Category: Christianity

“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do…

“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.”
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ATTENTION!! Your Help is Needed!! The Sisters …

ATTENTION!! Your Help is Needed!! The Sisters of the Resurrection have a rich history of serving the Church all over the world. Here in the United States, Youth Ministry is a vital part of their work and these three Sisters need our help, so they can bring a group of young adults from the Albany Diocese to Washington D.C. for the March for Life on January 19th. Can you help make this trip possible for the Sisters and these kids? All money raised goes towards their transportation costs. They will be up early on the 19th leaving by 5:00 am to return very late that same day. They are excited about going and be assured of their prayers on this long train trip to and from our nation’s capital and this important event for the Pro-Life movement.
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“This is my body which is given for you:…

“This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19
The Catholic Church teaches the doctrine of transubstantiation, namely, that in the Eucharist, the communion wafer and the altar wine are transformed and really become the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Have you ever met anyone who has found this Catholic doctrine to be a bit hard to take?

If so, you shouldn’t be surprised. When Jesus spoke about eating his flesh and drinking his blood in John 6, his words met with less than an enthusiastic reception. “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” (V 52). “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” (V60). In fact, so many of his disciples abandoned him over this that Jesus had to ask the twelve if they also planned to quit. It is interesting that Jesus did not run after his disciples saying, “Don’t go! I was just speaking metaphorically!”

How did the early Church interpret these challenging words of Jesus? Interesting fact. One charge the pagan Romans lodged against the Christians was cannibalism. Why? You guessed it. They heard that this sect regularly met to eat and drink human blood. Did the early Christians say: “wait a minute, it’s only a symbol!”? Not at all. When trying to explain the Eucharist to the Roman Emperor around 155 AD, St. Justin did not mince his words: “For we do not receive these things as common bread or common drink; but as Jesus Christ our Savior being incarnate by God’s word took flesh and blood for our salvation, so also we have been taught that the food consecrated by the word of prayer which comes from him … is the flesh and blood of that incarnate Jesus.”
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“Come, then, let us observe the Feast. Truly w…

“Come, then, let us observe the Feast. Truly wondrous is the whole chronicle of the Nativity. For this day the ancient slavery is ended, the devil confounded, the demons take to flight, the power of death is broken, paradise is unlocked, the curse is taken away, sin is removed from us, error driven out, truth has been brought back, the speech of kindliness diffused, and spreads on every side, a heavenly way of life has been ‘in planted on the earth, angels communicate with men without fear, and men now hold speech with angels.” -St. John Chrysostom
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As Advent begins, reflect upon how ready you a…

As Advent begins, reflect upon how ready you are for Jesus’ coming. Are you preparing for it with the same fervor that you prepare for Christmas through shopping, cooking, decorating, etc? Are you looking forward to that day when He will return? Are you preparing for the spiritual celebration of His birth? Are you awake and attentive to the numerous ways that God speaks to you on a daily basis?

If you find that you are not as prepared for His return in glory as you’d like to be, make this Advent a time when you get your heart ready. Commit to prayer, spiritual exercises, reflection and attentiveness to His gentle and glorious voice.

“Lord, as Advent begins, help me to put my eyes on You. Help me to open my ears to Your voice. And help me to open my heart to Your glorious presence. May I be attentive to You in every way You desire to come to me. Jesus, I trust in You.”
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“O Immaculate Mother, Queen of our Country, open our…

“O Immaculate Mother, Queen of our Country, open our hearts, our homes, and our Land to the coming of Jesus, your Divine Son. With Him, reign over us, O heavenly Lady, so pure and so bright with the radiance of God’s light shining in and about you. Be our Leader against the powers of evil set upon wresting the world of souls, redeemed at such a great cost by the sufferings of your Son and of yourself, in union with Him, from that same Savior, Who loves us with infinite charity.

We gather about you, O chaste and holy Mother, Virgin Immaculate, Patroness of our beloved Land, determined to fight under your banner of holy purity against the wickedness that would make all the world an abyss of evil, without God and without your loving maternal care.

We consecrate our hearts, our homes, our Land to your Most Pure Heart, O great Queen, that the kingdom of your Son, our Redeemer and our God, may be firmly established in us.

We ask no special sign of you, sweet Mother, for we believe in your great love for us, and we place in you our entire confidence. We promise to honor you by faith, love, and the purity of our lives according to your desire.

Reign over us, then, O Virgin Immaculate, with your Son Jesus Christ. May His Divine Heart and your most chaste Heart be ever enthroned and glorified among us. Use us, your children of America, as your instruments in bringing peace among men and nations. Work your miracles of grace in us, so that we may be a glory to the Blessed Trinity, Who created, redeemed, and sanctifies us.

May your valiant Spouse, St. Joseph, with the holy Angels and Saints, assist you and us in “renewing the face of the earth.” Then when our work is over, come, Holy Immaculate Mother, and as our Victorious Queen, lead us to the eternal kingdom, where your Son reigns forever as King. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be …

By thy holy and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, deliver us from evil!”
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“The atheist is not interested in anything except attacks on atheism”

“The atheist is not interested in anything except attacks on atheism”

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President @realdonaldtrump promised to protect middle eastern…

President @realdonaldtrump promised to protect middle eastern Christians and prioritize Christian immigrant refugees. On June 11th 2017, up to 100 Chaldeans were rounded up in ICE trucks and buses with orders to be sent back to ISIS on a silver platter, where most will surely be persecuted for their religious beliefs. Many of those deported have Christian tattoos and don’t even remember how to speak the language of the land they are being sent back to. We hope this is an accidental oversight by the Trump administration, especially considering that the Chaldean population was a deciding factor in helping President Trump win the state of Michigan by such a narrow margin!
They will be targeted for their Christian faith, their Chaldean ethnicity, and some for their veteran status—that will be seen as traitorous…
ISIS’s reign of terror aimed at Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria—a phenomenon that President Trump, the Obama administration, and Congress have referred to as genocide—is perilous for anyone in its path. With no Iraqi papers, no connections, and an American accent, their future will be doubly dangerous.
It is no small irony that Vice President @mike.pence, a popular figure among many Chaldeans in the US, headlined the first ever World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians. Just last week, the House of Representatives signed off on legislation to assist survivors of ISIS’s reign of terror. The Trump administration and its allies have made repeated commitments to the protection of Christians in the Middle East.
A new report from Open Doors found that more than two-thirds of all Christians from Syria and Iraq have fled their home countries since 2011.
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