Updated on June 29, 2016
This Catholic Life is definitely here to stay, at least for a while, so steps have been taken to much improve the sound quality of the guests and myself. The sound changes are effective starting in episode #11.
I hope if you had been irritated or displeased by the quality before, that you will give it another chance!
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Updated on June 27, 2016
In honor of St JoseMaria Escriva, on his Feast Day June 26.
(He would totally hate me doing a post “in his honor”.)
Every now and then, I get complacent. I tell myself, “I’m not an atheist anymore. I’m not a heathen anymore. I’m one of the good guys.”
This is really a lie. We are never done converting. We are never done striving for holiness, and we are not saints, until we are with Him, eternally. Until then, we are fighting the good fight, and we must never forget, it is a lifelong fight and journey. They don’t call us the church militant for nothing!
I came across this list of signs that one is lacking humility, by St Josemaria Escriva, a favorite saint of mine. No one delivers a spiritual @$# kicking quite like my beloved St Josemaria. Consider these each, as you read them. Humbling does not even begin to describe the effect these had one me! Pride might just be the root of all evil. See what hold it has on you, in the following list.
Allow me to remind you that among other evident signs of a lack of humility are:
- Thinking that what you do or say is better than what others do or say
- Always wanting to get your own way
- Arguing when you are not right or — when you are — insisting stubbornly or with bad manners
- Giving your opinion without being asked for it, when charity does not demand you to do so
- Despising the point of view of others
- Not being aware that all the gifts and qualities you have are on loan
- Not acknowledging that you are unworthy of all honor or esteem, even the ground you are treading on or the things you own
- Mentioning yourself as an example in conversation
- Speaking badly about yourself, so that they may form a good opinion of you, or contradict you
- Making excuses when rebuked
- Hiding some humiliating faults from your director, so that he may not lose the good opinion he has of you
- Hearing praise with satisfaction, or being glad that others have spoken well of you
- Being hurt that others are held in greater esteem than you
- Refusing to carry out menial tasks
- Seeking or wanting to be singled out
- Letting drop words of self-praise in conversation, or words that might show your honesty, your wit or skill, your professional prestige…
- Being ashamed of not having certain possessions…
Saint Josemaria Escriva, pray for us, and knock us down a peg!
Updated on June 26, 2016
I announce appearance on CatholicTV (www.catholictv.com), an itunes rating raffle for a FREE PRINT from the ContriteCatholicShop announced, I tell two powerful stories about trying to live the Year of Mercy, and the debut of a new segment “Pints with the Palos'”
You can always reach me at RosalieContrite@BreadBoxMedia.com or email@example.com.
Posted on June 24, 2016
I’m most excited to update you, and let you know that I will be on CatholicTV, soon! Rachel Balducci of Testosterhome will be interviewing me.
We will be recording July 1, and I will inquire as to when it will air. Then, those interested can take a peek.
Updated on June 6, 2016
This Catholic Life #9: Remembering my grandfather; Review Divinity Game
I recall some memories from the life of my grandfather, including the take of his friendship with Pope Paul VI. I discuss what may have been God reaching out to me OR complete coincidence. I tell the story, anyhow! Take it with a grain of salt.
Mariano Contrite and I review the Divinity game (catechism learning game), found here: http://www.amazon.com/DIVINITY-Catholic-Catechism-Learning-System/dp/B002RGWWJ2
– Humane Vitae by Pope Paul VI (Cardinal Montini prior to Papal election)
– Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalksa: Divine Mercy in My Soul (specifically passages 810; 811)
– John 16:22 (link to shop and image)
– A Refutation of Moral Relativism by Peter Kreeft