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We Love You, Mama! Viva! Viva! Viva Immaculata!

We Love You, Mama! Viva! Viva! Viva Immaculata!

A few years ago, before the end of the world, there were a group of “heads” who were ruled by their hearts. They started to read the signs of the times, and came to a realization that it was all over: the battle was lost. It was time to abandon the posts they had held for what seemed like an age. Before they grabbed the necessaries for the flight into evasion, they conspired to meet again in a safe place…

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It Takes More Than Facts to Convince

It Takes More Than Facts to Convince

“I put my money into….” Sometimes one thinks there is room for discussion on a point, and that a good debate will bring people closer to the truth, or even deeper into it. Then again, there are situations in which “it takes more than facts to convince.” Those were the words of a moral theologian who was once asked by a student: “Father, you have laid out clearly why the Church teaches what it does. It makes perfect sense. Why…

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To Dump or Not to Dump…To Live or Not to Live

To Dump or Not to Dump…To Live or Not to Live

When one only hears the constant hammer of staple guns, and the psychotic squeal of hand-held drills, as they accompany a generations’ rejection of what it calls “tradition”, one begins to wonder as to the power of anything to prevent the madness at the end of this world. “Dump it”, is the response to anything that is uncomfortable. If it’s broke there’s no attempt to fix it, just “dump it”. Yes, there is a muddled attempt by some to consider…

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Unhappy 50th: the Battle is Over

Unhappy 50th: the Battle is Over

Lying on one’s back after a knock-out punch is not a pleasant experience. Coming round, to the sound of a muffled voice, and a sudden rush of pain to the head leaves one wondering, “What the…? Where…? Who…?” And then things start to come back into focus – if one is lucky. At this point, the words, “Take it easy”, are useless. The fight of the last 50 years is over, but lying on one’s back is only recommended when…

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Enjoy Your Retirement, Comrade

Enjoy Your Retirement, Comrade

(Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.) Today, there are a whole lot of tyrants around, and they usually all come in the disguise of good businessmen. A well-known, unsavoury, character died recently. He was a promoter of the denigration of women, and also a funder of the destruction of innocent human life. His publications were pornographic, and were used to corrupt the morals of generations. When he died, however, the tyrants couldn’t…

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1967 and All That: Did We Take Our Eyes of the Ball?

1967 and All That: Did We Take Our Eyes of the Ball?

For a great number of Catholic Irish-Scots this year has been quite momentous on the sporting field. It is 50 years since a group of young Scots, playing for one of Glasgow’s prodigious teams became the champions of Europe – which effectively meant they were the world’s greatest football (i.e. soccer) team. Why this anniversary has meant so much to so many is worth pondering, and maybe I’ll do so more fully on the 100th anniversary! One of the remarkable…

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Children of the Revelation!

Children of the Revelation!

Whether I like it or not, I’m a child of the revolution: I’ve swallowed much of the garabage in the swamp around me. And the swamp is full of cultural Marxism, progressive ideas, tolerance quotas, political correctness, capitalistic-communistic usury, the contraceptive mentality – and fear! There were three children (two in particular) who lived in recent times that were not trapped by the allurements of the world. They did not try to speak ‘the right way’ – or ‘the left…

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Do Not Be Afraid?

Do Not Be Afraid?

I used to think Pope John Paul II was totally fearless, Our Lady’s pope right to the end. Now? I wonder. The consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a serious matter. Why then didn’t it take place as Our Lady commanded? If Our Lady called for it then surely obedience demanded that God’s will – spoken by Our Lady – be done. ‘Truth itself speaks truly, or there’s nothing true’ – and if the truth is…

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The Truth About Mercy and Kasper’s Unfriendly Ghost

The Truth About Mercy and Kasper’s Unfriendly Ghost

I. Doctoral Thesis incomplete Long before the ‘Year of Mercy’ and the Synods on Marriage and the Family there was a doctoral student, whose specialization was marriage and the family, who attempted to make a comparative study between St. Faustina Maria Kowalska’s understanding of divine mercy, and that proposed by the great devotee of herself, Pope John Paul II. As the thesis was being written many things in the Church and the world happened and the student in question withdrew…

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“At Peace with God” – Universalism Victorious?

“At Peace with God” – Universalism Victorious?

  Sometimes the things one hears cuts deep into the soul. And one is left without being able to respond. The contemporary cultural phrase that ends all discussion is, “Well, that’s your opinion….” It takes the floor away from any search for the truth – or even an attempt to present it. It seems to be a cultural form of self-defence – like an intellectual Jiu Jitzu move? It seems to give one “peace with God”. That, one thinks, would…

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