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Saturday 29 March 2014

Again, On Common Rotten to the Core

If you have not watched the video on Common Core placed on this blog, then do so. The message is loud and clear.

Catholic Parents, if you are sending your child to a school which has adopted this plan, you will be severely judged according to this passage below. The parents are the primary educators of their children, and those children either are formed in the Truth or not, according to our efforts.

Most of my usual readers know that I home schooled, both in England and in the States. I began home schooling in 1991. Some of the laws for home schooling have eased up over the years in certain states. Some of the laws in some countries have forbidden home schooling.

Your children do not belong to the State to form, but to God. You are to form them in God's ways, and the thinking of the Catholic Church.

What children will get in a school which abides by the CC is contrary to the formation of virtues, the formation of conscience as a Catholic, the learning to think like a Catholic, and the freedom to live as a Catholic.

You cannot cooperate with evil when it comes to your children's souls.

Do you want your children to think like the secular State? Send them to CC schools.

Do you want your children to not learn how to think independently but only mouth the "belief" of the State?
Send them to a CC school.

Do you want your children to lose their baptismal Faith? Send them to a CC school.

Matthew 18

18 At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who thinkest thou is the greater in the kingdom of heaven?
And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them,
And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven.
And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.
But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh.

And if thy hand, or thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee to go into life maimed or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire.
And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee having one eye to enter into life, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
10 See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

A Can of Worms in Ireland

Noah Updates

I would imagine that after the Los Angeles earthquake, more people will be open to the Bible. But, remember. This movie is entertainment, not a theological exegesis.

Nothing quite like the end of the world scene in Noah starting and 20 seconds later your movie theater starts shaking from an earthquake.

For Those Without Community

I have written many, many posts on how to set up community and how to "pod". Sadly, I can see that the two generations under me have real difficulties with the idea of community. I have met a few who understand and are open to this, praise God, but the vast majority do not budge or see the signs of the times.

For those of you, especially single women, who are isolated and without support, and for those elderly who have no support groups, I encourage you to think of these options.

One, become perfect, become holy. Read the perfection series, Read the Doctors of the Church series. Know that your way may be one of green martyrdom-that is, to suffer without help. This means you must be strong and holy.

Two, pray for the Catholic men who cannot see beyond their own castles and own egos. So many women tell me that they want community but their husbands do not. One mother I know has started a mini-community, as her husband is one-hundred-percent in favor of such an endeavor. There house is full of people and they discuss both how to become holy and how to face the days to come.

Three, pray for priests, who will be persecuted, that they begin to think outside the box and realize the times. They will need to be sheltered and aided by the laity.

I am actually sad more young people cannot see the need and the times to come. Perhaps is it because they did not grow up in big families and are not open to lots of people around. One of my closest friends grew up in a three bedroom house with eleven children, a mom and a dad. Families like this were not unusual after WWII. One of his sisters is a saint in heaven, and one of his aunts was a saintly member of Mother Angelica's order. Saints come out of hardship.

He told me he grew up sleeping in the living room.  Now, he has his own house and is retired, but is one of the kindliest men in our TLM community.

God bless those who understand that the early Church was not "individualistic" but geared towards the ideals of family and friendship in the Lord.

On Anonymous Commentators

I have put the note on the side for over two years on not accepting anonymous comments. Most are derogatory, rude, and even hateful. In fact, most hateful comments, which are not posted, are from Anon...

If a person wants to make a real comment which adds to the discussion, that person must use a name. I am beginning to think at least one "Anonymous" is the same cowardly person who makes horrible personal comments. Same spelling errors....

If a commentator wants to be part of any discussion, please get a name, reader.

As to some of the valid comments under Anonymous, no more...shall I post these, as the same rule applied to all.

A few notes, however, bearing on comments by Anons.

One, read carefully. If I write "too many" of the laity only want to do clerical things, like being Eucharistic Minister, I am not saying "all" should not do so. Priests in many areas cannot get to hospitals for Communion, for example, and a duly trained, duly appointed lay person may be able to do this, if there are no clerics available, such as deacons. Some of my readers do not read carefully, which is a sign of the times. If a lay person is only doing clerical jobs, he is not living up to his baptismal promises.

I do not see clerical positions in this command given to all those who witnessed the Ascension.

Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matthew 28:19 DR

Two, read my previous posts and ones recently re-posted or referred to on certain non-medically approved practices. Read, again, carefully. I ask again one question. Would you trust someone whose method is based on ideas gotten in a seance?

Three, compliance to Fatima is not our business, but the Pope's business. Someone compared the lay involvement to that to St. Catherine of Siena talking the Pope into returning to Rome.

When someone is a saint the caliber of Catherine, one can do such things. Sorry, MYOB, and do what the laity are called to do. We have not been instructed by Mary to do what she told the three saints at Fatima to do.  And, if you read Lucia's letters, you may change your mind. End of discussion.

Four, if the laity are not doing the job we are all called to do, the Church is weakened and will not grow. The New Evangelization is "our" call, to bring back those who have left and to evangelize in the workplace.

Five, if you add your name to the end of something labelled Anonymous, I cannot see it until after publication. The Anonymous category is what I shall go by in the future, and not hope for a name at the end. Please follow directions as to how to set up a blog name. Thanks.


....was a sixteen post day. Take time and enjoy.

On The Dark Night Again

Purification is not to be confused with despair. One does think and even feel like one may be damned while one is experiencing the Dark Night. But, that is normal. To finally realize that one deserves to be damned for one's sins is pure gift.

The first realization of one's unworthiness reveals that one finds one's self, indeed, in the Dark Night.

That realization should bring about humility and, eventually, thankfulness.

Such are the purifications of the Dark Night that one finally doubts one's worth and one's false feelings.

Purification cannot be comfortable.

Read the long post series on the Dark Night, if you have not done so. Many begin in June of last year.

View from My Window But Not Today