St. Mary Magdalene, The Penitent …

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... Today is the memorial of my patron saint, St. Mary Magdalene.When I was being confirmed some people assumed my choosing her implied we shared a scandalous unseemly past."Oh, you've taken the reformed prostitute as your patron saint, eh? That's, um, interesting."No. I have taken The Penitent as my patron saint.The feast of St. Mary Magdalene is considered one of the most mystical of feasts, and it is said that of all the songs of the saints, that of Mary Magdalene is … [Read more...]

A Husband Who Asks For A Divorce and the Wife Who Doesn’t Buy it…

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... I've been married and unhappy. I've been single and unhappy too. I've even been in perfectly wonderful relationships and been utterly miserable. There have been times in my life where I have been more successful and financially better off than other times and I can count instances of unhappiness there as well.That's because my unhappiness had zero, zilch, nothing to do with the external factors of my life during those times. Running away from responsibilities never made me happier, … [Read more...]

Happily Declaring The Walking Dead To Be Fully Catholic…

I hear Hell's lovely this time of year.

... Who would choose Hell if given the choice?The Catechism of the Catholic Church says;CCC1037 -- God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end.I'd always wondered what that looked like, being so willful to choose Hell and so lost in your own sins that accepting mercy seems like an impossibility. This past Sunday night, we were given a dark glimpse of a soul forever lost. … [Read more...]


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