In addition to our own worldwide Rosary campaign here at Women of Grace, at least one million Catholics in Poland have pledged to take up their rosaries on October 7, the 446th anniversary of the victory of the Christian fleet over an armada of Muslim Ottomans, with the hopes of saving their country from the invasion of non-Christian values.
Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael
“The angels have five duties. The first is to continually sing hymns and praises to their Creator (Is. 6: 1-3). The second duty is to present the prayers of mortals to God and commend them with their petitions (Tb. 12:12). The third duty consists in their being sent as messengers to declare what God wants to declare (Gn. 18:2 Dn. 9:21; Lk. 1:11, 26 Lk. 2:9; Mt. 1:20, 2:13, 19; Mt. 28:2). The fourth duty is protecting men whether as individuals or groups (Ps. 91:11; Mt. 18:10; Dt. 10:5 ff; Rev. 2 and 3). The last duty is to serve as soldiers and armed leaders (Ps. 149:7; Gn. 19: 13; Ex. 12:12 ff; 2 Kgs 19:35; Mt. 13:49, 50). Let good men love their fellow citizens, the angels.”
-St. Robert Bellarmine Read the rest…
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
As of September 27, the clinic in which notorious late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart performed 2nd and 3rd trimester abortions has been shut down.
“God does not despise these hidden struggles with ourselves, so much richer in merit because they are unseen. By our little acts of charity practiced in the shade we convert souls far away, we help missionaries, we win for them abundant alms, and by that means, build actual dwellings both spiritual and material for our Eucharistic Lord.”
-St. Therese of Lisieux Read the rest…
MJ asks: “Some of my friends have taken up the habit of vaping essential oils, claiming it’s safer than cigarettes or e-cigarettes. But is this really true?”
More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – with young women bearing the brunt of these infections.
Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Priest (1581 – 1660)
“When we are discussing things which it is good and proper to talk about, we should hold back any details which would not be for God’s glory, or which could harm some other person, or which would make us foolishly smug. In actual practice, this virtue is about choosing the right way to do things.”
-St. Vincent de Paul Read the rest…
Thanks to a medical breakthrough in France, which led to the partial awakening of a man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years, Church teaching on why all life is sacred has once again been validated by science.