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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pope to place golden rose before patroness of Cuba

Madrid, Spain, Jan 30, 2012 / 12:34 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI will place a golden rose before the statue of Our Lady of Charity, the patroness of Cuba, during his March 26-28 visit to the country.

Cuban officials also said it was “foreseeable” that the Pope would meet with 86-year-old Fidel Castro, reported the Efe News Agency.

Cuba’s current president, Raul Castro, may attend the papal Mass, as Fidel did in 1998 during Blessed John Paul II’s visit.

Meanwhile, on Jan. 25, the Spanish government honored Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino of Havana with the Order of the Great Cross of Isabel the Catholic.

The ceremony took place at the residence of the Spanish ambassador to Cuba, Manuel Cacho. 

Ambassador Cacho praised Cardinal Ortega for “his efforts and dedication” to the Cuban people, while Cardinal Ortega praised the legacy of the Catholic Queen Isabel of Spain.

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FEAST OF SAINT JOHN BOSCO

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January 31, 2012  

(Mat 18:5) And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me. 

FEAST OF SAINT JOHN BOSCO

Born in 1815 in Turin, Italy, Don Bosco was ordained priest in 1841. He taught poor young boys about God, how to live moral lives, and basic livelihood skills. He founded the Salesian Order in 1859 to educate more neglected young boys. In 1872, together with St. Mary Mazarello, he established the Daughters of Our Lady Help of Christians to help poor and neglected young girls. 

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MORESt. John (Don) Bosco 

PROPHECYDon Bosco's Prophecy of the Two Columns

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CATHOLIC REPORT: Saint John Bosco's Two Pillars Dream:  Did Pope Benedict Fulfill That Dream With His Voyage Down the Rhine At The Start Of World Youth Day?

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Sweet Savior, Saint John Bosco had a powerful love and tender heart for youth. I lift up to You the children and teenagers in my life. Protect them; lead them away from the temptations of the world and hold them tight in Your arms. When Saint John was a boy, he performed circus tricks to draw in the neighborhood children, and then he shared the homily he'd heard at Mass. Help the youth in my family and church become powerful evangelists to their peers. Bless those who have been gifted with a vocation to the priesthood or religious life, and help them say yes to this call. Saint John Bosco, pray for us. Amen.

Thoughts and Sayings of Saint Margaret Mary: Various Subjects

14. I admire the mercy of God with regard to the dear departed one... Happy the soul who has quitted this miserable life where there is nothing but suffering and affliction of mind, and where our salvation is constantly endangered through sin, the greatest enemy of the soul.


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Mary TV January 31, 2012 reflection

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 Ivan encounters Our Lady in his chapel in Medjugorje 2011
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January 31, 2012

Saint John Bosco

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

"Dear children! With joy, also today I call you to open your hearts and to listen to my call. Anew, I desire to draw you closer to my Immaculate Heart, where you will find refuge and peace. Open yourselves to prayer, until it becomes a joy for you. Through prayer, the Most High will give you an abundance of grace and you will become my extended hands in this restless world which longs for peace. Little children, with your lives witness faith and pray that faith may grow day by day in your hearts. I am with you. Thank you for having responded to my call."   (January 25. 2012)

 

Today is the live streaming of the event at St. Joseph's Parish in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Here is one last reminder for all of you, so that all who can join us, live, with Ivan will remember to tune in! I am pressed for time, so I will leave you with this information!


 

MARY TV will be streaming Our Lady's apparition to Ivan - LIVE,

Tuesday, January 31, 2012,

at <www.marytv.tv>

St. Joseph Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

(The church will provide Spanish translation.)

Streaming will begin at 5:30 pm (EST)

The apparition will take place (approx.) 6:40 pm, (EST).

Also LIVE on iPhones, iPads, iPods, Androids and all smart phones.

 

Here is a link to a time converter chart that will tell you when the event will begin in your area. Just click on this link and you will go right to the chart for the Kalamazoo event!

 

 http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Ivan+Dragicevic+in+Kalamazoo&iso=20120131T1730&p1=2065&ah=3&sort=1 

 

God bless you all, and please pray for Mary TV, as we travel to Kalamazoo to get set up!

