Saturday, November 30, 2013
The proper posture for confessing one’s sins is kneeling, not sitting on a leather sectional with one’s legs crossed in Father Jazzhands’ office as you both “dialogue about your feelings”. Confess properly and you may confidently expect little miracles. (Ann Barnhardt)
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Here's the script:
With this continual current in the Church these days of their being no Hell .. or a more popular variation on that theme .. there IS a Hell, but no humans actually in it or at least we can reasonably hope that .. a certain deformed mindset is revealed.
Supporters of such a position have failed to grasp the reality of fallen human nature in its completeness. There are actual real people walking around who simply never give God a thought .. not in any meaningful manner .. unless it is to blaspheme.
Is not a question of God NOT EXTENDING His Mercy to everyone. Of course he does.
The problem with the “there’s not really anybody in hell” position is that is doesn’t take into account the very concrete circumstances of life.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Here's the script:
There is one glaring difference among believing Catholics today which constitutes the big divide on the right .. among Catholics who consider themselves to be orthodox.
And that difference is this – how much emphasis they place on the doctrine of Hell .. on their approach to Hell.
Some downplay it and act as though something substantial changed in what the Church has always taught .. and these folks are what largely constitute the Church of Nice.
Others accept and hold to HOW the Church has always approached its teaching on Hell .. and these folks are who largely constitute the more orthodox or traditional crowd.