"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."
Calling Out the Catholic Media: CMTV Special Report
Update: Check out this blog - another good commentary on this issue. Here’s
another very hard-hitting special report from ChurchMilitant.TV, following up on the special
report on the “gay Vatican” from the other day.
you should watch the whole video, embedded below. Here’s an excerpt from the
script to whet your appetite. Michael Voris calls out the Catholic media.
See, it’s actually very simple.
When you tune in to big name Catholic TV outlets or radio shows with big name
professional Catholics, or go to official church sponsored men’s conferences or
women’s conferences with the usual Catholic speaking tour names on the marquee,
you hear all kinds of great things and solid talks about the teachings of the
Church; but you won’t hear a word breathed about the real problems.
That’s because if they open
their mouths about these other problems, they will be disinvited, their books
won’t be published, their articles will be pulled from official Catholic papers
and they will be off the air faster than a bull of excommunication could be
In short, they won’t tell you
the truth because they are too cowardly to pay the personal financial cost.
So they blather on about how
rotten Obama is and the Culture of Death ad infinitum. They will say things
about Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi – things that are true by the way – but they
will never finish the thought; they will never say, “WHY ARE these people allowed
to continue on as though they are Catholics in good standing?”.
Every serious Catholic already
knows Obama is evil, the Culture of Death is winning, the homosexual agenda is
on the march everywhere. We already know that –stop telling us. Talk about WHY. Talk about HOW.
See, what they don’t tell you
is HOW and WHY of Obama getting elected: a majority of Catholics voted for him.
The WHY and HOW those conditions came to be in the Church where a majority of
Catholics happily go and vote for this agent of evil and all his henchmen.
What are the conditions in the
Church that have CAUSED this to be the case? This, they will NEVER BREATH A
WORD ABOUT because they are hypocrites. They KNOW beyond a doubt that there is
massive failing of faith on the part of leaders in the Church, but they won’t
touch THAT topic with a ten foot pole. They will happily hide behind such lofty
and noble sounding defenses like, “we don’t want to cause division and talking
about these things brings about division”.
The division is already there,
in spades. Over half of the nearly 70 million baptized Catholics in America
have divided themselves from the Church. To talk about that isn’t CAUSING
division; it’s trying to understand it so it can be solved.
But the Catholic media types
take their cues from many of the bishops who drank the Koolaid decades ago when
they were seminarians or baby priests of a vision of the Church where we are
all nice and friendly and never say anything challenging or offensive. Keep the machine
grinding along. Collect millions of dollars. And never say anything offensive.
These Catholic media
personalities and the people behind them know there has been a massive
infiltration of homosexual activists in the Church and chanceries and episcopate.
And they deliberately say nothing to you because they don’t want to fall out of
favor with bishops and cardinals which translates into a loss of income for
And more than that, they go
after reliable Catholics who tell you the whole truth, because these reliable
sources of information know that the only way to change evil is to expose it.