If we comply with the corruption of this age, living according to its evil tenets and communicating it to others through our willing adherence to its errors, we might well live more comfortably: we might receive approbation from the powerful and attain to high status among a society gone awry, plagued by moral fragmentation. In the end, however, we will have lost everything that really matters.
Archives for August 2020
St. Augustine’s life provides us with an example of the sublime fruits of grace which Christ bestows upon those who fall in love with the Divine Teacher of Truth. In doing so, Augustine was drawn to the Catholic Church, the holy dwelling place in which the fullness of truth subsists through the ages.
From the Catechism: Christians of the first centuries said, “The world was created for the sake of the Church.” God created the world for the sake of communion with his divine life, a communion brought about by the “convocation” of men in Christ, and this “convocation” is the Church. The Church is the goal of all things.
Regina Cleri, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us. After Mass, the seminarians, deacons, priests and lay faithful all together raise their supplication to you, Queen of Heaven.
The Parable of the Marriage Feast, as the Ignatius Study Bible reminds us, is an “allegory of salvation history culminating” in the Lord Jesus. The king in the parable is God, who prepares a wedding feast for his beloved son.