL need special handling anyway...what's so special about them as compared to other sinners? Where is the special handling for those who defraud the laborer of their wages? Aren't they special too? Don't they also have inordinate passions - lust and greed - that need lots of "pastoral care" ? Huh? Why stop with those two? Why not just go ahead and re-write the whole "Sins That Cry to Heaven for Vengeance" thingy and get it updated to the 21st century / Vatican II enlightened thinking? 

Do you remember Sodom and Gomorrah? Do you remember Lot's wife? Do you remember Moses and Mt. Siani?  "But, wait!" says you. "That was all the Old Testament stuffy-fluff. It no longer applies since the mid-to-late 60's Renewal...that stretched into the happy (or was it hippy?) 70's only to be further enlightened by the Re-re-evangelation of the 80's...and then apparently stagnated with the re-re-re-re-renewal of the 90's only to be re-born again into the double-aughts as ????


STOP! ENOUGH ALREADY!!! 

When will all this nonsense ever - EVER! - be done with? Just how many re-iterations does Vatican II have to go through before the reality hits home? How much explaining on how it's supposed to work does it take? How many Popes will have to be elected before there is one that may "get it right"?

5. Finally, why the hell are you (read: Bishops and Cardinals) hitching your wagon to the climate change, immigration, nuclear proliferation, and other social - and secular - issues, and forgetting entirely the reason for your very existence - THE SALVATION OF SOULS AND CONVERSION OF ONE AND ALL TO THE ONE TRUE FAITH??


And you people (read: Bishops and Cardinals) wonder why you have problems...Sheesh.

As a parent, I understand that teen children can sometimes be obstinate and are many times unreasonable, but despite those traits, they can at least see reason when it stares them in the face. 

What I can't understand is: Why can't you??


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July 20, 2015

Darkness Falls

This blog will go dark. I will keep the lights on for a few weeks more, but the switch will be flipped sometime in August.

I have been reevaluating priorities and have determined this blog is not one of them. As much as I would like to continue writing, there are so many more who do so with greater clarity and Catholicity than I could ever do.

Thank you to all who have visited, and especially to those who kept coming back.

I sincerely hope some of what I have written has caused at least one Catholic couple to pause and rethink divorce as a cure to marital difficulties...if so, then this blog has fulfilled its purpose and I can leave contented.

Thank you all again.

God's Blessings to all...

July 14, 2015

On the September 2015 Visit to the USA of Pope Francis, Part II...

I hope he stays away from the USA come September.

I don't want him here...not now. I don't want him making a fool of himself and the Catholic Church, catering as he has been elsewhere to the modern world - and a mostly socialist one at that. He and his trip will do nothing for the USA but provide fodder for the 24 hour news cycle.

He will be lauded and applauded; he will be fawned and fondled over. Catholic youth will rush to get a selfie portrait. He will undoubtedly get photo ops from faithful Catholics like Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. At a photo op with the press, He will most likely be handed an "abortionfix", a crucifix made from abortion instruments in the shape of a cross upon which hangs the Corpus of Christ, smile benignly and mutter something that sounds vaguely like "Who am I to judge?".

On his "Smell the Sheep With Jorge Tour" to the poor areas of New York and Washington, DC, with Cardinals Timothy Dolan and Donald Wuerl in tow, he will stop and shake hands with the homeless and the helpless, bewailing their lack of monetary relief from the likes of the Koch Brothers, Donald Trump and the Republican members of Congress. Later on, during his walk down Michigan Avenue, he will invite some homeless men and women to serve Mass and be EMHC's at the Papal Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

I grow weary of the man... Not of the Office of the man, mind, but of THE MAN. I would take a bullet for him any day, come to his aid if he were accosted on the street, even change the tire on his Papal VW Bug-mobile. But I cringe every time I see his smiling face blaring (yes, blaring...not glaring) at me in the news.  He is quick to:

  • meet world leaders who like nothing of what he represents of Catholicism, and bewails the gutting of Mother Earth by greedy corporations (and nothing on the gutting of the priesthood of the past 50 years)
  • bemoan the plight of the poor put there by mean and selfish rich people, but then goes on multiple World Tours staining Mother Earth with his carbon footprint (but would never stain his Papacy by saying a Tridentine Papal Mass)
  • surround himself with clerics of questionable moral character who openly wish to change Catholic Doctrine, and then vilify mainstream Catholics who hold fast to the traditions of the Church, like praying Rosaries for his intentions (but would never vilify those who cater to his vision of Catholicism)

Yes, I grow weary of Pope Francis, THE MAN.

I rather wish he would just pick up the phone, dial up His Excellency Bernard Fellay and invite him to come dine with him. They will, over dinner, come to an agreement on the reconciliation with the SSPX and announce same at an after dinner impromptu press conference.

Or perhaps even do what I wrote of last February...

But, as he won't do any of what he should, I truly wish he would just stay-the-hell home.

