Whither goest, thou, Humanity?

Pope St. Pius X recognized that the growing craze he called Modernism was a significant threat to civilization. People use the term Post-modernism to describe what's happening, today. They also call it the New Age, the New World Order, and even The Age of Aquarius. In short, it's a kind of paganized and radically nominalized version of Modernism.

On "civil unions" and related schema

In a position statement (probably from a few years ago) on the nature of marriage and its recognition and regulation by civil society (see "One Man, One Woman, For Life: Lead Messages on Marriage Redefinition"), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stated the following about "civil unions", etc.

On the origin of "the wrong side of history"

I've come across the glib phrase "the wrong side of history" rather a lot, lately. According to a comment on the provenance of this phrase found in the link attached here, it is related to the phrase "God is on our side." I find that to be a very revealing comment.

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for July

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VATICAN CITY, 30 June 2015 (VIS) - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for July is: "That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity".

His intention for evangelization is: "That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society".

FRANCIS-PRAYER INTENTIONS/VIS 20150630 (70)
Published by VISarchive - June 30, 2015

 

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On the social and legal implications of "Obergefell v. Hodges"

On Friday, June 16, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case Obergefell v. Hodges, known popularly (or infamously) as "The same-sex marriage case." In a 5 to 4 decision, the court ruled in favor of James Obergefell, and against the State of Ohio (with Governor John Kasich identified as the original defendant in the case Obergefell v. Kasich, the Ohio Director of the Department of Health, Richard Hodges, became the defendant). The original suit concerned Mr. Obergefell's claim to

Emotional/spiritual reaction to Obergefell v. Hodges

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Permit me to offer a word of advice to people of faith. If you find yourself overwhelmed with anger or grief, take it to God in prayer. While you're praying to God for clarity, enlightenment, inner peace, etc., you should also pray for all of the principals involved in these new social and legal "innovations" that they will not be lost, but that God will protect them from the evil one. God loves all of us and wants us to be together with him in the end. It will help us to ally ourselves with that sentiment.

History? What's that?

Some people have concluded that recent efforts to erase the history of the country are unreasoning acts of hysteria. Personally, I think it's more likely the case that folks have gotten lazy and are tired of having to learn from history, so they've decided to erase its artifacts from the public square.

Do modern historians have something valuable to say about Jesus?

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A parishioner asked me to review a new product of National Geographic, written by Jean-Pierre Isbouts, who is an historian of the times of Jesus. The work is called "The Story of Christianity - A Chronicle of Christian Civilization from Ancient Rome to Today"

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for June

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VATICAN CITY, 29 May 2015 (VIS) - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for June is: "That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come".

His intention for evangelization is: "That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life".

FRANCIS-PRAYER INTENTIONS/VIS 20150529 (70)
Published by VISarchive - May 29, 2015

 

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