Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Godfather – “Do you renounce Satan…and all his works…and all his pomps?”

Whenever I watch this scene from the Godfather, I always am asked questions about what the Baptism rubrics actually mean. Firstly, this baptism is done in the Traditional Latin Mass which was the Mass that was used in the Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Excommunication

An excommunication is intended to shock the sinner into repentance.  Some sins are so grievous in their very object that they warrant an automatic excommunication.  Violating the seal of Confession, for example, is one of those sins.  To be accepted … Continue reading

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Our Children, The Adults

All the children grew in length and size.  Their position moved from one locality to another.  They took their skills learnt during their teenage years and applied them to their adult life.  Skills of coercion, deceit and treachery.  Whatever end … Continue reading

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We All Love Something

On the eve of my trip to college, I laid on a mat in my basement, beside my pretty young girlfriend and cried hysterically for hours.  I cried like a mother who had just lost her son.   No funeral, … Continue reading

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Short Meditation on the Value of Morality in Business

What is the value of morality?  Well there is Heaven, which I hear is pretty good.  Hell, which isn’t good at all.  Then there is purgatory, which was described by St. Paul the apostle as being saved “as through fire” … Continue reading

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Brideshead Revisited

If you haven’t read or watched this mini-series “Brideshead Revisited” by Evelyn Waugh, you absolutely must. (Don’t watch the Brideshead Revisited movie from 2008.  It’s absolutely dreadful.)   The book’s characters are so mysteriously complex and deep, I can barely … Continue reading

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I Know I’m Anti-Catholic Because…

So you just completed a rousing discussion with your Catholic friend.  You feel pretty satisfied that what you have proved Catholicism to be rubbish.  God will accept you for who you are, and all this stuff about Catholicism, with confessing … Continue reading

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