I was pastor for 10 years at St. Patricks in Ripon, Escalon California. I just left to start an order that will spread the Holy Latin Mass and all the Holy Latin Rites all over the world. So I feel at home here at St. Patricks. The pastor Fr. Paul Nicholson picked me up in London Ontario where I arrived by Greyhound Bus. He has been so hospitable.
I said the Holy Latin Mass this morning. I remind my self that this is the only important thing I will do today. I get up at 6:30 am, (remember that is 3:30am California time). Then I do my holy hour; including Pope Leo XIII exorcism prayer in latin for our world and our church. Our greatest enemy is the devil, and as St. Paul says; “he is roaming about like a lion looking for someone to devourer”. Watch Out!
On the Greyhound last night, I sat up front. There were two men from India who had never met each other. They were both doctors. Because I wore the cassock, they recognized me as a catholic priest and began asking me all about my catholic faith. We spent the whole 3 hours discussing Jesus and His Holy Catholic Church. It was again such a miracle that we were all together and talking about the catholic faith. Since my brother Benedict and his wife are physicians, my dad is a nuclear engineer and I am a priest, we talked medicine, science and religion. I was able to begin with Adam and Eve all the way to the miracles of Jesus that proved of His Divinity. I will later on write in depth about the Catholic Hindu discussion we had. Just to summarize, I gave them practical reasons for our Catholic beliefs that they repeatedly affirms with medical studies they had scientifically studied. But the end of the trip, they took my phone # and asked me to pray for them. I prayed out loud that they would come to know Jesus Christ and be come catholics and be able to get into the residency programs they were both having interviews for. I also told them not to do abortions. But they told me they had to. But I hope and pray after the long discussion they will heal life not kill life.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.