I’m sure by now all of you are aware that President Obama’s health care reform law is forcing Catholic universities, hospitals, and charities to provide insurance for their employees covering contraception, in spite of the fact that it is in direct violation of the Church’s teachings. You can read about it here.
I found this prayer that entrusts the Church to Mary and I thought that this would be the perfect time to post it. Part of the problem with the way the world is going is that there are too many complacent people just sitting back and allowing things to happen rather than standing for something, and speaking up against injustice and wrongdoing. And even if you don’t have the gift of speech, you certainly have the gift of prayer. Jesus told us that if man has faith the size of a mustard seed he can move mountains. Anyway, here’s the prayer:
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Originally posted on January 16, 2011
In our daily struggle to maintain a strong faith and love for our neighbor, it is very easy to accidentally slip into a state of false compassion. It seems that we often find ourselves more bothered and preoccupied by the suffering of someone that we know and love rather than by our own suffering. Why is that? Why do we risk losing our peace of mind and heart over the problems of someone else? Is it because we are truly saddened by the other person’s suffering or is it because that person’s suffering is inflicting us with the fear of suffering ourselves?
Compassion for our fellow human beings is a necessary virtue in order to advance toward our salvation. As Christians, we are all called to prayer and works of charity; we’re all called to love one another as ourselves. But when this true compassion is mistaken for false compassion and fear and anxiety … [Read More...]
There are two prayer requests this week. The first one is from Jeff who is asking for feedback/suggestions on the type of prayer that will help him find work, similar to the one he found 32 years ago. The second request is from Sonia, and she’s specifically asking for prayers at 1:00 pm tomorrow, London time. The category on the sidebar titled Prayer Requests will link you back to any of the previous ones you may have missed. Thank you for your prayers and for sharing your time.
Prayer Request from Jeff:
years ago (32) i was jobless after high school and had a relationship breakup . so one day i stopped by the church and had a talk with father Hawes. after confession he said a prayer for me to help with the job situation and b4 i left he said by the time i get home i would have a job . so after a 1/2 mile … [Read More...]
This is the twelfth in a series of posts titled True Devotion to Mary which I started in a hopeful effort to promote the prophetic message of Saint Louis De Montfort in his book titled True Devotion to Mary. Please refer back to this post which will link you back to the previous ones. Everything written in burgundy font is quoted directly from Saint Louis De Montfort’s book.
What I’ve done in all the past True Devotion posts is add my own personal remarks and insights below De Montfort’s words. However, I thought it might be interesting this time to see what other people have to say. Please feel free to leave your comments below or, if you prefer, send me something via a private email and I’ll read it and then add it to this post either giving you credit, or keeping your name anonymous, whichever you prefer.
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This post was written by one of our readers from El Salvador named Selin. I think it’s the perfect subject to speak of this time of year, as January is the first month of the year and we have our goals and New Year’s resolutions fresh in our minds. With the frenzied fast pace of our day and time, it is important to keep in mind that every moment is precious and every day is worth savoring, moment by moment. Sometimes we almost have to take a step back in order to remember to take one step at a time.
First, hello everyone. I hope Our Blessed Mother dwell in your minds and hearts. May She guide you closer to our Lord Jesus. I hope these few words be light in your life. And here we go. Carpe diem is a Latin expression that means “seize the day”. It was coined by the roman poet Horace, who … [Read More...]
I have a few updates and some information that I’d like to pass along to all of you….
I appreciate the time so many of you are taking to reach out and either leave comments under the posts or send me private emails. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you through the many months that I’ve had my blog, and your input is welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Please continue to leave your comments and send me emails as often as you like, but also please know that I’m at a point where I cannot possibly answer all of the emails as quickly as I used to. Not only has there been a weekly increase in the amount of emails I receive relating to this blog, but I am also continually juggling my time between writing blog posts, career work, home work and personal projects, responsibilities and family stuff.
I got to the point where I needed … [Read More...]
There are two prayer requests this week; one from a person named Sue, and the other from me. If you’ve missed the previous posts on this topic please refer back to this post which will link you back to the other ones. And please let me know if I accidentally neglected to include your request and I will be sure to include it in next week’s post. Thank you for your prayers and for sharing your time.
Prayer Request from Sue:
I can’t even tell you how I found your site but I believe it was in searching for updates on Fr. Corapi. I have had what you called an “unanswered prayer” and have been praying a Novena to Mary the Undoer of Knots for this intention. My husband has been out of work for 2 years and is trying very hard to get work. Now at interviews just that fact he has been out of work so … [Read More...]
I was watching Women of Grace the other night which airs on the EWTN network and is hosted by Johnnette Benkovic. She and her guests were discussing some morally adverse issues facing young girls and parents of young girls in today’s world. Much of the discussion was wrapped around the topic of sexualization and pornification of women, starting with little girls as young as three years old and even younger.
The show reminded me of a post I’d written a year ago about the breakdown of the family and the alarming state of decline society is sinking into as it allows and even promotes the pedophilia chic concept to take root in our culture, like a weed in an unattended garden. Why isn’t there more being done about this blatant danger? We scream and rage for more child protection laws and services, and yet the sexualization of children – girls and boys – that can be witnessed around the globe … [Read More...]
There is a prayer request this week. Please visit the category on the sidebar titled Prayer Requests if you’d like to read the previous posts on this topic. And please let me know if I accidentally neglected to include your request and I will be sure to include it in next week’s post. Thank you for your prayers and for sharing your time.
Prayer Request from Angie:
My son is eleven and has Autism. He got a strep infection and it effected his brain this is called PANDAS. He has fears and severe anxiety. Yale is doing research on PANDAS and I pray that he gets accepted and comes out well. Your website has inspired me to pray the rosary everyday. Thank you.… [Read More...]
Spiritual warfare is an invisible, yet very real and active form of war that is continually taking place in our world, involving the battle between good and evil. I’ll get into that more later on, but for now I want to start this entry by saying that I’m sorry that it’s taken me so long to write it. And as it is, I won’t be able to complete the whole thing today, so I’ll just called this post Spiritual Warfare – (1), and go on from there.
Spiritual Warfare Situation
As most of you probably know by now, last week an exorcist came to my house and I promised an update afterward. I hadn’t anticipated it taking me this long, but with Christmas weekend and family and company in town, along with dealing with some adverse *side effects* of the priest’s visit, I had all I could do just to get enough rest and keep up with my daily responsibilities.… [Read More...]