Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with Him. And when they came to the place, which is called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide His garments. And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at Him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He is the Christ of God, His Chosen One!” The soldiers also mocked Him, coming up and offering Him vinegar, and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” There was also an inscription over Him, “This is the King of the Jews.” One of the criminals who was hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into Your kingly power.” And He said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:32-43).
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Rhea and Mark Wahlbergs daughter, Grace on their way to Grace’s first Reconciliation! On Saturday, March 10, 2018! Keep the Wahlberg’s in your prayers 🙏🕊🇻🇦
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“I did many wrong things in my youth, but after many years, I heard God’s call “follow me. Do not be afraid. I love you more than you can imagine.” He said my name with SOOO much love, that I couldn’t resist. Thank you God for giving me so many chances, forgiving me and loving me.
Parents please, don’t lose hope with your children. It took me a long time to realize that my life was empty until I found the One who showed me hope, joy, and mercy, and then He called me to priesthood.”
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Prayer, particularly the rosary, penance, and Eucharistic Adoration are the “threefold recipe for peace and salvation.”
He implored his diocese to return to the Catholic practice of doing penance on Fridays and going to Confession at least once a month.
The faithful can do penance on Fridays by “selecting one concrete form of bodily fasting to observe on this day, whether that be abstaining from meat or another type of food or from some type of drink they normally enjoy, or omitting a meal altogether.”
“We are living in a time and place of intense spiritual battle, and only in taking up spiritual arms will we alleviate the spiritual disease that is at the root of so much of the physical and mental suffering in the world today,” said Cordileone.
He left his flock with a message of hope:
There is one more very important thing our Lady told the children after their vision of hell, not a request, but a promise: “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” Let us heed her message, let us grant her requests, in order to hasten that triumph, that triumph which is that of her Son over death, for she is inseparably linked to her Son, who came to win for us our eternal salvation. Her Immaculate Heart is the door that opens up for us entrance into that triumph. It is through that door that we walk from the darkness of sin and death to the light of Christ’s truth and mercy. There it is, on the other side of that door, a glorious, vast, light-filled paradise that is heaven. Her heart is the gate of heaven.
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