Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Commentary: "But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"
October 22, 2010THE TRIB TIMES WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK, GOD WILLING (James 4:15). (Heb 11:1-2) Now, faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not. For by this the ancients obtained a testimony. COLLECTION OF RECENT RON SMITH REPORTS
Who Can Read the Gospel During a Liturgy Relationships with non-Catholics Praying Posture Jehovah Witness Doctrine Note from Ron: To receive my Catholic Q&A reports please contact me with your correct email address. FROM THE MAILBAG REFLECTION by Father Ted – October 18, 2010 My dearest Lord Jesus, the ending words of Your gospel yesterday for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Times – year C, were rather shocking? For You asked us – "But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" I know that when You brought judgment on Jerusalem in 70 AD, You did not find that faith among the people of Juda and Israel. If You were to come back at this time, 2010, would You find faith on earth? I would like to say “Yes.” But wouldn’t I be deceiving myself? If there were faith on earth, wouldn’t we be living that faith daily? Wouldn’t there be many, many more Catholics worshipping the Father with You each Sunday at Holy Mass? Wouldn’t there be many, many more Catholics taking advantage of daily Mass? Wouldn’t there be many, many more Catholics praying the Rosary daily – like our Lady exhorted us during her apparitions at Fatima in 1917? Wouldn’t there be many, many more Catholics taking advantage of frequent confession? Wouldn’t there be many, many more Catholics taking part in Eucharistic Adoration – not only weekly, but even daily? Wouldn’t there be many, many more young Catholic couples getting married in the Catholic Church? Wouldn’t there be many, many more young men responding to Your call to the Priesthood and to the religious life? Wouldn’t there be many, many more young men and women who know the importance and beauty of the virtue of purity? If we were living that faith that You offer to us, would we be tolerating the rampant practices of co-habitation, of abortion, of promiscuity, of pornography? If we were living that faith that You offer to us, would we be experiencing the rampant violence within our communities? If we were living that faith that You offer to us, would there be such extensive poverty and hunger among the poor? If we were living that faith would not more of our brothers and sisters know and accept the awesome call that You offer to everyone to become holy – just as You are holy? Lord Jesus, help us to seek that faith that we need, as You want to give to us.