RIP Susan Irene
The murder victims cried out in a great, singular voice: “How much longer, O Lord, the holy One, the true One, until You pronounce judgment on the inhabitants of the earth? Until You avenge our blood?” (Revelation 6:10)
I am more valuable than a flock of sparrows.*
I am more valuable than a pride of lions.
I am more valuable than a handful of sand.
I am more valuable than a bouquet of flowers.
I am more valuable than a constellation of stars.
I am a human being, just like you.
I have red blood in my veins, just like you.
I have sons and daughters, just like you.
I have moral beliefs and family values, just like you.
I seek truth and justice, just like you.
How much persecution is too much?
How much racism is too much?
How much injustice is too much?
How much murder is…
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Today is the memorial of St Teresa of Calcutta – even though it is not listed as an official one yet. Back in the mid 1980s I was given a tract with her spirituality which is based on one of the Seven Last Words from the Cross: I THIRST. It struck me as a most inspired piece of writing. I have often joked that if the Pope called me up one day requesting a suggestion for adding something to add to the Bible, I would recommend this! Over the years I have copied and distributed many thousands of these tracts – for parishioners, random strangers that I meet, etc.
This is the content of the tract.
“Behold I stand at the door and knock …” (Rev. 3.20)
It is true, I stand at the door of your heart, day and night. Even when you are not listening, even when you…
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The first time I prayed the Seven Sorrows Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I was in the very heart of where Mary appeared in the 1980’s- Rwanda, Africa. It was there, that the seed was cultivated in my heart to pray this rosary for the rest of my life. I want others to share in this sweetness given to us from heaven! Mary appeared to three children in a small obscure villiage called Kibeho, not only to warn the children about the horror of sin, but to give a remedy to them for the world. Part of that remedy, was the Seven Sorrows Rosary.
This devotion isn’t new, it has been around almost as long as the original rosary Mary gifted to Saint Dominic. Why am I convinced that this rosary is Mary’s favorite? Three reasons. Mary appeared, to…
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Who would Jesus shoot?
Earlier this week I had some visitors from Athy, Co Kildare where I served previously. Here is myself and Maura Tynan at Malin Head, the northern most part of Ireland. In the second photo Elaine Foley joins us outside the Dunfanaghy Workhouse which catered to the destitute during and after the Great Famine.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
A few mornings ago I was upset and frustrated in equal measure by an article in the Irish Catholic which showed how the Church gave implicit approval to and even glorified participation in World War I. Click on this link to download and view the article. It didn’t matter at all that Pope Benedict XV condemned it as an unjust war – see article below. No reference was made to Jesus’ teachings and revelation of God’s Will in the New Testament: “THOU SHALT NOT KILL” (Matt 19:18); “You have heard that…
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Faith, Hope and Love are essential to real life.