When Someone Gives You A Hard Time Because Of Your Faith…

“If the world hates you, know that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin; but as it is they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me also hates my Father. If I had not done works among them that no one else ever did, they would not have sin; but as it is, they have seen and hated both me and my Father. But in order that the word written in their law might be fulfilled, ‘They hated me without cause.’ ” (Jn 15:18 – 25)

If the world hates you for being faithful, you are doing something right…

BK

 

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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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24/7 Live Eucharistic Adoration Streams

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

24 Hour Adoration

Try playing one of the music videos at the same time as the Adoration video, viewing one of the top two (adoration) full screen…

 

 

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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Dear Pro-Life friends: what have you *personally* done to support lower income single mothers? I’ll wait:

These are not the responses she was looking for…

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This Is Why We Respond With An “Amen”

It’s also one simple reason why only Catholics, and only those who are in the state of grace, should receive Holy Communion. There are a lot more…

1 Cor 11:27 – 30

27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.

… for example, but this may be the easiest to get across. 

To receive the Eucharist implies complete belief in the Teachings of the Catholic Church. A non-Catholic cannot do that and remain non-Catholic and, therefore, should not receive… 

What “Amen” Means When Receiving Holy Communion: The word “amen” is actually quite significant, and even more so when declared in response to the minister’s words when presenting the host. It’s not just the final word in a prayer, it has a meaning.

“Amen” is derived from Latin, which was derived from Greek, Which was derived from Aramaic, which may have been derived from Hebrew. Essentially, it is an affirmation of the truth in something preceding it, or it can be a heads up that what you are about to say is the truth (Amen, amen, I say to you…”). It is a declaration of something that is true or something you whole heartedly agree with.

When you say “Amen”, you are declaring your emphatic agreement with something. In this case, you are agreeing with the teachings of the Catholic Church; not only in respect to the Eucharist, but to all of the teachings of the Church, and that you also strive to live your life like you mean it. And you are testifying that, to the best of your knowledge, there are no impediments to you properly partaking of the Eucharist. In short, that you are in full communion with the Church.

Said another way, to quote Fr. Larry Richards, you are saying “I would stake my life on what you just said.”

And , indeed, you are. One way or another.

BK

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Father Bill Casey Lukewarm Catholicism Scourge Upon the Church

Wow…

That’s all I’m going to say.

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Divine Mercy Novena, Day 9 – From Roaming Catholics

Divine Mercy Novena Day 9

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Divine Mercy – Available To EVERYONE

This coming Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday…

St. Faustina, pray for us…

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Divine Mercy Novena, Day 8 – From Roaming Catholics

Divine Mercy Novena Day 8

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Divine Mercy Novena, Day 7 – From Roaming Catholics

Divine Mercy Novena Day 7

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Why Do We Make The Sign Of The Cross?

This is why…

“The most basic Christian gesture in prayer is and always will be the sign of the cross. It is a way of confessing Christ crucified with one’s very body … To seal oneself with the sign of the cross is a visible and public Yes to him who suffered for us; to him who in the body has made God’s love visible, even to the utmost; to the God who reigns not by destruction but by the humility of suffering and love, which is stronger than all the power of the world and wiser than all the calculating intelligence of men. The sign of the cross is a confession of faith: I believe in him who suffered for me and rose again; in him who has transformed the sign of shame into a sign of hope and of the love of God that is present with us. The confession of faith is a confession of hope: I believe in him who in his weakness is the Almighty; in him who can and will save me even in apparent absence and impotence. By signing ourselves with the cross, we place ourselves under the protection of the cross, hold it in front of us like a shield that will guard us in all the distress of daily life and give us the courage to go on. We accept it as a signpost that we follow … The cross shows us the road of life — the imitation of Christ. . .Whenever we make the sign of the cross, we accept our Baptism anew; Christ from the cross draws us, so to speak, to himself. . .We make the sign of the cross on ourselves and thus enter the power of the blessing of Jesus Christ. We make the sign over people to whom we wish a blessing … Through the cross, we can become sources of blessing for one another.”
Pope Benedict XVI

How many of us shy away from signing ourselves in public? I certainly used to.

It was a hard “habit” to break – refraining from doing it, I mean. I started out slow, kind of moving my hand up-down-across sloppily when I didn’t think anybody could see exactly what I was doing. After a few weeks, I became less “clandestine” about what I was doing. And finally, I just did it. I, pretty much, threw caution to the wind. 

Nowa days, If I pass an accident, I make the sign of the cross and say a prayer. If I hear that someone has been injured or died, I make the sign of the cross and say a prayer. If I’m in a restaurant, I make the sign of the cross and say grace. If I’m walking the dog and praying a Rosary, Chaplet or any other prayer, I make the sign of the cross at the appropriate times. 

So far, I haven’t had anyone “cross” me off their list of friends for doing it (pun intended). I will let you know if I ever do. 

That’s not to say that I am perfect at it. I’m not. I  sometimes (often, sadly) forget to do it when I drive by a church or hospital. I need to get better at that. And I’m sure that there are lots of opportunities I miss or pass up. 

But I am getting a lot better at it.

And I’ll bet you can, too. Give it a shot, and when you do, think about what Pope Benedict XVI had to say about it. It may make it a bit easier for you to take the plunge. (I was going to say “cross the bridge”, but I figured one bad attempt at humor was enough.)

God Bless…

BK

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Divine Mercy Novena, Day 6 – From Roaming Catholics

Divine Mercy Novena 6

 

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Divine Mercy Novena, Day 5 – From Roaming Catholics

Divine Mercy Novena 5

 

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Divine Mercy Novena, Day 4 – From Roaming Catholics

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Divine Mercy Novena, Day 3 – From Roaming Catholics

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Divine Mercy Novena, Day 2 – From Roaming Catholics

 

Divine Mercy Novena 2

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