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Learning Obedience in the Wilderness

Every morning the Church begins the Liturgy of the Hours with the invitatory psalm, Psalm 95, which calls us to start our day by recognizing the Lordship of God and worshipping Him. It ends, however, in more startling fashion, calling to mind the Israelites’ rebellion against God in the wilderness (in their 40 years of wandering in the desert aft...

03 28 2019

Scrupulous? Be Obedient.

As one who has struggled intensely with scrupulosity, I can attest to the fact that it is a dreadful experience.  Any seriously scrupulous person, I think, would admit that preoccupation with fear of sin, questioning whether this or that act was a sin, feeling at practically every moment a need for confession, etc., so engrosses him as to deprive ...

05 19 2017

A Lesson in Obedience from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Mr. Sean Mitchell Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a man whose life and virtues every Christian man should know and emulate. Even a cursory reading of his biography Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy gives one the sense that he achieved that fully human life that all men desire, but so few obtain.  Bonhoeffer was a genius theologian, a...

08 22 2016

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