In my previous post we spoke about what Vainglory is and how destructive it can be to the human spirit. In this post I'd like to explore its origins and the cure. Remember, we can't totally cure this so the title is somewhat misleading. While we remain in the body the cure to vainglory is … Continue reading The Cure To Vainglory
A bird captioned in Greece during the recent fires that consumed the country. Here we see a perfect depiction of motherhood. Even the beasts of the field which much less reason and will than our own preach the Gospel to us and demonstrate their strength over our weaknesses and lack of commitment to our children. … Continue reading A Mothers Love
Image by Sarah Richter from Pixabay For those of you who don't know, Ireland is predominantly a Catholic Country. The Church owns the majority of the schools and it belongs to them. Irish Taxpayers the majority of whom show preference to sending their kids to these schools (even though they themselves are not Catholic) pay … Continue reading Irish Catholic Schools Are Under Threat
Unless you've been commanded by the Lord to go out and testify to all (like Vassula, Fatima Medjugorje etc etc) it is probably better for you to remain quiet about what took place. I won't talk about testing of the spirits as you've probably already encountered this advice. It may be in the beginning you … Continue reading Advice For Those Given Private Revelations Or Gifts By God Who Are Struggling Having To Keep Hush About It.
Image by suju-foto from Pixabay Yesterday my ears had the unusual treatment of being subjected to an argument between two neighbours in their back garden. It was a man against another woman who were shouting back and forth through their fence obscenities at one another. "I'm a good person. I'm better than you. What did … Continue reading I’m A Better Person Than You
“With the truth of the Gospel, one cannot negotiate. Either you receive the Gospel as it is, as it was announced, or you receive any other thing. But you cannot negotiate with the Gospel. One cannot compromise. Faith in Jesus is not a bargaining chip: it is salvation, it is encounter, it is redemption. It … Continue reading Pope Francis: When It Comes To The Truth Of The Gospel One Cannot Negotiate
From the moment we are born he raises us, in our eyes he is our hero. In some cases for many he is the villain who remained a villain or the bad guy who eventually became the Hero. But in the end, still a father and flesh and blood. Yeah, he may have been irreligious … Continue reading The Death Of A Father Is Truly The Death Of A Hero
I first developed an interest in John around 2011 when I baptized my first born into the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. I was introduced to his liturgy mostly which is 2 hours long. As the years progressed his works became an obsession of mine. In a way, abandoned by the local Church and unable to … Continue reading What Is Truth? The Golden Mouth Chrysostom Explains
Image taken by Stephen McEllligott Is the Judge and society evil for creating prison? No, but the murderers must have some sort of place to go, right? Hell is not a place as much as it is a state of mind. Hell came about because of an abuse of free will and so is merely … Continue reading Did God Create Hell And Is He Evil For Creating It?
I found myself in parents house today and such is life you're never quite prepared for how a conversation will turn. One minute you're discussing Irish history and someone takes it in a completely new direction. In front of my uncle and brother my father blurts out that I won't get vaccinated. Suddenly, like a … Continue reading The Pressure To Be Vaxxed And Knowing When To Debate