How Beautiful…

I will not abandon the Fulness of Truth just because somebody doesn’t live according to the truth that I love…

Christ did not abandon me. I will not abandon Him.

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My Three Reasons To Be Catholic

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When someone asks me why I am Catholic, I tell them, “I am Catholic for three reasons…

1 – Eucharist

2 – Eucharist

3 – Eucharist

And for extra measure…

“Everything else revolves around that…”

If a Catholic understands what the Eucharist is, they will never leave.

If a lapsed Catholic figures out what the Eucharist is, they will return home.

If a non-Catholic understood what the Eucharist is, they would not stay away… 

BK

 

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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

 

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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Five Biblical Lists of Mortal Sins

One of the great deceptions of our time is that serious sin is only a remote possibility for most people
We must be more serious and mature
Simply listing mortal sins is not sufficient
Nevertheless, the Lord, in love, wants to warn us urgently of the sins that exclude us from Heaven
Rather than continue with a lot of commentary, I’d like to post five biblical lists
  • Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were (1 Cor 6:9-10). (List #1)

Finally, here is a general warning from the Lord:

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The Cross

Some people blame the Romans for the crucifixion. Some people blame the Jews. Some people blame the Sanhedrin. 

Some people probably blame bad timing or bad luck, or prejudice.

In one sense, they are right – but only partially so. The blame includes all  of those people, but placing the blame on one or all of those groups misses a spot.

Me.

And you.

Jesus could have avoided all of the Sorrowful Mysteries of The Rosary any time He wanted to. But He chose not to. 

Why?

Love.

He loves each and every one of us enough to suffer, die and rise again in order to reconnect us to The Father. And He did it in such a way that I cannot miss His intention.

And neither can you, if you are willing to open your eyes and see, open your ears and hear.

We have no way, no hope of salvation unless we allow Him to carry us across the chasm that exists between us and God The Father.

And that is what He was doing…

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BK

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Can A Catholic Be A Mason?

Short answer: No.

Here’s why…

What are the roots of Freemasonry? What are its evils, and why has the Church condemned it since its inception in the 18th Century? Listen as Dr. Miravalle discusses this in order to lay a foundation for understanding St. Maximilian’s mission.To ask questions regarding Mary, email Dr Mark Miravalle: marycast@airmaria.com Ave Maria!

 

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12 Early Church Quotes That Will Challenge Protestants

12 Early Church Quotes That Will Challenge Protestants

Here are 12 quotes from the Early Church that leave Protestants grasping at straws to explain them away. Read all 12. These are not obscure men or obscure writings. They are saints who are firmly within the mainstream of Christian history. Another 12 quotes could have been selected just as well. If a Protestant disagrees, he must ask himself, how were these guys all so clueless and why did later generations of Christians revere them so much? There must be Christian writers from the same period who were “in the right” about these topics, so can you find them?

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Why the Rosary is Not “Vain Repetition”

The aim of the Rosary

Protestants sometimes charge Catholics with “vain repetition”

So what is “vain repetition?”

That’s what Jesus means in the second half of Matthew 6:7

The Rosary is not an emptying out but a filling up

This Eastern form of meditation is actually not only vain, but spiritually dangerous

The Rosary is powerful and transformative 

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Breath In Me…

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Fr. Chad Ripperger at St. Mary of Pine Bluff, WI speaks on the “Levels of Spiritual Warfare”

This is well worth the time to listen…

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The Best Therapy

It’s never the wrong time to get physical, vocal and spiritual…

 

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Statement Of The Unashamed – Immaculata Patroness

Gettin’ there…

 

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I Didn’t Tell Everybody You Were Stupid

You have probably seen some form of this before but, in case you haven’t, I thought I would go ahead and show it to you and comment and expand on it a bit.

This is one of those sentences the can mean a lot of different things depending on where you put the emphasis. In fact, it’s pretty difficult to guess what the author is thinking just by reading the words. Let’s check some of the possibilities…

I didn’t tell everybody you were stupid.

BUT SOMEBODY ELSE MAY HAVE

I DIDN’T tell everybody you were stupid. 

COMPLETE DENIAL

I didn’t TELL everybody you were stupid.

