New Year’s Resolutions + Christ’s Return in 2022

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It is always prudent to examine our past as we start off the New Year.

Were we judgmental before knowing all of the facts?
Were you aware that foolishness is sinful?
How much gossip where we involved in?
Were we honest with ourselves in 2021?
How much charity did we express among the brethren?
Did we show our love for the truth and the facts?
Are we putting private revelations above the deposit of Faith? (The Hierarchy, Bible & Tradition)
What did we do to help the Faithful foster Unity last year?
Did we check the reliability of a story before forwarding it to others?

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Holy Innocents – Feast Day Dec. 28

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Prayer for Holy Innocents

We remember today, O God,
the slaughter of the holy innocents
of Bethlehem by King Herod.
Receive, we pray,
into the arms of your mercy
all innocent victims;
and by your great might
frustrate the designs of evil tyrants
and establish your rule of justice, love and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the union of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

St. John the Apostle Feast Day Dec. 27

A Prayer to St. John the Apostle , for a Burning love for Jesus

O Glorious Apostle, Saint John, why for thy virginal purity was so beloved by Jesus as to merit to rest thy head upon His divine Bosom, and to be left, in His stead, as a son to His most holy Mother, I implore thee to set me on fire with a burning love for Jesus and Mary. Obtain for me, I pray this grace from our Lord, that, even now, with my heart set free from earthly affections, I may be made worthy to be forever united to Jesus as His faithful disciple and to Mary as her devoted child both here and on earth and then forever in heaven. Amen.

Christmas Day Bombing Raised Fears of Donald Trump

Nashville bombing

At 5:30 a.m. on December 25, Christmas Day, a large mobile home detonated on a deserted stretch of 2nd Avenue North in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, nearly collapsing one building and damaging 41 others, shattering windows and sending shrapnel into the early morning street. Trees were knocked to the ground, and Second Avenue took on the charred look of a battleground. MORE