Veteran Hollywood actor and practicing Catholic Mark Wahlberg’s new movie, “Father Stu,” has been garnering a great deal of press. The film is about a hard-drinking, hard-living man who has a change of heart, gets right with God, and goes on to do good work in his community and beyond.
Now, making a movie about a faith-filled Catholic priest is, in theory, a wonderful thing to do. Regardless of its cinematic merits, or lack thereof, the fact that “Father Stu” was funded by the lead actor himself, Mark Wahlberg, indicates that Wahlberg wanted to convey a Catholic message to as wide an audience as possible. A big-ticket movie potentially reaches hundreds of millions, even billions of people worldwide. By portraying a Catholic priest in (what Wahlberg must have thought, at least, to be) a positive light, Wahlberg was surely trying to proselytize at least as much as he was just trying to make a movie. “Father Stu,” therefore, can be read as an act of outreach, a way of spreading the Gospel in a world often hostile to Jesus and His Church.
Lawfulness seems to be the driving force behind the military’s mandate to receive the COVID-1984 vaccine. It is not a vaccine to fight off the SARS-CoV-2/Coronavirus. Neither is it a vaccine developed to target the perpetual variants of this, statistically speaking, nonlethal virus, concerning the military’s healthy, “unvaccinated”, service members. Yet, the leaders of these healthy service members, the healthy soldiers between the ages of 18-85 whom face a less than 1% death rate from the hystericized virus, have deemed it necessary to mandate the unsafe and inefficient COVID-1984 vaccination. Mandated against its service members who do not consent to be experimented upon, and who prefer to develop a safer, and more efficient, natural immunity, through their God given immune system. The same immune system that every vaccine depends upon for its fraudulent claims of efficacy. The consequences for disobeying an immoral lawful order have caused many intimidated soldiers to follow the footsteps of the old Adam.
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On December 26, 1957, Fr. Augustin Fuentes (postulator for the causes of beatification of the Fatima seers, Francisco and Jacinta) interviewed Sister Lucia, the eldest Fatima seer. As Fr. Karl Stehlin describes in his Fatima: The Great Secret of Fatima (volume III), the progressive authorities in Rome soon thereafter sought to discredit Fr. Fuentes and his interview, which should give us some indication of its importance today:
“Why then such a strong reaction to this text? First, this text placed Sister Lucia among the prophets of doom whom John XXIII condemned in his speech at the opening of the council. The Pope, therefore, must not have liked what she was saying. Regardless . . . Sr. Lucia revealed certain details of the Third Secret in this interview.”
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“Nothing is done in the world that does not relate to our Lord; it is either for Him or against Him, with Him or without Him. Our Lord is the key to the solution of all the problems. There are none here below that are indifferent to our Lord. Men try in vain to work without reference to our Lord, but it is impossible because our Lord is everywhere. He created everything; therefore everything is in His hands. Everything belongs to Him, nothing is outside of Him. Men seek to evade Him, but they cannot because everything is His.”
“[R]elativism … allowing oneself to be carried away with every wind of doctrine, seems to be the only attitude that is fashionable. A dictatorship of relativism is being constituted that recognizes nothing as absolute and … only leaves the ‘I’ and its whims as the ultimate measure.” (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, homily at Mass before the conclave that elected him as Pope Benedict XVI.) (Emphasis added)
When Our Lady said to the three young children at Fatima, Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia, “Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much,” I have always thought that there must be something more being warned about than mere articles of clothing. After all, wouldn’t Mary be warning us of major evils to come should we continue on our way of debauchery and sin? And as bad as immodest clothing items are, there were other far worse evils occurring.
Twenty years ago, a saintly friend of mine who lived in France and who has since gone to his eternal reward, recommended that I take a group of Chartres pilgrims to the tomb of Saint Mary Magdalene in the South of France.
His name was Arnaud de Lassus, and I can still remember his arthritic finger tracing a line on a map (yes, a paper map) from Chartres to La Salette and all the way down to a place called Saint-Baume. “Go here,” he said, “you will never regret it.”