Prayer to Spiritually Adopt an Unborn Child

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love you very much.  I beg you to spare the life of the unborn child that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion. Amen.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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PRAYER TO FREE 1000 SOULS FROM PURGATORY

PRAYER TO FREE 1000 SOULS FROM PURGATORY, Our Lord told St. Gertrude the Great that the following prayer would release 1,000 
Souls from Purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was later extended to include  living sinners as well. 

“ETERNAL FATHER, I OFFER THEE THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF THY DIVINE SON, JESUS, IN UNION WITH THE MASSES SAID THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TODAY, FOR ALL THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.”

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Palm Sunday – Spirit Juice Studios

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The Stations of the Cross

We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 1: Jesus Receives The Sentence Of Death

Station 1

Luke 23: 1-2

Then the whole assembly of them arose and brought him before Pilate. They brought charges against him, saying,”We found this man misleading our people; he opposes the payment of taxes to Caesar and maintains that he is the Messiah, a king”

Luke 23:24

With loud shouts, however, they persisted in calling for his crucifixion, and their voices prevailed. The verdict of Pilate was that their demand should be granted.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 2: Jesus Accepts The Cross

Station 2

Matthew 27: 27-31

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus inside the praetorium and gathered the whole cohort  around him. They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him. Weaving a crown of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand.

And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying “Hail King of the Jews!”. They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led hum off to crucify him.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 3: Jesus Falls TheFirst Time

Station 3

Isaiah 53: 4 – 7

Yet it was our infirmities that he bore, our sufferings that he endured. While we thought of him as stricken, as one smitten by God and afflicted. But he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins. Upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed.

We had all gone astray like sheep, each following his own way; But the lord laid upon him the guilt of us all. Though he was harshly treated, he submitted and opened not his mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughter or a sheep before the shearers, he was silent and opened not his mouth.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 4: Jesus Meets Mary, His Mother

Station 4

Isaiah 66: 10

Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her, all you who love her: Exult, exult with her, all you who were mourning over her!

Isaiah 12:14

For thus says the lord: Lo, I will spread prosperity over her like a river, and te wealth of the nations like an overflowing torrent. As nurslings, you shall be carried in her arms, and fondled in her lap. As a mother comforts her son, so I will comfort you. In Jerusalem you will find your comfort. When you see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bodies flourish like the grass. The Lord’s power shall be known to his servants, but to his enemies his wrath.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 5: Simon Helps Jesus Carry The Cross

Station 5

Luke 23:26

As they led him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus.

Mark 15:21

They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufas, to carry his cross.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 6: Veronica Cleanses Jesus’ Face

Station 6

Sirach 6:14-17

A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure. A faithful friend is beyond price, no sum can balance his worth.

A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy, such as he wo fears God finds. For he who fears God behaves accordingly, and his friend will be like himself.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 7: Jesus Falls Again Under The Cross

Station 7

Jeremiah 1:17-19

But do you gird your loins; stand up and tell them all that I command you. Be not crushed on their account, as though I would leave you crushed before them. For it is I this day who have made you a fortified city, a pillar of iron, a wall of brass against Judah’s kings and princes, against its priests and people.

They will fight against you, but not prevail over you, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 8: Jesus Speaks To The Women Of Jerusalem

Station 8

Luke 23:27-28

A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him.

Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, weep instead for yourselves and your children.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 9: Jesus Falls A Third Time

Station 9

John 12:25-26

Whoever loves his life will lose it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.

Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Gather will honor whoever serves me.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 10: Jesus Is Stripped Of His Garments

Station 10

Mark 15:22-24

they brought him to the place of Golgotha (which is translated Place of the Skull). They gave him wine drugged with myrrh, but he did not take it.

Then they crucified him and divided his garments by casting lots for them to see what each should take.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 11: Jesus Is Crucified

Station 11

Luke 23:33-34

When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the crimanals there, one on his right, the other on his left.

Then Jesus said,” Father, forgive thm, they do not know what they do.” They divided his garments by casting lots.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 12: Jesus Dies On The Cross

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Mark 15:33-37

At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”, which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’

Some of the bystanders who heard it said, “Look, he is calling Elijah.” One of them ran, soaked a sponge with wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink saying, “Wait, let us see if Elijah comes to take him down.” Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 13: Jesus’ Mother And Friends Lower His Body From The Cross

Station 13

 Luke 23:50-53

Now there was a virtuous and righteous man named Joseph who, though he was a member of the council, had not consented to their plan of action. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathea and was awaiting the kingdon of God.

He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. After he had taken the body down, he wrapped it in linen cloth and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb in which no one had yet been buried.

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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We adore You, o Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world

Station 14: Jesus’ Mother And Friends Lay His Body In The Tomb

Station 14

Matthew 27:59-60

Taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen and laid it in his new tomb that he had hewn in the rock.

Than he rolled a huge stone across the entrance to the tomb and departed. 

Our Father… Glory Be… Hail Mary

Jesus Christ crucified, have mercy on us.

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Dr. Brant Pitre, Jesus & the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

In this exciting talk, Dr. Pitre shines the light of the Old Testament and ancient Judaism on the words and deeds of Jesus to reveal the amazingly Jewish roots of the Eucharist. Using his in-depth knowledge of Jewish messianic expectations, Dr. Pitre shows how the hope for a New Exodus and the coming of the Messiah proves that Jesus really did intend to give us the Eucharist, and it is nothing less than the gift of Himself, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.

Please print the PDF handout to use as a reference guide while listening. It is available at http://www.TheHolyEucharist.com. Thank you and may God bless you.

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Catholic Apologetics on Facebook

If you are interested, here’s the link to Catholic Apologetics on Facebook

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Yes, we call priests “Fathers,” but no, we are not violating Matthew 23:9.

rightbill:

So what about the whole “Call no man ‘Father’ thing?

Originally posted on Answering Protestants:

A couple of years ago, before I became Catholic, I was listening to the radio on a Sunday morning, on my way to a Lutheran (LCMS) church service. The guy on the radio was the pastor of a local Assembly of God church. He proceeded to go on a tirade against the Church for labeling priests as “Fathers,” and cited Matthew 23:9 as proof that the practice was in violation of Jesus Christ’s teachings.

His accusation startled me. I had never thought of it like that before, and he sounded so sure of himself. I had just started learning about the Faith (albeit I was in the very, very early stages of the process), and this topic had never been brought up.

So, I asked Dylan, a Catholic friend of mine, about it. He had been studying Latin and Greek and about the translations of the Bible (not to mention…

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Mary and the Church

Jesus is without sin. As such, He obeys all of the Ten Commandments perfectly.

To obey all of the commandments perfectly, He honors His Father and mother perfectly.

Mary is the Mother of Jesus. Jesus loved and honored Mary perfectly.

He remained obedient to His mother perfectly.

The Body of Christ on Earth is the Church.

The Church is called to love, honor and obey Mary.

What does Mary tell the Church to do? “Do whatever He tells you.”

We are members of the Body of Christ, the Church. Again, the Church is the Body of Christ on earth.

Mary is the Mother of Christ and, therefore, the mother of the Church. 

Christ honors his mother perfectly because He obeys the commandments perfectly because He is without sin perfectly.

As members of the Body of Christ, imperfect as we are, should we not strive for perfection in our honor of our mother, Mary?

BK

 

 

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Until It Hurts…

We have to love until it hurts. It is not enough to say, “I love.” We must put that love into a living action. And how do we do that? By giving until it hurts. – Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

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