Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year’s Resolutions, Confession, and the Mother of God

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New Year’s Resolutions, Confession, and the Mother of God

Remembering Who We Are



Remembering Who We Are

by Mark Mallett

Grateful...

Fr. John Paul Homily 12/31/15


Father John Paul's Homily on EWTN 12/31/15. The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas.
Gospel and Homily begins at 4:40 on video."The Incarnation of the Eternal Word"

Happy, Holy New Year



Wishing ALL you who visit this blog a Happy, Holy New Year. 

You bring me great joy.

 May you always know how truly blessed you are!

What Do Saints Fear?

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What Do Saints Fear?
Msgr. Charles Pope

Apocalyptic Altar | The Vortex



Apocalyptic Altar | The Vortex

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Theophilus, "Lover of God": Who Was He?



Theophilus, “Lover of God”: Who Was He?
by Kathy Shiffer

More Catholics Are Embracing Tradition and Resisting the Establishment Church

More Catholics Are Embracing Tradition and Resisting the Establishment Church

More Catholics Are Embracing Tradition and Resisting the Establishment Church

Nuns, Guns, and the Wild West

Wild West Ghost Town. Credit Tommy Clark via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) with Sister Blandina, Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

Nuns, guns and the Wild West: the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

Women Sue Montana Over Anti-Catholic Blaine Amendment

Women Sue Montana Over Anti-Catholic Blaine Amendment

Women Sue Montana Over Anti-Catholic Blaine Amendment

ChurchMilitant.com


Our Lady of Fatima | The Vortex



Our Lady of Fatima | The Vortex

How to Belong to God's Holy Family

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How to Belong to God's Holy Family

Our Father's Mercy



God our Father has seen fit to grant us, in the heart of His Son, 'infinite treasures of love,' mercy and affection. If we want to find evidence that God loves us -- that He not only listens to our prayers but anticipates them -- we need only follow the same line of thought as St Paul: 'He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will He not also give us all things in Him?' [Romans 8:32].

~ Saint Josemari­a Escriva

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Slaughter of the Innocents Today

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The Slaughter of the Innocents Today

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

The Temple of Your Body

 

The Temple of Your Body
by Cheryl Dickow

Pumping Sewage Into Our Homes


You, yes YOU are the Temple of God. Your body, your mind, your heart, your soul..are a temple in which God will reside and rule if you allow Him to do so.  Please be careful about what you permit to enter this Temple of God.  Don't allow the 'smoke of satan' in the Temple of God.  Guard your body, mind, heart and soul. Raunchy reality tv shows CAN do real harm, Satan uses them to infiltrate God's Temple.  Remember and remind others....Keep the Temple of God shiny, clean, and pure...no 'smoke' (or sewage) allowed. Listen to Fr. Rick!



Pumping Sewage Into Our Homes

Fr. Richard Heilman

The Last Days of December

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The Last Days of December

Our Chapel | The Vortex



Our Chapel | The Vortex

Shelter Jesus in Your Heart



Jesus was born in a cave in Bethlehem because, Sacred Scripture tells us, ``there was no room for them in the inn.'' I am not departing from theological truth when I say that Jesus is still looking for shelter in your heart. ... Jesus is still looking for a resting‑place in our heart. We have to ask him to forgive our personal blindness and ingratitude. We must ask him to give us the grace never to close the door of our soul on him again. ~ St. Josemaria Escriva

Seek Refuge in Mary



“Seek refuge in Mary, because she is the city of refuge.."

Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters in Steyl


Roman Catholic Holy Spirit Adoration

Pink Sisters Mark 100 Years of Non-stop Prayer, seek 100 More

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Wondering if I'm too old to join?...http://adorationsisters.org/ 
I can think of no better way to spend the rest of my life!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Eight Ways to Become a Holy Family

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Eight Ways to Become a Holy Family

The Perfection of the Human Family reflected in the Holy Family



Agape Catholic Bible Study

The Feast of the Holy Family (Cycle C)

The Theme of the Readings:
 The Perfection of the Human Family reflected in the Holy Family

Truth Decay



We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
 (Nicene Creed)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

God is in Love With Us

His Love Will Make You Better



"Place not your trust in God because of your merits! He loves you despite of your unworthiness. It is His love that will make you better rather than your betterment that will make Him love you. Often during the day say, 'God loves me, He is on my side, by my side.' Believe firmly that God's action toward you is a masterpiece of partiality and love. Give God a chance to love you, to show You His will, to train you in His affection. Rejoice! I say again rejoice, 'Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.' " 
 ~ Ven. Fulton J. Sheen