BUT I LET THEM KNOW IN OTHER WAYS

I didn’t tell EVERYBODY you were stupid.

BUT I TOLD SOMEONE 

I didn’t tell everybody YOU were stupid.

BUT I TOLD EVERYBODY THAT  SOMEBODY WAS STUPID

I didn’t tell everybody you WERE stupid.

BUT I TOLD EVERYBODY THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY STUPID

I didn’t tell everybody you were STUPID.

BUT I TOLD EVERYBODY THAT YOU WERE SOMETHING OTHER THAN STUPID

See that? Those words put together in that sentence can mean a lot of different things. It just depends on how you say them. But to the author they mean just one of those things. Can you guess which one he meant? Not without asking the source. 

Then, there is the question of context. If the sentence is all by itself with nothing around it, you may break it down within itself. For instance…

I didn’t.

I DIDN’T WHAT?

Tell everybody.

TELL EVERYBODY WHAT?

You.

WHAT ABOUT ME?

You were.

I WAS WHAT?

You were stupid.

WHEN WAS I STUPID AND WHAT WAS I STUPID ABOUT?

So we can see that context is also important in determining the meaning of sentences and statements. 

…you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church.

YOU are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church.

YOU! I’M TALKING TO YOU!

you ARE Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church.

THIS IS WHO YOU ARE NOW!

you are PETER, and upon this rock I will build my church.

I JUST CHANGED YOUR NAME TO ROCK!

you are Peter, AND upon this rock I will build my church.

ADDITIONALLY

you are Peter, and UPON this rock I will build my church.

IT’S ALL ON YOU

you are Peter, and upon THIS rock I will build my church.

THIS SPECIFIC ROCK – YOU!

you are Peter, and upon this ROCK I will build my church.

THE FOUNDATION

you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church.

JESUS

you are Peter, and upon this rock I WILL build my church.

ABSOLUTELY, WITHOUT FAIL

you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church.

CONSTRUCT

you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build MY church.

JESUS’

you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my CHURCH.

CHURCH

It seems pretty clear. But some say that Jesus was referring to Peter’s faith as the rock upon which He would build His church, and this could be argued except for the context in which it is said…

(Mt 16:17 – 19)  17 Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.   18  And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail agains it. 19 I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Some will argue that the Greek “Petra” is little rock and “Petros” is big rock. That’s true. However, Jesus spoke Aramaic, and the word for rock is “Kepha”, which Jesus used. 

Again, if you want to correctly understand the meaning of scripture, you really have to go back to the author, or to the person or persons to whom the author clearly explained His meaning. This has been the teaching since apostolic times and, within the Catholic Church, it hasn’t changed since that time. Nor will it ever.

Anyway, just some thoughts…

BK

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New Page: Apologetics PDFs

Here’s a link to some Apologetics Packed PDFs! Great information in here! 

https://thecatholicme.wordpress.com/apologetics-in-pdf-format/

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Questions For Bible Christians

Catholics are often asked “where is ______ in the Bible?”. If you would like to ask a few questions of them, here’s a good place to start…

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Where is that in the Bible?

Have you ever been asked, “Why do Catholics…. Where is that in the Bible?” Here’s a Bible Cheat Sheet, in PDF format, listing doctrines and where they can be found in Sacred Scripture. – (Dr. Taylor Marshall’s Apologetics Bible Sheet)

And, as a special bonus, if you read this post right now, you can also download “The Mass In Scripture”! This document takes you through the Mass, step by step, and provides biblical references for each prayer and action from greeting through dismissal. (From the Against The Heresies Facebook page)

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The Mass In Scripture By Against The Heresies

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Saints

Some folks mistake the Catholic practice of praying to the saints as “dead people worship“.  They believe that Catholics treat “dead people” as gods, and that we put other gods before the One, True God. They say that God is a jealous god.

Catholics, of course, do no such thing. There is a huge difference between veneration and worship. There is a difference between asking intercession and worship.

Are we not all God’s children? Is He not our Father?

If you have children here on Earth, how does it make you feel when your child achieves something great? What do you experience when someone gives praise, recognition and honor to your child for a job well done? What is the greatest thing we, as humans, can achieve? Is it not sainthood?

God is, indeed, a jealous god, but He is also a very proud parent…

BK

 

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