Sunday, February 26, 2017

A new season

In New Zealand we're getting into Autumn. We're beginning to see some leaves changing and our 3 Highland cattle are into their shaggies already. It's time we get out our fleece jackets too because it's 15ยบ (that's C not F for all our Fahrenheit friends).

We're studying Ephesians in a small bible study group at our parish. It's amazing how the problems of those first Christians sound so much like our own today. Some things never change.

A big hug and prayers for all our Plain Catholic brothers and sisters and all our friends.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Useless Murmuring: Is there virtue in controlling your tongue?

“Beware then of useless murmuring and keep your tongue from slander; because no secret word is without result and a lying mouth destroys the soul.
Wis 1:11
An excellent article of edification by Marlon De La Torre.
"Hence our tongue can be our greatest asset of evangelization or our greatest curse. St. Francis De Sales reminds us that our ultimate goal is spiritual maturity which means having the ability to listen first, speak second."

Monday, December 12, 2016

That quiet time of waiting.
That quiet time of joy. 
The stillness of the night;
is awakened by the cries of the newborn boy.

Jesus, you came to us humbly. 
You departed in painful breath.
You will come again in victory,
as you defeated eternal death.

A meditation by a Plain Catholic.

Friday, November 11, 2016

We give thanks to God for His graces and protection this election cycle.

We give thanks this Veterans' Day for those in the military who have made the ultimate sacrifices to keep us safe.

Friday, October 14, 2016

About Those Unthinking, Backward Catholics

Remember: the next President will be appointing at least two Supreme Court Justices. As the Court goes, so goes American law.

Think about it. Clinton supports homosexual unions, abortion, euthanasia, and despises religious freedom in general and Catholics in particular. Archbishop Chaput eloquently sums it all up in this article.

Please pray the rosary daily for the USA.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

My Favorite Photo of the Saint of Calcutta
Sunday, Sept. 4th is the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta in which she'll officially be declared a saint. This petite woman changed the world one destitute person at a time.

Mother Teresa went out and picked up each person from the gutter and brought them into her shelter to be cared for. We've been privileged to live in Mother Teresa's lifetime and witness her example of true discipleship to Christ. Let's resolve to follow Jesus as she did: with trust and holy boldness.

Mother Teresa's Canonization Portrait Unveiled

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fr. Jacques, ora pro nobis.

Matthew 5:16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

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Ut in omnibus glorificetur Deus

Ut in omnibus glorificetur Deus