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Archive for May, 2009

Embracing Hope TV

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Embracing Hope, by Lea Mallett

 

WHEN the Lord put a vision in my heart of a webcast to speak His "now word," I had a sense it would be at a time when major events were unfolding, or about to unfold in the world. Wow…

And so, finally the time has come for the second phase of this mysterious apostolate: to prepare the Church for the times which are here and coming through an internet webcast. You can imagine my surprise when the Holy Father made the following appeal last week:

Young people in particular, I appeal to you: bear witness to your faith through the digital world! Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News of God’s infinite love for all people, will resound in new ways across our increasingly technological world. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Vatican City, May 20th, 2009

To view the first of this weekly webcast as well as the introductory video, go to www.embracinghope.tv. Please take a moment to pray for this endeavor. May Christ fill you with His grace, hope, and peace.

 

We cannot hide the fact that many threatening clouds are

gathering on the horizon. We must not, however,

lose heart, rather we must keep the flame of hope

alive in our hearts…

—POPE BENEDICT XVI,
Catholic News Agency, January 15th, 2009

 

EMBRACING HOPE TV WEBSITE

 

 

Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, NEWS, WEBCAST & VIDEOS | on May 28th, 2009 | No Comments »

The Writing on the Wall


The Feast of Belshazzar (1635), Rembrandt

 

Since the scandal which took place at "Catholic" Notre Dame University in the USA, where pro-ab0rtion President Barack Obama was honored and a pro-life priest arrested, this writing has been ringing in my ears…

 

SINCE the elections in both Canada and the U.S. in which the populaces have chosen the economy rather than the extermination of the unborn as the most important issue, I have been hearing the words:

The writing is on the wall.   

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, SIGNS | on May 20th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

The Ecclesial Assault

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DURING prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, a deeper understanding of Revelation seemed to unfold in a broader and more historical context…. The confrontation between the Woman and the Dragon of Revelation 12, is primarily an assault directed toward the priesthood.

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE GREAT TRIALS | on May 18th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Do You Know His Voice?

 

DURING a speaking tour in the United States, a consistent warning kept rising to the forefront of my thoughts: do you know the voice of the Shepherd? Since then, the Lord has spoken in greater depth in my heart about this word, a crucial message for the present and coming times. At this time in the world when there is a concerted attack to undermine the credibility of the Holy Father, and thus shake the faith of believers, this writing becomes ever more timely.

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, SPIRITUALITY | on May 14th, 2009 | No Comments »

The Hour of Temptation


Christ in Gethsemane, Michael D. O’Brien

 

 

THE Church, I believe, is in an hour of temptation.

Temptation to fall asleep in the Garden. Temptation to slumber as the stroke of midnight nears. Temptation to console ourselves in the pleasures and trappings of the world.

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, SPIRITUALITY | on May 8th, 2009 | 1 Comment »