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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
Posted in Humor Tagged Catholic Church, Francis, Francis of Assisi, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jorge Bergoglio, Pope, Saints, Tolkien Leave a comment
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
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
Posted in Spiritual Minute Tagged Catholic Church, Church, Divine grace, God, Kingdom of Heaven (film), Perseverance of the saints, Salvation, Sin 2 Comments
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
Posted in Spiritual Minute Tagged Christ, Church, God, HolySpirit, Jesu, Lead, Satan, Sin 1 Comment
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
Posted in Spiritual Minute Tagged Christ, Christian, damnation, Divine grace, First Epistle to the Corinthians, God, heaven, hell, justice and love, Love of God, Pain, purgation, Purgatory, rain, Suffering, sunset Leave a comment
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
Posted in Spiritual Minute Tagged Christ, Christian, God, Jesu, Love, Prayer, Religion and Spirituality, Suffering 1 Comment
Brought Up Catholic?: You Will Understand!
My Dad, when my sisters would say eewww when he clipped his toe nails, would put them on the table in front of them and say “now there, you’ve got a first class relic!”
Posted in Humor Tagged Catholic Church, Catholicism, Christianity, Francis of Assisi, Manicure, Nail (anatomy), Pope, Pope Benedict XVI Leave a comment
Tolkien Minute: Gandalf Is The Pope!
I think Gandalf is obviously the Pope. Think about it. The White Wizard? At first I thought he might be St. Dominic, but then I thought he must be the Pope because I realized where the Pope stays during the … Continue reading
Posted in Humor Tagged Catholic, Catholicism, Dominic, Gandalf, Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien, Pope, Saint Dominic 2 Comments
The Real Valentine!
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