Marcus Grodi has a ministry to bring others to the Catholic Faith including preachers and ministers of various denominations. He has had a difficult year because the media, as usual, has been distorting Pope Francis’ words. He wrote the Pope and received a very kind and precise letter that reiterated the Catholic position that the fullness of Truth is found in the One Holy Apostolic Catholic Church. The Coming Home Network ministry continues with renewed confidence.
There are many ways that the Authority of the Catholic Church is being distorted particularly in the areas of undermining the importance of the Priest, the Actual Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Confession. An effective vehicle for doing this is substituting “Sunday Celebrations” for the Mass. Lay people , usually women are trained to pass out consecrated hosts, read the Gospels and lead in the other parts of the liturgy. The liturgy is further fragmented by having something called “ Children’s Liturgy” at the same time as Mass or Sunday Celebration.
The rationale for this is there is allegedly a shortage of priests. Since 33 AD there has been a shortage of priests because there are always more people to evangelise and more people in need of the Sacraments. Whether or not there is a real priest shortage there simply is NO SUBSTITUTES for the Mass and a fully ordained priest.
One cannot properly take Communion if one is in a state of mortal sin. If there is no Confession to a Priest then one is in danger of taking Christ’s body unworthily. The person passing out the Eucharist is in danger of desecrating the Host by making it available to all. No lay person has the authority to refuse Communion but a priest has the right and duty to do so.
Throughout the years the Mission has had priests from the Fathers of Mercy from Shakersville, Kentucky, from the Divine Mercy Centre in Stockbridge , Massachusetts, from Ohio, from northern Manitoba, from various communities in Saskatchewan, and from Ontario These priests would certainly stay longer, send others and come more often if they were invited by the Chancery Office in Le Pas, Manitoba instead of by one little mission in a little village.
The reality is for four years we were not allowed to have any priest or Mass because the priest, now gone, at Southend stopped them from coming. In June our son, Father Joshua Caswell was allowed to say Mass only in Brabant Lake. It was a victory that he was allowed even to do that.
On February 8,9,10,11 in La Ronge Fathers Nathan and Joshua Caswell will have a Mission with Sunday Mass at 11 am and Mass in the evenings the other three days. Confession will be available. They will have Masses in Brabant Lake on the 12, 13, and 14th and a Mass in Southend on Sunday, February 15.
This is happening because many people protested when Fr. Joshua was not allowed to say Mass in La Ronge and Southend. They heard about it through the Brabant Lake Times and this blog. The same people who stopped the priests and the Masses want to stop this blog and the Brabant Lake Times. That won’t happen. Gay