Month: February 2015

Should We Ask Questions About the Salvation of Those Who are Tortured?

I’m not the guy who goes after other bloggers. Some people’s blogs should be renamed, “what’s wrong with everyone else” but that is not this blog. Many times I have been tempted to discuss the shortcomings of others, but regulation of the Catholic side of the internet is not my job. There was however, an article written recently at the NC Register, in which the Senior Editor, Joan Desmond, asked the question, “Did James Foley Die a Muslim Convert or a Catholic Martyr?” That’s the actual title. The title was provocative. I like that, so long as it’s not...

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Do You Have a Spiritual Director? Maybe You Should…

We’re not alone in the journey to heaven. There are many players on our team who keep us in line, strengthen us, coach us. We have people who we learn from and others whom we are teaching. Guardian Angels, the Saints, Pastors, brothers and sisters in the faith, etc. We all need this whole team in order to get there. There’s a very important person too many people get by without. But none of us wants to just “get by.” In fact, once we realize we are finished “getting by” we need this person: the Spiritual Director. What is...

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