The Age of Emotional Religion

by Supertradmum Why is the world, the pagan world and the Christian world, as well as the Muslim world, seeing a resurgence of anti-intellectual religion? There is a short answer—denial of reality outside one’s self. Only the rational person can face and understand the real world. The Catholic Church values the intellect so much that

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How Does Satan Tempt the Holy?

by Supertradmum Something important has come to my mind in the past few weeks of Lent, a disturbing and powerful thought on how common it is that Satan is tempting, and bringing to perdition the very souls that are striving for holiness. Satan is the most highly intelligent creature of the angelic hosts. Our minds

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On Spiritual Motherhood and Fatherhood

Guest post by Supertradmum Several saints, these two most known to the public, Julian of Norwich and Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church, write about the Motherhood of God. God the Creator created women in His Own Image and Likeness as well as men, and the feminine must be part of the God-head. God

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Cults, Communities and Religions – Part Three

By Supertradmum One of the foremost, if not THE most scholarly writer in the past 40 years on cults, communities and religions, is Benjamin Zablocki. I first came across him in the early 1970s, when I discovered his 1971 book, The Joyful Community: An Account of the Bruderhof: A Communal Movement Now in Its Third

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Cults, Communities and Religion – Part Two

By Supertradmum This post will review why people want to join cults and how to recognise a cult. I would like to continue on the reasons why some people join cults. I have chosen three out of many reasons which I believe apply to Catholics who are joining cults, which SEEM Catholic, but are dangerous

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Cults, Communities and Religions

By Supertradmum This is a three part series on a serious topic. The rise of cults, (not occult), has alarmed me for years. I first became acquainted with cults when two friends of mine went into two different ones. One man I knew joined the Moonies. Another joined an offshoot cult of the Catholic Church,

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On The Glorified Body

By Supertradmum Over the past few weeks, as part of my contemplation on death, judgment, heaven, and hell, I have been reading Garrigou-Lagrange’s Life Everlasting. As it is in the public domain, it is online. This excellent and short book reiterates the truths of the Catholic Church concerning the above topics. One of the most

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