Saturday, October 02, 2010

Symptom of the Virus: Archdiocese of Boston to close more parishes according to speculation

Christ describes frightening scenes for us. The last days preceding the second coming will be marked by a final trial which will shake the faith of many believers. Jesus asks: 'But when the Son of Man comes will he find any faith on earth?' (Lk 8: 28). This is a mysterious phrase but its immediate meaning cannot be eluded. Only a 'little flock' will persevere in the faith until the end, awaiting the Lord's coming. The greater part of mankind, including many believers, will have lost the faith. In another context Jesus adds to the eclipse of faith a cooling of charity. Indeed, it is not possible to lose one without losing the other.

Thus he describes the 'trials' of the end times: 'Many false prophets will arise; they will deceive many, and with the increase of lawlessness, love in most men will grow cold; but the man who stands firm to the end will be saved' (Mt 24: 11). Jesus situates the the end of the world in the context of great apostasy from the faith. The rejection of Christianity by many who had adhered to it will take place in a world where the Gospel of the Kingdom has been proclaimed to the ends of the earth (cf. Mt 24: 14). The coming of Christ as judge will take place in a context of betrayal. - Fr. Livio Fanzaga


BostonCollegeFreshman said...

The archdiocese is largely in ruins. The fruit of modernism: empty churches and a priest shortage. It is all sickening. Our Archbishop has abandoned us. He has delivered the faithful up to wolves.

Rory McGinn said...

This is off topic, but I'd like to draw your attention to a photo in Cardinal Sean's blog this week.It shows a Mass at Our Lady of Grace in Pepperell. Two girls, one in short shorts and flip-flops, the other in casual jeans, have been chosen to bring up the gifts. What does this tell you about the sense of reverence at that church? Didn't someone think to ask someone better attired to do the honors (and honor it is?) Do they have no sense of occasion? I have Protestant friends who would never participate in a service dressed for the beach or the mall.

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