Eat My Flesh

Recently I’ve been listening to a whole series of talks by Michael Voris.  Since I go by John 6:54 on the Catholic Internet the following talk really hit home.  It’s called “Eat My Flesh”

http://www.theonetruefaith.tv/podcast/s4e2.mp3

Take a listen or download it to your MP3 player.  If you like it there are a lot more at http://www.theonetruefaith.tv/index.php?nav=04&content=20 or you can have them all download to your iTunes or other MP3 organizer at http://www.theonetruefaith.tv/podcast/totf.xml

Monks Boxed Out

Condoms Cause Problems

Are people who think Condoms are a solution to HIV/AIDS really looking at the data?  Are they really concerned with the health and well being of the people or Africa or of the world for that matter.  Or do they prefer to turn a blind eye to the data so they can think they are “safe” while being sexually promiscuous?  Watch and behold the facts.  Lastly there is one thing a condom won’t protect for sure, and that is your ever lasting soul.

Right & Wrong

We should not focus on right verses left, we should focus on right verses wrong.  Here is a prime example of “conservative” talking heads missing the boat on Gay Marrage.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/aug/10081315.html

Clear Catholic Teaching on Gay “Marriage”

Amazingly clear teaching on homosexual marriage from Bishop Olmsted in Phoenix, AZ.

….In a statement released on the Diocese of Phoenix’s website on August 10th, Bishop Olmsted wrote that the “misguided decision of Judge Vaughn Walker, striking down as unconstitutional the California Marriage Law called Proposition 8, cannot be passed over in silence.”

“Labeling homosexual ‘marriage’ as ‘a right’ is not an enlightened idea of the 21st century,” the bishop asserted. “It is a novel form of a resurrected falsehood from more than 2000 years ago. It will not stand the test of time, just as it cannot withstand popular opinion now.”

“In every state in our nation where this issue has been put to a vote of the people (31 of the 50), traditional marriage has won,” Olmsted noted. “It is only some activist judges, exercising raw judicial power over and against the will of the people, who have pushed their agenda of so-called ‘homosexual marriage.'” 

The bishop also warned that what “is at stake here is cultural sanity and viability. Defending the clear nature and purpose of marriage is not discrimination against homosexual persons.”

“Why did God create both men and women, not just one sex?” the bishop asked. “Is it really all that difficult to fathom that God had a plan for marriage, which He wove into the very fabric of human nature? This plan is so deeply embedded in our human nature that every culture in history has recognized it and enshrined and protected it in law and custom.”

“Marriage being exclusively between a man and a woman was not an idea created by these cultures but, rather, a truth received by them as something handed down from a higher authority,” the prelate underscored.

“We need to again recall the key distinction, when considering homosexuality, between the homosexual inclination on the one hand and homosexual acts on the other,” Bishop Olmsted said.

The Phoenix bishop also clarified that although Scripture and Christian tradition hold that homosexual acts are sinful, “persons with homosexual inclinations but who do not engage in homosexual acts are not guilty of sin at all. No more or less than other persons, Christ calls them to holiness of life, inviting them as He invites us all to take up our cross each day and follow after Him.”

“All who follow Christ are given the grace to live the virtue of chastity; and they can joyfully do so with a clean heart.”

Seeking ‘true happiness’ for those with same-sex attraction

“Love and truth go hand-in-hand,” the bishop continued. “Everyone who experiences true love knows this – we want those we love to know the truth. As Catholics, we want to love people authentically and not in a mediocre way that would ignore dangers in a person’s life out of a shallow concern for political correctness.”

“We need never worry that speaking the truth clearly and charitably is a violation of love,” he stressed.

“Both Church teaching and the study of reality, the natural law, show that homosexuality is an objective disorder – that is, it does not correspond to the God-given reality of the sexually differentiated human being.

“Therefore, to condone the homosexual lifestyle is never a move in favor of a person’s true happiness,”  Bishop Olmsted wrote. “Moreover, to change the legal and societal definition of the fundamental institution of marriage in order to suit an adult sexual preference is a selfish and irresponsible corruption of the truth.

