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
From there he went up to Bethel, and while he was on the road up, some small boys came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go up, baldhead!" they shouted. "Go up, baldhead!" ·He turned around and looked at them; and he cursed them in the name of Yahweh. And two she-bears came … Continue reading Why Did God Kill 42 Children Merely For Calling Elisha “Baldy”?
Pope Benedict in recent years has lifted the restrictions to the Latin Mass. There is no doubt that this Mass is very reverent and peaceful. I myself even believe that the Priest in the ordinary form is facing the wrong way on the altar and that such directions were not in Vatican II. I have … Continue reading Should The Church Ban The Latin Mass?
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay I heard a radio program in Ireland in which the presenter who is openly atheist, said he didn't worship money because it's not a god. "It's not a deity, so I don't think the word "worship" is appropriate".The word worship however can have a double meaning being used in … Continue reading Do Atheists Worship Money?
I once met a woman who spoke to me likes so: "You listen here young man, you are too young to know what you're talking about". I responded to her with love, "Yes, I hear what you're saying, now you listen to me old woman." She was immediately offended, and as you can imagine it … Continue reading Old Age Doesn’t Make You Wise And Knowledgeable
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay It's been on my mind lately about how nobody notices when there's a pandemic and that God is speaking to us. I then open the scriptures and read this from the book of Job:33:34, "God speaks first in one way, and then in another, but not one notices. "We often … Continue reading Reasons We Don’t Notice God Speaking To Us
Feeling a little blue lately? Has somebody told you that you need to do something about it? Medication, workout and getting some exercise are good tips to relieve the depression, right? But did you discover that even with medication and all the burpees and sit ups in the world you're still depressed? Well have I … Continue reading How To Overcome Your Depression
You can do all the Zen eastern meditation you want. You can go to Church and beg for a release from the things that irritate you, but guess what? Sometimes, we are just never going to be released from them. Usually I'm a pretty quiet person but there are some things that bring the devil … Continue reading Here Are The Five Little Things That Irritate All Of Us
Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay There are so many Catholic authors out there in the Churches 2020 year old history we couldn't possibly name them all. In the last 20 years, and more recently with social media, Catholic book sales have surged enormously. In this post I will discuss what it is we are … Continue reading The Books That Really Make Us Catholic Are Being Neglected