"You aim at a devout life, dear Philothea, because as a Christian you know that such devotion is most acceptable to God's Divine Majesty," says St. Francis de Sales in his book "Introduction to the Devout Life".
And we can all be Philotheas, as St. Francis notes: "I have made use of a name suitable to all who seek the devout life, Philothea meaning one who loves God."
As Michael Voris says in this episode of the Vortex, "new studio, new name, new website".
The new name?
Here's the Vortex, with the script (most of it) below:
you might remember that last week we ALSO mentioned that we had other news to
share with you besides just the new building. Well, here it is: we are going to
be going by a new name and gradually rolling out our new website as well.
there it is – the hat trick: new studios, new name, new website. Our new name
to be in accord with and following the recent comments by the Holy Father about
the identity of Catholicism being the Church Militant. We are happy, proud, and
excited to announce the new name will be ChurchMilitant.tv.
current climate in which the Church finds herself – and we’re NOT talking about
the HHS mandate from Obama and his political thugs…that will pass soon enough –
but rather, the environment that exists both outside and inside some quarters
within the Church.
an environment, an odor, of indifference and lukewarmness that is snuffing out the
light of faith in so many Catholics. They have succumbed to the cultural
religious malaise that sucks the life out of their souls.
us to quote from the Holy Father from two weeks ago:
“Today the word ecclesia
militans [Church Militant] is somewhat out of fashion, but in reality we
can understand ever better that it is true, that it bears truth in itself …
Saint Augustine said that the whole of history is a struggle between two loves:
love of oneself to contempt of God; love of God to contempt of self, in
martyrdom. We are in this struggle …”
the sacred duty of all baptized Catholics to know the faith – because you
cannot love what you do not know – and then both knowing and loving the faith, engage
in the battle – and it is a battle, spiritual combat, immortal warfare.
understanding, this self-consciousness, has all but evaporated – much to the detriment
of the faith. When an army – and my fellow brothers and sisters in the faith, we
are an army as Pope Leo XIII states clear as a bell when he says Catholics “are
combat” – when an army loses its fighting spirit, when it takes its eye off the
objective, it will lose the war.
now, there is no one who can honestly say – speaking temporally and looking at
the state of the world – that the Church is winning the spiritual war. This isn’t
a sad depressing spin on current affairs; it’s a call to arms, for Catholics to
wake up and fight – fight for the true, the good and the beautiful.
at ChurchMilitant-dot-TV intend for this studio to be just that: a bastion, a
fort on the battlefield from which great volleys are hurled against the ancient
enemy. This is why we have our work under the protection of Our Blessed Mother
and St. Michael.
going to be spending some time the rest of this week exploring the beautiful theology
and piety and devotion behind the term “The Church Militant”. It’s a phrase with
a deep rich history in the Church that is more than just some kind of slogan. It
serves as a kind of summary in a phrase of what the Church on earth is all
about. This is why Pope Benedict is promoting its resurgence and we here are
happy to comply. So stay tuned all this week.
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