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For the greater part of the twentieth century,…

For the greater part of the twentieth century, the faithful recited the prayer to St. Michael at the end of the Mass. Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903) had a prophetic vision of the coming century of sorrow and war. After celebrating Mass, the Holy Father was conferring with his cardinals. Suddenly, he fell to the floor. The cardinals immediately called for a doctor. No pulse was detected, and the Holy Father was feared dead. Just as suddenly, Pope Leo awoke and said, “What a horrible picture I was permitted to see!” In this vision, God gave Satan the choice of one century in which to do his worst work against the Church. The devil chose the twentieth century. So moved was the Holy Father from this vision that he composed the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel: “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle! Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who roam about the world seeking the ruin of souls.” Pope Leo ordered this prayer said at the conclusion of Mass in 1886. (When Pope Paul VI issued the Novus Ordo of the Mass in 1968, the prayer to St. Michael and the reading of the “last gospel” at the end of the Mass were suppressed.)
In the Spring of 1994, our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, urged the faithful to offer the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. He also made the strong suggestion that the recitation of the prayer be instituted at Mass once again. (Note that the Holy Father did not mandate the recitation of the prayer at Mass.) Clearly, the Holy Father was responding to the grave evils we see present in our world– the sins of abortion, euthanasia, terrorism, genocide, and the like. Satan and the other fallen angels are doing their best to lead souls to Hell. We need the help of St. Michael! For this reason, many parishes have erected a shrine in St. Michael’s honor or offer the prayer in his honor at the conclusion of Mass.
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“At 19, @kaepernick7’s birth mother found hers…

“At 19, @kaepernick7’s birth mother found herself pregnant, and wanted to give her son the best life he could possibly have. She wanted him to have adoptive parents who could provide him with love, a family, and instill in him her love for sports. Rick and Teresa Kaepernick adopted Colin at five weeks old. And yet despite the fact that Kaepernick’s birth mother chose life for him, Kaepernick has just donated $25,000 to a pro-abortion group.
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He took to Instagram to announce his latest charitable beneficiaries, which included the Center for Reproductive Rights, a legal advocacy group dedicated to advancing abortion. They responded by saying the donation “made their day.
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”The Center for Reproductive Rights is responsible for what may be the creepiest ad of all time. The video, which has since been removed from Youtube, featured actor Mehcad Brooks holding a rose sitting in front of a fireplace, wishing a happy anniversary for Roe v. Wade. Brooks repeatedly calls the viewer “baby,” behaves in an overtly sexual manner, and uses phrases like “tear us apart,” a cringeworthy choice for an ad celebrating abortion.
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The Center for Reproductive Rights also joined in a coalition dedicated to increasing “supply and demand” for abortion, and have fought against common-sense laws that protect women, like requiring admitting privileges for abortionists, which prevents them from patient-dumping at hospital emergency rooms. It is unfortunate that @kaepernick7, whose mother gave him the gift of life, is working to help rob other children of that very same gift.”.
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PLEASE KEEP HIM IN YOUR PRAYERS🙏
Use this powerful gift of prayer to win blessings for the world that does not pray, forgiveness for sinners who do not ask for forgiveness, and faith for those who have never heard the name of Christ or who have heard it only to turn away toward worldly pursuits. Our Heavenly Father is a loving Father who is ready to assist us, let’s seek His assistance to guide all to the Truth.
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“At 19, @kaepernick7’s birth mother found hers…

“At 19, @kaepernick7’s birth mother found herself pregnant, and wanted to give her son the best life he could possibly have. She wanted him to have adoptive parents who could provide him with love, a family, and instill in him her love for sports. Rick and Teresa Kaepernick adopted Colin at five weeks old. And yet despite the fact that Kaepernick’s birth mother chose life for him, Kaepernick has just donated $25,000 to a pro-abortion group.
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He took to Instagram to announce his latest charitable beneficiaries, which included the Center for Reproductive Rights, a legal advocacy group dedicated to advancing abortion. They responded by saying the donation “made their day.
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”The Center for Reproductive Rights is responsible for what may be the creepiest ad of all time. The video, which has since been removed from Youtube, featured actor Mehcad Brooks holding a rose sitting in front of a fireplace, wishing a happy anniversary for Roe v. Wade. Brooks repeatedly calls the viewer “baby,” behaves in an overtly sexual manner, and uses phrases like “tear us apart,” a cringeworthy choice for an ad celebrating abortion.
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The Center for Reproductive Rights also joined in a coalition dedicated to increasing “supply and demand” for abortion, and have fought against common-sense laws that protect women, like requiring admitting privileges for abortionists, which prevents them from patient-dumping at hospital emergency rooms. It is unfortunate that @kaepernick7, whose mother gave him the gift of life, is working to help rob other children of that very same gift.”
#CatholicConnect #Prolife #StandUpForLife #SaveTheBabies #AdoptionNotAbortion #Adoption #Adopt #Prochoice #DefundPP #HumanRights #RoevWade #Abortion #PrayTheRosary #Pray
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“No one, however weak, is denied a share in th…

