We adore Thee, O Christ.
We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world. - the opening lines of each of The Stations of The Cross. This makes for great mental prayer during Lent. This can be prayed anywhere at any time: standing in line in a noisy place or alone with Our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration.
Preparing for "The Year of Faith"
Even now as we pray for an election that turns this country around, let also pray and discern what we shall do for ourselves and others with The Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict. Many are returning with determination to spend more time learning and understanding The Catechism of The Catholic Church. More to come on this…
Growing up in '70's and '80's
Wow, all these great opportunities for learning, sharing, and growing in The Faith that are available today! Thank and Praise God every day, unceasingly, for all this and every thing around us. We had confusion, errancy, and Tradition considered “old, stuffy, and irrelevant for our time”. I pray that some who were lost or left will return to find The Church more alive and relevant than we...
Humility is ‘thy will be done.’ Humility is focused on God, not self. Humility...– Peter Kreeft
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that...– Blessed John Paul II (via firerainingdown)
Each of us — you and me — must always remember that we need to be (God’s) hands...– Bishop David A. Zubik (Pittsburgh) Every day, people seek signs from God. They do not stop to think that all they see before them is from God and He is working through those who love Him right before their eyes!
The reason why people are so unhappy is because they have abandoned God. They...– (via srhelena-ofmary) This is the very center of our being. I never tire of hearing this since I so often forget it! This thought is both absolute truth and counter-cultural today, more so than ever before it seems.
Our vocation is not something from which we (are) entitled to escape from time...– Archbishop Paul S. Coakley (Oklahoma City)
"Praying For Our Priests"
I was at Adoration last night and found in the book holder on the back of the pew in front of me this wonderful book. It’s in the format of a Holy Hour but you can pray the 20 Mysteries of The Rosary or The Stations of The Cross if that’s what you like. The focus of each prayer is for our priests who have given their lives in service of Christ and us. Taken as a whole, I have never...
Candidate Obama said that he believed, as a Christian, that marriage was a union between one man and one woman. A little over half the country voted for him. Here’s a marriage we desperately need in the U.S. - the marriage of wisdom and courage in the hearts and minds of the faithful. Alas, this is one that must occur through prayer unceasing and let it begin with us.
We all have to give an account before God at the end of life. Let us live this...– (via srhelena-ofmary) I s needed to remember this today. Everything we think, say, and do every single day of our lives has eternal consequences. Every time this thought enters your mind, rejoice and give thanks to The Lord for His reminder for He does it out of love for you!!
Fortnight for Freedom - Take Action Plan →
acatholicvibe: From The Catholic Association web site: You can help by committing yourself to the following daily action items over the 14 days of the Fortnight— each taking only two minutes or less. Share The Catholic Association’s one-minute video with 14 of your friends through email, Twitter, or Facebook. Call your Member of Congress to ask them to support efforts to protect religious...
You say "I can't be a Catholic with the bad things...
Yes, there have been some horrible things done by some priests and religious. Fact is, this has always been true with almost everything man is capable of doing. The same is true of all religions, denominations, institutions and governments. This does not make it any better, though. Sins have been committed by men and in some cases, covered up by others. However, the sins of a few do not make...
When it all seems to much: Jesus
When the world, be it one person or many, pushes you around, causes anxiety, or crowds good things out of your life AND there is no good answer or way to fix it, stop for a minute at look at it this way: God knows and he wants you to look to His Son. Not to copy Paul, but you have to know, believe and say,”Jesus is infinitely bigger than this. I can conquer all things through...
Summertime in Chicago
The craziness is here, tourism and suburbanites in full swing, everybody enjoying themselves. Post-Cubs games happy hours and the like. I can still partake and enjoy, but I always know where the line is. What does this mean tomorrow? Self-respect, respect from others, and a strong self-examen. I actually thank God that He allows such temptation. It strengthens me and makes me rejoice that...
All this talk of generations: the greatest generation, my generation, the me generation, etc. How about all of us being “His Generation” which is eternal?
The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano
There is much on the Internet and other sources about this. The host turned into a piece of flesh at or after consecration around 8th century A.D. It remains so until today. In 1970, tests were conducted on it with these results: It is indeed human flesh. It does contain within it human blood. It is muscle tissue. It is tissue from a human heart! Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in...
