+JMJ+ So many things are going through my mind tonight, I don’t know what to write about first. I’m in the middle of research for a couple of different projects and another one just fell in my lap, so there’s that. The feast day for the Conversion of St. Paul is coming up, and I’ve got some new used books I’m reading, along with some others that I bought with a gift card from my sister for Christmas. (I already mentioned one of the Edith Stein books I got.) So maybe I’ll just ramble about these things for a while. Here goes nothin’.Continue reading “Books on the Nightstand”
+JMJ+ Welcome to part 21 of our weekly series on the soul. I’m in the beginning stages of planning a new series or a new phase of the current series. We’ll see how it develops. In the meantime I’d like to share with you a video of Bishop Sheen. (Sometimes I call him Archbishop Sheen, sometimes just Bishop Sheen. Maybe it depends upon what I read last and how he was referenced in it. This video lists him as Bishop.) It’s one of his talks on the soul, appropriately enough.
Video – Soul, by Bishop Fulton J.Sheen.
Thank you for visiting and reading. Until next time, whoever and wherever you are, please stay safe and well, and may the Lord bless and keep you and yours, and may His peace be always with you. +JMJ+
May is the month devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. I’m doing a post each Monday in May about the Blessed Virgin. Last week I began to share something Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen wrote in his 1948 book, Communism and the Conscience of the West. It’s just as relevant today as it was then. In fact, it’s downright prophetic. Here, then is part two of a two-part series on Our Lady of Fatima and the errors of Russia. I’m re-posting the link to the video of Archbishop Sheen wherein he talks about some of the same things he wrote about in the book. (You can read part one here.)Continue reading “Our Lady of Fatima and the Errors of Russia, Part 2”
May is the month devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, so I’m doing a post each Monday in May about the Blessed Virgin. I want to share something Archbishop Sheen wrote in his 1948 book, Communism and the Conscience of the West. It’s just as relevant today as it was then. In fact, it’s downright prophetic. Here, then is part one of a two-part series on Our Lady of Fatima and Russia. (You can read part two here.)Continue reading “Our Lady of Fatima and the Errors of Russia”
+JMJ+ Welcome to part 17 of our weekly series on the soul. It’s Easter Week and though most of us can’t attend the Mass at our parishes, you probably have your hands full with family, trying to keep up with work or school, getting groceries, and who knows what else right now. I’m in the same boat (except for work, school, and the family part) so tonight I’m going to post some videos that I think you’ll enjoy: two by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and two from Aquinas 101 by the Thomistic Institute. (Also just stumbled across this from the Thomistic Institute, the Quarantine Lectures: info and signup.)Continue reading “Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 17”
I just discovered a treasure trove of audio: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s Life is Worth Living talks in MP3 format and especially for our series on Mary, his talk on The Mother of Jesus. I’m listening to it now. In these Life is Worth Living radio talks, Archbishop Sheen is not speaking before a live audience but is, if memory serves, sitting at a desk and speaking into a microphone. The recordings would then be pressed onto discs. (Disks? I can never remember which spelling is which, and I think I’ve read conflicting things anyway.) The audio can be scratchy at times but I don’t care. I feel like he’s sitting down and talking with me. (Links and notes at the end of this post.)Continue reading “The Mother of Jesus”
I never got to watch Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen when I was growing up. I think I’d only heard about him and I’d seen photos of him. Sometime around my conversion (give or take a few years) I saw his program, Life is Worth Living, on EWTN and realized what I’d been missing. (Video of Bishop Sheen below, links at the end of this post.)
At that time I still didn’t now what to make of Marian apparitions and it would be some years before I would dip my toe in the water. But now that I have, one apparition in particular means a lot to me. In Catholic-speak I would say I have devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. This talk by Archbishop Sheen will go some way in revealing why I like him so much and why Fatima means so much to me and not just me but countless others. And to the world, whether it knows it or not. Especially now.Continue reading “Bishop Sheen, Fatima, and the Conscience of the West”