New Home For The Catholic Me

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Greetings Gentle Reader(s)! 🙂

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, well, right now. The only things that would not export over were the links and list of followers, so 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

24/7 Live Eucharistic Adoration Stream

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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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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

What Amoris Laetitia Really Says About Marriage

Some things to consider about Amores Laetitia…

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Like many of us, I have been pretty confused about what has been said of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, regarding divorced and civilly remarried Catholics and Holy Eucharist. There has been a lot of back and forth and wailing and gnashing of teeth among cardinals, bishops, priests, journalists and laity.

I happened upon this article by Susan Fox which actually clears up some of the confusion concerning Chapter 8 of the document.

Jesus didn’t lie. Amoris Laetitia is a magisterial document binding on Catholics. And thankfully it upholds the indissolubility of marriage between one man and woman open to new life and prepared to share their whole lives together exclusively and in faithfulness until death. 
Tragically, one year later, some bishops still doubt. They believe the document says the Church can give Holy Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics, who  are not living as brother and sister and…

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New Home For The Catholic Me

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Greetings Gentle Reader(s)! 🙂

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, well, right now. The only things that would not export over were the links and list of followers, so 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…

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NOVENA TO SAINT MONICA

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NOVENA TO
SAINT MONICA

Exemplary Mother of the Great Augustine,
You perserveringly pursued your wayward son
Not with wild threats
But with prayerful cries to heaven.

Intercede for all mothers in our day
So that they may learn
To draw their children to God.

Teach them how to remain
Close to their children,
Even the prodigal sons and daughters
Who have sadly gone astray.

Dear St Monica, troubled wife and mother,
Many sorrows pierced your heart
During your lifetime.
Yet you never despaired or lost faith.
With confidence, persistence and profound faith,
You prayed daily for the conversion
Of your beloved husband, Patricius
And your beloved son, Augustine.

Grant me that same fortitude,
Patience and trust in the Lord.
Intercede for me, dear St. Monica,
That God may favorably hear my plea for

[State your petition here.)

And grant me the grace
To accept his will in all things,
Through…

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Novena For Our Nation

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The time is now to call upon God, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, to heal our country and return it to holiness.

This is a nationwide prayer campaign called the “Novena for Our Nation.” Everyone from around the nation is encouraged to join ranks as, united, we pray the very powerful 54 Day Rosary Novena from the Feast of the Assumption on August 15 to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7. The 54 day Novena for Our Nation concludes with the National Rosary Rally at the US Capitol on the October 7 Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary; headlined by speakers comprised of nationally known Catholic clergy and laypeople.

Click on this link to go to the novena page. Then scroll to the bottom and click on the box for the current day.

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Does The Bible Disprove The Assumption?

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Protestants claim the Bible disproves the Catholic dogma of Mary’s Bodily Assumption in 1 Corinthians 15:22-23. But is this true? Karlo Broussard gives reasons why the answer is no.

Bodily assumption into Heaven is not contrary to Scripture – it’s right there in Scripture for all to see. God has deemed that these saints be lifted bodily – assumed – into Heaven.

Jesus is God, The Son of God, The Father. By the power of God, The Holy Spirit, Mary is His mother.

If God saw fit to assume Enoch, Elijah, and the two witnesses bodily into Heaven, Why would he not assume His own mother, also?

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How Can We Recognize The Devil’s Tricks?

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The devil could not persuade many people to follow him to Hell by coming right out and saying “yeah, that’s the wrong thing to do and if you do this, you’re going to suffer in Hell forever and ever and ever. And you’re not getting out. Ever. (Refer to earlier post “The Hatred Of Hell“.)

So, if he can’t tell us the truth about what he is trying to get us to do, how does he convince us to destroy ourselves?

The obvious answer to that is “he lies to us.” But how does he do that, exactly?

Well, he uses lots of tricks to make us think reality is something other than what it really is. Among those tricks are Relativism, Indifferentism, Eclecticism, Sentimentalism, Utilitarianism, Incrementalism, Materialism (not what you’re thinking), Scientism, Situational Ethics, and Universalism.

Once you understand what these things are and how they work…

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ABBY JOHNSON FULL ONE-ON-ONE EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW

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Abby Johnson was a clinic manager for Planned Parenthood for eight years. she knows what’s going on, and it’s not what PP says.

As St. Teresa of Calcutta said, “The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion.”

Pray for these people…They can be saved, as Abby Johnson clearly demonstrates…

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A Message Of Hope From Cardinal Burke

Cardinal Burke gives a message of great hope to those who fear what’s happening in the world and the Church today…

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The U.S. cardinal says disorientation and error have entered into the Church “in a diabolical way,” but encourages Catholics to remain steadfast in the faith as well as courageous and serene, knowing Christ’s victory is “already written.”

Click here to read the whole article…

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Don’t Regret Suffering…

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Sometimes I need a reminder of the value of suffering…

I have suffered in my life, just like everybody else. Sometimes greatly. Just like everybody else. Sometimes badly. Just like everybody else.

I have also sinned, in my life. Just like everybody else.

But even if I was perfect and without sin, most other folks are not that way. 

Christ suffered for all of us sinners. And we are to take up our cross daily and follow Him and His example.

Mt 16:24Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

What happened when Jesus died on the cross? He redeemed the world.

What happens when we join our own suffering with His? We are working with him for redemption. It’s called “Redemptive Suffering.”

As Paul tells us in Colossians,

Col 1:24-25Now I rejoice in…

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Hell – You Really Don’t Want To Go There!

The vision of the Fatima children of Hell…

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Yes, Hell is real. Yes, there are a LOT of people there! No, being a “nice person” will not keep you out of Hell. No, you really DO NOT want to go there. No, you really Do Not want your loved ones to go there. No, you really DO NOT want ANYONE to go there.

Pray the Rosary EVERY DAY! Not just for yourself, but for EVERYONE!!!

Sermon on the 3rd vision that the 3 kids in Fatima was shown by Our Blessed Mother regarding the vision of Hell. Review of the evidence for the miracle of Fatima. The first (vision of hell) and second (persecution and famine) apparition instructions. Devotion to the Immaculate Heart. What will happen if these instructions are not followed. The vision of Hell was shown to children. We should not hide the truth of Hell: modernist excuses to ignore Hell. Scripture and Tradition: Mark, chap…

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Why It Is Impossible For An Atheist To Be Saved – Scott Sullivan

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In today’s culture, it is widely believed that almost everybody goes to Heaven when they die. But that’s not the traditional Christian belief. In fact, Christianity has traditionally taught that most people do NOT go to heaven when they die!

Mt 22:14  Many are invited, but few are chosen.”

Being a nice person won’t get you to heaven…

Scott M. Sullivan brings together reason, logic, scripture and theology to show why an atheist cannot be saved (an atheist being defined as Someone who dies still still denying the existence of God – that’s not to say that an atheist cannot go through a conversion before the moment of death).

Every person who lacks faith is one who cannot be saved.

Every atheist is a person who lacks faith.

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Episodes of The Journey Home – Stories of Conversion and Reversion

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One of the great shows on EWTN featuring converts, as well as reverts, to the Catholic Faith. People from all backgrounds, faith traditions and even atheists telling the stories of what finally brought them to the Catholic Church.

Click here to let the journeys begin…