Sign Petition Against Posting of Videos Instructing How To Desecrate The Holy Eucharist!

911 alert. Please all Catholics go to America Needs Fatima website and sign petition against posting of UTube videos which show and instruct in the desecration of our Sacred Host which is the True Body, Blood ,Soul and Divinity of our Beloved Savior and Lord Jesus Christ!

Click here to sign the petition

H/T Judy Keating

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Live Video Feed From The Grotto At Lourdes

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24/7 Live Eucharistic Adoration Streams

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

24 Hour Adoration

 

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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.

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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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COMING HOME! My Conversion Story Into Catholicism (From an Ex-Protestant)

She hates Catholicism. It’s completely wrong. It’s not Christian. Its pagan.

And she’s being accepted into the Church this Easter…

The FULL story with all the details of why I’m converting to become Catholic! This was a process of years and years that involved a lot of positive interactions with Catholics and TONS of reading of the Church Fathers and learning what the Early Church was actually like.

 

Sometimes the truth is hard to embrace…

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WHY I’M BECOMING CATHOLIC (From an Ex-Protestant)

Been expecting this! She is an amazing young woman who found herself inching toward the Catholic Church for some time – just because she was searching for truth, not expecting to find what she found. And truth is what led her home…

I HATED Catholicism growing up. But now I’m in RCIA and coming into the Church at Easter. – Lizziesanswers

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BreakPoint: Uju Ekeocha and the Battle for Life in Africa

Uju Ekeocha is a hero of Africa, a hero of the Pro-Life movement and a hero of mine. She has an amazing story and is fearless in the face of Pro-Death forces around the world. 

She is awesome.

The Danish feminist admitted that she was “a bit provoked” by Uju’s claim that Western countries are once again engaging in colonialism. In her view, she announced, African women should be able to decide for themselves what to do with their bodies, including how many babies they want, and whether to have abortions.

Uju was quick to respond.

“Culturally, most of the African communities actually believe, by tradition, by their cultural standards, that abortion is a direct attack on human life,” she explained. “So for anybody to be able to convince any woman in Africa that abortion . . . can be a good thing, you first of all have to tell her that what her parents and her grandparents and her ancestors taught her is actually wrong.

“And that, Madame, is colonialism.”

Read the rest of the article here…

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Mine…

They may just be ashes, but Fr. Mike points out that what they represent goes far beyond mere dust of the earth. With a simple cross on the forehead, we are recognizing that we are far from perfect, but that God loves and redeems us—not despite our brokenness, but in the midst of it. If you want to start off your Lent with a reminder of Ash Wednesday’s deeper meaning, listen to Fr. Mike’s heartfelt words in this video.

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day – And, By The Way, It’s Also Ash Wednesday

Lent is a time for atonement:   

AT – ONE – MENT:  Time to work toward becoming ONE IN JESUS

A lot of us are conflicted by the fact that Ash Wednesday – a day of fasting and abstaining  – falls on Valentine’s Day – a day for love and joy – this year. 

Actually, it’s appropriate that the two days coincide. This is the day that St. Valentine was martyred via beheading. He did so out of Love for Jesus Christ. 

Additionally, Ash Wednesday begins the run-up to the greatest act of Love in the history of the universe.

What could be more appropriate?

BK

St. Valentine was a 3rd century Roman priest who witnessed to his faith in Christ by fasting and the gift of his life. A great AshWednesday saint! This German woodcut is from 1470. The script reads, “Saint Valentine, pray for us to God.” – 

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Motivation to Go to Catholic Mass

One of the bare minimums of being Catholic…

You may have heard priests or devout Catholics say something like, “If only people knew what was happening at Mass, they’d be more willing to go.” That may be true, but in this video, Fr. Mike also gets to the more practical—and painfully direct—heart of the matter. He points out that the heart of worship is sacrifice, and ultimately it’s not about how engaged or entertained we are. Mass isn’t about us; it’s about God and what he asks of us.

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A Quick Guide To Lent

So, what’s Lent and what are all of the “special” days?

This should help…

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Signs of Our Time – Archbishop Fulton Sheen

He could be talking today…

You cannot drive out the Devil with Beelzebub

Originally broadcast in 1954. How are we in today’s time?

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Hell Is For Real

Why is there a Hell? Why does God send people there? How do we know that He doesn’t send people there?

Free will.

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Millennials

“As a demographic cohort, “Millennials” are the last generation to have been born in the twentieth century. By conventional assessment, they are agile with technology, shaped by social media, self-absorbed, fixed in the moment and ignorant of history, morally immature and unaware that they have been shortchanged by inadequate and polemical educators. They are as vulnerable as Shakespeare’s “wealthy curlèd darlings of our nation.” Their lack of reason and their subservience to political correctness, can be astonishing.

“But these are generalizations, and one can be just as astonished by the integrity and spiritual vigor of many who are lumped together with their superficial contemporaries.”  –  Regina Magazine

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What About The Orans Posture During The Our Father At Mass?

You’re at Mass, and the Lord’s Prayer is coming up. You fold your hands in the “prayer” position. Everybody else follows the actions of the presiding priest and holds their arms and hands extended and open (the Orans posture).

