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

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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

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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The Power Of 7 – AudioGirl Ministries

How to respond to the most common excuses of the pro-choice position…

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Have you ever been stumped or frustrated when speaking with a pro-choice friend or associate? This is the app for you…

You’re pro life and you want to defend your position but….you’re not sure what to say. That’s pretty common. Get the facts to defend your position – get The Power of 7 app. The power of 7 gives you effective #prolife replies to 7 common pro-abortion arguments.https://audiogirlministries.com/power-of-7/

It’s simple and straight forward, easy to remember. Three steps and you can respond to the most common objections to the pro-life position.

Save a life – or many!

And it’s free…

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The Reason Christianity is Dying in the West?

Jesus didn’t have it easy. He warned us that WE wouldn’t have it easy. Are we just trying to prove Jesus wrong?

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Is being Catholic too easy? Have we “eased” people out of the practice of the faith? Instead of “carrying our crosses”, are we throwing them into the trunk of the car and toting them around that way – removing all of the effort of supporting them? Have we simply forgotten them and just left them at home – or in the pews?

I don’t know, for sure, but it makes sense to me. And Brian Holdsworth makes some very good points in this short video.

Maybe you will agree…

BK

For example, in Canada, we used to be expected to attend mass on feast days of the liturgical calendar but they’ve since just moved those all over to the nearest Sunday. Many churches don’t even have kneelers any more because, I don’t know, we don’t want to be uncomfortable? Pro tip, that was the entire point of having kneelers. And…

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Patricia Sandoval on the TJ Show – Amazing Conversion Story!

She was heavily into new age. She learned about “safe sex” in school from Planned Parenthood. She practiced what she learned in school from Planned Parenthood. She had three abortions. She went to work for Planned Parenthood. She was a drug addict. She lived on the streets. She was ridden with guilt and confusion.

And then…

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Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, says of the book TRANSFIGURED: “Are you ready for one of the most powerful conversion stories ever written? I couldn’t put this book down! . . .This story is made for the big screen. It’s that incredible.” Endorsed by Archbishop Salvatore Cordilieone and Bishop Michael Barber, TRANSFIGURED is a game-changer for our culture and our world today.

Patricia Sandoval has a life story that is saving lives and healing souls around the globe. Her story of three abortions, work behind the hidden doors of Planned Parenthood, where they told her not to tell a soul what she witnessed, followed by nearly three years as a homeless drug addict, is a testament to the saving love and mercy of Jesus Christ. The half-hour broadcast television version of this video will soon be available on DVD through http://QueenofPeaceMedia.com/. Patricia is an international pro-life and chastity speaker in…

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A Thought On The Mark Of The Beast – 666

Hmm.. A surprise in the Gospel of John…

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We often hear tell of “The Mark Of The Beast” – the number 666 – being associated with the Pope and, by extension, the Catholic Church. This is used in an effort to show the ‘true satanic nature of the Church of Rome’.

Before I get to my point, I think it would be interesting to learn exactly how that number is arrived at.

Jimmy Akin tells us the origin in an article on Catholic Answers:

…we are told that the number of the beast is 666 and that this is the number of a man’s name (13:18). Not coincidentally, the persecuting, pagan Roman Empire was headed in the A.D. 60s by Caesar Nero, whose name happened to add up to 666 in the Hebrew system of letters and numbers. (In Hebrew, “Caesar Nero” = “NRWN QSR” = N 50 + R 200 + W 6 + N 50 +…

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What Happens When We Commit Mortal Sin?

How to tell what’s a mortal sin and what isn’t. With some good examples…

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Can we receive the Eucharist when we are in the state of mortal sin? How do we know if we are in a state of mortal sin?

I was told that receiving the sacrament of the Eucharist while in a state of grave sin is a grave sin in itself. I’m constantly worried about whether I am allowed to receive Communion at Mass, and I do make sure I go to confession monthly (or more often). My question is this: How grave must a sin be to have to abstain from the Eucharist? A group of us have discussed this and we got to the idea that you can receive communion if you are truly sorry for your sins, even if you haven’t yet gone to reconciliation for it, and it’s up to ourselves to judge if we’re worthy of receiving or not. Is that true?

Fr. John Bartunek answers…

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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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