Saturday, October 31, 2015

Talk radio for Catholic life: Relevant Radio assists the Church in the New Evangelization by providing relevant progamming through media platforms to help people bridge the gap between faith and everyday life.  Online access to "On the Journey" and "Word on Fire." May our Triune God bring hope and encouragement to your own journey through this apostolate (Catholic mission).

https://www.relevantradio.com/


Friday, October 30, 2015

"Late have I loved you...."


"Late have I loved Thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new; late have I loved Thee! For behold Thou wert within me, and I outside; and I sought Thee outside and in my unloveliness fell upon those lovely things that Thou hast made. Thou wert with me and I was not with Thee. I was kept from Thee by those things, yet had they not been in Thee, they would not have been at all. Thou didst call and cry to me and break open my deafness; and Thou didst send forth Thy beams and shine upon me and chase away my blindness; Thou didst breathe fragrance upon me, and I drew in my breath and do now pant for Thee; I tasted Thee and now hunger and thirst for Thee. Thou didst touch me, and I have burned for Thy peace."  --St. Augustine

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sieze the Day

We were privileged to be interviewed by Gus Lloyd on the broadcast "Sieze the Day."  Welcome to Sirius XM 129 listeners who heard an abbreviated telling of our story.  We are praying that you will be encouraged in your journey of faith as you read of our own journey home to The Catholic Church. (We made our blog public in July 2015 and that is where you'll find the beginning of our story)  Please pray for us as we endeavor to share the integrity of the Faith with those who hunger and thirst for peace and the sacred authority present in the Catholic Church.

http://www.siriusxm.com/thecatholicchannel

Monday, October 19, 2015

A Reasonable Understanding of the Beginning and End of Things



     Two of the tiresome debates among certain quarters of the Protestant Movement are over the beginning and end of all things.  While we served in Protestant ministry it was assumed that we would fall in line with the fixed fundamental view of how the accounts of the beginning and end of time from Genesis and Revelation were interpreted by those who adhere to Sola Scriptura.  We could not, we did not.
     Catholic theology has the historical balance of taking into consideration the oral tradition and literary form (genre) of the text in it's interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the reliable source for an authentic understanding of the Scriptures.  Father Barron has addressed this quibble as many other Catholic theologians have.  Take a few minutes to hear some of the historical understanding of interpreting Scripture in Father Barron's discussion on misreading Genesis and a podcast and youtube video on the questions surrounding the end of all things.

http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/video/misreading-genesis/174/

http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/apocalypse-now/518/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrOQ3YKSEFQ

Sunday, October 4, 2015

"You Satisfy the Hungry Heart"

We have stated in former posts that it is the stability of the Sacred Authority and the uncompromised Truth of the Sacred Scriptures present in the Catholic Church that arrested our minds in our search for answers to  the deepening doubt we had about the Protestant Movement.  It was the constant beauty and consolation present in the Sacred Tradition that wooed our hearts into our appreciation for the sacraments of the Church.  Namely, the firm foundation of Truth of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  This sacrament also helped to lift the veil of confusion from our mind about the consolation of the Communion of Saints. This is where our hunger and thirst has finally been satisfied. This is where our true purpose in living our faith is offered up to the Triune God. We worship with those who have gone before us and are now interceding before the Father for His Kingdom on earth. This is where our minds and hearts see beyond the scrim of time into the reality of eternity!


Today at Mass we sung the hymn written by Omer Westendorf that puts the profound theology of the Covenantal Mystery of the Eucharist into song. 

You Satisfy the Hungry Heart

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.

As when the shepherd calls his sheep,
They know and heed his voice;
So when you call your family, Lord,
We follow and rejoice.

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.

With joyful lips we sing to you
Our praise and gratitude,
That you should count us
worthy, Lord.
To share this heavenly food.

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.

Is not the cup we bless and share
The blood of Christ outpoured?
Do not one cup, one loaf, declare
Our oneness in the Lord?

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.

The mystery of your presence, Lord,
No mortal tongue can tell:
Whom all the world cannot contain
Comes in our hearts to dwell.

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.

You give yourself to us, O Lord;
Then selfless let us be,
To serve each other in your name
In truth and charity.

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.