Saint Patrick’s Lorica for Protection

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 From Fr. Rick Heilman in response to the document making its rounds among the witch community [throughout the internet] which is asking people who practice the craft to perform a monthly binding ritual until the president is removed from office.

PRAY LORICA SOME TIME BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

REPLACE FIRST PERSON WITH “PRESIDENT TRUMP”

Saint Patrick’s Lorica for Protection

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through
The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.

I arise today, through
God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.

I summon today
All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul;
Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

Nineveh 90: Lets do this!

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Beginning on February 13 – 90 days.

100th Anniversary of Fatima is May 13 – Time to Do the “Nineveh Thing”

Click here to proceed to the Nineveh 90 website.

For those participating in Nineveh 90, we are all utilizing these 90 days to get a solid basic Catholic prayer life up and running. St. Alphonsus said, “Prayer is, beyond

 

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.

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

History of the Knights of Columbus – Bet you didn’t know this…

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I am a member of the K of C (in fact, I am the current Grand Knight of our council). I never knew ANY of this until recently!

Sadly, out of ignorance, many people slam the Knights of Columbus as being something that it’s not. I thought this would be a good glimpse of reality.

 

The Real Purpose of Funerals

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Worship God… Thank God… Renew our faith… Pray for the person who has died… 

Funerals are meant to help us cope with the loss of a loved one, but that is only one of many deeper purposes they serve. In this video, Fr. Mike shares the wisdom of the Church in making funerals a time to recall God’s mercy, and pray for the faithful departed.

 

More Truth

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Truth doesn’t exist to let you bend it to make you feel good. It doesn’t exist one way for you and another way for me. It’s not there to pick and choose the truths you want to believe and pooh pooh the ones that don’t fit into your particular set of values or life style. It’s not there to let you not feel guilty when you do something outside of it’s boundaries. It’s not subjective

It’s Objective whether you agree with it or not. Whether you accept it or not. Whether it makes you feel good or not.  

Truth is there to be true. It will always catch up with you in the end.

It’s there to make you HAPPY in ETERNITY.

And that’s the truth.

BK

Ave Maria, Hail Mary

Sometimes you just need to sit back, close your eyes and be with God. This will help…

The music to this song is Sergei Rachmaninovs creative genius, in his Slavonic original. Because this is the most known Marian hymn, and because of the slow tempo, I have not included lyrics in the video. The five images are a variation of Marian art from the ages and from across various cultures. The lyrics and translation are as follows:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen

Áve María, grátia pléna, Dóminus técum.
Benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus.
Sáncta María, Máter Déi, óra pro nóbis peccatóribus, nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae.
Ámen.

For more Gregorian Chants, click here…

The Eucharist is literal: John 6:22-71

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The following video has some great Biblical exegesis as to why the Eucharist is literal, not figurative. Among other things, it compares the “bread of life discourse” in John 6, to other Bible passages where Jesus was speaking figuratively, people thought he was speaking literally or they did not understand them, and he corrected them (“We brought no bread,” “I am the door,” “Destroy this temple and I will raise it in three days.”). No correction happened in John 6 when people indicated that he was speaking literally, but correction happend at those other times.

Plus, in every other passage regarding the Eucharist (ie, Last Supper, Paul’s admonition at 1 Cor 11), there is no indication that that the Eucharist was figurative. 1 Cor 11 is especially interesting to me. Since St. Paul was correcting the Corinthians anyway for the way they were treating the Lord’s Supper, it…

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The Power Of The Rosary – Fr. Joseph Gill

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Some great stories about the Rosary. Fr. Gill tells of Lepanto, Bl. Bartolo Longo, some of his own experiences, how to pray it and even how the Rosary came about.

Short but really good…

When you have prayed one Rosary for each time you have committed the sin you are addicted to, you will be free of that addiction.”

“The Rosary is looking at Christ through the eyes of Mary.

List of Mortal Sins Every Catholic Should Know

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This is a very good article describing what a mortal sin is. It also goes through nine of the ten commandments and breaks them down to clarify why specific sins in each commandment are mortal, as well as sins against faith, hope and charity.

This is a great way to examine your conscience before confession.

BK

So what kind of Sins are Mortal?
In order for a sin to be mortal, it must meet three conditions:

  • Mortal sin is a sin of grave matter
  • Mortal sin is committed with full knowledge of the sinner
  • Mortal sin is committed with deliberate consent of the sinner

This means that mortal sins cannot be done “accidentally.” A person who commits a mortal sin is one who knows that their sin is wrong, but still deliberately commits the sin anyway. This means that mortal sins are “premeditated” by the sinner and thus are truly a rejection of God’s law and love.

Click here to read the article…

How To Become Aware Of A Decaying Civilization – Sheen

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Once again, Venerable Fulton J. Sheen hits the nail on the head.

Only those who live by faith really know what is happening in the world…

There is a great spiritual battle going on in the world. Millions of people don’t recognize it because they have lost their consciousness of God and the Devil – or they have stopped believing in them altogether and have adopted a completely relativistic approach to the world.

We need to pray for those who have lost, or never had, faith. Our world and their eternity depends on it…

BK

 

Women Who’s Achievements We Can Honor On International Women’s Day

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Women who we can all look up to, not just today, but each and every day of our lives. A day without these women would be truly tragic.

The greatest gift of all…