We have work to do…

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We Have Work To Do

We see around us a society and world swirling in circles as it seeks answers to some very fundamental questions about life and existence. It is also not surprising that we observe this while at the same time the reign of the individual eclipses collective ideas of our society; where many of these answers are found. Society and the norms in it, the common beliefs, are all reduced to “me”. The relativist idea has become supreme; the new norm and the standard for the individual who is a singular society now, a society of one, independent of the rest of the individuals making up any other society.

We, therefore, have work to do. To provide the answers to these questions for people of our time we have to become beacons of truth, not just a subjective truth as so many seek, but lights for the Truth that is beyond all that the world could possibly offer. It will take a great deal of inspiration. It will mean strides in learning our faith so it can provide the understanding being sought. It will be a means of our own sanctification as we become like “A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid” (Mt 5: 14) that will not fade out, that will be the beacon of objective truth needed so much in this darkening world. Pope Pius XII offered his “…gratitude to all those who have borne witness to their unshaken and invincible faith in Jesus Christ and in His Church, the pillar and ground of truth (1 Tim 3: 15) …” (Evangelii praecones) And that indeed is where we can seek the truth needed in this world.

The candle in the video section of this web site (www.frbrad.ca/videos) illustrates the same idea in the words of St Francis of Assis. We can and should be lights in our world for those who are seeking the light of truth in their lives. We can, we should seek to illumine the world with that Truth.



We are living and breathing in our own environments and surrounded by people also we are connected to. We live and breath making our living decisions in full sunlight. These lives are not long. We know that. But what we do while the wood is green in our lives is ours and can be enriching to ourselves and others. Look at the beauty we see around us in nature and people.

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A Work In Progress

…the whole of humanity is a work in progress. It has eras of good and periods of horror. In each individual there is the same. Each person can know moments of joy and times of difficulty and sorrow. All this makes the person who they are. And it behoves us to be gentle with everyone because we, like they, are far from complete.

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My article at CTS Publications Blog

This week I was asked to write an article for the Catholic Truth Society in the United Kingdom. CTS is publisher to the Holy See in the UK. The CTS blog is called CTS Compass. I will provide here the link where you will find the article I wrote for them.

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