The Power of Prayer
“We should have frequent recourse to prayer, and persevere a long time in it. God wishes to be solicited. He id not weary of hearing us. The treasure of His graces is infinite. We can do nothing more pleasing to him than to beg incessantly that He bestow them upon us.” -St. John Baptist de la Salle
“Let us go forward in peace, our eyes upon heaven, the only one goal of our labors.” -St. Therese of Lisieux
Br Anthony Freeman’s Example
“Love is the greatest form of evangelization because it makes an invisible God visible.” -Jason Evert
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According to the Catholic news portal CCM, Mexico is the most dangerous country in Latin America for priests. “For the ninth year in a row, and even though no wars are being fought on our soil, our country is the nation with the highest number of murders of priests,” said priest and journalist Sergio Omar Sotelo Aguilar.
“Killing a priest also sets an example, symbolises a demonstration of power by the criminal organisations.”
A cardinal and 47 priests were murdered
The research department of CCM maintains an exact and up-to-date register of priests, religious and lay persons in the service of the church who lost their lives or received serious threats in 2017. Similar to journalists, they have also become the targets of organised crime because they are considered to be opinion leaders who have joined the fight against the organisations. Organised crime has become even more powerful because it has formed alliances with politicians, judges and certain circles within the police and security forces. “It causes decay in society from top to bottom!”
The situation is becoming more and more dire
In this nation of 120 million inhabitants, 80 per cent of which are Catholic, the authorities reacted to most of the murders with complete indifference. In the last five years, 19 priests and two lay persons were murdered. Two priests are still missing. This has to change, Father Sergio Omar said, “We cannot remain silent as the blood of thousands of Mexicans is shed. This is why we are directing an urgent appeal to the federal government of Mexico, to the authorities of the various states and to the city governments: we want them all to guarantee that pastoral care can safely be carried out in regions beset by uncontrolled, growing violence. We cannot remain silent!”
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From the @arlingtonchurch:
We pray the fifth decade of the #Rosary with #BishopBurbidge, asking Mary’s intercession for the protection of women and children who are in imminent danger from the violence of abortion.
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“To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.” -St. Pope John Paul II
A guy told Father Pio: I cannot come and see you very often. My salary doesn’t allow me such expensive trips. Father Pio answered: “Who has told you to come here? You have your Guardian Angel, don’t you? You tell him what you want, you send him here, and you will have the answer.”
A week ago, I was presiding at the funeral of my father. But there’s a story behind this picture I took with @br.anthonyfreeman funeral card above my dad’s coffin last week. – Some of you you might know that the day my father died I was attending my friend seminarian’s @br.anthonyfreeman funeral services. While we were at Mass, during the moment of communion, as us priests were processing toward the altar to receive the most blessed Body and Blood of Christ, I passed by Anthony’s casket and experienced an overwhelming spiritual feeling that my dad was dying at that moment. I spontaneously prayed to Bro. Anthony, asking him to help my dad enter into Heaven and open for him the gates of Paradise. After we finished Mass, I discovered the missed call from my mom on my cell phone and got the news my dad had died. – Before we closed my dad’s coffin a week later, I prayed again to @br.anthonyfreeman and put his card on my dad’s pocket. I know Anthony accompanied my dad to Heaven!
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“Truth always ends by victory; it is not unassailable, but invincible.” -St. Ignatius of Loyola