Britain will be praying this rosary on Sunday, April 29 at 2:30pm their time, which is 8:30am our time. Providentially, that is within minutes of when SMPB prays a rosary before the 9:15 Mass.
PLEASE mark your calendars and, if you can, plan to join us for this Rosary, which will be prayed for the intentions of Great Britain.
The Catholic Church in England has been devastated. Let's pray for a return of faith there.
"The giggling giddiness of novelty, the sentimental restlessness of a mind unhinged, and the unnatural fear of a good dose of hard thinking, all conjoin to produce a group of sophomoric latitudinarians who think there is no difference between God as Cause and God as a “mental projection”; who equate Christ and Buddha, and then enlarge their broad-mindedness into a sweeping synthesis that says not only that one Christian sect is as good as another, but even that one world-reli...gion is just as good as another. The great god “Progress” is then enthroned on the altars of fashion, and as the hectic worshippers are asked, “Progress toward what?” the tolerant comes back with “More progress.” All the while sane men are wondering how there can be progress without direction and how there can be direction without a fixed point. And because they speak of a “fixed point”, they are said to be behind the times, when really they are beyond the times mentally and spiritually." - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
HERE IT IS!!
Matt Walsh's amazing talk given, last night (April 6), at St. Mary of Pine Bluff.
(Bonus Benediction at the conclusion )
SATAN’S TACTIC FOR CHRISTIAN AMERICA:
DON’T AWAKEN THEIR COURAGE!
On Friday evening, February 9, Matt Walsh will be speaking at St. Mary of Pine Bluff....
Register HERE (this number helps us to prepare)
Matt Walsh is a nationally recognized Christian writer, blogger, and speaker with a large national following. His provocative writings on political and cultural subjects are read by millions of people a month. Through his enormous social media following, he engages with hundreds of thousands of people every day. Matt is known through his writing and his speeches as a fierce and articulate defender of truth, moral values, and the Christian faith. Matt lives in Maryland with his wife and two kids.
Matt looks to elaborate on a recent article he wrote HERE. The title of Matt’s talk will be: “Satan’s Tactic for Christian America: Don’t Awaken Their Courage!”
In the article, Matt wrote:
“Christians in the East forfeit their lives rather than forfeit their souls, and we forfeit our souls even though we could quite easily retain both. The Church overseas has been under violent assault, yet the enemies of Christ have not won. They have diminished the Church in numbers by killing its members, but it is strong and resilient where it still stands. Our situation is exactly the reverse.
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Fr. John Sasse is sick with a fever (please pray for him), so Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (Fr. Z) kindly agreed to take his place. WOW!!
This is REALLY good news!! And, I am very excited about this!!
I am planning to do everything I can to get Green Scapulars to anyone who asks, who is participating in Nineveh 90 for Life.
As you can see by the photo for this article, these Green Scapulars will be touched to a Relic of the True Cross of Christ. You can read about this particular Relic HERE....
Nineveh 90 for Life begins on January 1, 2018. There will be three main intentions (you can add your own too):
1. End to Abortion
2. Personal Holiness
3. Conversion of Our Loved Ones
You can read about the Green Scapular HERE. The first promise is for the "Conversion of those who do not have the faith." I have seen and heard countless stories of the miracle of conversions through the Green Scapular.
Most people will hide these Green Scapulars in the vicinity of where your loved one (in need of conversion) is frequently ... under their mattress, under their car seat, etc.
During this Nineveh 90 for Life, we are not "messing around" ... we are going ALL IN for the babies and for our loved ones' conversions. With these "touched" Green Scapulars, and our 90-day dedication to prayer and mortification, I believe abortion is coming to an end, and we are going to witness a multitude of conversions!!
Every man who attends receives a very cool stainless steal Holy Water flask filled with “Epiphany Water.”
Friday, January 5 – St. Mary of Pine Bluff
I don’t know if any Holy Water is more power than others, but I am pretty jazzed to possess Holy Water that takes about an hour to exorcise and bless in a very beautiful and powerful traditional ritual. And, all the men who attend will receive this “Epiphany Water” – FREE – in a very cool stainless steal Holy Water flask....
