Sunday, January 14, 2018

How the Devil Uses Religion

  Only a sliver of a fraction of people are attracted to evil for evil’s sake. The rest are fooled. Cunning is the devil’s game.
It is in the murky margins outside of religion where religious folks, or those who are “just spiritual,” imagine they are following a greater god. Every rebellion against the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church is done under cover of improvement. It doesn't work that way. I’m not saying non-Catholic religions are evil; I’m saying evil is alway afoot when rejecting truth.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Torn Between Two Loves



I first met Kim Heilman as the newly married, Mrs. Heilman, Old Testament religion teacher at St. Mary’s High School in Bismarck.  She had a BA in Art History and English literature and an MA in Catholic studies and had lived through cultural relativism, coming out on the other end embracing her Catholic faith. It was a journey, however, in which she had to break off an engagement and cling to Catholic teachings no matter the cost.
This is about Kim Heilman’s choice. I am condensing her story here, which first appeared in Amazing Grace for Families book. You can read her first-person account at her new blog: Musings from the Home.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

A Word from Humility Experts


         It seems that the dumbest mistakes occur on the heels of pride. Humility and obedience to God’s Church, with over 2,000 years of getting it right, are the way to go. We avoid a lot of buffoonery this way. There are times that people think we are fools because of our values, but we know the company we keep. Better to be a fool for Christ than for the world.