Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Franciso Guardi- Italy  1793

 Our lives are transformed through frequent contact  with the Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament. It is impossible to spend extended periods of time with Christ, adoring Him, thanking Him and uniting our wills to His, and not have Him change our lives.  
                      Cardinal Francis George (d. 2015)

In a conversation about the present scandal in the Church in the USA, Archbishop Mark Coleridge of BrisbaneAustralia, told America  Magazine that “until there is a genuine restoration of trust, no apology is going to land. We have to accept now restoring trust will only come over time if in fact we do the things we say we’re going to do.”

Speaking of their own scandal in Australia the Archbishop said:  The dominant mood probably is a sense of bewilderment, really, because this is a crisis the like of which we haven’t faced in our history.

You may become and may have to become, like us in Australia, a smaller church—in other words: a humbler church, a purified church, a church that is able to listen and not just speak.”

Many are wondering where we go from here, in practicals.  I say return to the Eucharist, that must be our focus these days.  Since Vatican II  there has been an emphasis on  social works, so we have strayed from the essential of our faith in the Catholic Church, which is the Eucharist- Jesus giving us His Body and Blood.

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