Here are some fantastic thoughts from Cardinal Pie,
Bishop of Poitiers, who lived from 1815-1880. His
writings were among the favorites of the great Saint
Pius X. I read this with amazement over at
De Fide Catholica
and thought this should be spread far and wide. For
more on the man and his life visit
ON THE “SO-CALLED” CATHOLICS WHO PLAY VAIN NOVELTIES: "Hear this maxim, O you, Catholics full of temerity, who so quickly adopt the ideas and the language of your time, you who speak of reconciling the faith and of reconciling the Church with the modern spirit and with the new law. And you who accept with so much confidence the most dangerous pursuits of what our age so pridefully labels "Science," see to what extent you are straying from the program set out by the great Apostle, "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding the profane novelties of words, and oppositions of knowledge falsely so-called" (I Tim. 6:20). But take heed. With such temerities, one is soon led farther than he first had thought. And in placing themselves on the slope of profane novelties—in obeying the currents of so-called science—many have lost the Faith.
“Have you not often been saddened, and taken fright, my venerable brothers, on hearing the language of certain men, who believe themselves still to be sons of the Church, men who still practice occasionally as Catholics and who often approach the Lord's Table? Do you still believe them to be sons, do you still believe them to be members of the Church, those who, wrapping themselves in such vague phrases as modern aspirations and the force of progress and civilization, proclaim the existence of a "consciousness of the laity," of a secular and political conscience opposed to the "conscience of the Church," against which they assume the right to react, for its correction and renewal? Ah! So many passengers, and even pilots, who, believing themselves to be yet in the barque, and playing with profane novelties and the lying science of their time, have already sunk
Here is an excerpt of an interview with Sr Lucia which was conducted by William Thomas Walsh, author of the book Our Lady of Fatima. Father Manuel Rocha, a native of Portugal, was the assigned translator for Walsh and relates the following exchange:
Sr Lucia: ‘What Our Lady wants is that the Pope and all the bishops in the world shall Consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart on one special day. If this is done, She will convert Russia and there will be peace. If it is not done, the errors of Russia will spread through every country in the world.’”
Professor Walsh: “Does this mean, in your opinion, that every country, without exception, will be overcome by Communism?”
Sister Lucy: “YES!” (Our Lady of Fatima, 1947, page 226)
Professor Walsh: “And does that mean the United States of American too?”
Sister Lucy: “YES!”
He stated that wants his 1953 baptism cancelled because he was not consulted and does not believe in God.
He was motivated by a similar case in Spain, where a court ruled under Spanish data protection legislation that records of baptisms could be stricken from the register.
Mr Hunt's de-baptism certificate reads:
“I, John Geoffrey Hunt, having been subjected to the rite of Christian baptism in infancy hereby publicly revoke any implications of that rite. I reject all its creeds and other such superstitions in particular the perfidious belief that any baby needs to be cleansed of original sin.”
He thereafter paid £60 to make his formal apostasy public by publishing it in the London Gazette. The London diocese has agreed to amend his baptism notes with the notice.
In accordance with Pascals wager: Atheism is a terrible bet. It gives you no chance of winning the prize. It is the height of folly not to "bet" on God, even if you have no certainty, no proof, no guarantee that your bet will win.
And in the words of Holy Scripture: "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved" Mark 16:16
"...God patiently waited in the days of Noah during the building of the ark, in which a few persons, eight in all, were saved through water. This prefigured baptism, which saves you now." 1 Peter 3:20-21
"‘We have found no consistent associations between condom use and lower HIV-infection rates, which, 25 years into the pandemic, we should be seeing if this intervention was working.”
So notes Edward C. Green, director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, in response to papal press comments en route to Africa this week.
Benedict XVI said, in response to a French reporter’s Read More...
From Dailymail: "Doctors have been warned they will be struck off if they ignore the wishes of patients who have made 'living wills' which say treatment should be stopped.
The ethical rules of the medical profession will in future demand that doctors obey the living wills, in which patients can ask to be killed if they become too ill to speak, eat or drink.
The new guidelines for medical staff appear to reverse the ancient principles of saving life which underpin the work of doctors. These are expressed in the Hippocratic Oath which states 'a physician shall always Read More...
From Dailymail: "Organisations which hang crucifixes on walls could be sued if they upset atheists under equality laws proposed by the European Union.
Any group offering a service to the public, including hospitals, charities, businesses and prisons, would be at risk.
Legislation may also allow Christians to bring an action against a hotel if it displayed something they deemed offensive - such as a poster for the 1979 Monty Python film The Life Of Brian.
There are already laws banning harassment in the workplace, but Read More...
U.K.: PARENTS FACE PROSECUTION FOR KEEPING KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL DURING HOMOSEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER LESSONS
It is only a matter of time before the United States implements similar mandatory homosexual indoctrination policies...
From TELEGRAPH: "Parents who took their children out of school in protest at them being taught about gay, bisexual and transgender history could be prosecuted.
Council bosses said the protest resulted in around 30 primary pupils missing school and had "taken action" against parents who pulled took their children out of George Tomlinson School in Leytonstone, east London, but refused to state what sanctions are being taken.
Pervez Latif, a 41-year-old accountant whose children Saleh, 10, and Abdurrahin, nine, attend the school, said his wife Shaheen, 38, was worried they could be taken to court.
He said: "My wife is very concerned she might be Read More...
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - In an effort to reduce the church's political influence, Argentine atheists and feminists are spearheading a drive to get people who were baptized Roman Catholic but disagree with the church's politics to formally renounce their faith.
The "Not in my Name" Internet campaign, also called Collective Apostasy, encourages people who are Catholic in name only to write to the bishops where they were baptized to officially register that they have left the church.
Latin America is home to about half of the world's Roman Catholics but many people who were baptized Catholic do not practice the religion.
"The church counts all those who've been baptized as Catholic and lobbies for legislation based Read More...
"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
I have always loved Alan Keyes and here he is at his best--outraged! I hope that Americans have not become so contented with big screen TVs, and the fallacy that Obama is going to bail us out of our troubles, that we have become incapable of outrage as we literally watch the destruction of our Nation by the radical left.