I have a professor friend in New York City whom I type and edit papers for from time to time. His latest paper in the works is titled “Internet Captivity: America’s Willful Totalitarianism.” He believes that technology is becoming (or has become) the new god, and as a society, our worship of gadgets is causing massive decline, both economically, socially, physically, and spiritually.
My friend is not a practicing Catholic, although he was baptized and raised Catholic. He has spent the greater part of his life in a non-faith state, unsure of whether or not there even is a God. But I think he may be starting to change his views, and I hope and pray that one day he will come around. In the meantime, he has exposed some uncomfortable truths about the dangers of the Internet and technology as a whole. Back in 2010 I wrote a post titled Technology Abuse, and there is some synergy between … [Read More...]
I hope everyone has enjoyed a blessed Christmas season and a very healthy and happy new year so far.
I have been sick. Since just after Thanksgiving. Three things in a row that have completely wiped me out. I never get sick, and this really hit me hard. This third thing I’ve been dealing with is the flu. So if anyone has been wondering where I’ve been, now you know.
I probably should’ve made an attempt to write sooner, but I didn’t have it in me. My energy was drained and I had all I could do just to conquer the simple daily tasks that seemed monumental. My father was wonderful, in that he came to visit me during snowstorms and high fevers. And thankfully, he didn’t catch this nasty thing in the process. Anyway…
Thanks for hanging in there!
On another note, I do have a bit of good news. My youngest brother has joined the Jesuit formation. I … [Read More...]
I meant to do this sooner, but things have been hectic these days and this was my first chance to say we have a winner of the Mystic Monk Giveaway contest! The person wishes to remain anonymous, but is delighted to have won. Thank you to everyone who played!
On another note..
Here is a YouTube video of Father Barron commenting on Pope Francis having received Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Many of you may have already seen this, but for those of you who haven’t, I thought you might enjoy it.
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Please read the following prayer requests, and remember to keep these people and their petitions in your prayers. If I’ve forgotten to include someone’s request, please be sure to let me know and I’ll include it next time. Thank you for your prayers and for sharing your time.
Prayer Request from anonymous:
Lord I need you my family needs you. My husband is struggling and can’t beat his drug addiction only you can help break his bondage. Please break the bondage all the evil people have on him please let them get out of his life so he can be the husband and father you want him to be. Please go to him and show him the right way. We are hurting and need your help. Please help. He left and didn’t contact me after a month. Now again he has stop contacting me. Whatever it takes even if he needs to go to jail. We need you please forgive … [Read More...]
About a month ago a person named Jean emailed me regarding her Catholic husband’s attachment to Freemasonry. She is concerned this may adversely affect her marriage. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions they would like to offer her? This is her question:
I have already reached out some for some help with this. My Catholic husband will not give up his Freemasonry. I have been praying the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet in front of the building, not so that anyone would notice. I feel like it is literally tearing this marriage apart. I get very distraught over it and things just keep getting worse. Do you have any insight in this sort of thing? I can relate to most of the other things you have experienced. Agreed, the 70′s were a pretty dismal experience!
Also about a month ago I received an email from someone named Teresa who is wondering about satanic rosaries, hoping to get some … [Read More...]
Selin is one of our readers from El Salvador who also occasionally writes for this blog. Recently he wrote this piece which is inspired by the movie, Gravity. I have also included a video by Father Robert Barron who shares his thoughts on the movie. But please note there is a spoiler alert for those of you who haven’t yet seen it!
Grave is when you can’t say thanks.
“I’m the sort of character who’s got to have an anchor. I want to be around immovable objects.” That was part of the answers of the Irish singer Paul David Hewson, known worldwide as Bono, in the very extensive interview by Jann S. Wenner, one of the founders of Rolling Stone, which is published in the issue 986 November 3, 2005. (Also in the official site of this award-winning journalist www.jannswenner.com)
I suspect that like this lead singer, many of us like to know where we are stand, knowing the … [Read More...]
I had the pleasure of meeting Boaz Wildcat through my Twitter network. Boaz Wildcat is a recent graduate of Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. He majored in Philosophy, and is in the process of applying to graduate schools. He is a Byzantine Eastern Catholic. He is currently helping to create a book on virtue in the Philokalia and Plato’s Dialogues. He writes at the GRK WILDCAT blog (http://greekwildcat.wordpress.com) & his Twitter is @WCDanceFreedom. His interests include bioethics, religious philosophy, and dance.
If interested, please leave a comment for Boaz here or connect with him on his blog or Twitter. I hope you will enjoy reading his article as much as I have!
Introduction by Boaz Wildcat
I wanted to write something that y’all at The Rosary Trail would find relevant and useful. I picked up that spiritual warfare is an important topic for y’all, so I figured it’d be good to spend my guest post on an … [Read More...]
I had originally planned on putting up a guest post today, but considering the pain so many are going through, I thought it best to do another Prayer Requests post, and in a day or two I will get back on schedule. Thank you for your prayers and for sharing your time.
Prayer Request for the people of the Phillipines:
I ask for prayers for our brothers and sisters of the Phillipines who are suffering from terrible loss and devastation due to Typhoon Haiyan that hit six central Phillipine islands this past Friday, making it one of the strongest storms on record. It is believed that 10,000 people are dead. I’m sure by now you have all heard the news, but I have included some footage of the storm via YouTube videos which you can view below.
Since joining Facebook a year ago, I have had the pleasure of meeting several people who live in the Phillipines who have stopped … [Read More...]
In a few days I will be posting two entries from two different writers/bloggers who are eager to share their thoughts with us. I had planned on having this done by now, but I have been scrambling to finish the materials I am (STILL) working on for my book, as well as trying to balance all the other areas of my life. It seems I have so little free time anymore, and I’m lucky if I get one post up a week. Hopefully this pattern will change once my book materials are complete. But in the meantime, I really appreciate your loyalty and consideration!
The following features a documentary on Garabandal. I posted it a year ago, but just came across it today and decided it might be of interest to those of you who have not yet seen it.
Originally posted on November 8, 2012
The following is a very informative and inspiring documentary on Garabandal. It’s two hours … [Read More...]
This is an interesting YouTube video by Father Robert Barron. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts. Also, if anyone has a video or something else they would like to share, please email me with the information and I’ll be sure to post it.
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