Category Archives: Homlies & Spiritual Talks

Great Great Risk – in the order of the 1st Deacon – Stephen was stoned to death for his Homily.

Walking Dead:

Funny title!!!  But so true in many ways.  To be specifically something with a title yet to be held at arms length!  Kinda like having “BO” but you don’t know it!  Yikes – I must stink!

An Encounter with the Walking Dead:

Sometimes words just get in the way!  Another funny thing we can speech even more powerfully by what we do.  Made many trips to Newnan, Georgia for example.  Yikes – traveled to the bowels of Atlanta from 1990-2000 during the HIV/AIDS crises sitting among people who thought the disease was a death sentence.  Uncomfortable is the word.  The place one can hear the voice of the soul crying out!  There I encountered people who thought they were the walking dead.

Imagine Jesus Christ the very first Walking Dead and then Jesus calling us to follow!  Yep!  He had but a single requirement – Oh man – pick up your cross and follow me!  A Dead Man – the Living Bread who told us I have life because of the Father.  Do you suppose He came so we might have New Life even when it seems clear we are held at arms length (rejected might be a better word) as though we have some sort of serious disease?

Yes He came to start a fire!  To do this he became human like us!  We can not separate Jesus from His mother Mary!  Yep a woman – no man or male could replace.

Body, Blood, Soul all part of a mixture –> the Divine Plan of Salvation.

Jesus the Lamb!  Do we know what a lamb is?  A young sheep – a prime source to be sacrificed – food for the body — oh and Jesus slaughtered / sacrificed by human with souls!  We bring our own broken nature every where we go!  Where I ask do we take this broken spirit / soul that cries out to be transformed and healed?  To who do we go?

Buried and Hidden Treasure:

Where oh where do we look to find this buried and hidden treasure?  In a cross?  In communion, unity, the Eucharistic Sacrifice!  Come to me all you who hunger and thirst!  Come to me all you who seek healing of Body, mind and soul!

Consider wax is heated until it melts!  Then and only then can it be poured as melted wax and transformed into the Body of Christ!  Yes the Church!

Discernment – wow – a word that requires transformation and understanding.  Attitude, heart, spirit, broken all necessary to enter into communion – one body!

Women – Mother Church

Everything flows through Mary, the human whose “Yes” opened the door for God to enter into human flesh.  Born to walk in this world!  The die in this world!

And Yes to become the first Dead Man Walking and Talking!

I hope and pray – have faith and trust – yes this very Jesus has lead me on a journey of the walking dead!



The Vine and the Vine Grower – 5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter May 7, 2012

I just love when a scripture reading begins with the word Children.  It reminds me that no matter the number of birthdays we are all still children at heart when it comes to faith.  Today’s scripture has a double impact today because this is the 5th Sunday of Easter and the last day of religious education for our children.  Yea summer is almost upon us and we can play!

So children, moved by the spirit of survival and renewed life (speaker had open heart surgery in October) the good Lord gave to me a vine story to tell!  In fact it’s a story you can tell your parents.  Children, let us begin with love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.  Does that mean walk the talk?

This past January I planted two bare root grape vines 2/3 of the way down a hill not far from my lake on the other side of the lake from my cabin.  I choose that location because I could watch it, the hill gets lots of sun and is close to water.

But the good lord gave me more motivation to choose that spot.  The year before, I encountered total failure when I planted on the top of the same hill.  That year the first two vines flourished in the spring because of regular rain.  I was a happy boy until the reality of summer, the selection of the location and the unwillingness of the vine grower to follow through by walking the talk.  Both vines dried up and died.

So did I say we all have a vine grower job to do for our children and grand children?  This summer and who is going to watch over them?  Children today have so many more temptations and risky behaviors bombarding them than I ever had as a child.  When I was a kid we went out to play until dark!  Today kids play on a multiple technology devices and can be absorbed into cyber space and never encounter a real human person.

