New Beginnings – Building On The Faith Of Our Fathers

Saving souls…That was a constant theme on the mind of Father Carota. It permeated his thoughts and his actions.  This blog, is a fruit of that theme.  He originally wanted to start a Catholic TV station and build up a group to help priest learn the Latin Mass.  Over the time, those things didn’t come to pass but what did happen was for the best.  His blog has been an inspiration to all of us.

We got a chance to see the actions of a traditional priest on a daily basis.  The things he would post and say would make me cringe, laugh, feel intense pain as they could cut to the heart of the matter, and of course, like an old Disney movie, would leave us with hope at the end! He would post about buying auto parts,  blessing a business, telling a lady her tight pants were offending God, and then explain why our Pope was costing souls their salvation.  He didn’t pull any punches.  As a reader, it made me wonder how in the world did he get away with actually stating the TRUTH online in this day in age of Bishops clamping a stopper on anything that isn’t the “company line”.

This means, of course, he had enemies.  Satan of course, but there were many that were highly offended and put off by his frank online dialogues.  One of the things I helped Father with was going through the emails that were sent in and helping him to answer them.  It’s amazing how people get so angry about what he would write sometimes.  Some of the comments (that weren’t published) and some of the personal attacks were astounding.  Of course, when talking with Father about it, he would just chuckle and quickly forgive and excuse the people.  Some he knew, others he didn’t.  He was too busy trying to save souls to allow it to bother him much.

He asked me to make sure this blog continued.  Of course, I said yes as hosting a blog is not a big deal.  He always viewed this blog as an instrument to save souls.  I get that now from reading all of the comments over the years and the emails that have come in since I was asked to help.  It isn’t so much that Father would say something truly magnificent or new, no, he would just state the truth in Love.  That is, of course, why we loved him so.  We knew, that he loved us.  He didn’t know most of the readers, but he prayed for them.  He wanted to offer bits of hope everyday so that our souls would be comforted and we would, with renewed vigor, continue fighting the good fight no matter where we were or how far we might have strayed.

I feel such a profound loss in my soul with his passing.  I grieve, but not as one without hope.  I miss his daily reminders to be faithful and the small ways he showed how to be a faithful catholic in this sordid world we live in.  But with that grief, I am reminded that the battle is not over.  Father Carota did his part.  He was faithful to the call that God placed on him.  His part of this fight (at least on earth) is over and it is up to us to pick the slack.  In a time when we have apostate priests right and left, he stood in the gap and said “as for me and my house we will serve the Lord” and he made good that motto with his actions.

What now?

As promised, this blog will continue the mission of saving souls.  Changes will occur, new writers will help us, but the goal will always be the same: the salvation of souls.

9 Replies to “New Beginnings – Building On The Faith Of Our Fathers”

  1. Dear Father Nix,

    Thank you for taking on the responsibility of Father’s blog. I look forward to your posts. I loved reading Father Carota’s writings — some, especially on modesty, I would forward to female family members. The posts were always edifying and confirmed me in my love of our Catholic Faith, its demands, and its rewards.

    Be assured of my prayers for your perseverance. May Our Lady bless you with her Holy Child. And, I am praying to Fr. Carota, too.

  2. I all things, may God be glorified. I am very thankful for the writings of Fr. Carota here and am glad to see that the good work that has begun will continue. May Fr. Carota rest in peace and may he one day be elevated to the honor of the altars.

  3. On a trip through eastern Canada, he stopped in a little place called Kinkora. It was a pleasure to sing the Holy Mass in the traditional manner that day as he offered It up to God and to lunch with him afterward.

    May he rest in peace.

  4. Thankyou for your commitment to Father’s work and for taking on this great task.

    I pray that the blog may continue to bring more Catholics to conversion of their hearts and to discover or rediscover the enormous treasures in practices, prayers, teaching and liturgy that were so cruelly torn away from us lay Catholics , by a small group of senior churchmen, without any consideration or concern about what our desires were and which have been hidden away from us so that we cannot be blessed through their use..

    And so for half a century we the body of Christ have floundered at the mercy of the currents of this world and are now drowning in the morass with nothing solid upon which we may grasp to save ourselves.

  5. I think what would a great idea to help people and salvation of souls is,
    Is to built those tiny houses for homeless like they are building for Veterans. This way they are off the streets and have their place to live. If Mother Teresa developed places for the ill and dying then it’s possible. I feel for homeless especially when its freezing cold.
    Then help them know God.

  6. Thank you. We loved father Carota. I had the pleasure of knowing him, and most importantly my sons serving the Latin mass with him. I look forward to continue reading this blog he started. I remember how much work he put into it. Always for the glory of God.

  7. I loved Father Carota! Enjoyed his blog. Learned very much from this wise humble priest. Toward the end, when he was so ill and experiencing intense attacks from the devil is when I loved him the most. He fought to the end as a Soldier of Christ does. I am saying that 6 decade Rosary for deceased priests in purgatory and especially for Fr. Carota. May his gentle soul rest in peace and may he give us a sign when he is in Heaven.

  8. Can someone please tell me where I can get a memorial card that was given out at Father’s funeral?

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