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FEATURED CHRISTMAS LINKS & PREVIEWS OF CATHOLIC REPORTS


Did Pope Francis really say all dogs go to heaven? (UPDATED) - "The media’s latest feeble attempt to pit Francis against Benedict."

COMMENTARY:  CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: PART ONE, SECTION TWO, CHAPTER ONE, ARTICLE I, PARAGRAPH 6, MAN, - #356 Of all visible creatures only man is "able to know and love his creator."  #219 He is "the only creature on earth that God has willed for its own sake."  #220 and he alone is called to share, by knowledge and love, in God's own life. It was for this end that he was created, and this is the fundamental reason for his dignity..."

ANIMALS DO NOT HAVE SOULS.  ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE ANIMALS IN HEAVEN BECAUSE THEY WERE ALSO PRESENT BEFORE THE FALL OF ADAM AND EVE. HOWEVER, THEY WILL NOT BE LIKE THE ANIMALS WE SEE ON EARTH. THEY WILL BE VERY, VERY BEAUTIFUL AND PART OF THE REWARD WE WILL RECEIVE IF WE REMAIN FAITHFUL TO ALMIGHTY GOD AND HIS CHURCH.  vtb


Beware the Red Kettle: The Salvation Army and Abortion - "Does the Red Kettle Promote Our Values? - What’s the Salvation Army’s Stance on Abortion? - Salvation Army and Planned Parenthood: What’s the Connection? - How About Contraception? - What Does the Salvation Army Teach About the Sacraments? - Aren’t There Better, Moral Alternatives?"

Commentary:  The so-called "Salvation" Army is actually a Church and is pro-abortion.  vtb


All is Calm, All is Bright… Really? Maybe This Video Will Help - "The video illustrates well a problem that we can all have at Christmas: hectic, hurried lives, made even busier by “holiday” requirements and traditions. These traditions, beautiful though they are, sometimes backfire and become a kind of countersign to some of the songs we sing, which speak of all being calm and bright, heavenly peace, peace on earth, and so forth."

The Christmas season extends from the celebration of the birth of JESUS (December 25) through the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord (Epiphany). 
 
Catholic Christmas Traditions - "Catholic Home and Garden presents our favorite Christmas links. We hope that in your Catholic home, you will incorporate some of them so that they will become treasured traditions for your family as well."

Christmas - Per New Advent's Catholic Encyclopedia - "The word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, the Mass of Christ, first found in 1038, and Cristes-messe, in 1131."

The Real Meaning of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" - "Much more than a haunting melody with nonsensical lyrics, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" was written by the English Jesuits during the 16th century as a catechetical device."

Also see:  Art-Gifts-Music

January 1st. - Solemn Feast of Mary, Mother of God (aka The Octave Day of Christmas) - "The feast’s title changed in the mid-20th Century and today it is called Mary Theotokos (Greek for birth-giver of God, i.e., mother of God).  This title of Mary is considered her primary title and is a statement of faith which unites both the Catholic Western and the Orthodox Eastern Traditions of the One Church."
 
- "The feast of manifestation, or Epiphany, is traditionally celebrated the 12th day after Christmas, January 6th.

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We Are Not Darren Wilson - "America is pre-occupied with setting standards for China, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Africa; for the world,” Kagumba adds. “Standards that are too high to attain, even for itself…. When America fails to practice what it preaches, it loses its moral authority. It loses its relevance on the global stage.”

Commentary:  Again, the main fault lies with the dysfunctional President Obama who continues to use the "race card" whenever it fits his viewpoint.  He is the number one instigator of all the protests, riots, and vandalism that are occurring in various parts of the USA and the world.  Obamamore than anyoneelse, is responsible for destroying the moral image and leadership the United States once gave to the world.  vtb

Isis: the inside story - "One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror group’s origins inside an Iraqi prison – right under the noses of their American jailers."


- "The media invariably sugarcoat black behavior. Even the news reports of the very crimes I dealt with in court were slanted. Television news intentionally leaves out unflattering facts about the accused, and sometimes omits names that are obviously black. All this rocked my liberal, tolerant beliefs, but it took me years to set aside my illusions and accept the reality of what I see every day. I have now served thousands of blacks and their families, protecting their rights and defending them in court. What follows are my observations."

COMMENTARY:  IN SPITE OF ALL THE VANDALISM WE SEE AND READ ABOUT IN ST. LOUIS AND FERGUSON, MISSOURI AND ELSEWHERE,  WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY GOOD, DIGNIFIED AFRICAN AMERICANS.  HOWEVER, THERE IS ALSO A RATHER LARGE NUMBER OF AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO ARE NOT VERY DIGNIFIED.  THEY CHOOSE TO FURTHER DIVIDE OUR COUNTRY, AND TRY TO JUSTIFY THEIR UNRULY BEHAVIOR BY ACCUSING THE WHITE POPULATION OF BEING "RACIST."  UNFORTUNATELY, MANY OTHERS WITHIN THE BLACK POPULATION AGREE WITH THAT ACCUSATION.

