Are you willing to do the ridiculous for the Lord?
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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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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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With @vivyanhamo & @the.daily.catholic
Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy🍂
If not me and you to help, then who?
We can’t always ask for miracles, we can be someone’s miracle. Since I’ve worked in a homeless shelter, I learned so much from those poor people. They’re humble, kind, have unconditional faith in God, speak the truth, and I was stunned when all of them admitted that it was their fault they ended up homeless.
Some of them just wanted someone to talk to. To tell them that they’re getting a job, an apartment, or a car.
They want someone to tell them, you did it, God is proud of you. Some of them really got a job and a place to live in.
They promised me that I’ll see them when I come back again. But this time I’ll see them as volunteers helping to motivate others to never give up and push themselves to live a better life.
@the.daily.catholic came up with this perfect project and we are both going to start to get some stuff that they need the most.
We will make sure not to just throw food and clothes in their faces as like we are doing them a favor. Absolutely not, you can’t look down at others or feel the pride of what you’re doing. Work of mercy does not work like that.
Plus we will be adding different projects too. Like visiting sick kids in hospitals, abandoned elderly, and so on.
I don’t want Jesus to tell me, you had plenty of time to do many things but you wasted it on useless stuff. Just saying that gives me chills and a broken heart. We are not trees, let’s move our feet and let God to bless our footsteps🍂
Let the work of mercy begin🍂
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What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.
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“The first commandment requires us to nourish and protect our faith with prudence and vigilance, and to reject everything that is opposed to it.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2088
To adore God is to acknowledge, in respect and absolute submission, the “nothingness of the creature” who would not exist but for God. To adore God is to praise and exalt him and to humble oneself, as Mary did in the Magnificat, confessing with gratitude that he has done great things and holy is his name. The worship of the one God sets man free from turning in on himself, from the slavery of sin and the idolatry of the world. (CCC 2097)
The duty of offering God genuine worship concerns man both individually and socially. This is “the traditional Catholic teaching on the moral duty of individuals and societies toward the true religion and the one Church of Christ.” By constantly evangelizing men, the Church works toward enabling them “to infuse the Christian spirit into the mentality and mores, laws and structures of the communities in which [they] live.” The social duty of Christians is to respect and awaken in each man the love of the true and the good. It requires them to make known the worship of the one true religion which subsists in the Catholic and apostolic Church. Christians are called to be the light of the world. Thus, the Church shows forth the kingship of Christ over all creation and in particular over human societies. (CCC 2105)
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WARNING: I’m going to ROME in pilgrimage on Tuesday. Be ready for a huge amount of pics and cheesy posts.
You have been warned!!! .
PS1: I’ll be celebrating Mass at Padre Pio’s place & will touch that confessional. Send prayer requests. I’ll print them and bring with me
PS2: any priest there to invite me for coffee?
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“Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1210).
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The home is the first school of Christian life and “a school for human enrichment.” Here one learns endurance and the joy of work, fraternal love, generous — even repeated — forgiveness, and above all divine worship in prayer and the offering of one’s life (CCC, 1657).
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