Blessed Are The Poor

JMJ People. Refugees are people. The poor are people. the hungry are people. "Illegal aliens" are people. Undocumented immigrants are people. Words like "refugee, poor, hungry, illegal (as if a person by nature of standing on the Earth may be deemed "illegal"), undocumented" are statements of under which these souls live, not an identification of … Continue reading Blessed Are The Poor

Robin Hood, the Mary Men, & the Maids Marian

JMJ The infighting between so called conservative and liberal Catholics must stop. Traditional Latin Mass and Novus Ordo must come together as one Church. The Mass said in Latin, English, Spanish, Polish, German, Chinese, French, Swahili, Japanese. . .is the Mass. We are Catholics and we, at this time in History, have greater threats to … Continue reading Robin Hood, the Mary Men, & the Maids Marian

The Dream of America

JMJ America is a nation founded on principles we have yet to realize. Our Constitution, the noble words that make it up were written by imperfect men who knew the world could be a better place but failed in execution. The coming of age of our Republic and the flowering of the ideas that define … Continue reading The Dream of America

Liberal Rhetoric Precipitates Attacks on Catholics

(Letter to the Editor: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Bozeman, Montana, 25 July 2020) JMJ Recently, hateful rhetoric of extremist groups, citing systemic injustices against minorities as pretext to transcend the law and attack anything contrary to their own world view, has precipitated a spate of attacks on the Catholic Church. Justifying their intolerance of alternative views … Continue reading Liberal Rhetoric Precipitates Attacks on Catholics

The Promise: What Profit a Man?

JMJ I will restore our great nation, these United States, to its former glory and bring honor back to the Office of President.I will guarantee free healthcare to all citizens.I will give government jobs to all who desire them.I will bring home our soldiers and end all wars.I will reform public schools, institute free college, … Continue reading The Promise: What Profit a Man?

Spiritual combat? Yes. But Where is the Battle?

JMJ There is much talk today of spiritual combat and things such as prayer warriors. I do not dispute the basic principle of this, but I must ask: Where is the battle? There is no real battle. Only the question: Which side are you on? A battle implies an unknown outcome. A battle suggests a struggle … Continue reading Spiritual combat? Yes. But Where is the Battle?

Those Things in Which We Delight

JMJ Aaah, Lent. Time to take stock. Time to stop, pause, and perhaps indulge ourselves in a bit of. . .honesty. I am not predisposed to the morbid or licentious descriptive writing so I will use gossip as my primary example on this brief discussion on vice and sin. It does not take much imagination … Continue reading Those Things in Which We Delight

Etiquette or Hypocrisy?

JMJ I have often been accused of being "formal" in my dealings with people who are close to me. This is most likely true and I offer no defense. Such formality seems to place those who are close to us at a distance and may even seem "cold" and "reserved." By this accusation, I am … Continue reading Etiquette or Hypocrisy?

It’s All Relative

JMJ Or is it? Today, many in the Church, who count themselves among the pious, speak of the evil of moral relativism. Okay. I agree, that without an objective moral truth, which suggests a supreme lawgiver, all morality is relative. Ethics and morality then become a personal set of values pursued under the false salvific … Continue reading It’s All Relative

Once Saved, Twice Saved and Saved Again and Again

JMJ Beware of those who say: All you need do is accept Jesus into your heart and you this once being saved, will always be saved. It simply isn't so. They will quote scripture out of context. What is the context? The context is the Good News of Our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ. They … Continue reading Once Saved, Twice Saved and Saved Again and Again