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One of the signs of the genuineness of inspirations, especially extraordinary ones, is peace and tranquility of heart in those who receive them, since the Holy Spirit is indeed powerful, but with a strength that is gentle, mild and peaceful… On the contrary, the evil spirit is turbulent, bitter and restless. Those who follow his… Continue reading Good idea? Or bad idea? Let St Francis deSales help
A few weeks ago, Jennifer Fulwiler had a great article at the Register about the spiritual attacks converts may face. I promptly forwarded it to one of my favorite catechists; she commented that she’d also received it from two other people, and she would be SURE to tell her catechumens about it. Dear Monsignor Pope,… Continue reading “On The Spiritual Attack of our Converts and What to Do About It”
Kathy is hosting a New Year’s Resolutions Linky Party, and I’m up for a party, even though I’m not really big into New Year’s resolutions. Part of it’s past failure, I suppose, but I think that’s because for me, New Year’s just isn’t a natural time to make grand resolutions. I also don’t seem to… Continue reading Resolution Linkapalooza!
Venerable John Paul II on marital infidelity: “The strength of such a (mature) love emerges most clearly when the beloved stumbles, when his or her weaknesses or sins come into the open. One who truly loves does not then withdraw love, but loves all the more, loves in full consciousness of the other’s shortcomings and… Continue reading “Lord take my anger and sadness and help me to grow in trust.”
Can we not express our excitement over the things that day in, and day out, they so selflessly accomplish? Can we not keep from questioning whether a woman could have done more? Can we not see that oftentimes, women do much more than you or I could ever, or would even want to do? I… Continue reading We have destroyed the very beauty that women are.
Another great article by Monsignor Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington: Scripture does give some answers as to God’s delay and to his “No.” And while these explanations may not always emotionally satisfy us, they do provide a teaching which can ultimately assist us in not allowing our sorrow, anger or disappointment to interact with… Continue reading Nine possible reasons why God is saying “No”
I’ve been thinking a lot about this sacrament of late. I feel I forgot to mention it in my last post, and I happened on this post on The Anchoress on Confession: Writes Mills: . . . we need to recover the use of the word “confession,” while quietly dropping “the sacrament of reconciliation.” We… Continue reading Confession: The Hidden Sacrament