Sunday, October 31, 2004

Pastoral plan for Archdiocese of Sydney

We are all stakeholders now. Another archdiocese sets out on the same and unnecessary path. All this pseudo-consultation is only to cover the guilt of closing churches.

Today is the Feast of Christ the King

An excellent quote from Pope Pius XI

"The faithful, moreover, by meditating upon these truths, will gain much strength and courage, enabling them to form their lives after the true Christian ideal. If to Christ our Lord is given all power in heaven and on earth; if all men, purchased by his precious blood, are by a new right subjected to his dominion; if this power embraces all men, it must be clear that not one of our faculties is exempt from his empire. He must reign in our minds, which should assent with perfect submission and firm belief to revealed truths and to the doctrines of Christ. He must reign in our wills, which should obey the laws and precepts of God. He must reign in our hearts, which should spurn natural desires and love God above all things, and cleave to him alone. He must reign in our bodies and in our members, which should serve as instruments for the interior sanctification of our souls, or to use the words of the Apostle Paul, as instruments of justice unto God."

And just how is the Kingdom of Christ being extended by the closure of Churches?

Don't get resigned!

Get active!

Shocking state of the Catholic Church

in Ireland.

First comes the clustering, then comes the closings.