Maybe he can write an Encyclical on The Restoration of the Tridentine Mass or a Papal Bull on The Necessity For All Clerics To Wear the Cassock, or even a Papal Bull on The Wonders and Glories of Devotion to Mary, the Mother of God. 

Or, better still (and something that would cement forever his place in Catholic and World history), in fulfillment of Our Lady of Fatima's directive, Consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart in union with all the Bishops of the World, thereby correcting immediately all that he has spoken out against since his election to the Chair of Peter. 

And he won't even have to leave Rome to enjoy the perpetual notoriety that would bring to him and his Papacy...


                          Oratio pro summo Pontifice



V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro N. 

R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. [Ps 40:3]

Pater Noster, Ave Maria.

Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum N., quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen.


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July 12, 2015

Reflections On An Anniversary (of sorts)...





Although it could have been a day or two earlier, July 12th marks the fifth year of my voluntarily leaving the family home to give a still-much-loved someone her "space". I did not realize at the time that I would never again sleep under its roof, talk more than a few days-worth of words to a third of my children and be mostly estranged from over half. My naivete was at its greatest apogee; my own ideal (and not the Catholic ideal) of "...wuv, tru wuv..." was still extant. I was mere days away from letting the whole of our marital problems be placed upon my shoulders alone, but more importantly, on the verge of accepting defeat of myself, my marriage and the Sacrament of Matrimony.

At some point over the next few weeks, however, the proverbial line-in-the-sand was drawn, and not by human hands. The realization (and this was the Grace of the Sacrament coming into play) finally dawned of the import of what was going on and the ease with which I was participating in it. The silent voice of Grace was attempting - and perhaps for the last time - to strengthen my weakened Free Will. It wasn't a Saul moment - more just a slow re-awakening - but it nonetheless translated into one simple statement: "Choose now: Your will or Mine?"

It's obvious by now what choice was made and - despite the continued personal missteps and mistakes - one never regretted. The acceptance of the marital Cross - the entire Cross, not just the portion that I chose - was now fully embraced. The true meaning of love - Our Blessed Lord's love, the non-reciprocal love He gave from His Cross - was now also fully embraced. No...not so much embraced as remembered, in the words spoken 22 years earlier: "For better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; til death we do part."


What has the past five years wrought?

  • Broken and fractured parent-child relationships;
  • Strained Spousal relations;
  • Severe financial stress;
  • Children in direct conflict with the 4th Commandment;
  • Reason being subdued by Passion;
  • Forgiveness being replaced with hardheartedness;
  • Documented errors ignored and personal frailties highlighted.

It gets worse, as most any divorce Respondent, Catholic or not, will tell you. And it does, believe me, and let no one tell you otherwise. If any do, run away from them as you would any other near occasion of sin. They are and will ever remain, a danger to you and to your vocation...it will be hard enough for you keep unchaste thoughts from invading your mind, as it has been for me. Huh? What?!? Yes, my Friends...it may be a continual temptation for you. For even though the heart may be closed to all but your first spouse, after having drunk the wine for years or decades, do you not think such temptations won't be there?  That you won't ache for a warm body - any warm body? Thankfully, it hasn't happened. But don't be naive. Don't be foolish. Don't be stupid. Read and take to heart this 2014 post by Fr. Peter Carota: 10 Traditional Catholic Practices To Get Out Of Habitual Sin Especially Of The Flesh





You are and will remain a weakling if you try and carry this particular Cross alone, devoid of any help from the One Person who knows about pain, misery, weakness, unjust accusations, unrequited love, etc. He only requires that you silently give. And then give more. And then give more still.  And when that giving and the ensuing silence becomes overwhelming; when you're on the precipice of discouragement; when you think He can't possibly be listening; you will look over and there He will be, helping you up, assisting you in carrying your Cross  - Him, Simon the Cyrene, to your Scourged Christ. Think it not a proper analogy and maybe even scandalous?  It remains a truth nonetheless, for once the marital Cross has been fully accepted and embraced - as did Our Lord His own of Redemption - it becomes a very apt analogy. You may then truly walk - in imitation of His - your own Way of the Cross. For you, and for your spouse, children and marriage. Could He not be more pleased?

So, where is it all now, after 5 years? It's still a struggle some times. At other times, not so much. Most always the stress still affects me. I've gone from no kids living with me, to two, and now back down to one. That in itself is a far cry from the earlier years when I had none, and a distinct privilege I never thought I would ever have again.

I have three years to go until my youngest turns 18, graduates high school and this madness ends. I will be then a fairly young 65 years old and - by modern standards - able to retire and live comfortably for whatever remains of my life. I can travel, go anywhere I want when I want and be mostly debt free. I will be able to live in subsidized housing, have subsidized medical care and subsidized cell phone. My burial plot is bought and paid for, my funeral arrangements planned and set, down to the wording on the headstone. I will have smooth sailing for whatever life I have left. Awesome, right?

