Monthly Archives: June 2016

Pope meets again with charismatic Protestants

This news story from Charisma Magazine about Mike Bickle’s account of meeting Pope Francis caught my eye, as well as some pictures of Bruno Ieullo, a minister with Catch the Fire Ministries in Toronto, with Pope Francis I saw on … Continue reading

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Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels

For the past few weeks, I have been reading Italian writer Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels and I am sorry to say I finished book four yesterday evening and now I don’t know what to do with myself.  I’ve been so … Continue reading

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The importance of believing the Truth

Recently I posted about my experience with a meditation/observation exercise that I found extremely helpful during the early years after my major conversion to Jesus Christ so many years ago. I look at that now as a taste of the … Continue reading

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Some recent stories I enjoyed writing

Though most of my time these days workwise has been taken up with following the progress of Canada’s assisted suicide/euthanasia bill through Parliament, I have had some opportunities to write stories about people and ideas that give me joy and … Continue reading

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The precious gift of insight

A couple of years ago, a dear friend and confidant of mine was committed to a psychiatric hospital for what seemed to be a manic episode.  It turned out she had a form of dementia that affected her judgment and … Continue reading

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Welcome to my world

I have been following the progress of a euthanasia and assisted suicide bill through the Canadian Parliament.  It is now in the Senate, where Senators amended the bill to make even more people eligible to force a doctor or nurse … Continue reading

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Great history of Anglican movement into the Catholic Church

England and Always: Coming Home is a must-read article by Charles A. Coulombe at Catholicism.org on the history of Anglican requests to come into the Catholic Church, culminating in the offer Pope Benedict made in Anglicanorum coetibus that led to … Continue reading

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Bishop Robert Barron’s discourse on mercy

I love this. Mercy is not leniency even if God liberally in extraordinary generosity pours out gratuitously.  As Bishop Barron said, mercy is “demanding.” In a talk to priests in Rome, Bishop Barron said he shared four lessons on divine … Continue reading

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Scholar critiques Amoris Laetitia

An Australian expert on the Church Fathers, Anna M. Silvas, a member of the Romanian Greek Catholic Church, has penned a critique of Amoris Laetitia that is interesting. Sandro Magister has posted it at his site. She writes: Like a deafening … Continue reading

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A sobering reflection on Cultural Marxism

I attended a garden party at the Leader of the Opposition’s official residence Stornoway last night and I mentioned this talk by Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea on Cultural Marxism.   I might have well have been wearing a tin foil hat. … Continue reading

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