THE ABOVE REPRESENTS THE TESTIMONY OF A PUBLIC DEFENDER WHO HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE CONCERNING THE CONDUCT OF AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO BREAK THE LAW.  THE MEDIA USUALLY ONLY PRESENTS ONE SIDE.  YOU ARE ASKED TO STUDY ANOTHER VIEWPOINT AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF WHAT IS ACTUALLY THE TRUTH.  THANK YOU.

FOR MORE ANSWERS, PLEASE SEE CATEGORY:  AFRICAN AMERICANS

Vincent T. Bemowski
Editor - Catholic Messages USA.com

Strangers send greeting cards to help dying girl celebrate her last Christmas - "'It angers me that they can't figure out what's wrong, what's taking my little girl,' said Fausett, who quit her job to take care of Addie. 'I know even if they found out what it was, they wouldn't be able to stop it. I would just love to know what it was, because it's hard to know your kid's sick but to not know what it is.'"


Like Low Gas Prices? Blame Bush - "Despite claims from some Democrats that Obama deserves the credit for the oil boom, his administration has done nothing to earn such praise. In fact, Obama’s policies are stunting oil production and preventing billions of dollars of development and the creation of millions of jobs from occurring in order to appease his leftist base... It was Bush — not Obama — who enacted policies that encouraged the development of lands in North Dakota, South Dakota and elsewhere. It was Bush who allowed companies to attain vital permits to drill offshore and onshore, creating countless jobs and generating billions of dollars of revenue. It was Bush that prevented the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing unreasonable and burdensome regulations on drillers while he was in office."

Commentary: President George W. Bush unjustly got blamed for many things the Democrats were actually responsible for.  President Bush was a good man and greatly loved by our troops.  In his term of office, we had good relations with Russia.  And although it is believed that going to war with Iraq was based on incorrect information from our intelligence agencies, there is still good reason to believe nuclear weapons were actually in Iraq, but were moved out before the inspections were made (see below link).

Bush also got blamed for the slow reaction to the hurricane damage in New Orleans, but these questions remain:
* Why didn't those people listen to all the warnings they were given? 
* Why weren't they prepared and have food, water, and medicine on hand like they do in Florida when warned of a hurricane? 
* Why didn't they leave when they had the chance? 

While it is true the recession happened under Bush's watch, he certainly did not create it and if we had followed his advice and enacted a much smaller Stimulus Package, we would not be in the terrible financial situation we are now in.  Bush placed his trust in the American people's ability to contribute to the recovery, Obama places his trust in big government and wasteful spending.

Obama has tried to take credit for some of the good things President Bush initiated, but more and more people are beginning to see that Obama's false smile reveals an insincere man who loves himself far more than he loves his country. The only real things Obama can assume responsibility for is our country's loss of power & prestige, turning our country into a huge "welfare state," and our country's 18 TRILLION dollar debt that could eventually cause great harm to our economy and hardships for many citizens for generations to come.

However, his greatest "legacy" will be giving (along with his fellow Democrats) approval to the killing of millions upon millions of unborn human beings through deliberate abortions.  vtb


Iraq's WMD Secreted in Syria,  Iraqi general, Georges Sada Says - "Mr. Sada, 65, told the Sun that the pilots of the two airliners that transported the weapons of mass destruction to Syria from Iraq approached him in the middle of 2004, after Saddam was captured by American troops. 'I know them very well. They are very good friends of mine. We trust each other. We are friends as pilots,' Mr. Sada said of the two pilots. He declined to disclose their names, saying they are concerned for their safety. But he said they are now employed by other airlines outside Iraq

The pilots told Mr. Sada that two Iraqi Airways Boeings were converted to cargo planes by removing the seats, Mr. Sada said. Then Special Republican Guard brigades loaded materials onto the planes, he said, including 'yellow barrels with skull and crossbones on each barrel.' The pilots said there was also a ground convoy of trucks. 

The flights - 56 in total, Mr. Sada said - attracted little notice because they were thought to be civilian flights providing relief from Iraq to Syria, which had suffered a flood after a dam collapse in June of 2002.  'Saddam realized, this time, the Americans are coming,' Mr. Sada said. 'They handed over the weapons of mass destruction to the Syrians.'"

