Catholic Fire: St. Mark, the Evangelist: A model for us today.

How can I ever forget this Feast Day of St. Mark the Evangelist! Twenty seven years ago, on this day, April 25, 1987, I was ordained a deacon for the Holy Roman Catholic Church! Now I can’t evangelize like St. Mark and so many other Saints, but as an old man, I do my share on the Internet and at the local parish. I do try to bring Christ’s teaching to those around me and especially when I preach at wakes and funerals. The seed needs to be planted by us and then God does the rest! I know someone preached and prayed for me when I was a young man; I’m sure whoever it was, planted the seed for me to convert and follow the Lord! Check out St. Mark’s story here:

St. Mark, the Evangelist, the author of the second Gospel, is commonly identified as “John Mark” in the Acts of the Apostles (12:12, 25; 15:37) Born a Jew, he was baptized and instructed in the faith by St. Peter the Apostle and traveled with him to Rome. He had a close relationship with St. Peter, who referred to him as “my son Mark” (1 Peter 5:13).

Mark traveled with his cousin St. Barnabas and with St. Paul on their first missionary journey in Cyprus (Acts 13:5).  Mark is also said to have evangelized in Alexandria, Egypt and founded the Church there.

Like Luke, Mark was not one of the 12 apostles. Some scholars believe him to be the young man who ran away when Jesus was arrested (Mark 14:51-52).  He is also considered to be the first bishop of Alexandria, Egypt.

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German Bishops to Vote on Controversial Changes to Labor Law |Blogs | NCRegister.com.

What’s with the German Bishops? As Our Lady said at Akita, Japan and other places:

The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see Cardinals opposing Cardinals, Bishops against other Bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises, and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.”

CNA

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops’ conference.

– CNA

German bishops will vote Monday on changing the German Church’s labor law to allow Church institutions to employ divorced and civilly remarried Catholics or those living in homosexual relationships.

The bishops were expected to vote unanimously in favor of the change on Nov. 24 last year, but decided to postpone the decision after a federal court ruling supported the Church’s current laws that forbid employing staff whose lifestyles run contrary to Church teaching.

Until now, those seeking employment in the German Church — the second-largest employer in the country — have been required to adhere to lifestyles consistent with Church teaching. Many believe that if enacted, the changes would seriously undermine Catholic doctrine in these key areas.

Read more here: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/german-bishops-to-vote-on-controversial-changes-to-labor-law/

Hillary Clinton is Making Richard Nixon Look Like Snow White.

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Hillary NixonGeesh! the Bill and Hillary Corruption show opens with another show stopper.

Read about it here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2015/04/hillary-clinton-is-making-richard-nixon-look-like-snow-white.html

I remember when Nixon promised to be Pro-Life and had many of us fooled. 

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

English: campaign item for 1968 Richard Nixon ...

English: campaign item for 1968 Richard Nixon campaign, appears to be a small paper trash bag, for use in automobiles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #492

Posted: April 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

“But yet behold: the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. And the Son of man indeed goeth, according to that which is determined: but yet, woe to that man by whom he shall be betrayed.” (Luke 22:21-22)

GOD CAN BRING GOOD OUT OF EVIL: Although our Lord died of His own will, still Judas was guilty of His Death, and on that account Jesus pronounced “woe” on him. But even as once God turned the crime of Joseph’s brethren to good account, so did He suffer the wickedness of Judas and of the unbelieving Jews to enter into the plan of redemption, and allow their sin to be the cause of that Death which brought salvation to the world.

[From ‘A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture’ by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

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Español: Beso de Judas.

 Kiss of Judas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Harrisburg priest appointed bishop by Pope Francis.

Congratulations to Bishop-Elect Malesic!

Father Edward Malesic, pastor of Holy Infant Parish in York Haven, will become the fifth Bishop of Greensburg when he is ordained July 13, the Diocese of Harrisburg announced Friday.

Faithful Nuns Walk Out of Catholic School in Protest |Blogs | NCRegister.com.

A group of faithful Catholic nuns of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist walked out of their classrooms at Marin Catholic High School near San Francisco in protest of the pro-gay agenda literature being handed out by students on school grounds.

Thank you Sisters, for your courage and fedelity!

Read more here: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/matthew-archbold/faithful-nuns-walk-out-of-catholic-school-in-protest/

APR 21 (Medjugorje Today) – Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder and CEO of the Medjugorje-based charity Mary’s Meals, has been named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2015.

Magnus McFarlane-Barrow, a Scot, has been recognised for Mary’s Meals’ work in setting up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities. To​day Mary’s Meals is feeding 989,791 children every school ​day across 12 countries.

“It is wonderful to be able to accept this honour on behalf of the thousands of people all around the world, who together are working to realise the Mary’s Meals vision – that every child should be able to receive at least one meal every ​day in their place of education” Magnus McFarlane-Barrows comments.