Back to the vine story.  One could say since the vine grower knew better the vine grower either lacked sufficient awareness or ignored his conscience.   The vine grower’s job is to assure those plants received supplemental water when they were most vulnerable.  One could say I wasn’t receptive to the deeds and needs of the vines for life giving water.

So here I am a little old vine grower.  Well I can’t say I am a success yet, but I did locate the vines near the lake so I can more easily transport water to them.  Recently on alternating days I delivered a cool satisfying drink of water.  I was rewarded with an outburst of beautiful leaves.  Wow, I was so excited I began dreaming of seedless red and green grapes.

Now what is this story about vines – the relationship essential to a healthy vine or the healthy relationship between the trinity and God’s people?

Well mother nature had more to teach this old man.  Last week a day after celebrating the abundance of new growth and leaves I discovered almost all of the leaves had mysteriously disappeared overnight.  The mother nature took the old vine grower out to the reality woodshed and left rabbit tracks to remind the vine grower there are other hungry creatures around.

Could be there are many worldly rabbits out there eagerly waiting to feast upon our green children?  Anyone with me?

In Jesus time, people were far more aware and observant of mother nature and all her works.  The reason is simple, their ability to sustain the viability of the life of their community hung in the balance.

So let’s see if we can see what the people of Jesus time already knew as He spoke.   Jesus was pouring out the spirit of life hidden to most modern day ears.  The deeds of love which net one Eternal salvation hang in the balance of the story.

Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.  .  He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.

The people of Jesus time automatically understood the unseen.  The vine cannot exist without roots.  The roots must be hidden and buried in the earth.  The earth must receive both the warmth of the sun and rain to release the nutrients buried in the earth to create new life in the vine.  Within the vine sap is created which flows throughout the vine and serves as the vehicle to deliver life sustaining water and nutrients to the vine, branches, leaves and fruit to sustain plant growth.

The vine grower is ever observant.  When the vine grower notices braches not producing he prunes them, leaves them to dry and burns them to create nutrients.   The ashes are returned to the earth and serve as fertilizer which encourages more abundant growth of fruit.

Nothing is lost or wasted.  Every person has a purpose which can be used to renew life!  Good results in beautiful fruit and bad serves as fertilizer to grow more fruit!

The world actively seeks to destroy the vine and rip its roots out of the earth.  The world seeks to own our children and our families and only faith stands in its path.

In the 2nd reading from 1 John we hear, how we shall know that we belong to the truth.  The scholars cannot agree of the meaning the word associated with our hearts condemn.

We humans by nature all have that little voice that only we can hear.  I am a sap, a failure, not worthy, not qualified, a sinner, am afraid, shy, or lack courage.  The automatic judging and condemnation of ourselves is swift and often discourages us from reaching out beyond ourselves and taking the human risk to express love in deed!  Many of us judge harshly.  Then there are those who are always innocent – nothing should be condemned and an inability to face truthfulness is a stumbling block.  No matter the reason, our little voice can prevent love from penetrating our hearts!

Our heart is the place within our souls where we make decisions.  It is the place we choose good and/or evil.  It is the place that triggers deeds or hold them bound.

Today’s story offers hope.  From the sap (Jesus the vine & the sap = Holy Spirit) flowing through the vine out to the branches comes hope.  God is greater than our hearts and knows everything.  God can turn our sins and mistakes into food for new life if we ask believing in the name of Jesus Christ.  God’s spirit will penetrate the place where we make our most intimate decisions that flow like life sustaining sap from the heart of Jesus Himself out to the people we meet.

Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence in God and receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.  Do not be afraid to ask in the name of Jesus.  Believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as he commanded us.

The Democrats Definition of Truth > Just Call Me a Terrorist

To Tell a Lie – Say What?  You Calling Me a Terrorist?

This week end Democratic party leadership began calling me and folks like me far right wing terrorists.  Imagine, I have worked with people with HIV and AIDS who were mostly gay.  I promoted black folks to jobs when I had the first opportunity.  Democrats called me homophobic and a racist.

Now they are calling me a far right extremist and worse a terrorist.

Let examine just one element of the Democratic Party Logic.  Are you kidding me – fiction is now the truth — This is the same Democratic administration that calls those who kill (really take ones life) and even behead American Citizens members of overseas man made disasters.  How close is that to your version of the truth?

People who kill are not terrorists but people who disagree with democrats are the terrorist!

Some facts – I am an ordained Catholic Deacon who has never taken any ones life and regularly preaches forgiveness and love of all of God’s people even those unlike us and yes democrats who are willing tell all sorts of untruths cause they want us to believe there is no such thing as a lie!  How gullible do you suppose they think we are?

The Courage of the Democratic Party

Lets see me, one who prays for them, they have the courage to call a terrorist!  Honestly they really know I won’t hurt them that’s why they are so darn brave and courageous.  And they trust the uninformed with believe if they just tell a lie offend enough.

Makes one wonder about the Lame Stream Media – why is it they cannot confront the Truth themselves?  The Mantle of Objective Truth has fled from the Democratic Party and the main (lame) stream media!.

Tell a lie enough times and some folks will begin to believe the lie is the truth.  Tell a lie enough times that touches on jealousy, deep seeded hurt, resentment or distrust and one finds fertile ground and a receptive ear for any lie that appears to punish the perceived offender.

The Truth is the truth no matter how much blockage the human condition thrust in the path of the truth.

Someone greater than any human walking the face of the earth once said, “The Truth will Set You Free”!

Wanna be Free?  Emotions block truth from penetrating ones soul – pray the blockage be removed and the doorway & pathway of the truth will begin to open!

A Battle for Our Soul and the Soul of Our Nation

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s scriptures call us to reflect upon the days of old.  Are we ready to in our time machine and go back in time?  Long long ago, in a time referred to as “in the beginning”, lurked a seductive voice.  This voice was opposed to God and to this very day seeks to make humans fall into a condition of spiritual death out of envy.

We see it all around us when people accept wrong as OK or worse right.  Just because a group of people with an agenda say an untruth is the truth does not make it so and reinforces the subtlety and stealthness of the evil voice.

Scripture and the Church’s Tradition see in this being a fallen angel, we call “Satan” or the “devil”.  It is proper to associate all angles as spiritual beings with wings and many serve as our protectors and messengers of “the good news”.  The description of the Fall of Angles can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church numbers 391-395.

The Church teaches “These angles and other spirits were indeed created naturally good by God”.  All the angles knew their creator and recognized Him immediately.  The fallen angels like we humans were granted free will and became evil by their own choice.  Thus they became known as unclean spirits or demons.

From the beginning the reign of untruth and trouble for humanity began.  We see it in the story of the first woman and man – Adam and Eve in the garden.

Now let us step into our time machine and leap forward in time to the Book of Deuteronomy.  Here we hear the people Israel were waiting in the desert at the foot of Mount Horeb.  They were fearful of the fire and voice of the Lord God almighty that surrounded the mountain as they waited for Moses to come down.  When Moses arrived they begged him to silence the voice of God and extinguish the fire lest they die.  Their request was granted but not without a promise.  We hear Moses promise the Lord God Almighty will one day raise up a prophet from their own kin, and to him you shall listen.   I will put my own words in His mouth and he shall tell them all that I command.  Listen to Him like it is your first and last time to hear his voice.

In today’s gospel we are reminded of the reality of the Fall of the Angles and in a place one might think the voice of the devil would never enter.

So now we have been set up for the message of Marks Gospel.  Which voice are we going to follow?  Both spiritual voices exist and cry out for our attention.

In Mark’s gospel Jesus begins His public ministry which represents a new beginning in time for Him and His message is He has come to establish a new beginning.  On the Sabbath at Capernaum Jesus entered the synagogue and taught.  The people were astonished at His teaching.

Jesus came to earth as the antidote for evil with the power and authority to counter the devil’s spirit and to make possible the creation of a new earth and a new heaven.  Sacred Scripture calls this a mysterious renewal, which will transform humanity as Jesus He creates the opportunity for each of us to be reborn again each and every day.

To drive home this point, Mark places in the synagogue in the midst of the assembly, where we might least expect it, a man with an unclean spirit.  It’s Jesus first day on the job.  “In the beginning” Jesus encounters and confronts the spirit of a demon.  Mark uses this unclean spirit of a demon to demonstrate from the beginning the fallen angel was the first to know God and so knew immediately  who Jesus was!

Jesus came to confront evil and open our eyes to see the doorway and pathway to heaven.  He came to show us He is the power and authority to drive out our demons if only we open ourselves to His spirit.  He came so our ears may be opened so we can hear the sound of His voice.

I don’t have to look far (open heart surgery) to see the good Lord has chosen that I have the opportunity to begin life again with a new heart.  I have no doubt He has chosen to send me to you to deliver His message of Hope.  Twice He decided that I should live!  He sent me to you to speak of the power and authority of the Holy Spirit as symbolized by a dove.

Here is a dove, a symbol of the Holy Spirit (lifting up a pure white dove).  Pure white to symbolize the spirit of forgiveness which washes us clean and the spirit of truth that leads one away from the devil and sets us on the path to salvation.

The question the church is asking each of us today is, what demons do we  have that we allow to possess us?  Do we think we can drive out these demon alone or do we believe with the help of Jesus and the Holy Spirit we can drive out any demon?  Do we believe it is possible for us to be born again like an innocent baby?

Our nation is being fed a constant stream of untruths broadcast from multiple sources in an effort to create an image of truth.

To save ourselves and our nation we must turn back to the voice of the one who created us, the voice of truth who has the power to save us and our nation.

So are we open and ready for the real possibility that our spirit can be reborn and washed clean as white as new fallen snow?  Yes Jesus has the power and authority to raise us up to new life where we can encounter a new earth, a new nation and a new heaven?

Millie and a Small Miracle

A Small Miracle

Wanna hear about a small miracle?  Another sign God exists!  I have been visiting with Millie, a very pleasant soul, who is in a nursing home for more than two years.  Millie has a form of Alzheimer’s.  Every time I would visit with Millie we would celebrate a Catholic communion service.  Before we stated I would always ask her if she knew who I was so I knew if I needed to tell her why I was there.  Her answer was always – “I don’t know – who are you!”

Every time I visited Millie I was born again a brand new man in her world!  Yet  when we began the prayers Millie knew every prayer by heart.

So what about the miracle — well due to my open heart surgery and recovery I did not visit Millie for almost 4 months.  Yesterday after a 4 month absence I asked Millie if she knew who I was?  Millie said sure “your the Deacon”!

Thank you Lord for, Tim Tebow (316) isn’t the only person the Good Lord speaks through to those who have spiritual ears and eyes!

To the Heart of the Matter — Whats Really Important

Early in the morning on October 21, 2011, feeling perfectly fine I entered Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.  I must be crazy I thought – I am volunteering and freely submitting myself to Open Heart Surgery – to make matters (really better but seemingly crazy) worse I felt good like nothing is wrong – yet instinctively I knew the tests the doctors ran in late September were accurate and true!  I had a serious and deteriorating heart condition known as stenosis of the aortic valve along with an aorta aneurysm.  Doing nothing would mean a slow and almost certain deteriotion of my heart from which it could not recover!

(Stenosis = calcium deposits on the aortic value causing the valves to harden and narrow – thus creating an inability to close resulting in regurgitation – blood flowing backwards in the heart.  The regurgitation causes the aorta artery at the top of the heart to compensate for the narrowing stream and widen into an aneurysm).

On October 21, 2011 life started all over again with a new adventure to be reveled in time!

So I decided to ask each nurse and doctor as I encountered them what they wanted me to pray for while I submitted to their care.  Most had to ask a second time- what are you asking?  Guess not many patients ask nurses and doctors to pray for their intentions since the patients are usually fearful, nervous and jerky themselves.  And they are the ones placing their trust and submitting to the skill and talents of those whose hands their life rests.

Say What? Are you wanting to pray for – for me?

So let me ask – what is it this day that you like me to pray for you?

Being put to sleep was easy – it was waking up reality that creates the passage into the struggle of the life among the living.  The first thing I asked my nurse was – what would like me to pray for for you?  Say that again!  In ICU the first nurse answered “Health”.

The First Great Gift!

The really great gifts are always right in front of our noses – often too close to see with our eyes.  In ICU it was = Ice – “Oh Lord Have Mercy on me” send ice the most wonderful gift from God.  The critical care ICU RN’s could make a fortune selling ice to patients!  The breath of God passed over the waters – the well spring of all life!!!”  Ice is just water with the capacity to revive dry parched flesh.

The breath of God passed through a life sustaining breathing tube.  Unfortunately this tube causes one to suffer with a sore dry throat once removed.  Lord have Mercy!

To Be Continued …………………


Intellectual Devastation <-> One Great Gift

When I was in sixth grade I had Sister Augustine (maybe not her name cause I’m getting old).  Sister Augustine was an older nun – remembering I was just a boy and 30 year old people were old.

Sister Augustine put me the 3rd group for reading.  Every afternoon the few in the 3rd group would be required to read a “3rd” grade reader aloud.  Well this blew me away.  I was embarrassed, self conscientious which didn’t help me focus one bit on reading.

At the end of sixth grade Sister Augustine recommended I go to summer school and successfully pass it to advance to the seventh grade.

My self esteem intellectually was shot.  It was rumored Sister Augustine was going to be the seventh grade teacher the next year.  With that news I was determined I would play Hooke from Catholic School and self enroll in the local Junior High.  Don’t ask me how I thought I would get away with that with my parents but rest assure I was determined not to have Sister Augustine as a teacher ever again in my life.

Why Catholic’s Shouldn’t Read the Bible

After reading in the afternoon Sister Augustine taught class on the history of heresies in the Catholic Church.  During that period of history the people of the church were uneducated and some very ignorant.  As such folks in those days were easily persuaded to believe many heresies being propagated at the time.  Sister Augustine told us because of such heresies only scholars should interpret scripture from which a young immature sixth grade boy with low intellectual self esteem would conclude – he should ever read scripture because one who can hardly read a 3rd grade reader will never be a scholar.  Hence I came to believe I should not read the bible!

 Forgiveness – How Long Does It take

Years later when I was in my early 30’s, I found myself working at the Chicago O’Hare Air Traffic Control Tower, the world’s busiest.  Somewhere along the line I began to suspect I must not be the intellectual dummy I had concluded and accepted I was.  As I found myself solving problems no one else in the country was able a light began to go on.  Maybe, just maybe, this boy had a brain!

How Long Does it Take?

A trip to Cleveland Ohio and an encounter with Fr. Cullen who opened the doorway to my heart.  St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Westlake, Ohio, the home of my calling! God loves you just exactly like you are was the message!  B___ S___! was my inner response.  But with that response bubbled up a thirst and a search for an answer was triggered.   The search took me down memory lane to remember and relive the life of a  boy too immature and lacking in knowledge to know how to respond to the woundedness of the soul.  The wounds we opened afresh and the anger was still there!

Still Not Ready – A Trip to Miami

By now I knew I was being called but to what I wasn’t sure.  Certainly I could not articulate this call.  To St. Louis Parish in Perrine, Florida and Fr. Russel.  Now Fr. Russel was a thespian in college, you know an actor.  At the first Mass I attended at St. Louis Parish, Fr. Russel raised his voice. lowered his voice to a whisper.  But when he raised arms high above his head my back was pressed against the pew and I immediately reached for the booklet in the pew to verify I was in a real Catholic Church.

You see, the good Lord knew the young boy living itself the man needed some serious stretching if he was to answer the call to which he could not yet articulate.

What Another Move

Miami was a stretch stop preparing the boy to grasp and discern the call he did not yet understand.  It was on to Atlanta, Georgia and St. Philip Benizi and the formation of a mission church which held Mass in a local school cafeteria.  It was there the boy finally came to understand the call and applied to become a Permanent Deacon.

But the Holy Spirit knew the angry boy was still trapped inside the man.  How to get him out?  Fr. Beltran was the priest sent by the Archbishop of Atlanta to build the church and the Parish of St. Gabriel.  Now Fr. Beltran taught some of the RCIA (adult education) classes and the boy attended.  During one such class Fr. Beltran was asked why the catholic Church taught it’s people shouldn’t read the Bible.  Well Fr. Beltran went on and on about how the Catholic Church has never taught it’s people they should not read scripture.  The boy said to himself how could I be so sure they did and Fr. Beltran sure they didn’t.  Well for sure Fr. Beltran never knew Sister Augustine!

The Forgiveness Door Finally Opens

When the new deacon finally began to preach, the woundedness of the boy living inside began to pour out as living water on a people thirsting for truth and hope.  The boy finally understood the lesson of Sister Augustine – the woundedness of the boy was serving as a forgiveness bridge over which the love Fr. Cullen taught could travel to the heart of God’s people exactly like they were without condition while the raising and lowering ones voice and held captive the sacred gathering of people.

Suffering — the Doorway to Truth

Is there anyone who came to teach people that suffering has meaning and a purpose?

We should do all we can to avoid and prevent suffering – right?  There is nothing to be gained through suffering?  No one should ever have to suffer right?

Are there any lessons to be learned when one suffers?  Does suffering lead one to seek the cause of the suffering.  Can suffering be self inflicted.

Do we not have a free will to choose in every situation?  Could Free Will be a gift of Love?  Could that gift of Love be the necessary teacher of the consequences of free will choices?  Could that gift of love actually be digested discerned by humans through suffering.  Could the avoidance or intervention and prevention of suffering actually be an act of leading one into spiritual  captivity, bondage and slavery from which one increasingly is unable to escape?

What is the Cost and Consequences of Free Will

Have we humans been granted an unconditional gift of free will?  And with free will do we get to choose the consequences of our actions?  When we ignore the warnings and advice of those who know us best and love us the most do we open ourselves to the risk of failure and self inflicted wounds?  Do we sometimes follow those who mislead us with none living images, idols and in the long run treat us as receptive fools lacking wisdom, knowledge and the courage to seek and discern the truth?

Could suffering actually be a building block gift which opens our minds to the “Good” and the “Bad” of free will choices?

Suffering in my life lead me to pray for an openness of mind and soul to identify what caused my suffering.  Suffering lead me to develop an unquenchable thirst for the truth though I did not recognize it often for days, weeks and yes even years.  Suffering gave me a unique spiritual scale to balance joy and sadness and lead me to recognize and understand the most power gifts and talents I have.  From my suffering came my most prized and treasured success’s.

Suffering always leads me back to the one who came to earth to teach the most basic and powerful blessings of suffering.  We refer to that teacher as the one who shows us how to serve, cuts through the smoke to the truth, shows us the way to live and the way to encounter heaven on earth and prepare for the heaven perfected yet to come – known as the “Already and the Not Yet”!


A Voyage through Hell – Will it be Necessary

A Trip to Hell = is that what it takes to Open the Spirit of the Church

In 1977 I began opening my spirit to the possibility of being called to the permanent diaconate, although I could not have articulate that fact in 1977.

With all that is taking place in our world beginning in 2008, the Holy Spirit began bugging me about what it takes to be opened to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  In other words what does it take to loosen the stiff neck and soften the hard heart of humanity, even those who profess to be of and in the church?

In 1995 I was ordained as a Deacon in the Roman Catholic church.  Now I know the basic history of the diaconate of the Catholic church from the fall of the diconate which suffered from corruption and confusion within the church.

From Permanent & Married to Transitional & Celibate

Over a period of years the permanent diaconate (married and celibate) slowly disappeared while the transitional deacon continues to remain as a part of the process of becoming an ordained priest.

What Prompted the Church to Restore the Permanent Diaconate

The Holy Spirit bugged my spirit to ask the question again and lead me to reflect upon what caused my Church to restore the Permanent Diaconate to which I have been ordained.

The Story – WW II – Nazi War Camps = Hell

During World War II there were at least 3000 Catholic priests, deacons, and bishops who were imprisoned there.  These ordained men experienced a living hell as they observed the nightmare of the worst torture and indignity humanity can unleash upon itself.   It was the memories of these priest reflecting on the difficult situation of the church, speculated that permanent deacons – married or single men with a formal, stable commitment to the work of the church – could have accomplished much good.

I would speculate the clergy observed married men ministering to the guards and imprisoned in a way the Holy Spirit clearly opened their hearts, minds and souls to the possibility the Holy Spirit wanted the permanent diaconate restored.

History proves the prompting of the Holy Spirit continued after the war, when it was taken up by theologians and scholars, especially in Europe, and discussed in a number of articles and books.  In 1957 Pope Pius XII spoke favourable of a restored permanent diaconate, although concluding that “the time is not yet ripe”. The idea was very much in the air by the time of Vatican Council II.

Restoration of the Married Priesthood

So the Holy Spirit lead me to this spiritual reflection beginning in and around 2008.  The War between the Flesh and the Spirit has intensified as the secular progressive humanism agenda is being played out in our world and nation.  The attacks on the Father figure, Christianity and the family are changing the fabric of our society with alarming speed.

New and evolving technology have accelerated the creation and use of a new language Art Form.  Feed back from the use of words is increasingly fast and word usage is dynamically changing.   Further image making has now become another Art Form that is potentially a more influencing factor than core values and character.

One who comes in the image of is now a real reality.  The question must be asked is the person speaking the truth of who they really are or are they speaking the words we want to hear without reveling the character the person they really are.

True Agendas are Hidden in a Maze of Words we Want hear

Will all of these images of what is right and just leads us to Hell on Earth?  Could it be the Holy Spiirt is prompted us again to open the mind, spirit and soul of the Church to restore the married priesthood which through the act alone would clearly communicate without speaking the significance and importance of the building blocks principles of truth the Roman Catholic Church professes to teach and profess.

Preach the Truth through actions prompted by the Holy Spirit and only speak in necessary!

It’s Time – Restore the Married Priesthood within the Catholic Church before the Trip to Hell on Earth becomes a necessary to overcome the stumbling blocks of human nature.

It’s Time — Restore the Married Priesthood

The Family and The Father Under Attack

Just watched another TV commercial that included a man and a woman.  As seems to have become the norm, the man was depicted as an idiot and the woman the smart single working decision maker.  Such commercials continue to support the secular progressive humanism objective to destroy and replace God.

In order to achieve this goal, long ago the secular progressives began a concentrated movement (political correctness) to gain power and control by destroying their greatest threat.  That threat is the “Truth” which is communicated through an openness to a power greater than humans which judges all thoughts and actions.  Now this power can best be described as a Creator God, the Spirit of God, the Lord God Almighty, the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Therefore all religions must be undermined and minimized.  The secular progressive movement was underway before the day I was born back in 1943.  When I was in high school the movement had begun to make significant progress.  Prayer in school was being outlawed.  Abortion of the unborn became the law of the land.  The stage had been set to launch a subtle and stealthy attack to continue the attack to minimize and destroy God.

The Fundamental Most Basic Church = Family

The chosen path of destruction was to undermine the teaching arm of God, the church.  Television provided the first avenue to attack the social fabric of the most basic church, the family unit consisting of a mother and a father.  Now from antiguity, the most universal symbol of God and Christianity is the male and father of the family.  The concept of the First Born Son was another.  The Church which represents the Father another.

Universally accepted = The Father as Symbol as Head of the Church

The most visible symbols of God in the world are the “Holy Father – the Pope of the Roman catholic Church.  The Catholic Church (Universal), which can clearly claim the longest history of the Christian Church’s.  Destroy the Catholic Church and the remaining Christian Church’s will fall along side Her.  Any misstep by or within the Catholic Church is immediately magnified and disseminated world wide.  The Roman Catholic Church operates under a microscope being monitored 24/7 by the Secular Progressive Humanism cult.

I do not make excuses for the lack of character, failure of leadership or sinfulness that has occurred in the Roman Catholic Church.  Yet it is true (the truth will set you free), the sinfulness that has occurred in the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church pails in comparison to the rest of society with which it must live.

The Church is Built Upon Living Stones = Humans

The leadership of the Roman Catholic Church is susceptible to human failure to temptation and sin no differently than the rest of humanity.  The difference is the living saints within the Church throughout it’s history have called their leadership back to the Truth, The Way and the Life of their model Jesus Christ.  It is in recognizing continual need of Spiritual Renewal and Purification that the Roman Catholic Church is reborn and continues as the oldest Christian religion.

Now the Roam Catholic Church teaches the “Family” is the sacred building block upon which the Universal Church is built.  Every religious leader come from an physical intimate relation between a man and a woman.  It is the woman whose faithfulness is necessary for a man to be sure the child born from this relationship is his legitimate child.  Hence, the concept of the First Born Son has been recognized by humanity fro the beginning.

As such, it became obvious to the secular progressive humanist, the method of successful attack would follow the example as described in the Book of Genesis as originally in the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  Adam symbolized the first man who was mislead by the first woman.  The question was, how can this scenario be replayed in the world over the 60+ years?  Television offered the perfect method of invasion into the inner fabric of the Family.

Separate the father and the Mother leaving the children at home to be inculturated by those who produce television.  In the early days of television programming the family was portrayed closely in line with the traditional ideals and values of Christianity.  Every great advancement includes the potential for good and evil and television was no exception.

Unfortunately, society placed their trust in people who lived outside the family and home.  Moms and dads began to desire stuff.  What used to be a considered luxury was now becoming an expectation and in 2011 is considered a right.

The Secular Progressive Humanism Subtle and stealth attack has come a long way.  Perhaps it can best be observed in the black communities where the basic family unit has been rocked with division and denial.  There exists more black on black crime, drug usage, school drop outs and rape than any other community.  The secular progressive blame outside society rather than help the black comunity look in the mirror of truth.  This is just another tactic to divide by moving ones focus from Christian Judeo values to secular humanistic values driven by the lust for power and control which is most threatened by a heathy family unit consisting of a mother and father committed to the family unit as church.

So how do we begin to turn the Ship Around?

Every year professional Baseball has spring training for the purposes of practicing and re emphasizing the basic principles of the game.

Getting back to the basics is the answer.  The basic include communicating the basic principle of church which was founded upon the family as the building block for the larger church.  The original Christian Church founded by Jesus Christ was constructed beginning with married men and the celebration of church in the homes of believers.

We left that model years ago and the organized Catholic church is losing members in record numbers.  Worse the Catholic Church finds itself with a major stumbling block to the original model.  It is named “Celibacy”.  Celibacy is a charism and a valued principle.  But Celibacy does not and should not define the Roman Catholic Church.  Celibacy was a concept that arose from a human and family dilemma over who owned church property.

Looking through the lens of 2011 one could say with Celibacy the church won one battle and is now losing the building blocks of the family.  Which is more critical to the Roman catholic Church?

I think the Holy Spirit is calling the Roman Catholic Church to restore the married priesthood so as to speak most powerfully the importance of the living stone building block foundation of the Church.  This is a prime example of actions speaking louder than any words that could be spoken.  Such action would simultaneously address multiple social and religious ills very much alive in the world of 2011.