Every now and then, exceptional artists, thinkers or composers appear in bunches, like fruit on a tree. The Italian Renaissance saw three greats all living at the same time: Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Some extend this list of luminaries to eight. Greatness in art is somewhat subjective but it does seem that the High… Read More Michelangelo – The Truth Within
By James Murray Saint Francis was born in the small town of Assisi, Italy, in the year 1182, a town 90 miles north of Rome. The story of his life is both fascinating and inspiring, and who lived in simplicity and poverty; a passion for the Gospel and Jesus Christ. A story of holiness and love… Read More Saint Francis of Assisi, His Life and The Prayer of Saint Francis
Detail from Saint Michael and the Demon, a neogothical stained glass window from Saint-Martin de Florac Church. Vassil/Wikimedia Commons Philip Almond, The University of Queensland Sicilian priest and long-time exorcist Father Benigno Palilla recently told Vatican Radio that requests for exorcisms had tripled in the past few years. There were now, he said, 500,000 alleged… Read More The Vatican, the exorcists and the return of the Devil in a time of enchantment
By Domenic Marbaniang The term ‘theology of religion’ is to be understood here as the branch of Christian theology that attempts to theologically and biblically evaluate the phenomena of religion. Three important schools within this field are pluralism, inclusivism, and exclusivism. Each of them will be briefly examined here. 1. Pluralism Pluralism is basically the belief… Read More Theology Of Religions: Pluralism, Inclusivism, Exclusivism
Imagine Thomas Merton Teaching You a Class on Christian Mysticism… https://t.co/hdaRPJVYT7 #Catholic #religious #mysticism — earthpages.org (@earthpages) September 11, 2017 Was Thomas Merton really a great mystic, as indicated above? When I think of great Catholic mystics people like St. Faustina Kowalska come to mind. She was so busy suffering for others and having daily… Read More Was Thomas Merton a great mystic?
This morning I replied to a Tweet that said the important question is whether a person is “alive” before death. The question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death. — Euphoric Expressions (@PsychedelicAtom) February 24, 2017 I suggested that it might be more fruitful to… Read More All you need is love… and maybe a little wisdom