Commentary:  You no doubt did not see General Sada's testimony of what actually happened to those weapons of mass destruction on any major TV news broadcast because they are very biased and produced by people belonging to, or sympathizing with the morally corrupt US Democratic Party.  vtb

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- the growing immorality throughout the world is not going unnoticed by the Lord

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CATHOLIC PROPHECY, REVELATIONS & VISIONS


Pope St John Paul II: The Spark from Poland - "'As I was praying for Poland, I heard the words:' 'I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient to My will, I will exalt her in might and holiness. From her will come forth the spark that will prepare the world for My final coming.' (The Diary of St. Faustina, 1732)."


ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II - PROPHECY FOR THE CHURCH

"We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through.   I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully.  We are now facing the FINAL confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel."

---Karol Cardinal Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II), November 9, 1976

 
"He who rebels against the Church is a rotten member, and what is done to His Vicar on earth, (the Pope) be it reverence or insult, is done to God in Heaven.  Think not that God is sleeping over the injuries that have been done to His Spouse" (the Church)."
 
----ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA

The Secret of the Poor Souls in Purgatory - An interview with Maria Simma of Austria - "Since 1940 (she was then aged 25), a privileged soul, named Maria Simma, has had regular visits from the souls in Purgatory to explain their sufferings and to ask for prayers and Masses to be released from Purgatory.

What Catholics believe: 10 truths about purgatory - "Does purgatory still exist? Even though we don’t hear about it as much as in earlier times, Catholics do believe in purgatory. It is a matter of faith, supported by the Bible and tradition, clarified at the Council of Florence in 1439 and the Council of Trent (1545-1563) and explained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church."

What does Our Lady say about Purgatory? - "There are many souls in Purgatory. There are also persons who have been consecrated to God – some priests, some religious.  Pray for their intentions, at least the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary and the Glory Be, seven times each, and the Creed.  I recommend it to you. There is a large number of souls who have been in Purgatory a long time because no one prays for them." 

Pope Francis and Economic Justice by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia - "I think it would be a mistake to describe him (Pope Francis) as a 'liberal' — much less a 'Marxist.'  As I told the Italian newspaper La Stampa in an interview some weeks ago, words like “liberal” and 'conservative' don’t describe Catholic belief. They divide what shouldn’t be divided.

We should love the poor and love the unborn child. Service to the oppressed and service to the family;  defense of the weak  and defense of the unborn child; belief in the value of business and belief in restraints on predatory business practices — all these things spring from the same Catholic commitment to human dignity.

There’s nothing 'progressive' about killing an unborn human child or allowing it to happen.  And there’s nothing 'conservative' about ignoring the cries of the poor."

 
DEATH OF LONG ISLAND MAN TIED TO ALLEGED SPANISH APPARITIONS PUTS ACCENT ON A HOST OF MYSTERIES - "Garabandal has always been a supreme mystery.  I visited there in the early 1990s, staying at a bed-and-breakfast owned by the uncle of reputed seer Conchita Gonzalez -- a wonderful man in this exquisitely beautiful, towering spot in the Cantabrian Mountains of north-central Spain. At one point during the day, I was the only pilgrim there (later joined by an American). Something surely happened here."
 
Journey to heaven, hell, purgatory After a near-fatal motorcycle crash 30 years ago, priest said guardian angel showed him the afterlife - "'In  HELL: They had seemed very holy on Earth, but it was  hypocrisy.  It was sad; I felt sorry for them,' he said. Numbered among the lost souls were priests and bishops who were not faithful to their calling as shepherds. He also noted a great deal of hatred  and in-fighting that occurred between the eternally condemned.'"
 
Saving Catholic Culture from Destruction - "In centuries past, those seeking to level or confiscate sacred edifices were the Church’s sworn adversaries, who tried to storm her fortresses and attack her from without.  In this, our own day, however, there are Catholics in many places whose biggest perennial fear is not savage invasion, but the euthanizing of their parish at the hands of their very own bishops and pastors. Is it not time for an honest  recognition and acknowledgement of the deep spiritual and psychological harm caused by this phenomenon?"
 
Fatima Still Matters - "In Fatima, two anti-Catholic socialist newspapers sent reporters to witness how foolish it was that so many people came out believing there would be a miracle. Instead, the papers carried reports of an amazing miracle  witnessed by all who were there."
 
9 truths about purgatory - "What Catholics need to know about the ‘anteroom of heaven.’" 
 
WHILE MOST PASSAGES TO THE OTHER SIDE ARE FILLED WITH A SENSE OF PEACE, THERE ARE DARK, EVEN SCARY EXCEPTIONS - "I felt some type of dark cloud present in the room.  The lights grew dimmer, and the temperature plummeted. The room was  freezing cold as though the temperature had instantly dropped a hundred degrees. The warmth I'd come to expect when Heaven's door  opened seemed to have been replaced by the opening of a liquid nitrogen canister. The room appeared dark and shadowy, as if it were being swallowed by a  black abyss."
 
