Kick in the Pants on the Four Last Things: BFP NOV17

By John B. Manos / November 5, 2017 / Play in new window | DownloadIn today’s “prepper” society, we are often told to prepare for calamity by purchasing survival rations, and exchanging our cash for gold. That’s because they want us to be ready for the calamities they believe are inevitable. The Church has always had a “prepper” society, though. With November, when…

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What Does Easter mean TO YOU?

By John B. Manos / April 20, 2014 /

Do you believe in the resurrection, in Easter? I mean it, have you considered that because Jesus destroyed death from the inside out, that everything is different now? If you’ve kept a fast for lent, you have some natural feeling of this. Today, you’ve had your restraints unchained and you’ve tasted (literally) a new freedom. That is…

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Until the Choir Sings “Amen” – One Easy Secret to a Happy Death

By John B. Manos / November 16, 2013 /

“Life is a play in which for a short time one man represents a judge, another a general, and so on; after the play no further account is made of the dignity which each one had.” –St. John Chrysostom It’s that time of year when we ought to have been focused on the eleventh and…

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All Souls Day – One key to a clean heart – The Beginning of Memento Mori

By John B. Manos / November 1, 2012 /

Praying for the dead was ordered by the apostles, according to St. John Chrysostom. But how can praying for dead help us? Why do it when they are out of sight, out of mind? Are there special persons for whom we should pray today?

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