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Reincarnation and Human Dignity (Part II of III)

January 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, New Age, Reincarnation


…a reader asks: Dear Father John, I know that the Church rejects the doctrine of reincarnation, but sometimes I think that reincarnation seems to be a much more merciful approach than just having one chance to live well and go to heaven or to live badly and go to hell. I mean, so many human beings have had to live in such miserable conditions throughout the thousands and thousands of years of... Read More

Abandonment XV – Christian Disregard of God’s Action

July 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Detachment

Carmelite Nun Praying Cross with Skull featured

What infidelity there is in the world! How unworthy are men’s thoughts of God! We constantly complain of His action in a way we would not use towards the lowest of workmen about his trade. We would reduce God’s action to the limits and rules of our feeble reason. We presume to imagine that we can improve on His acts. These are nothing but complaints and murmurings. We are surprised at the... Read More

Abandonment X – God’s Hand Present Everywhere

May 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Detachment, God's Will

Carmelite Nun Praying Cross with Skull featured

All creatures are living in the hand of God. The senses perceive only the physical causes, but faith sees God’s hand in all things. Faith believes that Jesus Christ lives in all things and that His divine operation continues to the end of time; that every passing moment and the tiniest atom contain a portion of this hidden life and mysterious action. The physical creation is a veil concealing... Read More

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