From the parish priest at Mass yesterday at St. Edward the Confessor in North York.
The Jesuit theologian Karl Rainer (1904-1984) famously said “the Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist.” The priest likened this to mean that for people without a personal experience of God, Christianity will cease to exist. This seems to haves come to pass in Canada.
Some countries support the religion of the people. Pakistan supports the Muslim religion. India supports the Hindu religion. Russia supports the Russian Orthodox religion. The Philippines supports the Catholic religion. But Canada does not support the Catholic religion. It did at one time, but not anymore. The culture does not carry us. It is now up to our Christian communities to carry us.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
There's never been a better time to say the St. Michael prayer every day.
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the divine power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.