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
(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
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
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
Rather, God Have Mercy on U.S.! JMJ The culture of death. Many Americans, and rightfully so, point to abortion as the pinnacle of a culture of death, and they would be for the most part correct. We blame abortion for the beginning of woes that we are now facing and the even greater suffering yet … Continue reading God Bless America?
JMJ Rejoice! Move beyond passing moments fleeting fancies Experience Eternity The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand The Kingdom of Heaven is Now step out of time and into Love. Be still. … Continue reading Life is Beautiful!
JMJ Our Lord Jesus changed water into wine. Our modern age seems to be striving to change His wine into water. You will discover shortly this blog is to tackle a difficult subject that has plagued me for many years. I do not expect people to agree with my suggestions (I cannot call them conclusions … Continue reading Watering Down the Wine
JMJ This is a letter I wrote recently to a younger me who thought he knew everything. I write to you who thinks himself wiser than the ancients. I write to you who believes his understanding greater and deeper than the fathers of a thousand generations. I write to you who are wiser than the … Continue reading Science and the Enlightenment
JMJ Before I am misunderstood let me say this: Do Not Sin. To sin is never the objective of any Christian, yet, if you would be closer to God become a sinner. In other words, begin by realizing what is the condition of each and every person. Once we realize ourselves as sinners, we can … Continue reading If You Want to get Closer to God Become A Sinner
JMJ Jesus said: If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better to enter the Kingdom blind than to be cast into the everlasting flame where there is much weeping and gnashing of teeth. If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and … Continue reading Hyperbole? Methinks Not