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About Jeremy Duo

My name is Jeremy and I am a proud cradle-Catholic (sometimes a little too proud…). I am the husband of a beautiful woman named Stephanie and the father of a gorgeous son named Álvaro José. The three of us live in my hometown, Gibraltar. Where on earth is that? Gibraltar is a tiny offshore territory of the United Kingdom that is located on the southern-most tip of Spain. The whole country is a whopping 2.5 sq. miles! Yes, it’s a little cosy but it makes for a great Catholic community!

The Lord is King: Reflection on the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By | 2017-10-19T13:54:21+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Seeking the Word|

Back in the book of Samuel, after Israel had a long string of judges that couldn’t permanently keep Israel in line (this is the story of the book of Judges), Israel demanded God to put a king over them. God, working through the last judge, the priest Samuel, did so and set Saul over them as king. After Him we had the great king David, then Solomon, etc...

The Sequela Christi—Christ Our Model of Morality

By | 2017-09-24T20:48:49+00:00 September 25th, 2017|The Narrow Road|

In the story of the rich young man’s encounter with Jesus, we see that the defining question of the encounter is, “Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16). Christ then lists off a few of the commandments to which the man boldly responds, “All these I have observed; what do I still lack?” What Jesus answers him in return is the centre of Gospel morality and the only way to life eternal: “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” (Emphasis added). This “Come, follow me,” is what we call the Sequela Christi. This is the centre of discipleship with Christ—following Him. It consists in imitating Him, but also in letting Him enter our hearts through the Sacraments and prayer, and, by so doing, becoming...

Question: Do we need revelation to know that man’s last end (his goal) is heaven, or can we know this by human reason alone?

By | 2017-09-26T00:36:05+00:00 September 18th, 2017|The Narrow Road|

To answer the question one must first define what is meant by heaven. If by heaven is meant a physical (necessarily so because of the resurrection of the body) and spiritual location somewhere other than this universe where all the saints will go to worship God eternally, then the answer is “no.” Heaven, in this sense, is a revealed doctrine and cannot be known by reason alone. However, if by heaven one means nothing more than...

Reason Enlightened by Faith — The Day-to-Day Role of Divine Revelation

By | 2017-09-11T15:11:35+00:00 September 11th, 2017|The Narrow Road|

It is often claimed by vociferous atheists that the concept of faith is an offence against human rationality. There was a time a few years ago when I was roped into an atheist group on Facebook comprised of all sorts of atheists from Gibraltar—my hometown. I was the only “theist” in the group and I quickly became the piece of meat that one lion had brought for the others to feast on. What fun it was! I quickly realised that...

Harden Not Your Hearts: Reflection on the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

By | 2017-09-06T17:09:00+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Seeking the Word|

Just as Ezekiel is chosen by God to watch over the house of Israel (God’s people) in our First Reading this Sunday, so too Jesus is appointing His watchmen over the New Israel in our Gospel. These new leaders of the house of Israel are given the extra-ordinary powers of “binding and loosing,” which, in basic terms, means that they...

The Shadow of His Wings: Reflection on the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By | 2017-08-30T15:22:01+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Seeking the Word|

In the shadow of God’s wings is where Jeremiah finds himself in our First Reading this Sunday. There are two elements to this. First, Jeremiah undergoes a deep doubt of his own vocation because of the fact that he is in a shadow; he is in darkness. Second...