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.

Divine Mercy Sunday

“Souls perish in spite of my bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation: that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity. Secretary of My mercy, write, tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice is near.” Notebook II, St. Faustina

Jewish Conversion

Reading for today: On the day of Pentacost, Peter spoke to the Jews: ‘The whole House of Israel can be certain that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ.’
Hearing this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the apostles, ‘What must we do, brothers?’ ‘You must repent,’ Peter answered ‘and every one of you must be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise that was made is for you and your children, and for all those who are far away, for all those whom the Lord our God will call to himself.’ …they were convinced by his arguments, and they accepted what he said and were baptized. That very day about three thousand were added to their number. Acts of the Apostles 2: 36-41

“Happy Are They Who Have Kept The Word…”

They answered, ‘We are descended from Abraham and we have never been slaves to anyone; what do you mean, “You will be made free?” Jesus replied: ‘I tell you most solemnly, everyone who commits sin is a slave. Now the slave’s place in the house is not assured, but the son’s place is assured. So if the Son makes you free you will be free indeed.’ John 8:31-42

To be free in the Lord requires constant struggle and ongoing conversion, to avoid sin and do good.