Friday, February 5, 2016
World Over - 2016-02-04– Ted Cruz Exclusive with Raymond Arroyo
TED CRUZ, US Senator from Texas and GOP presidential candidate on his win in the Iowa Caucuses and his thoughts on the important issues in the 2016 race.
Catholics for Ted Cruz 2016 (on Facebook)
"Today we are celebrating the memorial of St Agatha, martyred in Catania probably during the persecution of Decius in the third century. Agatha means Her name corresponds to reality: St Agatha "is truly a good woman", we read in the Liturgy of the Hours this morning, "coming forth from God in whose goodness she shares. She is good to her Spouse, Christ, and good also to us through sharing with us her goodness. 'Good' is the force and meaning of her name."
~Saint Pope John Paul II 12 February 1997
In our culture today we seldom hear the words purity or chastity. (Chastity-purity- means not having any sexual relations before marriage. It also means fidelity to husband or wife during marriage. In Catholic morality, chastity is placed opposite the deadly sin of lust, and is classified as one of seven virtues. The moderation of sexual desires is required to be virtuous.)
Agatha lived a life of purity. Many young women did, such as the Blessed Virgin Mary, Martha of Bethany, Maria Goretti, Ursula and many others that became Saints. They put God first. Revelation 14:4 says: “…They are virgins and these are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They have been ransomed as the first fruits of the human race for God and the Lamb.”
Lord may we live chastely and pure for You.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
"A quiet mind is the effect of strong faith. It is not a mere byproduct of tranquil times. The awareness of Christ's presence in our life will be the road to a more profound freedom from disturbance. Christ is our peace, not in the future but in the present, not held back but freely given, not hoped for, but obtained! Like the apostles in the boat, we need to turn to Jesus when storms rage." ~ Michael Casey based on a text from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
"...we must [first] find the courage to enter into the desert of our loneliness and to change it by gentle and persistent efforts into a garden of solitude.. ..it it is the movement from the restless senses to the restful spirit, from the outward-reaching cravings to the inward-reaching search, from the fearful clinging to the fearless play.” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
What You Should Give Up for Lent, Based on Your Personality Type
I think probably I'm an INFJ...Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging
Yes, we're all Catholic, but what kind? What are you? What is your personality?
The author tells us what we might want to give up for Lent based on our personality.
Fr. Mitch Homily, St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr (Optional Memorial) Gospel and Homily begin at 4:30 on video
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Why It’s Important that Jesus Founded the Church:
Jesus founded the Church. This means that the Church was not something that just happened to evolve after the resurrection—that it was not a human institution formed in response to the message of Christ. It means that not even Peter and the apostles were the founders of the Church....
Yes! This is the second great article on this point I've read today.
It's something we must never forget or compromise on!