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Liturgy & The Spiritual Exercises

Italian-born priest Fr Romano Guardini felt the Spiritual Exercises had an anti-liturgical bias. Indeed, Jesuits have been seen as anti-liturgical, or at least careless about the liturgy. In truth, the treasury of the Society of Jesus holds the liturgy with great importance and the Exercises mesh well with Catholic liturgy, […]

Is God selfish?

I already asked Siri why God created human beings and all she said was that it was a good question and that she’d be happy to search the web for that. The purpose of life however, she told me, is 42. I then insisted:  Thanks for nothing, Siri. I’m no […]

Ritual at Death

The other morning I got myself out of bed to go to a 9am weekday Mass at a local church just a few minutes from where I live. When I got there I noticed there was a cantor and organist present. Odd, I thought, for a daily Mass. As the […]

Breath and Sex and Sight

Why is it that we can be so Puritanical about sex and our bodies? This can be a big problem where taboos and repression have a counter-effect that causes promiscuity, addiction, eating disorders, and the de-sanctifying of our bodies. The Bad Catholic blog examined the tensions between Puritanical sexual repression and the […]