THE "SMOKE OF SATAN" IS BECOMING A RAGING FIRE! - "For the good of the Catholic faithful and all people, the Church provides clear teaching concerning  Satanic worship. This activity separates people from God and the human community, it is  contrary to charity and goodness, and it places participants dangerously close to destructive works of evil."
 
 
When sufferings come, offer them up as a sacrifice to God. (03/29/1984)
 
By means of the cross God is glorified through every person. (11/29/1984)
 
Dear children, during these days my Lord is allowing me to intercede for more graces for you... With these graces, dear children, I want your sufferings to be joy. (06/19/1986)
 
I desire also that your cross be a joy for you.  Especially, dear children, pray that you may be able to accept sickness, and sufferings with love - the way Jesus accepted them [sufferings]. Only in that way will I be able, with joy, to give to you the graces and healings which Jesus permits me. (09/11/1986)
 
Today I invite you to offer your crosses and sufferings for my intentions... Little children, offer your sufferings as a gift to God so that they may become a most beautiful flower of joy. Therefore, little children, pray that you may understand that suffering can become joy, and the cross a way of joy. (09/25/1996)
 
When you are tired and sick and you do not know the meaning of your life, take the rosary and pray; pray until prayer becomes for you a joyful meeting with your Savour. I am with you, little children, and I intercede and pray for you. (04/25/2001)
 
Courage, little children!... Through each of your tribulations and sufferings, God will find the way of joy for you. Therefore, little children, pray. We are close to you with our love. (03/25/2006)
 
Let your suffering be united in his [Jesus'] suffering and love will win. (03/25/2013)."
 
 
POPE FRANCIS ON THE END TIMES
 
 
Devil is working hard on securing end times - "Pope Francis is not shy about preaching on how the battle between good and evil has already begun."
 
Commentary: Some believe we are at the BEGINNING of the end times and a Great Chastisement awaits us if we do not turn back to the Lord. The intensity of that Chastisement depends upon the number who repent and try to live by God's Word and the teachings of His Church, rather than living by man's word and the teachings of the world.  I share their belief.  vtb 
 
 
ANOTHER WARNING FOR CATHOLICS
 
Pope Benedict XVI stated: "The attacks on the Pope and the Church do not just come from  outside, but the sufferings of the Church come precisely from within the Church, from the sin that is in the Church.  This has always been known, but today we see it in a really  terrifying way:

The greatest persecution of the Church does not come from external  enemies, but is born from the sin in the Church.  
 
The Church, therefore, has the profound need to learn penance again, to accept purification, to learn on one hand forgiveness, as well as the need for justice.  Forgiveness does not replace  justice."
 Lisbon, Portugal, MAY 11, 2010 (Zenit.org)
 
  
THE FALSE TEACHINGS OF THE WORLD VERSUS THE TRUTH
 
"Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, is the concupiscence of the flesh, & the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world." 
(1 John 2:15)
 
 
 
 
 "We adore Thee, we bless Thee, & we thank Thee O Christ, because by Thy Holy Cross & Thy great sufferings, Thou has redeemed  the world!"
 
 
GRAVE WARNINGS FROM THE HOLY SCRIPTURES  
 
"Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
 
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.  And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.  
 
And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty,  inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents.
 
God delivered them up: Not by being author of their sins, but by withdrawing his grace, and so permitting them, in punishment of their pride, to fall into those shameful sins.
 
Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.  Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent (approve of their actions) to them that do them." 
(Romans 1:25-32)
 
 "O how good an sweet is thy spirit, O Lord, in all things!  And therefore thou chastisest  them that err, by little and little; and  admonish them, and speakest to them, concerning the things wherein they offend; that leaving their wickedness, they may believe in thee, O Lord...
 
Because they did works hateful to thee...  merciless MURDERERS OF THEIR OWN CHILDREN... (ABORTION).  Wherefore thou hast also greatly tormented them who in their life have lived foolishly and unjustly, by the same things which they worshiped.  For they went astray for a long time in the  ways of error, holding those things for gods (material things) which are the most worthless among beasts, living after the manner of children without understanding
 
Therefore thou hast sent a judgment upon them... they suffered by those very things which they took for gods..." (the loss of material things).
 
(Wisdom 12:1-2,4-5,23-25,27)
 
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"Know also this, that, in the LAST DAYS, shall come dangerous  times.  Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous,  haughty, proudblasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent,  unmerciful, without kindness. Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of GodHaving an appearance indeed of godliness, (like President Obama) but denying the power thereof.  Now these (people) AVOID."
(2 Timothy 3:1-5)
 
 
  IMPORTANT NOTICE! 
 
