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Resistance Is NOT Futile

Click the link to learn more, readers: His resistance to Communism was heroic, but his sanctity more so I.Media for Aleteia - published on 04/26/23 Eduard Habsburg, Hungarian ambassador to the Vatican, talks about Cardinal Jósef Mindszenty's example of holiness and resistance to the Communist regime. Pope Francis’ trip to Hungary from April 28 to 30, 2023,… Continue reading Resistance Is NOT Futile

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A Passionate Statement

Worth remembering and reading: The Passion And The Arts the primary purpose of the arts, like all human activity, is to draw people closer to God. Have you ever wondered why we use the word “passion” to describe the suffering that Jesus went through? After all when we say we are passionate about something we… Continue reading A Passionate Statement

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The Lack of Religion in Fiction and Issues this Causes

Kit Sun Cheah had an interesting article on his site recently. Titled “Guy Gavriel Kay’s Religion Without Religion,” he tackles an issue rampant in modern fiction of every variety: modern writers largely cannot write believable religions or religious characters. Every time they try, they leave a hollow world behind that does not satisfy a reader… Continue reading The Lack of Religion in Fiction and Issues this Causes

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Stop In and Say Hi

As of February 2023, readers, the Almighty is literally waiting for you in this airport in Atlanta, Georgia. There is now a chapel of perpetual Eucharistic Adoration open in the interfaith chapel at the airport. It services both the personnel on station and travelers who pass through the airport. Since I am Catholic, I am… Continue reading Stop In and Say Hi

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Thou Art Dust…

…and unto dust thou shalt return. Take a look at this piece on the Sedlec Ossuary in Kunta Hora, Czechia, readers! Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church" Kutna Hora, Czechia A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons. THE 40,000 TO 70,000 SKELETONS within Sedlec Ossuary (aka Kostnice Ossuary Beinhaus) in the Czech Republic welcome you, quite… Continue reading Thou Art Dust…

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A Word on Predestination

Worth the read. Check it out! Predestination and How Sanctifying Grace Justifies Us By Gene Van Son 12 January AD 2023 The idea that we are all predestined to heaven or hell when we die is rather disconcerting.  However, all Christians (and Muslims, too) agree that our souls will end up in one of those two… Continue reading A Word on Predestination

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Close Encounters of the Spiritual Kind

Okay, so Halloween is over. Don’t tell me that with Christmas on the horizon you have forgotten Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? Ghosts don’t only appear on Halloween. They show up when it suits them or when they are sent somewhere. Yes, I do mean sent. It depends on where the ghost is, of course;… Continue reading Close Encounters of the Spiritual Kind

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In Memoriam

Learn more through the link, readers! No Greater Glory: The Four Chaplains and the Sinking of the USAT Dorchester Written By: Command Sergeant Major James H. Clifford, USA-Ret. In the early morning hours of 3 February 1943, First Sergeant Michael Warish nearly gave up hope as he floated helplessly in the freezing waters of the North… Continue reading In Memoriam


Review – Bulletproof Vestments: A Father Jay Book 0 by Jane Lebak

And we have another review, readers! I may have managed to get my reading hat firmly back in place. We shall see, but it is not looking too shabby at the moment. You may recall that I reviewed Jane Lebak’s The Boys Upstairs last year, just in time for Christmas. In that review I said… Continue reading Review – Bulletproof Vestments: A Father Jay Book 0 by Jane Lebak

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A Valuable Consideration

Take a look at this thoughtful reflection, readers: The Problem With Artistic complacency October 5, 2022 Deacon Lawrence Are you too complacent in your faith? Complacency is a rejection of things as they might be. "Good enough" is the motto of the complacent person. Complacency makes people fear the unknown, mistrust the untried, and abhor… Continue reading A Valuable Consideration