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Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.
May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time.

Amen.

O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

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An Excellent Tour of The Catechism of The Catholic Church

New page on the site.

This is an excellent video series presenting an overview of the Catechism of The Catholic Church. If you have not studied the Catechism (and really, how many of us have?) this is a great way to get an introduction.

Fr. Mahan has provided an introduction for each segment and a description of the topic covered in the section.

If you have any questions on Catholic teaching, this may be a good place to start!

For an online version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, click on the link below.

http://ccc.usccb.org/flipbooks/catechism/index.html#prologue

BK

Dr. Scott Hahn: “Courtship, Engagement and Marriage”

 

Dr. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks about “Courtship, Engagement and Marriage: A Model For the New Evangelization” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio. Dr. Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Why Not Use Contraception? Lots Of Reasons…

Gen 1:28 God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth.”

Gen 17:2 “Between you and me I will establish my covenant, and I will multiply you exceedingly.”

Gen 9:1 God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them: “Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth.

Gen 26:24 The same night the LORD appeared to him and said: “I am the God of your father Abraham. You have no need to fear, since I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.”

Deut 1 7:13 He will love and bless and multiply you; he will bless the fruit of your womb and the produce of your soil, your grain and wine and oil, the issue of your herds and the young of your flocks, in the land which he swore to your fathers he would give you.

God wants souls! And we are obliged to cooperate with Him in the creation of those souls. We don’t create them – God creates them and we cooperate with Him when we are open to life. In fact we are commanded to do so.

When we refuse to cooperate with God’s act of creation, bad things happen. Take the child out of the act and a whole world of pain and misery opens up – divorce, adultery, abortion, disease to name just a few.

Dr. Janet Smith gives a very clear explanation on why the Church prohibits the use of artificial contraceptives.

If you don’t want to go to Minneapolis, what are you doing on the train? – Garrison Keillor 

Parts one and two of the talk…

 

The Bare Minimums Required To Be a Practicing Catholic

Being raised Catholic does not make us practicing Catholics. You can pray a lot. You can say the Rosary every day. You can ask the intercession of the Saints. You can keep the commandments to the best of your ability. You can be a ‘nice person’. You can do all kinds of things that any ‘good Catholic’ would do, but if you aren’t doing these five things, you cannot receive The Eucharist.

So, what makes a Catholic a practicing Catholic? What is the bare minimum we must do to be able to receive Holy Communion?

Fr. Mike tells us exactly what we have to do, and it’s not that difficult.

It may be difficult to tell a non-practicing Catholic that he or she can’t receive ​C​ommunion, but—as Fr. Mike Schmitz proves in this video—in the big picture​, ​​you would actually be helping the person. While telling an awe-inspiring story about a seminarian, Fr. Mike lays out what it means to be a practicing Catholic and shows how the requirements can transform ​a person’s life.

BREAKING NEWS: The Orthodox Church of Puerto Rico enters into communion with the Catholic Church.

Holy Synergy

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“This news comes from Puerto Rico:
June 10, 2017 the Pan Orthodox of St. Spyridon in Trujillo Alto, PR community were received into the Catholic Church as a Greco Catholic Byzantine community under the “Omophorion” (jurisdiction) of the Latin Archbishop, Metropolitan Roberto González, O.F.M.


The welcome ceremony was presided over by the Vicar General of the Archdiocese, father Alberto Figueroa Morales on behalf of the Archbishop. The priests and parishioners made the profession of faith and during the liturgy were commemorated the Supreme Pontiff, Francisco and metropolitan Robert.


This makes the community of San Espiridión the first Eastern Catholic in Puerto Rico community. Welcome to the priests and parishioners of San Espiridión to the Catholic Church. They will continue celebrating the Divine Liturgy and sacred mysteries according to the Byzantine tradition. The continuous liturgy in the Church Slavonic language, English and Spanish… following the liturgical calendar Julian (old calendar).


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Some Things Defy Scientific Explanation…

Eucharistic Miracle of Buenos Aires

This short video recounts the story of the amazing Eucharistic Miracle that happened in Argentina in 1996 in the Parish of St. Mary. For many Christians, Holy Communion is a symbolic ritual, but Catholics believe it is in fact His divine body and blood. This sounds absolutely nuts, but it’s a matter of faith.

… And of scientific evidence…

The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano 

The Miracle of Lanciano is officially recognized by the Catholic Church as a true Eucharistic Miracle. It was the first and greatest Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church.

This wondrous Event took place in the 8th century A.D. in the little Church of St. Legontian in Lanciano, Italy, as a divine response to a Basilian monk’s doubt about Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist.

During Holy Mass, after the two-fold consecration, the host was changed into Heart Tissue Flesh and the Wine was changed into Actual Blood, which coagulated into five globules, irregular and differing in shape and size.

 

Eucharistic Miracle of Legnica Poland

(For the scientific tests on the Eucharistic Miracle of Buenos Aires, go to the 12:00 minute point.)

More on the Eucharistic Miracles in Sokolka, Buenos Aires and Lanciano

Interesting take on how they may affect evolutionary theory.

According to Tesoriero, by one of the examining scientist’s own admission, the documented findings should send ripples through the scientific community. 