God is Love
That said, I invite my brothers and sisters in Christ to always consider this first and foremost before answering or replying here or anywhere on the Internet. When I fail, as I have before, to do the same, please remind me. We are the doers of The Word. As our debt is forgiven, let us forgive those through our calm, loving tone. If the other refuses to yield, leave it to God and resist...
It is a disconcerting fact that while the Lord who comes to us in Holy Communion...– Caryll Houselander (via fathershane) Since I started reading meditations by Caryll Houselander in Magnificat monthly missal, I am literally stunned at the simple and profoundly deep messages this mystic left us. Bravo for yet another!
The one question and the one answer.
Question - “Why Catholic?” Answer - “The Eucharist.”
Spend one hour a week in front of The Blessed Sacrament. If possible, make it the same day and time. Pray the rosary, read Scripture, talk intimately with The Lord, and listen. You will be changed forever. You will look forward to this hour and do everything to make sure you can be there with Him! All glory, all honor, all praise be your’s Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in The Most Blessed...
Go see the movie "For Greater Glory"
It is the Hand of God at work. At this critical time in our country’s history when the US government is attacking the Catholic Church with the HHS mandate, we have this powerful film, “For Greater Glory”, as a warning of the consequences of a government trying to stamp out religious rights. The Church will prevail, but at what cost? We must, in any way we can, do everything...
Stand Up For Freedom Today!
Find out where your fellow Catholics and Americans are rallying against this horrible HHS mandate. If you can’t attend, say a prayer for us or simply ask The Lord to intervene for us and preserve our God and man-given rights. The Rosary is the weapon. - St. Pio
It’s another attempt to establish a slippery-slope law. All these slippery-slope laws are denied as such by those who request them. Then, they go on to harden, add to, and expand them, just like they implied they wouldn’t.
We have tried negotiation with the Administration and legislation with the...– Cardinal Timothy Dolan (New York) Thank you, Your Eminence!
Today is the Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalene 'de...
She is one of the great Carmelite Saints. Google her and you will find much information on this mystic and writer. Father James Kubicki, head of the Apostleship of Prayer (a wonderful and widespread ministry!), has a short YouTube video of great paintings of her and a synopsis of her life. As we are all called to be Saints, may her life, writings, and perseverance through temptations and...
Life, the life, human life, alive, living
God’s gift, the gift of life, is sacred, precious, priceless and considered less valuable every day as the world slips deeper into the darkness of the evil one. Silence is assent. Pray, my brothers and sisters, that you will not fall into the pit that grows daily, swallowing more and more souls. Pray, not in desperation but in hope for He has already won. But who will join Him in...
Obama Backs Gay Marriage
The Wall Street Journal tells you in a 4-word headline all you need to know in regards to how you, as a Roman Catholic, should vote in November. If not, let’s throw in his complete support of abortion including his past support of leaving babies born after botched abortions to die from lack of medical attention, food, or water. If you still vote for him, you are not what you say you are. ...
Jesus had complete trust in his heavenly Father. He was confident that the...– Archbishop Denis Hart (Melbourne) The bishopfeed is a constant source of encouragement, education, and enlightenment. Thank you, Shepherds!
If we truly understood the value of Mass, we would die of joy.– St. John Vianney (via thefullnessofthefaith) More often than not, my heart, rather my soul, enlarges in me at Mass. For it knows The Creator, knows where it longs to be, and reacts so lovingly in me that I know that Jesus is in The Real Presence after the consecration. Oh Lord, we so long to...
”Adoration will heal our Church and thus our nation and thus our world…...– Peter Kreeft (via tenthousandangels) I find Adoration to almost indescribable to others, even fellow devout Catholics. And yet, they above all should understand and participate as well, but they seldom do. Therefore, I shall never cease to proclaim the greatness of spending time with The Lord in...
Even if today seemed to last forever or was a terrible day or something really bad happened or tragedy hit close to home or you even lost someone close to you…today will never happen again, you will never have an experience just like this again, you will never lose that person again. That in itself is a comfort. If something like this happens again, it won’t feel as bad since you have...
It is not a matter of whether contraception may be prohibited by the government....– Archbishop Thomas Wenski (Miami) Amen, amen I say to my fellow countrymen, women and children: The government is telling us if you have religious beliefs against or moral objections to what they want to do now, and most definitely, in the future, you are asking for the trouble they will give you....