why Angels are saints 13 October 2017

Continued from - When did the Angels become saints and why saints anyway?-Br Andrew Short answer Angels were saints from the day of their creation. Let us all remember that everything created by God is good, everything/human or angel are 'good' with freedom to choose to be good or bad/ evil. All were created equal, [...]

What are angels like? Sunday Readings (32nd Yr C) – Catholica Forum

A vigorous discussion on Catholic spirituality, theology, and faith for adults seeking to enrich their lives 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time November 6, 2016 Reading I: 2 Maccabees 7: 1-2, 9-14 Responsorial Psalm: 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15 Reading II: 2 Thessalonians 2:6-3:5 Gospel: Luke 20:27-38 I've just been scanning comments about last week's instruction from [...]

Saint of the day 7th July

Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions Lived: (1804-1860) | Feast Day: Monday, July 11, 2016 Not much is known of the early life of Emmanuel Ruiz, but details of his heroic death in defense of the faith have come down to us.Born of humble parents in Santander, Spain, he became a Franciscan priest and served as [...]

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…

Paul Salahuddin Armstrong

“One who truly has faith in Divine Providence, fears nothing; certainly not pastors, mullahs and other Southern Baptist types, with their dogma, fear-mongering, war-mongering, homophobia, islamophobia, anti-semitism and cultic conspiracy theories.”
~ Paul Salahuddin Armstrong

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

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Catholic Saint of the Day 19th December

CatholicSaints.Info Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Nemesion, Martyr, etc. Article A.D. 250 In the persecution of Decius, Nemesion, an Egyptian, was apprehended at Alexandria upon an indictment for theft. The servant of Christ easily cleared himself of that charge, but was immediately accused of being a Christian. Hereupon he was sent to the [...]

Saint of the Day 4th October St Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi was a poor little man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit and without a sense of self-importance. Serious illness brought the young Francis to see the emptiness of his frolicking [...]

where there is despair, hope

Attributed to St Francis of Assisi, this phrase came immediately to mind as I wrestled with how I should respond to the three air disasters of recent memory (with the loss of innocent lives of women, men and children – rich and poor, professional and ordinary folk, families and singles); the advance of ISIS/Islamic State/DAESH [...]

Life is made up of not what I do

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin It has struck me during the past few months, as more and more “bad” news emerges reported almost daily, in the aftermath of such thing as murders, air tragedies, attacks and abuse of every kind [...]

Navel gazing can have its limits !

Late Summer on the East Coast of Australia (southern hemisphere). Warm to hot days in Sydney. Long evening Shadows in Perth, Western Australia. Humidity in Brisbane, Queensland. In recent years,  prolonged  heat waves in Adelaide, South Australia. Bushfires in the southern part of the Continent and floods in the North…. In the northern hemisphere, cold [...]