Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:17 that Christ did not send him to baptize. Does this mean that baptism is not necessary for salvation? Karlo Broussard gives the reason why the answer is no and explains what Paul meant.
Virgin Immaculate, perfect lover of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, we ask thee to obtain for us the graces we need to become true adorers of our Eucharistic God. Grant us, we beg of thee, to know Him better, to love Him more, and to center our lives around the Eucharist, that is, to make our whole life a constant prayer of adoration, thanksgiving, reparation, and petition to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Amen.
Most Catholics are familiar with the Fatima Prayer given to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco at Fatima. However, many Catholics are not aware that they received more prayers than just the “Fatima” or Decade prayer.
And then there are those of us who are familiar with some or all of these prayers, but don’t know where they originated.
Additionally, many are not aware that they were visited by an Angel the year before Our Lady appeared to them, and the the Angel also gave them two prayers.
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The Pardon Prayer (Given by the Angel)
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.
The Angel’s Prayer (Also given by the Angel)
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.
The Fatima Prayer (After each decade of the Rosary)
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.
The Eucharistic Prayer
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 indifferentces 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.
The Sacrifice Prayer (When offering up your suffering)
O Jesus, it is for the love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners [that I do this].
Starts small in a country in Africa. Blows up and spreads to other countries. Then to other continents.
No cure. No vaccine. Massive deaths around the world, and it just came to your city.
What do you do?
Could you leave…?
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Very powerful message…
Translation makes a BIG difference, particularly in Sacred Scripture. This article opens up a whole meaning to the Lord’s Prayer that most people don’t know about.
Most folks, when praying the Lord’s Prayer, simply assume that the phrase “our daily bread” is a request for food. At one level, that’s true. But at a more accurate level, we are actually requesting the grace to receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, each day.
Each time we pray the Our Father, we are asking for the Eucharist. And that’s true whether or not we are Catholic Christians.
The word “daily” in “give us this day our daily bread” is the Greek word epiousios. In a certain sense, it’s a difficult word to translate because it’s a brand new word. Before Christ, nobody had used this word. This word is found no where else in Greek literature. Jesus actually coined this word. Perhaps he did so to give this petition special significance.
“Epi” means highest, above, or superior. As a prefix, this gives us “super-“. Next we have the word “ousios,” which means essence, substance, or nature.
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.
Natalie was baptized a Catholic but her mother left the Church soon after Natalie’s first communion. She endured much abuse and violence in he home as a child and into her adult life. When she was 18, she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior, eventually becoming a faithful Pentecostal. Natalie’s journey back to the Catholic Church began when her sister wanted to get a divorce. Natalie didn’t know whether or not to pray for reconciliation or that her sister find a new husband. Her research into the matter brought her to a discovery of the Church Father leading her Home.
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.