“Too Busy To Pray”, Too Busy to Pray? Practical Answers for Busy People.
Host: Kathy Sinnott with guest Fr. Philip Kemmy. Donegal priest Fr. Phillip Kemmy has a practical message about how put GOD first in our busy lives. June 15th, 2019. (found at http://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/audio_radio.asp#~CJ)
I started with this great little talk on Prayer, but this is still “Trinity Sunday”, the first Sunday after Pentecost. Trinity Sunday, officially called “The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity,” is one of the few celebrations of the Christian Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than a person or event. And this is right and good. the Trinity is the ultimate foundation of our Faith … this mystery is the mystery from which all the other mysteries spring.
On Trinity Sunday, Christians remember and honor the eternal God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Trinity Sunday is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost, and lasts only one day, which is symbolic of the unity of the Trinity.
Eastern Churches have no tradition of Trinity Sunday, arguing that they celebrate the Trinity every Sunday. Westerners also commemorate the Trinity at every Eucharist, although they set aside a special feast day for the purpose as well. And this is right and good.
The Church has been celebrating the Trinity in its life and worship since the earliest days of the Church, as evidenced by the Trinitarian baptismal formula. The earliest known liturgies (including that contained in the Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus include many references to the persons of the Trinity, including prayers that end with Trinitarian doxologies.
Nonetheless, there was no general feast of the Trinity in the early Church. Over time, dioceses and churches began celebrating feasts of the Trinity locally, perhaps in response to Arianism.
Early dates of the localized feasts include the first Sunday after Pentecost, or the first Sunday before Advent. Both placements have symbolic value. The post-Pentecost date celebrates the Trinity as the final celebration of the Church Year, after Christ’s resurrection, ascension, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Ultimately, Trinitarianism posits a dynamic God, whose ultimate nature is beyond human conception, yet who voluntarily operates within the created world. Trinitarianism also shows a loving God that is willing to become as we are so that we may become like Him.
The implications of believing in Arius’ God, a God unwilling to involve himself in our redemption, but who instead sent an angel of the highest order, did not escape the earliest Christians. As St. Athanasius was fond of saying “that which has not been assumed has not been redeemed,” meaning that unless God truly became completely human, we could not be fully redeemed, because only God Himself is capable of truly redeeming humanity; an angel does not have this ability.
Thus, the Trinity is not about Greek philosophy or pointless metaphysical speculation, but about the heart of our salvation. For more information, please check out The Nicene Creed: Ancient Symbol of the Catholic Faith.
But in the world, “This World” of the Father of Lies, what are we fed from every media source every day? The state of affairs in the bureaucracy of the Catholic Church, the “Curia” as they are sometimes called, leaves much to be desired if current media efforts are to be believed … but … most media efforts are well known, in truth, to be on the wrong side of history.
An example I think of is the popular 1981 movie “Reds”, with Warren Beatty. Reds is a 1981 American epic historical drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Warren Beatty. The picture centers on the life and career of John Reed, the journalist and writer who chronicled the Russian Revolution in his book ” Ten Days that Shook The World“. Beatty stars in the lead role alongside Diane Keaton as Louise Bryant and Jack Nicholson as Eugene O’Neill. All of the above personages are iconic idols in the pantheon of the Left, the progressive culture of death.
On the other side, opposite the media narrative, we have seen in the 20th century the most epic serial of mass murder, death, and destruction in the entire history of the world. More death coming out of left wing progressive socialism than all the rest of history put together.
The 21st century is looking like more of the same only worse. Wrong side of history indeed, and it has only gotten more egregiously evil in the two and a half decades since “Reds” came out in 1981, part of full court press by the progressives to enshrine the culture of death in our society.
The Father of Lies is so proud, and pride is his favorite sin … and self worship is the epitome of pride. If the truth is unpalatable why spoil a good story … just lie, the “low information voter” will never know the difference, just call it “Choice”. And of course that is exactly what it is … our choice … we choose Hell. GOD doesn’t “send” anyone to Hell … we choose it, every day and in every way, we choose death or life because of “Interest”.
Now, two and a half decades later, we have 125,000 murders a day of the most helpless and innocent people in our society. They don’t mention any of that in “Social”, the great lie at the heart of the Progressive Indoctrination Camps we call “Schools”. Anyway, evil is still evil, even if all the world says it is good. Good is still good, even if no one is good.
- I believe that every human being is a unique and unrepeatable gift of God, made in His image and likeness, in order to know, love and serve Him in this life, and to be happy with him forever in Heaven.
- I believe that every human life begins at the moment of conception and lasts until natural death.
- I believe that all people are endowed by their Creator with the inalienable right to life, for, without the right to life, no other individual rights are possible.
- I believe that abortion is nothing less than depriving an innocent person of their life, their most basic human right, and therefore, that abortion is gravely evil and never permissible, even in the cases of rape or incest.
- I believe that assisted suicide and euthanasia should never be condoned. Instead, dying patients who request euthanasia should receive loving care, spiritual support, and appropriate remedies for pain so that they can live with dignity until the moment of natural death.
- I believe in mercy and compassion for all who have been impacted by the effects of abortion and for all who are confused and frightened in today’s culture of death.
Of course, your mileage may vary, but the lines are clearly drawn and all euphemisms aside, murder of the innocent because of their location is still murder and a crime, an atrocity, which cries out to heaven.
For 2 millennia the world has tried to destroy Jesus Christ and His church.
“The Catholic Church is an institution I am bound to hold divine—but for unbelievers a proof of its divinity might be found in the fact that no merely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted a fortnight.”
-Hilaire Belloc (27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953))
and so on and so forth on down to the present day, world without end. Amen.