Thursday, 28 November 2013

If We Are Sheep, We Overcome

St John Chrysostom
Image from Wikipedia

The second reading of Matins for today, Thursday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time, was a homily of St John Chrysostom. He was born in AD 347 and died in AD 407. He was Archbishop of Constantinople and is one of the early Church Fathers. The homily was so profound that I felt compelled to share it for the benefit of those who do not pray the Divine Office

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Save The Liturgy

What is this - maybe a clown Mass?

“Save the liturgy and save the Church may sound like a cliche from an entrenched blogger but there is quite a bit of truth to it and when coupled with a renewed sense of the truth of the Catholic Church, that we have in the Gospel fullness and that outside the Church there is no salvation, then the new evangelisation might actually bear some fruit in drawing back the lost and gaining new believers for Christ and His Church.”

'Scalfari Interview' Taken Down

I read today that the ‘Scalfari Interview’ has been taken down from the Vatican website. This is good news. You can read more about this here in Edward Pentin’s Blog.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Euthanasia For Children

Photo from: "Euthanasia For Children Is Wrong"
by Charles Foster

I really don’t understand how people can argue that the ‘slippery slope’ argument is baseless when it comes to euthanasia. There are so many examples of how a law, which was introduced to permit euthanasia for people in certain specific circumstances, has since progressed to include precisely those vulnerable people that we always feared would eventually be included.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The Truth About Ourselves

Mark Nel
I learned a wonderful lesson in humility yesterday. It made me realise that even though we may like to convince ourselves that we do not think of ourselves as ‘better’ or ‘different’ to other people, we actually subconsciously do. It also made me realise that many of us really have no real understanding of just how others may feel about their circumstances.