Monday, March 30, 2015

Be Extravagant, Be With Him!! Be Extravagant, Be With Him!!

 Be Extravagant, Be With Him!!

Be Extravagant, Be With Him!!Be Extravagant, Be With Him!! - Roman Catholic Man

by Fr. Richard Heilman

Catholic Schools Essential for Pro-life Movement

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"As an apostolate of the Church, Catholic schools become a vehicle through which pro-life teachings are conveyed and students are given the opportunity to defend the sanctity of life and dignity of the human person..."

Catholic schools are essential vehicles for the pro-life movement: pro-life leaders

The Victors

"The most remarkable thing about Our Lord Jesus is that He does not keep anything for Himself. He not only gives all glory to the Father, but then wills to share His glory with us to the extent that we become coheirs and copartners with Christ."

The Victors

 by Mark Mallett

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Our Essential Task ~ Bearing Christ to the World

Palm Sunday Reflection by Fr. Robert Barron

Bearing Christ to the World

"On this Palm Sunday, I should like to reflect on the Lord Jesus’ entrance to Jerusalem. A donkey, an ass, was in Jesus time much what it is today: a humble, simple, unassuming little animal, used by very ordinary people to do their work. The wealthy and powerful might own horses or a team of oxen and a political leader might ride a stately steed, but none of them would have anything to do with donkeys.

All of his public career, Jesus had resisted when people called him the Messiah. He sternly ordered them to be silent. When they came to carry him off and make him King, he slipped away. But he is willing to accept these titles precisely at the moment when he rides into Jerusalem on an ass. The Gospel is clear: this is not only an ass; it is a colt, the foal of an ass, on whom no one had ever previously sat. This is a young, inexperienced, unimpressive donkey. And this is the animal upon whom Jesus rides into town in triumph.

This is no ordinary King; this is not the Messiah that they expected.

Now let us look even more closely at the ass. Jesus tells two of his disciples to go into a neighboring town and to find this beast of burden. “If anyone asks, respond, ‘the Master has need of it.’” The humble donkey, pressed into service, is a model of discipleship. Our purpose in life is not to draw attention to ourselves, to have a brilliant career, to aggrandize our egos; rather our purpose is to serve the Master’s need, to cooperate, as he sees fit, with his work.

What was the donkey’s task? He was a Christopher, a Christ-bearer. He carried the Lord into Jerusalem, paving the way for the passion and the redemption of the world. Would anyone have particularly noticed him? Probably not, except perhaps to laugh at this ludicrous animal.

The task of every disciple is just the same: to be a Christopher, a bearer of Christ to the world. Might we be unnoticed in this? Yes. Might we be laughed at? Of course. But the Master has need of us and so we perform our essential task."

Holy Week, Love Changed the World

Holy Week
 The Love that changed the world!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Palm Sunday Reflection, Msgr. Charles Pope

Darkness at Noon: Scott Hahn Reflects on Passion Sunday

 Jesus on the Cross 2

 Some reflections on the readings of Sacred Scripture for Passion (Palm) Sunday at the start of Holy Week...

Darkness at Noon: Scott Hahn Reflects on Passion Sunday | St. Paul Center For Biblical Theology

The Word of Life

Pope Francis: "The Gospel is the word of life: it does not oppress people, on the contrary, it frees those who are slaves to the many evil spirits of this world: the spirit of vanity, attachment to money, pride, sensuality.... The Gospel changes the heart, changes life, transforms evil inclinations into good intentions. The Gospel is capable of changing people! Therefore it is the task of Christians to spread the redeeming power throughout the world, becoming missionaries and heralds of the Word of God. Always remember that the Gospel has the power to change lives! Do not forget this. It is the Good News, which transforms us only when we allow ourselves to be transformed by it. That is why I always ask you to have daily contact with the Gospel, to read it every day: a verse, a passage, to meditate on it and even to take it with you everywhere: in your pocket, in your bag.... In other words to nourish yourself every day with this inexhaustible source of salvation. Do not forget! Read a passage of the Gospel every day. It is the power that changes us, that transforms us: it changes life, it changes the heart." (Angelus Address 2/1/15)

This Protestant Researched Marian Miracles, & What He Learned Blew His Mind


This Protestant Researched Marian Miracles, & What He Learned Blew His Mind | ChurchPOP

3 Days to Eternity

The most powerful 3 days in history...3 days to Eternity.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fr. Robert Barron on Palm Sunday


Fr. Robert Barron on Palm Sunday | Word on Fire

Thoughts on Holy Week, Archbishop Chaput

Thoughts for the beginning of Holy Week

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Wisdom Will Be Vindicated


 Wisdom… hastens to make herself known in anticipation of men’s desire; he who watches for her at dawn shall not be disappointed, for he shall find her sitting by his gate. (Wis 6:12-14)

Wisdom Will be Vindicated

by Mark Mallett

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Back in Prison, Mary Wagner Inspires Pro-Lifers World-Wide

Back in Prison, Mary Wagner Inspires Pro-Lifers World-Wide | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

"Imprisoned once again for witnessing to life in abortion clinics, the Canadian activist’s influence is spreading to some surprising places."

Cinderella, Prince Charming, and True Gentlemanliness

From Catholic Exchange:

Cinderella, Prince Charming, and True Gentlemanliness

by Sam Guzman

Petition in Support of Catholic High School Religion Teacher

Patti Jannuzzi, religion teacher at Immaculata High School in Somerville NJ, in in trouble with the homosexual lobby for suggesting that homosexual marriage supporters want to "re-engineer western civ into a slow extinction." She has been accused of "hate speech", which today is defined as anything that a homosexual activist disagrees with. For this, the school ordered her to take down her Facebook page. Patti has never said anything that in any way contradicted Catholic moral teaching. The NY Daily News carried the story here:

By signing this petition, we intend to inform Immaculata High School that we stand behind her. Immaculata needs more teachers like Patti who uphold the Catholic faith.

Update 3/17/2015
Patti has now been suspended from her teaching position at Immaculata High School.

Sign this petition