Responding to the annoying

Nice article from Spirit Daily about reacting to the annoying people in our lives, and how to profit from them: “WHEN SOMEONE IRKS YOU, CAST OUT DEFECT THAT MAY CONNECT YOU AND RISE ABOVE IT”: Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The …

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Restore my joy

In the 14th verse of Psalm 51 the penitent looks towards their destiny: Psalm 51:14: “Restore my joy in your salvation; sustain in me a willing spirit” (Via USCCB.) Happiness is being on the path to Heaven, it is the true joy that fills your soul and gives your life its meaning. This particular happiness …

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Don't send me away from you

The penitent pleas with the Lord in the 13th verse to keep him close: Psalm 51:13: “Do not drive me from your presence, nor take from me your holy spirit.” (Via USCCB.) A persistent fear that the sin was so grievous that God may cause banishment as a consequence of the penitent’s action motivates the …

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Renew My Steadfast Spirit

(My series on Psalm 51 resumes.) In the 12th verse of Psalm 51, the penitent is granted a new start. Psalm 51:12: “A clean heart create for me, God; renew in me a steadfast spirit.” (Via USCCB.) Sin has sullied and degraded the penitent. It had ruptured the relationship with God. The penitent, after the …

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What are Indulgences?

Indulgences are among the more recognizable of Catholic Christian beliefs, like devotion to the Blessed Mother. They are often misunderstood, and have been a source of scandal to the Church in the past (a cause of the so-called Protestant “Reformation.”) This is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) teaches: 1471: ” The doctrine …

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November: the Month of the Dead

An excellent article by Susan Tassone appears in Spirit Daily: Spirit Daily – Daily spiritual news from around the world: “‘MONTH OF THE DEAD’” (Via Spirit Daily.) It reminds us that November is a particularly good month to remember our deceased loved ones. Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please …

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Indulgences for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

One of the things that you can do as a Catholic, and reconnect with your Catholic spirituality and heritage is to gain indulgences. Tomorrow, November 2nd, is the Solemnity of All Soul’s.One can gain indulgences by praying for them. See the link: Indulgence for the Holy Souls in Purgatory (Via Latin Mass.) I shall attempt …

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Solemnity of All Soul's

On November 2nd we celebrate the Solemnity of All Soul’s. It is the day that we as Catholics offer up the Mass and pray for the deceased who are suffering in Purgatory. Here are links to two posts in a blog of mine that I had discontinued. (I thought I had transferred them to this …

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Solemnity of All Saints

From last year: Feast of All Saints Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts” and “The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics”

Venerable Matt Talbot for "All Saints Day"

As today is the Solemnity of All Saints, I decided to post this nice article on Matt Talbot, the “Patron Saint of Alcoholics”: Venerable Matt Talbot (Via American Catholic.) Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and …

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