Some truths about the angels remain a mystery; Angels: Day 006

Some truths about the angels remain a mysterySt. Augustine addresses the question of  whether angels appear to humans by taking on material bodies, or by manipulating their own spiritual essences. But he addresses it only to dismiss it. Some things cannot be known with certainty, and the speculation might distract us from something more important.But I admit that it would be beyond my purpose here to ask these ques- tions. It may be that the angels, working in secret by the spiritual q … [Read more...]

Eyes of Mercy a film on the power of the Rosary

Hollywood feature to be made on the power of the RosarySeveral Catholic filmmakers have set out to make a short film that will show the power of our Mother Mary’s Rosary.  This short film will be put out by the non-profit, Vox Dei Productions, and will be released for FREE online so that millions around the world can have easy access to it.One of the writers of the script, my friend Catholic author Brian Kennelly, told me a little bit about this exciting new project:  “We hope that this f … [Read more...]

We’re part stone, part angel; Angels: Day 005

We're part stone, part angelA human being, says  St. Gregory the Great, is in a way a representation of  the whole universe. We have something in common with everything God created, from rocks to angels.Everything that exists falls into one of these classes:It exists, but does not live. It exists and lives, but does not feel. It exists and lives and feels, but does not understand or choose. It exists and lives and feels and understands and chooses.Stones exist, but they do … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Ramona Trevino

For three years, Ramona worked as the manager of a Planned Parenthood abortion-referral facility in Sherman, Texas. In the spring of 2011, thanks to the inspiration from a local Christian radio station, the prayers and public witness of a 40 Days for Life campaign, and through God’s grace, Ramona reclaimed her walk with Christ and resigned her position at Planned Parenthood, which resulted in the clinic closing.Ramona is now sharing the story of her pro-life conversion and resulting exodus f … [Read more...]

The three kinds of intelligence, Angels: Day 004

The three kinds of intelligenceSt. Gregory of Nyssa remembers the opinions of his sister, St. Macrina, whomhe always calls “the Teacher,” on a famous passage in Philippians. She inter- prets St. Paul as referring to the three kinds of  intelligent beings, all of  which will eventually praise Christ.Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in Heaven and on Earth and under the Earth (Phi … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Mike Aquilina

Mike Aquilina is the award-winning author of more than forty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. His works have been translated into many languages. He has hosted nine television series and several documentary films and is a frequent guest on Catholic radio.Mike and I recently discussed his book Take Five: On-The-Job Meditations with St. Ignatius. You can read my review of the book here.PETE: Work can have a different meaning for everyone based upon their job. Some, like … [Read more...]