Blessed Are the Troublemakers 13

You know what really annoys me? This guy.

Yeah! That's right! We're Catholic!

Yeah! That’s right! We’re Catholic!

Don’t take this with a grain of salt. If we take him at his word and follow his example, we have to be a holy nuisance and annoy the [you-know-what] out of people. Literally.

Yesterday, Pope Francis made it clear. He wants You to be a troublemaker too.

Read on… (From CNA/EWTN News:) More…

Why Should I Confess My Sins to a Priest? 7

Have you ever asked or been asked,”Why should I confess my sins to someone else, If I can just confess them to God directly?”

Of course, you can confess your sins to God anytime you want. And God forgives you if you are truly sorry.

When you confess your sins to a priest, however, you are not just telling some guy what you did wrong. In order to understand why confessing your sins to a priest is different (and important), you need to exercise your faith in the teaching of the Church.

The following video explains this clearly and effectively: More…

An Appeal for the Youth 11

By Fr Jason Smith

Young missionaries carrying the cross down Broadway on Good Friday. I love the contrast between consumerism and Christianity in this picture.

I recall standing in line at a Starbucks waiting for a double shot of espresso, when a young man behind me asked if I was a priest. I told him yes and he proceeded then and there to pour out his life’s story, how he had tried everything (not referring to the menu) and it had all left him empty. I asked him if he had ever sincerely tried living the faith. He had not.

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We Are Catholic 10

At breakfast this morning a friend asked me my opinion on the recent news stories on voter fraud — whether I thought they were true.

“It really doesn’t matter,” I told him.  “It’s over. Time to move on to things that really matter. Besides, ….”

We Are Catholic!

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Bearing Fruit for Christ’s Kingdom 1

Biltrix:

Well stated, as always, Fr John!

Also, from Fr John Bartunek:
Straight Talk about Contraception

Originally posted on Catholicism Pure & Simple:

“Others may have their wealth, may drink out of jeweled cups, be clad in silks, enjoy popular applause, find it impossible to exhaust their wealth by dissipating it in pleasures of all kinds, but our delight is to meditate on the Law of the Lord day and night…”  - St. Jerome

By Father Bartunek
From Catholic Spiritual Direction

John 15:1-8: ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that bears no fruit he cuts away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes to make it bear even more. You are pruned already, by means of the word that I have spoken to you. Make your home in me, as I make mine in you. As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself, but must remain part of the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the…

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The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily Reply

New Catholic Apologetics Webpage:

I checked it out. Looks pretty Catholic to me: e.g., features article on 10 biblical reasons for Papal Infallibility, and even an article shared from BiltrixBoard, so it must be good! You’ll find many good apologetics resources here:

The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network is a website founded and edited by Greg West, a passionate defender of Christianity committed to the cause of Christian apologetics, evangelism, and equipping others to always be ready to…

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