Monday, August 31, 2015

Combating Culture

"We as Catholics have not properly combated it (the culture) because we have not been taught our Catholic Faith, especially in the depth needed to address these grave evils of our time. This is a failure of catechesis both of children and young people that has been going on for fifty years. It is being addressed, but it needs much more radical attention... What has also contributed greatly to the situation is an exaltation of the virtue of tolerance which is falsely seen as the virtue which governs all other virtues. In other words, we should tolerate other people in their immoral actions to the extent that we seem also to accept the moral wrong. Tolerance is a virtue, but it is certainly not the principal virtue; the principal virtue is charity... Charity means speaking the truth. I have encountered it (not speaking the truth) many times myself as a priest and bishop. It is something we simply need to address. There is far too much silence — people do not want to talk about it because the topic is not “ politically correct.” But we cannot be silent any longer." ~ Cardinal Raymond Burke

Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom

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Written by the nation's leading defender of marriage in the media and on university campuses, Ryan Anderson.

"The Supreme Court has issued a decision, but that doesn't end the debate. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, Americans face momentous debates about the nature of marriage and religious liberty. Because the Court has redefined marriage in all 50 states, we have to energetically protect our freedom to live according to conscience and faith as we work to rebuild a strong marriage culture.

In the first book to respond to the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage, Ryan Anderson draws on the best philosophy and social science to explain what marriage is, why it matters for public policy, and the consequences of its legal redefinition.

Attacks on religious liberty--predicated on the bogus equation of opposition to same-sex marriage with racism--have already begun, and modest efforts in Indiana and other states to protect believers' rights have met with hysterics from media and corporate elites. Anderson tells the stories of innocent citizens who have been coerced and penalized by the government and offers a strategy to protect the natural right of religious liberty.

Anderson reports on the latest research on same-sex parenting, filling it out with the testimony of children raised by gays and lesbians. He closes with a comprehensive roadmap on how to rebuild a culture of marriage, with work to be done by everyone.

The nation's leading defender of marriage in the media and on university campuses, Ryan Anderson has produced the must-read manual on where to go from here. There are reasonable and compelling arguments for the truth about marriage, but too many of our neighbors haven't heard them. Truth is never on "the wrong side of history," but we have to make the case. We will decide which side of history we are on."

Book of Revelation Annihilates Universalism

Book of Revelation Annihilates Universalism
by Dave Armstrong

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Two Hard Sayings in One Day

blog 8.22.15

Two Hard Sayings in One Day – A Homily for the 21st Sunday of the Year 

 by Msgr. Charles Pope

The Choice to Serve or to Walk Away


Agape Catholic Bible Study

"Today's Gospel reading concludes the four-week Sunday mediation on the Eucharist from Jesus' Bread of Life Discourse in the 6th chapter of St. John's Gospel. At the end of His discourse, Jesus challenges the Twelve Apostles to make a choice: will they chose to believe and accept the New Covenant and the promise of eternal life that Jesus offers in His flesh and blood, or will they walk away and return to their former lives prior to their call to discipleship..."

The Theme of this Sunday's Readings: 
The Choice to Serve or to Walk Away

NASA has called the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe Living


NASA has called the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe living - Matrix Drops

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fr. Mitch Pacwa Homily 8/20/15

Father Mitch Pacwa's Homily 8/20/15 on EWTN. On the Memorial of St. Bernard, Fr. Mitch speaks about how St. Bernard is a model of holiness and how his leadership brought chivalry and goodness from out of chaos.

Bill Donaghy on Why Contraception is Wrong

Bill Donaghy of the Theology of the Body Institute explains the Church’s reasoning behind why contraception is intrinsically wrong, and how couples can utilize Natural Family Planning in their relationship.

What St. Pope Pius X Can Teach Us


What St. Pius X Can Teach Us

The Maternal Love of Our Lady and the Church


The Maternal Love of Our Lady and the Church

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Vortex—The Long March

The Vortex—The Long March

Catholic Persecution is Here!


Rekindling Love for Jesus

"It can be subtle... the dying of the flame of love in our hearts. Here is how to rekindle it..."

Rekindling Love for Jesus

by Mark Mallett

Loving Life, One Campus at a Time

"Almost half the abortions in America are chosen by young women of college age. Ironically, polls from the Pew Research Institute, Gallup, and the Knights of Columbus reveal 18-29 year olds as a strongly pro-life generation. This means that college age students are pro-life until they encounter a tragic situation and their pro-life beliefs are put to the test..."

Loving Life, One Campus at a Time

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What Does ‘Full Participation’ at Mass Really Mean?

What Does ‘Full Participation’ at Mass Really Mean?
by Fr. Dwight Longenecker

The Great Comparison The Old Mass V.S. The New Mass

National Protest of Planned Parenthood

National Protest of Planned Parenthood

The Vortex—Catholic Political Suicide

The Vortex—Catholic Political Suicide

A Healthy Christian

From Scott Hahn:

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven" (Matt 5:10-12)

"We rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God; more than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit" (Romans 5:2-5)

"Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness..." (James 1:2-3)

"In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor" (1 Peter 1:6-7).

"Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.... If one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God" (1 Peter 4:12-16)

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin, which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God" (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Role of Mary in 'End Times' Prophecies

"...the key to understanding the “end times” lies precisely in understanding the role of Mary, who is a prototype and mirror of the Church..."

The Marian Dimension of the Storm

by Mark Mallett

Catholic Church Will Never Be Irrelevant

Beware Those Who Push "Relevance" at the Expense of Truth 
 by Msgr. Charles Pope

Abortion Denies Human Rights

“A woman who sets her rights, the supposed right to privacy or right over her own body, above the life of another human being is saying that a woman’s rights are superior to human rights. She has put herself above the human race, she has made herself the executor over life and death. Is that a woman’s right?” 
 ~ Dr. Janet Smith

Were Planned Parenthood Videos Produced Unethically?


Were Planned Parenthood Videos Produced Unethically? - Crisis Magazine

by Monica Migliorino Miller