Offer Your Temptations

Redemptive Temptation…

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We have all heard of redemptive suffering. But did you know that you can also offer up your temptations?

I guess that this could be called “redemptive temptation”, and I suspect that most all of us can participate in it…

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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…

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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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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…

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NOVENA TO SAINT MONICA

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NOVENA TO
SAINT MONICA

Exemplary Mother of the Great Augustine,
You perserveringly pursued your wayward son
Not with wild threats
But with prayerful cries to heaven.

Intercede for all mothers in our day
So that they may learn
To draw their children to God.

Teach them how to remain
Close to their children,
Even the prodigal sons and daughters
Who have sadly gone astray.

Dear St Monica, troubled wife and mother,
Many sorrows pierced your heart
During your lifetime.
Yet you never despaired or lost faith.
With confidence, persistence and profound faith,
You prayed daily for the conversion
Of your beloved husband, Patricius
And your beloved son, Augustine.

Grant me that same fortitude,
Patience and trust in the Lord.
Intercede for me, dear St. Monica,
That God may favorably hear my plea for

[State your petition here.)

And grant me the grace
To accept his will in all things,
Through…

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Novena For Our Nation

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The time is now to call upon God, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, to heal our country and return it to holiness.

This is a nationwide prayer campaign called the “Novena for Our Nation.” Everyone from around the nation is encouraged to join ranks as, united, we pray the very powerful 54 Day Rosary Novena from the Feast of the Assumption on August 15 to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7. The 54 day Novena for Our Nation concludes with the National Rosary Rally at the US Capitol on the October 7 Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary; headlined by speakers comprised of nationally known Catholic clergy and laypeople.

Click on this link to go to the novena page. Then scroll to the bottom and click on the box for the current day.

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Does The Bible Disprove The Assumption?

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Protestants claim the Bible disproves the Catholic dogma of Mary’s Bodily Assumption in 1 Corinthians 15:22-23. But is this true? Karlo Broussard gives reasons why the answer is no.

Bodily assumption into Heaven is not contrary to Scripture – it’s right there in Scripture for all to see. God has deemed that these saints be lifted bodily – assumed – into Heaven.

Jesus is God, The Son of God, The Father. By the power of God, The Holy Spirit, Mary is His mother.

If God saw fit to assume Enoch, Elijah, and the two witnesses bodily into Heaven, Why would he not assume His own mother, also?

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