Author: Jay Toups

Chris Cuomo’s Lost Opportunity as a Father

CNN television personality, Chris Cuomo recently created a great stir with his vulgarity filled rant in which he threatened a man who called him Fredo. There were calls for his firing or resignation and some who came to his defense, including Sean Hannity. To his credit, Chris did come out and apologize for his behavior

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The Great Sin of Complaining

This post was submitted by our friend Supertradmum. Please pray for her as she faces her final days on earth. As some of you know, I am dying of cancer. Now, most of us who are chronically ill may be tempted to complain. Although I do not have a habit of complaining, this past week,

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A Dad’s Perspective – Suck It Up Buttercup – The Road to Sanctity and Children Filled with Joy and Hope!

For God is the one who, for his good purpose, works in you both to desire and to work. Do everything without grumbling or questioning (Philippians 2:13-14) Many of us may have all heard the old saying, “Life is tough and then you die.” This is a simple truism. Not a complaint, mind you, but

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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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