Monthly Archives: October 2009

Halloween Hypocrite (Revisited)

The following is timely a repost from 2005. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not opposed to fantasy, games, dress-up, and such. And if you promise not to tell anyone: I’ve read most everything Stephen King has written. Harry Potter? Used … Continue reading

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BARTHOLOMEW & American Primates

NEW YORK – ­ His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew gave an audience … Tuesday, Oct. 27, to the Orthodox Primates of the USA, most of whom were present the previous evening for the Ninth Annual Orthodox Prayer Service for … Continue reading

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Five Types of Christians

Mother Maria Skobtsova, a martyr of the Nazi concentration camps, and an early 20th century intellectual and nun, wrote an insightful essay entitled, “Types of Religious Life.” In it she articulates five ways of being religious: the synodal, the ritualist, … Continue reading

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ESOLEN: The Battle Before Us

Ladies and gentlemen, the hour is late. The biotechnocracy is coming upon us, ready to sweep aside the last remnants of a truly human community. One thing that has confirmed me in my adherence to Roman Catholicism is that, virtually … Continue reading

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Bishops & Old Shoes

At the risk of never being assigned to chauffeur bishops again — or worse! — I must admit to having done it once. Ladies and Gentlemen, recently, I had the blessing of driving three hierarchs from their hotel to another … Continue reading

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WISDOM! – Russian Clergy Resolution

As part of our pastoral discussions we talked about the need for parishioners to confess as a rule to their own parish priests, and only with a specific blessing to confess to other priests. This is especially important given the … Continue reading

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The KJV or HELL!

Church Plans To Burn Bibles, Christian BooksPastor Says Burning Meant To Light A Fire Under True Believers My friend, Constantine, sent me this story. Click the link, below, to view the TV news clip. CANTON, N.C. — A North Carolina … Continue reading

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