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More Catholic Voodoo

Periodically, I like to visit our local “Christian” bookstore. Admittedly, there’s a lot of “Jesus junk” sold at these kinds of stores along with a preponderance of books from the “prosperity gospel” crowd but occasionally I do find something useful. 330 more words


18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B - O that we had meat

A Catholic homily by Fr Robbie Low
Readings: Exodus 16: 2-4, Ps 77, Ephesians 4: 17, 20-24, John 6: 24-35

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Rome's "Christian Unity" Trojan Horse

Rome’s “gospel” has always been a mixture of sacramental grace and works-righteousness. Despite some window dressing nothing has fundamentally changed since the Reformation. In ecumenical dialogues Catholics make sure to emphasize God’s grace but beneath the veneer is Rome’s primary doctrine stipulating that individuals must “cooperate” and “collaborate” with God’s grace in order to merit their salvation by participating in the church’s tightly controlled sacraments and by avoiding sin. 2,178 more words


Fra Josemaria M. Barbin on The Temptation of the Istari

The following essay has been writing for this blog by one of our seminarians, Fra Josemaria M. Barbin.  I agree with it in its entirely. 3,003 more words


St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

St. Alphonsus was born of noble parents, near Naples, in 1696. His spiritual training was entrusted to the Fathers of the Oratory in that city, and from his boyhood Alphonsus was known as a most devout Brother of the Little Oratory. 332 more words


Veni Sancte Spiritus

Holy Spirit! Lord of light!
From thy clear celestial height,
Thy pure beaming radiance give:
Come, Thou Father of the poor!
Come, with treasures which endure! 157 more words


The forbidden tree

One of the early heresies of the Christian era was the Gnostic idea that God did not creat evil. This is not what we read in… 466 more words