I feel it very important that I share this spiritual information and I hope that you will not be offended by my efforts.  No matter what the level of your faith or your religion, please take the time to listen to this man whether you believe all that he says or not.  As it did mine, It will greatly benefit your soul and make it much easier to understand the holy path we all must take to be worthy of Heaven.  Thank you and God bless you!  
 
Vincent T. Bemowski
Editor - Catholic Messages USA.com
 
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Four common tactics of the devil - Deception - Division - Diversion - Discouragement - "The devil deceives us with many false and empty promises. Most of these relate to the lie  that we will be happier and more fulfilled if we  sin, or deny aspects of the truth.  
 
Whatever passing pleasures  come with sin, they are in fact passing. Great and accumulated  suffering eventually comes with almost all sinful activity. Yet, despite this experience, we human beings remain very  gullible, we seem to love empty promises and put all sorts of false hopes of them.... 
 
So many things help drive this division, and the devil surely taps into them all: anger, past hurts, resentments, fears, misunderstandings, greed, pride, and arrogance. There is also the impatience that we so easily develop regarding those we love, and the flawed notion that somehow, other more perfect and desirable people should be sought. 
 
And thus many abandon their marriages, family, churches and communities, always in search of the elusive goal of finding better and more perfect people and situations...  
 
The devil causes us to fixate on fears about passing things, and thereby not to have a proper fear of the judgment which awaits us. 
 
Jesus says:  "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell."  (Matt 10:28) 
 
Satan temps us to impatience with our self or others. And, in our aspirations, expected in unreasonably quick time, there comes a lack of charity toward our self or others. Some grow discouraged with themselves or others and give up on the pursuit of holiness. Others give up on the  Church because of the imperfections found there."
 
Also see:
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Prophecy given for "Saint" Loretta ("A fragile flower loved by the Lord") & I - Nov. 13, 1988 (I believe It is meant to be shared with as many people as possible). 
* Warning from Our Lady at Akita, Japan.
* Garabandal - The Warning - Punishment - Messages of Hope - Interview with Bishop Del Val Gallo.
* Prophecy of Therese Neumann for the USA in 1946, just after the end of World War II.
* The Message and Secret of La Salette - Includes end times  prophecy.
 
 
HEALINGS, POWERFUL PROPHECY, WHAT IS COMING FOR THE JUST AND FOR SINNERS. Please note: Many favors have already been granted to those who have prayed to this great saint.  If you have been healed through her intercession, or granted a special favor, please contact me with the details.  vtb 
 
 
GRAVE PREDICTIONS FOR THE USA
 
The following are not my original thoughts. They are based upon prophecies and revelations that I have read over a period of many years and they are offered here for your discernment:
 
Our once great nation will continue it's moral decline, destroy itself  economically, and lose the respect of many other nations throughout the world.  True wisdom will continue to disappear from the mouths of our leaders. Moral corruption will be everywhere - a great number of our citizens will be looking for a free hand-out.  
 
Promises will be broken - with the exception of those who place their trust in the Lord, fear and confusion, rather than love and peace, will dominate the hearts and minds of men and women. 
 
Those who possess  true faith will become rare, even among those who call themselves "Christians."  But through the intercession of the  Blessed Virgin Mary and the power of the Holy RosaryAlmighty God will act, and after a period of wide-spread  immorality,  people throughout the world will be cleansed and again be made  pleasing to God.  vtb 
 
Also see:
 
 
THE PROPHETIC PULSE: STUNNING ANNOUNCEMENT THAT POPE WILL RESIGN COMES DURING TENSE, DRAMATIC TIMES - "As so many now know, St. Malachy foresaw that after a pope associated with the sun (John Paul II was born and his funeral was on the day of an eclipse, and he was closely tied to Fatima, where there was the famous sun miracle) there would be just two popes left; one would come as a pope de gloria olivae,  'from the glory of the olive.'  
 
St. Benedict and the popes who took his name have often been associated with peace-making (the olive branch) and St. Benedict's very order, the Benedictines, are also known as 'Olivetans' and has an olive branch as its symbol."
 
 
 
THE TRIBULATION (GREAT CHASTISEMENT)
 
Booklet: Part 2 ("The Messages to the Churches")  Although these Messages are primarily intended for those of the Catholic Faith, they of course apply equally to  Shepherds & people of every Faith.  vtb
 
 
 
Therese Neumann was a German stigmatist and mystic, who for many years did not sleep and lived without food or liquids except for the daily Eucharist.
 
When asked by an American GI if the United States would ever be destroyed or invaded in a war, her answer was: "No, but at the end of this century America will be destroyed economically by a series of NATURAL DISASTERS."
 
