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!

My Last Post

A big hello to all my friends and enemies here. God love you all. By mutual agreement with my blog colleagues, I have decided to cease posting articles here, forever more. Some of you will breathe a huge sigh of … Continue reading

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Fasting And Ramadan

I work with a lot of medical colleagues who are Muslim. They are great guys, great doctors, and good friends to me. I am glad they have recently seen the end of Ramadan because their tempers have been thus returned … Continue reading

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Neo-Pelagianism and Neo-Gnosticism

Any intellectual or theologian who has ever met me will confirm that I am a lightweight, a bit of fluff, a common-or-garden dullard, or worse. My saving grace is that I am self-aware of my handicap, and thus constantly look … Continue reading

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General Absolution

As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God. You know those church gatherings, usually before Christmas, where everyone who attends is proffered “forgiveness” just for turning up, but without any perceptible … Continue reading

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Solacious Sedition

[I could find no good images for this post] The two less-than-usual words of the title are my best attempt to condense the purpose of God’s deliberate intrusion into this world-gone-bad, most compactly. Our modern world loves compactness in almost … Continue reading

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Mama Used To Say

This blog needs some invigoration, in my opinion. Let me provide an upbeat music video from the early 1980s to do just that: For the majority of us who read this blog, our mothers provided us with the majority of … Continue reading

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Commandment Zero

Long before the Exodus and the Ten Commandments, and even before the Fall, God still issued one Commandment to we His children. It was a simple one, and easily followed: And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill … Continue reading

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No Parent Should Have To Bury Their Child

Alas, I had to bury mine. This movie clip depicts the natural drama very well. It is from the “Lord of the Rings”, and depicts King Theoden’s grief at the grave of his son Theodred

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Your Prayers Please

I feel a bit uncouth intruding yet again into this site of highfalutin Catholic exposition and debate, but my sibling Teresa needs some serious spiritual help, and I know of no other online group that I can put this request … Continue reading

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Bishop Robert Barron Addresses Google’s Catholics, And Others

This is well worth spending 55 minutes watching, in my opinion. Here’s the blurb: Bishop Robert Barron speaks at Google HQ about religion and the opening up of the mind. Bishop Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic … Continue reading

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Good Times, Bad Times, Give Me Some Of That…

In early 1996, I splashed out an inordinate amount of money on my first ever laptop computer. At the time I was living hand to mouth as a locum anaesthetist. My lifestyle involved not knowing from one day to the … Continue reading

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Holy Mass: As It Should Be Explained To Those Who Do Not Understand.

  I was in class at school with this guy many years ago, and visited him briefly last week for some catch-up. He speaks very well for Christ, I think. (PS: If you hear no sound, move your mouse-cursor over … Continue reading

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A Profitable Week – Part One

I recently suffered a major health crisis which scared the bejeepers out of me. My colleagues rallied round and I was soon on the mend. My physical ill-health mirrored my spiritual ill-being. To be honest, I was in a bit … Continue reading

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Greetings From Dungarvan

Hallo readers, it’s Brother Burrito here, on holiday, during Lent! I used to be a regular contributor here, of lightweight and humorous fluff pieces mostly, until mid 2015 when I took on some serious extra responsibilities in “meat-space” and had … Continue reading

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As Thin As A Planck

(This is a joyous rejoinder or perhaps a ‘rejoynder’ to the recent post by St Alphonsus et al). We Catholics often pray for Our Lady’s comforting intercession at “the hour of our death”. But what if we don’t have an … Continue reading

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