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St. Francis, the Birds and the Beasts

Filled with awe, he asked [the birds] if they would stay awhile and listen to the Word of God. He said to them: “My brother and sister birds, you should praise your Creator and always love him…It is God who made you noble among all creatures, making your home in thin, pure air. Without sowing […]


In The Arms Of The Angels

In my previous post on exorcisms, I talked about demons and the ongoing spiritual warfare they wage on us humans.  As a follow up to that post I’d like to elaborate a bit more on the nature of angels and their relationship with mankind.  Nowadays, there seem to be a lot of confusion and misconceptions […]


An Open Letter to God

Dear God, I’m sorry I fell so far away from you.  I never thought I would.  I thought my love for you was too strong.  I was wrong.  I grew impatient, I hung out around the wrong people, and I was brainwashed by the media into thinking that material things would make me happier than […]


True Happiness Is Not Found On Earth

Happiness is what life is all about.  Everyone’s supposed to be happy all the time, right? Wrong.  Our society has made happiness paramount in our lives by trying to convince us that being happy is the only thing that makes life worth living; if you have all these things and still aren’t happy, something is […]

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Sacred Realism: William Holman Hunt’s “Finding of the Saviour in the Temple”

Note: This article is part of a continuing series on Catholicism and art. William Holman Hunt (1827-1910) was an English artist who created realistic, richly detailed and symbolic renderings of sacred scenes.  He was a founding member of the group of artists known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which advocated returning to the observation of nature and looking back to the […]

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