7 Responses to "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, receive my soul!"

  • Inspiring article. Thanks!

  • Today’s brand of Catholics wouldn’t give a pittance about the brave souls who died a gruesome death at Tyburn; indeed, they would look at these loyal Catholics as nothing more than needlessly adamant stiffs who cared nothing for the noble glory of “ecumenism”, where conversion to Catholicism isn’t the way to a united Christendom but, instead, look to the compromising of Catholicism proper as the very means to achieve just that.

    Unlike the stalwart Catholics of those days in England who went so far as even sacrificing their very lives for the True Faith, the Catholics of today seek to destroy the very Faith for which they and Our Lord Himself died for.

    Truly, a pity; but, then again, a compromised Faith to today’s breed of Catholics is the Catholic faith regardless; at least, according to these seemingly noble ecumenical patriots!

    Talk about Salt going Flat!

  • No e., you overstate the case. There are plenty of Catholics today who would regard Blessed Ward as a hero as well as a Saint.

  • Donald,

    The point being, as had been the case historically, that conversions are more often the way to ensuring not only a more genuine preservation of that which is handed down (i.e., both Scripture & Tradition); but that which is more conducive towards rebuilding that Christendom which had been unfortunately lost centuries ago.

    There are those of certain Catholic stripe who seem to think that unity at all costs, even to the extent of compromising the Catholic Faith itself, is the way to go; however, they neglect the fact that by far it is conversion of the protestant that is (and has been) the better way to go — and, indeed, has produced some of the more distinguished Catholics even in our times.

    I would think historical precedence counted for at least something even in this day and age where rampant revisionism has been an unfortunate condition of today’s society.

    Yet, “ecumenism” of the vile sort has become the rallying cry of today’s generation of Catholics to the very detriment of the Catholic Faith.

  • A look back at Church history e. will always show more that a few Catholics who do not recognize the precious gift that they have been granted. Fortunately there are other Catholics like Blessed Ward who recoginze that the Faith is the most important thing that they possess. I think if push ever comes to shove you might be pleasantly surprised to see how many Catholics would be willing to defend the Faith with the same intensity Blessed Ward did. I agree with you that one convert like Blessed Ward is worth more than most of what has passed for ecumenism since Vatican II.

  • Donald,

    Which is perhaps amongst the very reasons why I admire a great many of your posts since you often offer us such reminders of how precious the Faith actually is and, most especially, our past; as this one is amongst those particularly inspiring and just as poignant as some of your previous!

  • Thank you e. When we think of the Catholic Church, the part on Earth today is only a small part of a Church stretching from the Crucifixion to Eternity. It is easy to lose sight of that fact.