So, let me count the ways: I’m a Missionary of Mercy. That’s helped many souls. Some are apoplectic that Missionaries of Mercy even exist and even insist that they cannot possibly be real priests. I have never gone against proper … Continue reading →
On Monday I had the heat on in my office so that the apple juice would be nice and not-cold for the cider yeast. I enjoyed the cocoon of warmth so much, I put the heat on on Tuesday, too. But as soon as Benedict Ambrose came home, he turned it off and said this was worse for the planet than plastic-wrapped vegetables.
Here’s the news story. Awesome. I’m guessing a feather of Father’s guardian angel jammed the gun, twice. This is a Hail Mary story if ever there was one. The power of the Rosary!
In the midst of the theological confusion in which our Church is mired, we could use a few more men with the clear, disciplined mind and soul of Robert Bellarmine (+1621), bishop, cardinal, doctor of the Church, Jesuit, back in the days when the Order was young and, shall we say, more united in their original mission to evangelize in the truth. Bellarmine was one of the most influential figures in what has unfortunately been termed the Catholic ‘counter-reformation’, which was really the Catholic Reformation in response to the ‘Protestant’ revolt of those who ‘protested’ against any number of dogmas