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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!

What Is The Endpoint Of Lent, Apart From Easter Sunday*?

Forty days and forty nights of devotion to the Lord don’t come easy, especially when it involves fasting and abstinence and extra emphasis on one’s spiritual health via prayer and the Sacraments. The compleat Christian has the following qualities: 1) … Continue reading

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Lent Ain’t About YOU!

LISTEN TO THIS SERMON by Fr Larry Richards. It won’t take long, and may change you permanently for the better.

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The Secret of True Love

By David Torkington Many years ago when I used to run courses for school leavers, I used to begin by asking the boys and girls to tell me when they were last really happy. I remember one boy said that … Continue reading

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Worship

I have a young male patient who is dying of liver failure. He is 34 years old, and has drunk himself into this state. His family were unaware of his predilection. Only a miracle can save him now. My Hail … Continue reading

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Tenderly Cradled In Freefall

Below is the last letter sent by ISIS prisoner Kayla Mueller to her family before her death. From here. Everyone, If you are receiving this letter it means I am still detained but my cell mates (starting from 11/2/2014) have been … Continue reading

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Smoke of Satan

Originally posted on All Along the Watchtower:
We must be careful with our arguments. To say that because x happened after y, that means x caused y is common enough, and may, if evidenced, be correct; but in the case…

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What Is God’s Will?

It can be difficult to discern God’s Will, but here are ten pointers: 1) Keep God in first place in your life 2) Never besmirch His good name. 3) Go to church every Sunday. Sanctifying Grace has a half-life of 168 … Continue reading

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*How to Save the World, God’s Way – A Reflection on a Liturgical Teaching of Pope Benedict

Originally posted on Taking Life, Love and Faith Seriously:
By: Msgr. Charles Pope (posted with permission – source) Whenever I write on liturgy, I get a lot of comments. Many people obviously care deeply about it. Yet I also get…

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Jesus Christ: The Original Mystic

Originally posted on Journey Towards Easter:
Fr. Robert Wild’s The Tumbler of God has opened several doors for me – not only has it helped to deepen my appreciation of just how important a thinker G. K. Chesterton is, but…

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Matthew’s Prologue and Me

Originally posted on crabbymystic:
All profitable films seem to get at least one sequel and possibly a prequel. The more details given about beloved characters the better. For Jesus the sequel is ongoing, and his prequel is billed in the…

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God Has The Final Word On My Death….

H/T to Kathleen and Geoff. This was too good to leave in the comments section.

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A Ballade Of Suicide

By GK Chesterton. The gallows in my garden, people say, Is new and neat and adequately tall; I tie the noose on in a knowing way As one that knots his necktie for a ball; But just as all the … Continue reading

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Jesus Wept

Condensed from the Catholic Herald: Pope Francis set aside the text he had prepared for a meeting with young Filipinos after a 12-year-old girl [Palomar] asked him a tearful question about why God allows suffering…. He also listened to the … Continue reading

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Pontifex Maximus

“Pontifex Maximus” means “greatest builder of bridges” . (It also happens to be one of the many titles accorded to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ). Both babies and Popes can upset our carefully laid plans and prejudices. We are … Continue reading

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Fire + Water = Steam…

Oh, God help me, what marvels there are in this greater en-kindling of fire by water. The water does not impede the fire though it’s the fire’s contrary, but rather makes its fire increase! – St. Teresa of Jesus, The … Continue reading

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