In this simple PODCAzT, we will pry open St. Augustine’s sermon to newly baptized Catholics.
He talks to them about the hardships they will face in remaining faithful under the onslaught of temptations presented by the unfaithful.
In s. 376A Augustine is preaching on this very Sunday, the Sunday after Easter – Dominica in albis – Low Sunday – Divine Mercy Sunday.
The newly baptized are gathered in the church in their white robes, which they will now put off as full members in the Church.
The old bishop explains that they will face challenges in remaining faithful. Others, who say they are just as faithful as they are – but aren’t – will as tools of the devil try to lead them astray. They must be on guard.
This sermon reminded me of the problem we face today with those who say they are Catholic and yet scandalously promote anti-Catholic policies. I have in mind pro-abortion Catholic politicians and institutions such as the University of Notre Dame.
I read the sermon in English, and – because it isn’t too long – in Latin with my own comments and digressions before and after.http://www.wdtpr