Sol Alano Sol Alano
on 29/8/13
In front of a seductive power, how do I react?

Look - Think - Rationalize - Act
Look - Think - Discern - Act

The first one is so easy to do in this modern world. The Lord has a lot of rescuing to do.
Sol Alano Sol Alano
on 28/8/13
Each day is an opportune time to unload myself with so much clutters. Clutters that seemed so valuable and worth keeping like justice. I just thank the Lord for reminding me that mercy and compassion work more for me than fighting for justice.
vimala vimala
on 18/8/13
They died singing. Love of the church and forgiveness for the persecutors is the lessons that I learn from our martyrs of Barbastro. The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the congregation and the church. Long live our martyrs.
Angela Angela
on 19/4/13
I was surprised at the number of Jesuits working throughout the world - 17,287 and that a third of them are from underdeveloped countries, a percentage that is expected to rise.
hLFQtvtxeg hLFQtvtxeg
on 24/2/13
Hey Nik,I agree with you about the characters but I tghhuot that characters was such a big subject it deserved it's own post. Next time, maybe? Definitely, without characters there is no story! And Sleeping Beauty was always my favorite fairytale as a little kid, too. But the idea for this story first came when I was at the Tchaikovsky ballet of Sleeping Beauty and the prince leapt onto the stage—and I sat up in my seat and tghhuot: Well, what about the prince? What's his story? Just in case you do miss out on the draw though, Thornspell is in many libraries, as well as being on Amazon, in most NZ bookshops, and in good independent bookstores in the States Canada.
iscoIFCHe iscoIFCHe
on 20/2/13
Unquestionably believe that which you sttead. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that they plainly don't know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks
sGMNdfhlzkENiBo sGMNdfhlzkENiBo
on 20/2/13
The timing might be a bit risky, but the best hope for the frtuue of the Church in Ireland is to set out for the deep waters, duc in altum as JP II urged us (or maybe onwards and upwards is a better metaphor). If the Church sits still and does nothing, then nothing will come of nothing, so hopefully the Eucharistic Congress will not be a lost opportunity or another PR disaster. A vibrant faith and participation in the Eucharist must be part of the solution to the problems facing the Irish Church.
MyuAfbGZ MyuAfbGZ
on 20/2/13
This was so beautiful! Pope Benedict looks so frail; I hope he stays in good hleath. I hope he's successful in bringing the Faith back to countries, like Spain, or Ireland, who have largely fallen away. The Pope's statement that we should not ignore people who need our help is challenging, because mostly we don't want to get involved, or bothered. Mom
dxggFjxWUVhSjN dxggFjxWUVhSjN
on 20/2/13
I think their view is that sex is for procreation. AIDS viticms shouldn't breed their disease into their children. If sex is just for having kids, then the married people with AIDS wouldn't have sex. Also, some people believe that making condoms widely available increases the number of people who have sex, which is true in most cases. Sure, condoms lessen the chance of getting AIDS, but it's still a risk. So, if condoms make people have MORE sex by making them more comfortable to do it more often and with more people, then condoms would increase the problem of AIDS. I don't think this is true, but it's a point of view. He's not being senile, it's just part of the whole Roman Catholic thing.
KsZtcaKJr KsZtcaKJr
on 19/2/13
It is interesting to see that Theo has rocekted up the charts.Perhaps in recognition of the blogger Theo Spark.Likewise, I expect we will see a few more Davids in New Zealand, Iain's and Guidos in Britain.And I expect thanks to the efforts of this most wonderful blog, it will now become socially acceptable once more, to call one's boy Adolf!
on 19/2/13
I thought today was Thursday. Thanks for pniostg this. I have to go out of town to school today to look after some mandatory admin stuff. I would have missed it otherwise. I'm also going to start my first ever first Friday/Sarurday devotions this week too. Prayers please. I tend to start things and not see them through.
foEOvvqfVvH foEOvvqfVvH
on 19/2/13
The Vatican stirred a dioplmatic maelstrom yesterday when it announced that it had lifted the excommunication of four rebel bishops, including the British Holocaust-denier Richard Williamson.The decree repealing the 20-year-old Vatican punishment, imposed after the traditionalist French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre consecrated the four as bishops in defiance of the Pope's authority, was signed on Wednesday by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, the Prefect for the Congregation of Bishops. This coincided with the broadcast on Swedish state television of an interview with Mr Williamson in which the breakaway bishop denied the Holocaust."I believe there were no gas chambers... I think that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps but none of them by gas chambers," he told SVT television in an interview that was recorded in Germany last November. "There was not one Jew killed by the gas chambers. It was all lies, lies, lies!"Mr Williamson, 68, who is the rector of the Seminary of Our Lady Co-Redemptrix in La Reja, Argentina, is no stranger to controversy. He has endorsed "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", a notorious anti-Semitic forgery, and claimed that Jews are bent on world domination. He supports conspiracy theories on the assassination of President Kennedy and the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, and has accused the Vatican of being under the power of Satan.
eksweGIchytxxdE eksweGIchytxxdE
on 19/2/13
Dementia (from Latin de- apart, away + mens mind ) is the progressive delcnie in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the body beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Although dementia is far more common in the geriatric population, it may occur in any stage of adulthood. This age cutoff is defining, as similar sets of symptoms due to organic brain dysfunction are given different names in populations younger than adulthood.Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving. Higher mental functions are affected first in the process. Especially in the later stages of the condition, affected persons may be disoriented in time (not knowing what day of the week, day of the month, or even what year it is), in place (not knowing where they are), and in person (not knowing who they are or others around them).Symptoms of dementia can be classified as either reversible or irreversible, depending upon the etiology of the disease. Less than 10 percent of cases of dementia are due to causes which may presently be reversed with treatment. Causes include many different specific disease processes, in the same way that symptoms of organ dysfunction such as shortness of breath, jaundice, or pain are attributable to many etiologies. Without careful assessment of history, the short-term syndrome of delirium can easily be confused with dementia, because they have many symptoms in common. Some mental illnesses, including depression and psychosis, may also produce symptoms which must be differentiated from both delirium and dementia.
on 19/2/13
Come on Canon G, there's nothing wrong with fouincsg on particular aspects ! After all, BXVI got your attention, didn't he?! It's really about setting the agenda.As for the New' Evangelisation I think there's a tacit recognition that you can't assume any knowledge about God in those you are reaching out to kind of essential in preaching the Gospel to a post-Christian Europe. You either preach the Gospel to them, or let them preach a gospel to you.
on 19/2/13
I go to church to pisrae and thank the Risen and Glorified Lord Jesus Christ!Also to remember the following which tells in brief what it means to be a true Christian: When I say that I am a Christian I am not shouting that I am clean living. I am whispering that I was lost but now I'm found and forgiven.When I say I am a Christian I don't speak of this with pride. I am confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.When I say that I am a Christian I am not trying to be strong. I am saying that I am weak and need His strength to carry on.When I say I am a Christian I am not bragging of success. I am admitting I have failed and need God to clean up my mess.When I say I am a Christian I am not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible but God believes I am worth it.When I say I am a Christian I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches so I call upon His name.When I say I am a Christian I am not holier than thou..I am a sinner who recieved God's grace a free gift to those who accept it.Easter is Resurrection Day but for a true Christian, EVERY DAY is Resurrection Day.I am so thankful.