"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.

Monday, October 19, 2015

What happened to John Paul II kids, and the Ratzinger fan club?

Martyrs of Gorkum

It's the papacy, not the personality who happens to occupy the Petrine Office.

Do you believe in the Real Presence?

Do you believe in Papal Supremacy?

The Gorkum Martyrs did.  They died for it.

Most of the Martyrs of England and Wales did as well.

Something maybe was wrong with your catechises - and you converts - something was probably way off with your RCIA.  Obviously, apologetics failed you as well.  And your theology certificates?  I'd suggest burning them.

"Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees."

S. Anne Line
Martyred for hiding priests.

"When the Son of Man returns will he find any faith?"


  1. I take particular encouragement in the story of Father Andrew Wouters, one for the Martyrs of Gorkum, who was put to death for refusing to deny the Real Presence in the Eucharist.

    "To this group of prisoners for the faith was added perhaps the most unlikely saint to win Heaven since Dismas the Good Thief. Fr. Andrew Wouters was a diocesan priest who had not been rounded up but voluntarily joined his priestly confreres in captivity. Fr. Wouters had not been faithful to his promise of chastity and had led a scandalous life that was notorious all over the parish and beyond. Not previously a very spiritual man, he nonetheless showed himself a man of spirit by taking his place among the prisoners. When his past failures were thrown in his face by his captors as a disgrace to his calling and a negation of his creed, he looked them in the eye and said, 'Fornicator I always was, heretic I never was.'"


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