‘In the End….’

‘In the End….’

  No doubt many words shall be written about 2017 being the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima. Does it make any difference that it is 100 years? I don’t know. What I wonder about is how the triumph of the Immacuate Heart will manifest itself. That it will come I don’t doubt – but how? What form will this triumph take? And when Our Lady says, “In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph”, what…

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In a Fallen World – Love is Stronger than Death!

In a Fallen World – Love is Stronger than Death!

What would it be like to live in a world where everyone you could see was crippled in some kind of way – everyone except for yourself and your own ‘flesh and blood’? And what if every time you saw these little ones your heart was filled with pity, a pity that made you want to lift them up and carry them? Where would you carry them to? Who would you carry them to? What would you give to help…

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Behold Your Mother! It is Her Day!!!!!

Behold Your Mother! It is Her Day!!!!!

  Who could ever say it? Who could ever catch in words the truth about who She is? Who could ever say too much about Her? What does one write when one is lost for words? What does one write when there are only have tears? What does one say to someone who asks, “Who is She?” Can any one fully answer that question? Only Her Son – and those united to Him in eternity: “Ecce Mater tua!” Oh Mother,…

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Night Shift and Shifty Characters: Wake Up!

Night Shift and Shifty Characters: Wake Up!

It was C.S. Lewis who gave us Shift – the Ape who manipulated the gullible donkey, Puzzle, into doing the most stupid things. Maybe it was because he was called Shift that he was so subtle. He offers a shift in direction – a modernization of religion. In fact, he engineers poor old Puzzle and the other the other talking animals into thinking the New Religion is actually the Old Religion. Sound familiar? Maybe too many people are working night-shift…

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Why Seminarians also Should Learn to Dance!

Why Seminarians also Should Learn to Dance!

A dear friend asked for some thoughts on dancing. Dancing? The only kind of dancing I was ever able to do was with a soccer ball – and that was never too graceful. More like blood, sweat, and tears: a scene from a First World War trench! Yet, it is amazing what one begins to think about when a topic is suggested for a post. The exact theme given was, “Why Seminarians also Should Learn to Dance!” It might not…

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Her Great Day is Close – ‘Especially for Freemasons’!

Her Great Day is Close – ‘Especially for Freemasons’!

Viva Immaculata! Viva Immaculata! Viva Immaculata! Start fasting and praying! Prepare your heart for the graces she is bringing! Get your best suit ready! Make a cake! Invite the neighbours! Tell the Queeen of England THE QUEEN’s day is coming! Teach the children to shout out: VIVA! VIVA! VIVA IMMACULATA! And recite often Fr. Kolbe’s non-PC prayer: “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you and for all who do not have recourse to you,…

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Marriage, the Family, and the Path from Loneliness

Marriage, the Family, and the Path from Loneliness

Have you ever met someone who has never been lonely? Someone asked recently, “Have you ever been lonely?” The answer was brilliant: “Have you ever breathed?” It seems to be very much part of being a human being but is it something that one just has to live with? Everyone seems to have been through it one way or another. Some seem to be crushed by it; while others seem to bounce up to escape from it. What is it,…

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35 Years in a Trench Pro Vita

35 Years in a Trench Pro Vita

War is ugly. Those who haven’t been can only imagine. Those who have don’t shout about. Those who are there are often mad. Some wars are more subtle than others. And some trenches are more painful than others. Months on a frontline can see no action. The boredom kills. Being shipped out before a major breakthrough is providential; being caught in an offensive after months of waiting is beyond terrifying. Disbelief grips many, and the enemy exploits it. The war…

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Today’s Task?

Today’s Task?

  Nobody would deny that the Catholic Faith has been lost by many. Even in the Church the Faith is often not even known. Stay around a Catholic parish long enough and you’ll hear errors being taught as doctrine. Well, the way to combat ignorance is through the spiritual work of mercy – instruct the ignorant. Our Lord, after all, instructed His first followers. Yet once He had taught them, He sent them to teach us! It has to be…

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Common Denominator

Common Denominator

What do you call an angry loser?  A fallen human being! What do you call a gloating winner? A fallen  human being! What do you call an unhappy woman? A fallen human being! What do you call a liar? A fallen human being! What do you call a pope who talks rubbish? A fallen human being! What do you call a Scotsman scribbling nonsense? A fallen human being! Get the gist? What’s the common denominator? The need  for Divine Mercy!…

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