Tag: Saints

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 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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Satispassion

By Supertradmum NO, there is no misspelling in the title of this post. Satispassion is a teaching of the Catholic Church regarding purgatory. The Church has a definite teaching on purgatory, in response to the Albigensians, Hussites, Lutherans, Calvinists and followers of Zwingli, who all denied the existence of this place of purgation. In the

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Fraility of the Laity – Part 2

Guest posts by Supertradmum Christ has a warning for us which many ignore or do not understand. Here it is. I do not think I have ever in my adult life heard a sermon on this pericope: Matthew 7:13-14 Douay-Rheims 13 Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the

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On a certain kind of Christmas

Vexilla Regis by David Jones I was wondering during the past few days why God allows hardships to happen to people right before Christmas. People die on Christmas Eve, or have a car accident on the 22nd, totaling a car. Some people have their entire stock of Christmas presents stolen from under the tree while

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Sundry Thoughts on Sanctity and Curiosity

Do not be mismatched with unbelievers. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship is there between light and darkness? 2 Corinthians 14 Catholic RSV One of my dear friends, a widow from the States, is pursuing the road to perfection. When we see each other once a year, we discuss

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Demonic Activity Online – Part 2

Catholics are losing the ability for rational discourse. Reason is out the window and emotional responses have trumped argumentation. Debate is hardly possible. Sin creates confusion of the mind, and destroys restraints we should have learned as children regarding our emotions. I would like to put forward the plan for combating demonic activity in one’s

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