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”

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”

St. Augustine believed in purgatory?

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Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

What is truth?  The infamous hand-washer never waited for the answer.  When I asked and waited, the answer became a matter of conscience.  Continue reading “St. Augustine believed in purgatory?”