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caelumsidereum:

The Three Pillars of the Church’s Authority

Matthew 16:19. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven. 

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  1. Me: I messed up.. again.
  2. God: Come to Me.
  3. Me: I'm worthless.
  4. God: Come to Me.
  5. Me: God couldnt possibly love me after what I've done.
  6. God: Come to Me.
Posted 2 days ago
There is no better sound than a priests voice saying “I absolve you.” To me, it’s Jesus saying “I love you.”
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Gifts of the Mass.

The beauty of the Mass summons our collective memory as ransomed people of God, no longer slaves but friends and servants of the most high. A royal priesthood, whose bonds have been loosed, we stand and give thanks to God, carrying our gold, singing our song of victory. Thus the gold corresponds to the end of the Mass which is thanksgiving.

Instead of being a pompous parade of human accomplishments, fine vestments and solemn chant sing of God’s accomplishments. He shed all the glories of heaven and while still Lord of Lords, died on a barren cross for our sins. He wore the sorrowful vestments of death so we could wear the glittering garments of resurrection. Being tried in fire, gold is living. Pressed in the crucible, it emerges stronger. It is also a very pure element, mirroring pure worship. Therefore, being given an inheritance that never fades away, we echo the words: “How can I repay the Lord for his goodness to me.”

-From “Gifts of the Mass, part 1, Gold”. For the entire set of reflections, see

http://catholicwvengeance.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/the-gifts-of-the-mass-part-1/

Posted 4 days ago

Take some time out to converse with God everyday. he looks forward to hearing your thanksgiving, your concerns and your needs. Nothing is too small for Him. Your voice is like that of His beloved calling out.

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Posted 4 days ago

by-grace-of-god:

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." (James 1:12)

Art: Jim Lamb

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You have become our light. You have become our very flesh. You dwelt among us. He who is without end, you have entered into history. He who is the Eternal word, you have fed us with the words of your mouth, sweeter than the honeycomb. 

You have become our light. You have become our very flesh. You dwelt among us. He who is without end, you have entered into history. He who is the Eternal word, you have fed us with the words of your mouth, sweeter than the honeycomb. 

Posted 1 week ago

The priesthood seems foreign to our postmodern world. In a culture obsessed with sex, celibacy seems strange. In a culture of “independence,” obedience seems a burden. And in a self-centered culture, in which self-fulfillment is deified and worshiped, a life of radical charity seems impossible and naïve.

The priest is a sign of contradiction, a living witness to the love of Christ himself.

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila (Denver)

(Source: archden.org)

Posted 1 week ago
Over the gates of hell reads a sign, “Abandon ye hope all who enter here.” but over the gates of heaven reads but one word, “Forgiven!”
Fr. Benedict Simpson
Posted 1 week ago

thetalkingsaint:

gloriatibidomine:

Prayer to the Sacred Heart for Priests

Remember, O most loving Heart of Jesus, that they for whom I pray are those for whom You prayed so earnestly the night before Your death. These are they to whom You look to continue with You in Your sorrows when others forsake You, who share Your griefs and have inherited your persecutions, according to Your word: That the servant is not greater than his Lord. Remember, O Heart of Jesus, that they are the objects of the world’s hatred and Satan’s deadliest snares. Keep them then, O Jesus, in the safe citadel of Your Sacred Heart and there let them be sanctified in truth. May they be one with you and one among themselves, and grant that multitudes may be brought through their word to believe in You and love You.

Amen amen amen.

Yay, they used my quote!

Posted 2 weeks ago
raemaire:

Thus, early begins a love for Jesus Christ that will last for the rest of his life.Pray for vocations.

raemaire:

Thus, early begins a love for Jesus Christ that will last for the rest of his life.

Pray for vocations.

Posted 2 weeks ago

For Christ’s love compels us.

A man becomes a priest because love for God and for His Church has held him captive. He has been struck by the arrow of love and urged on by its inner flame. Just as the burning love of Christ, which burned so brightly for souls could only be quenched by the blood of the cross, so the priest is only fulfilled by the blood of the altar. Wounded by love, he only finds comfort in the shade of the altar, the shade of God’s wings.