LENTCAzT 2018 36 – Wednesday – 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: It’s madness!

Today is Wednesday in the 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide.  The Roman Station S. Marcello al Corso.

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The late and lamented Fr Thomas Dubay teaches us today about our Christian madness in his outstanding book Authenticity: A Biblical Theology of Discernment.   There’s a lot of goofy talk about “discernment” these days.  Dubay always cuts through the fog.


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3 Responses to LENTCAzT 2018 36 – Wednesday – 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: It’s madness!

  1. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father!

  2. grateful says:

    About the non-christian madness: (from article by Fr. John A. Perricone)
    “Andrew Sullivan is hardly a credible source for the hearty Catholics who read these pages, carrying all the bona fides of the secularist Left. However, a recent piece of his presented a compelling taxonomy of our circumstance through the lens of the opioid crisis:

    It is a story of pain and the search for an end to it. It is a story of how the most ancient painkiller known to humanity has emerged to numb the agonies of the world’s most highly evolved liberal democracy. Just as LSD helps to explain the 1960’s, cocaine the 1980’s, and crack the 1990’s, so opium defines this new era. I say era, because the trend will, in all probability, last a very long time. The scale and darkness of this phenomenon is a sign of a civilization in a more acute crisis than we knew, a nation overwhelmed by a warp-speed, post-industrial world, a culture yearning to give up, indifferent to life and death, enraptured by withdrawal and nothingness. America, having pioneered the modern way of life, is now in the midst of trying to escape it.”