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Turning the Tide - Upholding the Staff

Another post in my Turning the Tide series for Vericast.

When I chose the title Turning the Tide for my series this was the scripture that I was thinking about. The term itself does not appear in the scripture, but it’s what happened. When Moses held up the staff the tide of battle turned in favor of the Israelites. When Moses lowered his hands the tide of battle turned in favor of the enemy. Often it feels like we are on the battlefield battling our little hearts out and that the enemy is having the better of the fight. It seems that our government is bit by bit hemming us in so that we can no longer live, proclaim and share our faith. It seems like evil can boldly show its face and no one blinks an eye. Within the Church it seems that we are at odds with each other. It seems that many are at odds with the clergy and the magisterium. Both faithful and clergy are, at times, at odds with Church teaching.  It does not seem that we have the better of the fight. The fight seems to have th…

Got No Time for a Hand Me Down World

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Guess who I am using for my inspiration today? The Guess Who, that’s who. And if you know the Guess Who then you know from my title that I’ll be working with two songs from the playlist.
Anybody here see the noise, see the fear and commotion? I think we missed it Anybody here see the love, see the hate being motioned?
Anybody here see the noise, see the fear and commotion that is surrounding the Synod on the Family? If you are following the media and the bloggers it is hard to miss it. There is noise, there is commotion but most of all there is fear. The extreme progressive side is afraid that the Church is going to tell us to put a muzzle on our sex lives. The extreme radical traditionalists are afraid that the Church won’t tell us to put a muzzle on our sex lives, thus leading us into apostasy. Those in the middle are being encouraged to perceive the Church as a completely human institution, a government just like any other government. By the people, for the people…all about the people.…

Turning The Tide - Taking A Stand

This is the second installment of the series, "Turning The Tide" that I am writing for the Vericast Network. Here is the link

http://www.vericast.net/blog/2014/10/08/turning-tide-taking-stand/