Friday, May 23, 2008

To my American Brothers and Friends

“Can a faithful Catholic be a good American? Can a good American be a faithful Catholic?”

I think “yes” would be my answer. A faithful Catholic for one thing
would mean that you practice your faith in the most elemental way
starting with your self and your homes. If America is indeed the land
of the free then we (as faithful Catholics) have a choice when we leave
home and head of to work. Do we follow the lost or do we strive for the
“eye of the needle”? The gov’t will do as it will in what ever country
we live in. Just because we are a minority does not make us any less
citizens. And yes we are a minority. When the secular world approves a
law contrary to Gods law we as Roman Catholics are obligated to appose
the law with a resounding no, thus participating as a legal citizen. If
we do not appose such laws are we not also saying I forfeit my right as
a citizen. I say “run the good race” and not only will you be a good
Catholic but also a good citizen.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


St. Clements of his letter to the Corinthians, he shows us the understanding he has of God as he relates it to nature and farming...

ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Let us consider, beloved, how the Lord continually proves to us that there shall be a future resurrection, of which He has rendered the Lord Jesus Christ the first-fruits (1 Cor. xv. 20; Col. i. 18) by raising Him from the dead. Let us contemplate, beloved, the resurrection which is at all times taking place. Day and night declare to us a resurrection. The night sinks to sleep, and the day arises; the day [again] departs, and the night comes on. 12 Let us behold the fruits [of the earth], how the sowing of grain takes place. The sower (Luke viii. 5) goes forth, and casts it into the ground; and the seed being thus scattered, though dry and naked when it fell upon the earth, is gradually dissolved. Then out of its dissolution the mighty power of the providence of the Lord raises it up again, and from one seed many arise and bring forth fruit.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Saved by the Truth

Saved by the Truth

We are destined to repeat the fall. As our egos grasp onto any praise, we are falsely built into Gods. We will fall, filled with resentment because of the demands made by the ones who build us up. The builders will then be filled with resentment for us. This cycle is the work of the evil one just as it was in the Garden. It is in stillness we can find God and the courage to refuse our ego. This is painful and requires a letting go that we alone are not capable of. This is the Truth. This Gods way. God, true friends, and silence will lead to the Way.