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On Contemporary Critiques of Ultramontanism; With a Comparison of Recent Supreme Pontiffs to Liverpool FC Managers

Jürgen Klopp’s appoitment as Liverpool FC’s new manager may not be “the most exciting event … ever,” but it is certainly terribly exciting. I have been a Liverpool supporter ever since my youth, when, not having a TV, I started looking for soccer clips online and found… 2,024 more words

The Opalescent Parrot

Purity before Power: The Sanctifying Flame of Pentecost

‘I am convinced that this movement is a very important component of the entire renewal of the Church.’

(Pope St John Paul II on the Catholic Charismatic movement) 491 more words

Jesus Christ

Eucharistic Adoration

Recently, a loved one asked me what Adoration is and so I thought I would re-post this entry.

(CCC 1380) “It is highly fitting that Christ should have wanted to remain present to his Church in this unique way. 1,469 more words

Non abbiate paura

One way in which Christ brings peace is by conquering fear:

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for…

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The Dove

The present-day mentality, more perhaps than that of people in the past, seems opposed to a God of mercy, and in fact tends to exclude from life and to remove from the human heart the very idea of mercy.

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The Dove

Sainthood: Recognising Heaven's Grace

What is canonisation? It is simply the agreement of earth with heaven. It is not the creation of something, or a promotion. It is the recognition by the Church of an existing work of grace within a man or woman of God that renders their intercession meritorius before His throne. 61 more words