The Spiritual Advocate started as a “Dear Abby” concept in a newspaper called The Global Exclaimer that I used to write and send to my family and which turned into a blog when I closed my paper. I write occasionally there.
I actually drew the above picture and am really glad I scanned it in one day because the original is lost. The subtitle of the Spiritual Advocate column was “The Eye is Open”. Catchy, right?
At the time, I did not make the connection to the Holy Spirit, aka the Paraclete or the Advocate. But, it was intended to be something of a tongue in cheek religious advice column that would secretly have something useful to say. However, few seemed interested in asking questions, so I mostly made them up and answered them for my own edification.
I have now given up the fake advice business and turned the idea of the Spiritual Advocate into this blog of things that spring to mind rather episodically. However, you can still ask questions via the helpful “Ask The Spiritual Advocate” tab at the top of the page. Your question will be answered whether you realize it or not…
Frater Bovious is not my real name. Fooled you didn’t I. It is a play on words, Bovious, Obvious, Bovine – and has to do with The Hermetic Order Of The Ruminantia (THOOTR) about which nothing more may be said unless you are of the Herd. I also did not make the connection to Aquinas the “Dumb Ox”, so-called. Well, actually no one did, so never mind.
May 31, 2014 I graduated cum laude from Ave Maria University with a Master of Theological Studies in Pastoral Theology. Now that I are educated all smart and stuff I return to bloggin’.
This is a Catholic Blog, in that it is written by a Catholic with the intent of being a faithful series of ruminations on things God and the Church. It is not however in any way endorsed or approved by the Holy See or the local ordinary, no doubt simply because they haven’t run across it yet. So, where the opinions here match up with the will of God and the Teachings of the Catholic Church, all the glory to God, and where they fail to do so, mea culpa.
Frater Bovious, AKA Mark Connolly, M.T.S.
“quod licet Jovi non licet bovi”
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