“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think the wide circle of the American Society, or the wide circle of the Christian Community, realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the antichrist.”…
Weeds can grow an immensely powerful underground root structure, difficult to remove without harming the good plants. It is important to nurture the good in our souls and prevent even the smallest of weeds to enter lest they choke out the good altogether.
By our Baptism we have ‘the principal role’ and duty, on behalf of all of creation, to assist each other in living holier lives. Through this “a more human manner of living is promoted in this earthly society”. Baptism matters.
Another year has passed with resolutions not met. Perhaps if I took a Catholic approach to New Year’s resolutions, I would actually succeed in them!
What do Advent, Christmas, and the Holy Family all have in common? Mary, Mother of God. She gives us the standard and practice for holiness. We admire the standard, but do we stop to think about putting this into practice?