Sunday, January 31, 2016

Why The Presidential Election Matters, Fr. Marcel Guarnizo

"In order to regain America, we must go back to the foundational idea of America, and for this we may indeed need another great legal mind that understands the fight−precisely because it has been trained for this duty."

"The next president can seal the Supreme Court for years to come with two or three more appointments. When foundational rights are in absolute jeopardy we cannot continue to risk bad appointments as we have seen by even so called conservative presidents."

Why We Need a Great Constitutional Mind in the White House

By Rev. Marcel Guarnizo
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Feast Day St. John Bosco



St. John Bosco

'Catholic Exchange' Saint of the Day

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Happy Feast Day St. John!

John Bosco, founder of the Salesians, is most remembered for his creative ministry to impoverished youth. Through his untiring efforts, ragged and uncouth boys from the streets received schooling, housing, religious instruction, and above all, kindness. Contrary to prevailing practice, he did not believe in punishment to motivate better behavior. He said: "As far as possible avoid punishing….try to gain love before inspiring fear." It was his wish that teachers in his schools should care for their students as if they were their own children.

"There must be not hostility in our minds, no contempt in our eyes, no insult on our lips. We must use mercy for the present and have hope for the future, as is fitting for true parents who are eager for real correction and improvement. In serious matters it is better to beg God humbly than to send forth a flood of words that will only offend the listeners and have no effect on those who are guilty."
—from a letter to a teacher by Saint John Bosco

God's Prophet to the Nations



Agape Catholic Bible Study

January the 31st is the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)

The Theme of this Sunday’s Readings: 

God’s Prophet to the Nations 

(Jer 1:4-5, 17-19; Ps 71:1-6, 15-17; 1 Cor 12:31-13:13; Lk 4:21-30)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

"Defund Planned Parenthood!" (Ted Cruz)



"Donald Trump may talk about being being pro-life despite previously saying he's "very pro-choice." But Ted Cruz, on the other hand, has never wavered and led the fight in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. If you’re ready for a leader who doesn’t just campaign on conservative values, but has spent his entire career defending them, ELECT TED CRUZ!"

Why Everybody Love Bernie...and Donald

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Why Everybody Loves Bernie....and Donald
Fr. Dwight Longenecker

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Is Meditation on Scripture Necessary? How to Pray

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from spiritualdirection.com :

Is Meditation on Scripture Necessary? How to Pray 

St. Gildas the Wise, Saint of the Day

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St. Gildas the Wise

Gildas, surnamed “the Wise,” was born in Scotland around the year 516 to a noble family. He was educated under St. Iltus in Wales and was a companion of St. Samson and St. Peter of Leon. He was drawn to the monastic life and moved to Ireland to pursue such a life. While in Ireland he was …

God Alone Suffices

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God Alone Suffices

“Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied” (John 14:8). God alone suffices, and all we need to possess him is to see him, because in seeing him, we see all his good­ness, as he himself explained to Moses: “I will make all my goodness pass before you” (Ex. 33:19).

Thursday, January 28, 2016

National Catholic Schools Week



What is National Catholic Schools Week?

What is Pope Francis going to say in Mexico about immigration?



What is Pope Francis going to say in Mexico about immigration?

Prayer to the Mother of Mercy



PRAYER BY ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI

 Prayer to the Mother of Mercy

 O Mother of holy love, our life, our refuge, and our hope, thou well knowest that thy Son Jesus Christ, not content with being Himself our perpetual advocate with the Eternal Father, has willed that thou also shouldst interest thyself with Him, in order to obtain the Divine Mercies for us. He has decreed that thy prayers should aid our salvation, and has made them so efficacious that they obtain all that they ask. To thee therefore, who art the hope of the miserable, do I, a wretched sinner, turn my eyes. I trust, O Lady, that in the first place through the merits of Jesus Christ, and then through thine intercession, I shall be saved. Of this I am certain; and my confidence in thee is such that if my eternal salvation were in my own hands I should place it in thine, for I rely more on thy mercy and protection than on all my own works. My Mother and my hope, abandon me not, though I deserve that thou shouldst do so. See my miseries, and, being moved thereby with compassion, help and save me. I own that I have too often closed my heart, by my sins, against the lights and helps that thou hast procured for me from the Lord. But thy compassion for the miserable, and thy power with God, far surpass the number and malice of my sins. It is well known to all, both in Heaven and on earth, that whosoever is protected by thee is certainly saved. All may forget me, provided only that thou dost remember me, O Mother of an omnipotent God. Tell Him that I am thy servant; say only that thou defendest me, and I shall be saved. O Mary, I trust in thee; in this hope I live; in it I desire and hope to die, repeating always, "Jesus is my only hope, and after Jesus the most blessed Virgin Mary." God bless you all!

Rely on Faith, Not on Feelings

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Rely on Faith, Not on Feelings

Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint of the Day

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Saint Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Catholic Vote: NOT. TRUMP.

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Catholic Vote:  NOT. TRUMP.

GOP Targets NH Christians

GOP Targets NH Christians

GOP Targets NH Christians

ChurchMilitant.com

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Fr. Mitch Pacwa Homily on EWTN 1/27/16


The Holy Spirit is Not a Control Freak

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from:  onepeterfive.com

The Holy Spirit is Not a Control Freak

A Godly Parent



"Having children is a matter of nature; but raising them and educating them in the virtues, is a matter of mind and will."
 ~ Saint John Chrysostom "

Your children will always be sufficiently wealthy if they receive from you a good upbringing that is able to order their moral life and behavior. Thus, strive not to make them rich, but rather to make them pious; masters of their passions; rich in virtues. Teach them not to think up illusory needs, reckoning their worth according to worldly standards. Attentively watch their deeds, their acquaintances and their attachments.."
 ~ Saint John Chrysostom

 "Therefore I beg you to take care for the good upbringing of your children. First of all think of the salvation of their souls. God has placed you as the heads and teachers over your families. It is your duty to watch, and to watch continually after the behavior of your children.."

