"Who told you that you were naked?"

Reposted from Lent, 2008, which was a very searing season."WHO TOLD YOU THAT YOU WERE NAKED?"Expulsion from Paradise* H/T Reader AnthonyThe woman saw that the tree was good for food, pleasing to the eyes, and desirable for gaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made … [Read more...]

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Morning Prayer for April 3

For anyone who is interested, here is a podcast of morning prayer for Friday, April 3, as we near the end of Lent.Insomniac night, so please pardon the scratchy voice. I was very tired when I put it together.If you are looking for other podcasts, or the Rosaries, I have moved them from the right sidebar to left, for now. I haven't decided whether I like them there, or not.Someone asked me if - for next week and the Triduum - I would podcast some pertinent scripture. I'm thinking about … [Read more...]

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Thorns, Surrender & Coming Out – UPDATED

The Recent Mrs. ChinsTwo of my brothers are gay, and both of them found that coming out afforded them great peace and freedom. No longer needing to hide a portion of themselves, unconstricted by fear and having escaped the deceptive "safety" of their hiding place, they became more at ease in themselves - easier to be around in general - and more fully the men whom God had created them to be. They also discovered that their coming out did not make them less lovable or beloved.So, their … [Read more...]

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Rosary Podcast: Sorrowful Mysteries

If you've ever watched Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, you'll realize you are watching the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, beginning with the Agony in the Garden.I am often asked by non-Catholics why we spend so much time pondering the Passion of the Christ, and not the Resurrection. Well, we do both - just as we, all year long and not just at Christmas, keep the mysteries of his Incarnation before us in various ways, through devotions and feast days, we ponder the mysteries of the … [Read more...]

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Lent Prep: Confession Primer

Been a long time since you've been to confession?Well...Lent is comingSo are hard times.If you're feeling fretful, you may want to try incorporating some prayer and spiritual discipline into your life. And if you're Catholic, and you want to get back into church, and begin to re-engage with the sacraments, or simply to get the most out of Lent, you might want to try going back to confession.I confess, I love this sacrament and lately have been partaking of it once a month, both for the … [Read more...]

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