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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Saturday, November 13, 2004

A New Breed of Seminarian

After hearing of so many other Catholics' struggles with the state of the Catholic Church today, and with myself growing ever more impatient with the relativism, subjectivism, "I'll do it my way" liturgical attitudes, and refusals to accept the teaching authority of the Magisterium, I thought it might be nice to give us all a dose of encouragement.

This is an article that is from a couple of years ago (October 2000 I believe), that is a personal testimony from a seminarian who writes both in response to a personal attack on him for being "one of those self-styled conservatives", and to encourage others as to the renewal that is happening within the Church today, in the form of holy and orthodox seminarians.

I can attest to this new springtime of orthodoxy in the seminaries myself, as I attend a university with both a college and major Catholic seminary on campus. The witness of these men is inspiring to us all, and the transformation that is happening in seminaries all over is real

The Holy Spirit "blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes" (John 3:8) and, in spite of everything, is clearly living and moving in the Church today.

+ Praised be Jesus Christ - Now and Forever!

"A New Breed of Seminarians"


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