The Prison Door Behind Which St.Oliver Plunkett Lived Before His Martyrdom

Photograph by Stephen McElligott of Mousesqueak The relic of St.Oliver Plunketts incorrupt head generates a lot of discussion among the Irish Catholic faithful. What least gets talked about is the prison door behind which Oliver spent his final days in his cell in London. He's only 20-30 minutes drive from me so I'm spoiled. I … Continue reading The Prison Door Behind Which St.Oliver Plunkett Lived Before His Martyrdom

What Music Are You Playing To Attract Newcomers To The Catholic Faith?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abDxQwJEY9c I learned this on classical guitar in recent days gone by. I'd always wanted to learn this piece of music but recoiled from it due to the fear of being a failure at it. To my surprise in comparison to John Williams Deer hunter theme it was a walk in the park. As I … Continue reading What Music Are You Playing To Attract Newcomers To The Catholic Faith?

Why Does Jesus Give More To Seers Than To Other Laity?

In the Gospels Jesus gives the entire community many great miracles to marvel at. The Resurrection of Lazarus, the healing of ailments and the exorcising of demons. He gives them enough light that they may freely choose him and yet enough darkness to keep them wondering. With his apostles this is not so. He gives … Continue reading Why Does Jesus Give More To Seers Than To Other Laity?

We Are All Called To Become Robosaints

Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in the near future, RoboCop centers on police officer Alex Murphy (Weller) who is murdered by a gang of criminals and subsequently revived by the megacorporation Omni Consumer Products as the cyborg law enforcer RoboCop. Unaware of his former life, RoboCop executes a brutal campaign against crime while coming to terms with the lingering fragments of … Continue reading We Are All Called To Become Robosaints

The Important Role Of Grandparents In The Family Even When They’re Deceased

My Grandfather Martin McElligott andGrandmother Mary Crosby My Great Grandmother Annie Reddan (nee McElligott and Slattery) Today is the feast of Jesus grandparents St.Anne and Joachim. I don't exactly know what role they played in Jesus life. Could they have been alive or dead by the time he'd come of age and enjoy them? I … Continue reading The Important Role Of Grandparents In The Family Even When They’re Deceased

The Importance Of Balance Between Logic And Emotion

Image by JL G from Pixabay One thing I've noticed long before I was ever religious is the differing extremities between the social classes. For example, Rich people and those of some sort of higher social standing where private education is the norm, tend to be ruled by logic. Poor people and those educated through … Continue reading The Importance Of Balance Between Logic And Emotion