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

Mary TV

 

P.S. It has been confirmed to us by church authorities that according to the Church's teaching, those who participate "piously and devoutly" through our live internet broadcast will receive Our Lady's blessings during her apparition - the same as those praying along with her in the church.  And the religious items they have with them for her to bless will be blessed by her the same as the religious items placed right in front of her in the church during her apparition!     

 

 

 

 

 


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TAKE FIVE FOR FAITH: Daily renewal for busy Catholics 1/31/2012

Tuesday, January 31
FEAST OF JOHN BOSCO, PRIEST


Love and support your local child
Saint John Bosco was born in Italy in 1815 into a family of farm workers. He became a priest and a teacher, devoting his life to the care and education of abandoned and neglected children. His approach was considered novel at the time: He used love instead of the threat of punishment to shape the behavior of his students. John embraced the spirituality of Saint Francis de Sales and dedicated his work to him when he founded the Society of St. Francis de Sales (also known as the Salesians of Don Bosco). How can you support teachers and those who care for children? What are some ways you, in the spirit of John Bosco, can extend love, compassion, and respect to children, especially those most in need?

TODAY’S READINGS: 2 Samuel 18:9-10, 14b, 24-25a, 30-19:3; Mark 5:21-43 (324)
“Jesus took the child by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha koum,’ which means, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise!’ ”


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The Crosses of Normandy, Rejected?

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January 31, 2011 A.D.


A  Friend of Medjugorje spoke across France in November. After the conclusion of one of his talks, a question was asked. The spontaneous response shows when one is grounded in the messages; it is as the Scriptures states, “Do not be anxious about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour.” (Matthew 10:19) A Friend of Medjugorje is often persecuted, but his detractors cannot deny that the spirit of God gives him what to say. The response given to the question below should make everyone stop and reflect greatly upon their role and responsibility in changing the culture.

 

Question: We understand you stopped in Normandy on the way here. Can you tell us your impressions?

A Friend of Medjugorje’s response:

“As today, every opportunity when we go somewhere we always are taught by Our Lady many things. So we went to Normandy today or the beaches of Normandy to Omaha beach. In the Cemetery, and it is incredible there to me that out of 10,000 American soldiers every one of them was given one of two things – they either got a cross or they got the star of David. Out of those 10,000 soldiers, it wasn’t questioned whether they were Christian or not. They didn’t wonder if they were going to church, whether they lived a good life. We, as a culture, knew they needed the cross and most of those soldiers, even if they weren’t going to church, wouldn’t object to that.

There is one way to salvation and that is through the Cross. We don’t have to apologize for that. We, as Christians and Catholics, have vacated our position in the culture. Atheism doesn’t have the same ground to stand on as we do. France is a Catholic country. The United States is a Christian nation and we give this away. We stopped at a church today, Notre Dame of Bayeux, and the historical record said the state took this in 1905. I don’t have the mentality of how you would just allow the state to take this. This is Christianity! This is our Church! Just as we put crosses on every grave out there and didn’t ask them if they were believers or not, all non-believers need the Cross. It is because Christians are vacating and rejecting the Cross that God has allowed it to be taken from us. So this culture, that is rejecting the Cross, is going down. I encourage you. I know there are things in our town where I live in Alabama, that I don’t go see, historical things. It is our human nature not to go out there to that cemetery near you, here an hour or so away, because you know it is there. You can always go there, so you don’t go there. But go there! Pray some rosaries there. Make a spiritual retreat walking those graves and meditate on what has happened to us. They said the oldest soldier buried there is twenty-four years old! We are here because of that. But we are not here just because of that. We lived a life back then where we understood what the Cross meant. Today we don’t understand the value of the Cross and the power of the Cross. Because we vacated it, we put it down, satan has taken over. Our Lady just said on August 2, 2011, “…the evil that wants to begin to rule in this world and to destroy it…” But through Jesus, with Him, Our Lady, and us we can stop it. So we don’t have the fiber of the early Christians. We don’t have the fiber of the Christians in the forties. They could care less back then about your rejection of the Cross, if you didn’t want it on the grave out there. You’re gonna get one! Am I saying force the Cross on somebody? By no means! We have to live the Christian life in such a way that people will be embarrassed by rejecting the Cross because of our holiness. What we have lost is holiness. What swearer swore in front of Mother Teresa or cursed in front of her? Her holiness binded them! I saw President Clinton in Colorado with Pope John Paul II. John Paul was standing right here, President Clinton was standing right here. President Clinton is big time for abortion. John Paul was standing right in his presence condemning abortion and the murder of the unborn. You know what Clinton was doing? He had his hands folded, real humble, and he was shaking his head ‘yes.’ THE LIGHT BINDED THE DARKNESS! We don’t have to force the Cross on somebody. We have to live Christianity to such a degree that they won’t dare come disagreeing with us. But they have the power because we live mediocre Christianity. Our Lady said on November 25, 1997, “…Holy martyrs died witnessing: I am a Christian and love God over everything…”


