Yesterday we talked about the myth or relativism and today I want to talk about a phrase that is my Pastor's favorite. Seeing yourself in the Light of Truth. One of the things about truth is that it's not relative. (It's no coincidence that God's name is I AM) and one of the great facts … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 5th Friday of Lent: The Light of Truth.
Over at Robert Stacy McCain's site in a piece about as he puts it "the cult of self esteem" links to a talk where a student questions a lectioner asking why we need a book to tell us what to do. Do you think without it we will all start raping and killing each other. … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 5th Thursday of Lent. Locks and Passwords.
One of the hardest things about doing the Lenten Reflections series is that it's not a "planned" series in that I had a set of ideas ready to roll. So yesterday around noon after writing two pieces about the Joe Biden (that will run later today and tomorrow) went downstairs commenting to DaWife that I … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 5th Wednesday of Lent: Yet!
One of the oldest phony myths about the Catholic Church is the idea that the church actively discouraged the reading of the bible and thus kept them securely fastened by chains in churches. The myth here is not the securing of a bible, but the REASON for it. A while back there was a story … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 4th Tuesday of Lent The Price of Scripture
Yesterday's first reading from the book of Joshua documents one of the most significant events in Jewish History: Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have removed the reproach of Egypt from you." 3While the Israelites were encamped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, they celebrated the Passover on the evening of the … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 4th Monday of Lent: As Needed
Yesterday we talked about the fist mistake we make concerning God's mercy. namely discounting it because of it's ease and thus not taking advantage of the sacrament, today we're going to talk about the other big mistake that is sometimes made after receiving confession, not forgiving yourself. One of the big tactics of the enemy … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 4th Sunday of Lent. Forgive Yourself
Yesterday in adoration I was reading Jeremiah and it was pretty harsh stuff: A conspiracy has been found, the LORD said to me, among the men of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem. They have returned to the crimes of their forefathers who refused to obey my words. They also have followed and served strange … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Third Tuesday of Lent: Redemption
One of the things about Lent is its length. You have a 40 day period not counting Sundays. That's a pretty long haul over a 10th of a year and it generally takes place during the end of the winter season when you are anxious to get out of a time of cold and darkness. … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 3rd Monday in Lent: Almost Half way Home
Yesterday we talked about remembering that the person you are arguing with on social media is a child of God. Let's go one step further. You're a good Catholic, you understand abortion is murder, you know the difference between what a man and a woman is and you're not about to compromise your beliefs online, … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 3rd Thursday of Lent Social Media #2
Genie: Right here, direct from the lamp. Right here for your very much wish-fulfillment. Thank you. Aladidn 1992 If there is one misconception people have about prayer and how it's answered. Part of this is a bad reading of this passage from Matthew 7:7-11 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2nd Wednesday of Lent God vs Genies
Yesterday we talked about discernment and the rules for our own discernment and how the rules to discern if our actions are God will or ours. However there are times when we find ourselves not discerning our actions but worrying about discerning the actions of others. When should we base our actions on discerning the … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 1st Tuesday of Lent Discernment #2
You can always tell when Lent is near each year because it's the time when Wendy's puts Cod bad on it's menu and people start playing George Carlin's old joke about someone still being in Hell after Vatican 2 on a meat rap because it's time once again to give up meat on Fridays. Except … Continue reading Lenten Reflection, 1st Friday of Lent: Meatless
There are a lot of top ten / top five lists that come out at the end of the year but one of the things I tend to do every year is to put up the five post at the site that you liked the least. I do this for two reasons, one to give … Continue reading The Five Posts You Were Least Interested in for 2018
Our lady of the Americas On Saturday WQPH hosted an event as part of their prayer caravan honoring Our Lady of the Americas. The Day began with a Saturday Morning mass at St. Bernards parish at St. Cammilus Church and continued to Slattery's Restaurant for a meal and a talk featuring Yves Jacques of Michael … Continue reading WQPH Prayer Caravan Event Interviews
The results of such fanciful hatred are often most disappointing, and of all humans the English are in this respect the most deplorable milksops. They are creatures of that miserable sort who loudly proclaim that torture is too good for their enemies and then give tea and cigarettes to the first wounded German pilot who … Continue reading Christianity is Loving People Where They are