SAY MANY ACTS OF LOVE AND CONTRITION TO JESUS.

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SAY MANY ACTS OF LOVE AND CONTRITION TO JESUS

We must make a great deal of reparation and atonement to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus for our past life, our sins and infidelities, for so much wasted time, for so much indifference and apathy in the way we deal with him, for so much lack of love, on our part and on behalf of others.
We can say to him in the words written by St. Bernard, “I beg you to receive the offering of the years remaining to me. Do not despise, O my God, this heart which is contrite and humble because of all the years that I have spent so foolishly
(St Bernard, Sermon 20, 1).”

When we see so many people who seem set on fleeing from grace, we cannot remain indifferent. Rather, we should learn how to console our Lord and tell him many…

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DON’T BE AFRAID TO LOVE MARY, MOTHER OF OUR LORD AND OUR MOTHER.

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Do not be afraid to love Mary

DON’T BE AFRAID TO LOVE MARY,
MOTHER OF OUR LORD AND OUR MOTHER.

Perhaps you may have asked yourself, with a bit of worry: “Am I loving Our Lady ‘too much’?” I assure you that you have nothing to be afraid of. For us Catholics, we love Mother Mary very much simply because Our Lord Jesus Christ loved her a lot!

As Christians called to imitate Our Lord Jesus Christ, we are simply doing what Jesus did and fulfilling what He told St. John at the foot of the Cross: “Behold, thy Mother (Jn 19:26). But more than that, Our Mother Mary deserves all the love we could give her.
So? Forward then! As we can never love our own mothers “too much”, the same goes with our filial love for Our Lady. As St. Maximillian Kolbe wrote: 
“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. 
You…

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May 22: ST. RITA OF CASCIA

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May 22: ST. RITA OF CASCIA
Patron saint of lost and impossible causes, the sick, wounded, marital problems, abused, of mothers

After the deaths of her husband and sons, St. Rita (1381 – May 22, 1457) desired to enter the monastery of St. Mary Magdalene at Cascia but was turned away. Although the convent acknowledged Rita’s good character and piety, it was afraid of being associated with her due to the scandal of her husband’s violent death. However, she persisted in her cause and was given a condition before the convent could accept her; the difficult task of reconciling her family with her husband’s murderers. She was able to resolve the conflicts between the families and, at the age of 36, was allowed to enter the monastery.

COLLECT
Bestow on us, we pray, O Lord, the wisd.om and strength of the Cross, with which you were pleased to endow Saint…

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May 14: ST. MATTHIAS, APOSTLE

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May 14: ST. MATTHIAS, APOSTLE

After the ascension of our Lord, St. Peter proposed that the disciples select an apostle in the place of Judas. The choice was Matthias, who joined the eleven apostles. According to Nicephorus, St. Matthias first preached the Gospel in Judaea, then in Aethiopia (in modern-day Georgia) and was crucified in Colchis. Another tradition says that he worked for the Faith in Palestine, and later was stoned at Jerusalem by the Jews, and then beheaded (d.64).

COLLECT
O God, who added Saint Matthias to the college of Apostles, grant us, through his intercession, that rejoicing at how your love has been allotted to us, we may merit to be numbered among the elect. Through our Lord.

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Thousands take part in London’s March for Life

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This is the first time the UK March for Life was held in the UK capital

Thousands of Pro-lifers took to the streets of London today, Saturday 5th May 2018, for the March for Life UK, the first time the march has come to the British capital.

American singer Joy Villa led the march through Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square, where Clare McCullough of the Good Counsel Network addressed the crowd and denounced the decision by Ealing Council to set up a so-called “buffer zone” around an abortion clinic.

A small counter-demonstration greeted the march at Parliament Square, but the event passed without incident.

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley and Bishop John Wilson, an auxiliary of Westminster, also addressed the marchers. Bishop Keenan urged pro-lifers to consider going into public life, but warned they would face significant challenges.

“You have no idea of the galvanising effect your courage will have…

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The inerrant teaching of the Church on damnation

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Those within the Church who reject the reality of hell would do well to remember the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the timeless teaching of the Church that hell is real and people go there. A pity the Vicar of Christ rejects this Dogma. How long will this heresy be foisted upon the Church? Time will tell.

https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2018/04/antidote-to-denial-of-hell.html

TESTIMONY OF THE INERRANT SCRIPTURES:

“And they shall go out, and see the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: their worm shall not die, and their fire shall not be quenched: and they shall be a loathsome sight to all flesh.” (Isaiah 66:24)

“Woe be to the nation that riseth up against my people: for the Lord Almighty will take revenge on them, in the day of judgment He will visit them. For He will give fire, and worms into their flesh, that they may burn, and…

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Saint Joseph the Worker – 1st May

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Dom Prosper Guéranger:

The Son of God, when about to descend upon this Earth to assume our human nature, would have a Mother. This Mother could not be other than the purest of virgins, and her Divine Maternity was not to impair her incomparable virginity. Until such time as the Son of Mary were recognised as the Son of God, His Mother’s honour had need of a protector: some man, therefore, was to be called to the high honour of being Mary’s spouse. This privileged mortal was Joseph, the most chaste of men. Heaven designated him as being the only one worthy of such a treasure: the rod he held in his hand in the temple suddenly produced a flower, as though it were a literal fulfilment of the prophecy of Isaias: “There will come forth a rod from the root of Jesse, and a flower will rise up…

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Why Alfie Evans Didn’t Matter to So Many People

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The beauty of Catholic teaching vs. the prevailing ethics of utilitarianism

From Matthew Archbold on the National Catholic Register 

One of the most haunting sights I’ve seen in a long time was Tom Evans, the father of Alfie Evans, coming out to the street in front of Alder hey hospital and robotically reading words on a page asking those who support his efforts to save his son, to stop, go home and live their lives. What sticks with me are his hollowed eyes. The way he simply read the words and failed to make eye contact with all around him. It sounded like a letter read by a hostage. This, coming from a man who has inspired thousands in the way he has defended his son’s life.

But this is what he felt he must do to give his son a chance. I understand. My heart broke for him. This…

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