The first Friday of every month, from September to April, the Knights of Divine Mercy (most of whom are Knights of Columbus) gather for a “Night of Knights.” This is a powerful evening of Adoration, Confession, Inspiring Talk and a Fraternal Social. This year, the first Friday in January (January 5) “happens” to fall on the Vigil of the Epiphany. Men from far and wide are invited to be with Fr. John Sasse and the Knights of Divine Mercy Schola Cantorum for an amazing evening, which will include a very special Vigil of Epiphany exorcism and blessing of water and salt.
ENLIST IN GOD'S ARMY!!
Nineveh 90 for Life begins on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (January 1) and goes until the Easter Vigil (March 31). Special Forces Prayer Warriors (those who join) will be challenged to enter into a period of prayer and mortification. “Mortification,” at its essence, means to “die to yourself.” This will be our time to let go of bad and sinful habits and to embrace more good and healthy and Godly habits.
The research in the behavioral sciences th...at says 90 days is about the time needed to change bad habits. What better time to be resolute then when, traditionally, many take on “New Year’s Resolutions.” Except this will be done with a support system that is tens of thousands of special forces warriors strong! We will also be using some of the tried and true very powerful supernatural elements. Namely, the Brown Scapular, 54 Day Rosary Novena, and the 33 Day Preparation for Marian Consecration.
We believe that spiritual strength increases to the degree we are detached from worldliness. “He must increase, but I must decrease” was the call of St. John the Baptist. This is our time to “make straight a path for the Lord.” To put aside everything that stands in the way of Christ to fill us up completely with His Divine Life. THIS is the way we become “strong in the Lord and in His mighty power!” God will surely hear and answer this throng of tens of thousands detached from the world and resolute in our plea to end the culture of death. I am certain of it!
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!
NINEVEH 90 – 90 DAYS OF PRAYER & PENANCE TO END ABORTION!!
There is no doubt that we are facing a pivotal moment in history. This is "our time" to step up and see this "momentum shift" to its conclusion....
Please make every effort to get all of your friends and family to join this extremely important 90-day prayer crusade (January 1 to Easter Vigil) to rescue our culture and put an end to the killing of millions of innocent children through abortion. We believe God will hear us!!
SIGN UP HERE: JOIN NINEVEH 90
On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we recall how, in 1531, an entire culture of Mexico turned, virtually overnight, from the brutal Aztec practice of human sacrifice to one of the mightiest Christian cultures on the planet. It is estimated that nine million Mexicans turned to our Lord, almost instantly, through the intercession of Our Lady.
Many of us have been praying for our country, and we are beginning to see a shift that, quite frankly, is astounding. Signs abound, such as the outrage over the objectification of women, and liberal news sources reporting on the dangerous side effects of contraception and abortion.
As we pray for the conversion of our country, we have a unique opportunity to end pre-born child killing through a Personhood Proclamation Presidential Executive Order.
January 14, 2018 is the 30th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s Personhood Proclamation. It was not a Presidential Executive Order. But now with President Trump, we have an opportunity for a Presidential Executive Order.
We need to pray for the President to take this action which will force for the Courts to adjudicate personhood and encourage him by, first, signing the petition at Personhoodproclamation.com and sending a message to President Trump. For complete campaign and how to email, call, tweet, and otherwise contact the President, Protestchildkilling.com
But, more than anything else, this is our time to "go all in" with our prayer and penances, as we call out to (beg!!) God, through the intercession of Our Lady, to bring an end to the murder of millions of innocents through abortion.
When the Apostles asked the Savior why they had been unable to drive the evil spirit from a demoniac, Our Lord gave a “key” for what intensifies or increases the power of our prayers: “This kind is not cast out but by prayer and fasting“ (Matthew 17:21). So, too, the evil which today torments humanity can be conquered only by a world-wide crusade of prayer *and* penance.
That will be the intensity of this 90-day challenge of prayer and penance for the babies!!
HERE WE GO!!! STARTS ON JANUARY 1.
PERFECT WAY TO SUCCEED AT NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS AND DRAW CLOSE TO GOD!!!
