Transformation into Something Greater

Transformation into Something Greater

“Do not be frightened. He has been raised up, exactly as he promised.”

Silicon dioxide — aka sand.

Purify it, remove any traces of iron, and bleach it. Add limestone and sodium carbonate.  Heat it at 1700 degrees, until the sand melts. The result: glass.

Glass that can inspire as part of a cathedral’s brilliant stained glass window, or glass that can illuminate when blown into the form of an incandescent bulb, or glass so beautiful it takes your breath away in the form of magnifi­cent crystals.

But it starts with sand — sand that has now ceased to be sand and has instead given over its properties to create something even greater.

Tonight (Today), the Church celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead and His appearance to the women at the tomb. The resurrection of Jesus, which happened in the early hours of Sunday morning, is a fact which all the evangelists state clearly and unequivocally. Continue reading

We Wish You A Blessed & Happy Easter

We Wish You A Blessed & Happy Easter

Easter 2017ProLifeCorner.com-  Easter 2017-  Jesus’ Resurrection Is Real! “If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith “1 Corinthian 15:13-14.   The same way that the world has secularized and commercialized our Christmas celebration, so it is with the Christian proclamation of the risen Jesus. The world has upstaged this solemn, holy and glorious celebration with the end of college basketball, the beginning of professional baseball, or by the Easter bunny, marshmallow chicks, or chocolate rabbits.

What the world fails to realize, ” Claiming to be wise, they became fools.-Rm. 1:22, is that without the resurrection, we are trapped in sin, doomed in death, and ” the most pitiable of men” and women. Because Jesus is risen, our faith is the ultimate, full, true, and precious meaning of life. Because of the resurrection, Jesus conquered sin, death, Satan, hell, and damnation. We are the most blessed of men and women.

We were buried with Him by Baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”  Rom. 6.4

Rejoice dear brothers and sisters, we have been bought with the precious Blood of the sinless Lamb. What a privilege to be called sons and daughters of God our Father, and brothers and sisters of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Yeah!!!

We wish you a Blessed & Happy Easter!!!
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The Easter Triduum 2017

The Easter Triduum 2017

ProLifeCorner-  Frank J. Munda- Every year during Lent for the past several years I try to listen to Fr. John Corapi’s presentation of The Easter Triduum. It helps me to think more of our Lord’s passion starting on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and on to Holy Saturday, leading into His glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday.

There are many good and holy pastors who have given great homilies on this subject. I am especially partial to Fr. Corapi’s talk. As you do your meditations this Lent, please pray for Father Corapi and all ministers who are serving our Lord by ministering to us through their preaching’s.

Also, please pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters all throughout the world who cannot worship our Lord without fear of being attacked. May our Lord deliver them from these days of sorrow and bring peace, joy, and love back into their lives. Continue reading

Awesome Woman’s Perspective

Awesome Woman’s Perspective

ProLifeCorner- Freeport Illinois- Below is a letter posted in the Freeport Journal Standard on April 7, 2017.  It is refreshing to see a letter that shows appreciation of the many hardworking men in society.  As she says, the recent “Women’s March” does not speak for all women and she has the courage to speak out about it.
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Good Things Are Happening

Good Things Are Happening

The LifeNews site has so many wonderful articles in today’s edition we are sending the link to the site for your information.  Since the new administration in Washington DC has been in control, we are seeing many more such good news.  Especially interesting is the article on the Texas house, the Soros debacle, and the total frustration of the PP director.  Take time to read each of the articles-we’re sure you’ll be glad you did.
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Is McNamara coming out of the Pro-Abortion closet?

dead baby 300xIs McNamara coming out of the Pro-Abortion closet?

ProLifeCorner.com – Rockford Illinois – April 2, 2017 – by The Rockford Pro-life Initiative–  After repeated requests, the Democrat candidate for mayor of Rockford has not responded on his stance on the abortion issue.  Before you cast your vote on April 4, please take time to read the following article:

Tom McNamara is the Democrat candidate for Mayor of Rockford and has not responded to repeated requests for his position on the killing of children by abortion.

Through an inside source we have learned that the radically pro-abortion Barb Giolitto who is the leader of The Winnebago County Citizens For Choice (you can read here: For slaughtering babies)  has come out publicly in support of Tom McNamara and was even working the McNamara phone banks on Saturday April 1st.   Continue reading

Spiritual Blindness

Spiritual Blindness

“They answered him, You were born in utter sin, and you would teach us? And they cast him out!”

The late neurologist and author Oliver Sacks wrote about a man born blind whose sight was restored. This miracle occurred nei­ther through prayer, nor through a concoction of dirt and divine saliva, but through a surgical correction of the patient’s eyes.

The blind man agreed eagerly to the surgery, experimental and delicate though it was. The operation went well, although the man’s eyes had to be bandaged for a time to let them heal, but at last the day came when the bandages could be removed. The surgical team, the man’s family, and others assembled as the nurses carefully unwound the dressings from the patient’s face. All were hushed, expectant.

For the first time in his life, the man opened his eyes and …

What were they expecting? What would you expect?

Jubilation! Joy! “Ah, color! Light! My wife’s sweet face, just as I’d always imagined it!”

But instead, the man turned his head from side to side to side. His expression was baffled and frightened.

“What’s wrong?” his doctor asked at last, and at the sound of his voice, the man turned in his direction.

“Oh, my God!” he said, his voice trembling. “I thought I was all alone.” And the man began to weep.

The man had been blind since birth. His brain knew only sound and touch, smell and taste; it had never received visual stimulation. It had never developed the neural pathways needed for processing visual images and had never created categories by which he might understand the data now crashing against his retinas on waves of light. Technically, his eyes worked — but he could not make sense of what he saw. Continue reading

Abortion Activists Kill Baby Jesus

Abortion Activists Kill Baby Jesus           

 ProLifeCorner-  Intro By Chris Munda-   By now we should all be aware that much evil is trying to destroy our faith, our family, and our world.  Can we do anything to regain our souls and our countries?  See:   A Healing for America: Sweet Hour of Prayer

The following article, from the excellent Lifenews.com is a prime example of the vile direction in which we are headed.  While this event took place in Argentina, we are headed in that same direction when we allow Planned Parenthood to sell the body parts of the babies they have aborted.  And Planned Parenthood receives close to a billion of our tax dollars! That is $100,000,000,000 of your tax dollars. And for what?  To murder babies in the womb and sell their body parts for profit!

All vestiges of moral values are disappearing as quickly as snow in the tropics.  Any respect for faith, the unborn, the elderly, the military and any other ideal we used to hold dear is being mocked and destroyed openly.

Please, pray unceasingly for the mercy of God.

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Tired, But Putting Others Needs’ First

Tired, but putting others needs’ first

“Jesus, tired from His journey, sat down there at the well… A woman of Samaria came to draw water.”

In 1923, the Jewish theologian Martin Buber wrote an immensely influential little book entitled I and Thou. Buber’s main point is that there are two ways of relating to other people in our lives: We can see them as objects to be used — what Buber calls an “I-it” relationship; or we can see others as having feelings, dreams and needs as real and as important as our own that can be the basis for dialogue and relationship — an “I-Thou” relationship.

In his memoirs, Buber tells the story of how he came to his theory of I-Thou and I-It. When he was a professor of philosophy at a university in Germany, a young student came to see him. The student had received his draft notice to serve in the German army in World War I. He was a pacifist by nature and afraid of being killed in battle, but, at the same time, he was a loyal and fiercely patriotic German. He asked Buber what he should do: serve his country and risk being killed or claim conscientious objector status and perhaps leave another young man to be killed in his place. Continue reading

A Healing for America: Sweet Hour of Prayer

A Healing for America: Sweet Hour of Prayer

ProLifeCorner-  Frank J. Munda-   America needs a healing and she needs it now. I believe the next four years in America will be the most critical in all the history of this great nation. The forces of darkness and the forces of light are gathering. We who profess a belief in Christ are very much aware that the battle for the minds and souls of America is real, and it is a battle led on by principalities. And for those nonbelievers, the scoffers, the naysayers, please take a look at the signs of the times. Those on the left are believers as well, however they are invoking their god’s, by calling upon witches, all sorts of occult practices, curses, and calling upon the Prince of darkness himself, Satan and his minions. This in itself is proof that heaven and hell are real. Otherwise why would those on the left, who profess to be atheist, invoke Satan and the occult? Like it or not, believe it or not, this battle is real and it is unfolding before our very eyes.

The answer to all of our problems is prayer; our only hope is prayer. Without prayer this nation will be enslaved to sin and there will be no hope. Continue reading