Category Archives: Catholicism

Return of the Pagans

No, not these volk. As society retreats from Christian influence, not even bothering to pay the homage of hypocrisy to virtue, the people most surprised by the result will be (and already are) those who have been clamoring for the … Continue reading

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The Man Born Blind

Sunday’s Gospel was the story of the Man Born Blind, how Christ healed him up, of the blindness, and healed his heart also. John 9:1-41 As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, … Continue reading

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Yesterday Was The Third Sunday In Lent

Last Sunday (yesterday) the Gospel reading was from John, about The Woman at the Well, one of the longer Gospel readings in the year, even the abbreviated version is longer than usual. (This is only an excerpt.) Gospel of John Chapter … Continue reading

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You Cannot Serve Both God And MadAve

Of all the advertising schemes promoted by Madison Avenue, is there ONE which does not appeal to human depravity one way or another? Is there a marketing campaign which does not depend on the seven deadly sins? Is there a … Continue reading

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Got the Blahs? – Repent!

I have just finished reading a remarkable book, The Noonday Devil: Acedia, The Unnamed Evil Of Our Times, by Jean-Charles Nault, O.S.B., Abbot of Saint-Wandrille. I heartily recommend it to one and all. This is a condensation of a larger … Continue reading

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He Is Risen

Of course, yesterday, Easter Sunday, being a) a day I try to sty off the Internet, and b) a FEAST day, I am late. Or am I? The Octave lasts until next Sunday, and the Season is 50 days.  So.. … Continue reading

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Join The “Away Team”

You say you have been feeling a bit “dry” lately in your spiritual life? You say you feel Jesus is somehow “distant”, and not right with you every step of the way? And you say it may just be a … Continue reading

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An Idea For The Year Of Mercy

Year of Mercy – We’ve got 11 ½ Months to  go!  So there you are, driving down the road, and up ahead at a stop light, you see a homeless/tramp/beggar at the corner with a homemade cardboard sign which has … Continue reading

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Ave Maria

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Inquiring Minds Want To Know

What is the Gospel? This essay by Bishop Barron nails it,  as he usually does. Our Orthodox siblings call it theosis. And, now that you know,  never be embarrassed to take on a street preacher again.  (Or Uncle Beauregard, as … Continue reading

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