"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Without guile.

Nathaniel (Bartholomew) must have been an extraordinary fellow even for Jesus, since our Lord remarked, "This man is a true Israelite.  There is no guile in him." [Jn 1:47]  (I like the word guile better than duplicity.)
It seems to me it is the rare bishop today the Lord could say that about.


  1. I have to agree - and I would add that Batholomew was comfortable in his own skin.

    Get it?

  2. I did get that, St. Lawrence, king of comedy!

  3. Terry, I like the word, "guile", as well.
    And, pray God, He will send us more Bartholomews...being a bishop is not supposed to be "fun" or "prestigious" and comprimising with the world in whatever way, shape or form is bad, very bad.

  4. Hi Terry, I recall you're exactly a fan of Michael Voris and his Vortex but you may like this vlog in relation to this post. In it are the words of a rare bishop; our former Archbishop of Quebec, His Eminence Cardinal Marc Ouellet recently appointed Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Commission for Latin America.

    I met him twice in person and he is a very humble man who, at the same time, minces no words.


    {on a side note, poor Michael just butchers the pronunciation of Ouellet but one can't be perfect}

  5. Hi Owen - welcome back to blog-o-world. I'll check out the blog - I think I did a quote from Ouellet in my post on Fr. Rodriguez. He brings hope to the process.

    I don't dislike Michael, but I was concerned about him. A friend cleared all that up for me.

    Thanks for commenting. God bless!

  6. Aceman8:09 PM

    "I don't dislike Michael, but I was concerned about him. A friend cleared all that up for me."

    Sorry Terry, the more I see of him, the more I am concerned for him and for those who follow him.

    Show me! (And I ain't even from Missouri.)

    Sincerely, In my spinning pencil, Ace


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