Article for Catholic365---hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Several years have past since I last shared some opinions. Although now I don't think the action is any longer called 'sharing opinions' instead the world has dictated that it is now 'influencing'
I guess I'm an influencer?
While much has changed in the world---AND THE CHURCH---somethings still remain unchanged, namely the spiritual quest. Sure, some new enticing things are out there--seeking to bring solace and peace and fulfillment--IN THIS WORLD.
I haven't regularly posted for many years. Burnout or depression or hopelessness or just feeling that what I had to share really didn't make any difference--all of this I'm sure contributed to my decision to stop writing. I guess I was 'interrupted' by none other than myself.
So, as I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted (by myself)--I believe that while the world has been throwing quite a few curve balls and downright demonic crap our way---that now is the time to speak, to write, and to take a stand for what is honest and right and truthful.
Agenda's are everywhere. The world is 'woke'.
Well reader, here is my agenda--prayer, scripture, fasting, rosary, confession. There you have it, nothing hidden. The following entries will meander through that agenda hopefully inviting you deeper into the spiritual quest.
May God bless this endeavor.
St. Michael pray for us.
Monday, February 9, 2015
We have been blessed with four very different bishops, each bringing their own personalities and talents to the job - one was a big city priest and bishop called to the "country" ... one was an inner city pastor who came as a father figure ... one came as an administrator and was often misunderstood ... and one came with a diplomatic background. I realize this is over simplistic, but that is my observation.
Sounds as if the diocese, barring any inspiration, is on the path to geographic division and 're-allocation'--i.e. spilt up and given to neighboring dioceses. After all isn't that what the current corporate movement and model of church dictates? 1. merge schools, 2 merge parishes, 3 merge diocese. It is a linear progression that is dictated by many factors. Sometimes those socio-economic factors are contained as in some rural communities. However, when a cathedral is described as being empty--well that is indicative of something much greater and this is not the moment to speculate. Because speculation really does nothing.
Suffice it to say that Fr. Len describes and empty church--how sad...how vanilla.
Fr. Len labels his blog with 'What Do We Need?'
I would venture to say... True Inspiration.