For the greater part of the twentieth century, the faithful recited the prayer to St. Michael at the end of the Mass. Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903) had a prophetic vision of the coming century of sorrow and war. After celebrating Mass, the Holy Father was conferring with his cardinals. Suddenly, he fell to the floor. The cardinals immediately called for a doctor. No pulse was detected, and the Holy Father was feared dead. Just as suddenly, Pope Leo awoke and said, “What a horrible picture I was permitted to see!” In this vision, God gave Satan the choice of one century in which to do his worst work against the Church. The devil chose the twentieth century. So moved was the Holy Father from this vision that he composed the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel: “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle! Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who roam about the world seeking the ruin of souls.” Pope Leo ordered this prayer said at the conclusion of Mass in 1886. (When Pope Paul VI issued the Novus Ordo of the Mass in 1968, the prayer to St. Michael and the reading of the “last gospel” at the end of the Mass were suppressed.)
In the Spring of 1994, our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, urged the faithful to offer the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. He also made the strong suggestion that the recitation of the prayer be instituted at Mass once again. (Note that the Holy Father did not mandate the recitation of the prayer at Mass.) Clearly, the Holy Father was responding to the grave evils we see present in our world– the sins of abortion, euthanasia, terrorism, genocide, and the like. Satan and the other fallen angels are doing their best to lead souls to Hell. We need the help of St. Michael! For this reason, many parishes have erected a shrine in St. Michael’s honor or offer the prayer in his honor at the conclusion of Mass.
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Hi everyone! I’d like to introduce you to Edu, a nine year old boy who has been fighting childhood leukemia for almost half of his life.
Edu has had leukemia since he was five. He is unable to attend school due to his illness, but still enjoys many activities kids his age participate in, such as playing Fortnite and walking his dog, Oakley.
His parents have found an experimental treatment in Washington D.C., and could use any monetary support to help Edu keep fighting leukemia.
If you are unable to donate, we ask that you please keep Edu and his family in your prayers, as we are all praying to God that the experimental treatment will provide Edu with the strength to keep up his courageous battle. Thank you for for all of your support, both spiritual and monetary.
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Parents are the principal and first educators of their children. In this sense the fundamental task of marriage and family is to be at the service of life (CCC, 1653).
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What a joy to return to Harvard and give a lecture (“Creed & Communion”) to 300+ folks in the beautiful Church of St. Paul last Friday night. Special thanks go to Fr. William Kelly and the Harvard Catholic Student Center for their warmth and hospitality.
God bless you Dr. Scott Hahn! 🙏🕊🇻🇦
Via @scottwhahn 📖
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We’ve teamed up with @focuscatholic to giveaway Curtis Martin’s new book, Making Missionary Disciples and one #SEEK2019 t-shirt.
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“When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.” -Saint Louis de Montfort
“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…but how much love we put in that action.”
This nearly mirrors the Little Flower’s famous saying, “We must do small things with great love.” When we put this into practice with our family members, it may well involve doing the petty, grievous things, such as getting a child a glass of water or bringing in the newspaper for our spouse. But these acts, when done with kindness and true charity, multiply so that the home is filled with harmony and love.
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With everything remember this simple rule:
“Trust, but verify.” -Ronald Reagan
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“At 19, @kaepernick7’s birth mother found herself pregnant, and wanted to give her son the best life he could possibly have. She wanted him to have adoptive parents who could provide him with love, a family, and instill in him her love for sports. Rick and Teresa Kaepernick adopted Colin at five weeks old. And yet despite the fact that Kaepernick’s birth mother chose life for him, Kaepernick has just donated $25,000 to a pro-abortion group.
He took to Instagram to announce his latest charitable beneficiaries, which included the Center for Reproductive Rights, a legal advocacy group dedicated to advancing abortion. They responded by saying the donation “made their day.
”The Center for Reproductive Rights is responsible for what may be the creepiest ad of all time. The video, which has since been removed from Youtube, featured actor Mehcad Brooks holding a rose sitting in front of a fireplace, wishing a happy anniversary for Roe v. Wade. Brooks repeatedly calls the viewer “baby,” behaves in an overtly sexual manner, and uses phrases like “tear us apart,” a cringeworthy choice for an ad celebrating abortion.
The Center for Reproductive Rights also joined in a coalition dedicated to increasing “supply and demand” for abortion, and have fought against common-sense laws that protect women, like requiring admitting privileges for abortionists, which prevents them from patient-dumping at hospital emergency rooms. It is unfortunate that @kaepernick7, whose mother gave him the gift of life, is working to help rob other children of that very same gift.”.
PLEASE KEEP HIM IN YOUR PRAYERS🙏
Use this powerful gift of prayer to win blessings for the world that does not pray, forgiveness for sinners who do not ask for forgiveness, and faith for those who have never heard the name of Christ or who have heard it only to turn away toward worldly pursuits. Our Heavenly Father is a loving Father who is ready to assist us, let’s seek His assistance to guide all to the Truth.
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