The Effrontery of Hope - Crisis Magazine

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The Effrontery of Hope - Crisis Magazine

Men of Good Will | The Vortex

OUR LADY OF FATIMA WITH DOVE

Men of Good Will | The Vortex

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Good News / Bad News | The Vortex



Good News / Bad News | The Vortex

Christmas Eve Fast

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Traditional Catholics Pray, Fast And Abstain On Christmas Eve

I didn't know about a Traditional Catholic Christmas Eve fast.  But I'm now in the second week of fasting twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so this will be perfect!  Christ is always preparing us!

My Christmas Gift to Jesus

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My Christmas Gift to Jesus

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

In the Trenches with Fr. Rick Heilman



In the Trenches with Fr. Rick Heilman

The Anomaly of Being an Anti-Drifter | Word on Fire



The Anomaly of Being an Anti-Drifter | Word on Fire

Jared Zimmerer

Little Drummer Boy and the Parable of the Talents

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Little Drummer Boy and the Parable of the Talents

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Keep Christ at the Center of Your Christmas

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My Christmas wish for you....May Christ Guard Your Heart, Soul and Mind..and may you always, ALWAYS....

Keep Christ at the Center of Your Christmas

The Virgin Mary and Shadows

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The Virgin Mary and Shadows
Margaret Realy, Obl. OSB

Prophetic Sign Rises in the Heavens

Very interesting article (recommended by Fr. Richard Heilman), about signs coming in the sky that correspond to Revelation 12. These signs will begin November 2016 (Presidential election month in U.S.!), and extend over 9 months in 2017.


 Apocalypse Now? Another Great Sign Rises in the Heavens
Patrick Archbold

Mary, Did You Know? | The Vortex



Mary, Did You Know? | The Vortex

Fulton Sheen on Bethlehem and Christmas





Bethlehem

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

 
The little town of Bethlehem is taken from two Hebrew words which mean "House of Bread." He Who called Himself "the Living Bread descended from Heaven" was born in the "House of Bread" and was laid in the place of food, the manger. The first temptation Christ had in the beginning of His public life was to become a bread King, and to win men by supplying them with food. On one occasion when they attempted to make Him King after multiplying the bread, He fled into the mountains. Rome once rang with the cry: "Bread and circuses." But the Bread that was brought at Bethlehem was an entirely different kind: "Not by bread alone does man live."
 
The body has its bread. Shall not the soul have its food too? Those who have nourished themselves solely on the bread of the stomach and ignored the Bread of the soul have cried out with some of the bitter disappointment of the Lord Chesterfield: "I have seen the silly rounds of business and pleasure, and have done with them all. I have enjoyed all the pleasures of the world and consequently know their futility, and do not regret their loss. Their real value is very low; but those who have not experienced them always over-rate them. For myself, I by no means desire to repeat the nauseous dose."

Christmas
 
We say a person has a "sense of humor" if he can "see through things"... God made the world with a "sense of humor," in the sense that we were to see Him through His creation: to see His Power in the mountains, His Beauty in the sunset, His Wisdom in a snowflake, His Love in the human heart. Poets have inherited this sense of humor for, like Thompson, they can look at the sun and see in it the Host that is raised in Benediction over the world, and at night set in the Flaming Monstrance of the west. Saints must have a sense of humor, so as to be able to see a resurrection through the trials and sorrows of life.
 
Man loses his sense of humor through sin. He begins to take money seriously, flesh seriously, business seriously, food seriously. These have no other purpose than just to satisfy him. Now Christmas Day was the restoration of humor, and those who displayed it most were the shepherds and the wise men. They came to this little Babe and "saw through Him" - God Himself. His Flesh was the Sacrament of His Divinity. When the Babe grew, He taught parables in or with a sense of Divine Humor. Salt and camels, sheep and goats, patches on old clothing, wine in old bottles, businessmen, traders, were not to be taken seriously. All were telltale of something else.

Christmas then is a romance and a joy only to those who have a sense of humor, whose vision is not opaque when they look at a Babe, but can see through Him all the problems of life answered in the vision of God Who appeared as a Man. They who pass through this life with that sense of humor, which is faith, will one day be rewarded by the one thing that will make heaven Heaven - His Smile.
 
- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen