Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sunday Rambling


In some dioceses the bishop's visitation is a terrible thing, a nightmare. There you are when some unspeakable old heretic tips up with a view to destroying everything you believe in. Thank God it's not that way in the Diocese of Fort Worth. Our bishops stand firm for the Faith, they're successors of the Apostles as opposed to wicked mountebanks in the pay of Rainbow Baphomet.

So today was good, our bishop came, sung the Mass and preached, what a blessing. The Specialist even came down from Fort Hood to swing some incense, well done. Curiously, everyone in the sanctuary party was either former or active duty or involved in pro rodeo. Clearly a moral, if you care to draw it.

Then we fell back to the church hall for a delicious lunch, the mission eats well, and a good time was had by all. What a lot of fun, and I tell you, it's a real blessing to be in this diocese. 

Is it perfect? No. Should we be part of the wider Catholic Church, East and West? Yes. But so too should Rome and Constantinople be as one and, of course, the broken shards of the catholic mirror are one, essentially, in terms of faith, to say nothing of deeper sacramental union. 

Ut unum sint, may they all be one, prayed Christ. Do you think the Father somehow chose to ignore His Son's prayer? Hardly. The Mystici Corporis, the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church, is one by nature or essence. The unity is there; that we've wrecked it, in worldly terms, with competing jurisdictions and associated wickedness is, frankly, the Devil's work. 

My take, for what little it's worth, is that it'll take real persecution to bring about the outward and visible unity which strengthens the inward and spiritual. After all, it's in the Good Book, "Except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved."

Apocalypse aside, what a great day.

Keep the Faith, you heathen,



drjim said...

That we've wrecked it, in worldly terms, with competing jurisdictions and associated wickedness is, frankly, the Devil's work.

I think Old Nick is an master at Divide and Conquer, something we haven't seen the likes of in over 70 years.

Very nice to hear your Bishop is steadfast, and the gathering after Mass sounds wonderful.

And I "get" your moral....I think a lot of military, and most of those who work the land or tend the animals, are drawn to Him. They see his works everyday, and believe. It's very sad that more people don't even bother to look, let alone see.

Ed Bonderenka said...

That's a Good Sunday.

LL said...

Are the eats better than I could get down the road at the Cowboy Church? I really don't know because I'm not there. Come for the sermon stay for the dinner. It was good of the bishop to show up and rub shoulders with the parish.

Carry on, LSP.

Old NFO said...

Sounds like it went well, which is ALWAYS a good thing! :-)

LSP said...

Thanks, drjim, it was a blessed morning and I agree, people who serve or have done often have an affinity for God. And see how Christ had an especial regard for Roman soldiers, interesting. Same holds true with people who are close to the land and animals, at least in my experience.

LSP said...

Sure was, Ed. It's a real blessing to be in a sound diocese, a rarity.

LSP said...

Marching along here, LL, so that's all good. Is our scoff better than the Cowboy Church's? I don't know, but I do know that former baptists say it's BETTER. I'll take that plaudit.

LSP said...

NFO, it most certainly is!