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Christ: The King of Wreckage & Re-creator of Broken Things.
Preface Note: This is part of a family email chain that I wrote during Advent 2014. I want to add that the re-creation that Jesus works in us through our Baptism, that lives in us, isn’t just a remaking but … Continue reading
Mystic Chapel Music
Here is a nice music cooperative that is putting out some good spiritual music. It is called Mystic Chapel, and they are writing songs about particular Martyrs. This one is about Becket. Here is their website: The Martyr’s Project
St. Ignatius’ Eighth Rule On the Discernment of Spirits
Eighth Rule. The eighth: When the consolation is without cause, although there be no deceit in it, as being of God our Lord alone, as was said; still the spiritual person to whom God gives such consolation, ought, with much … Continue reading
I got the chance to be with my baby boy for a long time today. I haven’t spent that much time alone with him since he was born about ten weeks ago. I went to pray with him in an … Continue reading
In the wake of tragedy one often wonders whether God has allowed this or that suffering as a chastisement. This notion often meets with vehement disapproval or a tacit acceptance that can seem void of meaning. I’ve wondered about this, … Continue reading
A Sacred Heart Litany for Mercy
The projection of self condemnation onto others, “the judgmental,” in the creation of a false mercy, a false love. This is a brilliant explanation of this fundamental error of our age written by my wife on Mother’s Day!
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…
Plans For Your Welfare!
Early one afternoon my wife had looked through our store of keepsakes, the kind that we went through and really decided that we wanted to keep. Its contents make up a somewhat decent-sized old-fashioned-looking chest. She found a frame that…
And He Dwelt Among Us!
Today the Church celebrates the day that God became man in the womb of our Blessed Mother. Happy Annunciation Day! May God announce to you the good news of his coming, speaking to your deepest heart a language of eternal … Continue reading