INTRODUCTION There are 6 types of temptations that we need to look out for in our spiritual formation. One is from above, the second below, the third from behind, the fourth to the front, the fifth to the left, and the sixth to the right. I often talk on this blog about the dangers of … Continue reading The Six Temptations Of The Devil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o25ccOZSO1M First of all let me say I've great respect for the Pope. Although we are miles apart on subjects regarding vaccines passes, vaccines mandates, climate change and some views on the creation story I strongly condemn all unjust attacks against the Bishop of Rome. However, some seem to think one cannot publicly disagree with … Continue reading It’s Not Normal To React Violently When Someone Insults Your Mother
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay In this short post, I won’t try to persuade you of the truth on this matter in any real depth. I can trust that having read this post you will investigate for yourself the points I express and then make up your own mind on the issue. I will … Continue reading When It Comes To Climate Change There Are Two Extremes And Neither Of Them Is Correct
Image by Mikdev from Pixabay In the last week or so on the 17th of September Pope Francis met with our Irish president Michael D Higgins. They formally exchanged some gifts and greeted one another. Pope Francis honored him as any Patriarch or Pope would a head of state. However, in the course of the … Continue reading Pope Francis’s Shocking Praise Of Ireland’s President Michael Higgins
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?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay This morning I thought more about my encounter with the Greek Orthodox priest at his parish Church. He made quite a strong impression upon me. For someone who didn't speak English that well he did a fantastic job at talking about the theology of St.John the Baptist and the significance … Continue reading Have You Eaten From My Fruit?
“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
A friend of mine hearing on my intention to go in and take a look at this exhibition advised me not to. I said, why? Who am I to Judge? We are called as Christians to listen to what others have to say no matter who they are. I can only describe it as a … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Art Exhibition At The National Gallery Of Ireland
I love the Latin Mass, I do but there's a reason people give for attending that is troublesome. What is it? "I go to the Latin Mass because I'm looking for more spiritual depth in my life". Ouch. Dangerous talk. If you cannot attend the Ordinary form done appropriately and with reverence, and cannot attend … Continue reading This Reason People Give For Attending Latin Mass Is a Cause For Great Concern