Tag Archives: Catholic Mystery

A Tale of Two Books …

From Ireland: A personal tale of how my two books came to be written … Books about the Sacred Heart, the Catholic Mystery, Catholic Ireland – and the threat of both secular and New Age ideology.

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Good Friday: From His Sacred Heart, Love Gushes Forth

Good Friday – Love and Mercy from His Sacred Heart …

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On the Meaning of Corpus Christi

On the origins and meaning of the Feast of Corpus Christi, still celebrated on the Thurdsday after Trinity Sunday in the traditional calendar of the Extraordinary Form.

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In the Month of the Blessed Sacrament …

In the month of Blessed Sacrament, a small reflection on the profound devotion dedicated It …

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The Joy of Confession and Absolution

The Sacrament of Confession is a joy to feel. Absolution brings such strength and clarity …

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Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (Review)

Reflections on the first of Graham Greene’s Catholic novels – Brighton Rock from 1938.

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Pope St. Pius X on Holy Communion – Frequent and Daily

In 1905, the pontificate of the great Pope St. Pius X expressed the burning need for frequent and daily reception of Holy Communion. Today a hundred years later, the need would seem more grave still …

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For the Holy Souls

On learning to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, who need us so.

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From the New Age Movement to the Heart of Christ

A Catholic and Christian convert from the New Age movement looks at the ongoing experience of communion with the Heart of Christ.

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Praying for a Holy Soul

On praying and recollecting the Holy Souls and the Mystery of God’s mercy

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Stripped of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery …

The loss to the world of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery is incalculable. Without all Seeven Sacraments, Christianity may continue to wither.

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The Solace of the Sacraments

      First, a personal note. As my beloved said in her last entry, certain personal problems are again holding up this website. Kim also asked for prayers for a certain soul she called M. Dear Reader, I would also like to ask you for any prayers you might give for M. It is […]

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Farewell to Catholic Liverpool …

    Let me start with another little personal notice … That notice is to say this website will be interrupted again perhaps three or four weeks while Kim, myself and our daughter relocate from Liverpool to Ireland. For myself, it will be a profound joy to be living, once again, not only in my […]

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From Findhorn to the Catholic Mystery: On Leaving the New Age Behind

The story of how a former member of the Findhorn community discovered the Catholic Mystery and left the New Age behind …

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Adoration of the Precious Blood

    When I gaze upon this image, I see so much. Hidden behind the image, I see our Lord Jesus Christ upon the Cross, arms stretched wide, presenting us His Heart, loving. Loving, forgiving, in the midst of His agony. His heart, like the sun, beaming, warming, as Its rays touch each and every […]

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On the Personal Experience of the Catholic Sacraments

On the personal experience of the Catholic Sacraments … for with quiet, interior attention, they can be experienced.

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The Church as Living Organism, the Church as Mystery …

    Recently I stammered here a little about the nature of the Church as a Living Organism. And I tried to draw a distinction between the Protestant emphasis on sermons and the Miracle of the Seven Sacraments: The Protestant sermon imparts beliefs. It teaches. Often very good and beautiful things. But the Organism does something else. […]

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Catholic Obedience and New Age Thinking

Roger has recently posted a long piece, on the traditional nature of the Catholicity of Valentin Tomberg. This piece was written largely in response to questions and comments by a reader of the site. Having read the article, I am struck by the theme of obedience, of giving oneself over to the authority of a […]

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Catholicism: Living Mystery or Human Label?

  In dialoguing with non-Catholics in secular society, the greatest problem will frequently be complete lack of understanding. This can easily arise because – often without realising it – non-Catholics and Catholics have completely different understandings of what the Church is. For within the secular world, the idea has become prevalent that Catholicism amounts to […]

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St. Catherine Labouré and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Wonderful, well-researched 1904 account of the Apparition of Our Lady in the Rue du Bac Paris to St. Catherine Labouré.

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