Here is Bulletin_2015-08-23
We are a day late in publishing this post. One heirloom tomato bush, producing nearly 20 lbs., and many ripe jalapeno peppers required that we break out the canning equipment. So far, we have five pints of medium-hot salsa and six pints of hot salsa. – God is good and the harvest is abundant!
Analysis and Commentary
1. Vacation is Over: Vacation is over and Father has returned. I had the opportunity to attend daily Mass at St. Peter’s on Friday morning. Expecting to see the green vestments of Ordinary Time, I was delighted to see white vestments and celebration of the Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope. My wife and I look to Pope St. Pius X, St. Francis de Sales, and other saints who sought to guard the Church from error and to bring all members of the flock together. On the day dedicated to Pius X, we recalled the words we wrote last year explaining why we have chosen to use this blog to bring “Assent to Counter Dissent”:
Radical dissent is not new to the Catholic Church. In fact, it began with a rebellion before the world was created. It is no more radical now than in the beginning, but it has become more organized and more persistent. Pope Pius X recognized that fact and exposed Modernism and its array of errors in 1907 in the encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis. St. Pius X recognized that he could no longer remain silent about the Modernists and he endeavored “… to show that their system does not consist in scattered and unconnected theories but in a perfectly organised body …”
This blog is about exposing the means by which the new pastor is attempting to transform the parish. This blog is also about how those faithful Catholics in St. Peter’s, who are in full assent with the teachings of the Church, can thwart this plan for transformation.
As we have said in the past, our Pastor is good man, but he has openly dissented and fosters a view of Catholicism that is disproportionate. He emphasizes social justice and the Corporal Works of Mercy to the extent that the Spiritual Works of Mercy are diminished or forgotten. We pray for Father daily and we do our best to discuss his actions with due respect. We hold no official position; we are simply sheep in the flock of St. Peter’s Church. Yet, in the spirit of Pope St. Pius X, “Wherefore We may no longer be silent, lest We should seem to fail in Our most sacred duty …”
St. Pius X, Pray for us!
2. Broken Record: We reported last week that the homelessness myths have returned. With great joy I celebrated the Solemnity of the Assumption and the return of the myths by eating a large quantity of popcorn. Having skipped from Myth 6 to Myth 9, I was sure that this week we would see Myth #10: Government housing programs strain budgets. That is not the case. Instead, we see a replay of Myth #9: Homelessness is going away.
Whether homelessness is ever going away or not remains to be seen. Jesus seemed to think not: “The poor you will always have with you.” Based on this repeat of Myth 9 in our Bulletin, I suspect the homelessness myth series of articles will never be going away. Perhaps in the view of our Pastor: “The homelessness myths you will always have with you.”