Posts from August 2021

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Don’t Just SAY Grace; Show It.

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Mass-Blog-for-the-22nd-Sunday-in-Ordinary-time-2021.mp3) One of the un-mourned casualties of the Covid Pandemic has been civility. Managers of casual dine-in restaurants strapped by staffing challenges can testify to that. They’ve seen impatient customers throw fits when they have to wait long periods either for a table or for their […]

A Sublime Confinement

by Tom Andel

 (For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Mass-Blog-for-the-21st-Sunday-in-Ordinary-time-2021.mp3) The dictators of this world like to call religion a dictatorship—and then deprive people of the freedom to subject themselves to it. In China especially, people who choose Christ as their leader are committed to “transformation facilities” until they renounce their faith. According to a […]

Driving Satan Crazy is a Full-Time Job

by Tom Andel

 (For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Mass-Blog-for-the-Solemnity-of-theAssumption-2021.mp3) What do Mary’s Assumption and the Book of Job have in common? Satan’s jealousy. The Evil One’s jealousy of innocence is apparent in both accounts. The Book of Job has been described as “an exquisite dramatic treatment of the problem of the suffering of the […]

Eat-to-live food for a live-to-eat world

by Tom Andel

(For the audio version of this blog, please visit: http://brothersinchristcmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Mass-Blog-for-the-19th-Sunday-in-Ordinary-time-2021.mp3) In Biblical times, a pandemic would cause famine and many would starve to death for lack of sustenance. The 21st century pandemic we’re living through has caused many in the developed world to GAIN weight because food became more of a boredom-driven vice than a […]