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Mass Restrictions?

I once read a story about some Catholics who went through a horrible persecution by a totalitarian regime. They had to do without Mass...

Digital Intoxication

I asked a question. No answer. I asked it again. Still no answer. I waited a few more seconds and tried a third time. Nothing. My...

June

Earlier this month was the feast day of St. Charles Lwanga (June 3rd). Years ago he and a number of his companions were martyred because...

The "Church" Told Me To

A father once came to me in distress because one of his children had left the faith as soon as he moved out on his own (a common...

The Word of Truth

I saw a video of a man who crashed his first bike just minutes after purchasing it; he was clearly not handling that motorcycle rightly....

Loving God

Scripture says love does not keep a record of wrongs (cf 1 Corinthians 13). Do you keep a record of your own wrongs by dwelling on sins...

Dress

"The dress of the body should not discredit the good of the soul." St. Cyprian

Criticism

He said to his friend, "all that dark ages stuff, like kneeling for communion and receiving on the tongue, that's just an archaic and...

Becoming Wise

I wonder what it would be like if we had a spiritual-weather webpage? It could tell us that with the current state of events, there is a...

Standing Out

I just had a totally unbelieveable experience. I sent an email to a customer service department for a product I bought (that was not...

Time in Scripture

Do protestants spend far too much time focused on Scripture and not enough time on Jesus Himself? I cannot speak for every single one of...

An "Education"

"You must get an education!" You hear people say it all the time nowadays. Looking at the full weight of the admonition, I am a bit...

The Right Devotion

Someone showed me a video recently of a group of Catholics singing a song to the Blessed Virgin. As I often say, I do not know their...

Your Conscience (part 2)

There is one more detail that I ought to mention to help with understanding the misuse of conscience. I know someone who uses his...

Your Conscience

I have not read Dante's Divine Comedy in its entirety, but were he to have written it today, there would definitely be a special circle...

Uncritical Thinking

When I was in college (1992) I took a class called "critical thinking". It was essentially a class in logic with a sprinkling of social...

The "Middle" Position

The church has a theological attitude unknown in any other sect or group I know of: a middle between rejected and accepted -- the...

Spiritual Distractions (again)

Have you ever been distracted by spiritual things? We all have at one time or another, and I have written about this before. The danger...

Criticizing the Good

I have been reading and watching videos of a number of faithful Catholics criticizing Harrison Butker's commencement speech. They are not...

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