Regarding a recent controversy, here is a video from Catholic writer Louis Verrecchio (about 11 minutes) to be aware of. Click here. It concerns an unprovoked attack from Church Militant TV against Traditional Catholic writers.
From Rorate Caeili: Stunning letter gives no reason, simply bans the Mass said daily for last three years at school for sake of "your own soul". Canon Law Centre: Bishop has "unlawfully restricted the rights of the faithful".
In the Third Secret of Fatima, Our Lady is warning us against apostasy. As Father Gruner explains, truth does not change. One of the greatest defenses against apostasy is to have a firm grasp of and adherence to the dogmatic definitions of the Catholic Faith.
St. Paul tells us that a love of the truth is foundational, as a necessary condition, to the spiritual life.
The seduction of error and sin, he says, gets all its power over souls from this one cause, that they do not
have a love of the truth:
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One of the more troubling features of contemporary life is the necessity to separate the ideal from the real on a more or less constant basis. It is a fatiguing exercise akin to telling yourself constantly not to believe your own eyes, except in most cases it is your own ears. Perhaps Thomas Merton summed the situation up best when he wrote that in our day, “Almost everything public is patently false.”
You may recall that the three child seers at Fatima — Lucy, Francisco and Jacinta — while tending their sheep would say prayers and sing religious songs. But at the tender ages of 9, 8 and 6 (one year before Our Lady’s first apparition), children being children, they wanted time to play.