Die before you die; lizards, lust and stallions

fullsizeoutput_7f3Little red lizards, like all other vices, must die.  For neither flesh and blood nor anything natural may enter Heaven without dying first.  The all-important thing: “Die before you die.  There’s no chance after.”  Continue reading “Die before you die; lizards, lust and stallions”

Christ in you, the hope of glory

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“Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses. Continue reading “Christ in you, the hope of glory”

Aim for heaven and get earth thrown in

I discovered something like this when I entered the Catholic Church. EF60DA8C-DC00-40ED-B0FB-0584C6670602

Today, the Church celebrated The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Writing this 2,316 miles from home, I participated in Mass  Continue reading “Aim for heaven and get earth thrown in”

The Saints’ only question: Where Mass is said?

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Hallmarks of development

Development of Christian doctrine over long periods of time is fact. Therefore, it must be understood as part of that heavenly gift which is Revelation itself; the unfolding and understanding of salvation history over millennia.  Concerning Revelation,  Continue reading “The Saints’ only question: Where Mass is said?”

The Ascension of the Lord

Authority and infallibility

 

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Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

A conundrum solved

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Straining gnats and swallowing camels

Beware of sudden and foreign novelties

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Saint John Paul II

As a Protestant, I objected that the Catholic Church taught doctrines contrary to, or absent from, Scripture.  I was wrong.  Continue reading “Straining gnats and swallowing camels”