Posted by: frroberts | June 24, 2017

Mass Intentions Update

Thank you for all of the Mass intentions I have received!  I will publish my intentions on this website every Friday for the upcoming week.

I will be out of my parish assignment working on academics from September 18 to November 3.  During that time I will not have an assignment and thus no Mass intentions starting on Sept. 28 and running until Nov. 3 (except for Oct. 16th to 23rd, when I will be helping out in a parish).

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If you would like to have me celebrate Mass for your intention on those dates, please let me know by writing me at 1204 North Armstrong, Kokomo, IN 46901 specifying your intention and preferred dates (Oct. 16-23 are already taken).  The customary offering for a Mass intention in the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana is $10.  If sending a check, please make it payable to Christopher Roberts.

Posted by: frroberts | June 24, 2017

SermonCast: Christ has risen, we have nothing to fear!

Posted by: frroberts | June 22, 2017

Spiritual Thought for the day

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“By emptying themselves of the passions, they lay hold of the divine to the same degree to which, deliberately emptying Himself of His own sublime glory, the Word of God truly became man.

Maximus the Confesssor, On the Lord’s Prayer

Posted by: frroberts | June 22, 2017

Disturbing

Full source.

MUNCIE, Ind. – A Muncie man accused of threatening to kill shoppers at the northside Goodwill store unless they converted to Islam made his first court appearance on Wednesday.

It could also prove to be his final court appearance, at least in Delaware County.

Khalid Sulaiman Bilal, 24 – whose local address was at the Scheidler Apartments complex, owned by Ball State University, along North Tillotson Avenue – is charged with 15 crimes stemming from the March 25 incident at the Goodwill store at 5035 W. Hesler Blvd.

The former Ball State student had been detained at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital until his transfer to the Delaware County jail on Tuesday…

He is charged with battering and choking a store clerk, telling her he would kill her if she did not convert to Islam, and attacking police officers who tried to detain him, as he repeatedly shouted, “Allahu Akbar.”…

Posted by: frroberts | June 20, 2017

What I am reading now

Davis, The First Seven Ecumenical Councils.

Williams, Arius: Heresy and Tradition.

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Posted by: frroberts | June 19, 2017

Special Latin Mass

When: Friday, June 23, 6:30pm

Where: St. Mary, Union City, Indiana

Posted by: frroberts | June 18, 2017

UPDATED! Request for Mass intentions

I will be out of my parish assignment working on academics from June 24 to July 28, and from September 18 to November 3.  During that time I will not have an assignment and thus no Mass intentions (except for Oct. 16th to 23rd, when I will be helping out in a parish).

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If you would like to have me celebrate Mass for your intention on those dates, please let me know by writing me at 425 W. Hickory St., Union City, Indiana 47390 before June 24, specifying your intention and preferred dates (Oct. 16-23 are already taken).  The customary offering for a Mass intention in the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana is $10.  If sending a check, please make it payable to Christopher Roberts.

Posted by: frroberts | June 18, 2017

Sermoncast: Not by bread alone

Posted by: frroberts | June 17, 2017

Spiritual Thought for the Day

Let us keep one another in mind, always ready with incitements to charity and to acts of piety, not abandoning, as some do, our common assembly, but encouraging one another; all the more, as you see the great day drawing nearer. If we go on sinning wilfully, when once the full knowledge of the truth has been granted to us, we have no further sacrifice for sin to look forward to; nothing but a terrible expectation of judgement, a fire that will eagerly consume the rebellious.

Hebrews 10:24-27

Posted by: frroberts | June 16, 2017

Spiritual thought for the day

“In his will is our peace.”

Posted by: frroberts | June 13, 2017

Did Jesus have brothers?

Posted by: frroberts | June 11, 2017

Blessed Paul VI’s four prophecies of 1968

First Prophecy

The Pope first noted that the widespread use of contraception would “lead to conjugal infidelity and the general lowering of morality.”

Second Prophecy

Paul VI also argued that “the man” will lose respect for “the woman” and “no longer (care) for her physical and psychological equilibrium” and will come to “the point of considering her as a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment, and no longer as his respected and beloved companion.”

Third Prophecy 

Paul VI also observed that the widespread acceptance of contraception would place a “dangerous weapon…in the hands of those public authorities who take no heed of moral exigencies.” The history of the family planning programs in the Third World is a sobering testimony to this reality.

Fourth Prophecy 

The final warning Paul VI gave about contraception is that it would lead man to think that he had limitless dominion over his own body. Again, the Pope did not specify what he had in mind, but his worry seems well-grounded. – Paul VI as Prophet, Janet Smith

Posted by: frroberts | June 10, 2017

Thought for the day

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“A time will come when the decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family. And those who will work for the good of the family will experience persecution and tribulation. But do not be afraid, because Our Lady has already crushed his head.”

Sr. Lucia dos Santos, Fatima visionary

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Posted by: frroberts | June 10, 2017

Europe: small families equal demographic suicide

George Weigel has a chilling article at the First Things website.  Here are some highlights (for the entire article, click here):

(1) Europe is committing demographic suicide, systematically depopulating itself in what British historian Niall Ferguson has called “the greatest sustained reduction in European population since the Black Death in the fourteenth century.”

(2) This unwillingness to create the future in the most elemental sense, by creating new generations, is at the root of many of Europe’s problems, including its difficulties assimilating immigrants and its fiscal distress.

(3) When an entire continent—healthier, wealthier, and more secure than ever before—deliberately chooses sterility, the most basic cause for that must lie in the realm of the human spirit, in a certain souring about the very mystery of being.

…all the European members of… the G7—are without children: German’s Angela Merkel, Great Britain’s Theresa May, Italy’s Paolo Gentiloni, and France’s Emmanuel Macron. Add to the mix the childless Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte and the childless prime minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, and something quite striking comes into focus: Of the six founding members of what has evolved into the European Union, five are now led by childless prime ministers or presidents, a situation that would have been unimaginable to one of the founders of modern “Europe,” Konrad Adenauer, who was the father of eight.

A culture that does not reproduce at replacement rate, roughly 2.3 per woman, is doomed to destruction.  The birth rate in the US is 1.86 per woman.

Italy 1.39

Spain 1.27

Ireland 1.96

United Kingdom 1.83

France 1.99

Germany 1.39

Austria 1.44

Poland 1.29

Greece 1.30

Saudi Arabia 2.76

Guatemala 3.21

India 2.43

Iraq 4.57

Israel 3.08

Nigeria 5.65

Kenya 4.33

Bolivia 2.97

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: frroberts | June 10, 2017

Appeal for Mass intentions

I will be out of my parish assignment working on academics from June 29 to July 29, and from September 18 to November 3.  During that time I will not have an assignment and thus no Mass intentions (except for July 15-16 and July 22-23, when I will be helping out in a parish).

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If you would like to have me celebrate Mass for your intention on those dates, please let me know by writing me at 425 W. Hickory St., Union City, Indiana 47390 before June 24, specifying your intention and preferred dates (July 3-7 are already taken).  The customary offering for a Mass intention in the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana is $10.  If sending a check, please make it payable to Christopher Roberts.

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