Catholicism

Movie Review: Gospel of St. John – A Great Way to ‘Read’ the Bible

Mr. Friday Night What a great idea: make a movie where the narrator reads directly the Gospel of John while the actors act out the narration. It is hearing the Bible and watching a movie at the same time. The acting is good enough to keep you entertained, with actors that look like they are …

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1800 Year Old Letter, Still Great Advice to “Young Christian Intellectuals”

I read excerpts of this letter in The Fathers of the Church, a book by Mike Aquilina. Here is how Mr. Aquilina introduces it: “In an affectionate letter, Origen offers advice to a star pupil, who would one day be canonized and deemed a Church Father, St. Gregory of Pontus, often called “the Wonder-Worker.” Origen …

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Inflation Destroys Everyone – How Much of Your Wealth Has Been Destroyed?

If crime could be beautiful, theft through inflation would be the prettiest crime of them all. Why? Because many can tell they are getting poorer, but they don’t understand what is happening. If you rob a man of his wallet, he notices and becomes excitable, which is bad for the thief. If you rob a …

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Marxists are Only Concerned About Money. Just Like America

Marxists are only concerned about money and the economy. The quality of life of the people, how they actually live, is of no interest to them. We see this in our current society. The chief determining factor in the quality of one’s life is how much money they have and how industrious they are. It …

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An Interesting Perspective From a Wise Old Lady on Her Funeral, and Getting to Heaven

The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy I heard a story recently about an old lady who told her priest that at her funeral Mass she didn’t want him to say she was a good person or was going straight to Heaven. Why? Her wishes go against conventional thinking. Most, at their funeral would want …

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The Goal of Life – Not Money, but Spiritual Enlargement and Enrichment

The Rabid desire for more fake fiat bucks, endless amounts of fake wealth…the great illusion I see so many toil endlessly for money. And though I can appreciate the desire for money and having money – for it can buy freedom from necessity, I cannot understand the endless grubbing for it. If someone has a …

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Helping the Homeless Experience the Dignity of Life, in a Simple Way

I know a man who volunteers at a St. Vincent de Paul Society center that helps the homeless. They give them food, wash their clothes, provide showers, etc. I used to look down on places like this. But thinking recently, trying to put myself in the shoes of a homeless man, I thought it is …

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