http://www.CatholicHack.com/ In this first episode in this series, we are looking at Adam’s role in the Garden (Genesis 1 & 2), as Priest, Prophet, and King… Leader, Protector, and Provider. We too are called to this role… the question is… are we ready? Next time we dive into Genesis chapter 3, and the terrible consequences of our bad choices.

 

creation of man

Creation of man (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #265

Posted: July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

And he saith to them that day, when evening was come: “Let us pass over to the other side.” And sending away the multitude, they take him even as he was in the ship: and there were other ships with him. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that the ship was filled. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping upon a pillow; and they awake him, and say to him: “Master, doth, it not concern thee that we perish?” And rising up, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: “Peace, be still.” And the wind ceased: and there was made a great calm. And he said to them: “Why are you fearful? Have you not faith yet?” And they feared exceedingly: and they said one to another: “Who is this (thinkest thou) that both wind and sea obey him?” (Mark 4:35-41)

STORMS OF LIFE: So it is in all the storms of life. If only we have confidence in God, and ask Him to come to our aid, He will not fail us in the hour of our need. He whom the winds and the seas obey is ever at hand to help those who invoke His name.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]

(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

deaconjohn1987:

May the Divine Mercy be in our souls+

Originally posted on Old Roman Catholic News Portal:

Patriairch_emblem1To all who have a living conscience in Iraq and all the world
To the voice of moderate brother Muslims who have a voice in Iraq and all the world
To all who have a concern that Iraq could remain a country for all His Children
To all leaders of thought and opinion
To all who announce the freedom of the human being
To all protectors of the dignity of human beings and of religion

PEACE AND MERCY FROM GOD!

The control exercised by the Islamist Jehadists upon the city of Mosul, and their proclamation of it as an Islamic State, after several days of calm and expectant watching of events, has now come to reflect negatively upon the Christian population of the city and its environs.

The initial sign was in the kidnapping of the two nuns and 3 orphans who were released after 17 days. At the time…

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deaconjohn1987:

May the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary bring us an Era of Peace!

Originally posted on Old Roman Catholic News Portal:

nun arabicwillmyers2In the USA, His Excellency Bishop William Myers declared“The clergy of the Old Roman Catholic Church in America request all people of goodwill to pray for the Christian population of Iraq. The situation in that country has become very volatile for Christians, especially those living in Mosul. News reports note that their homes are being marked and that they face death for their beliefs.”

me12aIn Europe, His Grace, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV like others has invited fellow Christians on Facebook to adopt the “nun” symbol as their profile photo in response to the persecution of Christians in Mosul and Iraq where the symbol is being daubed on the walls of Christian homes, businesses and churches and have been ordered to “convert or die”. His Grace wrote, “What an opportunity for witness and solidarity if EVERY Christian on Facebook swapped their personal profile photo for this one as an expression of…

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[Video] Levels of Purgatory

Posted: July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

The Rosary delivers souls from Purgatory

The Rosary delivers souls from Purgatory (Photo credit: Lawrence OP)

 

SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #264

Posted: July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


And there came down a storm of wind upon the lake: and they were filled and were in danger. And they came and awaked him, saying: “Master, we perish.” But he arising, rebuked the wind and the rage of the water. And it ceased: and there was a calm. And he said to them: “Where is your faith?”
(Luke 8:23-25)

 

THE STORM OF TEMPTATION: There arise storms in the lives of individuals also, when sufferings and temptations assail them. Sometimes a person seems in danger of sinking, i. e. of sinning and losing eternal life. But God is near him, with His help, grace and consolation. St. Bernard says about this: “Though the world should rave and Satan rage, though the flesh should rebel, I will still hope in Thee, O my God; for who has ever hoped in Thee and been confounded?”

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]

(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

 

 

 

St Bernard in Lourdes

St Bernard in Lourdes (Photo credit: Lawrence OP)

 


And there came down a storm of wind upon the lake: and they were filled and were in danger. And they came and awaked him, saying: “Master, we perish.” But he arising, rebuked the wind and the rage of the water. And it ceased: and there was a calm. And he said to them: “Where is your faith?”
(Luke 8:23-25)

 

THE CHURCH MILITANT, with the successor of St. Peter at the helm, is typified by Peter’s little ship threatened with destruction by the storm. The Church has to contend with many adversaries; but our Lord is in her midst, and if at times He seems to slumber, He still knows the sufferings and dangers which threaten His Church, and all at once He will arise, command the storm by His Almighty word, and once more give back peace and liberty to His Church.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]

(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

 

Detail from Albrecht Dürer

Detail from Albrecht Dürer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)