Following the last post, I thought this would be appropriate. The last post has a link to a few words spoken by Professor Plinio of the TFP on the importance of taking up our cross and following Him Who died upon it.
This post has a talk by Bishop Fulton Sheen on the Fourth Greatest Crisis in the Church. My - what could that be? Bishop Sheen died in 1979. This talk is very real for today so many years later.
In the society and in today's modernized Catholic Church taken over by infiltrators, we are told to look for peace and to be nice people. Bishop Sheen says that being nice (being tolerant and meeting people where they are and accepting them there) is not the way to true and lasting peace. He mentions Chapter 11 of Matthew as follows:
(12)And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear it away.  For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John:  And if you will receive it, he is Elias that is to come.  He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
 "Suffereth violence": It is not to be obtained but by main force, by using violence upon ourselves, by mortification and penance, and resisting our perverse inclinations.
 "He is Elias": Not in person, but in spirit. St. Luke 1. 17.
Here is the link to the talk by Bishop Sheen - Enjoy and please meditate upon its wisdom - God bless!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!