Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tolkien Minute: Rhadagast The Brown Is St. Francis!

Is there any doubt in your mind that Rhadagast the Brown Wizard was inspired by St. Francis in the mind of Tolkien? In another post we talked about how Gandolf is probably the Pope. I thought this was pretty cool, … Continue reading

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Pray For The Conclave!

I can’t wait to hear these words of joy; “Habemus Papam!,” but there are many prayers and sacrifices between now and then. Please join the Church in prayer and sacrifice. Dear Lord, I offer my whole life to you, all … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: Why Do Saints Say They’re Wretched?

If you look to the saints you will see that they universally consider themselves to be wretched. They also universally persist in the understanding that hell is a real possibility, that people, even people who think they are good, can … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: Satan Thrives On Secrets

Satan thrives on secrets and secrets lead to lies, lies lead to distrust, distrust leads to broken relationships, broken relationships lead to fragmentation in the body of Christ, fragmentation in the Church leads to a decrease in the Church’s able … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: Are We Persecutors?

Christ has clearly taught that if we are true to him that we will experience persecution from those who are not true to him, or at least not entirely true to him. All the saints experienced such persecutions even from … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: Love Is Just And Justice Is Loving

We Christians too often identify the justice of God with the justice of damnation. The reality is that the penalty of damnation originates in the soul of a person who decides to rebel against God. The cause of damnation is … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: What Would You Die For?

The blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians. Our Lord tells us that if we are like to him that we will suffer as he suffered. That doesn’t necessarily mean that we will die but we should be ready … Continue reading

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