Prayer

“If anyone loves me, he will hold to my words, and my Father will love him; and we will come to him.” Jn 14:23

“But, when you pray, go to your private room and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in that secret place, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.” Mt 6:1-6;16-18

To be a practitioner of Christianity (rather than a pretender), includes overcoming ourselves in private prayer with the Lord.

Mental Health Awareness Month

“Free your minds, then, of encumbrances; control them, and put your trust in nothing but grace that will be given you when Jesus is revealed. Do not behave in the way that you liked to before you learnt the truth; make a habit of obedience; be holy in all you do, since it is the Holy One who has called you, and scripture says: Be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:10:16

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Pentecost

Pentecost
Come Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love
send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created
and you shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever to enjoy His consolations
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen

Met Gala

What’s more offensive Rihanna dressed as a pope or Bergoglio dressed as a pope?

Our view is that Francis’ election — and the actions of certain individuals in the process — violated the norms for papal elections, making the process and him invalid. One could also conclude that his actions as ‘pope’ have excommunicated him from the Church. The bigger problem for the Church is that many cardinals — who should have already convened a council to remove him — are just as unfit (unfaithful) as he is.

Met-HB18

The Vatican’s support for the Met Gala, with its caricature of the sacred, is just another example of Bergoglio’s assault on the Church and Our Lord. Commenting on the “Heavenly Bodies” Gala, Timothy Cardinal Dolan said he sought to have Rihanna “conscripted into the clergy.” The various articles of past popes were not presented in the exhibit with and sense of love, although each was noteworthy and magnificent.

The Catholic imagination should be expressed in a personal style that reflects and gives glory to God — as persons who master themselves and live sacramentally.

St. Joseph the Worker

Heard a priest say today that a lay person’s professional work “doesn’t matter.” Actually it does matter — a lot. Our work, in addition to family life, is where we are sanctified and hopefully those around us as well. The challenge is to find and perform honest work in a world that tends to reward “animal spirits” over the Holy Spirit.

Good to have recourse to St. Joseph in our work and family life.