Repentance

On a Mission from God… Literally! with Father John Paul Zeller MFVA: BFP 008

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.podbean.com/mf/play/s5a46q/bellarmineforumpodcast_bellarmineforum_org_wp-content_uploads_2017_10_bfp-008-on-a-mission-from-God_-Literally-Fr_-John-Paul-Zeller-MFVA.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere’s only 125 of these priests in the United States.  And there’s only a few over a 1000 worldwide.  Father John Paul Zeller MFVA joins John Manos on today’s episode to discuss confession, God’s mercy, and the special graces given to him by a Papal mandate. Father John Paul…

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The Church of Wussies: this is why John the Baptist was Beheaded

I’ve gotten sick of hearing the phrase “oh, if they do that, it will cause a schism.”  Almost always there is some quasi-pastoral calculus as to why we should suffer a stupidity in order to keep the faithful in the Church. Communion in the hand, for instance. A stupid, mind-numbing, pernicious attack on true faith. Rather than correct…

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5 Things to Consider on the Beheading of John the Baptist Compared to Today

Today is the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. All great eras have to come to a head — a pinnacle where all the threads of plot swirl in wild tempest to resolution. Of all the stories in the old testament, I think the end of John the Baptist is a lot like Our…

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How the Local Greeks Commented on the Weeping Icon

I have not found or heard further news on the Icon of St. Michael that had been weeping in Greece. I have found a few comments from Greeks there about the weeping icon. Said the priest at the Church home to the icon:  “it is a message for all of us that we must be…

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

“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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Some People think ‘Losing Their Head’ is the Way to Imitate John the Baptist

Was John the Baptist a mere political activist, speaking truth to power? Why did St. john the Baptist survive death threats when Peter wilted at mere questions from bystanders? How and what can we learn from St. John the Baptist on his feast? What does he tell us about religious liberty?

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You should read this: The Life of St. Mary of Egypt

The Story of Saint Mary of Egypt and Father Zosimas is a perennially rich source of grace for lent. Enjoy reading this with your family this week.

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