God’s mercy and forgiveness is greater than the worst possible sin!!! He heals!!! He loves!!! He desires a relationship with you!!! Go to confession and be renewed!!! 🔥❤️✝️❤️🔥
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From Pro soccer player to the Priesthood ⚽️🙏🏼
Chase Hilgenbrinck was a successful pro soccer player who spent four seasons in Chile before returning to the U.S. He played for the New England Revolution before experiencing a call to the priesthood and leaving behind his soccer career to enter seminary. In 2014, he was ordained a priest in the diocese of Peoria, Illinois, where he currently serves.
“Everything I learned in sports – such as the sacrifice of training hard, solidarity, working as a team – are things I also have to do in the Christian life. What I experienced in soccer helped me a lot to have all the virtues to lead a good Christian life.”—Father Chase
To watch Fr. Chase’s inspiring convention story please Click the Link on my bio page or swipe up on my storyline. 🙏🏼⚽️🕊✝️🙏🏼 Article by Catholic News Agency @catholicnewsagency // @catholic_truth
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Join us in praying for @carlyrosewalker ❤️🙏 || Below is the message she wrote:
“Thank you all so much for your prayers and for all of the wonderful support you have given us. Unfortunately, we have received more hard news and need your prayers even more. At the follow-up appointment with our neurosurgeon, we were told that the tumor is worse than originally thought and that I have brain cancer that will need further treatment.
I will be starting radiation and chemotherapy at MD Anderson in July, and the treatment will last between 6-12 months. At this time, there is no cure for this cancer and the statistics of reoccurrence are unfavorable. But nobody knows what the future holds. For all of us, each day is a gift and our Lord is able to do all things.
There is much hope in the research and advancements that are being done at MD Anderson. The goal is to cure cancer. While this calling is critically important and life changing, literally life saving, it isn’t our ultimate hope.
This world is not our home. Suffering exists here because we are made for heaven. We are all broken in some way. Our hope is in Jesus.
I’m so grateful for my life with Kaleb. I want to be here for my girls. I want to watch them grow. I want to teach them to know Jesus and to know their identity of being a beloved daughter of God. I want them to know their worth, the inherent worth of each person and the deep and unwavering love of Jesus. But above all, I want to do God’s will.
Thank you for all of our family, friends, community members and doctors. I know I am not alone. Above all, I want to be a saint. Our mother Mary loves us and intercedes for us. She takes our prayers to her son, Jesus, who loves us so much.
If you know of any blessed saints that are waiting on a miracle for canonization, we would love to know about them and have them intercede on our behalf.
Please pray for our family as we travel the path laid before us. We will fight, we will hope and we will trust in Jesus.
I love each of you.”
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Roma Day 16: today’s highlight hands down was spending the evening with Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke who joined us for dinner, a great discussion capped off with a Rosary. I am always amazed at how gracious and generous he is. He has been unfairly characterized by some, so please pray for him and the important ministry he does for the Church. Besides classes, we also went to a number of beautiful churches and found a film crew on our roof when we got home. Just another amazing day here in the Eternal City.
Via @the.basic.catholic 🕊🇻🇦
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Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
I. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…… (here name your request)
Our Father….Hail Mary….Glory Be to the Father….Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
II. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of…….(here name your request) Our Father…Hail Mary….Glory Be To the Father….Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
III. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.” Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of…..(here name your request) Our Father….Hail Mary….Glory Be to the Father…Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.
Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
-St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
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This weekend was one of the best of my life, as we celebrated a blessing of our marriage and the baptism of our babies. My journey through faith has been a long one, and it isn’t over yet. All I can say is the Holy Spirit had begun to speak to me in ways I could no longer ignore, and my instincts to return to #Catholic life were gently encouraged by many trusted friends and family members; Women I admire and relate to in both practical and spiritual ways.
