Immortally mortal and mortally immortal, Angels: Day 030

Immortally mortal and mortally immortalBoth human beings and angels are mortal in a certain sense, says St. Gregory the Great. They can cease to be what they are now. But neither one can cease to be altogether.Now either a human soul or an angelic spirit is immortal in such a way that it is capable of dying. And it is mortal in such a way that it can never die.It is deprived of living  happily either  by sin or by punishment. But it never loses its essential property of living, ei … [Read more...]

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The angels’ immortality depends upon God’s will, Angels: Day 029

The angels' immortality depends upon God's willThe angels are immortal, says St. Ambrose, but they don’t have the same kind of immortality that God has. God is immortal by nature; angels are immortal because God gives them immortality.The immortality of God’s nature is one thing, and the immortality of ours is another. Perishable things cannot be compared to divine things. The God- head is the only Substance that death cannot touch, and therefore it is that the Apostle, though knowing tha … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway: The Little Flower novel and workbook AND Chiara Corbella Petrillo

This week we have THREE to give away! One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Little Flower by Mary Fabyan Windeatt and accompanying  The Little Flower Workbook  sponsored by Tan Books (you can read Laura's review here) and will receive one copy of Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy by Simone Troisi and Cristiana Paccini and sponsored by Sophia Institute Press (you can read Julie's review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. … [Read more...]

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Angels are immortal by grace, not by nature, Angels: Day 028

Angels are immortal by grace, not by natureAttempting to define what an angel is, St. John of Damascus comes to some interesting conclusions. Since angels are created, they’re not naturally eternal. Like us, they have eternal life ahead of them only by the grace of God.An angel is an intelligent being, always in motion, with free will, bodiless, ministering to God, with an immortal nature obtained by grace.Its will is changeable or inconstant: for everything that is created is cha … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Biblezon Catholic Tablet

Two years ago I reviewed a technology gadget I immediately fell in love with. It was a 7” tablet, but not just any tablet. This one put Catholic faith right at your fingertips. In referring to the Biblezon Catholic Tablet. In the two years since that review a lot has changed with this versatile tablet and I wanted to bring you up to speed on it. First a disclaimer. I write for Biblezon. I provide Gospel reflections for kids, app description write-ups, saint stories, blog posts and a number of o … [Read more...]

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Angels have knowledge through the Creator, Angels: Day 027

Angels have knowledge through the CreatorLike us, says  St. Augustine, angels know things in themselves—that  is, by experience of  them. But they have a much deeper knowledge in the Word  of God, which is always  present to their souls and gives them a bright and clear knowledge of all things.The holy angels come to the knowledge of God not by words that they hear, but by the presence in their souls of immutable truth—that is, of the only- begotten Word of God. And they know this Word hi … [Read more...]

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