Words delivered at the funeral of my aunt, Mary Kelly (Oct 20, 2016)

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As we know, a bitter presidential election campaign is slowing drawing to a close in the United States. It has had many low points, and few high points. But there is a statement Michelle Obama has made a couple of times now that has resonated with many people, and that I thought of too, as I looked back on the life of my aunt, Mary Kelly. Speaking of her opponents, Michelle Obama said: “When they go low, we go high.”

Go high…

That is what Aunty Mary did all her life, both in a literal and a metaphorical sense – go high. She went high. She always went high.

She was born and bred on high ground in the hill country of Croughmarka almost 93 years ago. She crossed those hills every day to go to school. She met and fell in love with and married a young man called…

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If you only knew!

Homily given at Sunday Mass at the Weekend Conference run by the National Service Committee for Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Wales.  “If you only you knew what God could do&…

Source: If you only knew!

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The pride of fake holiness

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Pope laments ‘defeated Christians’ who do not fully trust in God | CatholicHerald.co.uk

Pope laments ‘defeated Christians’ who do not fully trust in God | CatholicHerald.co.uk

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St. John Chrysostom and the Problem of Wealth

by Dr. John D. Jones here

Wealth … is like a snake; it will twist around the hand and bite unless one knows how to use it properly. 
– Clement of Alexandria, “The Instructor,” 3.6.34

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Vatican Paper to focus on theology of women

Vatican Paper to focus on theology of women

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Holy Michael, the Archangel



Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

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