Author Archives: Brother Burrito

About Brother Burrito

A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy

Homelessness

Being a Catholic ultimately means being homeless, at least in this Creation. We are only really at home in God. During our exile here on Earth, it pays to be kind to the sick and strangers, to be fair in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 28 Comments

Desolation

I have a theory I would like to run past you: I think that any sad, soulful love song can be read as the prayer of a soul bereaved from God in desolation. Our relationship with God is so deep, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Real Beauty Is Un-Self-Conscious

In our media sodden culture, we are assaulted with other people’s perverted versions of beauty, be they supermodels, houses, cars, phones or whatever. Very attractive and false they are too. I spend an inordinate amount of consciousness seeing through the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Blogging as Catholic Action

From the Jackie Parkes blog: ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS X ON CATHOLIC ACTION IN ITALY JUNE 11, 1905 The field of Catholic Action is extremely vast. In itself it does not exclude anything, in any manner, direct or indirect, which … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

God Won’t Damn Us On A Technicality

“At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity.” – St. John of the Cross  

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Slate Book Review: Know Nothing, the True Story of Atheism

Originally posted on Teilhard de Chardin:
What would Plato and Aristotle say about the “New Atheists”? This blog has been fairly quiet lately, mostly because of work and family commitments (as well as discernment about whether I am ready to…

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Saviour Will See You Now

One doesn’t meet Jesus in one’s memories from the past, or in one’s imagination of the future. One only meets Him in one’s very present location, no matter how awful it is. The divine physician is permanently on-call to save our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Sanctity

“God’s invitation to become saints is for all, not just a few. Sanctity therefore must be accessible to all. In what does it consist? In a lot of activity? No. In doing extraordinary things? No, this could not be for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Real Religion

“All our religion is but a false religion, and all our virtues are mere illusions and we ourselves are only hypocrites in the sight of God, if we have not that universal charity for everyone – for the good, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Chains

All of us are in chains. We are born into chains By chains, I mean relationships. Some chains are more breakable than others. There is a danger to breaking chains of course: one might thereby lose all means of support, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Walking On Air

“Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.” St. John Chrysostom

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Poverty Should Only Be Voluntary, If It Is To Be Holy

Poverty can be either good or bad. If it causes a soul to be bitter, angry, dishonest, hostile to others, murderous or despairing, then it is a bad thing. If it causes a soul to be detached from material riches, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 51 Comments

There Are Right and Wrong Ways of Suffering, Pope Says

Encourages the Sick to Embrace Their Reality with Trust and Hope VATICAN CITY, May 19, 2014 (Zenit.org) – There are “right” and “wrong” ways to live with suffering, Pope Francis has told an apostolate for the evangelization of the sick. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Be Not Afraid! St. John Paul II’s Key to Building a Culture of Life

It Is Fear That Sustains the Culture of Death By Denise Hunnell, MD WASHINGTON, D.C., May 14, 2014 (Zenit.org) – The recent canonization of Saint John Paul II offers an impetus to reflect on both his life and his papacy. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Happy St David’s Day

From Universalis.com : The earliest life of St David dates from five centuries after his death, probably in 589. He became eminent as abbot and bishop at the site now known as St David’s, but formerly Mynyw, from which the present … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment