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!

Hibernian Rovers

The world owes a huge debt to the sons and daughters of Ireland who ventured forth into the unknown to spread the Gospel therewith. These brave souls were all filled with the same spirit that filled their spiritual mentor St Paddy. … Continue reading

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Grave Matters

I am of an age and physical condition that I have to constantly think about my lacking of  a future, at least in this world. I am currently drafting my last will and testament, and putting my finances in order. … Continue reading

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A Comedy Of Manners

I grew up to the age of six in a house with ma and pa and five siblings, before my eldest sister left to start nursing. In those days families were more nuclear than atomised as they are today. We … Continue reading

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Regret

Hello readers, its Brother Burrito here (“yet again”, I hear you groan). I beg your indulgence, and especially that of my blog colleagues, because my health has taken a down-turn recently, and this has made me a little self-observant. In … Continue reading

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They’re Messing With My Heart

I just found this video of one of my favourite songs from the 80s, performed energetically and live on the Old Grey Whistle Test, a UK TV program. This song was released in 1984, prophetically 32 years too early. It perfectly … Continue reading

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Death-Watch Beetling

“Media vita in morte sumus”, or “In the midst of life we are in death”. I heard those words in a movie scene I saw recently, set at a graveside of course. It got me thinking. How true those words resound … Continue reading

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Take-Off

Any space-bound object leaves this earth and enters space when the power of its lift frees it from attachment to gravitation, when it reaches escape velocity. Any heaven-bound soul leaves this world and enters Heaven when its sanctifying grace renders … Continue reading

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Interstellar – the movie

Look I know I am a little late in submitting this. Interstellar was released in November 2014, but I have only just seen it and wanted to give a Catholic’s critique. I doubt I will be very original, but here … Continue reading

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On Promises Made Between Husband and Wife

“No other school can teach the truth of love if the family does not do it” By Staff Reporter Rome, October 21, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave this morning during the general … Continue reading

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A Liar

When I first saw this video, I was viscerally disturbed by it, The singer seemed to be almost an incarnation of evil. Then common sense kicked in and told me that it was just clever drama. A better depiction of a … Continue reading

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Somebody Else’s Dream

A haunting examination of dementia, despair and dying by the incomparable Tony Banks. Vocals are by Kim Beacon (RIP). This song was a favourite of my late teenage years, though I have only recently realised its power. Too good to last, … Continue reading

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Sixty Second Gospel

There is so much more to the story than “God Loves You.” Kristeen N Gillooly

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Living Sacrifice

Whoever cannot enjoy Fr Larry Richards’s spirited and humorous sermons has something missing in their soul. Enjoy this in Christ: http://thereasonforourhope.org/mp3_homily/20150809.mp3

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Detachment

Detachment has a bad press sometimes. We are all urged to be so attached: involved, empathic, huggy, kissy etc. However, if you are attached to a lump of concrete, hurtling towards the ocean’s bottom, then urgent detachment suddenly looks like … Continue reading

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Victory In Christ

You really must watch this video and share it widely. The witness within is incredibly moving and powerful.

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