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Here is a link to an edited version of a chapter from Christ, the Life of the Soul, by Blessed Columba Marmion - I have highlighted the parts that particularly struck me, and it does seem that there is a good deal here that could be thoughtfully meditated upon. I haven't included the references which are mostly from the New Testament - if you are interested in reading the whole book it should be available second hand on the internet, and I believe it has been republished recently in a new translation.

From Chapter 11 - Love One Another

"Faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God—a living practical faith which shows itself, under the influence of love, by works of life, and is nourished by the Eucharist and by prayer—leads us by degrees to intimate union with Christ to the point of transforming us into Himself. "

"But if we wish this transformation of our life into that of Jesus Christ to be complete and true, and to meet with no obstacle to its perfection, the love we have towards our Saviour must radiate around us and shine forth upon all mankind. This is what St. John points out to us when he sums up all Christian life in these words: “And this is (God’s) commandment, that we should believe in the Name of His Son Jesus Christ—and that we love one another.” ... click here to read on

Was October the beginning of Bush’s Legacy? an article by Fred Martinez

"Despite his vice president’s chief of staff being indicted, October may have been President Bush’s best month as president. President Bush’s nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito to the U S Supreme Court may be the beginning of the end of judicial tyranny and abortion-on-demand. The Berlin Wall of united pro-abortion Democrats protecting the right to kill of unborn babies appeared to be crumbling in October ... " Click here to read more ...

The Case against Medjugorje by Pravin Thevathasan

The following points are offered as reasons to justify the case against the alleged apparitions at Medjugorje.

The Rosary in the Life of Pope John Paul II, by Timothy Tindal-Robertson

16th October 2003 is the 25th anniversary of the Pope’s election, and also the date on which, one year ago, he inaugurated the Year of the Rosary, and published the Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, in which he stated that he has set the whole of his pontificate “within the daily rhythm of the Rosary”, in times of joy as well as of difficulty.

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The Pope and Evolution An article by Peter Wilders, which shows how the Pope has been misled by the Pontifical Academy for Sciences on the question of Evolution.

Patricia De Menezes' "Way of Divine Innocence" - Some Concerns

An article concerning the strange case of Patricia De Menezes and her Divine Innocence movement, about which the local Ordinary with competency in this matter, (Archbishop Michael Bowen of Southwark, England), has declared that her messages are not of supernatural origin.

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The five unique aspects of Fatima, by Timothy Tindal-Robertson

As the Pope said, on returning to Rome after beatifying Francisco and Jacinta at Fatima on 13 May 2000, “let us receive the light that comes from Fatima, let us be guided by Mary. May her Immaculate Heart be our refuge and the way that leads us to Christ”.

Hence it seems that the fulfilment of the Blessed Virgin’s promise will come when the Church embraces those requests that are directed to her, following the example of Pope John Paul II.

The Lord of the Rings and the Christian Faith, by Fr Edmund Little

Rarely in the publicity about the new film is any mention made of the fact that Tolkien was a devout Catholic and that his work reflects his Faith. He wrote to a priest friend, "The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously so in the revision".

Reflections on Humanae Vitae, by Cardinal Desmond Connell of Dublin -

This is a slightly revised text of a paper read to the joint meeting of the University Pro-Life Society and the John Paul 1I Theological Society held at St Patrick's College, Maynooth on 2nd March, 1999, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Humanae Vitae.

Why some fall into false devotions by Fr. Hugh S. Thwaites, S.J

In this article Fr. Thwaites discusses some of the negative addictions humans get hooked on, including false devotions to Medjugorje, and the reasons why it is so difficult to turn away.

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