Does your kid get a little Saint Box? How much do they love it?? This awesome, excited young man is just too happy to match his Daddy!
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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Response to Pope Francis’s Letter to the People of God
August 20, 2018
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement in response to Pope Francis’s Letter to the People of God, issued earlier today. In his letter addressed to the whole People of God, the Pope calls on the Church to join in acts of prayer and fasting in “combatting all forms of abuse of power, sexual abuse and the abuse of conscience.” Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “I am grateful to the Holy Father for his Letter to the People of God, responding to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury investigation and other revelations that have surfaced. The very fact that he opens the letter with the words of Saint Paul: ‘If one part suffers, all parts suffer with it’ (1 Cor 12:25), shows that he is writing to all of us as a pastor, a pastor who knows how deeply sin destroys lives. I find these words of the Holy Father particularly helpful: ‘penance and prayer will help us to open our eyes and our hearts to other people’s sufferings and to overcome the thirst for power and possessions that are so often the root of those evils.’ These words must provoke action – especially by the bishops. We bishops need to– and we must – practice with all humility such prayer and penance. “The Holy Father is also inviting, and I am asking this as well, that all the faithful join in prayer and fasting as a way to help foster conversion and genuine change of life wherever it is needed, even in the shepherds of the Church. Jesus remarked once, ‘This kind can only come out through prayer and fasting’ (Mark 9:29); a humble reminder that such acts of faith can move mountains and can even bring about true healing and conversion. “On behalf of my brother bishops, I offer that only by confronting our own failure in the face of crimes against those we are charged to protect can the Church resurrect a culture of life where the culture of death has prevailed.”
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Some words of wisdom from the famous Catholic author Flannery O’Connor.
Words cannot begin to heal the wounds that many are experiencing. Words cannot right the wrongs committed by those in power within the Church. Words alone cannot being about true change and conversion. PRAYER can begin to heal. PRAYER can find ways to find forgiveness to those who we may not feel warrant it. PRAYER can help bring about action to ensure this never happens again. We have encountered many dark days in the history of the Church, but my prayer is that through this the Church can return to being that ray of light in a darkened world. Together, we can achieve that for Christ’s Church. Together, we can be saints!
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Please join the Catholic Community in making reparations for the sins of our priests, bishops and cardinals as well as our own. Let’s unite to pray for the healing of the Body of Christ, the victims, the conversion of these wicked men and a cleansing of the church. Let us also pray for all the good priests and bishops that they may resist temptation and continue to be the spiritual fathers we need.
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“The last judgment shall fill sinners with terror, but will be a source of joy and sweetness to the elect; for Lord will then give praise to each one according to his works.” -St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
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Forsake foolishness. Watch carefully how you live. Don’t continue in ignorance. The days are evil. Those readings this weekend really hit home, didn’t they? ▫️
We haven’t said anything yet about what’s going on in the Catholic Church, because already so much has been said. So much still needs to be said! But we’ve been praying. We will fast. We’ve been asking God for wisdom. ▫️
Since we focus on marriage here, we can’t help but think about how important it is to remember our domestic church. We have 3 young boys. We’ve always said we are open to them becoming priests one day. It’d be really easy to change our minds on that now, wouldn’t it? ▫️
But the future of the Church needs us. Not only do we need to pray and fast, we need to be faithful. We need to trust that God has his hand in all of this. We need to not lose hope because not all hope is lost! There are still good and faithful priests. God will not forsake the Church, his bride. ▫️
We’re more determined than ever to strive for holiness and to instill that desire in our boys. It may seem like a small thing considering the circumstances, but it’s necessary to rebuild our Church.
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“How many of you say: I should like to see His face, His garments, His shoes. You do see Him, you touch Him, you eat Him. He gives Himself to you, not only that you may see Him, but also to be your food and nourishment.” -St. John Chrysostom
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Reading good books.
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