Watch and reflect on where we are today…
Aired in 1954. Bishop Fulton Sheen speaking on the Fatima miracle, Pope Pius XII, and the Russian Revolution.
A friend once told me that there are three reasons that he is Catholic: “Eucharist, Eucharist and Eucharist.” While there are all sorts of reasons to be Catholic, I think they all stem from, and can be traced back to, the three mentioned by my friend.
Pope Francis, while speaking on the importance of attending Mass during the Angelus, made several comments on the Eucharist (shown below). The one that captured my attention most pretty much sums it up for me.
“Jesus left us the Eucharist with a precise objective: That we can become one with Him.”
Sometimes, about Mass, we hear this objection: ‘ What is the purpose of Mass? I go to Church when I feel like it, and I pray better alone.’ But the Eucharist is not a private prayer or a beautiful spiritual experience. It is not only a commemoration of what Jesus did at the Last Supper. We say, to understand, that the Eucharist is the ‘memorial’.
The Eucharist is Jesus giving Himself.
Jesus left us the Eucharist with a precise objective: That we can become one with Him.
We nourish ourselves with Him and remain in Him through the Eucharistic Communion. If we do it with faith, it transforms our life. It transforms it into a gift to God and a gift to our brothers.
I really love being Catholic. It makes me so happy just to write those words. I wish I could convey my love so that others could see what I see. The Church is a good mother. She helps me grow close…
Source: I love being Catholic
What happens when Pro-choice people actually learn what abortion is, what it does and how it affects the pre-born baby? Here is a series of videos from Live Action that are eye opening.
The first is a compilation of of clips from the more detailed videos that follow.
The stated goal of many of the groups aligned against the Catholic Church and her teachings is its total and complete demise. That has been the aim of many throughout the 2,000 + year history of the Church.
Hasn’t happened. Isn’t going to happen.
Even with all of the bad things done by Catholics, some of the clergy and hierarchy, the Church is still here. The fact that she IS still here is testament to the truth that Jesus spoke when He said that the gates of Hell would not prevail against her.
Governments come, governments go; Tyrants come, tyrants go; Oppressors come, oppressors go; But the Catholic Church remains and is constant.
And it always will be.
Father Mike Schmitz provides great explanations on how and why to confess and on the nature of sin. He explains how praying and going to confession are not our approaches to God, but God’s approaches to us.
We never need to fear that God will not forgive us for ANYTHING – the very fact that we even think about praying or going to the sacrament of reconciliation is God coming to US to reconcile, not us going to Him.
If you have ever wondered how to make a good confession, Fr. Mike Schmitz has some solid advice for you. He points out that preparing for a good confession starts when we recognize that being a “good person” in our own eyes is not enough—we are called to holiness, which is something much greater. In this video, Fr. Mike offers four powerful ways we can examine our consciences so that our experience of reconciliation moves us towards that holiness to which we are called.
Contrite prayer can be an act of courage, because Lord knows there’s no harder time to pray than after we know we’ve sinned. In a way, we’re afraid to approach God. Yet, just as the only way to overcome our fears is by facing them, the only way to overcome our sin is by going to God after we sin. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains how God wants a relationship with us and “will cleanse us from every wrongdoing” to build that relationship.