Showing posts from January, 2017

What a Wonderful Church


That's Amoris

Thank you to a friend who helped me to turn some PowerPoint slides into a video.
I hope it brings a little cheer to clergy and faithful alike - especially among the much-criticised Curia.
Best turn the volume down in case 'the boss overhears', mind.

Pray for Malta's Catholic Priests...

Let us implore for God's help and protection of all Catholic priests in Malta, who believe, quite rightly, that they are custodians of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar and implore Christ,  Our Blessed Lady and the Saints that the Bishops of Malta and Gozo  will reverse their terrible decision and repent of their apostasy.
For there is no other word for it.
It is apostasy.
Neither is there justification to be found anywhere in the Catholic Faith for it.
The Times of Maltacovers the story that one of the Bishops has said...

"I am saddened by the reaction from certain quarters and invite priests who have concerns to come forward and discuss them directly with us."

Are priests concerned? Oh yes! As well they should be, since this is not only a dereliction of the Bishops' duty to teach the Apostolic Faith, not only a diabolical invitation to commit sacrilege issued to the entire Catholic nation of Malta, but an astonishing violation of the sacred conscience of every Catho…

Trouble in Paradise

Somebody needs to talk to the Bishops Conference of Malta and Gozo about what we Catholics actually believe - and that which they have repudiated - since they announced their private apostasy from the Catholic Faith in a public manner.

All who wish to attain to Salvation must know, including Bishops, that while God respects our free will we are subject to His Commandments. There are no situations in which we are released from the binding nature of the moral law upon our conscience. There may indeed be situations in which there are mitigating factors in our guilt, yes plenty of those, but guilt, in those few situations would remain for the vast majority of us. Off-hand I can think of but one exception, which is to steal a loaf of bread lest we die of hunger.

The Bishops' announcement - which is in reality an invitation to those in moral sin to commit sacrilege by receiving Holy Communion is the announcement of an anti-Gospel, the authorship of which can be traced back quickly to P…

Good King Henry and the Maltese Option


May the triumph of the 
Immaculate Heart of Mary come soon!

The Nub of the Problem

“And Jesus never passed Himself off like a prince(true): He was the servant of all (true), and this is what gave him authority (false).” ~ Pope Francis

There is an incalculable amount of evil that can be done by Churchmen who believe that Christ was given authority by anything other than His identity as the only begotten Son of God, of Whom we say in the Creed the following:

Born from the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from light,
True God, from true God,
Begotten, not made,
Consubstantial with the Father,
Through Him all things were made.

If Jesus Christ's authority derived from His 'service to all' - if His authority came from His actions and behaviour during His ministry itself, rather than being always the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, then His actual teachings are only as useful to the Church as the teachings of someone else who imitates Him in His behaviour. This person could have entirely different teachings but still be 'just so much like …

They left for their own country by another path...

Courtesy of One Peter Five
Nothing quite so cheery, heart-warming and festive as sacking staff over Christmastide, is there?
So much for 'dialogue', 'fraternity', 'accompaniment' and the rest of it.

Happy new year to you all.