Sunday, July 05, 2015
The homilist today preached that what the Church calls the Seven Deadly Sins (which are really the Seven Capital Vices, but what are you going to do?) are the principal thorns in the flesh that people experience. Then he said:
Lumen Gentium on prophesy and gifts
12. The holy people of God shares also in Christ's prophetic office; it
spreads abroad a living witness to Him, especially by means of a life of faith
and charity and by offering to God a sacrifice of praise, the tribute of lips
which give praise to His name.(110) The entire body of the faithful, anointed as
they are by the Holy One,(111) cannot err in matters of belief. They manifest
this special property by means of the whole peoples' supernatural discernment in
matters of faith when "from the Bishops down to the last of the lay
faithful" (8*) they show universal agreement in matters of faith and
morals. That discernment in matters of faith is aroused and sustained by the
Spirit of truth. It is exercised under the guidance of the sacred teaching
authority, in faithful and respectful obedience to which the people of God
accepts that which is not just the word of men but truly the word of God.(112)
Through it, the people of God adheres unwaveringly to the faith given once and
for all to the saints,(113) penetrates it more deeply with right thinking, and
applies it more fully in its life.
Saturday, July 04, 2015
The Triune God is love
The homily I heard on Trinity Sunday, after the traditional bad analogies, wound up here: "Because God is love, there can be no instance of love in which God is not present."
Friday, July 03, 2015
While I'm at it
Two quick notes on the other two readings from last Sunday:
The wicked with hands and words invited death
There was some harrowing language in last Sunday's First Reading (Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24). In particular, the conclusion:
Not really a red meat kind of guy, my bishop
"Defiant" isn't a word I usually associate with the USCCB, but Archbishop Kurtz's statement on Obergefell v. Hodges has a touch of firebrand in it:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
In some circles it's a commonplace to observe that "gay marriage" is not the goal, it 's just a stepping stone to the real goal: the complete destruction of marriage and/or the Church. That may well be true, for some activists.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Re-Education President
The Examiner reports that, in his Obergefell v. Hodges speech, President Obama "said Americans need to change their religious views to be accepting of gay marriage."
President Barack Obama is a lying sack of dog shit
In his speech on the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, President Obama said:
Saturday, June 27, 2015
I have l'esprit de l'escalier...
... when everyone else is taking the elevator.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
An Open Letter to Pope Francis
June 25, 2015