CBB Giveaway: Prayer in the Catholic Tradition and The Cajun Storm

This week we have an awesome TWO title giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Prayer in the Catholic Tradition: A Handbook of Practical Approaches by Robert J. Wicks,  sponsored by Franciscan Media (you can read Michele's review here) and one copy of The Cajun Storm: God's Servant First by Jay Toups, sponsored by Hope and Life Press  (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! The giveaway begins NOW and ends Friday 12/09 … [Read more...]

Helping a heretic escape false angels; Angels: Day 133

When asked for advice on dealing with a heretic who claimed to have revelations from angels, St. Augustine gave this sensible  advice. If the angel is leading away from Catholic truth, it’s a false angel. But don’t despise him: instead, let him know how much you love him and want him back in the Church.The Apostle Paul says somewhere that even Satan transforms himself into an angel of light, so it is not strange that his servants should disguise them- selves as ministers of righteousness (2 C … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Cajun Storm: God’s Servant First

James (Jay) Toups brings to the forefront the struggles Louisiana faced in the days and months following what has become known as the Cajun Storm. Haven’t heard of it? Not surprising, as the media and government largely ignored the devastation wrought by this once in a thousand year flood that struck in August 2016. Jay writes about the tragedy and the triumph in his latest book The Cajun Storm: God's Servant First.As I worked my way through this book I was at first overwhelmed by the size o … [Read more...]

Angels are bound to the Gospel: Angels: Day 132

The Donatists were a schismatic sect that called itself the only true Church. St. Augustine warns that no one—not even an angel—can truly preach any gospel but the gospel Christ preached to us.You were kind enough to tell us about the letter sent to you by a Donatist priest—although, with the spirit of a true Catholic, you hold it in contempt. So, to help you in seeking his welfare (assuming that his folly isn’t incurable), we beg you to forward to him the following reply.He wrote that an … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Prayer in the Catholic Tradition

Review by Michele Craig In his book Prayer in the Catholic Tradition: A Handbook of Practical Approaches Robert J. Wicks states , “One of the most rewarding experiences for Catholics happens when they begin to discover the amazing scope of the approaches to prayer in the Catholic tradition.” I wholeheartedly agree! Furthermore, Robert asks, “What if there were a single resource that both adult Catholics and those who minister to them (priests, vowed religious, seminarians, permanent deacons, l … [Read more...]

Don’t listen even to an angel preaching heresy; Angels: Day 131

St. Paul warned the Galatians  not to listen even to an angel from Heaven if  he preached any gospel other than what  they had already heard. Could a heavenly angel actually do that? No, says St. Vincent of Lerins. But St. Paul means that, even if  the impossible  did happen, we should never deviate from the one gospel.These people were wandering around in provinces and cities, carrying their venal errors with them. Some of them had found their way to Galatia, and when the Galatians heard the … [Read more...]