Tag Archives: confession

The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Obedience and Penitence

From The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus: "…[T]hose who seem to be the most hard-working and obedient and hence confirmed in virtue, if left for any length of time without being censured or reproached by the superior, lose that meekness and obedience they formerly had. Good, fruitful, and fertile land, if left […]

The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Renunciation of Life and Detachment

From The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus: "We should love the Lord as do our friends. Many a time I have seen people bring grief to God, without being bothered about it, and I have seen these very same people resort to every device, plan, pressure, plea from themselves and friends, and […]

Fasting From the Eucharist

Here’s a completely different take on the current communion debate that’s all the rage these days. Staying in the Pew at Communion Time I’ve come to believe that part of the problem has to do with the unremitting insistence on frequent Communion. I will pause for a moment as 90% of my readers emit gasps […]

Bill Again

Scare tactics?!? Starting an unauthorized church is schismatic. General absolution is heretical. This guy has more than a few loose screws. Priest Starts New Church, Slams Diocese For ‘Scare’ Tactics Tue Apr 13, 1:09 PM ET "A priest who holds views questioned by some in the Roman Catholic faith says the Pittsburgh Diocese is trying […]