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213. The ABCs of Success (Luke 18:9-17)

October 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, The Better Part


“Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession.”  – St. Isidore of Seville Luke 18:9-17: He spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else, ‘Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer... Read More

Confessions of a “Say the Black Do the Red” Catholic

October 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Conversion, Dan Burke, Faith

Confessions of a -Say the Black, Do the Red Catholic- -

It is hard to extend mercy when one is not intimately familiar with one’s own failures. Most don’t realize that the Pharisees were stalwart orthodox. They were deeply committed to their faith. However, they had strayed interiorly. Their faith was one of external adherence and they thought that this was the entirety of the life in God. Jesus’ rebukes of this problem were not new and were echoed... Read More

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