Tuesday, May 17, 2016


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  "Prayer works but don't be and idiot.  Don't jump off of a building and pray for a soft landing."  Thanks to C.P.


Dawn Eden, who was largely responsible for the beginning of this blog, is in the news again.  It is brought to our attention by Mary who says, "Dawn Eden just made a return visit to Catholic Answers Live radio to introduce her new book on suffering, called Remembering God’s Mercy:  Redeem the Past and Free Yourself from Painful Memories,  drawn from  the wisdom of St. Ignatius and People Francis.  She begins the interview talking about how she’s the first one to get an S.T.D from the University of St. Mary of the Lake (seminary).    Then she goes on to talk about her conversion which began with G.K. Chesterton.  Next she speaks beautifully of how we can encounter God through our woundedness."

You can read her bio for the talk HERE.

You can read the publisher's page for her new book HERE.

And a bonus article on her: "Woman Blazes Path to Train Catholic Priests."  Read HERE.

Take a look at this picture.  A person here for an appointment noticed this yesterday.  It is a painting that I bought in Canada years ago (very small.)  There is a prism in my window and it shot this rainbow onto the canvas.  I looked cooler about 30 seconds before this picture was taken, but I had to run upstairs to get my camera - well - phone - and by then it changed dramatically.  But you get the idea.

This is a picture of a dove.  I have the impression she is planning on nesting in the flower box right outside the window of my sitting room.  She certainly has no fear of me whatsoever and she is spending a lot of time sitting there.

This 10 minute video is an excellent introduction to Philosophy.  It is what you must study before you go into any major seminary.  I do not yet know about the rest of the videos but this first one is awesome.


MaryofSharon said...

:) Nice to see that you decided to include Dawn's new book here. Did you notice that she has recovered the use of her actual last name of Goldstein, which points to her Jewish roots?

Guess I should proofread stuff before I send it to you! That blasted auto-correct made me write "PEOPLE Francis" instead of "POPE Francis," and I'm afraid my error made it to your blog post. Sorry !

Also, that link for her bio also includes the audio for her interview with Catholic Answers Live.

I particularly appreciated the article you have listed in your post from the Chicago Tribune, entitled Woman blazes path to train Catholic priests. She explains in the radio interview that the Tribune reporter assumed that as a woman theologian she would be pushing boundaries about the ordination of women, etc., but she is not doing anything of the sort. She has a timeless spirituality and a love for the tradition of the Church, especially that which comes from the saints. In her latest book, even as she draws from Pope Francis, she focuses on how he "distills the thoughts of classic spiritual writers." Dawn is a great example of how to be a strong, bright, and gracious woman who is having a real influence in the Church, but without being "subversive," to use her word.

You can see more about the content of her new book, How God's Mercy Can Heal Your Wounds, over at the National Catholic Register.

Stephen said...

Dear Father,
I listened to "What is Philosophy?" and now I have a headache. It goes too fast.
What is the point? Then I listened to Bishop Barron and my headache is gone.
Bishop Barron turns lights on in my head just like you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Father,

I love your picture of the rainbow.

I've struggled with understanding how God see any value in us at all. Because all that is good in us is really Him. I've settled on the analogy of a prism. We reflect God's love/light.

Would you agree with that? Or is that pure ego?

Fr. V said...

Yes! I would agree!