ONE Holy Catholic Church


To be a Catholic 3 criteria is required:

1. Baptism

2. Faith in Jesus Christ

3. Acknowledgement of the Authority of the Church's hierarchy; priests, 

    bishops, archbishops, cardinals, the Pope. 


1. The Baptism is the one with water. A spiritual baptism does not count, 

    it is only with water that it becomes visible.

2.  A natural consequence of true Faith is that the person will proclaim it, 

     and so renders it visible

3.  The acknowledgement and respect of the structure of the hierarchy of 

     the Church by it's members, renders the unity of the Church visible,

     as her members submits to the one same authority and which protects 

     her from schisms.


The fact that there are heretics at all levels in the Church is no excuse to

revolt against her. Because that is not new, it has always been the case.

There has been many heretical popes and ridiculous carry-on in the Church 

throughout her 2000 years history.  

How could it not be: everybody that makes up the Church are sinners,

everyone, including the Pope, our current Pope Francis is the first 

to say so himself !

The clericalistic attitude that still prevails today, where people think that 

these people are beyond reproach, is not helpful. 

We have to pray for the priests, the bishops and the Pope, because their 

positions and roles are difficult.

Those who say that Pope Francis is not Pope, those who are revolting, and 

incites others to do the same, do not accept nor respect the hierarchy which 

is the 3.rd criteria of being a Catholic. 

They destroy, rather than unite, they try to create a schism, and as they do 

not fulfill the criteria; they are not Catholic.


At Mass we confess in the Creed that we believe in 



it is made up of US; sinners, people with blind spots, faults, weaknesses, 

all of us; a bit like a bunch of sick people in a field hospital.

To acknowledge the structure of the hierarchy, to accept and respect it, 

does not however necessarily mean that we have to obey it. 

Acknowledgement is not the same thing as obedience. 

Normally we would obey it anyway, but we can never abandon our own 

capacity to reason, to reflect, to think.

Our Pope Francis, who seems to say that all religions, paganism and even 

atheism, is on par with the Catholic Faith, obviously upsets and confuse 

many Catholics. The document on fraternity published in 2019, is a 

political document and does not concern itself with the Catholic Faith, 

so as Catholics we do not have to concern ourselves with it either. 

Obviously to put the Catholic Faith on par with other faiths is heresy, but it doesn't contain any dogma on our faith.

Pope Francis's pronouncements to Catholics regarding the experimental 

covid injection, which he said everybody should take as "an act of 

brotherly love", was deeply horrifying and shocking. 

These injections are not vaccines as they do not provide immunity against 

the disease, they weaken the immune system, they are made from stem 

cells from aborted babies and they have maimed thousands of people, 

and killed many.

Francis is Pope, but as Catholics we had no obligation to do what he said in 

this regard, as he did not speak about the Catholic Faith but on another subject

entirely, and we know he is neither a doctor nor a scientist, also the 

moral aspect and the absence of logic could not be explained away, it was 


All the Catholics who took the injection because he said so, are maybe those 

who have a poor understanding of the faith, and who equates obedience to 

lack of free will and lack of reasoning power, both of which are fundamental

God- given gifts to humanity. 










Every moment is precious, it is a present, but only if we are present with it.
Being fully preoccupied with things to do, to achieve, to obtain, to acquire, 
in other words; being in our minds, prevents us from living in the presence of God.
"No one can serve two masters: Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns—and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
Matthew 6:24-26

So many people lead empty lives, because they do not know God.
If we love Jesus we become His apostles, He will have first priority in our lives.
We will not be preoccupied with material things, we will not be constantly thinking 
and planning ahead, instead we live in His presence, His Life in us. 
We will proclaim the Gospel to everyone we meet, we can not keep it to ourselves,
because it is not just for private use.
He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere"  
Luke 9: 3-6

If we think that we will find time for Jesus after we have done the other things we deem more important in this moment, we turn down His invitation to live in His presence. 
It is immediate, it is here and now. It is radical.
We do not look back; we do not dwell on the past, nor do we project the future with ideas and concepts. We only follow Jesus.
"As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”  Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”He said to another man, “Follow me.”But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God. 
Luke 9: 57-62




To follow Jesus does not mean  a comfortable, conventional lifestyle, a life of safety in the family circle, which gives a person an identity, a sense of belonging, his frame of reference in life. 
When we follow Jesus we leave that behind. It is a new life. Our only model, standard and frame of reference is Jesus.
"Large crowds were now traveling with Jesus, and He turned and said to them, If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry his cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple" 
Luke 14:25-27





Mental Health


As somebody with a special interest in mental health, and who provides regular

support to people in distress, these are my reflections:

People learn to adapt to the ways of the world, thinking like the others,
letting their minds be controlled by the mass media regarding what to 
think and how to live,
drifting along with the flow......what else is there.....people are lost.

How many people find their true inner nature, the buried treasure in the field, 
found beyond adherence to worldly status, ambition, pride, materialism, etc?

«The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, 
he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.»
Matthew 13:44

The Coming of the Kingdom

«Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, 
He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 
nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’
For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.»
Luke 17:20-21

How many seek God sincerely and with all their heart?
Today, the value of human life has been greatly diminished, disposable; 
through abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and even just the very 
«normal» way people are using each other;
for sex, for money, for pleasure. We have lost the sense of right and wrong, 
because we have lost the reality of who we really are.
«What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
All sheep and oxen--
Even the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air,
And the fish of the sea
That pass through the paths of the seas.

Psalm 8:4-8

In today's society, thank God, we have become very aware of the importance 
of mental health, personal counselling is the new religion, it is what people 
turn to when they are faced with something they can't cope with.

But there are risks, because counselling and psychotherapy allows a person to 
focus intently on themselves, to become self absorbed, to always look at how 
they feel, follow their feelings, and it has an inherent strong element of 
victim hood and no aspect of sin.

As for the pharmaceutical solution to emotional and mental trauma by the 
medical profession; it is very often unwarranted, and can cause the problems 
to become entrenched and thus not get a chance of healing.
I think that many, if not most, physical and mental illnesses have their original 
root in sin.

Jesus healed countless of sick people from all kinds of diseases, 
and He performed many miracles.

But He also afterwards denounced places where He had performed great 
miracles, because the people did not repent, they carried on as before.

Healing implies true conversion, changing the way we think, speak 
and act and always striving to become better people, more like God, 
trusting Him.

It leads to freedom; freedom of the burden of ourselves!
What a relief!

Nothing is more truly revolutionary than to actually follow Jesus and live 
according to His teaching. 
The inner freedom and peace is truly out of this world.

As long as we are here on earth we continue to be human, sinners, 
experience pain, but nobody can take away the deep joy.

God is the substance out of which we were created, the unchangeable 
reality behind the illusions of the world.

Trusting in God means letting go of ourselves, our image of ourselves, 
what others will think of us, even letting go of our instinct to cling to life.

As for the tsunami of mental health problems today, Jesus is the only 
psychotherapist that can heal all wounds, if we let Him.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in 
heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my 
burden is light.
Matthew 11:28