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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!

Thirteen thousand people attend Tamil pilgrimage at Walsingham

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An Open Letter to Cardinal Vincent Nichols Regarding the European Union.

20th June 2016 Your Eminence, I am writing to you not only in my capacity as a politician, but as a fellow member of the Church; that communion of believers in the True Faith which together make up the Mystical … Continue reading

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The Death Of Sister Cecilia

Her joy was accompanied — or perhaps explained — by a profound state of prayer. Read more here.

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A Catholic Firebrand

I had never heard of Ann Barnhardt until last Sunday when she was cited to me as one of those rabid Catholics who have perhaps wandered off the reservation. Fearless disciple that I am, I decided to do some research . I … Continue reading

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The Eternal War

“Put that bloody light out! Don’t you know there’s a war going on?!!” Thus spake countless ARP wardens in Britain during WW2. Night time enemy bombers high above could be guided to their targets by the slightest glimmer of light … Continue reading

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For The Sake Of The Fox

Some years ago, while preparing an asleep patient for major bowel surgery, I blurted out “For fox sake!” This was triggered by some hassle with the equipment I was using. (I have a whole arsenal of euphemistic exclamations with which … Continue reading

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Violence, Viciousness, and Refugees

Violence is part of the universe. Nature is full of it. It is inescapable. It is an entropy thing, if you analyse it thermodynamic-ally. Stars collide, atoms split and fuse with enormous energies, predators and prey spill lifeblood everywhere. Violence … Continue reading

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A Revelatory Re-Evaluation

The other morning, while finishing the night-shift, I was showing my colleagues around the patients on the intensive care unit. We came up to bed 5. “How are you this morning Sir, are you feeling better today?” I cheerily enquired … Continue reading

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Mind Games

Watch this great documentary by  Álvaro Longoria, who was granted very free access to the the North Korean people, including freedom to interview anyone at random. Top scene is when he uses this right to tackle some geezer on the … Continue reading

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Dry, Drier, Very Dry

To celebrate my impending medically, supervised, total and permanent alcohol detoxification, I have just cracked open a bottle of Prosecco which I just found in the dining room hidden under some clutter. It is my wife’s favourite tipple. I hope … Continue reading

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A Sharing Of Imperfection About China

My wife and I will shortly be celebrating our twentieth anniversary as spouses together. We hear this is commonly called a “China Anniversary”. Well how very jolly hockey-sticks, what-what!. We think it’s an appropriate nomenclature: Our children are maximally troublesome … Continue reading

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Iraqi refugee children make First Communion in Erbil camp

By Elise Harris Erbil, Iraq, May 28, 2016 / 05:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday, the first of three rounds of displaced Iraqi children made their First Communion in a refugee camp in Erbil, providing a silver lining to an … Continue reading

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Choir Practice

I think it is no mistake that Heaven is often portrayed as place of music and song performed by an ever swelling choir of Angels and Saints. The hymn, which is of infinite beauty and duration, is concerned with the praise, … Continue reading

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Holy Communion

The highest act that any human being can perform is Holy Communion. To put it in simple terms (as I am so simple minded) Holy Communion is the intermingling  of our creaturely selves with the very Godhead who created us. It … Continue reading

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Lactate

Lactic acid is a very Catholic compound. By this, I mean that you will find it all over the place. It is the acerbic chemical that lends a tang to yoghurts, cheeses, and cured meats. Its acidity is what prevents … Continue reading

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