“The times are never so bad that a good man cannot live in them.”
—St. Thomas More
Views of a new Catholic in an old world on the joy and inexhaustible meaning found in the Faith
Remember the pillar saints? Like Simon Stylites the Elder? The next time you think that absolutely nothing can get done in this world unless you get physically involved, remember Maxime the Monk is praying for you.
“When I was young I drank, sold drugs, everything. When I ended up in prison…. It was time for a change. [Read more...]
And that our lives must be lived as a sign to the world. A sign that contradicts the norms of the world as surely as when Jesus proclaimed the following before surreptitiously heading to the Feast of Tabernacles in the seventh chapter of John’s gospel.
“The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I testify to it that its works are evil.” [Read more...]
A Meditation on the High Priestly Prayer
Before I became a Catholic, the word contemplation meant something altogether different than it does to me today. Chalk that up to intellectual laziness because the definition has been sitting right there in the dictionary for all of those years before I woke up. Let me show you.
Consider this post a wee after action report by your favorite strategic corporal, Joe Six-Pack, USMC.
You may be thinking, “Where do you get off declaring what happened at Harvard as being a miracle, Frank?” I’ll tell you where. Because nobody saw the result that was coming.
The conventional wisdom? It was as wrong as it usually is. All of the wise and learned among us knew without a doubt that the planned black mass would take place unmolested, and unimpeded, because Harvard (or Hellward, as I saw someone call it)! [Read more...]
Perhaps our prayers are already having an effect. This just in from The Harvard Crimson,
The Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club said it will relocate its reenactment of a Satanic black mass ritual, scheduled for Monday night, to an off-campus site, citing in an email that “misinterpretations about the nature of the event were harming perceptions about Harvard and adversely impacting the student community.” [Read more...]
Catholic Advocate sends,
An official group at Harvard will hold a Satanic “Black Mass” tonight where they will mock the Catholic Church. The Archdiocese of Boston will hold a Eucharistic Hour of prayer in response. Let us join our voices in prayer tonight with Catholics in Boston.
CBS news reports, [Read more...]
That’s the thought that occurred to me when I was reading the Satanic Temple’s mission statement. You know, the folks behind the statue of a figure (that might be Baphomet) they want to install at the state capitol in Oklahoma, and the same group that wants to hold a Black Mass in a pub under the auspices of the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club.
The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people.
*Cough, cough* [Read more...]
This is the 15th Antiphon of Holy Friday that is sung in the Orthodox Church, and in the Eastern Rite Catholic Church. Here is the late Archbishop Job of Chicago chanting it during the liturgy on his last Holy Friday while on Earth. It is in English, so you can sing along at the foot of the Cross with him, and with all the faithful. [Read more...]
Because my eldest son, and I, took the holy water carrying effects of this baby full to the face.