Are you willing to do the ridiculous for the Lord?
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“Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.”
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“I’ve been following the meeting of the US Bishops. I think the majority of them are corrupt and/or incompetent. The leadership in Rome is worse. The Congregation for Bishops, at the last minute, instructed the US Bishops not to hold a vote on new procedures to address the sex abuse crisis.
While only the Pope can discipline or remove a bishop, why don’t the good or less bad ones rebuke their brothers who have covered up for predatory priests? Cardinal Mahony, one of the worst facilitators of sex abuse, had the nerve to address the assembly. He shouldn’t have been at the meeting (he should have been in jail). If I were at the meeting, I would have rebuked him and then gone outside to join the protesters. (That is one of many reasons I will never be a bishop).
I asked a bishop whom I respect why bishops don’t correct their errant brothers, and he said they refrain from doing so to preserve unity. That is a false unity. In the Gospel reading on Monday (their first day of meeting), Jesus tells his disciples to rebuke a brother who has sinned. And St. Paul rebuked St. Peter to his face when Peter was giving a bad example.
When I was in Spain, I visited Avila and the convent were St. Teresa lived for many years. She was a woman of remarkable natural and supernatural gifts. She worked tirelessly to reform the Carmelites. She lived in a time of corrupt and incompetent church leadership. God always provides the grace we need to become the saints we are called to be.
I can’t do much to improve the upper levels of leadership in the Church, but I can strive to cooperate with the grace God gives me to be a better man, Christian, and priest.”
—Fr. Anthony Saroki
~ Prayers for all the priests out there willing to speak the truth and not afraid to speak out! ~
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The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the body of a missing dancer with the St. Louis Ballet Company was discovered Wednesday morning. She was also a member of the community of St. Louis Young Adults which belongs to the Archdiocese of @catholicstl.
Investigators say a private plane pilot located what he believed to be a person in the water and notified the Patrol. Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division responded and recovered Stroik’s body.
In your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters.
In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and bid them eternal rest.
The old order has passed away: welcome them into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
Please keep her and her family in your prayers.. 😔🙏❤️
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Hi all. A member of the community of St. Louis Young Adults which belongs to the @catholicstl, Raffaella Stroik, has been reported missing. Raffaella is a member of the Cathedral parish and active in Anima Christi. Her car has been found abandoned overnight at Mark Twain Lake and the police are currently searching for her. We ask you all to please pray for Raffaella’s safe return and to please privately share any information you may have about where she may be.
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Did you know St. Ignatius’s conversion came about through reading the lives of the saints? St. Ignatius, please inspire us to read more so that we may continually conform our souls to the will of God! 🙏🏼📚
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“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.” –G.K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, April 19, 1924
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Mother Angelica, pray and intercede for our Catholic church. Give our people the courage you had… Complete trust in God and in the journey He took you through and complete determination in following that journey. We don’t need more wimps and we can’t wait for more leaders. We need to become leaders ourselves, we need people willing to speak the truth and unafraid of calling out higher ranks within the church, drive error away and respect church tradition.
“A time is coming when people will go mad and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, ‘You are mad because you are not like us!’.” -St. Anthony
“Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament.” -St. Padre Pio
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Nuns in Poland 😊❤️🇵🇱
Celebrating their Independence Day.
Grant, O Lord, that I may face all that this new day is to bring with peace of mind. Grant that I may dedicate myself completely to Your holy will.
For every hour of this day, instruct and support me in all things. Whatsoever I may receive during the day, teach me to accept them tranquilly, with the firm conviction that everything comes by Your holy will.
Govern my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say. When unforeseen things occur, do not let me forget that everything comes from You.
Teach me to behave sincerely and wisely toward every member of my family, not embittering or embarrassing others.
Grant me strength, my Lord, to bear the fatigue of the coming day and all that it shall bring. Guide my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive, and to love, and pray Yourself in me. Amen.
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