Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Rock Of Truth

In the midst of these pounding waves of uncertainty stands a powerful Rock, the Catholic Church, a bastion and beacon of truth established by Christ to guide His people through the latter times, which began with Christ’s Ascension into Heaven. This, despite her painful scandals and fallible members. And yet, in some quarters, her preachers and teachers have fallen silent when it comes to dealing with our times: the tsunami of moral relativism, the attack on marriage and the family, the destruction of the unborn, rampant hedonism, and many other disturbing trends. The "end times," a subject frequently addressed in Scripture by Sts. Paul, Peter, James, John, Jude, and the Lord Himself, is barely ever mentioned from many pulpits. The four last things—Judgment, Purgatory, Heaven, Hell—have been grossly neglected for over a generation. The fruit of this silence—as we watch in real-time the crumbling of Christian civilization—is abundantly clear:

My people perish for want of knowledge! Hosea 4:6

This is all to say that the Holy Spirit is speaking to the Church. But why aren’t many bishops and priests speaking to the faithful on these matters? Why aren’t the faithful being helped to navigate, in a Catholic context, the growing discussion of "end times" in the main stream media?

Read more here: THE ROCK OF TRUTH

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