December 28, 2014

Last Thoughts of a Fallen Away Catholic - Ernest Miller, C.S.S.R.

I've added a new page to the banner that contains an article - Last Thoughts of a Fallen Away Catholic - written more than 3 decades ago but that remains, in my opinion, a very compelling and timely one to this day. I don't remember where I obtained it, but regardless, I recently came across it again and thought it needed a voice. I can only assume that the priest who wrote the preamble was convinced of the articles' Truth - spiritual, moral and temporal. If anyone should find otherwise, please let me know...

I researched the title on Google, but could find no other authoritative documentation or links for the title. My research - if correct - found that the author, Ernest F. Miller, was a Redemptorist priest, a mission and retreat preacher and came from a large family of religious vocations (see the obit for his sibling, Sr. Mary Margaret Miller, at the bottom of this page) and is buried in Missouri (see here and here.). 

 The article certainly parallels the current "communion for divorced and re-married" meme currently being played out in Rome and the media, and lays bare the underlying reality of the situation: adultery with the second "spouse" while the first spouse still lives. Divorce attempts to beautify a second marriage, as the first-person writer alludes to in the article. However, it only belies the reality that that beauty has been unjustly stolen from its rightful owners - the first marriages and spouses. D
espite the "official" push for change (doctrinaly or otherwise) by the very people who are charged with defending marriage (and its beauty), it will hopefully remain yet another "October-surprise" lesson in futility. We'll just have to wait and see...

You will note at the top of the title page that this particular copy was from a "Salve Regina Magazine", of which I could find no other information. Regardless, I defer any copyright, if such exists, to its rightful owners and also give full credit to whoever sent me the article. 

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