“No one, however weak, is denied a share in the victory of the cross. No one is beyond the help of the prayer of Christ. His prayer brought benefit to the multitude that raged against him. How much more does it bring to those who turn to him in repentance.” -St. Leo the Great
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Philip Ng Chee Tat is, indisputably, the wealthiest man in Singapore. Worth an estimated $8.7 billion, Philip has been the Chief Executive Officer of Far East Organization Centre Pte. Ltd. since 1991 and is a highly accomplished businessman with years spent as a top executive, steering various companies into seasons of vast profits. But it is not money that motivates Phillip to succeed in the business world as he told this young man.
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“All of us our broken,” Philip explained. “We all have a missing piece. For me, I discovered that the missing piece was God in Jesus Christ.”
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“I congratulate you all for memorizing Scriptu…

“I congratulate you all for memorizing Scripture. You’re hiding His Word in your hearts so that in times of trial and temptation, you will have a weapon to fight with.”
@timtebow, in a letter to the class of 2009 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, Edina, MN
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‼️Must Read‼️ I was speechless while reading t…

‼️Must Read‼️ I was speechless while reading this.
– “I have to admit, I always wondered what this part of Psalm 23 meant. I thought “He anoints my head with oil” was figurative language for God keeping the Psalmist healthy. I never knew this parallel.
Anoint my head with oil “Sheep can get their head caught in briers and die trying to get untangled. There are horrid little flies that like to torment sheep by laying eggs in their nostrils which turn into worms and drive the sheep to beat their head against a rock, sometimes to death. Their ears and eyes are also susceptible to tormenting insects. So the shepherd anoints their whole head with oil. Then there is peace. That oil forms a barrier of protection against the evil that tries to destroy the sheep. Do you have times of mental torment? Do the worrisome thoughts invade your mind over and over? Do you beat your head against a wall trying to stop them? Have you ever asked God to anoint your head with oil? He has an endless supply! His oil protects and makes it possible for you to fix your heart, mind, and eyes on Him today and always! There is peace in the valley! May our good good Father anoint your head with oil today so that your cup overflows with blessings! God is good and He is faithful!!”’
Via @vivyanhamo 🕊🇻🇦
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“As I sat with Andrew this morning, watching h…

“As I sat with Andrew this morning, watching him sleeping while recovering from his surgery, I was overcome by a wide range of emotions. He was, for a few minutes, the two-year-old I took to the hospital for stitches on Christmas Day when he cut his forehead. Then he was my high school senior who split his chin during the championship match at a wrestling tournament and I had to take to the ER for stitches. Then he was my son, now a man, who with great courage and a lot of grace, came back from the edge of death and while still working so get back to 100%, contains the strength, hope, and love that have made me a proud father for the past 24 years. I am so very grateful for him and for all my children. I am blessed with a wonderful friend and lover who has been so strong through this journey. And I have been supported by the prayers of so many of you. If I never make another penny in this world, I will die a very rich man. Thank you everyone. May you be filled with the same joy I am feeling right now.”
—John Kevin Beaulieu
PLEASE KEEP THEM IN YOUR PRAYERS 🙏❤️
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In fine, “thy name, O Mother of God, is …

In fine, “thy name, O Mother of God, is filled with divine graces and blessings,” as St. Methodius says. So much so, that St. Bonaventure declares, “that thy name, O Mary, cannot be pronounced without bringing some grace to him who does so devoutly.”. . grant, O Lady, that we may often remember to name thee with love and confidence; for this practice either shows the possession of divine grace, or else is a pledge that we shall soon recover it.

On the other hand, Thomas a Kempis affirms “that the devils fear the Queen of heaven to such a degree, that only on hearing her great name pronounced, they fly from him who does so as from a burning fire.” The Blessed Virgin herself revealed to St. Bridget “that there is not on earth a sinner, however devoid he may be of the love of God, from whom the devil is not obliged immediately to fly, if he invokes her holy name with a determination to repent.” On another occasion she repeated the same thing to the saint, saying, “that all the devils venerate and fear her name to such a degree, that on hearing it they immediately loosen the claws with which they hold the soul captive.” Our Blessed Lady also told St. Bridget, “that in the same way as the rebel angels fly from sinners who invoke the name of Mary, so also do the good angels approach nearer to just souls who pronounce her name with devotion.”
Via @edvizenor 🕊🇻🇦
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“Recognize in this bread what hung on th…

“Recognize in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side… whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.”
—from the writings of St. Augustine, Sermon 3, 2; circa A.D. 410
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Fr. @tomasravaioli is fundraising to help kids…

Fr. @tomasravaioli is fundraising to help kids buy treatment for their skin. It costs approximately $300 USD per person for this kind of treatment. Please consider sponsoring a child and help them get treated. 🏥❤️
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“We must show charity towards the sick, who are in greater need of help. Let us take them some small gift if they are poor, or, at least, let us go and wait on them and comfort them.” -St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
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James 2:8 However, if you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
To Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/helpingkidsinpapuanewguinea
#CatholicConnect #Catholic #Catholicism #Donate #Charity #GoFundMe #Pray #Christian #Christianity #Give #Medicine #Treatment
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