Have you ever been hungry? No, not peckish, not dinner time hungry, I mean really hungry. That kind of gnawing, groaning, roaring hunger that causes you to feel pain? Well, […]
My take on how the Sacred Heart of Christ is healing me. My contribution to First Friday link-up at O Most Sacred Heart. I’ve lived most of my life in […]
Often, commonly said phrases become cliched, meaningless, and somehow dead. But let’s just think about this one for a second, just take a moment, and ponder this “Immaculate Conception.” Namely, […]
Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
-Song of Solomon 6:10
People love CS Lewis; and with good reason, the man smoked a pipe, and was chummy with J R R Tolkien, of Lord of the Rings fame. They may also like him because of his fancy British fairy world of everyday kings and queens and his insistence on the importance of the nobody.* He feeds the desperate Gen Y desire for nobility and value.
Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and at church this morning (Maternal Heart of Mary in Sydney, Australia) I was fortunate enough to kiss a […]
I present you with the second of my series of four explanations of the Marian dogmas: number two, Mary’s Perpetual Virginity. First, you should read Dogma number one, on her Divine […]
Today we commemorate Mary’s assumption. There are lots of reasons Mary was assumed to heaven. For example, Mary’s body wasn’t ‘allowed to see decay’ because it contained Christ, the source of […]
The Catholic church holds to four dogmas about Mary. A dogma, and I’m paraphrasing Shea here, is basically the assertion that “hey, we’ve thought about this, we’ve tested this, this is the basic amount necessary for belief. Now, let’s talk about more interesting things…”