Saturday, November 10, 2018

Armistice Day



100 years ago, the weather was bad - but the American offensive at Meuse-Argonne in 1918 turned out to be a great American victory that helped bring an end to World War I.

In Minnesota ...


Friday, November 09, 2018

The Fires in California



Every year, every season.

Prayers for my friends and family there - and all the residents.  Especially those most in need, those  losing home, property and possessions - even their lives.  

Living Stones



What does it mean?

What does the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica mean for an ordinary Christian?  


The angel brought me
back to the entrance of the temple

You are God's building...

Do you not know that you are the temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
If anyone destroys God's temple,
God will destroy that person;
for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.

I have chosen and consecrated this house, says the Lord,
that my name may be there forever. - Today's Readings

Be very careful and be attentive to your angel ...
Be attentive to him and heed his voice.
Do not rebel against him, for he will not forgive your sin.
My authority resides in him.
There is a lot of talk about having two churches.  A bad pope.  A bad council.  A bad Mass.

Don't believe them.  That is what they wanted you to believe all along.  There is no such thing as two churches.  There is One Church.  One Faith.  One Baptism.  There is no such thing as a small church, a remnant.  We are living stones of One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Year by year you sanctify the Church, the Bride of Christ,
foreshadowed in visible buildings,
so that rejoicing as the mother of countless children,
she may be given her place in her heavenly glory. - Preface: The Mystery of the Church

"Realize that your soul is the temple of God - it is St. Paul who teaches this. At every moment of the day and night the three Divine Persons are living within you." - Elizabeth of the Trinity

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

St. John Paul emphasized:
"The saints, in particular,
are precious stones
of that spiritual temple."



Thursday, November 08, 2018

The gunman who massacred 13 people at a country music bar ...

Ian Long, 28, the gunman who opened fire
 on Borderline Bar and Grill 
in Thousand Oaks, California.





Tattooed trenchcoat-wearing decorated ex-Marine, 28, is identified as gunman who massacred twelve people during student night at country bar: Suspect killed himself after hurling smoke grenades onto dance floor and slaying cop in California ...

Long had modified his legally purchased handgun so that it could hold more rounds.

'The handgun is designed to hold 10 rounds and one in the chamber. This weapon did have an extended magazine on it. - Source

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Martyrs



I'm thinking about the martyrs of the Southwest.  I especially like Fray Francisco Tomás Arvide, who wears a machete in his skull in art.


Otherwise I don't have much to say lately.