Thank you to everyone who has worked through this with me, in big ways and small. Thank you to @stephshawjohnson for our endless conversations about using faith as a tool for good. Thank you @bkgru and @genevievelorraine for sharing both resources and encouragement and loving me from afar. Thank you @kristinasteginksimes for our brief but game-changing conversation about the possibility of being Catholic but also having a heart for social justices and varied political views. Thank you @mylittleclan for your constant and steady influence, for showing me the strength and energy that bursts through a Mother’s heart, for being a living blessing to my entire family. But thank you most to my husband, @kedricfrancis. Thank you for journeying with me through this foreign land, with your open heart and fierce dedication to me and our babies. In prayer, I once asked God to show me how much He loves me….and He showed me you.
Via @elainafrancis 🕊🇻🇦
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“A few years ago, when Isabel was a toddler, I got a call from a woman at our parish. She was looking for help with a brochure for her garden club and since I wrote a column in the newspaper maybe I could help? I didn’t even remotely have time for this (I said to myself) but couldn’t bring myself to tell her no. I tried to convince Paul to tell me I was too busy but he said “just see what she needs?” So one afternoon Isabel and I drove to her house downtown and she showed me what she needed done (it was doable). That turned into multiple visits to her house (design, layout, dropping off the programs) and I began to treasure our visits. I learned all about Mrs Lewis, how she had been widowed with seven young children and how every single one of her kids went on to be successful. This little old lady who sat in the front row at the early Mass became someone I loved to greet each Sunday. I know God put it on my heart to be open to help her all those years ago. It didn’t fit into MY plan for all the important things I needed to do — but my goodness it has blessed me and my Isabel, who Mrs Lewis loves so much. My advice? Be open to what God is asking of you, the opportunities He presents. Don’t get so fixated on what you have to do that you don’t leave a little room for beautiful encounters that only God can arrange. ❤️ Mrs Lewis and her daughter came to Isabel’s First Communion Sunday and we were so honored.”
Via @rachelbalducci 🙏🕊🇻🇦
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He got into a boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm.The men were amazed and said, “What sort of man is this, whom even the winds and the sea obey?” Matthew 8:23-27
Just like Jesus’s disciples, we are sometimes vulnerable to our human weakness. During life’s storms, we might find ourselves faltering and failing. We become afraid and we rely on earthly solutions instead of spiritual answers to fix our problems.
The miracle of Jesus calming the storm at sea reminds us to grow faith in God. As long as we believe in the power of God and his unwavering love for us, we can weather any storm and overcome upheavals that come our way.
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How do we make society Christ-centered?
Joshua 24:15 “Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua made a statement to Israel after Moses was gone. He also made a statement about his family that for his household they “will serve the LORD.” When a family determines to serve the Lord, the Lord is determined to be a part of that family. Families are stronger when the Lord is being considered before making decisions. This includes what movies to watch, what’s on TV, the Internet, in magazines, and whatever other media infiltrates the home. When the Lord is honored things will go well with that family. Like Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” When that third cord is God, then families are stronger and can withstand many of the storms of life.
Via @catholicfamilyland 🕊🇻🇦
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“I’m Norma McCorvey, the former Jane Roe of the Roe vs. Wade decision that brought ‘legal’ child killing to America. I was persuaded by feminist attorneys to lie; to say that I was raped, and needed an abortion. It was all a lie. Since then, over 50 million babies have been murdered. I will take this burden to my grave. Please, don’t follow in my mistakes.
Back in 1973, I was a very confused twenty-one year old with one child and facing an unplanned pregnancy. At the time I fought to obtain a legal abortion, but truth be told, I have three daughters and never had an abortion.
I think it’s safe to say that the entire abortion industry is based on a lie…. I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name. You read about me in history books, but now I am dedicated to spreading the truth about preserving the dignity of all human life from natural conception to natural death. Today as a born again Christian and faithful Catholic, I am working to reverse Roe and I am urgently asking for your help right now.” —Norma McCorvey (September 22, 1947 – February 18, 2017) #CatholicConnect #Prolife#God#Lord#marchforlifedc#womensmarchdc#1lifela#feminist#loveyourbaby#adoption#mybodymychoice#dtla#grandpark#wakeup#abortion#killsbabies#missrepresentation#contraception#janeroe#roevwade#abortionlaws#unplannedpregnancy#helpme#prolifefeminist#gethelp#babiesareagiftfromgod#Maryprayforus#catholic#