Sunday, August 26, 2012

Medjugorje Message of August 2012

Today, August 25, 2012, Our Lady appeared to the visionary Marija and delivered the following message:

"Dear children! Also today, with hope in the heart, I am praying for you and am thanking the Most High for every one of you who lives my messages with the heart. Give thanks to God's love that I can love and lead each of you through my Immaculate Heart also toward conversion. Open your hearts and decide for holiness, and hope will give birth to joy in your hearts. Thank you for having responded to my call."



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ascending Mount Carmel: What is Casual Catholicism? Its Defining Symptoms and Five Cures

Ascending Mount Carmel: What is Casual Catholicism? Its Defining Symptoms and Five Cures

Queenship of Mary

Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But Mary’s queenship has roots in Scripture. At the Annunciation, Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would receive the throne of David and rule forever. At the Visitation, Elizabeth calls Mary “mother of my Lord.” As in all the mysteries of Mary’s life, Mary is closely associated with Jesus: Her queenship is a share in Jesus’ kingship. We can also recall that in the Old Testament the mother of the king has great influence in court.
In the fourth century St. Ephrem called Mary “Lady” and “Queen.” Later Church fathers and doctors continued to use the title. Hymns of the 11th to 13th centuries address Mary as queen: “Hail, Holy Queen,” “Hail, Queen of Heaven,” “Queen of Heaven.” The Dominican rosary and the Franciscan crown as well as numerous invocations in Mary’s litany celebrate her queenship.
The feast is a logical follow-up to the Assumption and is now celebrated on the octave day of that feast. In his encyclical To the Queen of Heaven, Pius XII points out that Mary deserves the title because she is Mother of God, because she is closely associated as the New Eve with Jesus’ redemptive work, because of her preeminent perfection and because of her intercessory power.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Holy Love Ministry August 17, 2012

"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"The most important aspect of anyone's life on earth is his own personal holiness. That is what this Mission is all about. Personal holiness is the embrace of Truth as to where the soul stands before God. The soul pursues his personal holiness when he acts upon ridding his heart of all imperfections in Holy Love."

"Those who oppose this Mission have not recognized the Truth - do not seek the Truth, and in the reality of the Truth - are opposing the strengthening of the Remnant Faithful."

"Because the evil one disguises his lies in seeming good, the good fruits of this Ministry have been denounced and disallowed; but the graces at this site continue. No one can decree against them."

The Catholic Post : Article - Turn to Virgin Mary for protection of nation, urges bishop

The Catholic Post : Article - Turn to Virgin Mary for protection of nation, urges bishop

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15th: A Day for Miracles in Detroit: Catholic World Report

August 15th: A Day for Miracles in Detroit: Catholic World Report

Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

On November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory.” The pope proclaimed this dogma only after a broad consultation of bishops, theologians and laity. There were few dissenting voices. What the pope solemnly declared was already a common belief in the Catholic Church.
We find homilies on the Assumption going back to the sixth century. In following centuries the Eastern Churches held steadily to the doctrine, but some authors in the West were hesitant. However, by the 13th century there was universal agreement. The feast was celebrated under various names (Commemoration, Dormition, Passing, Assumption) from at least the fifth or sixth century. Today it is celebrated as a solemnity.
Scripture does not give an account of Mary’s Assumption into heaven. Nevertheless, Revelation 12 speaks of a woman who is caught up in the battle between good and evil. Many see this woman as God’s people. Since Mary best embodies the people of both Old and New Testament, her Assumption can be seen as an exemplification of the woman’s victory.
Furthermore, in 1 Corinthians 15:20 Paul speaks of Christ’s resurrection as the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
Since Mary is closely associated with all the mysteries of Jesus’ life, it is not surprising that the Holy Spirit has led the Church to belief in Mary’s share in his glorification. So close was she to Jesus on earth, she must be with him body and soul in heaven.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Holy Love Ministry

Holy Love

August 7, 2012


St. John Vianney says:  "Praise be to Jesus."

"Today I have come to speak to you specifically about deliverance.  There is great need for this today, but not all are given this gift or are called to such a ministry.  It is attractive to many through spiritual pride.  Deliverance seems to carry with it the pride of being 'in the know' and above others in the spiritual realm."

"But, I tell you, just reading a book, hearing a talk or desiring to be in the deliverance ministry does not give you the gift of deliverance.  Deliverance ministry is a gift from God.  Many are thrown off track by those who claim to be deliverance ministers, but are really looking for self-importance."

"Those who really are called to the deliverance ministry are chosen by God to help others; not to be in the spotlight themselves.  They are humble, self-effacing and not looking for identity through titles."

"Most priests have the gift of deliverance if they are living in the Truth of Holy Love.  There are few lay people who really have such a gift - but there are many who think they do, and profess that they do."

"Be wary of anyone who proclaims that he has any gift."

"In short a deliverance ministry is more than reciting a formula prayer or placing a label of 'Deliverance Ministry' upon yourself.  It is more than intellect. It is spiritual - an interaction between human and Divine.  Never presume to be more than God chooses for you.  Let God decide what gifts to give you."


Monday, August 6, 2012

Book of Daniel 7: 9-10,13-14

As I watched:

Thrones were set up
and the Ancient One took his throne.
His clothing was bright as snow,
and the hair on his head as white as wool;
his throne was flames of fire,
with wheels of burning fire.
A surging stream of fire
flowed out from where he sat;
Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,
and myriads upon myriads attended him.
The court was convened and the books were opened.

As the visions during the night continued, I saw:

One like a Son of man coming,
on the clouds of heaven;
When he reached the Ancient One
and was presented before him,
The one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;
all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
that shall not be taken away,
his kingship shall not be destroyed.