Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay Ireland has become the only country in Europe to enter a second national lockdown. For those of us who suffer with depression and anxiety this can be a very bad time. On approach to one of the most stressful times of the year, the prospect of spending Christmas without … Continue reading There Is A Way You Can Beat Depression During Irish Lockdown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw91J2Y2_Wk&t=12s In his latest Youtube video, Michael Voris attacked Bishop Barron, making a number of arguments which I respectfully responded to in a comment which he or a member of his team deleted. The irony here is that he is critical of the Bishop for inviting in lame Catholic journalists who already agree with his … Continue reading Michael Voris Attacks Bishop Barron Deleting Comments Opposing His Argument
My kids took this rather funny photo of me today. They wanted to play "Knights and Kings" and they all agreed I should be king. They bought me a kings crown from the local toy store and took this photo of me with my Mr.Perfect mug. As we all laughed at the photo it nevertheless … Continue reading What It Means To Live Like A King
West Face Of The High Cross http://www.stephenbernard.org It is only a short drive from my home yet remains one of the biggest tourist attractions all year round. This is only one of the numerous well preserved 1100 year old High Crosses found in Ireland today. It was erected on the site of a monastery that … Continue reading 10th century High Crosses Of Monasterboice explained.
Image by lininha_bs from Pixabay The Church permits Holy Communion in the hand so it is not a sin. However, this does not mean that it is a practice that should be continued. There is a popular misconception that Vatican II permitted Holy Communion in the hand, but nothing could be further from the truth. … Continue reading Is Holy Communion In The Hand A Sin?
Image by invisiblepower from Pixabay Knowing Gods will for our lives and the various paths and choices we are given in life is no easy task. We would all love to know the will of God, and according to St.Paul it is possible, but it would require a lot of faith and hard work. There … Continue reading How to Discover The Will Of God
Photo by Erika Giraud on Unsplash If a person's faith is not strong enough, welcome him all the same without starting an argument.Romans:14:1 St.Paul here is mostly dealing with the scrupulous Christians who have all sorts of opinions. Their faith isn't that great. St.Paul instructs that some Christians who think some days should be held … Continue reading How Christians Should Welcome The Stranger
DEATHBED CONVERSION MIRACLES VIA THE ST. BENEDICT'S MEDAL MIRACLE 1On the 14th of March, 1859, a pious layman happened to meet a priest in the street, who was very distressed about a young man of seventeen who had come home from Paris so ill, that the doctor was of the opinion that he could not … Continue reading DEATHBED CONVERSION MIRACLES FROM ST. BENEDICT’S MEDAL
St.Carlos Acutis That headline may seem quite provocative considering the Church asks us daily to become saints. But I'm telling you in this post not to become saints but to become another Christ. There are many of us in the Church who chase "titles". There's something troubling about a person who wants to be a … Continue reading Don’t Listen To People Who Tell You To Become A Saint
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I once heard Bishop Barron say somewhere that conversion is a mixed bag of tricks. He is certainly not wrong in that assessment as there are many doors by which people enter the Church. However, I'm a big believer that whilst conversion may be a mixed bag of tricks, … Continue reading Why The Church Should Stop Using Pop Culture To Make Conversion Easier