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Text CATHOLIC to 94253 😊📲
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Fr. Joseph Mungai of Kenya is raising funds fo…

Fr. Joseph Mungai of Kenya is raising funds for a well in his home village to honor his beloved mom, Lucy Nungari Mungai. Lucy was a wonderful mother who died just a few months ago because she lacked access to safe water.
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“Help one another with the generosity of the Lord, and despise no one. When you have the opportunity to do good, do not let it go by.” -St. Polycarp of Smyrna
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“I have great reverence for Saint Michael the …

“I have great reverence for Saint Michael the Archangel; he had no example to follow in doing the will of God, and yet he fulfilled God’s will faithfully.” –St. Faustina Kowalska
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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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Parents are the principal and first educators …

Parents are the principal and first educators of their children. In this sense the fundamental task of marriage and family is to be at the service of life (CCC, 1653).
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“The abuse scandals that have reached the high…

“The abuse scandals that have reached the highest levels of the Catholic Church have angered and greatly saddened many of the faithful and good bishops and priests. When I became Catholic nine years ago (picture is from my last trip to Rome!), I knew the history of the Church and the reality that terrible evil and betrayal existed at the highest levels of the Church, dating back to Judas. But Jesus promised that the gates of Hell would not prevail and that He will never abandon His bride. I wrote about this in First Things (link in @lilaroseofficial’s bio) and shared my thoughts about what we can all do to renew the Church and live our faith passionately for Christ.”
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“One of the most fundamental problems in the s…

“One of the most fundamental problems in the spiritual order is that we sense within ourselves the hunger for God, but we attempt to satisfy it with some created good that is less than God. Thomas Aquinas said that the four typical substitutes for God are wealth, pleasure, power, and honor. Sensing the void within, we attempt to fill it up with some combination of these four things, but only by emptying out the self in love can we make the space for God to fill us. The classical tradition referred to this errant desire as “concupiscence,” but I believe that we could neatly express the same idea with the more contemporary term “addiction.” When we try to satisfy the hunger for God with something less than God, we will naturally be frustrated, and then in our frustration, we will convince ourselves that we need more of that finite good, so we will struggle to achieve it, only to find ourselves again, necessarily, dissatisfied. At this point, a sort of spiritual panic sets in, and we can find ourselves turning obsessively around this creaturely good that can never in principle make us happy.” -Bishop Robert Barron
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“Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and theref…

“Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading.” –St. Benedict
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“Life is like a cash register, in that every a…

“Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded.” -Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
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GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY! @i.d.916’s Program Coord…

GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY!
@i.d.916’s Program Coordinator, Katie Perrotta, is following the Lord’s invitation to join The Sisters of Life and further discern her vocation!
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They will all miss her tremendously, but they praise God for the gift of her life, her service in ministry and her “yes” to the Lord.
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Join us in praying for Katie as she prepares to enter September 8th and throughout her time with The Sisters of Life!
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