“Until the consummation of the world, while there are still souls to save, I will not be able to rest.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ven. Fulton J. Sheen - God Never Intended Us To Live In A World of Constant Hemorrhage

(Photo©Michael Seagriff)
[The good Archbishop's words from decades ago remain relevant, timeless and true. Would that this Lent we have ears that will hear.]

During His earthly life, He solicited us to avail ourselves of Redemption by seeing what sin cost. The evil of sin is the Crucifixion of the God-man. The worst thing that sin can do is not to bomb cities or kill children, but to crucify Goodness. No man. is ever conscious of sin, when he thinks of it as merely breaking a law. He never sees the full intensity of sin until he realizes what he does to a person. Many an alcoholic does not know the evil of his sin until, driving while drunk, he kills a child. So when we look, not to a broken law, but at the broken Person of Christ on the Cross, we begin to see the full gravity of sin. We see it in the nails and in the crown of thorns, but we also see the love of God Who goes on loving us despite our sins.

On the Cross, Our Lord poured out His Life's Blood, not because bloodshed pleased His Father, but because the sinner deserved to die, and Christ, willing to be one with sinners, chose to bear pain as they should have borne it. He bore all of the iniquity of evil because He deigned to come into the world disorganized by evil.

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Crux of the Matter

As we enter our Lenten journey into Passion week, this is the optimal time to remove any ambiguity we may harbor about the nature and consequence of our sin:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - March 26, 2015

Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo

“…contemporary paganism is characterized by the search for- material well-being at any cost; and by the corresponding disregard or, to put it more accurately, fear, genuine terror - of anything that could cause suffering. With this outlook, words such as God, sin, Cross, mortification, eternal life become incomprehensible to a great number of people, who are ignorant of their meaning and content.

You have witnessed the incredible fact that many people began by putting God in parentheses, in some aspects of their professional lives. But then, as God demands, loves, and asks, they end up throwing Him out -like an intruder -from their civil laws and from the lives of their nations. With a ridiculous and presumptuous pride they want to lift up in his place the poor human creature, who has lost his supernatural and human dignity, and has become reduced - it is no exaggeration, one can see it everywhere - to a stomach, sex and money.”

(From Pastoral Letter, December 25, 1985)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

It's "Worth Revisiting Wednesday" - Will Your Lie Cost You Your Life?

Thanks to the generosity and encouragement of Allison Gingras and Elizabeth Riordan, an ever-expanding group of Catholic bloggers take the time each week to re-post their favorite articles on “It’s Worth Revisiting” Wednesdays.

Do yourself a favor- go there now (and every Wednesday) and let these authors bless and challenge you in your Faith journey.

During the rest of each week. visit Allison at  Reconciled To You and Elizabeth at Theology Is A Verb. You will be pleased you did.

Here is what I am sharing this week:

Will Your Lie Cost You Your Life?

(Originally published April 7, 2014)

(Source: Wikimedia Commons)

If there is one Scripture passage that we defense lawyers should especially appreciate, it has to be today’s first reading (Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62).

The case against Susanna was open and shut. All seemed hopeless. There were two eye witnesses – and they were judges and well-known leaders of the community to boot! How could anyone credit the adulteress’ self-serving denial? No one did, save for Daniel.

Eucharistic Reflection - Adore Me Always!

Adore me always and in all places by a simple movement of your heart.

Consider that wherever you are, I see you
and know your heart's desire.

Desire to adore me always,
and know that I accept that desire of yours with great delight.

Monday, March 23, 2015

40 Days For Life - 10,000 Babies Saved!

Just had to share this video posted by 40 Days for Life. Please visit their website and consider becoming involved. Your prayerful presence makes a difference and saves lives: