Catholic Mom

Apr 18

Prayer Request

katholikos:

katholikos:

Can people please pray for my grandpa? He’s in hospice with a bad infection and we’re not sure what will happen. I’m going home to see him over this Easter weekend.

It’s getting worse and the nurses are saying he’ll probably die tonight or tomorrow…please keep praying. Thank you for all of you who have. Please reblog this.

(via lovelyloretta)

Apr 13

“Consider Jesus’ act of acceptance in the Garden and how much it cost Him, making Him sweat blood. Make this act yourself when things are going well and also when they go against you…We know that nature shrinks from the cross when things are hard, but we cannot say the soul is not submissive to God’s will when we see it carrying out that will, in spite of the strong pull it feels in the opposite direction.” — St. Padre Pio (via confessionsofsomeoneanonymous)

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Apr 11

(Source: sermoveritas, via acatholicvibe)

Apr 05

Holiest Object

Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.

From Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis

Next time I’m upset with someone, or tempted to gossip, or in any of the other sins against my neighbor, I need to remember this. To serve God better, it might be very beneficial to see how I measured up against this in my daily examination of conscience.

Apr 01

Prayer Request!

I received this from Fallen-rosepetals. I am putting in this format so my Tumblr friends can reblog for prayers.

Prayer List: I would like to ask if people could please add my brother, Marco Campos, to your prayer list please. He has a disease where his eye sight deteriorates and they have been getting worse recently. He may go blind and he is unbelievably scared. Please, please keep him in your prayers. Thank you and God Bless! <3

fallen-rosepetals asked: Prayer List: I would like to ask if people could please add my brother, Marco Campos, to your prayer list please. He has a disease where his eye sight deteriorates and they have been getting worse recently. He may go blind and he is unbelievably scared. Please, please keep him in your prayers. Thank you and God Bless! <3

I will pray for healing and for peace! Please keep me posted.

Mar 31

Wow!

This Easter, 1,306 adults, teens and children will be baptized or confirmed as Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington, which is the largest number of candidates and catechumens ever.

You can read more at Patheos.com.

Worth Signing

I don’t sign petitions often. There are so many, and I don’t have time to look into all the issues. This one is straightforward and important, though.

A nun was invited to speak at a Catholic school in North Caroline.She spoke largely from Theology of the Body. 

Her talk, entitled “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift,” is based on the teachings of Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. The presentation focused on the differences between the genders, the role of the family, importance of real friendships, emotional intimacy and the impacts of contemporary culture on our concepts of sexuality. (Quoted from Women of Grace).

Needless to say, homosexuality was discussed. Some students, faculty, and parents at this Catholic school were so upset they started a petition and, 

In addition, parents called for a letter-writing campaign, sending out emails that listed the addresses of the Diocese of Charlotte, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, even the pope in the Vatican.

On April 2 there will be a school board meeting to discuss this. Rumor is the Bishop will be there. One brave student started a petition in support of the presentation given by this nun. It is important for the Bishop to understand the ramifications to the Church if a nun (or anybody else) cannot give a talk faithful to Church teachings in a Catholic school. The things she teaches need to be encouraged, not stifled.

You can send a message that it is important to uphold Catholic teachings in our schools by signing the petition. You’ll find it here. It will only take a moment.

Thank you! 

Mar 29

God’s Sense of Timing

For those who haven’t heard, California experienced a 5.1 magnitude earthquake recently.

There were some people in the theater watching the new Noah movie. Guess when the quake occurred?

Yup, right at the end-of-the world scene. In one theater it apparently happened during an “Is man worthy of survival?” speech. Another mentioned feeling it during the animal stampede. Not having seen the movie, I imagine it might have covered a bit of both.

Some moviegoers thought it was just special effects. Others were a bit creeped out.

I picture God thinking, “The earthquake is going to happen anyway; I’m going to tweak the timing a little!”

Here’s one article about it: Earthquake at the End of the World.

Mar 21

Going To Hell

There has been a lot of discussion about the death of Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Church. As you would expect, it’s mostly speculation that he is now in hell.

Disturbingly, there are some Christians who rejoice in that.

If, indeed, he is now lost to God, should we rejoice? Do you think God rejoices? One of the best comments I read about it is this is from Bryan Kemper.

"I thought a lot about this for the last 24 hours and realized how heart-broken I am about this."

As Christians, we should realize that God gave Mr. Phelps every chance, even as he lay dying. We should hope that he repented in the end., even if it was his last seconds. There is word that he was excommunicated from his church in his last months. This excommunication gives me hope that he did, indeed, repent.

But for those who don’t, for anybody who ends up in an eternity without God, we should not rejoice. Our God, our Beloved, does not rejoice. How can we rejoice in what God finds abhorrent? Do we not desire what God desires?

Join me in praying for God’s mercy on the soul of Fred Phelps and on all of us. Every one of us needs it.