You are doing it right…

It’s kind of a bugaboo to me parish that congregations are not informed as to the proper way to  act during this part of the Mass. I didn’t know it, either, until several years ago when somebody pointed me to this Church document:

In the document, Instruction On Certain Questions Regarding the Collaboration of the Non-Ordained Faithful in the Sacred Ministry of Priests, put out by the Vatican on August 15, 1997, we read,

“In Eucharistic celebrations deacons and non-ordained members of the faithful may not pronounce prayers — e.g. especially the Eucharistic prayer, with its concluding doxology — or any other parts of the liturgy reserved to the celebrant priest. Neither may deacons or non-ordained members of the faithful use gestures or actions which are proper to the same priest celebrant. It is a grave abuse for any member of the non-ordained faithful to “quasi preside” at the Mass while leaving only that minimal participation to the priest which is necessary to secure validity” (ICP Practical Provisions 6 §2).

Additionally, holding hands at this time is also not permitted. Neither is the mouthing of the words of consecration.

Read why at Catholic365.com

I am not pontificating, here, I have a lot to learn and I hope to keep learning until I die. This is just one of the things that I have learned and want to pass it on to anyone who also wants to “do it right”…

BK

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The Feast Of The Presentation

Lk 2:34 and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted”

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Prayerful Typology

The New Testament is hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is revealed in the New.

To try to understand Holy Scripture without understanding the Old Testament is a fool’s errand. The Hebrew Scriptures are necessary – if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be part of the cannon of the Bible.

And that goes both ways, by the way. Proper understanding of the Old Testament requires the New Testament. They go hand in hand. You can’t know one without the other. It is only in the New Testament that the Old Testament suddenly becomes clear.

The New Testament completes the Old Testament. Catholicism completes Judaism.

Typology…

BK

Adam & Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden.
Jesus obeyed God in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Dear Lord, help us to stay obedient to your will.

God breathed life into Adam and gave him an immortal soul.
Jesus breathed on the Apostles and told them to receive the Holy Spirit.
Dear Lord, Let us never forget that you gave us life, and only You can determine the length of it.

After God put Adam in a deep sleep he took a rib form his side, which became his bride, Eve.
Jesus’ side was opened with a lance when His bride the church sprang into being.
Dear Lord, never allow us to separate from you, our groom.

Abel one of the first children of Adam and Eve was the first Shepherd. He was killed by his brother Cain.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd; he was killed by us His brothers and sisters.
Dear Lord, help us to be always mindful of your ultimate sacrifice.

One of the first questions man asked God was, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
Jesus answered that question when he said we should feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, visit the prisoner, and give drink to the thirsty, visit the sick. Help the least of his people.
Dear Lord, Help us to lovingly help the least of Your people.

Melchizedek, the King of Salem (peace) presented Abraham with bread and wine.
Jesus, the true King of Peace gives us His body and blood in the appearance of bread and wine when we take the Eucharist.
Dear Lord, let us always remember that You are our true King.

When the world was wicked and prideful Man tried to build a tower to heaven.
God confused them by giving them with different languages.
When the Church was born, and the Apostles submitted to God on Pentecost, the language barrier was removed, so they could spread the Gospel to all mankind.
Dear Lord, keep us humble when we are living our day to day lives.

Moses received the Ten Commandments on a mountain. Jesus gave us the beatitudes and the golden rule at the Sermon on the Mount.
Dear Lord, help us to stay obedient to your commandments.

The first ones to recognize Jesus as God were the three Magi. They were looking for the new king of the Jews to replace Herod. They gave gold to the baby Jesus to acknowledge his kingship, frankincense, which is used for God alone, and myrrh for burial.
Samuel went to Bethlehem to find the new king of the Jews, David, he was to replace Saul.
Dear Lord, help us to recognize our separated brothers.

King David wept on the Mountain of Olives:
Jesus wept on that same Mountain.
Dear Lord, Help us to remember that you are with us in time of troubles.

King David danced before the Ark of the Covenant which contained God’s words, the Ten Commandments.
St. John the Baptist leapt with joy in his mother’s womb when they were before The Blessed Virgin Mary, the new Ark of the Covenant which contains the word made flesh.
Dear Lord, Help us to be Joyful especially when we receive the Eucharist.

God told Noah that he would use water to wash away the sinful world.
Jesus instructed us all to be baptized, to wash us free from original sin. After the flood God used a dove to inform Noah that sins were washed away. When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan to demonstrate what God wanted all Christians to undergo, a dove acknowledged that he is the Son of God.
Dear Lord, Help us to always live by our baptismal promise.

Abraham had his son Isaac carry wood up a hill to sacrifice him before God.
God Stopped Abraham, saying that he would provide the lamb. Jesus himself carried wood up a hill to be sacrificed by God His Father.
Dear Lord, Never let us forget that Your love is so great you sacrificed Your only Son for us.

During Passover meal we were to use a pure unblemished lamb. Jesus was pure without blemish. He is the ultimate Passover lamb.
Dear Lord, help us to try and live unblemished lives.

After Moses received the word of God on Mt. Sinai, his face was radiant.
When Jesus, who is the word made flesh, was at Mt. Tabor, he was transfigured and His whole body was radiant.
Dear Lord, let others see your radiant love shine forth in us.

– Deacon Michael Hopper, OFS

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