Zugibe had said: “The heart of the person from which this tissue has come has been injured and has suffered trauma. … This is the sort of injury I see in cases where someone has been beaten severely around the chest. … The sample shows evidence of having come from a living person, not a dead person.” When he learned the source of the sample, and that it had been kept in water for three years, he said there was no way to explain that scientifically. 

Click here to Read the whole story…

 

Could The Son Of God Really Become Present In The Eucharist?

If you believe that God exists; If you believe that He created the universe out of nothing; If you believe that He appeared as a burning bush (Exodus 3:2); If you believe that He appeared as a hand (Daniel 5:5); If you believe that He appeared as a finger (Deut 9:10); If you believe that He became man; If you believe that He appeared as a dove (Mt 3:16, Mark 1:10, Lk 3:22, Jn 1:32); If you believe that He cured the sick; If you believe that He raised the dead; If you believe that He turned water into wine; If you believe that He was crucified, died, buried and He rose again from the dead; If you believe that He appeared as wind and tongues of fire (Acts 2:2-3)… 

Then why is it so hard to believe that he makes Himself present under the appearance of Bread and Wine in the Holy Eucharist?

If I did not believe that Jesus is present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Eucharist, I would have to reevaluate my beliefs about the powers and abilities of God. And THAT would have to mean that God is not the all knowing and all powerful God that I that I thought I knew all my life.

Just something to think about…

BK

 

Who Is Going To Save Our Church? – Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

As Catholics, we cannot just sit back in the pews for an hour on Sunday. We are called to live out our faith each and every day of our lives. And we are called to evangelize the world. And we do thing two by doing thing one…

The Hatred Of Hell

Rev 21:27 “but nothing unclean will enter it, nor any (one) who does abominable things or tells lies. Only those will enter whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

Heb 12:23 and the assembly of the firstborn enrolled in heaven, and God the judge of all, and the spirits of the just made perfect,

God is love. Perfect love. Nothing is more perfect than the love of God. 

Heaven is a place of perfect love and is completely devoid of hate.

Nothing unclean or imperfect will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

This is what real love works to obtain for itself and for the beloved.

 

The Devil is hate. Complete hate. Nothing is more completely hateful than the Devil.

Hell is perfect (not to be confused with the biblical “Perfect Hatred”, which is the hatred of evil) in only one thing – hatred. It is completely devoid of love.

Humans are incapable of complete hatred in our earthly lives. We may really hate someone or something, but we also have the capacity to love greatly. Human hatred is incomplete because the chance to love someone or something exists within us as we live day to day.

You may hate your boss, but love your children.

You may feel love for your spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters and friends. You may love your dog. You may do things that show that love every day. And they may love you just as much.

Now, imagine yourself as a person whose every molecule, every atom, every electron, every proton, every neutron is completely and totally saturated with anger and hatred. Hatred for everyone and everything in the universe. Your parents, your siblings, your children, your friends, your neighbors, your pets and all of nature. And for yourself.

Now multiply those feelings of hatred and anger by infinity.

Now make it permanent. Everlasting. It’s not going away. Ever. You have become hatred and anger itself. It’s no longer just a temporary ‘feeling’, it’s who and what you are.

Now imagine looking into the eyes of your children and seeing that anger and hatred directed at YOU.

That is Hell. Utterly devoid of love. No matter how much you love someone on Earth and how much they love you, if you end up together in Hell all of your capacity for love is gone. You will hate each other, yourselves and everyone and everything else for all eternity. You won’t remember the love you once had – it, and the memory of it, will be erased, completely eradicated.

Even the thought of imperfect love is impossible where only hatred can exist.

This is what real love works to avoid for itself and for the beloved

BK

 

No, Religious People Are Not Illogical

Does logic belong only to atheists? Does ice cream have bones?

 

Click here to read the post from Dr. Scott M. Sullivan…

Why We Need To Pray The St. Michael Prayer

So, what is wrong with contraception, gay marriage, abortion, etc.?

We are created in the image and likeness of God. The image – our physical appearance. The likeness – our nature.

We can do something that the Angels and Devil cannot do. What makes us “like” God is our ability to create life…

The name “Michael” means “Who is like God?”. It’s a question, and the question is posed to Lucifer.

Michael Hichborn has written a great explanation of the war in Heaven (Rev. 12:7-9) as it relates to us here on Earth today. In it, he answers the question, “Who is like God?”.

BK

Read the article here… 

Bp Paprocki's Norms On 'Same-Sex Marriage'

Never try to tell a cannon lawyer how to interpret cannon law…

In the Light of the Law

A few days ago, doubtless in response to pastoral questions he had been receiving from ministers in his local Church, Springfield IL Bp Thomas Paprocki issued diocesan norms regarding ministry toward persons who had entered a ‘same-sex marriage’. These norms, hardly remarkable for what they say, are nevertheless noteworthy for being necessary and for Paprocki’s willingness to state them clearly while knowing what kind vilification he would suffer in their wake.

Predictably New Way’s Ministry attacked Paprocki’s norms using equally predictable language and arguments and by hosting a combox replete with personal attacks on the bishop. All of this is sad, but none of it is newsworthy. Worth underscoring, though, is the glibness with which Robert Shine, an editor at New Ways, attempts to school Paprocki, of all people, on canon law, of all things. A little background.

Paprocki has, besides the master’s degree in theology that Shine claims, a…

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