Spiritual Courage

Regis Martin’s A Model of Spiritual Courage for Our Time from Crisis Magazine briefly tells the story of Ven. Philip Howard, yet another victim to be laid at the name of Elizabeth I, yet another example of intrepidity in the face of persecution. He was not executed within a few years of arrest, but instead cruelly left for more than a decade to expire in imprisonment, prevented from seeing his family or a priest.

Not failing to provide meditation on the month’s dedication, we have The Importance of Salvation and the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R and Dom Gueranger from Catholic Harbor of Faith and Morals. “The peace which the Blood has made to reign in the high places as well as in the low; the impetus of its wave bearing back the sons of Adam from the yawning gulf, purified, renewed, and dazzling white in the radiance of their heavenly apparel; the Sacred Table outspread before them, on the waters' brink, and the Chalice brimful of inebriation; all this preparation and display would be objectless, all these splendours would be incomprehensible, if man were not brought to see therein the wooings of a love that could never endure its advances to be outdone by the pretensions of any other.”

A thoughtful article, Are We too Enlightened to Believe? by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio on The Integrated Catholic Life evokes some soul-searching questions.

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