Another Novus Ordo Sunday

Another episode in the life of a dying Catholic parish. __ Scoop

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Well, the beat goes on. There is something I could say about every Mass at my parish that would leave real Catholics scratching their heads or shaking them in disbelief; from the homilies, to the music, to the overuse of the laity and to the overall disrespect for the Eucharist (forgive them Father for they know not what they do).

This morning I was treated to a truly scandalous treat for those who find a scandal exciting. A high school girl apparently brought a non-Catholic to Mass with her. I noticed her because she kept talking to her friend and “explaining” the Mass (which obviously she was non qualified to do) as the Mass progressed.

As we were nearing the reception of the Eucharist, she showed her friend how to receive it in the hand. So, of course, she presented herself to a woman who was acting as a faux…

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Everything I thought I knew; I no longer know

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My father, like most of us, was a much more complex individual than I had ever conceived; having conflicted views about life and its ultimate purpose. His rational explanations regarding his upbringing and the character of both his father and mother were taken at face value by myself and others without any thought other than to take his word at face value as the truth as best as his memory was capable of reproducing them;  and thus the events of his life were recounted numerously and accepted as fact . . . though I have no facts other than to see his life through his eyes and mind.

I might also mention here that my father was not a man of Christian faith though he was a believer in the Einstein partial belief of at least being controlled by an intelligence which can be seen plainly behind all that…

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Why I Am Not Protestant

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To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.
SAINT JOHN HENRY NEWMAN

Once upon a time, I was an atheist. It seems like ages ago that I was an atheist. But I am only eight years removed from that error. When I was an atheist, I was not halfway about it. I had embraced the militant form of the foolishness espoused by the New Atheists which made me vocal, loud, and proud about being an unbeliever. This provoked a great deal of prayers for my conversion from various Protestant Christians in my workplace. Those prayers were sincere, and they worked. I would flee atheism to become Roman Catholic. When that happened, those Protestants wished I had remained an atheist.

Before I was an atheist, I was a Protestant. This was not a halfway thing with me either. I was raised in the faith of the Southern Baptist…

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Catholics on Social Media

Good thoughts from Charlie.

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. . . if you are struggling with social media and are balking at the idea of giving up FB, Twitter, or whatever, just think about what your life was like just a few short years ago before these social media “drugs” existed. Just a few short years ago, you didn’t need to check your notifications, you didn’t need that rush EVER, because it didn’t exist. And you got along just fine. Think about how this is exactly the same as the person who has started drinking heavily or doing drugs just within the past few years, and is now addicted to drugs or alcohol who honestly believes that they can’t live without it.

You can live without it.

You CAN give it up.

You don’t NEED it.


I’ll beg you all again, for the sake of your souls, GET OFF OF SOCIAL MEDIA. Such potent toxicity! A spiritual drug…

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The Prisoner in the Vatican — Smoke of Satan & the Open Windows of Vatican II

This apparent triumph of Satan will cause enormous suffering to the good pastors of the Church…and to the Supreme Pastor and Vicar of Christ on earth who, a prisoner in the Vatican, will shed secret and bitter tears in the presence of God Our Lord, asking for light, sanctity, and perfection for all the clergy […] …

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The Interaction Between Grace, Faith and Works

 Perhaps this article will express the misunderstandings that some have regarding the Catholic views of grace, faith and works. Is Grace Alone (Sola Gratia) Also Catholic Teaching? “The grace of the Holy Spirit confers upon us the righteousness of God.” (CCC 2017) Dave Armstrong The Catholic Church teaches that good works done after regeneration (at …

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