Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are by James Martin

By James Martin

Between Heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile. . . . Father Martin reminds us that happiness is the nice God’s personal target for us.” —Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of latest York

From The Colbert Report’s “official chaplain” James Martin, SJ, writer of the New York instances bestselling The Jesuit consultant to (Almost) Everything, comes a progressive examine how pleasure, humor, and laughter can swap our lives and retailer our spirits. A Jesuit priest with a hectic media ministry, Martin is familiar with the intersections among spirituality and day-by-day life.  In Between Heaven and Mirth, he makes use of scriptural passages, the lives of the saints, the religious teachings of alternative traditions, and his personal own reflections to teach us why pleasure is the inevitable results of religion, simply because a fit spirituality and a fit humorousness pass hand-in-hand with God's nice plan for humankind.

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When the time came to submit Sweden to the Holy See, the king's conditions: marriage of priests, use of the vernacular in services and communion in both kinds, all of which had been rejected by the Roman Curia, brought the negotiations to a dead end. In any case, the king, who had lost his first wife, had remarried a Swedish Lutheran. The Jesuits had to leave the country. "Fifty years later, the Order won another great victory in Sweden. Queen Christine, daughter of Gustave-Adolphe, the last of the Wasas, was converted under the teaching of two Jesuit professors, who had managed to reach Stockholm pretending to be travelling Italian noblemen.

These two sanctioned the murders of heretic "tyrants" or those insufficiently devoted to the papacy's interests. The duke of Epernon, who made the king read a letter while the assassin was lying in wait, was a notorious friend of the Jesuits, and Michelet proved that they knew of this attempt. (38) Parliament, persuaded that Ravaillac had only been a tool for the Company, ordered the executioner to burn Mariana's book. "Fortunately, Aquaviva was still there. Once again, this great general schemed well; he condemned most severely the legitimacy of tyrannicide.

39) Thanks to Father Cotton who took the situation in hand, the Society of Jesus came out of the storm unscathed. Her wealth, the number of her establishments and adherents grew rapidly. But when Louis XIII came to the throne, and Richelieu took the affairs of State in hand, there was a clash of wills. The Cardinal would not let anyone oppose his politics. The Jesuit (38a) His adversaries used to say that he had "cotton" in his ears! , p. 113. 95. 48 THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE JESUITS Caussin, confessor of the king, was able to find that out when he was put in prison at Rennes, on Richelieu's order, as a State criminal.

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