I have discussed with many people of late the question of invincible ignorance. I maintain that in this day and age in the West, at least, there is no such thing in modern society as complete moral ignorance Here is the Catechism on natural moral law. I. THE NATURAL MORAL LAW 1954 Man participates in the wisdom and… Read More
Recently, I wrote on another blog that Sunday’s sermon on the Gospel in the EF Mass must have been one of the best I have heard all year. The priest noted the reason why people refused to go to the famous wedding banquet in the parable. He explained that St. Thomas Aquinas in a commentary… Read More
I am staying in a monastery for three weeks, and will share insights from the nuns and others who visit for awhile. As my readers know, I have made personal solemn promises, but I am a lay person in the world. For us lay persons, our role is to sanctify the world, not to hide… Read More
Am taking two day off the blog…Saturday and Sunday. See you all on Monday. I am just getting over a virus.
The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.~St Padre Pio
1,836,086–might not make the two million mark.
The Party Spirit The “party spirit” has nothing to do with balloons or cake. Few Catholics understand what the “party spirit” is and how it comes about. Factions have been within the Church since day one. St. Paul refers to such in 1 Corinthians 1:10-17, in Roman 12: 9-21 and Romans 14: 1-12. St. Paul… Read More
Garrigou-Lagrange is clear on the purification of the intellect. He continues with these thoughts. One can recognize those who refuse to listen to the Church, which guides us in all things spiritual. Cf. IIa IIae, q. 138, where St. Thomas speaks of the dangers of obstinacy in a person’s own judgment, when he is no… Read More
Again, some of these notes were in one posts online, but the extra bits are now found here, and more clarification on the sacrifices of the Mass can, perhaps, be more clearing seen here. If there is repetition, forgive me, but the notes which were lost were found and I want to share all these… Read More