"Without any understanding of man's deep-seated urge to self-transcend, of his very reluctance to take the hard, ascending way, and his search for some bogus liberation either below or to one side of his personality, we cannot hope to make sense of our own particular period of history or indeed of history in general, of life as it was lived in the past and as it is lived today. For this reason I propose to discuss some of the more common Grace-substitutes, into which and by means of which men and women have tried to escape from the tormenting consciousness of being merely themselves. .... human beings have felt the radical inadequacy of their personal existence, the misery of being their insulated selves and not something else, something wider, something in Wordsworthian phrase, 'far more deeply interfused'." (Aldous
Huxley, "Appendix" from The Devils of Loudun, Penguin Books, 1971, 313f.)

Global Pulse - A Fine New EJournal

JTulipsFind out more about this excellent initiative.

Dear Friends:

I am very impressed with a new online publication and suggest you have a look at it – Global Pulse Magazine 

Edited by The Tablet's former Rome correspondent, Robert Mickens, the daily is a rich blend of stories from leading Catholic publishers in the US (Commonweal Magazine), France (La Croix), Asia (UCAN) and Australia (Eureka Street). You can find out more about the magazine here: http://www.globalpulsemagazine.com/about

The great value of Global Pulse Magazine is that readers hear form voices across the world and that's something we can all benefit from. We are moving ahead in a Church being changed by Pope Francis who wants urgently to include people previously considered of marginal significance in the Church.

It's very inexpensive to subscribe – US$22 or under 15 Pounds Sterling. I'm told by the people at Global Pulse Magazine that they are keeping the price as low as they can so subscribers from poorer countries can also buy it.

Global Pulse Magazine is offering you a month's free subscription so you can see its value. Just email its Publisher Father Michael Kelly SJ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he'll do the rest. Then you can make your own judgment.

Best wishes

Michael Whelan SM