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Moreland on Jansenist Catholicism...and Summer Fridays With Pascal

My friend Michael Moreland has a very interesting post, Irish Catholicism and the Long Tail of Jansenism, whose core speculation is that those European quarters most influenced by Jansenism are also among those most likely to see a decline in Catholic influence. 415 more words

Marc O. DeGirolami

Confessions of a Cynical Catholic: Charlie Charlie…I don't care if you're there

     I am currently standing in my dining room, staring at two pencils in the vague shape of a cross (or an X depending on where you are standing) waiting to see if something creepy happens. 1,016 more words


St. Padre Pio on Listening to Your Guardian Angel

Padre Pio had encounters with angels throughout his life and got to know them very well. He also received interior locutions; he had to discern from whom they came and how he ought to react to them. 911 more words


A woman once came to St. Philip Neri, in Rome, and acknowledged she was much given to backbiting; she asked him to advise her how she was to get rid of this fault. 302 more words


Bible 1 Yr – Day 138 – “What do you want me to do for you?”

What strikes me about today reading is the dramatic difference between two identical requests.
In Mark 10:35, the Apostles James and John have this exchange: 462 more words


Jesu, Meek and Gentle

Jesu, meek and gentle,
Son of God most high,
Pitying, loving Saviour,
Hear Thy children’s cry.

Pardon our offences,
Loose our captive chains,
Break down every idol, 64 more words


Likeness to Our Father

A father gives his child an example to follow, and a child in his actions bears a certain likeness to his father. This is especially true of the natural Son of God, the Father’s Only-Begotten, Who is the very Image of the Father. 162 more words