PLEASE GET AS MANY AS YOU CAN TO JOIN!!!!!
KNIGHTS GATHER TO GAIN GRACE FOR BATTLE!!
Knights of Divine Mercy meets every first Friday from September to April.
Come join us on Friday, November 3, 6:00 PM at St. Mary of Pine Bluff, WI....
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (Fr. Z) will be speaking.
6:00 PM – Angelus
6:05 PM – Solemn Vespers, Adoration & Confession
7:00 PM – Chaplet of Divine Mercy
7:10 PM – Fr. Z's Talk
7:50 PM – Benediction
8:00 PM – Fraternal Social
Featuring: Knights of Divine Mercy Schola Cantorum
Do you want the peace of God which transcends all understanding? Do you want the Glory of God to fall upon you? Do you want to be ignited in the very power of the Holy Spirit?
Do this …
One day, I was meeting with someone who surprised me by asking a question that is not asked a lot (ever?). He didn't ask, "How can I be a better person?" or, "How can I be a better disciple?" or even, "How can I be a better Christian?" Out of the clear blue, he asked, "I want to be supernaturally strong ... how can I be supernaturally strong?"
In my mind, I said, "Yes!! That's the best question!!" Out loud, I said to him, "I know the answer to that question. You want to be what I call, ‘God Strong.’ To do that, you need to “Get in the Zone.” Here ... let me lay it out for you" (I'll conclude by laying that out).
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In the great Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the land.” And, He gave us the prescription for discipleship: “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am meek and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Jesus called us to learn to be meek. Yet, in our times, meekness is seen as weak and spin...eless, but that’s not the biblical understanding.
In biblical times, wild stallions were brought down from the mountains and broken for riding. Some were used to pull wagons, some were raced, and the best were trained for warfare. They retained their fierce spirit, courage, and power, but were disciplined to respond to the slightest nudge or pressure of the rider’s leg. They could gallop into battle at 35 miles per hour and come to a sliding stop at a word. They were not frightened by arrows, spears, or torches. Then they were said to be “meeked.”
After 29 years of this great gift of priesthood, I believe I have heightened my sense of what the essentials are for priesthood ...
1) Without a doubt the most essential duty of a priest is to bring Christ, in the Most Holy Eucharist, to our people.
2) A priest must be a man with a deep and rich prayer life. He must also go to Confession at least once a month (Actually, I think priests should go twice a month to be fortified in supernatural grace, since the devil hates priest...s the most).
3) A priest must offer the "most reverent" Mass as is humanly possible, in that it is due God, and it assists souls in opening to the first and most necessary Gift of the Holy Spirit - Awe and Wonder.
4) A priest must make himself available "all the time" for the Sacrament of Confession. This means doing all he can to make people feel comfortable asking for this Sacrament. A line in the bulletin saying, "Call for an appointment" does not accomplish this, in most cases (People feel they are bothering the priest). This also includes preaching often on the necessity of this Sacrament. We need our people in a "State of Grace!"
5) A priest must be on call 24/7 to the bedside of any person in need of the Anointing of the Sick.
6) A priest must constantly study. Read, read and read some more.
7) A priest must be an effective and inspiring teacher. This is why #6 is so important. You can't give away what you don't have. Homilies are the usual format for teaching, but the priest can and should teach in other ways. Mini-courses, bulletin articles, etc.. I have a teaching website that I use for this purpose (romancatholicman.com). My website articles are then automatically posted to our parish website (stmarypb.com).
8) A priest prepares and administers other Sacraments (Baptism, Matrimony) with charity and fervor. A priest also prays for the dead, and prays with and consoles others at funerals.
9) A priest must lead people to discover and love the rich treasury of the Catholic Church ... devotion to Mary and the saints, devotional prayers (especially the rosary), sacramentals, etc.
10) A priest must do all that he can (especially through prayer) to exude the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. If these are missing in priests, who people look up to, they will seem unreasonably difficult for others to practice. The priest must make the parish seem like a second home for his parishioners, but that begins by his very persona being a home for others ... easily approachable. This makes it easy for people to come to the priest for spiritual counseling.