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Month: September 2016

Don’t Chuck the Berries!

Don’t Chuck the Berries!

In some parts of the world it’s already cold and damp – and ‘the nights are fair drawin’ in’, as the old folk used to say. That simply means the days have less daylight hours than they used to, and that it’s getting dark earlier each evening even before the clock gets shifted. Soon the hatches will be getting battened down, not for the three days of darkness but simply for another Winter north of Hadrian’s old wall. Already, the…

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Scotland – I Never You!

Scotland – I Never You!

This blogging game is a funny business and it’s remarkable what one finds other people write. Even the language of pointing to what is to be found on another blogg is quaint. So one can say, “over at”, when referring to “a recent post” somewhere else is the “bloggosphere”. All rather charming. Anyway, here’s what I  found over at www.exlaodicea. It got me thinking and scribbling. The passage is from Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical letter Caritas Studium from 1898: Scotland,…

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Mater Misericordiae

Mater Misericordiae

O Mother, protect us against falsehoods and lies about Divine Mercy. Lead us to see that Your Son’s Mercy is never without His Justice. Lead us to see that true Mercy guards Justice, never rejecting it. Help us, dear Mother, to ‘seek first God’s kingdom and His justice’ that we may never speak of Mercy without Justice, that we may never betray the Holy Sacrifice offered for us. O Mother, this world is a mess – only you can bring…

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…vita dulcedo, et spes nostra….

…vita dulcedo, et spes nostra….

She is always with us – no matter how nutty things may get. She is always with us – no matter how many reject her. Big business doesn’t want Her in their coffee shops; in class rooms where purity is rejected she too is rejected; and even in the Mystical Body her purity is sneered at through linguistic events. She, however, is stronger than big business; she is stronger than those who corrupt children – making them into purveyors of…

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“For God, and…for GAMINNNNG!!!”

“For God, and…for GAMINNNNG!!!”

There are a few places still in existence that seem to have a scent of the divine around every corner – the tops of high mountains are often such places. To listen to some divines, however, one would think that wherever there is goodness, friendship, and genuine happiness shared by people that it is either a fluke, or that it is because God – with a divine-gamble – took a risk by giving gifts to people hoping that it would…

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Facebook or Face East?

Facebook or Face East?

It’s said that every culture has a cult at the centre of it. A form of worship that forms what happens around about it. So New Zealand’s national religion is it’s rugby. The whole country (apart from a few miscreants who prefer football/soccer) is mad about a game that it absolutely dominates. The ‘cult’ of the All Blacks produces a culture where the work of cultivating success is unprecedented. They are one of the highest achieving sporting teams ever having…

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