Monday, March 31, 2014

 

Fr. Matthew Kauth

My good friend Fr. Kauth from Charlotte NC is embroiled in a huge fracas because of teaching JPII’s Theology of the Body in a Catholic High School. He is the chaplain at the high school. He invited a Dominican Sister to give a speech. She has a doctorate in theology. In the course of her speech she criticized homosexuality and the sky began to fall.

Below is an article in on CatholicCulture.org. I hope it gets national attention and authentic Catholics rise up to support Fr. Kauth and Sr. Jane Dominic. 

Some parents and students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools are outraged after a Nashville Dominican nun who holds a doctorate in theology criticized homosexuality in a presentation to students, according to the Charlotte Observer.

“We the students of Charlotte Catholic High School would like to issue a formal complaint regarding Sr. Jane Dominic [Laurel]’s speech,” according to an online petition. “We believe  ame sex couples have the ability to raise happy, well-adjusted and successful children … We believe that homosexual couples are capable of monogamy. As rational people, we know that most homosexual people lead healthy, normal and productive lives like their heterosexual counterparts.”

Sr. Jane Dominic PhD

An alternate petition states that “we the students of Charlotte Catholic High School, acting on our Catholic beliefs, are declaring a formal objection towards all those who do not accept Sister Jane Dominic’s lecture … We are outraged that the topics talked about are being debated within a community where the shared faith teaches us what truly is holy and that anyone would stand up against a nun, who has given her life for the Lord, and blatantly deny God’s teachings.”

Bishop Peter Jugis will attend a meeting with parents and students on April 2.

A friend who knows Fr. Kauth well wrote: “I’m hoping that this ‘lancing of the sore’ as Fr. Winslow  said, will bring healing and true Catholic teaching back into the classrooms of our Catholic schools.  I think that this may be the beginning of that and it’s taking place here in Charlotte.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up on the national news. Please pray to help bring healing.”

Favorite TV shows that promote gays in a very favorable light

Steve here: I am not surprised by this. Homosexuality will become the hot button that will bring much persecution to Christians who dare to speak the truth about homosexuality and the gay agenda. TV, the media and news have been actively promoting the gay lifestyle for a decade or more and the ugly fruit is now falling from the tree.

In a few years it won’t be petitions that are passed around; rather, the good Sister will be arrested and imprisoned for “hate speech.” The problem is that too many Catholics are not primarily Catholic – but are living as indoctrinated by the secular society.

GK Chesterton wrote, “Catholicism is the only thing that saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his time.

Boy if that isn’t the truth today. I am glad I’m a Catholic. I refuse to be seduced by the world or the fads that others chase. God bless us all – especially our heroic priests and sisters and deacons and all lay people who speak fearlessly for the truth. Pray for Fr. Kauth and Sister Jane Dominic – and our Church and families.

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Two things struck me today as I am feverishly writing the script for our upcoming Abraham DVD (Footprints of God series).

Jews sent into exile in Babylon in Mesopotamia

First, when God punished the Jews by sending them into exile in Babylon it was the ultimate punishment and insult. Babylon was the site of Bable and the confusion of languages. It was also in Mesopotamia, the homeland of their forefather Abraham. He was a pagan in a pagan land until the God of Glory called him and brought him to the promised land – Israel.

But the Jews rebelled against God and served pagan gods like the nations around them. So God sent them back to Square One, to Babylon where their forefather Abraham originally came from. They were sent as exiles back to their pagan beginning.

It was like God saying, “OK, you want to be pagans and worship false gods, then go back to your ancestors, lose your land and your blessings I promise to Abraham when HE lived in Mesopotamia– when he abandoned the foreign gods and chose to follow me. We will start over again.”

Very interesting thing to meditate on. 

Even though the tent is transitory, the altar of God remains permanently

Second, there is a contrast between tent pegs and altars in the story of Abraham and the patriarchs. Here is how I am wording it in the script (to be shot at Bethel in Israel in June):

“Abram pitched his tent somewhere here. The patriarchs lived in temporary shelters—they never built houses. Tents were dismantled; stakes were pulled up and they were again on the move.  Abram was a pilgrim and a model for us. We know our life on this earth is temporary. We are not citizens here— we are travelers too, awaiting our true citizenship in heaven.

“But the altar is permanent. The altar is not dismantled. The altar represents the permanence of God. When the tent comes down and moves, the altar still stands. Though our journey through this live is temporary God and the altars remain firm and steadfast. They are always there and we can always return to them.”

Pray for me as I work every free minute to get this script prepared for filming in June when we go with our filming crew to Israel and the Palestinian territories and also Turkey to get the footage for this video. Thanks.

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