Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What Francis might say to the Tele-friars Club

"Moreover, I advise and admonish the friars that in their preaching, their words should be examined and chaste. They should aim only at the advantage and spiritual good of their listeners, telling them briefly about vice and virtue, punishment and glory, because our Lord himself kept his words short on earth"

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Before the Separation of Church and Statesman

"No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States."
George Washington

Friday, September 19, 2008

lest ye forget

"When you are down to nothing ...

God is up to something."
special thanks to CK's Mom

Thursday, September 18, 2008

So much for Science vs Religion

"I find more marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any
profane history whatever."
... Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Where there's a will . . .

"Clearly, what God wants above all is our will which we received as a free gift from God in creation and possess as though our own. When a man trains himself to acts of virtue, it is with the help of grace from God from whom all good things come that he does this. The will is what man has as his unique possession"
St. Joseph of Cupertino

Monday, September 15, 2008

What Sorrow Have We?

Our Lady of Sorrows

"At the cross her station keeping,
Stood the mournful mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last.
Through her heart, his sorrow sharing,
All his bitter anguish bearing,
Now at length the sword has passed."


Saturday, September 13, 2008

a greater work

"Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead"
St. John Chrysostom

Monday, September 8, 2008


"When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, 'Woman, behold, your son!'. Then he said to the disciple, 'Behold, your mother!’"Jn 19:26-27

Today, September 8th, is the day picked as the day to celebrate the birth of our Blessed Mother. This is not a Catholic day, nor is it a Protestant day, but a day to celebrate along with the Good Son the birth of His Mother, who He gave to us all.

If we choose to say we will not only follow Christ, but try to become "little Christs" ourselves, than we must do as the commandment says, and honor our Mother. This will not suddenly make you Catholic, and Rosary beads won't magically appear in your hands, nor will the cross around your neck mystically appear connected to a Miraculous Medal . . . but you might just join in the communion of saints as we watch our Lady of Grace blow out the candles (on what I hope is carrot cake), seated next to her loving Son.

Again, I just ask any with "ears to hear" (o.k. eyes to read), that they just ponder in their heart the question of not only why they are scared of Marian doctrine, but a deeper question, which is. . . .

If Mary was to have no purpose except birthing and teaching the young Jesus, than it was it not extremely cruel of Christ to make His mother watch Him die on the cross? He could have easily had her taken home to heaven before that day, as He did with Joseph.

Why was Mary at the cross, and why would Christ use the few precious moments of life left to Him to utter the words "behold your Mother".

Holy Mary Mother of God, I truly thank you for humbling yourself to be the mother of all, especially this silly ol' Baltimore boy.

Thank You Jesus!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

But do we know? . . .and do our friends?

Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed
with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his,"
and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn
away from wickedness."
-- 2 Timothy 2:19 (NIV)

God never changes, and truly "knows who are His", but sadly the problems lie in that those that are His, have either forgotten this truth, or have never been told. So for God's sake go tell someone, even if is just that fuzzy face you see in the mirror.

Oh, and um, work on that other part of the verse too (O: