Archive for May, 2022

Today, in America, we are in a Battle of Minds and Hearts, those places where courage and common sense are meant to reside. Except we have been made to feel victims of nearly everything by a radical left-wing government that has taken control of anything it can to use as fodder for its moronic programs. A government that tells us what to believe, and if we don’t, we’re punished for it in one way or another. After all, they have a “Ministry of Truth now, don’t they?

I can’t put into words all that is happening to America. But I think of a beautiful piece of fruit beginning to rot, a little more everyday, until it starts to smell and is completely inedible.

We have been made to feel less than we are as human beings and Americans because the left-wing radicals have discovered their own Truth. We are being told that America is bad, and therefore the founders of this great nation were bad–so bad that statues and histories of them should be destroyed. We are living under the insane policies of ‘rulers’ that possess no common sense, no empathy for the country they presently have control of, and no respect for life, not even for the most innocent. Their sneaky policy spokespeople say one thing, yet ‘the rulers’ do another.

Power and control are what they are after. And our children are at the top of their list when it comes to controlling public education through Critical race theory — just another name for discrimination..

And worse, our very Faith in God is being maligned by leaders with egos too big to hold God. Think of that –Too big for God!! Narcissistic radicals who seem completely divorced from reality, so concerned with their own self-serving ambitions that they must get rid of our magnanimous God.

What Can We Do?

This is a time for great courage on our part. This is a time to use our common sense because clearly some dishonest politicians in our government are not using theirs. This is a time to open our ears and eyes, to carefully listen and watch those in charge. This is a time to realize how lies work.

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” — George Orwell, 1984

Be sure to read:

Lies manufactured and leaked by the opposition are propaganda, an organized effort to manipulate the public using mass media, censorship, misinformation, and half-truths. Propaganda uses images, caricatures, and fear like a weapon.  There are so many lies imposed upon us today by the people in power!

Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. — George Orwell, 1984

Lies about what they are doing, what they have done, and especially about their false intentions. It would almost be a comedy if it weren’t so tragic–and my goodness, how we fall for such ridiculousness!

One of the most absurd, unrealistic — yes, even hilarious — lies being imposed upon us is about gender –that we can change it if we don’t like it. Transgenderism is a condition where people who have it are genetically and chromosomally male or female.

It is crucial to remember that the cause of this condition is psychological or psychiatric in origin and not physiological. The DSM (American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM V, 2013) re-classified this condition from Gender Identity Disorder to gender dysphoria. Its very classification indicates its psychiatric nature.

As the following article concludes: “It’s important to emphasize that the above critiques are aimed at the ideas or the ways of thinking that transgender philosophy embodies. They are not aimed at the individuals who may have legitimate confusion regarding their sexual identity. Our hearts go out to these people, and we love them. And it’s precisely because of our love for them that we have to expose the logical incoherencies of the transgender philosophy before it is embedded in our children, our schools, our society. We are made for Truth. And Truth is the only thing that will make us truly happy!”

One Way to Get at the Truth Is Through Laughter

I come from a family that can always find humor in even the worst situations–a way to survive those tragedies and heartaches that surely happen. Underneath the humor is a vibrant strength to ‘get through.’ The following video is a comedic view of a problem that is not a comedy. But sometimes humor is the only way to shine out the truth to those who will not otherwise listen.

Life itself is a strenuous wrestling match between divine love and unrestricted human freedom. And God is not insured of a victory–not even from some of our own, especially our government and even some of our own clergy. Right now, unrestricted human freedom seems to have the upper hand.

We are in troubled times where not every human life, even the most vulnerable and innocent, is considered valuable. This is a lie being twisted to resemble Truth. This past Mother’s day weekend shows us that. Catholicism, indeed all Christianity, is being threatened, God Himself is being threatened. We are at the core now, of a great battle that must be won.

And if one disagrees with the present governments promoted agendas, there is an attempt to make him or her feel guilty by holding up false platitudes resembling Catholicism, but not true to it. Instead, a finger is pointed at faithful Catholics, insinuating that disagreement with the falsities  shows racism, sexism, no charity, lots of judging, and more. This is difficult for many faithful Catholics to hear. It is difficult for Catholics to watch the degradation of their churches, beliefs and other charitable institutions. Difficult to , personally experience from others who call themselves Catholics or Christians, yet question what the church has taught for well over two thousand years about the sanctity of marriage, the evil of abortion, the disorders of homosexuality, and the fact that a man is created to be a man and a woman is created to be a woman. But disorder is where evil works best. Confuse and then condemn.

The four main tactics of the devil/evil are: deception, division, diversion, and discouragement, in individuals and also in institutions.

Always we must remember:  Our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. –Ephesians 6:12.  For despite the condemning labels, we are indeed wrestling for the truths God intended us to follow. 

We don’t want to admit that some who speak as authorities concerning the Church we love are as vulnerable to evil as anyone else. Yet, we should not be surprised. The very mission of evil is to seek and destroy Truth in any way, and in any place, it can — especially in the Catholic Church whose doctrine crushes its ugly head. We must have courage to vigorously stand up for the Truths of our Church. We cannot be vicious in our battles though; we recognize that we have often been sinful, too.

The Church is made up of individual people, and each of us, at one time or another, is also a target of evil, and sometimes even a participant. My goodness, how many times do we personally open the door for evil in our own lives? We know  first-hand the sins we have and how easy it is to cover them over with lies or excuses, and then twist circumstances to make our sins seem okay. We don’t want to be the ones who are wrong, so we change the ‘wrong” to “right.’  Our human freedom allows us, and especially our leaders, to do this.

But we also know that we have the strength of God within us, and that we are called to admit our sins and confess them in sorrow, expecting God’s forgiveness which He gives.

We know as well, that a person is an individual being, one in itself and distinct from all other beings. No two people are exactly the same, just as no two flowers or no two stars in the sky are exactly the same. Our sameness–the thing that makes each of us a human person is that we are both body and soulwe have a physical nature and a spiritual nature. And just as our human bodies are fallible to human failures, our spiritual natures are also fallible, for they are influenced by our personal histories–as unique as the flowers and the stars– and by our own free decisions.

And yet, there are times–this is one of them–when we must not let our fallibilities frighten us. Neither must we be afraid of being labeled. We must polish up our spiritual armor, tattered as it may be, and stand together in TRUTH.  We are more than God’s hands and feet on Earth. Indeed, we are His army. His soldiers. And soldiers are brave; they do not run from battle. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. — Ephesians 6:11

We are the Body of Christ–the genuine Body of Christ–sent out as lambs among wolves.

In fact, Jesus sends us out with battle instructions: If any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.–Mark 6:11

In Matthew: 27-28, Jesus gives us confidence in the voice of the Holy Spirit within us.  What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.

We have been allowed to live in this moment of history. We cannot ignore that we have a role to play in today’s world. A role to defend TRUTH. And we will play it.

We are Catholic, after all.

It is a fact that our lives as human beings sometimes become broken.

But how do some people remain unbroken even when awful things happen to them?

What is it that keeps a person going–when he/she’s gone under financially, or been diagnosed with a sickness that saps all strength, or when a child is lost, or when they’ve been betrayed by someone they love, or even when they, themselves, have made egregious, personal errors?

Is it our physical or sensual strength?

Animals have also been given strength, and the ability to see, make sounds, feel, taste, and hear. But animals cannot make a conscious, mental decision by way of free will, memory, or imagination.

Animals have not been given access to immateriality—things that are not achieved only by the senses. Animals cannot solve a mathematical problem, create music or art, run a business, decide to forgive or not to forgive, or make any life-changing, moral decision, because an Animal cannot decide what is good and what is evil.

Nothing in the physical world outside of us will keep a human being from breaking in difficult situations.  It’s the spiritual world within us that will give us the strength to endure and overcome.  And every human being has access to it. In fact without it, we would not be human.

Remaining unbroken is possible because human beings are made in God’s likeness.

If a child is brought up knowing that he or she is a child of God, possesses His divinity, and actually participates in it, then the child is less likely to succumb to brokenness in his adult life.

The human person participates in the light and power of the divine Spirit. By his reason, he is capable of understanding the order of things established by the Creator.

By free will, he is capable of directing himself toward his true good. He finds his perfection “in seeking and loving what is true and good.”

By virtue of his soul and his spiritual powers of intellect and will, man is endowed with freedom, an “outstanding” manifestation of the divine image.

By his reason, man recognizes the voice of God which urges him “to do what is good and avoid what is evil. –Catechism of the Catholic Church

We can’t expect other people to take away our brokenness. We can look only to ourselves, to the spirit of God who lives within us.