Angel Tree & The Year of Mercy Indulgence and the Illogic of Waste

I've written about the indulgences available for the dead in purgatory during the year of Mercy by passing through the designated holy doors and my quest as a daily mass attendee to obtain as many as possible while thru mid November. Yesterday for the first time during Pope Francis' declared Year of Mercy circumstances I … Continue reading Angel Tree & The Year of Mercy Indulgence and the Illogic of Waste

Open Indulgence Request Call

This post is going to sound a tad unusual. As you might have noted from a previous post this year, the Holy Father has for the year of Mercy (which runs from Dec. 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception to Nov. 20, 2016) declared several available indulgences (under normal conditions) including one for … Continue reading Open Indulgence Request Call

What Naaman the Syrian can teach us about Confession Holy Doors and Pride

Mr. Scratch: A soul? A soul is nothing. Can you see it, smell it, touch it?  The Devil and Daniel Webster 1941   Yesterday at the end of Mass our Pastor informed us of a special local event for the year of mercy. There will be a 24 day of prayer and mercy taking place … Continue reading What Naaman the Syrian can teach us about Confession Holy Doors and Pride

A Must read post by Father Z on achieving Sainthood

Benjamin Martin: Aim Small Miss Small\ The Patriot 2000 A letter writer to Father Z asks if one is wasting their time trying to be a saint he answers with the Story of St. Mary of Egypt, a peek St. Mary, at the age of twelve, ran away from her family to Alexandria, where she … Continue reading A Must read post by Father Z on achieving Sainthood

…and Makes Mercy Possible

Realize that with actions that come from our passions we must treat them as a deep wound that take a long time to heal. Sr. Lisa Marie Doty Earlier today we talked about love is not going along with a sin by giving into what is called weaponized empathy because if a Christian does so and … Continue reading …and Makes Mercy Possible

Breaking News from the 1st Century AD: The Catholic Church Forgives Sins!

The MSM is breathless and laughing my head off: #BREAKING: Pope Francis gives priests discretion to forgive abortion http://t.co/YK4ULnSobx — NBC News (@NBCNews) September 1, 2015 I suspect Ed Morrissey has reached a point where this ignorance doesn't phase him as much none of this should be terribly newsworthy anyway. The Catholic Church teaches that … Continue reading Breaking News from the 1st Century AD: The Catholic Church Forgives Sins!