Tuesday, March 11, 2014
From the Archdiocese of Detroit:
"Archbishop Vigneron has asked that we gather together in prayer this year, for the Year of Prayer for a New Pentecost. This prayer is a modification of the prayer used by Blessed John XXIII in his announcement of the Second Vatican Council. May our hearts be united as we join in prayer for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit!"
Pray that all Archdioceses and Dioceses in the United States will follow the example of the Church in Detroit!
Our country needs a new Pentecost!
Monday, March 10, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Some good questions in the following article to ask daily during Lent:
Have I Grown Closer To Jesus Today?
Hoping your Lent is going well!
I pray we are all learning to surrender more and more to God's Will.
Only His Will can bring us joy, happiness and eternal Love!
"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto ye."
"We can think of Lent as a time to eradicate evil or cultivate virtue, a time to pull up weeds or to plant good seeds.
Which is better is clear, for the Christian ideal is always positive rather than negative. A person is great, not by the ferocity of his hatred of evil, but by the intensity of his love for God.."
Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
"Archdiocese of Detroit Begins a Year of Prayer for a New Pentecost
On Ash Wednesday, the Archdiocese of Detroit will begin a “Year of Prayer for a New Pentecost” which will last through Easter Sunday of 2015."
As a native of Detroit, Redford, and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, I will be praying along with the Archdiocese of Detroit for a New Pentecost. And I will pray that this might also happen in my present Diocese of Salt Lake City. If anyone can forward me a copy of the prayer card to be distributed in the Archdiocese of Detroit for the "Year of Prayer for a New Pentecost", I would be most grateful! (Just received in the mail today the new book by Ralph Martin, "The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call")....Detroit is "on fire"...in a good way, igniting for Our Lord Jesus Christ! Magnificent to see!
Read more Here
Thursday, February 27, 2014
" May I be a person who thinks like a Christian, who feels like a Christian, who acts like a Christian!”. And “this is a prayer for all of us today, for we need to be consistent!” .
Pope Francis then proposed a very practical example: “If you happen to be with an atheist who tells you that he does not believe in God, you can read him the whole library, where it says that God exists, and where it is proven that God exists, and he will not believe”. However, he continued, “if in the presence of this same atheist you witness to a consistent, Christian life, something will begin to work in his heart”. And “it will be your witness that brings him the restlessness on which the Holy Spirit works”.
us, the whole Church” should ask the Lord for “the grace to be consistent”.
Read Entire Homily Here:
The Pope's Mass at Santa Marta - Consistency in the Christian life
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
From: Intermountain Catholic:
Radical Renewal Needed for Religious Life
By Msgr. M. Francis Mannion
- Pastor emeritus of St. Vincent de Paul Parish (Holladay, Utah)
- Founding director of the Mundelein Liturgical Institute in the Archdiocese of Chicago
- Contributor to "Our Sunday Visitor"
"Today, many women’s religious orders and congregations seem headed for a very insecure future (to put it mildly), or worse, extinction. Those that have taken a more progressive direction since Vatican II have experienced the greatest disorientation and the sharpest decline in new vocations."
Read Entire Article Here
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Interview with Fr. Dwight Longenecker about his new book, "The Romance of Religion"
The Romance of Religion | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views