Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Go Proselytizers!

The Sons of Thunder

The Bear's cubs make him proud but two of them -- they're 25, but they'll always be cubs -- make him especially proud. One is still in Mr. Lincoln's Army, as the Bear calls it (being a proper southern gentlebear), and the other did his tour in Afghanistan with the parachute infantry and is back (Deo gratias!). These twins -- the Bear's own Boanerges -- are hard-identity Catholics who aren't afraid to proselytize. They each have their special projects. A prayer for the efforts of Michael Timothy and Arthur Chesterton would be appreciated.

"No proselytizing? What's that? I'm afraid I can't hear you over my guardian angel."


  1. Good men your young "cubs" are. IMHO the Church can use all the proselytizers it can muster.

  2. Thanks, Terry. I couldn't be prouder of them. The best thing a father can experience is to have kids better than he is.

  3. Good for them!

    I truly do not understand - since the Catholic Church is the body of Christ, and has the sacraments that unite us with him, how could we not desire everyone to enter it in joy? And yet the Boston Globe reports, here, that Pope Francis advised his friend Tony Palmer not to convert. Why would you deprive someone of such great gifts?

  4. Doesnt surprise me. In Franciscan theology the Church and sects are less important than a personal relationship with Jesus. To want someone to convert is to imply there is something wrong with their faith. This matters. One of my sons got this thrown up in his face. It is NOT a Catholic position. The Pope wants to teach these strange ideas. He should resign first. The papacy is not his personal hobby horse.

  5. I believe in having a personal relationship with Our Lord. I was Evangelical. I've always felt.that becoming Catholic was not renouncing what I had, but adding so much more. But as a Catholic - how could anyone who believes in the Eucharist not desire everyone to receive it (in a state of grace, of course)? This latest hurt me more than anything before.


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