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July 27, 2008

Enneagram Resurfacing

Filed under: Catholic News — Fr. John Larson @ 8:42 pm

It seems there are still some people trying to pass this off as somehow acceptable to Catholics. There are serious problems with the Enneagram, however.

To learn about the problems of the Enneagram, one source is this LHLA page.

For the most part, however, the religious communities that embraced such stuff as the Enneagram are those that have no vocations, so they are less and less able to pass it on, even if they still follow it, and many stopped paying attention to it long ago.

Yes, I’d call it one of those “vocations killers.” There are a number of things that particular religious communities do to make sure they have no vocations, even though that is not their intention. Still, from an outsider’s perspective, it seems like their goal is in fact a negative growth rate.

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July 18, 2008

Mary is Our Mother

Filed under: Catholic Devotions — Fr. John Larson @ 3:24 pm

On Calvary, Mary united herself to the sacrifice of her Son and made her own maternal contribution to the work of salvation, which took the form of labour pains, the birth of the new humanity.

In addressing the words “Woman, behold your son” to Mary, the Crucified One proclaims her motherhood not only in relation to the Apostle John but also to every disciple. The Evangelist himself, by saying that Jesus had to die “to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad” (Jn 11:52), indicates the Church’s birth as the fruit of the redemptive sacrifice with which Mary is maternally associated.

from the September 17, 1997 General Audience of Pope John Paul II

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July 15, 2008

Logic Can Be Flawed if There is Missing Information

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fr. John Larson @ 6:34 am

Case in point:

Not Really Logical

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July 14, 2008

Sisters for Life Blogging Live!

Filed under: Catholic News — Fr. John Larson @ 7:21 pm

It makes sense… they are blogging from World Youth Day in Australia.

Love and Life Site

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July 10, 2008

Steubenville Youth Conference

Filed under: Audio and Video,Catholic News — Fr. John Larson @ 3:07 pm

Fr. Matt Lamoureux and Br. Andy Davy will be part of the two buses coming from our parishes in Plano and Yorkville, Illinois to this weekend’s youth conference here in Steubenville.

Here’s the promo video for this year’s conferences:

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July 8, 2008

St. Dominic Savio – His Life Dramatized

Filed under: Audio and Video,Catholic Devotions — Fr. John Larson @ 9:04 pm

This is from an old 1962 record. It was produced by Laurence L. Cromien.

St. Dominic Savio – Part 1
St. Dominic Savio – Part 2

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