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About Brother Burrito

A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ is the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!

Julian of Norwich: The ‘Sharpness’ of Sin and the Goodness of Contrition

Originally posted on Journey Towards Easter:
In the thirty-ninth chapter of the Revelations of Divine Love, Julian of Norwich writes about the effect that sin has upon the conscientious soul. It is a great pain to one who desires to…

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Polarization

When light passes through a polarizer, only photons vibrating in one particular plane are allowed through. Thus the emerging light is dimmer, some of the original light has been lost. This is how Polaroid sunglasses work, especially to filter out … Continue reading

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Must Read-Benedict XVI Speaks Forth

VATICAN CITY Retired Pope Benedict XVI said dialogue with other religions is no substitute for spreading the Gospel to non-Christian cultures and warned against relativistic ideas of religious truth as “lethal to faith.” He also said the true motivation for … Continue reading

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G. K. Chesterton: Saint Francis and Brother Fire

Originally posted on Journey Towards Easter:
G. K. Chesterton’s short autobiography of Saint Francis of Assisi has, amongst many other qualities, the singular virtue of successfully separating Saint Francis from modern images of him as some sort of super-tolerant, all-inclusive…

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L1

Here’s a fascinating astronomical analogy to the spiritual life. Try to imagine the best distance to remain between the worldly life and the Divine life. Too close to either will defile you or incinerate you, respectively, while you remain mortal. … Continue reading

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Dear God,

Dear God, You know what I want before I do, You know what I sorely need before the need arises in my own mind. You know my greatest need is to learn to trust in You, totally. This need to trust in … Continue reading

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Synodalia: Have you noticed what’s missing?

Originally posted on Dominus mihi adjutor:
One thing sadly, disastrously, absent from the Synod from the scanty information we have been permitted to receive, is eternity. We look to the woefully deficient Relatio, or working document, that was so unwisely released (perhaps as…

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Here With Me

Please forgive poor Burrito who is suffering from another attack of sentimentalism. I have just worked a busy night-shift and am having trouble sleeping. These experiences tend to weaken me. You might remember in a previous post that I asserted … Continue reading

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Brotherhood And Sisterhood

It is a Catholic Truth that every human being who lives, has lived, or is yet to live, is our brother or sister in Christ. Yes, even the amoral, the criminal, the mad, and the wicked. One can only appreciate … Continue reading

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Scandal

Scandal is dangerous because it makes us sheep skittish. It arouses strong negative emotions which can overwhelm us and lead to disappointment and even despair. It might even make us think that our carefully nurtured Faith might be false. Scandal is always … Continue reading

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Coins vs Fruit

My PP used a lovely phrase today in his sermon: “Good works are not coins with which to buy entrance to Heaven, they are the fruit of redemption by Grace”. Sorry about the picture, I was rushed.  

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Black Holes

Hi, BB here, interloping with something which is not pure Catholicism, but interesting nonetheless. I believe Catholics should be interested in everything that isn’t sinful, especially if it causes them brain-ache. Please watch Prof. Leonard Susskind from Stanford Uni, his mother’s … Continue reading

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Acidosis

As a junior doctor I was most taken by a senior colleague’s description to medical students of life-support as “air going in and out, and blood round and round”. Such simplicity of exposition! I have used that expression ever since, to … Continue reading

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Carrier Signal

As a teenager, I inherited a Russian made multi-band  AM/FM radio from my elder brother, after he had left university. In those pre-internet days, a teen’s highway to the wide world was by radio. With this machine, I could tune … Continue reading

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Saint John Chrysostom on the ‘Folly’ of the Cross

Originally posted on Journey Towards Easter:
Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which celebrates the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena (mother of Constantine the Great) in 326 – a discovery which, nine…

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