Catechism of the Catholic Church (675)

'Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.' ~ Catechism of the Catholic Church (675)

Monday, 27 July 2015

Happy Feast of Blessed Titus Brandsma...

Today is 27th July, the Feast of Blessed Titus Brandsma and I am happy to announce as chairman that we have a new member of the Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma, the composer and classical pianist, Matthew Schellhorn. I look forward to reading Matthew's interesting contributions to the Guild in the future. A small biography of Matthew can be read here, on his website.

It is very encouraging that the Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma is able to attract Catholics who are do not have their own Catholic blogs to the Guild, as contributors. The Guild serves Catholics and the Church, as well as making a contribution to the evangelisation of the world through the internet and I would like to remind all of our readers that we are happy to accept contributions to the Guild from those who do not have active blogs of their own. Recently, we have had two excellent contributions by a Catholic layman, Nicholas Bellord, on the concerning developments that surrounded both the 2014 Synod and the highly controversial preparatory document for 'Synod 15'.

I'd like to take this opportunity as Chairman to wish all members and readers of the Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma a very happy feast, in these challenging times for all Catholics faithful to the Magisterium of the Church and to thank all who contribute to the Guild, members who continue through their own blogs or who contribute to the Guild blog, as well as those who support the work of this Guild with their prayers. Do keep the Guild and Catholic bloggers in your prayers. We do not know for how long the freedom of speech we have long enjoyed will remain a right, rather than a privilege granted by Government. On this subject, as well as the other challenges we face today as Catholics in an increasingly hostile secular society, I have written a post on the Guild site on this, Blessed Titus Brandsma's feast. The following video appears on that blogpost as well...Blessed Titus Brandsma, pray for us...


umblepie said...

Thank you for this most moving video.
Blessed Titus Brandsma pray for us. Amen.

jaykay said...

Thanks for posting this, Laurence. It's excellent - and chilling. As is your post on the Brandsma Guild blog and the video.

Over here in Ireland, where our leading "intellectuals" demonstrate their world-class intellectuality by copying everything that's already been thought of elsewhere, there is, needless to remark, an attempt to introduce a Private Member's Bill for "assisted dying". The proponent, a Labour Party member (inevitably), is on record as stating: “Just because there are a small number of people who want to avail of this does not mean that there are other people who will be pressurised into making decisions.”

Phew, the relief. So that's all right then. I mean, Belgium, the Netherlands, no contrary evidence there, nah, none whatsoever, move along now, nothing to see here...

And your post also reminded me to sign-up to the "Brandsma Review" here in Ireland, something I've been meaning to do for some time... and have now done.

God bless, J.

jaykay said...

Oh err... I was trying to put through a subscription on PayPal except the site seems to be down for a while. Lord, we really need good quality sites like that over here. I do hope it'll be back. The numbers here are so small, really it seems like a siege. Well, it is, I suppose. Anyway, thanks for the tireless witness, Laurence. And your comments on an earlier post about Mass in Cataluña exactly mirror my experience. The main Mass in the Cathedral in Girona a few years ago... Oh God. I thought Ireland was bad but honestly.

Unknown said...

Beautiful . I knew nothing about him. I visited Dachau when I was a child and still have strong memories of that place. Perhaps a true pope will canonize him in the future.

Seattle kim


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