Readings & Reflections: Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter & St. Gregory VII, May 23,2017

Readings & Reflections: Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter & St. Gregory VII, May 23,2017

The Holy Spirit comes to convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness. The jailer experiences this righteousness at the earthquake, when Paul and Silas refuse to escape. He begs to be saved, and “his household rejoiced at having come to faith in God.” God’s name and promise prevail.

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Opening Prayer

“Come Holy Spirit, and let the fire of your love burn in my heart. Let me desire only what is pure, lovely, holy and good and in accord with the will of God and give me the courage to put away all that is not pleasing in your sight.” Amen.

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Pope Francis in Santa Marta: The Holy Spirit cannot enter a closed heart

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: The Holy Spirit cannot enter a closed heart

Published on May 22, 2017

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May 22, 2017. “The Church calls the Holy Spirit the sweet guest of the heart,” he remembered.

‘Open Your Heart,’ Pope Suggests at Morning Mass

At Casa Santa Marta, Francis Calls on Faithful to Make Sure They Try to Listen Openly to Holy Spirit

Pope Francis delivers his homily in Santa Marta

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Open your hearts…

According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis gave this recommendation during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, saying only if we do so, will we be able to hear the Holy Spirit and therefore witness Christ.

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SOLA SCRIPTURA: A LONELY, MAN-MADE HERESY

SOLA SCRIPTURA: A LONELY, MAN-MADE HERESY


by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 22, 2017

This notion contradicts the words of St. Paul, St. John and Christ Himself

By Peter Holm

Sola Scriptura, the protestant claim that each man alone may interpret Scripture for himself, isn’t in the Bible (which wasn’t assembled by the Church until 393). The notion of “Scripture Alone” presumes that the Holy Scripture alone, less context, carries the full truth of God to the hearts of the Christian faithful. Worse, this philosophy directly contradicts the words of St. Paul, St. John and even Christ Jesus Himself.

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SR. LUCIA: SATAN’S FINAL BATTLE STRIKES FAMILIES

SR. LUCIA: SATAN’S FINAL BATTLE STRIKES FAMILIES


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 22, 2017

Cdl. Caffarra: Sr. Lucia told me the decisive battle will be over marriage and the family

ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, co-author of the dubia on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, relates Sr. Lucia’s testimony that the devil’s final war seeks to destroy marriage and family life.

During an interview on Friday in Rome, Cdl. Caffarra, founding president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, recounts a letter he received from the Fatima visionary. Sister Lucia wrote, “Father, a time will come when the decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family.”

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CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PUNISHES PREGNANT STUDENT WHO CHOOSES LIFE

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PUNISHES PREGNANT STUDENT WHO CHOOSES LIFE

Christian School Punishes Pregnant Student Who Chooses Life Print Friendly and PDF by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 22, 2017

By Dr. Susan Berry

A pregnant 18-year-old star student at a Christian academy who chose to have her baby has been stripped of her leadership positions and informed she will not be able to graduate with her class on June 2 as a result of her pregnancy.

Maddi Runkles is a student with a 4.0 average and has been president of the Student Council and vice president of the Key Club, a community service organization, at Heritage Academy, a Christian school in Hagerstown, Maryland, about 90 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.

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ST. LOUIS ARCHBISHOP ROBERT CARLSON FULFILS VOW TO FIGHT ABORTION ORDINANCE

ST. LOUIS ARCHBISHOP ROBERT CARLSON FULFILS VOW TO FIGHT ABORTION ORDINANCE


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 22, 2017

Abp. Carlson: “There is no room for compromise on such a matter”

  1. LOUIS, Mo. (ChurchMilitant.com) – The archbishop of St. Louis is making good on his promise to fight a city ordinance that forces the archdiocese to support abortion and contraception.

On Monday, Abp. Robert Carlson and two other groups represented by St. Thomas More Society (STMS) sued the city of St. Louis, Missouri, in U.S. District Court over city ordinance 70459, which extends protected class status to abortion advocates.

In January, Abp. Carlson described the “terrible consequences” Catholic institutions would suffer as a result of the ordinance. “[A] Catholic school or Catholic Charities agency could be fined by the City of St. Louis for not employing persons who publicly promote practices such as abortion,” said the archbishop. “In addition, our Catholic institutions could be fined for not including coverage for abortion in their insurance plans.”

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CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, MAY 22, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, MAY 22, 2017

Get briefed on today’s top stories with Christine Niles.

May 22, 2017

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Sr. Lucia: Satan’s Final Battle Strikes Families
Cdl. Carlo Caffarra saying Sr. Lucia told him decisive battle will be over marriage and the family. FULL STORY

Notre Dame Students Walk Out During Pence’s Commencement Address
Liberals upset over VP’s views on LGBT and religious liberty policies. FULL STORY

Italian Journalist Wants Pope Benedict Silenced
Modernist Andrea Grillo accusing emeritus pope of influencing Pope Francis. FULL STORY 

Trump Challenges Muslim Countries to Conquer Terrorism
President exhorting Arab and Muslim leaders to give no sanctuary to extremists. FULL STORY

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THE VORTEX: HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

THE VORTEX: HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

The newest book: The Vortex.

May 22, 2017

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We sometimes have people say about our work here at Church Militant that “you guys are too negative or don’t say enough good stuff.” Well, first of all, that’s sort of in the eye of the beholder. But whatever we do say in that arena is said in light of shining the spotlight on activities and persons who are blocking the glories of the Faith from being properly transmitted or understood by both Catholics and non-Catholics.

We have often said and will always continue to say that the Holy Catholic Church founded by Our Lord Himself on blessed Peter is the greatest treasure man could ever have because to possess the Catholic faith is to have access to God Himself. The Church is His Holy Bride. It is for Her He died. It is She Who flowed from His pierced side on the Cross.

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Clutching the Church from the bureaucratic machine: The last hurrah for the Russian Catholic Church?

Clutching the Church from the bureaucratic machine: The last hurrah for the Russian Catholic Church?

By Natasha Marsh   February 22, 2017   

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Last February saw the historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Havana, Cuba.

It was the first time a Pope had met with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Russian Church and the Roman Church had drifted into schism in the two centuries after the so-called ‘Great Schism’ of 1054.

Both men took a “don’t mention the war” approach to the Schism, preferring to speak on common issues.

However, there already exists a literal common ground — a meeting point — between the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox. This is the tiny Russian Byzantine Catholic Church (formally known as the Russian Greek Catholic Church), a ‘dissenting’ group of Russian Orthodox who are loyal to the Bishop of Rome as the essential element for the fullness of Orthodoxy. (For them, St Peter’s chair does not equal a monarchical papacy.)

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Confused by Purgatory? Fr. Mike Schmitz Explains All!

Confused by Purgatory? Fr. Mike Schmitz Explains All!

By Ruth Baker, May 

 Purgatory is one doctrine that gets a lot of criticism from non-Catholic Christians, and confuses Catholics too. What’s the deal with it?! Why do we need it, and where did it come from?

This excellent video from Fr. Mike Schmitz at Ascension Presents cuts through the misconceptions surrounding Purgatory. He explains the purpose of Purgatory, shares the Biblical evidence for it, and offers the reason why purification is required even if we die in a state of grace.

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