Tag Archives: Mystery of Evil

Be Brave

I was reading Rob Riemen’s little book Nobility of Spirit last night, which I have already read several times. The book is divided into several narratives to illustrate the main question of the human soul and the real meaning of … Continue reading

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Flogging made a bad man worse, and broke a good man’s heart

I answered another message about someone’s ideas about a political regime based on Old Testament law as advocated by the Reconstructionist movement. I have just found this video which is heavy going for one who is not used to American … Continue reading

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Christian Integralism and Humanism

This talk was inspired by some correspondence with a person who is wondering about what I would call a fundamentalist and puritan Christian totalitarian theocracy. I give a few elements of my refusal of such a system in favour of … Continue reading

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Beauty for Ashes

As I prepared to say Mass today of the Feast of St Nicholas of Myra, three little words came into my mind and filled all my thoughts – Beauty for ashes. They come from Isaiah 61. The Spirit of the … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent

This is the second of this series of devotions and organ music for the Sundays of Advent J.S. Bach, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 739 St Paul announces the Messiah of all Jews and Gentiles alike. And there shall … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Advent

I have been thinking about some kind of outreach since the time I recorded Mass in my old chapel. The events in my life up to and since last April and my move here to the Mayenne affected me very … Continue reading

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Celibacy and Vocation

The crisis in France concerning the Church and paedophile clergy festers on with discussions on TV (which I don’t watch except occasionally on YouTube) and Facebook threads. One such is to be found on a group dedicated to the Ordinariate. … Continue reading

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Divorce

I was looking through the website of the Nordic Catholic Church and found a spiritual reflection on the subject of divorce. I won’t elaborate on my personal situation other than the need to lead a clean and honest life and … Continue reading

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Parallel Realities

I often meet people who speak with absolute conviction of a “truth” that makes no sense to me. They seem to live in another universe, or perhaps I live in the other universe. It isn’t just a question of telling … Continue reading

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Weltschmerz

I have just watched this video from the psychologist Richard Grannon I warn you that there is a lot of swearing and not too many kind words about God or religion. I look behind the front and try to understand … Continue reading

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