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A Catholic Scientist from Manchester (UK) currently living in the Philippines. Co-Founder of a small charity group in the UK:- Medjugorje International Relief. My joy is to write about God, that is when my spirit is quickened.
Latest Articles By Stephen Clark
We are a long way from Eden...Illumination of Conscience
If I had any doubts that we are living in Bedlam, they were laid to rest this week after reading a story on the prolife news website (Life Site) about a Film award ceremony in Holland where the video of a Dutch pop group’s song “Kill the Baby” had been nominated for one of their ‘Golden Calf’ awards (you couldn’t make this stuff up).
If we have eyes to see it, Heaven and Earth really are full of His Glory
...In the same town is Mount Kanlaon, an active volcano that has been spitting out rocks since Dinosaurs walked the earth; a truly magnificent sight as the sun rose and glistened on its peak and a squadron of swallows flew by and added their benediction....
A Saint is a Recyled Sinner
Once God finds us, He purifies us...
Reaching the Young
information about God is not really enough; we need an encounter with the living God to catalyse a life of faith and an on-going life in Him.
Ready for Change ?
I have seen many changes in life; as a young man I sought to build my own ‘kingdom’. I worked very hard, studied simultaneously. I was ambitious, focused, hungry for success and driven. I achieved moderate success, and for a while enjoyed its benefits. I was also godless, arrogant, ruthless and fearful: - it was in many ways an appalling way to live.
Forgive our Enemies
I wondered what those who knew me in my youth would find more unlikely, that I would ever write about forgiving enemies or that Hannibal Lector would pen a vegetarian cookbook... definitely the former.
Often as people age or are afflicted with illness or disability their external identity diminishes. This is due to loss of jobs, finances, or apparent usefulness. Their roles shrink as their families grow-up and leave and they retire, perhaps alone when spouses die. And a God-less society is not capable of seeing true worth or dignity anymore...
Where a situation is more critical, we tend to have a deeper gratitude, when someone saves your life with timely CPR during a heart attack or more so, when the assistance is sacrificial as when a relative donates a kidney to extend his loved one’s life. And yet, in the most crucial drama imaginable we tend to be quite aloof and unappreciative.
Have you seen Lazarus ?
....Again the notion of wealth is rather subdued really. He had fine clothes, dined sumptuously every day; but it doesn’t mention the trappings of extreme or obscene wealth. No private jet, no yacht in the harbour, no 4×4 in the garage, no i-phone or offshore dollar account in Panama or Switzerland....
A Mighty Spiritual Battle
“I caught him with an unseen hook and an invisible line which is long enough to let him wander to the ends of the world and still bring him back with a twitch upon the thread”
Two for the Price of one ... a Medjugorje story
On his last day there, out on the balcony of the house he was staying in, he saw the sun spinning and the rays of light emanating from it towards him like laser beams. At that time whilst acknowledging it as a sign of Our Lady’s presence there there was no cure or healing at that time.
One Nation Under God
In 1954 President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words “under God,” to the pledge of allegiance. America was then in its golden age, still being forged by what is referred to as the ‘greatest generation’.
Saving the best Wine til Last .. a lesson from Star Wars
Yoda has a face that has seen many winters, his back is bent over, he walks slowly with a cane but as the fight begins and he draws his light saber, he is animated by the force ...
A New Hope
There are many good charities here in the Philippines (and all are needed) but mostly they serve the ‘easier poor’ where a scholarship or livelihood training program can yield a tangible and swift result. Below this are levels of more intense suffering, that of the scavengers and beggars who have no voice and very few to speak for them or reach out to them
A tree and its fruits ... out of the ashes of Marawi a new hope
There is a peculiar tension in the hearts of men; a divided nature between the capacity for love placed there by their Creator and a tendency for destruction and hatred. When I see the photos of Marawi and remember the pock-marked, shell shattered streets of Mostar I see the landscape of the human heart, that battle within, which we all must enter into.
St. Padre Pio: Modern Saint of Obedience
By Amelia Monroe Carlson
The False Propaganda Machine - Hallow Joins the Club
By Lorrie McNickle
The Faithful Are NOT To Use the Orans Posture During the Our Father
By Jason Izolt, M.Ed., M.A.T.
A Prayer Before Work
By Pam Spano
The Birth Of Our Lord Jesus Christ According To The Gospels Of St. Matthew And St. Luke
By Alex Brittain