The Church Has Been Right on Divorce All Along - Crisis Magazine

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The Church Has Been Right on Divorce All Along - Crisis Magazine

Gratitude is the Memory of the Heart



Gratitude is the Memory of the Heart

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Catholics for Ted Cruz 2016



Fight for him, who fights for us!

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The Language of Love



A letter to the families about the essence of love, meaning of marriage, beauty of children and the purpose of family planning.

Let Us Begin

The 1950's: Do We Want to Go Back?



The 1950's: Do We Want to Go Back?

Pray for a Modern-day Hero

Producers of Planned Parenthood Exposés Indicted, Face up to 20 Years in Prison

Producers of Planned Parenthood Exposés Indicted, Face up to 20 Years in Prison

Accepting God's Will

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Accepting God's Will

Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Brief History of the Popemobile


A Brief History of the Popemobile

The Word and the Body



Agape Catholic Bible Study

January the 24th is the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)

 The Theme of the Readings: 
The Word and the Body 

(Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Ps 19:8-10, 15; 1 Cor 12:12-30; Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21)

Power in the Cross



Ted Cruz, working pro bono, defended the Mojave Desert Memorial Cross before the Supreme Court in Salazar v. Buono. That battle was won in a 5-4 decision and the cross still stands. Cruz said the federal judge was right about one thing when he ordered the cross be covered and locked.  “The image of the cross has power,” 
Cruz said.
(post by Bruce Murray) in Catholics for Ted Cruz 2016

The Spirit of the Lord



"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.
 Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down,
and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
 He said to them, “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”

I'm Catholic

 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Franciscan University Buses Stuck on Freeway


Here are a few images we've seen on social media of The March for Life pilgrims journeying home in the midst of #JonasBlizzard.

Archdiocese of OmahaFranciscan University of Steubenville and all others stranded, we are praying for you! #iStand4Life


Many Buses Still Stuck on Freeway

Mass celebrated on the freeway.

Pray for all.

Prayers to St. Vincent


Prayers to St. Vincent

St. Vincent of Saragossa, Deacon, first Martyr of Spain

Five Remedies for Pain and Sorrow



Five Remedies for Pain and Sorrow
by Donald DeMarco

Marching for Life, Mother Teresa, and Mrs. Clinton - Crisis Magazine

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Marching for Life, Mother Teresa, and Mrs. Clinton - Crisis Magazine

“Why do you think we haven’t had a woman as president yet?” First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton asked her guest over their lunch at the White House. The little woman sitting at table with Mrs. Clinton did not hesitate in her reply. “Because she has probably been aborted,” said Mother Teresa. …"

Finding Strength in Joy

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Finding Strength in Joy

Friday, January 22, 2016

Nikabrik's Candidate

"How could one of the good guys in this story become corrupt enough to seek help from someone whose greed, brutality, and lust for power were legendary?

Nikabrik's Candidate

"As one wag on Twitter pointed out, “If elected, Donald Trump will be the first US president to own a strip club,” and yet he has the support of Christians who fervently believe that this country needs to clean up its morals." 

Donald Trump Silent on Abortion on 43rd Roe Anniversary, Pro-Lifer Challenges Him to Speak Out



Donald Trump Silent on Abortion on 43rd Roe Anniversary, Pro-Lifer Challenges Him to Speak Out

Striking God’s Anointed One

Pope Francis touches a Virgin Mary statue during a ceremony to mark the end of May at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican May 31, 2013.       REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)

Striking God’s Anointed One

by Mark Mallett

March for Life 2016 LIVE


Watch online Now:

March for Life 2016 EWTN LIVE
Washington, D.C.

Fr. Pavone Pro-Life Message March for Life 2016



This week: we march! As the March for Life 2016 approaches, here's a message from me to the entire pro-life movement. Find our more at priestsforlife.org/marchforlife

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fr. Mitch Pacwa Homily on Memorial of St. Agnes, on EWTN 1/21/16


Fr. Mitch Pacwa Homily on Memorial of St. Agnes. Gospel and Homily begin at 3:27 on video.

Preparing for the Apocalypse - Crisis Magazine

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Preparing for the Apocalypse - Crisis Magazine

(Hopefully, if we elect a good, godly man for President, this will never have to occur!

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"Reigniting the Promise of America"  We need a true, honest and unchanging Conservative with Christian values in the White House.)

St. Agnes - Saint of the Day

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St. Agnes:

 Agnes lived in the fourth century. She was a beautiful young woman and daughter of a wealthy Roman family. She had decided as a young girl that because of her deep love and devotion to God, she would remain an unmarried virgin.  Wanting nothing more than to serve the Lord, she consecrated herself to Him and …

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Kathleen Parker and the Strange 'Heresy' of Ted Cruz

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Kathleen Parker and the Strange 'Heresy' of Ted Cruz 
by Anthony M. Esolen

 Is it too much to ask that journalists and pundits actually know the basics about Christianity?

We the People



Catholics for Ted Cruz 2016

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