Monday, December 07, 2009

My Grand Knight on EWTN

Just a quick note to everyone here: my parish Knights of Columbus
Grand Knight Raymond D'Souza will be on EWTN tonight (Monday) on the
Journey Home at 8pm and EWTN Live Wednesday at 8pm.

We recently started the council at our parish and we are doing
manyprojects. Raymond took the initiative to get us going and we are
all very grateful.

If you miss the live shows, try to catch one of the repeats or podcasts.


Moonshadow said...

I watched the first half last night. I could see that he was very upset when he talked about his father's involvement in spiritism [spiritualism].

Myself, growing up, the occult was the single thing my mother forbid us to dabble in, so now I have no interest and actually am rather skeptical of the whole thing. I have a FB friend who identifies herself as neo-pagan and wiccan but I would have to conclude that she's deluded. :-)

So anyway, because I consider the occult largely bunk, I had trouble following that part of his story but he spoke very well, despite his heavy Brazilian accent.

Matt said...

A lot of what goes on in the occult is probably bunk, but I do believe the devil has his hold on these people at least in ignorance and can do some pretty scary things. Raymond is an honest guy and I have heard him talk about these things in the past. Having never experienced a preternatural event like an apparition or a demonic occurrence I wouldn't know what that is like. It seems to have freaked him out though.

Its interesting that your mom forbid you to do something and now you have no interest. Most times it is the opposite with people I think!

Pagans and Wiccans are indeed deluded. :-)

Moonshadow said...

I don't want to be guilty of going to one extreme or the other. My mother had very few "don't's," so the very novelty of a prohibition merited our good attention.

I think about what Lewis wrote in his spiritual autobiography: If there had been in the neighborhood some elder person who dabbled in dirt of the Magical kind (such have a good nose for potential disciples) I might now be a Satanist or a maniac. In actual fact I was wonderfully protected ...

The entire section of his book is interesting.

"The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice." - G.K. Chesterton