The word religion comes from the latin re-ligere meaning to tie back.

It refers to the inner need of every human being to return to their centre, to retreat back to their original innocence and happiness at their mother’s breast under their loving father’s protection. With that safe refuge securely cemented, they then feel safe to venture forth upon noble adventures seeking out those less fortunate than themselves who know not their parent’s comfort. As the posse gathers, a chain reaction occurs freeing everyone from their chains.

True religion works on the individual soul to make their’s a better being, understanding and life. Once they awaken to the law which is written upon their heart, then external political laws become unnecessary. Their saintly state overthrows the State.

If you better souls, then society is bettered, and society’s problems begin to dissolve. This is an endeavour that will not be complete until the end of the world. Don’t let that stop it.

It is easier to wear slippers than to carpet the whole earth

A Cleansing “Fire”….

Edmund P. Adamus

If like me you’ve often wondered time again what Purgatory might be like [that much neglected -in my view- doctrine of Catholic truth] then naturally our imagination during this month of the Holy Souls might be drawn to ponder on this supernatural reality which lies ahead [hopefully] for most of us if we die in a state of grace and repentance. And if there is a baptism by desire, then surely there has to be a state of purification [after death] by desire too; i.e, purgatory; even if one cannot avail of final absolution [through no fault of one’s own] at one’s dying hours and moments?

There is a story about Saint John Vianney in which a woman sought him out regarding her husband, who had recently jumped to his death. But the line to see the Saint was so long that she gave up on getting a chance to…

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On being an everyday Catholic

My first ever blog post on CP&S. The comments are fantastic. Golden days.

There are all sorts of places where being a good Catholic conflicts with everyday life in the world. For instance, the clash of Sunday Mass obligation, with the sometimes unavoidable need to work on Sundays.

As a doctor in the NHS, I am often put in morally dubious situations, not of my own making, which I have to try to manage as morally as I can. As an example, I am asked to cover a colleague’s sickness, and end up having to anaesthetise a lady who is going to have a sterilisation. I may be able to  ask a non Catholic colleague to do this case for me, but if they can’t, what should I do? Cancel the case? Disappoint the anxious patient? Waste my employers time and resources? Throw a dicky fit and bemoan the unfairness of it all?

I’ll be honest with you, sometimes I do not know…

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