Author Archives: Brother Burrito

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!

Lazarus-like he rises, to rant

Originally posted on Dominus mihi adjutor:
No plaintive excuses, no unconvincing avowals of “I would have if I could have”. It has been busy here, in a disconcertingly unspectacular way. So blogging by your correspondent has been passive not active.…

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Fare Well

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis said on Tuesday (May 19th) many people like the Rohingya of Myanmar or the Christians and Yazidis in Iraq have been forced to say farewell to their homes and the lives of all of us are … Continue reading

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Gay man makes heartfelt plea. Watch before you vote!

This has to be the best video I have ever seen online. Thanks to Gertrude for the link via Twitter.

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An Off Topic Forum – Experimental

The recent flurry of unsavoury mudslinging that has occurred under otherwise worthy and devout posts has prompted us to try a new tactic to handle this apparent need. Just below  our headline picture is the menu bar. At the far right … Continue reading

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Judge For Yourself

Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP has recently been chosen by Pope Francis to be a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. I knew nothing of Fr Timothy before I decided to write this, except that he is a bete noir … Continue reading

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To My Precious Children, from Your ‘Stay at Home’ Mum

Originally posted on The Politics of Mothering:
So far, I have avoided the personal in my writing – preferring to focus on the political. But the personal is political. The maternal is political. And so it is fitting to write this today.…

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From Croatia, With Love

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Common Sense

Common sense is impossible to define exactly, but it is more common than you suspect, and less common than you’d like it to be. Common sense is a Catholic idea. It is based on the belief that God is stronger than … Continue reading

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Catholic Priest Denies Burning Down 17 of the Ugliest Churches Ever Built.

Originally posted on Faith in our Families:
Polish born Fr. Pileov Ash. Police are questioning a 38 year old Catholic priest on charges of arson after 17 out of 18 churches he was stationed at burned to the ground over…

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Jam Tomorrow

Absolutely, definitely, completely, the Gospel is not about jam tomorrow. It is about IAM today!

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When Satan Tells You “You’re too good for” Motherhood

Originally posted on Encourage & Teach:
This week we recognize the gift of femininity and the vocation of motherhood in its varied forms. We celebrate, as Pope Francis says, woman’s “great gift of being able to give life, of being…

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A Good Prayer

Vatican releases official prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy:

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Now. Here. This.

I agree that the Church is more of a battlefield hospital for the soul than a mere piety society. Its seven powerful treatments can patch up the sickest of souls, but the most anabolic of all is Holy Communion, which is safe … Continue reading

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O God Of Earth And Altar

O God of earth and altar, bow down and hear our cry, our earthly rulers falter, our people drift and die; the walls of gold entomb us, the swords of scorn divide, take not thy thunder from us, but take … Continue reading

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Harvington Hall

I took the family to see this fascinating place today. We had a guided tour by a knowledgeable lady in full Tudor costume, and saw four of the priest-holes directly, and the secret entrance (up a chimney!) to the final two … Continue reading

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