When I was a young 11-13-year-old starting out in high school the local Catholic priest would visit us. The school had its oratory (it's a Catholic school) where the priest would take us for prayer. He was a young man and you could tell he was of middle-class countryside descent (most Irish Catholic priests are) … Continue reading Do Breathing Exercises Enhance Our Prayer Lives and Bring Peace?
Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay There are two reasons for this. The theological explanation lies in the answer that our souls lack the steadiness of Christs presence. It's a telltale sign that there's a need for "repentance" which means to do a 180 degrees turn and change our way of viewing the world. The … Continue reading Why We Get Upset When Insulted And How To Stop Getting Angry
Born in 1868 Mrs.Florence Pannel and dying in 1980 at 111 details her earliest memories at the age of 10 in 1878. I really feel much more of these interviews should have been the norm many years ago. We've basically gone from a society of women afraid to show their ankles to wandering around the … Continue reading 108 Years Old In 1977 This Old Lady Gives Us An Insight Into Times Gone By
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay I'm a big user of Facebook, WordPress and YouTube, but I am not a big user of any others like Twitter or Instagram which I deleted a long time ago. I've no time for all this social media it's too much for a 36 year old man. My blog already … Continue reading Celebrity YouTube Culture In Christian Churches Is Damaging The Image Of Christendom
Image by Majaranda from Pixabay I took my dog to the Ocean. It's a place called "Gyles Quay". It's around midday so the wind is nice and high generated some nice waves. It's around 20 degrees and for Ireland that's a heatwave, but there's no sun just a sheet of cloud with nice ripples and … Continue reading The Crows Ate While The Sheep Observed With No Shepherd To Intervene
Copyright bang showbiz Chris Martin I can't deny there are some strange Christian evangelical cults out there that really ruin a persons childhood. However, Chris Martins recent spilling of his first world problems with regards to not being able to play "paint it black" by the Rolling stones because it was considered "evil" is so … Continue reading Coldplay’s Chris Martin Complains About His Religious Upbringing
I was 11 years old on Christmas day of 1995 and for most of 1996 I lived that 11th year enjoying one of the hottest summers. The 90's summers were very memorable as being the hottest in Ireland. However, that Christmas it had been particularly cold when my eldest sister took me to Belfast with … Continue reading The Story Of A Homeless Man Who Looked Like Rasputin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSYaN09hfHU As a Catholic considering a move to the Greek Orthodox Church, unlike many others I've no ill will against Pope Francis at all nor do I scorn the Ecumenical Patriarch. I think most people who know me understand quite clearly that I am one of Pope Francis biggest defenders against unwarranted attacks and is … Continue reading Should The Orthodox And Catholic Laity Publicly Disagree With Their Spiritual Leaders?
Photo By Stephen McElligott This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.Jeremiah 6:16 Many Christians often quote this verse to justify their position that we should return to … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Take The “Ancient Path?”
For confusion arises within us, not from the nature of circumstances, but from the infirmity of our minds; for if we were thus affected by reason of what befalls us, then, (as we all sail the same sea, and it is impossible to escape waves and spray,) all men must needs be troubled; but if … Continue reading Nobody Has The Power To Upset You