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Monday, March 28, 2016

"Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, dies on Easter" (EWTN News)

"The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in the United States and around the world....


"'Mother Angelica succeeded at a task the nation's bishops themselves couldn't achieve,' said Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, who has served on EWTN's board of governors since 1995. 'She founded and grew a network that appealed to everyday Catholics, understood their needs and fed their spirits. She had a lot of help, obviously, but that was part of her genius'....


"On Feb. 3, 1961, after various medical problems and potential roadblocks, Rome granted Sister Mary Angelica permission for the Alabama foundation, Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Irondale, Ala. At the time, the Catholic population of the region was only 2 percent....

"'When Mother first had her stroke [in 2001], a lot of people said what a shame because she was a voice of the Catholic faith and for the truth,' said Mother Dolores. 'But faith tells us that all these 14 years were not wasted at all. Probably her most profound work has gone on in this time, in her silence and suffering. I believe that to be true. Our Lord gave her this time to be truly cloistered in her bed and have that time of deep prayer and intercession and suffering as an offering for the Church and for the world, for our order, for the network, for many things. And ultimately for souls. We won't know until eternity the value of these past years'....

"'In a special way, I think George Weigel's book Evangelical Catholicism summarizes what Mother Angelica was about,' Bishop Baker said. 'She not only invented that term, many years ago, but put it into practice concretely — working so beautifully off the Scriptures and bringing the truth and the love and the life of the Gospel of Jesus to so many people, not only to our Catholic household of faith, but to many thousands of people who are not Catholic, in that beautiful way she had of touching lives, bringing so many people into the Catholic household of faith'....
"'Mother Angelica has been compared to a powerful medieval abbess. But the mass-media instrument she created has extended her influence for the Gospel far beyond that of any medieval abbess, and even beyond that of many of the last century's most prominent American bishops,' said Mark Brumley, president of Ignatius Press. 'Her long-term contribution is hard to assess, of course, but there is no doubt that Mother Angelica has helped root the Church in America more deeply in the Catholic Tradition; and at the same time, she has helped make the Church more innovative in how she communicates that tradition. All Catholics in America should thank God for Mother Angelica'...

"'She was such a great support to Pope John Paul II and his successor,' added Arroyo. 'Her active ministry ran parallel to Pope John Paul II's, and she backed him up at a time when so many people were undermining Church authority, distorting the history and nature of the liturgy and popular devotion and confusing Catholic teaching. She showed that the commonsense approach of Catholics was right. She normalized the truth of the faith at a time when it was up for grabs.'

"On Feb. 12, Pope Francis sent his greetings to Mother Angelica from aboard his papal plane to Cuba. 'To Mother Angelica with my blessing, and I ask you to pray for me; I need it,' the Holy Father said. 'God bless you, Mother Angelica'....


"'Everything she did was an act of faith,' Archbishop Chaput agreed.

"'She inspired other gifted people to join her in the work without compromising her own leadership and vision,' he said. "I admired her very much, not just as a talented leader and communicator, but as a friend and great woman religious of generosity, intellect and Catholic faith.'" (http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/US.php?id=13464)

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

"and the cloth that covered His head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place."



On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don’t know where they put Him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, 

http://www.youtube.com/embed/wIUDaMatODM?autoplay=1

and the cloth that had covered His head,

https://www.youtube.com/embed/I-DxHdKEMK4?autoplay=1

not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture
that he had to rise from the dead. (Jn 20:1-9)




"Behold the Man!"

Friday, March 25, 2016

"Behold the Man!"


In thinking about "material cooperation," some mistakenly act as though that meant "cooperation that does not matter."  They would do well to reacquaint themselves with a 2005 clarification from the Pontifical Academy for Life.
https://cogforlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/vaticanresponse.pdf


Federal Concerns, 3/22/16 update

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Catholic Identity....

 

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross

Please click the images....
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YnhbpUGYJ3I/UAadmo6mdUI/AAAAAAAAGSo/wRT10WnJn_8/s400/Slide3.PNG
http://the.hitchcock.zone/wiki/Location_trip_to_Quebec,_Summer_2002
https://www.youtube.com/embed/FOCnfPqB0aY?autoplay=1
http://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/sm_maggiore/vr_tour/Media/VR/St_Mary_Nave1/index.html
http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/2004/via_crucis/en/station_08.html
https://www.youtube.com/embed/nE-M42SCZwI?autoplay=1
http://www.wga.hu/art/r/rubens/14religi/75religi.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/104294316@N07/14829988557/
https://www.apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=13&article=145
http://www.stfrancisnyc.org/2013/09/statue-blessing/
http://www.passion-movie.com/english/faq2.asp
http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html
https://www.youtube.com/embed/j60huowKgn4
http://www.youtube.com/embed/wIUDaMatODM

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"Catholic Leaders Endorse Ted Cruz for President" (Cruz for President)

https://www.tedcruz.org/news/catholic-leaders-endorse-ted-cruz-president/

“Will you lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.”


Tuesday of Holy Week, 3/22/16

 Federal Concerns, 3/22/16 update
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http://faithfulinthe8th.blogspot.com/2016/03/will-you-lay-down-your-life-for-me-amen.html



http://faithfulinthe8th.blogspot.com/2016/03/will-you-lay-down-your-life-for-me-amen.html

State Concerns, 3/22/16 Update on Pro Life & Pro Marriage/Family legislation championed by the Pa Catholic Conference



The Bucks County Delegation in Harrisburg
As per the Pa Catholic Conference, “Please respect the concerns of all parties involved in adoption proceedings and vote no on HB 162 in its current form.”
As per the Pa Catholic Conference, "Ask your legislator to include the language of House Bill 1623 in the Fiscal Code.
As per the Pa Catholic Conference,    “I am quite concerned that HB 1510/ SB 974 will run afoul of religious freedom and expose even more…to discrimination. Please  oppose the bill in its current form.”
R
145
Rep Craig Staats
Voted Yea
Co-sponsor

D
141
Rep Tina Davis
Voted Yea
NOT a co-sponsor
Co-sponsor
R
18
Rep Gene DiGirolamo
Voted Yea
NOT a co-sponsor

R
142
Rep Frank Farry
Voted Yea
NOT a co-sponsor

D
140
Rep John Galloway
Voted Yea
NOT a co-sponsor
Co-sponsor
R
29
Rep Bernie O’Neill
Voted Yea
NOT a co-sponsor

R
178
Rep Scott Petri
------------
NOT a co-sponsor
Co-sponsor
R
143
Rep Marguerite Quinn
Voted Yea
NOT a co-sponsor
 Co-sponsor
D
31
Rep Steve Santarsiero
Voted Yea
NOT a co-sponsor
Co-sponsor
R
144
Rep Kathy Watson
Voted Yea
NOT a co-sponsor
Co-sponsor
R
12
Sen Stewart Greenleaf



R
10
Sen Chuck McIlhinney


Co-sponsor
R
24
Sen Bob Mensch



R
6
Sen Robert Tomlinson




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The 10 Commandments

The Beatitudes (from "Jesus of Nazareth")

Christifideles Laici

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Our representation in D.C....

Click the below image, to check on the status of federal legislation:
Click the below images, to ascertain what pro-life and pro-marriage/family legislation is being sponsored or co-sponsored (as well as what legislation is NOT being sponsored or co-sponsored):
https://www.congress.gov/member/brian-fitzpatrick/F000466?q={%22search%22:[%22brian+fitzpatrick%22]}&r=1

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Contacts:

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Contacting Our Governor

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Contacting Our Bishops