The Spiritual Life Is Much Like A Game Of Chess

My temporary prayer table Me and my son love to play Chess. We've been passing the time in the current draconian lockdown keeping our brains busy with this ancient game. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the game, its main objective is to overpower your opponent in a fight for control. The main … Continue reading The Spiritual Life Is Much Like A Game Of Chess

After Thousands Of Years A Remarkable Discovery Has Been Made

Image by enriquelopezgarre from Pixabay I sat with my spiritual father today who discussed with me a quote on his calendar for the month of February. It was of St.John Chrysostom. In previous weeks we had discussed how St.John was a favorite Saint of mine so he felt it relevant to give me the quote. … Continue reading After Thousands Of Years A Remarkable Discovery Has Been Made

Most Radical Catholics Are New Converts

Whenever I come across a radicalized Catholic who loves the Latin Mass, criticizes Vatican II and wants to live in the 4th century, a little investigation reveals they're relatively new to the Church. They could have been from a completely different denomination in Christianity or they were baptized Catholics, lived a very secular life and … Continue reading Most Radical Catholics Are New Converts

When You’re Lifting Above Your Weight In Your Spiritual Life

Image by Pexels from Pixabay I had a friend tell me they don't feel like they're doing enough in their prayers for a deceased loved one. I have often felt the same over the years, it's the human condition. The reason for this feeling is because society has taught us that if we are not … Continue reading When You’re Lifting Above Your Weight In Your Spiritual Life

Be Concerned Only With Things And People Who Help Save Your Soul

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I had a phone call recently from someone asking me to get involved in the business of photography. When I displayed a lack of interest there was a lot of irritation on their behalf. They couldn't understand what they saw as a good photographer with a lot of potential would reject the … Continue reading Be Concerned Only With Things And People Who Help Save Your Soul

Focusing On Exorcisms Not Good For Mental And Spiritual Health

A still from the Popular Exorcist movie filmed in 1973 Exorcists have been on the decline lately, and the Church is lamenting the growing shortage of priests available to train for it. It is and will always remain to be a very important part of the Churches ministry. Exorcism has its benefits on lay people … Continue reading Focusing On Exorcisms Not Good For Mental And Spiritual Health

The Importance Of Obedience To A Corrupt Government

Image by Couleur from Pixabay Whenever I talk about obedience, it drives people nuts. When the government or Church clergy is corrupt, it heightens all the more the sense of disgust at the thought of obeying. Regardless of what we may think of our government, when we are asked to do something that doesn't contradict … Continue reading The Importance Of Obedience To A Corrupt Government

To Experience Healing Jesus Removes Us From The Crowd

Away From The Crowd And Outside The Village With No Return He took him aside in private, away from the crowdMark:7:33 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the villageMark:823 And Jesus sent him home, saying, "Do not even go into the village."Mark:8:26 In the Gospel of Mark we see … Continue reading To Experience Healing Jesus Removes Us From The Crowd