“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
to reconstruct western Christian civilization according to their own image, I come across an article about hundreds of thousands of Italians demonstrating in the streets for traditional marriage between one man and one woman. See link below. Men and women should complement one another. Children need the love of their mother and father within a stable home.
Do not be duped by the unproven social experiment of same-sex marriage. Self-interest must not prevail over other-interest. As Pope John Paul II said, the state of marriage will reflect the state of a nation. The gold standard of marriage is a man and woman united under God.
[Click on image below for "Images of Family Day in Rome", National Catholic Register, 30 January 2016.]
Saturday, January 30, 2016
|A day with grandchildren|
(Click on image below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RstOpZi54L8 for Rod Stewart's rendition of What A Wonderful World.)
Thursday, January 28, 2016
|Delivering the keynote address|
to the Adult & Family Rally at
St. Matthew's Cathedral
The towering words of its preamble have struck a full chord of truth within humanity’s breast since the day they were proclaimed 240 years ago:
It may be different in the United States, but Canada has, in large measure, turned its back on its Christian heritage and we are paying a terrible price. Every abortion in Canada is paid by taxpayers (whether they want to or not). In the coming months, Canada will usher in a new phase of killing with legal assisted suicide.
was so profound and unimaginable, my sorrow so deep, my heartache so sharp, that my judgment was clouded.
sufferer’s loved ones to keep the river of grief moving otherwise the sufferer can begin to perceive a perverse solace with his sorrow and move into despair of life. His despair can masquerade as destiny. It is a twisted perception, granted, but it is a dangerous state because death can become preferable to life. Fait accompli.
Music played a huge part in my grief journey. There was a time when I was a musician.
coordination in my right hand. This was a horrible shock. I played guitar, and at the risk of sounding boastful, I was very skilled.
immense love God has for us. My journey of suffering from degenerative MS, and my search for meaning in pain, brought me to the foot of the cross and the divine love that put Christ on it.
blessed this nation. I believe He blessed America because it was one nation under God that tried to follow His precepts.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016