Does that come across to everybody you meet by your life, your charity, your love, your forgiveness? That is what came to me today just on the beaches of Normandy, just in the cemetery. Our Lady says go into nature. There is nature there. It is creation and it will speak to you. I challenge you just to plan a trip by yourself and just go spend three or four hours out there and meditate, reflect, think. Go into these messages. There is a lot Our Lady wants for you to do. I never even dreamed I’d be doing what I do. I never dreamed the difficulties I would have to go through. But once you have fallen in love with Our Lady and work for Her, what else can you do? So don’t be measured in your response to Her. Don’t be reserved. When She asks you to consecrate yourself to Her, She owns you. You no longer own yourself. On January 1, 2001, Marija was asked by Our Lady to go to the mountain on a cold January night, and Our Lady tells her “…now that when satan is unchained, I desire you to be consecrated to My Heart and the Heart of My Son Jesus…” But did you catch what Our Lady said, because satan is unchained what your only protection is. Our Lady’s response was “now when satan…” and then She tells you what to do, “Consecrate yourself to My Heart and the Heart of My Son Jesus…”What She possesses he can’t have. She owns you. But he sure will make your life miserable. It is important to do daily consecrations. It is important to consecrate yourself to the Cross.

Valognes, France, November 18, 2011
A Friend of Medjugorje

 

The Crosses of Normandy

The Crosses and Stars of David on the graves at Normandy, the day A Friend of Medjugorje visited on November 18, 2011. Every soldier who dies here got either a Cross or a Star of David, an incredible testament to the culture that did not reject the Cross. A Friend of Medjugorje challenges us, "Do we today have the fiber to do what they did? De we through our rejection of the Cross as a culture have the fiber to sacrifice our lives for the salvation of the world?"

    

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Monday, January 30, 2012

St. Francis Unplugged!

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Dear Friend in Christ,

Many have the silly notion that St. Francis is purely a hippy-minded animal lover … and not the rock of Catholic masculinity that served God through voluntary suffering. Please watch this episode of The Vortex and pass it on to as many people as you know.

GOD Bless you and your loved ones,

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American parishes line up for visit from seer

As Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic starts his 2012 tour of 17 public appearances in seven states before the end of April, still many more parishes have asked him to visit. New York and Minnesota both seem to make it into Ivan’s schedule for 2012, New Jersey and Connecticut could also be this year whereas California will be no earlier than 2013.

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Ivan Dragicevic. Photo: Glasnik Mira

Visionary Ivan Dragicevic will have plenty of parishes to visit, even after he has finished his current tour on the American east coast that started on January 28 in Sycamore, IL. Invitations are rolling in from parishes in still more American states aside of the seven he is scheduled to visit.

Ivan’s public arrangement coordinator Ana Shawl tells The Medjugorje Web on Facebook that Ivan’s tour plan, currently ending in Georgia on April 17, may be prolonged, or more arrangements may be slotted into the existing schedule:

“After this I am still working on New York right now. I have two invitations for him right now for Minnesota. One is in Pekham and the other is in Rochester. I have I think 10 invitations from New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. They are all relatively close together so I have to see how many days I can do them in” Ana Shawl informs.


“Right now, he is going to the East Coast because they have been waiting for him for a long time.”

While invitations have also come from California and Texas, it has not been decided when Ivan will come to the two major south states. But at least California will be no earlier than next year:

“I have an invitation for Texas but I am not sure when Ivan can get there. He will probably be coming to California in 2013 because he was just there last year. He has been in California every other year I think for the past 6 years or so” Ana Shawl tells The Medjugorje Web.

Contact info, days, hours and addresses of Ivan’s scheduled talks and public apparitions can be found in the Calendar.