Not really...I would give it all up in a heartbeat to get my family back. The broader question really becomes, for those contemplating divorce:

Are you willing to put yourself through all what I am presently experiencing, or, would you rather fall on your knees before the Altar of Christ, and selflessly renew the vows you made years or decades before? 

I sincerely hope and pray that all spouses in marital trouble hear what I did (albeit before the divorce line is crossed):

"Choose now: Your will or Mine?"


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June 28, 2015

CONSUMMATUM EST

For many Catholics - indeed all Catholics - the line in the sand has now been drawn. It is now a wide furrow that is unable to be mistaken for anything other than what it represents - God vs Man; God's Law's vs man's laws; Purity of Soul vs Lust of Nature. Black and white has now been made a neutral gray, its purity and beauty now decided by the whim of the person, rather than the immutable Truth of God. More fitting words cannot describe it better than:

CONSUMMATUM EST...

It is indeed finished.  Some will believe the Pope and Bishops could have/should have done something more (in grand scheme of this life, what is more important: junk science or one's immortal Soul?) and they would be right (Canon 915, anyone?) Now, however, a few prominent Catholic SCOTUS members have told us there is no longer any need to hate the sin and love the sinner...we must now love the sinner AND his/her sin (at least civilly, for the moment anyway.)

CONSUMMATUM EST...

Quite possibly, some openly homosexual and militant Catholic "couple" will present themselves for Holy Communion and will publicly force the issue still further - into the very Sanctuary of the Catholic Church. And also quite possibly, the priest who lawfully refuses to lay the Sacred Body and Blood of Christ upon an unworthy tongue will be media-crucified, not unlike his Savior before him, when the news goes viral.  

CONSUMMATUM EST...

And it will happen because the Church has lost focus of Her mission: to convert all men to the One True Church of Christ. The focus was not lost within the recent hoopla of SSM, but within the Pontificate of John XXIII and most certainly in that of Paul VI, he of the Mass we now call the Ordinary Form. That is where the blacks and whites all coalesced into grays that were able to be individualized by the local celebrant. The black and white Truth of the now-Extra Ordinary Latin Mass was shoved aside - illegally, as was always known - in favor of the new: the new that was, in part, helped in its production and birth by Protestants who had no business dipping their heretical fingers into our Catholic Mass. When the Mass was changed, so was our Foundation and our Faith. We are now reaping the whirlwind of neutralism, and it shows everyday in the Biden's, the Pelosi's, the Kennedy's... and especially in the Kasper's and the Marx's.

CONSUMMATUM EST...

The Catholic Faith is filled with "triumvirate's", so to speak: the Holy Trinity, The Holy Family and especially, the triumvirate of marriage: Indissolubility, Permanency and Procreation. And it is mainly the triumvirate of marriage that has taken the blows, wounds and arrows of the past few decades. The first to fall was Permanency via No Fault Divorce in 1970. The second - Procreation - was felled by the 1973 Roe v Wade SCOTUS decision...The third quite possibly will fall in some manner come this October, if Indissolubility gets replaced by the "Permissive Adultery fiat".

CONSUMMATUM EST...

We have apparently been told by the POTUS, the boss of the SCOTUS, that "...today should also give us hope that on the many issues with which we grapple often painfully real change is possible,” and which the article goes on to propose the meaning is quite simply that "... Those who disagree with the idea of gay marriage based, for example, on their religious views, must change to be more like progressives who accept gay marriage." Can the Cross or Crown decision we may be called to make now be that far behind?

CONSUMMATUM EST...

So...what to do? What Catholic's always do - utilize the four P's: Prayer, Penance, Patience and Perseverance. For ourselves; for our families; for the Catholic SCOTUS members; for our Bishops, priests and Pope Francis. For those locked into the lower-nature battle of SSA. And especially for the restoration and preservation of Traditional marriage. 

Dom Prosper Gueranger had a prescience of today when he said:

"There are times, when the Holy Spirit requires from a Christian something beyond interior resistance of the enemies of his soul: he must make an outward protestation against error and evil, as often as position or duty demands it.

On such occasions, he must bear to become unpopular, and console himself with the words of the apostle: “If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” (Gal. 1:10) But the Holy Ghost will be on his side; and finding him resolute in using His gift of fortitude, not only will He give him a final triumph, but He generally blesses that soul with a sweet and courageous peace, which is the result and recompense of a duty fulfilled."


CONSUMMATUM EST?? 

"Not Hardly" as a well known Catholic deathbed convert was fond of saying.


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June 21, 2015

Happy Fathers Day to Divorced and Separated Dad's Everywhere...

On this Father's Day, a video reminder for Fathers separated from their children due to divorce that we do not need to be loved in order to Love; we are still Fathers before God, even if sometimes it appears not so before our children and that our children still need us, especially when they push us away trying to cope with their own pain and loss. It is then, especially then, when we must beat down the brick wall that separates parent and child and show them they are not alone - and they are still very much Loved...





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