Reflections

Sainthood? What does this mean?

Sainthood is the most beautiful thing, the greatest human fulfilment. It is a union with the life of Jesus and Mary in Nazareth, the life we find in the Catholic Church. But how do we understand sainthood? In many hearts there is a vision of sainthood as something rigid, artificial, unreal, strange, not good, not […]

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A renewal of morality as a key part of the New Evangelization

The New Evangelization is addressed to those who have fallen away due to the dechristianisation of the West. This involves a loss of faith and an “obscuring of the moral sense.” Indeed we live in a culture terrorised by subjectivism, utilitarianism, relativism and nihilism. A few days ago Abp. Charles Chaput of Philadelphia reminded the […]

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In the Rosary, we contemplate the face of Jesus with Mary

Saint Francis de Sales teaches us that “the greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.” Indeed the Rosary is the remedy for all our spiritual difficulties, a remedy for all our moral struggles, a remedy for our evils and predominant faults. The Rosary is also the root of all our blessings.“Say the Holy […]

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Justice: Equality or inequality? (on God’s touch)

Sometimes God’s touch uncovers disorder in a logical mind. Just a gesture and we are stuck. We are lost like those hard working in the vineyard. Only grateful at the beginning.  At the end, God is on trial.  Righteous indignation is stronger than divinity. Jesus – a glutton and a drunkard,  Saint John the Baptist […]

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Imitating Christ in the love that unites

The Almighty and Infinite God, the Lord of Hosts, has become man, the least of men. As Blessed Charles de Foucauld says: “His whole life long he did nothing but go down. He went down in becoming flesh, he went down in becoming a baby, went down in obeying, went down in becoming poor, rejected, […]

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Impeding God’s grace

Jesus was travelling through the region known as the “Decapolis,” between the coast of Tyre and Sidon, and Galilee, therefore in the peripheries and even in areas outside the Holy Land. Yet, people had heard of the Lord and they wanted His touch. They were ready to convert to Christ: they had open minds, contrite […]

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Humility before God 

Our Lord describes Pharisee-ism as an attitude that removes us from God’s Law, which is our true moral DNA. It happens when our conscience becomes scrupulous in superficial things, but softened towards God. Then the surface becomes crucial for us, but authentic prayer and real faithfulness to the Commandments are seen as “rigid” and unwelcome. […]

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As for me and my House, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15)

Many of the followers of the Lord, many of those who today would be called Catholics, after hearing His doctrine said openly, ‘This is intolerable language. How could anyone accept it?’” (J 6:60) After their statement, they impenitently waited from Christ to give a satisfactory answer. They put themselves in position to understand better what […]

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