On Fasting: a Lenten Reflection

On Fasting: A Lenten Reflection I recently posted this reflection on Facebook and it generated some interest, so I’ve reproduced it here for my readers.   It’s the time of year when many of us are thinking about fasting: here’s my two-cents’ read more Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

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4 Things I Learned from Monsignor Reilly

4 Things I Learned from Monsignor Reilly     Many years ago, Monsignor Reilly realised that the most powerful witness against abortion was prayer in front of the facilities themselves. He has travelled to over 60 countries to share the message of prayerful, peaceful witness, and his advice was even sought by the founders of 40 Days for Life when that ministry began. Many prayer vigils throughout the world are the direct...

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Mary Loves a Chaste Heart - a Poem

Mary Loves A Chaste Heart -a Poem by Christopher Ziegler   This lovely poem first appeared at Christ’s Faithful Witness  (Please have a look at this great, faithful Catholic site) and is reproduced here with permission.   Mary loves a chaste heart— But so often have I struggled.   A wandering mind begets temptation. When I remove my eye from Mary, I begin to believe I can trust myself. Soon the cravings of sin...

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7 Ways to Put on the Armour of God

  7 Ways to Put on the Armour of God This short post was in my instagram feed recently, and the author, Fr. Jason Smith LC, kindly gave his permission for me to reproduce it here. If you’re on instagram, you can follow Fr. Jason here! I found this image of St George I found today in the confessional, and it inspired me to write down seven ways to put on the armor of God and stand up against the wiles of the devil. This is...

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5 Ways 2 Live Ephesians 5

  5 Ways 2 Live Ephesians 5     My post today is looking specifically at Ephesians 5:11, which says: “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.”     1.   Politics Not everyone feels called to be involved in politics, but every Catholic has an obligation to vote (CCC 2240) and to be aware of the Church’s opinion on important moral legislation (CCC 2246). Politicians  may...

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Thoughts on Untimely Deaths

                                Thoughts on Untimely Deaths I was just shutting down my computer last night, when I started to reminisce about a friend I lost many years ago, and began to think about my reaction to his death. I compared it with what I’ve seen on Facebook this week: three online friendships ended, a lot of criticism of a respected...

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