Podcasts from Family Life International including Catholic Homilies from Fr Linus Clovis (Spiritual Director).
Holocaust Lessons For Pro - Lifers Part 2
In Part 2 Anthony continues on the general theme on the parallels of the holocaust and Abortion. We now see in society that there is an intolerance for the support of the pro-life view. Politicians and ordinary people shy away from expressing any positive view in defending the child in the womb should the mother not want it. Further the pro-life advocate is regarded as an extremist with views that cannot be supported by populist politicians
Holocaust Lessons For Pro - Lifers Part 1
Anthony, comments on the parallels between the Holocaust of the 1930's and the current killing of children in the womb throughout the world by Abortion. He shows that the abortion industry is by its very nature equivalent to the holocaust, the context may be different but the aggregate act is the same but far more numerous. The systematic mass slaughter of innocent human beings today through abortion in most Western society is regarded as a right.
Civilization’s Keystone: The Father-Son Bond
Marxists gradually realized they could dismantle Western, Christian, Civilization from within by destroying the father of the intact married family --- the “Patriarch”--- through “sex gone wild”. The key to rebuilding is for each father to take charge of his sons’ formation in the fullness of sexuality.
The model prayer… Our Father in heaven
Having presented to us the three eminent good works, fasting, alms giving and prayer, our Lord goes on to tell us the manner by which we should pray. Namely the things that we should pray for and the way in which we should make our pray. The first thing He says is do not babble like the pagans. How do pagans pray? Well pagans who basically are polytheist, they believe in many gods, and they presume that these gods need to be placated, they need to be enticed, they need to be encouraged, to be favourable. The gods of the pagans are not gods of love, they do not care for their people, they certainly will assist them but often they expect to be served by them. It doesn’t really matter which pagan society we look at. Whereas the God of Abraham, in the eyes of the Jews, someone remote, a master who cared for them, who was interested in what they did, but who also demanded from them, obedience. Whereas Christ has revealed to us that the God whom we serve is a Father, and will and wants our greatest good. Namely because He is our Father He wants us to be in His home and He’s presented to us the various means by which we can travel to His home… For more homilies from Fr. Linus Clovis please visit www.adjesum.org/homilies
How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
Four times our Lord calls Himself the bread from heaven. The forth time He said I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever and the bread I shall give is My flesh for the life of the world. As long as He called Himself the bread, whilst it was difficult to accept nonetheless the Jews didn’t grumble. They still hoped that somehow there was a metaphor, there was some symbolism, some figurative speech and that He would give them the manna. They came to Him for the manna. They wanted to be fed again as He did on the other side of the lake. Our Lord indeed wants to feed them as He wants to feed us. But He wants to give us not bread that perishes but the bread that gives eternal life which is Himself… For more homilies from Fr. Linus Clovis please visit www.adjesum.org/homilies
He enlightens all those who come to Him
So far our Lord is speaking of His divinity; He’s now in the second part of His discourse going to speak about His humanity. In the beginning of St. John’s gospel we heard ‘…in the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God…’, we read that ‘…the word was life and the word was the light of men, and that he enlightens all those who come to him…’. We read that ‘…the word was made flesh and he dwelt amongst us…’. Then we read whilst Moses gave us the law, it is Christ who gives us truth and grace. Our Lord is speaking to the crowds and He insists they believe in Him, which is really a claim to divinity, because the only person we can truly believe in without fear is God… For more homilies from Fr. Linus Clovis please visit www.adjesum.org/homilies