Proof of Heaven?

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Can the existence of heaven be proved? Dr Eben Alexander thinks so. His book Proof of Heaven is an extraordinary story about a most extraordinary experience. Dr Alexander is a neurosurgeon, so he knows how the brain works. He explains that most doctors dismiss NDEs (Near Death Experiences) as the final flickerings of a dying [Read More...]

Jigsaw Puzzle Spirituality

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I remember as a young priest I was visiting an older woman we’ll call Veronica whose life was in chaos. She was grieving over a broken marriage. Her children were a disappointment. She had health problems and money worries. She had emotional and relational difficulties. In addition to this she talked too much. The poor [Read More...]

What I Didn’t Say About Christ the King

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One of the difficulties about preaching is there is too much to say and too little time to say it. This is especially true of the celebrations that only come around once a year. So for Christ the King on Sunday I spoke about Blessed Miguel Pro and “Viva Christo Rey!” and the need for [Read More...]

To See Clearly Close Your Eyes

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What I mean is, pray more. These are the things that blind us: egotism. I’m blind about myself. I think I’m delightful. There’s nothing wrong with me. It’s everybody else’s fault. I’m fine. It’s a conspiracy theory. Close your eyes in prayer to see yourself more clearly. Money. When I worry about money I can’t [Read More...]

Be Self Centered –It’s Good for You

There. That headline got your attention didn’t it? As usual, I’m trying to stand things on their head. This is what I mean: Be self centered. Look after the good of your own soul first and foremost. Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. There are several advantages to this. First, it will [Read More...]

My Peace I Give You

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The wound at the foundation of all our other wounds is the deep wound at the heart of love. Put simply, we all long for total, overwhelming, unconditional love. It is as if the whole human race is starving and in our starved and desperate state our appetites will turn to most anything to fill [Read More...]


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