Monday Morning Brain Jumpstart: some good reading

There are some great reads available today.

Try these.

  • Peter Kwasniewski at NLM: The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Liturgical Wisdom
  • Nathaniel Peters at Public Discourse: The Rise of the Nones (This one is important.)
  • Jonathan B. Coe at Crisis: God Wants a Repentant Church, Not a Relevant Church (shreds prominent libs)
  • Loye Young at Catholic Stand (an oldie): Withholding Tithes from the Church is Heretical (The writer posted this link in the combox under the entry about withholding money HERE.

On that last issue, the writer brings in some relevant declarations of Councils, etc.  I think there is more to be said on the question, but his piece is a good starting point.

Meanwhile, the malice continues from the catholic Left…

This is, one the face of it, scandalous. As a matter of fact, it drew forth this response.

Also, as seen on Twitter.

More from Twitter… what Fishwrap is celebrating! Anyone surprised? This is not reporting news. This is approval and envy.

On a different note, do you subscribe to Brant Pitre’s explanations of the Novus Ordo Sunday readings? He is very good. I warmly suggest his work.

Today I heard his explanation of “Will Only A Few Be Saved?” for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C.

This is as thorough a dismantling of the notion that no one is in Hell as I have ever heard, founded on Scripture and the living tradition of the Church (Patristics – Augustine). A certain Catholic commentator might review Pitre’s presentation. And it also makes a strong case for the urgency of evangelization, for inviting CONVERSION to Catholicism, to the only Church which Christ founded. HERE

May I add that it is emblematic of the confusion of our day to see, on the same page, the trashy provocations of Beans and the terrific, edifying explanation of Dr. Pitre?

I recommend to my fellow priests, especially, A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament by John Bergsma and Brant Pitre published by Ignatius Press.


Also, check out Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper


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