“The truth is that the reason why the state cannot redefine marriage is because it never defined it in the first place; it is a truth received, not created. It is God who defined marriage.

“For the state to redefine marriage will certainly have a negative impact on love, especially for children, who suffer most when marriage is weakened,” he warned.

More on Alter Girls & Women Priests

For those who think that some day there will be women Priests obviously choose not to listen to what the Magisterium of the Church teaches and are not aware of what a “Priest” really is or does.

I would hope everyone would agree that Jesus Christ was a MAN. When a priest offers the Sacrifice of the Mass the priest stands in the person of Christ, or In persona Christi. A woman no matter how able of doing the actions of the priest is not a man. Again God created us for a specific purpose. A male who knows who he is does not want to be pregnant or give birth, and a woman who knows who she is does not want to be a priest.  A woman maybe able to be a priest but she is not capable of being a priest. There is a difference in definition.

Once the Catholic laity come to understand this again they will not want alter girls. Which is why many Catholics who know, study, and surrender to their faith see alter girls as a poor novelty of this current time period at best. Surrendering to the teachings of the Catholic Church is surrendering oneself to Christ.

With that said God’s greatest human creation was a woman.  The Ever Virgin Mary is our model.  As good, or bad, as Fr. So-And-So might be we are not to emulate him we are to emulate the Holy Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.  If we humble ourselves as Mary did the we will humble ourselves to Christ.

Alter Girls

The other night I was reading through responses to a questions over at Catholic.com

“Will alter girls lead to women priests?” 

While I’m sure many in my own parish will disagree with my sentiment on whether or not we should have alter girls I hope they don’t think it will lead to women priests and that there is some eventual progression that will allow it.  Below is my response to the question.

Alter Girls won’t lead to Women Priests. The term Woman Priest is an oxymoron. Women can’t be priests no more than men can have babies. God didn’t set it up that way.  And sense Alter Girls won’t lead to Women Priests I don’t think we should have them.  Leave it to the boys please.

If we let boys wear nursing bra’s or maternity clothes we’d all say that’s ridiculous because boys can’t have babies, its not how they were made. Yet we let girls be alter servers when they can’t be priests and say there’s nothing wrong with that. Catholics have gone astray in our thinking. God put us here for a specific purpose and we are fooling ourselves if we allow our boys and girls to participate in roles they weren’t meant for, and we do them great disservice when we do.

Benevolent Dictatorship

Listen to what the Votex has to say and give it some thought after you get past the initial shock of his comments because the concept is so “Un-American”. My question is how long will our country last under its current trajectory provided the second coming doesn’t happen first? Another 100 years? Another 200 years? I would be interested to hear how long folks think the good old USA can last on its current course. At some point we go bankrupt for sure as I think the cancer in this country is too ingrained into the fabric of the nation to truly remove it and change course. Democracy is a human experiment, Benevolent Dictatorship is God’s ever lasting model.

Serving Your Family is Serving Christ

I received and interesting grace from God today in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  First my sins where forgiven, Praise the Lord, Hallelujah!  Second I was able to come to the realization that when you server your family you not only are serving them you are serving Christ in them. 

I think most people tend to look at their family differently than they do completely strangers, or is it just me.  Somehow I can give my time to serve others in charity but then resent giving my time to help those in my own family with their needs.  I’ve realized that when it comes to serving others I’ve made myself ready willing and able whenever possible but when it comes to serving my own family I have been selfish with my time.  I need to see that when I serve them I am indeed serving Christ. 

Now I pray for a third grace, I pray for the grace to charitably and joyfully do what I’ve come to understand.  Pray for me to receive this grace, and I will pray for it for you as well.

All Priests Don’t Goto Heaven

If you comfortable with the state of your soul in life I highly suggest you watch the following.  Fr. Steven Scheier was a relatively good Catholic priest in rural Kansas.  Find out what he found out during his near death exprience.  Lucky for him Our Lady decided to intercede for him, his messsage should speak to us all.  Get to the Sacrament of Confession and make a worthy confession. Then GetToMass

Also if you are a priest ask yourself: Are you doing what Jesus wants you to do or are you doing what you want to do? Who are you serving?

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