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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!

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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Armour And Amour

“Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.” Pope John Paul II Violence can either be repelled with more violence, or absorbed and transmuted, with Love, or a judicious bit of both*, I suppose. … Continue reading

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Misogyny Is Stupid

“The hatred of women or girls (by men, usually) has to be the most idiotic attitude of all time”. The simplest (Catholic) explanation for this bald statement of mine is to present, as evidence to confound the contrary, the most perfectly … Continue reading

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Bread And Better

Following a hard day at work, my wife presented me with a delicious supper ( a Reuben sandwich on rye with pastrami, ‘kraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing), and without thinking I said to her, O (my beloved), you are much better … Continue reading

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Taking Sides

God is kindly hearted and doesn’t take sides. He loves all of us individually, but especially the weak and poor and afflicted. The devil doesn’t take sides either, but he wants there to be as many sides as there are people. … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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  

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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