Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Lumen Gentium - Chapter V
The Universal Call to Holiness in the Church
"Finally, those who engage in labor-and frequently it is of a heavy nature- should better themselves by their human labors. They should be of aid to their fellow citizens. They should raise all of society, and even creation itself, to a better mode of existence. Indeed, they should imitate by their lively charity, in their joyous hope and by their voluntary sharing of each others' burdens, the very Christ who plied His hands with carpenter's tools and Who in union with His Father, is continually working for the salvation of all men. In this, then, their daily work they should climb to the heights of holiness and apostolic activity."
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
By Tom Nash
"Watching “When the Game Stands Tall” during its opening weekend took me back to my own youth of playing football at Catholic schools in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich."
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
SOUL of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds, hide me.
Separated from Thee let me never be.
From the malignant enemy, defend me.
At the hour of death, call me.
To come to Thee, bid me,
That I may praise Thee in the company
Of Thy Saints, for all eternity.
Monday, August 25, 2014
This isn't just for young people. Many older Catholics never married or made bad choices and are now divorced. They may have been granted annulments or could be granted one if they applied. If the first 'marriage' is invalid, there really has not been a Sacramental Marriage yet. So, Pray... and prepare. The main goal in marriage is to lead your spouse to heaven!
Why you should pray for your future spouse
Loving Father, if I am called to the sacramental life of matrimony, hear my prayer now for the person who will be my spouse. Be with him/her today and every day. Help him/her through the challenges of becoming an adult and send my support in prayer through any difficulties. In this way, may I genuinely love this person even before we meet. I ask for help ahead of time to be respectful and honourable when we meet and begin a relationship. I ask for help ahead of time to be faithful, supportive, strong, and as loving as I can be when we are married.. Amen