 
 
 
"Told by Our Lord  that her gift of seeing the past, present, and future in mystic visions was greater than that possessed by anyone else in history."
 
 
 The Servant of God - Luisa Piccarreta, Little Daughter of The Divine Will - The highest spiritual state you can achieve here on earth.  "Everything is in the Divine Will; therefore It wants to love together with you, and if you call It, It gives you Its Love in your power in order to be loved; It gives you Its sanctity to make yourself a saint, Its light to make Itself  known and to eclipse your weaknesses, miseries and passions, so that they may no longer have life in you, but only Its Willlaying and forming Its Life in your little act…"
(From the Letters of Luisa – January, 2, 1939)
 
Center for the Divine Will - "Information on the writings of  Luisa Piccarreta - We pray, dear pilgrim, that whatever benefits are received from reading the information contained in this site will redound to the greater glory of the Most Holy Trinity and hasten the coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will to Reign on earth as in Heaven."
 
Collection of Letters sent by Saint Hannibal Mary Di Francia - "To the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, The Little Daughter of the Divine Will."
 
Luisa Piccarreta being Slandered - Commentary: There is some controversy  concerning the promotion and/or spiritual practices connected with the Luisa Piccarreta's writings about the Kingdom of the Divine Will.  Luisa's Cause for Beatification is now being investigated through the Magisterium of the Church.  Unfortunately, her good name is being slandered and her "Cause"  being scandalized by numbers of "Catholics" through various means, such as  websites and articles in Catholic magazines or other news sources. vtb
 
YOU GOTTA HAVE HOPE!
 
Feeling down, discouraged, or depressed?  Turn on your sound & see: Four Candles
 
Also see:
 
Jackie Evancho - To Believe - Very beautiful and inspirational song!
 
God Doesn't Make Mistakes - Affectionate dog  interacting with a beautiful young child  with Down Syndrome.
 
Healing Messages - Designed to bring you encouragement and increase your self-esteem and hope
 
THE EXISTENCE AND PERSON OF JESUS - EVIDENCE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT CONFIRMED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. - His birth, life, sufferings, Resurrection, Second Coming.  Plus Scripture for those going through difficult trials and sufferings. 
 
 
 
 OUR HEAVENLY MOTHER - THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.  The Holy Rosary, Fatima, Association of the Miraculous Medal, Doctors of the Church, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Queen of the Divine Will, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Garabandal, Apparitions, La Salette.
 
Spiritual Guide For Daily Living Due to your current state of health, daily duties, or your other responsibilities, you may not be able to accomplish all of these things each day, but it is good to set daily goals that will not only spiritually benefit your own soul  and the souls of those in your care, but the entire Church.
 
 
OUR HOPE COMES THROUGH THE CHURCH!
 
 
Pope Francis tells Benedict: 'We are brothers' - "Pope Francis and Benedict XVI came face-to-face Saturday (March 23, 2013) for the first time since Francis' election."
   
  
 
Commentary: Knowing the mental and physical condition of Pope John Paul II in the months preceding his death, it appears that Pope Benedict XVI drew a comparison to his own mental and physical condition.  
 
This does not mean he felt Pope John was not efficiently carrying out his duties because his illness was of a different nature.  It means that although Pope John Paul II may have assumed he had little time left, Pope Benedict  feels his remaining time on this earth is  unknown.  
 
Therefore he feels he can best  serve the Church in a different capacity  while allowing another, who is in a far better state of health, to assume the heavy responsibilities of his Holy Office
 
We owe it to this humble man  (Pope Benedict XVI) to pray for him so he will have peace and strength in his remaining days on earth.  
 
However, we are especially grateful that God has granted us another  holy Pope to continue to bring about the renewal of His Church in these dangerous times where the light of true faith is growing dimmer and dimmer.   vtb
  
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Benedict XVI prays penultimate Angelus: “The time of testing is here, let us focus on God again” - "'The time of testing is here. We must not use God for our own ends. Resignation is a testimony of faith.  Don’t be afraid to fight the evil spirit, what is important is that we do it alongside Christ the Victor,' the Pope said during today’s Angelus before a crowd of 50 thousand faithful, urging them to turn to 'the Mother Mary.'  
 
'Let us trust in the intercession of the Virgin Mary in this time of testing,' he added.  'Through her we will feel the powerful presence of  His Divine Son, so we may ward off temptation with the Word of Christ  and place God at the centre of our lives.  
 
We must reject the false images of the Messiah as Jesus did when faced with the temptations the Temptor presented him with, the most serious of which is using God for one’s own ends,' Benedict XVI said during the course of the Angelus prayer."

