Thursday, April 30, 2015

God's Plan for Marriage

"Whatever the laws of the land may be, we know that God's plan for marriage will never change." (Fr. Joseph M. Wolfe, MFVA)
OLAM Shrine Homily - April 27, 2015 | God's Plan For Marriage | Fr. Joseph M. Wolfe, MFVA

Will Supreme Court Impose a Supreme Injustice on Marriage?

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Will Supreme Court Impose a Supreme Injustice on Marriage? - Crisis Magazine

Friday, April 24, 2015

THE GRID OF GRACE IS DOWN!

THE GRID OF GRACE IS DOWN!

THE GRID OF GRACE IS DOWN!

 Fr. Richard Heilman

The Temptation to be Normal



...."So, what we are called to bring into the world then is a “new normal.” Where men carrying themselves with dignity is normal. Where women adorned modestly and bearing true femininity is normal. Where virginity and chastity before marriage is normal. Where a life lived in joy and serenity is normal. Where work done with love and integrity is normal. Where peacefulness amid trials is normal. Where the Word of God on one’s lips is normal. Where truth lived and spoken is normal—even if the world accuses you otherwise."...

The Temptation to be Normal

By Mark Mallett

Mother Angelica: What a Destructive Force You’ve Been!

 

 Mother condemns the destruction of the Catholic Faith in America caused by Modernists

Mother Angelica: What a Destructive Force You’ve Been!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Revalue Marriage and Family


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 "Pope Francis said Wednesday that marriage is a vocation all believers are called to defend, specifically in terms of the complementarity of the union between a man and a woman."

Pope: ‘How Important It Is to Revalue Marriage and the Family!’

The New Homophiles vs. St. Aelred on Spiritual Friendship

Gay St. Aelred?
The New Homophiles vs. St. Aelred on Spiritual Friendship - Crisis Magazine

Christians "Must Be Made" to Embrace Gay Lifestyle

 Via Fr. Richard Heilman:

In Christians’ refusal to bend with the times, Bruni sees not faithfulness to God but willful obstinacy that must be broken.

“So our debate about religious freedom should include a conversation about freeing religions and religious people from prejudices that they needn’t cling to and can indeed jettison, much as they’ve jettisoned other aspects of their faith’s history, rightly bowing to the enlightenments of modernity,” Bruni writes.

But what if Christians don’t want to change? What if they don’t want to “bow to the enlightenments of modernity”? What if they are convinced that the modern worldview is not necessarily the most enlightened path when it comes to the ultimate meaning of life and death, time and eternity?

“Religion,” writes Bruni, “is going to be the final holdout and most stubborn refuge for homophobia. It will give license to discrimination.”
And thus it must be stamped out.
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NYT Writer: Christians ‘Must Be Made’ to Embrace Gay Lifestyle

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Radiant, Magazine for Catholic Young Women

"Radiant is a Catholic magazine for young women ages 15-27 that is distributed nationally throughout Catholic colleges, high schools, churches and special events. It covers modern culture and traditional topics on health, beauty, love, style, theology and difficult life circumstances. 

In these turbulent times, there is one thing that remains strong and true, our faith, and our goal is to empower, inspire and encourage our peers to live it out each day with their thoughts, words and actions and let them know their decisions affect themselves, society and the course of history."

Radiant Magazine

Pope Stressing Complementarity of Man and Woman

 

Pope Stressing Complementarity of Man and Woman

Nuns Walk Out of S.F. Catholic High School

 The nuns at Marin Catholic High in Kentfield walked out their classes in protest over gay non-profit sponsoring anti-bullying Day of Silence. Photo: Andrew Ross, San Francisco Chronicle

"These holy sisters are from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist (based in Ann Arbor, MI). How beautiful are the brides of Christ ... but don't cross them ... they are Militants to defend their Divine Spouse."
 Marin nuns walk out of school to protest gay-rights group

Attacks Against Archbishop Cordileone Fall Flat

Ad Against SF Archbishop

Attacks Against Archbishop Cordileone Fall Flat - Crisis Magazine

Practicing Recollection

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 “Let it be done to me according to your word.”

Practicing Recollection Throughout the Day
by Connie Rossini

Lessons from a Monastery: Poverty

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 "We each have to ask ourselves, ‘what am I called to do,’ ‘how am I called to give and embrace poverty in my own life.’ For each of us the answer will vary but the goal is always the same—a simplified, purified, and self sacrificial life aiding those in need and serving Jesus Christ in our neighbors."

 Lessons from a Monastery: Poverty

Pope Francis to Visit Cuba

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 Pope Francis Will Visit Cuba Prior to US

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Guns in Church? Controversy Between Ann Arbor Parish and Diocese of Lansing, Michigan

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Ann Arbor Catholic priest tells parishioners to pack heat

Standing With Christ


Standing With Christ
by Mark Mallett

Bishop says Rosary Will Bring Down Boko Haram

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“Towards the end of last year I was in my chapel before the Blessed Sacrament… praying the rosary, and then suddenly the Lord appeared,” Bishop Dashe told EWTN News April 18.
In the vision, the prelate said, Jesus didn’t say anything at first, but extended a sword toward him, and he in turn reached out for it.
“As soon as I received the sword, it turned into a rosary,” the bishop said, adding that Jesus then told him three times: “Boko Haram is gone.”
“I didn’t need any prophet to give me the explanation,” he said. “It was clear that with the rosary we would be able to expel Boko Haram.”

 After vision of Christ, Nigerian bishop says rosary will bring down Boko Haram

By Alan Holdren

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Few Lessons from the Life of St. Bernadette

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 "There are many things to learn from the life of this great saint, but today we will focus on these examples: child-like wonder and obedience, trust, and perseverance."
A Few Lessons from the Life of St. Bernadette

Pope Francis on Doomed Migrants

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 "Pope Francis led a moment of prayerful silence on Sunday for the hundreds of migrants killed off the coast of Lampedusa, saying they were like us in their search for happiness."
 Pope: Doomed migrants were looking for happiness

Understanding the Scriptures: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday of Easter



 Bible Open Glasses

Understanding the Scriptures: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday of Easter | St. Paul Center For Biblical Theology