Marcus Talks with former Episcopalian Fr. Donald Calloway, former hippie and criminal…
Then he met Mary and through her, Jesus…
“If you have people like Fr Don Calloway coming to talk at these conventions they will never end – he is just fantastic!” This was the reaction of a person of the Baptist Christian Denomination who came to hear Father Calloway talk about his conversion to the Catholic Faith and his eventual ordination to the priesthood. Learn all about it by watching this video
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.
“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel.
“We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it. . . .How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time.”
– Bicentennial talk given in the United States by the future St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Kraków, Poland
Pope St John Paul predicted this in 1976: when are we going to wake up?
The same elements of communism which is definitely a tool of the devil are present in secular humanism that is embraced readily in our American culture: lack of respect for God and religious freedom, lack of respect of the dignity of the human person, substituting government for family life, attacks on the family in many forms…
Pope St John Paul 2 warned us, and so did Our Lady of Fatima (who incidentally saved his life).
When are we going to wake up??? – Toni Aceto
“The church will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning. She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity. As the number of her adherents diminishes . . . she will lose many of her social privileges. . . As a small society, [the Church] will make much bigger demands on the initiative of her individual members.”
“It will be hard-going for the Church, for the process of crystallization and clarification will cost her much valuable energy. It will make her poor and cause her to become the Church of the meek . . . The process will be long and wearisome as was the road from the false progressivism on the eve of the French Revolution – when a bishop might be thought smart if he made fun of dogmas and even insinuated that the existence of God was by no means certain
But when the trial of this sifting is past, a great power will flow from a more spiritualized and simplified Church. Men in a totally planned world will find themselves unspeakably lonely. If they have completely lost sight of God, they will feel the whole horror of their poverty. Then they will discover the little flock of believers as something wholly new. They will discover it as a hope that is meant for them, an answer for which they have always been searching in secret.
And so it seems certain to me that the Church is facing very hard times. The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals. But I am equally certain about what will remain at the end: not the Church of the political cult, which is dead already with Gobel, but the Church of faith. She may well no longer be the dominant social power to the extent that she was until recently; but she will enjoy a fresh blossoming and be seen as man’s home, where he will find life and hope beyond death.” –Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
Time to gird up…
And an interesting take on how they may affect evolutionary theory.
According to Tesoriero, by one of the examining scientist’s own admission, the documented findings should send ripples through the scientific community.
Zugibe had said: “The heart of the person from which this tissue has come has been injured and has suffered trauma. … This is the sort of injury I see in cases where someone has been beaten severely around the chest. … The sample shows evidence of having come from a living person, not a dead person.” When he learned the source of the sample, and that it had been kept in water for three years, he said there was no way to explain that scientifically.
If ever there was a time for American Catholics, and Christians in general, to come together to the aid of our country, THIS IS THE TIME!!! The American nation and our Christian faith are both under attack and our best weapon is the Rosary.
Are you familiar with the Battle of Lapanto? Read about it. The Rosary did it.
In the Rosary, we have an assault weapon with a fifty round clip.” Fr. William Casey
Millions of Americans witness how, in the wake of the 2015 Obergefell decision that legalized same-sex “marriage,” congressional and state legislation, executive actions and court rulings conflict increasingly with God’s laws on marriage and family values. Since the enshrinement of Roe v. Wade into law in 1973 and the enactment of subsequent state laws to allow for assisted suicide, unborn children and the elderly and weak are under attack like no other time in U.S. history.
And now, an acrimonious presidential campaign has exacerbated the differences among Americans, leaving many with seemingly nowhere to turn.
A Wisconsin priest offers an answer…
The “54-Day Rosary Novena” will begin on Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption. The faithful are asked to pray daily for the nation to return to holiness, through the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7.
We are all saddened by the violence and racial tension that has come come
about in our nation. We can point fingers, make accusations and, generally,
be angry over what is going on. (And I feel that righteous anger is
However, we also need to take positive steps toward peaceful solutions. The
Knights of Columbus has announced a national Novena to take place between
July 14 and July 22 and I would encourage each of us to participate.
Please click the link below to learn more about it.
St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer for peace:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Rest in peace, Mother Angelica… Heaven is a happier place tonight…
Irondale, AL (EWTN) Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, P.C.P.A., known to millions around the world as Foundress of the EWTN Global Catholic Network, died peacefully at 5 p.m. CDT, Easter Sunday, March 27, surrounded by the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Ala.
Amazing how many people will completely disregard anything from the main stream media EXCEPT when it’s about Pope Francis.
If you can’t get it from the Vatican Sources, he probably didn’t say it – or, at least – mean what everybody is saying he meant…
Vatican Clarifies False Statements Attributed to Pope Francis
FALSE STATEMENTS ATTRIBUTED TO POPE FRANCIS
Dear friends, we have been notified by many readers that there are stories currently circulating all over the Internet spreading statements by Pope Francis with regard to a number of issues, concerning the Bible’s content, the relations between religions, the renewal of the Church’s doctrine, and even the calling of an alleged “Third Vatican Council”, which are FALSE. These statements were spread by unknown sources. Therefore, we would like to alert all readers to be careful and not to trust too soon news about the Pope that are not from the Vatican.