My old friend Michael Matt of The Remnant gave a rousing pro-family talk in London recently. You might want to tune in.
And, take note of the spiffy title!
Along the way Michael reminds the listeners that Card. Caffara (one of the Five Dubia Cardinals) had received a note from Sr. Lucia saying:
“A time will come when the decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family.”
Matt used a title which rings familiar around these electronic pages. A long-time assertion here is “Save The Liturgy, Save The World”. Matt’s title and my slogan do not contradict each other. They compliment each other.
The family is the basic natural unit created by God as the foundation of all human society. Composed of images of God in relation to each other, the family reflects the love of the Persons of the Trinity. When sanctified by the sacraments, Holy Church calls the family the “domestic Church”. The greatest of all the sacraments, about which all the others revolve, is the Eucharist. The Eucharist is known as the “source and summit” of our identity. Both the Blessed Sacrament Itself and Its celebration which is Holy Mass, and the liturgies which flow logically from this source and summit, must be our starting point and our goal in all our endeavors. Our liturgical choices shape our families. Ergo…