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" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Musings - May 13, 2013

If God used Balaam’s donkey to get that prophet’s attention, I guess he can use me to get yours. May these periodic postings on the second and fourth Mondays of each month (God willing) generate fruitful discussion and faithful change.
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If one unconfessed mortal sin will result in eternal damnation, then how can we be so complacent about sin and about the salvation of souls?

Why are so many in the Catholic Church lightening quick to voice their public support for favored legislative proposals like immigration and health care reforms, international treaties, global warming initiatives or gun control, but virtually silent on the teachings of Humanae Vitae,  or when the military seeks to prohibit a soldier or his chaplain from sharing their faith, or when self-identified Catholic politicians persistently and obstinately seek to expand abortion services, promote gay marriage and other intrinsic evils, or when a retired Bishop publicly challenges the teachings of his Church and the directions of his Archbishop, or when priests persist in grave liturgical abuses when directed not to do so, or voice support for the active homosexual lifestyle?

Why are so many in the Church more concerned about not offending unrepentant  public sinners then about those individuals losing their eternal souls and/or causing others to similarly sin and lose their souls ?

These are appropriate and necessary questions to ask, especially today as we recall Our Lady of Fatima's request nearly 100 years ago that "we offer prayers and sufferings in reparation for sin, for the conversion of sinners and for world peace".      


  1. I'm with you. Your comments bring me back to a fundamental problem in the Church. We aren't praying for our priests hard enough. While they have the grace of their calling, we must constantly pray for them to live up to those graces. Among them are teaching the Faith unequivocally.

  2. You are absolutely right Barb.

    Our priests need our prayers. I frequently say that but your comments remind me that is something we can never say enough.

    Our never ending prayer should be for sanctification of all our priests.