Beatitudes on CatholicPreachy.com

Earlier today I wrote that I was going to post more on the Beatitudes, as the “Sermon on the Mount” was today’s Gospel Reading at Mass. Well, I did, however I was inspired to write the additional material at another blog that I help administer and write for. That blog is CatholicPreachy. I’ll talk about …

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The Beatitudes

This is a re-post from an earlier date. The Gospel Reading for Mass today (Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time) is the Sermon on the Mount, in which Jesus teaches His disciples and the crowds gathered about the “Beatitudes”. Be-attitudes I may have more posts on these today (that’s my plan 😉 ) Know someone, perhaps …

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Sober Catholic/The Four Last Things Facebook Page

Updated: I deleted the “Four Last Things” part of the Facebook Page, that blog will have it’s own Page. I am not sure offhand what I am going to do with this, and it may serve a purpose in promoting this blog, but there is now a Facebook “Page” for Sober Catholic and The Four …

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Chance, the Shelter Dog

Chance, “the Shelter Dog,” is the narrator in a very interesting short novel about adoption. In Second Chance: How Adoption Saved a Boy with Autism & His Shelter Dog by Sandra J. Gerencher we get inside Chance’s head as he relates the story of how a seemingly ordinary day in his animal shelter pen turns …

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The well do not need a physician, the sick do

I have probably blogged about this Scripture passage before, but it bears mentioning again. The Gospel reading for today’s Mass (Saturday of the First Week of Ordinary Time) tells us that Jesus came here for the broken and wounded of humanity: Mark 2:16-17: “Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners …

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The days of adversity, prosperity and death

A reading from the Office of Readings in the Liturgy of the Hours has these interesting cautionary words: Sirach 11:25-26: “The day of prosperity makes one forget adversity; the day of adversity makes one forget prosperity. For it is easy with the LORD on the day of death to repay man according to his deeds.” …

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Fourth Anniversary of blogging

Four years ago today I started this blog: Hi, I’m Paul, and I’m an alcoholic! No retrospective or reflections on the experience, except that it has been an interesting and feature-packed 4 years, with its share of major ups (I got married! w00t! w00t!! w00t!!! and I moved this blog to its own domain with …

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