Washington Post Religion Writer Admits Being an Occultist

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Here’s another reason why you shouldn’t put too much stock in the mainstream media when it comes to honest reporting – the Washington Post’s elite religion writer has just revealed that she has been a life-long enthusiast of the occult and thinks all religions are “magic.”

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Custody of the Senses


September 18

God be in my head

And in my understanding;

God be in my eyes

And in my looking;

God be in my mouth

And in my speaking;

God be in my heart

And in my thinking;

God be at my end

And in my departing.

                                                             -The Sarum Missal (11th C.) Read the rest…

Reward


September 17

Feast of St. Robert Bellarmine (1542 – 1621)

Is it not true that you promise those who keep your commandments a reward more desirable than great wealth and sweeter than honey? You promise a most abundant reward, for as your apostle James says: ‘The Lord has prepared a crown of life for those who love him.’ What is this crown of life? It is surely a greater good than we can conceive of or desire, as Saint Paul says, quoting Isaiah: ‘Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much as dawned on man what God has prepared for those who love him.’”

                                                                        -St. Robert Bellarmine Read the rest…

Shared Love

September 16

Feast of St. Cornelius, Pope and Martyr (D. 253)

and St. Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr  (D. 258)

By that shared love which binds us closely together, we are doing all we can to exhort our congregation, to give ourselves unceasingly to fastings, vigils and prayers in common. These are the heavenly weapons which give us the strength to stand firm and endure; they are the spiritual defenses, the God-given armaments that protect us.

                                                -St. Cyprian in a letter to St. Cornelius Read the rest…

Our Lady of Sorrows



September 15, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lord and Our Lady

They warned Our Lady for the Child

That was Our Blessed Lord,

And She took Him into the desert wild,

Over the camel’s ford.

 

And a long song She sang to Him

And a short story told:

And She wrapped Him in a woolen cloak

To keep Him from the cold.

 

But when Our Lord was grown a man

The Rich they dragged Him down,

And they crucified Him in Golgotha,

Out and beyond the Town.

 

They crucified Him on Calvary,

Upon an April day;

And because He had been her little Son

She followed Him all the way.

 

Our Lady stood beside the Cross,

A little space apart,

And when She heard Our Lord cry out

A sword went through Her Heart.

 

They laid Our Lord in a marble tomb,

Dead, in a winding sheet.

But Our Lady stands above the world

With the white Moon at Her feet.

                                                                                    -Hilaire Belloc Read the rest…

Faithful Cross


September 14

Feast of the Triumph of the Cross

“Faithful Cross, above all other, one and only noble tree…Sweet the wood, and sweet the iron, and thy load, most sweet is He.”

                                                                        -Venantius Fortunatus

Today’s Reflection:

In what one area of my life have I most recently seen the liberating power of Christ’s Cross? Today, I will offer a sacrifice of praise for His gracious mercy.

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Albuquerque Conference Brings Healing Amidst the Storm

Johnnette Benkovic addressing women at Women of Grace 2017 Annual Conference in St. Jude Thaddeus Church, Albququerque, NM

While Hurricane Irma was tearing through Florida last weekend, there was a different kind of storm taking place at St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico where 230 women were enjoying a downpour of grace from the Lord at the Women of Grace® 2017 National Conference.

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