How do you respond to a person who asks you if you are born again? Steve Ray gives us a pretty good idea.
Our Priests are human beings, just like you, just like me. The have the same influences around them that we do. They are sinners like us. They need forgiveness like us.
And they probably have just about the toughest job in the world, so they need prayers, just like you and me. Maybe even more, in some cases.
Pray for our Priests…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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…
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