New Home For The Catholic Me

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Greetings Gentle Reader!

I am in the process of duplicating this site in anticipation of (1) Dying someday and not being around to maintain my ownership of the “thecatholicme.com” domain, (2) Not wanting to pay the fees to maintain the name, even before I die or (3) Not being able to pay the fees or keep up the site before I die and having it revert back to “rightbill.wordpress.com”. (I had thought about just letting it revert back to “rightbill.wordpress.com”, but then I thought, “that just doesn’t seem right, Bill.)

The new URL is “thecatholicme.wordpress.com“, and is up and running as of right now.  If you would like to continue following this blog, you might want to re-follow at the new site. I manually moved the links, so they are in tact. And I cleaned up some of them with broken links (no guaranty I got them all :-)).

I will be doing double duty duplicating all of my posts, etc., for awhile (probably at least until my renewal time comes around, anyway), but eventually I hope that everybody will start using the new site and letting this one go. I won’t delete it (especially if I’m dead), but I will stop updating it.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know so you’re not shocked to find that nothing new is happening here and I haven’t let you know where to go if you want to continue checking in.

Thanks for hanging in with me this far. 🙂

God Bless…

PS – Here’s a screen shot of the new site. Just click on it to take a look:

new home

BK

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24/7 Live Eucharistic Adoration Streams

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Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

 

Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.
May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time.

Amen.

O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

An Excellent Tour of The Catechism of The Catholic Church

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New page on the site.

This is an excellent video series presenting an overview of the Catechism of The Catholic Church. If you have not studied the Catechism (and really, how many of us have?) this is a great way to get an introduction.

Fr. Mahan has provided an introduction for each segment and a description of the topic covered in the section.

If you have any questions on Catholic teaching, this may be a good place to start!

For an online version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, click on the link below.

http://ccc.usccb.org/flipbooks/catechism/index.html#prologue

BK

More Sheen On Truth

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“Christ said, not a single iota of the truth He gave was to be changed, then by what right do we sit in judgment on Divinity and say: This much of Your truth we will accept, because it pleases us, and this much we will reject? We are not the creators of divine truth; we are only the trustees and the guardians. God’s truths are not optional any more than the right to happiness is optional; they are not debatable any more than the multiplication table is debatable. Any sect which starts with the assumption that it has rights over God’s truth proves that it is man-made, and a religion that is man-made can be man-unmade. But a Church which is God-made cannot be man-unmade.” — Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Seven Pillars of Peace)

H/T Leila Miller

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Loving Mother, Faithful Wife – The Video

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Many long years ago, my wife, Judy, and I were out to dinner. I had been writing songs for the parish youth group/Confirmation class for several years, and Judy came up with the idea of doing one NOT specifically for the teenagers in the parish. She specifically asked me to write one for The Blessed Mother.

She handed me an extra napkin and a pen. I started writing. I got much of the song written that night in the restaurant…

I honestly don’t think it was me, so much, as the Spirit guiding me along with it.

Anyway, It’s been recorded for almost twenty years, and I thought I might want to make it into some sort of video.

My friend, Koni Ritch, helped out with the vocals (she’s the good sounding one)…

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100 Years Ago Today…

“Everyone within an area of 32 miles thought it was the end of the world.”

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Fatima: The Miracle of the Sun

“Everyone within an area of 32 miles thought it was the end of the world.”

Sermon on the Miracle of the Sun. What happened? Why is it significant? What does it symbolize?Who wrote about it & took the pictures? What evidence is there about it? Is it historical? What does the message mean?

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Litany of Our Lady of Victory

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On this anniversary of Lepanto, it seems appropriate to post this prayer…

The Allegory of the Battle of Lepanto, by Paolo Veronese, c. 1572

Lepanto

  Our Lady Of The Rosary

   Jesus, Mary and Rosary

Our Lady Of The Rosary

Litany of Our Lady of Victory

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the World, Have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.
Our Lady of Victory, Pray for us.
Triumphant Daughter of the Father, Pray for us.
Triumphant Mother of the Son, Pray for us.
Triumphant Spouse of the Holy Ghost, Pray for us.
Triumphant Choice of the Most Holy Trinity, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Thy Immaculate Conception, Pray for us.
Triumphant in Crushing the…

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The Real Presence Of Jesus In the Holy Eucharist Is Reality, A True Miracle

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Not just a conversion story…

Tim Francis has a mission to share the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. The miracles he shares of the Communion Host transforming into the heart muscle and blood of Jesus is truly astounding. He believes that once people learn about these amazing miracles of the host transforming into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and a statue of Jesus bleeding real blood and weeping human tears, there will be a revival in the world. New people will have their faith renewed and strengthened. Catholics will again have the reverence God deserves when they receive the real Body and Blood of Jesus. They will understand the importance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation before they receive Holy Communion. Soon 100% of Catholics will believe in transubstantiation, where the Communion Host transforms into the Body and Blood of Jesus. They will realize it…

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Daily Prayers

Daily Devotion to the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit, I ask of you the gift of
wisdom
for a better understanding of
you and of your divine perfection.
I ask of you the gift of
intellect
for a better understanding of the essence
of the mysteries of the Holy Faith.
Give me the gift of
knowledge
so that I may know how to orient my life
in accordance with the principles of faith.
Give me the gift of
counsel
so that in all things I can seek counsel from
you and can always find it in you.
Give me the gift of
strength
so that no fear or earthly motivations can
take me away from you.
Give me the gift of
piety
so that I can always serve your majesty
with filial love.
Give me the gift of the
fear of God
so that no fear or earthly motivations
can take me away from you.
Amen.

Source: Daily Prayers

Atheists, Fear Not – You Can Be Pro-Life Too

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Being a life long Catholic, I have never had a problem agreeing with, supporting or defending the right of the unborn person to become a “born” person. This, naturally, stems from my religious upbringing, which has played no small part in shaping my sense of “what makes sense”.  When debating the “right and wrong” of abortion with someone who shares a basic belief in Christian principles, even though they may support abortion, it’s not too difficult to get them to see that a change in direction might be worth looking into.

However, there have been times when I have been engaged in discussion with someone who does not share my Christian faith.  At times like these, I have found that most spiritually based points don’t make much of a dent in my opponent’s point of view at all.

Perhaps I am the only pro-life guy out here who has noticed this, but I think not.

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Some People Choose Evil

HOPE IN THE STORM


Some People Choose Evil 

The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and will bring me safe to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen. (2 Timothy 4:18)

Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend about their difficult family situation. They explained that several close relatives have chosen paths which could lead to the ultimate destruction of their souls and have been verbally attacking this person calling them a bigot, judgmental and other far more offensive slurs. Their attacks are all indicators of the poor choices they have made in their private and public lives.

I believe many of us can relate to these attacks. It is only by willingly accepting the grace of God that we avoid the fall. However, the devil lurks, waiting to tempt us toward his evil path.

But by the grace of God I am what I am…

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