I see the formal excommunication of those who blatantly use the Catholic Faith as a political means to push the culture of death as an act of MERCY. Not only does it formally say, you are out of communion, but it is also a warning to those who follow the excommunicated rather than our Lord, BEFORE its to late to turn back to Him. It formally lets a soul know they are not in communion, they are not living the faith, and their actions DO NOT represent the Catholic Faith to the public also giving them time to repent.
Our Lord has already drawn the line. The famine of faith in our society, has blinded many not to see our own sinfulness through His eyes. Making us complacent in our actions. We excommunicate ourselves by the mortal sins we refuse to repent of. This, IMHO, is the time for our Bishops to stand and say ENOUGH, for the purpose of the salvation of souls, because we love.
I pray for the conversion of hearts. You never realize what you lost until its gone.
Have courage! Overcome the world.
Saint Thomas Becket, pray for us
Is what I am saying online, or offline, being said because I LOVE?
Is what I am doing online, or offline, being done because I LOVE?
Wonderful assessment by Bishop Robert Barron on the current situation today (Covington Catholic) with jumping to conclusions, that were never there.
Love one another, as I have loved you.
If you are tempted to be sucked into it all, cry out:
Lord? I forgive them. And I pray for them. I do love them, because You loved us first. Have mercy on us all. <– BEST way to begin the healing. Let Him in. Humility prevails.
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
“There are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘an unjust law is no law at all.’
Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”
Excellent talk by Fr. Mike Schmitz at SEEK 2019. Think about this…
A special thanks to Carmelite Quotes for the Optional Memorial
St. Kuriakos Elias Chavara, pray for us
52 years ago today, I was baptized Roman Catholic. Without any knowledge of what took place that day until today. Thank you Lord.