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Life Forming Models

Since childhood we’re told we’re a snowflake, each one unique.  (But doesn’t it melt away when it hits the ground?)  America was built on the John Wayne model of individualism but would you trust him if his real name was “Marion” which it was, so who do you trust?) 413 more words



It’s a strange thing to have to tell people.

“I’m going to train for the priesthood.”

Many people have questions. Some say they’ve always known I’d be doing this. 93 more words


Why I became a priest

     The simple truth is I never wanted to be a priest. Yet now, as I look back on my life, it is clear that God was calling me to the holy priesthood from an early age. 877 more words


On entitlement and celibacy

A sense of entitlement is listed as one of the symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which seems so obvious you probably don’t need to go to the… 670 more words


Living with Fire / Feeding the Flame #2

“And Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.” (Ex. 1,079 more words

Missioner: An interview with H.E. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster

Could you start maybe by telling me a bit about your childhood, your early life, how you started feeling this call to the priesthood?

My early experience of life was very much within a Catholic family, but I wouldn’t like to imply by that that I grew up in a pious household—I didn’t. 3,686 more words


The Beginning of the Book of the Covenant

As we begin this this study of what is written in the Book of the Covenant, it’s important to realize that what we call “The Ten Commandments” is really called “ 725 more words