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MOTHER OF MERCY

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Mary Vitamin for January 30th

Topic: Mother of Mercy

Quote:
Pope Leo XIII
"When we have recourse to Mary in prayer, we are having recourse to the Mother of mercy, who is so well disposed toward us that, whatever the necessity that presses upon us especially in attaining eternal life, she is instantly at our side of her own accord, even though she has not been invoked."

Meditation:
Pope Leo XIII goes on to say,
"She dispenses grace with a generous hand from that treasure with which from the beginning she was divinely endowed in fullest abundance that she might be worthy to be the Mother of God. By the fullness of grace which confers on her the most illustrious of her many titles, the Blessed Virgin is infinitely superior to all the hierarchies of men and angels, the one creature who is closest of all to Christ."

Finally, in this paragraph, the Holy Father quotes from St. Thomas Aquinas, "It is a great thing in any saint to have grace sufficient for the salvation of many souls; but to have enough to suffice for the salvation of everybody in the world. is the
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 greatest of all; and this is found in Christ and in the Blessed Virgin."

 Resolution:
Today, I will call upon Our Lady under the title Mother of Mercy, and I will think of her as "instantly at my side."

Marian Vow:
Father Manelli writes of the example of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez who "broke out into ardent exclamations when he was praying to Our Lady: How much you mean to me, O Queen of the Angels and Mother of my God!... How great is the love  I bear you!...It is greater than the love you have for me!...Our Lady then appeared to him in great beauty and sweetness and affectionately answered, 'No, Alphonsus; that is not so. You are deceiving yourself: much greater is the love I have for you, beyond comparison.'"
Devotion to Our Lady, (Academy of the Immaculate: 2001), 34.

I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Thanks be to God for graces received.

 

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Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/30/2012

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January 30, 2012

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

"Dear children! With joy, also today I call you to open your hearts and to listen to my call. Anew, I desire to draw you closer to my Immaculate Heart, where you will find refuge and peace. Open yourselves to prayer, until it becomes a joy for you. Through prayer, the Most High will give you an abundance of grace and you will become my extended hands in this restless world which longs for peace. Little children, with your lives witness faith and pray that faith may grow day by day in your hearts. I am with you. Thank you for having responded to my call."   (January 25. 2012)    

 

"Anew, I desire to draw you closer to my Immaculate Heart, where you will find refuge and peace." Every day as we pray our daily Rosary over the internet at www.marytv.tv , I have been feeling this desire of Our Lady (to draw us close to her heart) growing stronger and stronger. I can feel her loving presence, as we pray, pressing upon my heart, as if to communicate how very ardently she wants to reach as many people as possible through our tiny little internet Rosary. It feels like she wants to draw as many people as possible to her Immaculate Heart, where she can protect them and love them.

 

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I have heard from some of the people who pray with us, and they have told me how praying the Rosary with us on line has helped to rekindle their relationship with Our Lady and has renewed the prayer of the Rosary in their families. Here is an example:

 

My husband, daughter and I watch the archived rosary that was said a week earlier because of time differences here in Melbourne, Australia so when we say it with you today, Sunday, it is the glorious mystery you said Sunday a week ago. We so enjoy it . You remind me of my childhood days, when dad would be busting to tell us bits of this and that and mum would just try and get dad to focus on the rosary , say it, so the kids could go to bed. It is nice because it is so natural .We especially like the intergenerational healing prayer you do at the end. This has really helped us understand the need to do this which is something I have never been exposed to until recently. Thank you so much for all you do . You have brought us back to our Lady of Medjugorje! Mary Anne.

 

Don't you love this! Our live Rosary is on in the middle of the night in Australia, so they watch the Sunday Rosary the next week as a recording! And, yes, we are a bit funny, Denis and I. We have such different personalities that we rub a bit on each other. But, somehow, the Rosary is said, and we join our prayer with people from all over the world! That is the amazing part. All over the world, we are connected by love for Our Lady of Medjugorje!

 

Being drawn into the refuge of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is the answer for all the tired, aching, hurting souls in this world. She, the Mother, can guide us gently into the healing love of Jesus, when we are in her heart, because she is so close to Him. She can bring us to the Physician of our souls and carefully assist Him as He addresses all our ills, our sinful pasts, our broken hearts, our great regrets. His forgiving love can mend us and set us free. If we enter the refuge, the Heart of Mary, we will meet Jesus there and be brought back to life.

 

Tomorrow (Tuesday, January 31) Our Lady will draw very close to all of us who can participate in the live streaming event in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She will draw us to herself as she appears to Ivan. I believe that she can draw near to us where ever we are, even if we are not connected by internet. If we have the desire, and we pray, she will come. She longs for us. If we long for her, she will find us. But during the apparition tomorrow, she will have a special chance to find us.

 

Whether we pray the Rosary on line or are present for the apparition on Mary TV, go to Medjugorje, or just kneel by the side of our bed alone to pray, Our Lady will find us. Her heart longs for us and she will not rest until she has found her children and drawn them into her Immaculate Heart. Join Mary TV tomorrow for this beautiful opportunity to draw close to the refuge of Our Lady's Heart!

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Cathy Nolan

 

Ivan Dragicevic in Kalamazoo, Michigan - Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 5:30 pm EST. www.marytv.tv

 

Click here for a time converter showing local times for this event:

 

Time Converter for Ivan's visit to Kalamazoo 

 

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Mother Angelica Update

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This past January 3, 2012 Reverend Mother Mary Angelica celebrated her sixty-fifth anniversary of her First Holy Profession of Vows. We celebrated with Reverend Mother in quiet joy on her special day. Despite her physical limitations Reverend Mother continues to live her vocation faithfully to the edification of us all. We cannot reiterate enough how grateful we are for your prayers for her spiritual and physical wellbeing. She continues to live in the present moment with her usual spunk and vitality, which sometimes takes us by surprise. Her faithful feline companion, Mikey continues to be a source of entertainment and unpredictable antics! May God keep you in His peace always!

 

From The Sisters at Our Lady of the Angels 
Monastery
 on January 30, 2012

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Pray for Mother Angelica

Mother Angelica is so grateful to you all for the love and prayers offered on her behalf. 

Click here to join with others around the world who pray for Mother's full recovery.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cartoon: Saying Bedtime Prayers

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TAKE FIVE FOR FAITH: Daily renewal for busy Catholics 1/29/2012

Sunday, January 29
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME; CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK BEGINS



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Catholic schools in the United States had a rough start. Partly in response to the religious bias (not to mention anti-Catholicism) in the public schools, the first Plenary Council of Baltimore (1852) mandated that every Catholic parish establish a school. The campaign was so successful that riots ensued, incited by groups such as the Know-Nothing Society, which was committed to eliminating “foreign influence, popery, Jesuitism, and Catholicism” in all aspects of American life. We have come a long way. This year’s theme for Catholic Schools Week, “Faith, Academics, Service,” highlights the three pillars of Catholic education. How can you promote these values?

TODAY’S READINGS: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28 (71)
“A prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you.”


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"What leads to the death of a church? Is it theological conflict? The critical point is likely more about apathy than conflict."
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This Weeks Daily Reflections On Scripture Readings


Jan 29, Prayer Requests

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New Prayer Requests here. Be sure to leave your prayer requests as well. All who visit can pray for you and your prayer intentions.

Jan 29, Daily Reflections On Scripture Readings That Will Nourish Your Soul

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Short daily reflections have been posted for this week. Read these daily Catholic reflections on scripture readings, much like a devotional.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Benedict XVI on the huge crisis we face as a Church.

Wherein Fr. Z gets on his knees and begs you to act.

Pope Benedict XVIIn his address to the Plenary meeting of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, His Holiness said this, which is merely one paragraph of his address in my rapid translation:

As we know, in vast areas of the world the Faith is in danger of being snuffed out like a flame that no longer has any sustenance. We are at a profound crisis of faith, at a loss of a religious sense that constitutes the greatest challenge for the Church of today. The renewal of the faith must therefore be the priority in the undertaking of the whole Church in our times. I hope that the Year of Faith can contribute, with the cordial collaboration of all the members of the People of God, to bring God back anew to this world and to open to men an access to the faith, to a reliance on the God who loved us to the end (cf John 13,1), in Christ Jesus, crucified and risen.

This is a huge challenge for every member of the whole Church.

I will add my view that nothing of which His Holiness spoke is going to be accomplished without a renewal of our liturgical worship.

Our identity as Catholics cannot be separated from our worship.

