Vol 11 Issue 24 ~ Editor: Rev. Fr. Courtney Edward Krier June 16, 2018 ~ Our Lady on Saturday
What is the Sacrament of Confirmation
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Saint Gregory Barbarigo
Family and Marriage
Articles and notices
As the Liturgy for this Sunday is directed to Saint Peter, and as the Church will, in 12 days, celebrate the Feast of Saint Peter, it brings us to one of the conundrums for Catholics today: the Roman Catholic Church without a pope.Continue reading →
New research from the American Cancer Society and other public health groups finds people with higher than recommended blood levels of vitamin D have a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer. The finding was particularly significant for women.
The opposite may also be true: people with a vitamin D deficiency were found to have an increased risk for the disease. MORE
Father Kevin O’ Sullivan commentaries 1957, Third Sunday of Advent
St. John the Baptist, Elias and God’s Kingdom
When John the Baptist appeared at the Jordan river, proclaiming that the kingdom of God was at hand (cf. Mt. 3:1-12; Mk. 1:2-8; Lk. 3:2-18) the Jews flocked to hear him. The expectation of the Promised Redeemer, the Messias, was strong at this time, and here was a Prophet announcing his proximate arrival and calling on the people to repent of their sins in order to be prepared to receive him. To stir their souls to a desire for moral purification John baptized his followers. It was not the sacrament of baptism instituted later by Christ, and had no value except in as far as it was accompanied by true interior sorrow for sin; its value in other words was dependent on the interior act of contrition. The Temple authorities in Jerusalem hearing of the multitudes who were flocking to John became interested, and perhaps alarmed, and they sent a delegation of Priests and Levites down to the Jordan to interrogate the Baptist.
Church-goers appear to live up to four years longer than atheists, at least according to an analysis of 1,000 obituaries published across the United States.
The Ohio State psychology researchers behind the study insist there is merit to the connection: people with religious affiliations often volunteer and engage in social activities throughout their lives – something routinely tied to longer lifespan. MORE
President Trump’s Tax Cuts and economic policies are proving to be effective. Business are starting to take an active role in hiring workers and providing on the job training for skilled positions. This along with employee bonuses is fueling the economy.
In the mean time Health related Industries like drug stores, pharmaceutical, medical and insurance company’s are merging and working together to bring down the cost of medical expenses.
These actions are helping bring consumer confidence back and Americans are starting to feel proud to be Americans again. So you may not personally like the man but you really got to love his Economic Recovery. At least for now.
Most accepted John 23 as a pope at the time, so we can say he was UN-officially excommunicated as an accessory to the destruction of the Church when he brought Bishop Montini in the Vatican and made him a Cardinal. After this Cardinal Montini was pulling all the strings. Once Pope, Paul VI lied when he said the council was pastoral, (Not according to Pope John’s opening address) as a result this caused more confusion among the faithful. Paul VI was OFFICIALLY excommunicated on Nov. 19 1969 when he rejected publicly the complaints of the Religious to stop with the new Mass and the changes. There was no CMRI or most other sects at the time of pope John 23.
Everyone needs to get these two books on the Apocalypse, The book of Destiny and The Apocalypse of St. John. Listed below.
Taken from “The Apocalypse of St. John.” by Father E. Sylvester Berry D.D. 1921 Printed in the October, 2007, edition of Adsum.
Get your astronomer cap on and let’s dive in. Tonight, the moon is in its new phase, and therefore appears dark in the night sky. This is because the moon is currently centered between the sun and Earth in its orbit. Its lit side faces the sun, while its dark side faces the Earth…MORE
The outdoor wedding, stuff of girlhood fantasy and bridal-magazine photography, has long been off-limits to most Catholics.
No beachside ceremonies or mountaintop nuptials: The code of canon law, straight from the Vatican, says that marriages performed by a priest are meant to be celebrated in the bride or groom’s parish church. MORE