 
Padre Pio Foundation of America - "Padre Pio's Early Life - The Stigmata - The Sacraments - His Teachings - His Life - People Who Knew Padre Pio - The Padre Pio Foundation of America - Fr. Bob's Stories of Mercy - Everyday Intercessions."

 Saint Padre Pio Devotions - "Contains the  prayers of Padre Pio, his voice, 35 testimonials, 45 of his spiritual maxims, 50 photographs, and more."
 
 
YOUR FINANCIAL HELP & PRAYERS ARE NEEDED!
 
DISASTER & HUMANITARIAN AID REQUESTS
 
Please give what you can to one or more of these aid organizations: 
 
American Red Cross - "The Red Cross  continues to focus on reaching as many people as possible who need our help. Your help is urgently needed to continue to support relief efforts. Getting supplies and meals and water into affected areas is the top priority."
 
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) - "Each year local  Catholic Charities agencies  serve more than 10 million  people regardless of their religious, social, or economic  backgrounds.  The mission of Catholic Charities agencies is to provide  service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same."
 
Catholic Relief Services - "Giving Hope to a World of Need" - "Provides humanitarian relief and development assistance to the poor and marginalized in over 100 countries and territories around the world.  Overseas, we work through CRS offices located in the regions of Africa, AsiaEurope, the Middle East and Latin America and the Caribbean.
 
CRS also works through regional offices within the United States to support Catholic individuals, parishes and dioceses as they strive to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and make decisions as consumers, voters and advocates to promote more just and peaceful societies."
 
Catholic World Mission - "Disaster Relief - Philippines - North America - Central America - South America - Child Sponsorship Program - Change for Change Program - Evangelizer Newsletter - Annual Fund Drive - Glory Stories."
 
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 CATHOLIC LITURGICAL CALENDAR & COMING SPECIAL FEAST DAYS 
 
 
 
 
Liturgical Calendar - Women for Faith & Family - Prayers & Devotions.
 
Saint by Date - Monthly listing - "Most saints and holy people have specially designated feast days.  On those days we remember these holy men and women in a special way."
 
Also see category: Devotions & Feast Days
 
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 "CHRIST IS THE UNSEEN HEAD OF EVERY HOUSE, THE UNSEEN GUEST AT EVERY MEAL, AND THE SILENT LISTENER TO EVERY CONVERSATION."
 
 
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"We adore Thee, we bless Thee, & we thank Thee O Christ, because by Thy Holy Cross, Thou has redeemed the world!"
 
Charismatic Gifts - Spiritual value of Charismatic Gifts and how they benefit the Church.  
 
Devotions & Feast Days - Christmas, Epiphany, Holy Week, Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, First Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Feast of the Ascension, the Shroud of Turin, Stations of the Cross, First Saturday Devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, The Marian Movement of Priests, Spiritual Guide for Daily Living, Holy Relics.
 
Dignity of Women - APOSTOLIC LETTER - MULIERIS DIGNITATEM OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF, JOHN PAUL II - AUGUST 15, 1988
 
Miracles in Catholic Church - Although they are to us, "miracles" to Almighty God are of course not extraordinary, for "With God, all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26).  
 
Shown & explained here are of some of the thousands of great miracles that have occurred in, and through members of the Catholic Church. 
 
However, as you may be aware, miracles can, and do occur through members of other Churches, primarily in the way of healings, although other forms of miracles also take place.  All believers are aware that a solid faith and sincere prayers are the main ingredients that allow great and little miracles to happen in our daily lives.  vtb
 
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Testimonials - Some of the responses I have received from those who needed spiritual advice or just needed someone to listen while they shared their burdens.
 
 

Designed to bring you encouragement and increase your self-esteem and hope. 
 
TOPICS
 
* Difficult Trials and Sufferings
* Encouragement and Lessons of Christian Virtues
* An Army Is Needed To Help The "Poor In Spirit"
* God Is Love
* The Glory of Heaven
* We Need Christ In Our Lives
* Comfort for those who Mourn
* Possessed, Morally Corrupted, or Mentally Ill?
* A Poem for those who are Suffering
* Giving Thanks and Giving to Others
* Becoming More Like Jesus
* Random Acts of Kindness
* Christ is "The Way, The Truth, and The Life"
* "Voices"
* The Power Of Our Word
* Crying In My Heart
 
 
 
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* After the Rain
* Measure Everything in Relation to Heaven
* A Dream We Can Believe In
* The Fear of Death
* Random Thoughts
* The Tragedy of Suicide (Sadness, Discouragement, and Depression)
* Remember When....
* Do you live in an Oasis or the Desert?
* Forgiveness
* Sometimes You Just Need Someone To Talk To
 
Spiritual Links - Recap - Includes beautiful picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and additional spiritual advice.
 
