Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay Last week a bill was passed that now makes it illegal to have ones confession heard Oran Doyle, Law Professor at Trinity college explained on RTE news (Irelands national broadcaster). He said whether or not you're socially distancing, indoors or outdoors the law still applies in all instances. The … Continue reading Confession Is Now Illegal In Ireland
Image by Elena Mullagaleeva from Pixabay In the Gospel we read: 'Watch yourselves, or your hearts will be coarsened with debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of life, and that day will be sprung on you suddenly, like a trap. For it will come down on every living man on the face of the earth. … Continue reading A Hardened Heart Loses Sight Of God
Image by reenablack from Pixabay I lay in bed yesterday afternoon in the dark with the curtains drawn. I was suffering with one of the worst migraines I've had in a long time. In fact, until this year came around I've never suffered from migraines in the 36 years of my miserable existence. It was … Continue reading Is Praying For Oneself A Selfish Act?
pixabay Yesterday for the first time ever I was more late than is usual in the last year for confession. Somehow I found myself reading a post written on social media by a friend. He was describing his struggles and experience of praying the rosary. I suddenly look at my watch and see that it … Continue reading In Heaven Time Is Irrelevant
Maria and Lucy I Contacted the local stonemason this morning and decided to have the grave of my great grandmother Maria and Aunt Lucy done up for the first time since 1952 when it was first erected. Not that it means much to them it's more or less for me as I was tired of … Continue reading Grave Maintenance For Granny Maria And Aunt Lucy
Ever since the movie Jesus of Nazareth that starred Robert Powell, the casting for any type of Jesus movie has been really poor. The acting may have improved along with everything else but the imagery of the Christ Himself has been seriously lacking in creativity. With the birth of the digital age, social media and … Continue reading I’m Tired Of Hollywood Jesus, Shampoo Jesus And Mexican Jesus
Image by Shutterbug75 from Pixabay Too many people when they go spiritual shopping focus on what they agree with or disagree with about a certain religion. "Well, I like Buddhism because it doesn't place too many demands on me or what I already believe. It's challenging alright, but I can rest easy knowing I don't … Continue reading When Inviting Others To Christianity Don’t Focus On Doctrine
It was 2013 when I first visited the unforgettable city of Athens. Everyone wanted us to do the tourist thing and go see the acropolis, but unless pulled by force, I'm unlikely to visit such popular sites. I wanted to see the real Athens and so decided to travel through its undesirable neighbourhoods. I always … Continue reading That Moment When Jesus Becomes More Important Than Jesus
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Are you disappointed about how another person you know treats you? Are you angry, anxious or crying right now because someone behaved badly towards you? Then you need to read this. The reason we are disappointed about another persons actions is because we make high expectations of them. If we … Continue reading Don’t Hold High Expectations Of Other People And You Won’t Be Disappointed
Image by RAEng_Publications from Pixabay The Lord has healed many people of many different ailments over the centuries. From those who are paralyzed, blind and the deaf to others with cancer and tumors. Even my own brother got healed in Lourdes back in the 70s of being a coeliac. The doctors were amazed that this … Continue reading Have You Ever Noticed God Never Heals An Amputee?