Category Archives: SANCTITY

DO YOU BELIEVE IN SACRAMENTAL GRACE?

!!!! LICEITY, the legitimacy of a human act as opposed to its validity. VALIDITY, the reality of the consequences of a human act as opposed to its legitimacy. EX OPERE OPERATO, the effect of a human act is real by … Continue reading

Posted in CANON LAW, DENYING HOLY COMMUNION, EVANGELIZATION, FAITH, FAMILY LIFE, JESUS CHRIST, LITURGY, MARRIAGE v COHABITATION, MIRACLE OF GRACE, SACRED LITURGY, SANCTITY, SAVING CHILDREN, THE EUCHARIST, THE SACRAMENTS, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

THE IRISH: HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL, BUT WILL WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN ETERNITY FOR THE IRISH TO BE CATHOLIC AGAIN

!!!!  CALVARY: THE MOVIE BY MAUREEN MULLARKY http://www.firstthings.com/ The movie Calvary is a stunning meditation on the Christian story. If you have not already seen it, you might want to save this until later. Every review is a spoiler to … Continue reading

Posted in ATHEISM, FAITH, JESUS CHRIST, LIBERALISM, MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD, MIRACLE OF GRACE, MORAL RELATIVISM, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, RELATIVISM, SANCTITY | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

WE MAY BE IMPATIENT, BUT ARCHISHOP FULTON SHEEN IS NOT

!!!! The way in which the New York Archdiocese refused to let Fultun Sheen’s body be transferred to Peoria is what is scandalous.  Not that the delay itself.  If the reports are correct, Cardinal Egan agreed with Bishop Jencky to … Continue reading

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OOPS! CARDINAL DOLAN DOES IT AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!   Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York DIOCESE OF PEORIA PRESENTS ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATIONS REGARDING THE SUSPENSION OF THE ARCHBISHOP FULTON SHEEN CAUSE OF SAINTHOOD Friday, September 5, 2014 After an outpouring of great support for the actions taken … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWENTY SIX

!!!! Jesus Healing the Man Born Blind by El Greco, 1570   It is time to wind down this autobiography.  There is so much more that I could have written, but in medio stat virtus according to Aristotle and Saint … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWENTY

!!!! Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and Cardinal Karol Wojtyla My work as Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Migration involved many different groups of people.  One group was the large number of priests from Poland who were entering the United … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER ELEVEN

!!!! Bishop Coleman Francis Carroll, Bishop of Miami Biography Coleman Carroll was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the second of three children of William and B. Margaret (née Hogan) Carroll.[1] His parents were both born in Ireland, and his father, who … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER 7

!!!!                     View of Saint Vincent Archabbey and College as it appeared when I arrived there in 1951.   I arrived by train at Latrobe and was met by a monk … Continue reading

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LIFE IS WORTH LIVING INSPITE OF IT ALL AND IN SPITE OF THE PROMOTERS OF SUICIDE AND EUTHANASIA

!!!! Celebrate Life March-April 2014 Only a month to live By Larry Larson with Julie Grimstad Choosing to die (as opposed to accepting the inevitability of death) cheats oneself of the closing moments God has planned for one’s life. Euthanasia … Continue reading

Posted in EUTHANASIA, FAMILY LIFE, HAPPINESS, HEALTH CARE, LIFE ISSUES, MARRIAGE v COHABITATION, MEDICAL-MORAL PROBLEMS, MIRACLE OF GRACE, MORAL RELATIVISM, NUTRITION AND HYDRATION, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, RELATIVISM, SANCTITY, SCIENCE AND ETHICS, SUICIDE, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | Tagged ,

HERE IS SOME GOOD INVESTMENT ADVICE !

!!!! Those who are in a position to do so are wise to consult an investment advisor, and at the start of Lent, it is not irreverent to say that the Lord himself is the best one. His parables are … Continue reading

Posted in FAITH, HAPPINESS, LORD AND CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, MAN, MORAL RELATIVISM, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, PREACHING THE GOSPEL, RELATIVISM, SANCTITY, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | Tagged , , ,