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John Paul II;EWTN programming

The Young John Paul II – Witness to Evil

Sun. March 27 at 2 AM ET, Fri. April 1 at 10 PM ET, Sat. April 2 at 2 PM ET

With insights from childhood friends, historians, and biographers, this docu-drama explores the young adult years of Pope John Paul II focusing on his experiences during World War II.


Read more: http://ewtn.com/#ixzz1HVCcqiyM

Karol: The Pope, The Man

Wed. March 23 at 1 PM ET (Pt. 1), Sat. March 26 at 8 PM ET (Encore Pt. 1), Wed. March 30 at 1 PM ET (Pt. 2), Sat. April 2 at 8 PM ET (Encore Pt. 2)

This two-part dramatic mini-series, starring Piotr Adamczyk, presents the life of John Paul II from the time he was elected Pope on October 16, 1978, until his death on April 2, 2005. An incredibly human portrait of an extraordinary man, this is a story of leadership, love, commitment and courage that will keep the memory of John Paul II alive and well for generations to come.


Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index.asp#ixzz1HVE1dzqp


Read more: http://ewtn.com/#ixzz1HVDYt032

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Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon: Ancient Roots…New Soil

Wed. March 30 at 3 AM ET & 6:30 PM ET

An introduction to the Maronite rite of the Church in America with interview of pastors and parishioners from various Maronite parishes throughout the Midwestern US, speaking favorably about their rite and their Catholic faith.


Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/tv/index.asp#ixzz1HVEPcoBz

End Times,Catholic Eschatology

 

So you think you’re going to disappear?

Catholic Teaching by Colin S Donovan

Endtimes/Millenium/Rapture

The term “endtimes” applies both to the era of Christ’s first coming (Heb 1:2, 1 Cor 10:11, Heb 9:26) and to the events immediately before his return and the end of the ages (Mt 24:13, 2 Tim 2:1, 2 Peter 3:3). The definitive Catholic teaching on the endtimes is contained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church under the discussion of the article of the Creed, “From thence He will come again to judge the living and the dead.” [CCC 668-682]

As the Creed infallibly teaches, the Second Coming is associated with the end of the world and the Last Judgement. Therefore, it is NOT associated with any earlier time – such as to establish a “Millenium.” The Catholic Church specifically condemns “millenarianism,” according to which Jesus will establish a throne in this world and reign here for a thousand years [CCC 676]. She teaches instead that Jesus already reigns in eternity (1 Cor. 15:24-27, Rev. 4 & 5) and that in this
world His reign, established as a seed, is found already in the Church [CCC 668-669]. This is the 1000 years, which is the Hebrew way of indicating an indefinite long time – in this case, the time between the first and second comings, the era of the Church, in other words the last days in the broadest sense.The Book of Revelation situates this era between the persecutions of the Roman
antichrists of the first century and the final unleashing of evil at the end.

The notion that Jesus will come, reign, and then depart, so that the devil can trick the world again, is incompatible with the incomprehensible dignity of the Lord and His love for His people. Jesus’ Coming will be definitive, triumphant and ever-lasting, NOT temporal and limited.

As for the Rapture, the meaning of 1 Thes 4:15-17 is that at the return of Christ (v.15) and the General Resurrection of the Dead (v.16), those who survive the persecution of the Antichrist will have no advantage in being resurrected over those who died before His Coming [CCC 1001]. All will go to meet Him and be with Him forever (v.17; cf. Rev 20:17-21:27).

The Catechism provides us with a general order of events at the End [CCC 673-677]. Chronologically they are,

1. the full number of the Gentiles come into the Church

2. the “full inclusion of the Jews in the Messiah’s salvation, in the wake of the full
number of the Gentiles” (#2 will follow quickly on, in the wake of, #1)

3. a final trial of the Church “in the form of a religious deception offering men an
apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth.” The
supreme deception is that of the Antichrist.

4. Christ’s victory over this final unleashing of evil through a cosmic upheaval of this passing world and the Last Judgment.

Approved Catholic mystics (Venerables, Blessed and Saints, approved apparitions) throw considerable light on this order, by prophesying a minor apostasy and tribulation toward the end of the world, after which will occur the reunion of Christians. Only later will the entire world fall away from Christ (the great apostasy) and the personal Antichrist arise and the Tribulation of the
End occur.

Although this is not Catholic doctrine, arising as it does from private revelation, it conforms to what is occurring in our time, especially in light of Our Lady of Fatima’s promise of an “Era of Peace.” This “Triumph of the Immaculate Heart” (other saints have spoken of a social reign of Jesus Christ when Jesus will reign in the hearts of men) would seem to occur prior to the rise of the Antichrist. The optimism of the Pope for the “New Evangelization” and a “Civilization of Love” in the Third Millenium of Christianity fits here, as well. This would place us, therefore, in the period just before the events spoken of in the Catechism, that is, on the verge of the evangelization of the entire world.Other interpretations are possible, but none seem to fit the facts as well, especially when approved mystics are studied, instead of merely alleged ones.

Answered by Colin B. Donovan, STL

Novena For Fr John Corapi SOLT

NOVENA FOR FR. CORAPI – MARCH 25TH to APRIL 2
(Feast of the Annunciation to the Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s passing)

SPREAD THE WORD!

Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus

(This novena prayer was recited every day by Padre Pio for all those who asked his prayers)

I. My Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.’ Through the intercession of Mary, Your holy Mother, I knock, I seek and ask that my prayer be granted. (here, mention your request) – that the truth prevails in regard to Fr. Corapi, and all falsely accused priests and that their accusers are brought to repentance.

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father…
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

II. O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you.’
Through the intercession of Mary, Your holy Mother, in Your Name I ask the Father that my prayer be granted.

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father…
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

III. O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, heaven and earth
will pass away but my words will not pass away.’ Encouraged by
Your infallible words, through the intercession of Mary, Your
holy Mother I feel confident that my prayers will be answered.
(mention your request)

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father…
O Sacred , O Merciful, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us poor sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate heart of Mary, Your tender mother and ours.

Hail, Holy Queen…

St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.

A Message from Fr John Corapi

it is with great sadness and shock that i’m posting this message from Fr John Corapi.I know this is not true and I hope(pray)especially for Father John but for all involved including the accuser.

A Call for Prayer

On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and several other adult women. There seems to no longer be the need for a complaint to be deemed “credible” in order for Church authorities to pull the trigger on the Church’s procedure, which was in recent years crafted to respond to cases of the sexual abuse of minors. I am not accused of that, but it seems, once again, that they now don’t have to deem the complaint to be credible or not, and it is being applied broadly to respond to all complaints. I have been placed on “administrative leave” as the result of this.

I’ll certainly cooperate with the process, but personally believe that it is seriously flawed, and is tantamount to treating the priest as guilty “just in case”, then through the process determining if he is innocent. The resultant damage to the accused is immediate, irreparable, and serious, especially for someone like myself, since I am so well known. I am not alone in this assessment, as multiple canon lawyers and civil and criminal attorneys have stated publicly that the procedure does grave damage to the accused from the outset, regardless of rhetoric denying this, and has little regard for any form of meaningful due process.

All of the allegations in the complaint are false, and I ask you to pray for all concerned.

From:

http://www.fathercorapi.com/default.aspx

Please join the facebook group supporting Fr Corapi

http://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_159120244146829&ap=1

PRAY THE ROSARY

Why did Catholics vote for Obama? How could they?

54 Percent Of Catholics Voted For Obama

Jean Torkelson / Rocky Mountain News
Is Barack Obama closing the so-called “God gap”? Pundits on Wednesday were calling the president-elect’s national support from 54 percent of Catholics one of the more startling outcomes of the election. It’s 2 percent higher than George Bush’s Catholicsupport in 2004. Among Protestant evangelicals, about 25 percent went for Obama, compared to 21 percent for John Kerry in 2004. Obama’s strong Catholicsupport comes despite a flurry of statements from Catholic bishops in the waning days of the campaign, which warned of Obama’s loyalty to abortion rights. Evangelical Protestants also have been staunchly anti-abortion andsupport other social issues such as a federal amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, which Obama opposes.

Source:

http://www.covenantnews.com/abortion/archives/048355.html

I couldn’t find a report on exactly how many Catholics live in the United States so rather than be innaccurate I can safely say millions.That is,there are enough Catholics that we could easily elected pro life candidates and possibly overturn Roe V Wade.Given the no of Catholics who voted for pro abortion candidate (and now President)Obama unless someone wakes up in the pews this is not likely to happen.

My question is why did Catholics vote for Obama and the second question is how could they?

The Church’s teaching re this matter is VERY clear. They know,but ignore it?

OR don’t know? Not sure how that’s possible.

Let’s be honest;that makes us,as Catholics,responsible for the murder of the unborn not only in this country but countries world wide.

I really cannot grasp why Catholics voted for him or how they could so blatantly disobey such a firm teaching of the Church.

I have to ask;would they do this again?

God Exists?

tell me God doesn’t exist. Then prove to me that He doesn’t.

I believe the universe probably began with the big bang.It’s possible. It’s very possible. What caused the big bang? You see there must be a first cause.The cause of creation (the big bang)must not need a first cause.This would be ex nihilio creation.Exactly what would exist before the big bang.God is the Alpha and the Omega,the beginning and the end.Requires no cause. Only such a being would be able to cause the big bang-only such a being would cause ex nihilio creation.It’s logical.Makes sense.Answers the question perfectly.There is no God does not.You can try though.Pls prove.

I believe there is one,holy,Catholic and Apostolic Church. Prove to me that it isn’t.

This is not about arguing.This is about challenging.

You call religion mere mythology. Then let’s exam why you think it’s mythology and i will talk to you about why it’s not.

You say science has the answer to that question-how did we get here and why are we here-and i say then you have a god.The god is science.

You write to me about scandal in the Church and say that’s proof the Catholic Church is not what she claims.

+I say that there are fallen people in the Catholic Church,but then there are fallen people eveywhere.The Church will clean up the garbage.The world seems to revel in the swamp it created.The worst people  sometimes become heroes.

Jesus said Hell would not prevail over the Church(evil would not triumph);He never said it didn’t exist.

Anti Catholics argue that the Church is not biblical;but the truth is the Church,through God’s design,gave us the Bible.

However,I could also point out that the following are not in the Bible:

altar call,sinners prayer,once saved-always saved(OSAS)and saved by faith alone.

I could also point out that the Protestant revolt’s removal of 7 inspired books was anti scriptural.

I know that the LDS(Mormonism)say that the Church went apostate. Yet,they have to redefine apostate. There was no great apostasy;i challenge anyone to prove it.

Matthew 16

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And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, 13 and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
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I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. 14 Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
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