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God Loves All Infinitely

October 22, 2019 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on God Loves All Infinitely

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Thirtieth Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR C) Readings: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 2 Tim. 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 In the first reading Sirach states that the Lord is a God of justice who knows no favorites. When we look at people like Our Blessed Lady and the saints, it is hard to say that God did not somehow favor them above others. Well, He did. Then how can we say He knows no favorites? The fact is, God loves everyone infinitely. The love He pours upon His Mother is the same as the love He pours upon you and me. Because we are finite and the love God gives us is infinite, His love overflows the capacity…Continue Reading

A Leaven In The World… Christus Vincit

October 21, 2019 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on A Leaven In The World… Christus Vincit

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK I find myself in Italy simultaneously with the occurrence of the Amazon Synod. I will not land in Rome until closer to the end of October, the second week of pilgrimage with a group of American faithful. I am writing from Assisi where the Gospel found a new and dynamic herald in the “Poverello” who renounced wealth and privilege for love of the Lord and the rebuilding of the Church in obedience to His command. St. Francis blazed with Christian integrity, spreading the reign of Christ through truth. He declared in his canticle of Brother Sun, “Woe to those who die in mortal sin!” Detachment from worldly riches is for the sake of giving first…Continue Reading

Catholic Replies

October 18, 2019 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Catholic Replies

Q. When an atheist or nonbeliever asks me what evidence I have that God exists, I give the following reply. Why do you think of this response? — R.E.J., Florida. A. Here is R.E.J.’s reply: “I say have you any idea how many people there are in the world? That’s right, over seven billion. Google reports that in the world 107 baby boys are born to every 100 girls. The major difference in the numbers is that in some countries, like Communist China, baby boys are more desired than baby girls. If nothing was done to eliminate baby girls, the number would be more even. Now my question to you is who decides whether a baby boy or girl will…Continue Reading

Talk At A Pro-Life Prayer Service… The Abortionists Have Overreached And They Will Fail

October 16, 2019 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Talk At A Pro-Life Prayer Service… The Abortionists Have Overreached And They Will Fail

By FR. THOMAS SULLIVAN (Editor’s Note: This is a talk given by Fr. Thomas Sullivan of St. Catherine Parish in Norwood, Mass., to mark the National Day of Remembrance for victims of abortion on September 14, 2019. He spoke at the Monument to the Unborn in front of the Knights of Columbus Hall in Norwood. James Drummey, author of the Catholic Replies column, provided The Wanderer with the text. All rights reserved.) + + + Proponents of abortion seem to be getting bolder by the day. On the surface that can be discouraging, and certainly the real consequences for countless unborn children are very grave, but I think we can find some hope in the darkness. Those who support and…Continue Reading

Our Motive Must Be Love

October 15, 2019 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Our Motive Must Be Love

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Twenty-Ninth Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR C) Readings: Exodus 17:8-13 2 Tim. 3:14-4:2 Luke 18:1-8 In the Gospel reading today, St. Luke describes a parable spoken by our Lord to teach us the importance of praying always without growing weary. In anything we do as human beings, we grow weary after a time. However, repeatedly doing the same kinds of things increases our strength and ability to endure what we have undertaken for a longer time. Since we are speaking of the need to pray always, we can think of something that would require a great amount of time and effort. Think about someone who wants to run a marathon. I recall reading the story of…Continue Reading

A Leaven In The World . . . True Compassion Is Sharing Fullness Of Faith

October 14, 2019 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on A Leaven In The World . . . True Compassion Is Sharing Fullness Of Faith

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK True love will always be found in the world through those who share the truth. This is at whatever cost to themselves in terms of the comforts of human respect or material gain. Selflessness of love speaks the word the other needs to hear in a disinterested way, regardless of the effect upon the one speaking, whether positive or negative in worldly terms. We are seeing a lack of this true love in the place where God has decreed it should be found unfailingly. The Church is the “place of faith,” founded as such by the Lord Himself, as Benedict XVI taught. Faith is for the sake of seeking the love of God. A crisis…Continue Reading

Catholic Replies

October 11, 2019 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Catholic Replies

Q. The Catholic bishops of Massachusetts recently issued a statement on climate change that repeats all of the propaganda from the global warming extremists. Could you look at this statement and tell me if you agree with me? — T.L.H., Massachusetts. A. Yes, we do agree and have written to the bishops stating our concerns about their statement. Here are our comments: In your recent letter on climate change and the environment, you called upon all persons “to take meaningful steps to protect our environment and provide relief from the impact of toxic pollution and climate change to protect the health and safety of all citizens, particularly the most vulnerable in our society.” You urged members of the Catholic community…Continue Reading

The Phantom Of A German National Church Shows Itself

October 9, 2019 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on The Phantom Of A German National Church Shows Itself

By WALTER CARDINAL BRANDMUELLER (Editor’s Note: Walter Cardinal Brandmueller’s October 1 statement appears below. Please see page 1A of this week’s issue for a news story about the statement. LifeSiteNews published both the story and the text. Maike Hickson translated Brandmueller’s text from the original German.) + + + “Without Judah, without Rome, we shall build Germany’s Dome [Cathedral]” — this slogan from Hitler’s early inspirer, Georg von Schoenerer (1842-1921), gives expression to a German resentment, which – ultimately — had its expression in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. The defeat of Rome in that 9 AD “Hermann Battle” [the Arminius Battle] has been at least for the last two hundred years an essential part of the “Teutonic” culture…Continue Reading

Faith Is The Foundation For Charity

October 8, 2019 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Faith Is The Foundation For Charity

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Twenty-Eighth Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR C) Readings: 2 Kings 5:14-17 2 Tim. 2:8-13 Luke 17:11-19 Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the “Miracle of the Sun” at Fatima in 1917, we are reminded of the great love God has for us by bearing with us in our frailty and calling us back to Himself when we have wandered. At Fatima He sent His Mother; in Israel 2,000 years ago, He came Himself. In the first reading we see that His mercy and His call were extended to a pagan hundreds of years before our Lord came into the world. Our entire response, as we can see in all the readings, must be one of…Continue Reading

A Leaven In The World… Christ In The Courtroom

October 7, 2019 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on A Leaven In The World… Christ In The Courtroom

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK It will be difficult to forget the tears and wrenching look of pain and grief on former policewoman Amber Guyger’s face as she recounted the steps that lead up to her decision to fire her weapon and end a human life. All of us are sinners and thus we are also always in some sense on the path to judgment. But for Amber, sitting in that courtroom, the sense of being handed over to others to judge her fate was especially powerful and overwhelming. One night, thinking she was in her own home and facing an intruder, she fired her weapon in self-defense. Amber in fact was the intruder: She had mistakenly entered a neighbor’s…Continue Reading