Benedict XVI’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum remain one of the most important acts of his pontificate.

We need more and more and more opportunities for people to experience the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite in our Latin Church parishes.

Younger priests: learn the older form. This is your RiteKnow your Rite! If you are a Latin Church priest, who are you if you don’t know your Rite? Just do it!

Lay people: band together and start requesting celebrations Holy Mass also in the Extraordinary Form. Get organized. Form a schola and start singing chant so you will be ready when the time comes. Offer to take care of all the material details. Offer to provide vestments, books, money so the priest can go get training. Start thinking about forming a group of servers, perhaps even father and son teams.

Many benefits will flow from a side by side experience of both forms of Holy Mass of the Latin Church.

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Spiritual Gems - January 28

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND TRANSFORMATION INTO CHRIST

   Love offers no resistance to God because to give and to let itself be possessed, are the marks of Infinite Love.  Love is the union of wills, the fusion of affections, of identical inclinations. One of the most intense and delicate joys of love is precisely this abandonment to the dispositions and action of the Beloved, this sweet slavery that makes the soul lose its own sovereignty in order to surrender itself to love.  To love is to disappear, to efface oneself to the point of transformation into and fusion with the Beloved. This sweet abandonment to all the movements of love is the characteristic mark of devotion to the Holy Spirit.

                                     Archbishop Louis Martinez
                                    (From his Masterpiece “True Devotion to the Holy Spirit”)

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Please do forward these spiritual gems to your Catholic friends.

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You can learn more about our Lady of Fatima at www.wafusa.org.

God Bless you and your work,
 

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H2Onews - Newsletter 01/28/2012 YourGoodNewsSource

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Gospel for Sunday 29 january 2012

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark ‪1:21-28.‬
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Minute With the Pope: Jan. 25, 2012

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Benedict XVI dedicated his Jan. 25, 2012, catechesis to Christ's priestly prayer during the Last Supper. “The main element in Jesus' priestly prayer for His disciples,” he stated, “is His request for the future unity of those who will believe in Him. “This unity is not a worldly achievement. It derives exclusively from divine unity and comes down to us from the Father, through the Son and in the Holy Spirit.”
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St. Jose of Calasanz, patron saint of children

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Just off one of the main streets in the historic center of Rome a saint who left a 400 year imprint on the education of children is being remembered.
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The Tribunal of the Conscience

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Within Rome's Palazzo della Cancelleria, a Church court exists to serve the consciences of the faithful. It‘s called the Apostolic Penitentiary, and it‘s located right here inside, along with the other two high courts of the Church: the Apostolic Segnatura and the Roman Rota. Though the Penitentiary is normally quite secretive, this conference was held to celebrate the opening of some of its oldest archives to scholars for study. So, you may be asking yourself, what exactly is the penitentiary?
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2012: Celebration and responsibility for Mexico’s Catholics

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Mexico has reason to celebrate this year what with Pope Benedict XVI traveling there this spring. The nation’s bishops are paving the way.
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Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches move towards unity

From  http://www.christiantoday.com/ 

 

Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 13:13 (GMT)

Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches move towards unity Archbishop McDonald (l) and Bishop Angaelos at the launch of "Joint Statements" Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk

 

The Roman Catholic Church and Oriental Orthodox Churches in the UK have welcomed an “unprecedented” move towards unity this week.

They have launched a new book entitled “Joint Statements” outlining areas of theological agreement between the two denominations.

The book was developed by the Catholic-Oriental Orthodox Regional Forum (COORF) and presented by the body’s co-chairs Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, and the Catholic Archbishop of Southwark Kevin McDonald. 

Bishop Angaelos said that the areas of common faith and witness outweighed the issues that had separated them for the last 1,600 years.

“It is very well for us to stand at our pulpits and preach love, but if our faithful do not see our Churches working together they see this as being quite hypocritical,” he said.

“If we, as Church leaders, as priests and pastors and shepherds in the Church cannot actually portray this, if we cannot have this relationship and the wider relationship in this room and indeed between our Churches in this land that we live in, then we will find it very difficult to stand and preach love and forgiveness and acceptance, that is why I am very happy to be part of this launch.”

Archbishop McDonald stated: “Even though in the past there were differences, they no longer justify the continued separation, and it is a call to the Churches to come together and move towards a closer communion.

