Seen on the web: Spiritual enrichment through Mass attendance

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POsted by Anonymous October 16, 2013 at 6:17 PM

I go to the Novus Ordo every day and truly am very much enriched. I go to the EF once a week as well. It is the Body of Christ that enriches us, and that you get at any Mass. To say one is not enriched at the Novus Ordo seems to me blasphemous.

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Editor’s note: Excellent point! The accompanying article is also worth reading.

Video: “Catholic” Charities promoting abortion, birth control, homosexual activism and other abominations

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JPII Canonization: Love the saintly pope – hate the saintly pope’s sins?

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There are many reasons why Pope John Paul II was so loved by the modern world. The core reason, in my opinion, is because of a central aspect of his New Evangelization — a new approach that cut him loose from the one hard truth that made all pre-Vatican II popes unpopular. Unburdened by this fundamental truth, he could easily mix with men of all religions, and of no religion, with little fear of invoking their displeasure.

The New Approach

On the day of Pope John Paul II’s death, I received a phone call from a young lady in New Zealand, a friend of the family. She presently works in a situation where she interacts with Muslims and Hindus. When she tells these non-Catholics, with gentleness and charity, they must convert to the one true Catholic Church to save their souls, the Muslims and Hindus laugh at her. “Your Pope doesn’t believe that”, they cackle, referring to John Paul II, “Your Pope doesn’t teach that. Your Pope’s interfaith actions don’t convey that. Your Pope prays with the Dalai Lama and with Hindus. Your Pope visits mosques and kisses the Koran. You are out-of-step with your own Pope. Why should we listen to you?”

Two Catholic young men of my acquaintance, debating with a Protestant Minister, were likewise laughed to scorn when they in-formed the Protestant he must become Catholic to be saved. “What?”, said the Protestant, “You obviously don’t read the writings of your own Pope. He prays with Protestants. He praises Martin Luther as a man of ‘deep religiousness’. He calls Protestants ‘disciples of Christ’. He never says it is necessary to become Catholic for salvation.”

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Here they go again …

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How Can One Tell When It’s CCHD Collection Time?

One answer to that question is “when the CCHD and their supporters start their preemptive screeds against faithful Catholics concerned about their left-wing leanings“.
For example, David Gibson of Religion News Service starts his piece by claiming that “conservative activists are threatening the social mission of the Catholic Church… by attacking the Church’s flagship anti-poverty program with 21st-century style Catholic McCarthyism.”
Of course he refers to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  Obviously Mr. Gibson is unaware that the CCHD, by policy, gives no money to organizations that directly perform the Corporal Works of Mercy.  Perhaps Mr. Gibson knows that and he doesn’t give a hoot.  At any rate, CCHD has traditionally given grants – collected from Catholics during the in-pew collections – to organizations that seek to “change social structures and policies”.  That quote is taken from one of their flyers.
More often than not, these organizations are socialist in nature, along the lines of Saul Alinsky.
Indeed, the CCHD was originated by Msgr Jack Egan, an associate (and disciple) of Saul Alinsky for the express purpose of syphoning Catholic resources to fund these community-organizing endeavors (Barack Obama cut his political teeth while working with the Gamaliel Foundation, one such group).  But this blog’s previous posts have delved in detail into CCHD’s sordid past – no need to rehash that here.

…the more the culture tried to paint the Catholic Church as full of sinful people, the more convinced I became of its truth.

Holy Ghost Fire

I didn’t believe that ordinary people could come up with a set of teachings that contained unparalleled wisdom; maintain them consistently across all times and places, even despite tremendous pressure to recant; and then keep it all going for two thousand years. And even if the media had been right that the priesthood and episcopate were full of corrupt and immoral people, that would have only made the situation more inexplicable in purely human terms—corrupt and immoral people are always the first to sell out and preach whatever message the culture wants to hear in order to get more power for themselves.

In short, I saw something divine at work here.

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Quiz: When is a Catholic Cardinal like a “bad penny”?

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Stripped of public duties by Archbishop Jose Gomez
over mishandling of clergy sex abuse cases, Cardinal Mahony
has begun what some call a rehabilitation tour.

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Editor’s note: To put it very simply – Cardinals “outrank” Archbishops, every time. So long as Cardinal Mahony is still around, Archbishop Gomez is going to have B-I-G problems with him.

What to do about the problem of homosexual priests and bishops

In terms of action, Fr. Oko suggests:

  • The homosexual mafia in the Church must be dealt with in a very professional way . We must act like a prosecutor or an officer in the battlefield;
  • It is important that we find a large group of people of goodwill to protect us and support what we do. That group should include clergymen, as high in the hierarchy as possible, experts in various fields, archive records specialists, lawyers, policemen, journalists, and as many believers as possible;
  • It is good to exchange information, documents, and evidence. The global network of homolobbies and homomafias must be counterbalanced by a network of honest people;
  • The Internet is an excellent tool, which makes it possible to create a global community of people concerned about the fate of the Church;
  • The more we know, the more we can do. We need to remember that in these matters we are like “sheep sent among wolves,” and so we must be “as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” (St. Matthew 10:16). We must have the courage to stand up against evildoers, as Christ had the courage to stand up against the Pharisees of his times;
  • We cannot build our lives on sweet illusions, for only “the truth will set you free” (St. John 8:32), and that is why “God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7); and
  • All interventions should be made with utmost respect and love for every person, including the abuser.

He concludes that, remembering to “recognize them by their fruit” (cf. St. Matthew 7:16) – and with the publicly known events of the last quarter-century, the reaction of the Holy See, and the documents it issued – we must clearly and explicitly admit: yes, there is a strong homosexual underground in the Church.

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