Ten Things to Remember When You’re Fed Up With Other Catholics

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Maybe it’s just me, but I seem to hear an increasing amount of grumbling from about the state of the church. Some folks complain about the new generation of priests, “All these guys seem to care about is lace and china tea cups! Are they all pansies? What’s going on? Why do they have to [Read More...]

Powerful St Patrick

Powerful St Patrick

Some time ago I had a dream in which I saw a young boy swimming in a river. As he was swimming happily downstream I saw that around the bend was a large crocodile. I watched in terror as the boy swept past the crocodile and the beast slipped out from the undergrowth where he [Read More...]

Virginity and the Little Flower of the Mohawks

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In learning more about St Kateri Tekakwitha I was struck by the connecting points between her and St Therese of Lisieux. Both were orphaned. Both suffered from a terrible disease. Both died at the age of just 24. Therese was called “the Little Flower”. Kateri was called “the Lily of the Mohawks” Pictured are two [Read More...]

Works Without Faith is Dead

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The old debate still rages in which Catholics dispute with Protestants who say that salvation is by “faith alone.” Yes, we like to pick out the verse from the epistle of James which says that “faith without works is dead.” If we’re going to talk the talk we have to walk the walk. Action speak [Read More...]

Frodo Baggins and St Therese

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The Little Way Through Middle Earth ¬†is a long article I wrote some time ago for Stratford Caldecott’s journal,¬†Second Spring. I have uploaded it here, and over the weeks ahead plan to start publishing more of my archived articles that were written for various publications. Go here to read the article. I hope you enjoy [Read More...]

Old Monk on Monks

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Visitor to the monastery: What is the most difficult thing about monastic life? Old Monk: Other monks. Visitor: Why are they so difficult? Old Monk: Because they are like me. [Read more...]


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