“It is a good time for us to recognise that there is an international dimension to ecumenism and we all have a stake in it, we are all part of it.”

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Vandalized, decapitated Jesus statue deemed a total loss

Bill Brett for The Boston Globe


The statue of Jesus in front of Blessed Mother Thresa of Calcutta Catholic Church on Columbia Road at Dorchester Avenue was vandalized during the night.

A statue of Jesus was decapitated this weekend outside a Columbia Road church named after Mother Teresa.

The Reverend Jack Ahern, of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta at St. Margaret’s church, said that when he arrived at the church early Sunday morning, he found the statue without its head and knocked partially off its stand.

“The head was to its side in multiple pieces. It’s almost like he whacked the head first, and then pushed it off its base,” Ahern said.

Ahern said the statue was originally at St. William’s church in Savin Hill, but was moved to Blessed Mother Teresa several years ago. Ahern said the statue touched, and was touched by, many.

“The statue was right by the sidewalk,” he said. “Kids and adults would walk by and touch the hand of Jesus.”

The statue is beyond repair, Ahern said. He added that the parish has not yet discussed replacing it.

Boston police said they received a call for vandalism Sunday morning and will further investigate the incident.

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Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/27/2012

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January 27, 2012

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

"Dear children! With joy, also today I call you to open your hearts and to listen to my call. Anew, I desire to draw you closer to my Immaculate Heart, where you will find refuge and peace. Open yourselves to prayer, until it becomes a joy for you. Through prayer, the Most High will give you an abundance of grace and you will become my extended hands in this restless world which longs for peace. Little children, with your lives witness faith and pray that faith may grow day by day in your hearts. I am with you. Thank you for having responded to my call."   (January 25. 2012)

Our Lady gave us this message on Wednesday through Marija. What a beautiful message it is! Full of hope and joy! Our Lady has been speaking to us for over 30 years now. She has very faithfully given us monthly messages for 25 years. Each month, we receive another message to guide us through our days.

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It occurred to me that one reason Our Lady has been so faithful is speaking to us through the visionaries is that she wants us to get used to her voice. She wants us to get very accustomed to the way she speaks, her tone of voice, her choice of words, the topics that are most important to her, etc. She has been letting us get to know her through her messages! One reason for this may be that she wants us to be able to recognize her "voice" so that we will not be fooled by messages that are not from her. She wants our discernment to be sharpened. If we know her voice, if we know her way of speaking, we will be less likely to be fooled by an imposter. Notice that she said in this message,"With joy, also today I call you to open your hearts and to listen to my call." She wants us to listen to her call, her voice, her words!

 

Just such a situation came up on Wednesday (January 25). Somehow an internet message began to circulate that purported to be from Ivan (spelled Yvan) of Medjugorje, warning us of war and sending many people into a state of alarm. Emails were flying! But it was pretty easy to see that the "voice" behind this email was not Our Lady of Medjugorje. Anna Shawl checked with Ivan about the email, and he assured her it was NOT from him. It was a fake.

 

And it was also interesting that it was sent out at the same time as the Monthly Message of Our Lady through Marija. I would say many people didn't even pay attention to Our Lady's regular Monthly Message for January 25, 2012, because they were so distracted by the message about war from "Yvan". And if you contrast the two messages, they are diametrically opposed. The fake email was full of fear, alarm, and panic. Our Lady of Medjugorje speaks of peace, of conversion, of prayer, of joy and of her presence with us. You can see all these things in the message of January 25, 2012.

 

We have been given a beautiful opportunity to get to know Our Lady, to experience her love, to hear her words and manner of speaking, to drink in her gentle, motherly ways. Let's not waste time with other messages. Our Lady is with us in Medjugorje, and she is helping us to hear her voice, so that we will be able to discern her call in the days ahead. Her call is a call to joy, a call to love, a call to hope and peace. Her call is a call to meet Jesus. Let's respond!

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Cathy Nolan

© Mary TV 2012

 

PS. On January 31, 2012, Mary TV will travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan, to stream the evening of prayer at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with Ivan Dragicevic. Join us at www.marytv.tv at 5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, USA, for this live experience of Our Lady, as she appears to Ivan (at approximately 6:40 pm EST). Tell all those you love! Our Lady will bless them all, live, during her visit!

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