Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wow US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says "I go to Mass before I go to Work" and gives Catholic Testimony


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the commencement address to Christendom College. Christendom is a Catholic liberal arts school in Virginia. He gave a profound testimony of his Catholic Faith which touched the hearts of the students. 
  “I spent 25 years of my life in the wilderness away from the Church, and yet the clarion call of Sunday church bells never went away,” he said. “Something restrained me in those days of the 1960s and 1970s. This inner restraint was called a ‘hang-up’ or an inhibition." 
“This is a decidedly and unapologetically Catholic college. And I am decidedly and unapologetically Catholic.” He continued: “It is this faith that has been the guiding beacon during some difficult and seemingly hopeless times, even when I had turned my heart against it and turned by back on it. And I have no doubt that this faith will do the same for you if you let it.” 
Justice Thomas is fearless in proclaiming his Catholic faith. In a Interview with the Daily Caller earlier this year he explained that he goes to Daily Catholic Mass: 
"So the faith I, you know I go to Mass before I go to work and the reason for that is not just habit. It gives you, a sinner, it starts you in a way of doing this job secular job the right way for the right reasons."
 Here’s the full video (Justice Thomas’s faith testimony about being Catholic start at 8:36):

#BreakingNews Nuns Attacked by Gangsters - One Nun Beaten Unconscious - Please Pray

The St. Paul de Chartres sisters in Vietnam were attacked by gangsters while they were protesting construction of a house on their former land.
On May 8, a dozen nuns tried to prevent workers from building a house on the land next to their convent in Hanoi. 
Witnesses said gangsters employed to guard the site "insulted and attacked the nuns with batons and one nun was beaten to unconsciousness."
According to the report many policemen were present but did nothing to stop the brutal attack.
In a petition to Hanoi authorities in 2016, the nuns said their congregation had taken legal ownership of the 200-square-meter land plot in 1949. 
After 1954, when communists controlled northern Vietnam, the government rented a novitiate building on the site for an institute of microbiology. Authorities later divided the site and sold it to other people.
The nuns have asked the government to return the land many times over the years.
In 2016, Hanoi resident Tran Huong Ly hired workers to build a house on the land after telling nuns that local authorities had granted her a building permit and a certificate to use the land.
The government ordered Ly to stop building after the nuns petitioned government authorities to deal with the case.
After being attacked on May 8, Sister Cecilia Pham Duong Quynh and other nuns marched to the headquarters of the People's Committee of Hoan Kiem district to petition the district to stop the construction. They raised banners reading "Stop construction on the land of St. Paul sisters."
Sister Quynh said officials refused to make any decision on the nuns' demand.
She said they will continue marching to government bodies to ask them to deal with the illegal construction.
The Vietnam-based Association to Protect Religious Freedom said it "strongly condemns violent actions against the nuns and calls on authorities to probe the attack."
The association said Hanoi authorities should fairly examine the nuns' demand to avoid causing a bad influence on religious activities.
Text Edited from Ucan News

#Novena Prayer to St. Rita - Patron of Impossible Cases - SHARE Miracle Prayer

NOVENA TO ST. RITA
O holy protectress of those who art in greatest need, thou who shineth as a star of hope in the midst of darkness, blessed Saint Rita, bright mirror of God's grace, in patience and fortitude thou art a model of all the states in life. I unite my will with the will of God through the merits of my Savior Jesus Christ, and in particular through his patient wearing of the crown of thorns, which with tender devotion thou didst daily contemplate. Through the merits of the holy Virgin Mary and thine own graces and virtues, I ask thee to obtain my earnest petition, provided it be for the greater glory of God and my own sanctification. Guide and purify my intention, O holy protectress and advocate, so that I may obtain the pardon of all my sins and the grace to persevere daily, as thou didst in walking with courage, generosity, and fidelity down the path of life. [Mention your request.]
Saint Rita, advocate of the impossible, pray for us.
Saint Rita, advocate of the helpless, pray for us. 
Pray each day of the Novena : 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and 1 Glory Be

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Today's Mass Readings and Video : Tues. May 22, 2018 - #Eucharist


Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 342

Reading 1JAS 4:1-10

Beloved:
Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from?
Is it not from your passions that make war within your members?
You covet but do not possess.
You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;
you fight and wage war.
You do not possess because you do not ask.
You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly,
to spend it on your passions.
Adulterers!
Do you not know that to be a lover of the world means enmity with God?
Therefore, whoever wants to be a lover of the world 
makes himself an enemy of God.
Or do you suppose that the Scripture speaks without meaning when it says,
The spirit that he has made to dwell in us tends toward jealousy?
But he bestows a greater grace; therefore, it says:
God resists the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.


So submit yourselves to God.
Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
Cleanse your hands, you sinners,
and purify your hearts, you of two minds.
Begin to lament, to mourn, to weep.
Let your laughter be turned into mourning
and your joy into dejection.
Humble yourselves before the Lord
and he will exalt you.

Responsorial PsalmPS 55:7-8, 9-10A, 10B-11A, 23

R. (23a) Throw your cares on the Lord, and he will support you.
And I say, "Had I but wings like a dove,
I would fly away and be at rest.
Far away I would flee;
I would lodge in the wilderness."
R. Throw your cares on the Lord, and he will support you.
"I would wait for him who saves me
from the violent storm and the tempest."
Engulf them, O Lord; divide their counsels. 
R. Throw your cares on the Lord, and he will support you.
In the city I see violence and strife,
day and night they prowl about upon its walls. 
R. Throw your cares on the Lord, and he will support you.
Cast your care upon the LORD,
and he will support you;
never will he permit the just man to be disturbed. 
R. Throw your cares on the Lord, and he will support you.

AlleluiaGAL 6:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
May I never boast except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMK 9:30-37

Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
but he did not wish anyone to know about it. 
He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
"The Son of Man is to be handed over to men 
and they will kill him,
and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise." 
But they did not understand the saying,
and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house,
he began to ask them,
"What were you arguing about on the way?" 
But they remained silent.
For they had been discussing among themselves on the way
who was the greatest. 
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
"If anyone wishes to be first, 
he shall be the last of all and the servant of all." 
Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, 
and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
"Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me."