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The Example of Eleazar

The First and Second Books of Maccabees are the last books of the Old Testament and detail the resistance of the Jews to the Seleucid Empire under Antiochus IV. I was completely unfamiliar with them until I began preparing to … Continue reading

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The Grace of God as Training Wheels

This is something I’ve observed in myself that I haven’t seen put in quite the same way though I am sure it has been discussed by theologians. When I returned to Christ — or more truly came fully to him … Continue reading

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The Latin Mass has been restricted because my feelings

A year ago to the day by coincidence, I did a fisking on an article I found which had been published in late 2019 but was so outrageous, I felt compelled to respond. Here we have something more recent from … Continue reading

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Life is Easier – So Should Religion Be

We are now well into the season of Lent for 2021 and so far at least, without any hint that we’re going to be deprived of the Mass again during this Holy Time. The Feast of St. Joseph was the … Continue reading

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The Allegory of the Bottle

I don’t know whether this will be seen as poorly thought out, absurd or just silly but I want to attempt to write it down anyway.  Imagine that Christianity or more specifically the Body of Christ is a bottle — … Continue reading

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Fake Catholics

A few years ago when the term “fake news” began being spread, Donald Trump was quick to use it against his shameless enemies in the media — particularly CNN. The media reacted as you would expect and stopped using the … Continue reading

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Visit to Marian Valley

I recently visited the Marian Valley in Queensland, Australia. It is within the Archdiocese of Brisbane and run by the Monastic Order of St. Paul the First Hermit. This was my first visit and it is a wonderful place for … Continue reading

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Fisking Fletcher on the Latin Mass

I love reading a good fisking but I’ve seldom done one on the blog with only this one coming up in a search. The following article about the Latin Mass appeared in the National Catholic Register in November last year … Continue reading

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Looking on the bright side

In these times it is important to remember that the trial of being separated from the Mass and the Sacraments can still be fruitful and we should look to God’s intention for this. I think we aren’t wrong to question … Continue reading

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Hopeful & Hopeless

I have been meaning to come back to this post for well over a year and the current scare going on (as of writing), has put me in mind to finally finish it. Unfortunately the time between reading these two … Continue reading

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