Spiritual State of Catholic Church - "Thou therefore gird up thy loins and arise, and speak to them all that I command thee.  Be not afraid at their presence, for I will make thee not to fear their countenance... And they shall fight against thee and shall not prevail, for I am with thee saith the Lord, to deliver thee."  (Jeremias 1:17,19).
 
The Catholic Man - This is a spiritually beautiful letter that should be read by all Catholic men & their families.
 
Worldly Diocese - Bishop Ricken of the Green Bay Diocese refuses to study and address the causes of these grave moral issues.  You will find that many of these issues reflect the spiritual state of the average diocese in the USA and other nations of the West.  Therefore this letter is just as timely today as the day it was written. 
 
OTHER SPIRITUAL RESOURCES
 
Aid Organizations & Missionaries - Catholic aid organizations & missionaries. 
Angels & Saints - A variety of information about great saints & the activity of angels.
BISHOP'S CONFERENCES
CHURCH DOCUMENTS
VATICAN RESOURCES
Bride of Christ - WHEN GOD CALLS A WOMAN TO THE CONSECRATED LIFE - Mother Assumpta Long on Divine Courtship.
 
Catechisms & Church Laws - Catholic Church Canon Law - Catechisms - Catholic Encyclopedias



Church Communities - Spiritual Communities & Movements in the Catholic Church
Church Societies - Spiritual Societiesin the Catholic Church
Foreign Countries (Catholic Spirituality) - CATHOLIC SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES - General Information - Australia - China - England & Wales - Italy - Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands - Russia - Ukraine - United Kingdom
Holy Priests? - IS THE AVERAGE PRIEST IN TODAY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH TRULY HOLY? - It is essential that for the good of the Church the clergy become more aware of the reasons why the laity have a right to expect that their priests are truly seeking  holiness.
Letters - I have received & written many letters over the years and I believe it would be beneficial to you if I shared some of them.  You may not agree with all of the conclusions I have arrived at, but hopefully they will provide you with some "food for thought."
Lukewarm Priests - Do you love the Church?  Or are you among the lukewarm who defend those who create scandal in the Church?  Catholic Messages USA.com contains letters and a booklet sent to Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI that reveal the lukewarm spiritual state of today's Church in America and the West.
Ministry & Life of Priests - "In order to be a good guide of his People, the priest must also be attentive to the signs of the times: those larger and deeper ones which concern the universal Church and Its sojourn in the history of man, and those which more closely affect the specific situation of a particular community."
Motherhood - Choices About Child Rearing & Careers by Helen Alvare - How John Paul II Helped Women Understand Their Vocations
 
Other Church Links - SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS,  MESSAGES, WRITINGS & CHURCH RESOURCES
 
Pregnancy - INCLUDES RESOURCES FOR WOMEN & THE GREAT NEED FOR PRAYER - SPIRITUALITY FOR PREGNANT MOTHERS by AGNES PENNY - Pregnant Pause: Spirituality for Expectant Moms - Agnes Penny Pens a Guide to Help With the Joys and Trials
Pro-Life Women - CATHOLIC & NON-CATHOLIC PRO-LIFE RESOURCES.
Shrines & Travel  - CATHOLIC SHRINES & PILGRIMAGES & OTHER TRAVEL INFORMATION.
Spiritual Inspirations - Some thoughts I felt inspired to write down.  I hope to add to them from time to time.  I also hope they will be of benefit to you and someone you love.
Transitory Things of This World - THE PRIEST, ST. JOSEPH CAFASSO TELLS US WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A HOLY PRIEST and POPE JOHN PAUL II WRITES OF THE GOOD EXAMPLE SET BY ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO.
Vocations - SANCTITY IN MARRIAGE & THE SINGLE LIFE - A CALLING TO THE RELIGIOUS LIFE.
Webmaster's Mission - It is part of my Mission to "awaken" our shepherds and their sheep as to the Lord's Word for today's Church, for the good of their souls and for the good of the Church from which all mankind benefits.
Woman of God - THE JOY OF BEING A WOMAN OF GOD by RONDA CHERVIN - A Divine Plan for Happiness.
 
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Cancer Updates - Cancer treatments can be very expensive and complicated and I am not an expert on these matters.  Therefore I cannot endorse every type of treatment.  However, I believe it is very beneficial to present a variety of traditional and non-traditional treatments so that we are better able to make correct decisions regarding the various types of cancer treatments now available.
Catholic & Non-Catholic Movie Reviews - Very few movies made today in Hollywood and elsewhere are pleasing to God.  However, since most movie critics have become "accustomed" to many forms of immorality, they often view immoral portions of a film as "art" or as "necessary" elements that enhance the "quality" of the film.
Communications - Catholic Magazines, Newspapers, Radio & Television.
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