We are halfway through the Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy and yet many people are not fully aware of it and its implications. Fewer yet seem to have taken advantage of what Pope Francis and the Holy Year has offered us. This particular Holy Year is very unique in two areas that include its treatment of abortion and the ease of a pilgrimage to the Holy Door. Please give me a few minutes of your time so I can explain what the Holy Year is and how we can take advantage of it.
Pope Francis opened the Holy Door (Porta Sancta) at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on December 8, 2015 to inaugurate this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was also present as were numerous others. Pope Francis earlier said “On that day, the Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons and instills hope.”
There were two reasons given by Pope Francis for selecting this particular date. One reason is that this date marks the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Pope Francis points out that this represents God’s action in choosing Mary as the mother of man’s Redeemer. A second reason is that it represents the 50th anniversary of the closing date of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. The Church feels a great need to keep this date alive. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner- Today all throughout the world, Christians of many denominations will start a 40 day period of fasting and prayer. A dear friend of the ProLifeCorner sent us his introduction to this most holy season. To some Christians who do not practice Lent, hopefully this introduction will provide a little deeper understanding of this holy season. If practicing Lent is not part of your tradition, and this introduction makes sense to you, please join us on this holy journey for a more personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.
Ash Wednesday Introduction
Today, the Church celebrates Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.
Lent has three major themes: repentance,purification, and growth. These three themes are exemplified very appropriately by the use of ashes.Continue reading →
The Final Battle Between the Lord and the Kingdom of Satan
ProLifeCorner.com- By Larry Plachno
One of the most popular topics on Christian internet sites and blogs in late summer is a revelation that took place 30 years ago but was only printed in English in June of 2015. It may provide some thought for those pondering the end times. For others, it might be a sobering look at our world, where it is going, and what we need to do.
This story starts at the Vatican in 1980 when Pope John Paul II organized a synod of bishops devoted to the family. At the conclusion, the synod fathers called for the creation of theological centers devoted to the study of the Church’s teaching on marriage and the family. As a result, John Paul II made plans for the establishment of the Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Carlo Caffarra. a priest and professor of moral theology, was to be named president of the institute. Today he currently serves as Archbishop of Bologna and a Cardinal in the Church. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com-by Annarae- America Needs Repentance Now – Greetings to all of our brothers and sisters in Christ; may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. I would like to suggest to you something that could bring millions, possibly hundreds of millions, of prayers to our Father in heaven; prayers offered in humble contrition for the sins committed against God our Father. As a nation we have committed sins of commission and omission; God has blessed America more than any other nation in the world and yet we have turned our backs to Him. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com – by Annarae– America Needs Repentance Now – Greetings to all of our brothers and sisters in Christ; may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. I would like to suggest to you something that could bring millions, possibly hundreds of millions, of prayers to our Father in heaven; prayers offered in humble contrition for the sins committed against God our Father. As a nation we have committed sins of commission and omission; God has blessed America more than any other nation in the world and yet we have turned our backs to Him. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- Advent Season- Preparing The Way- Advent is the preparatory season before Christmas. Such themes as readiness, watchfulness & anticipation mark these days. While this season is penitential, it is not as austere as the Lenten season. The accent on the Advent hope is on the coming of the King, rather than on the coming kingdom. The purpose of Advent is to prepare us for a deep, personal, life-changing, world-shaking encounter with Christ this Christmas season. For thousands of years, people have been preparing for Christ’s coming & for almost seventeen hundred years have been celebrating Advent. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- There are two things that we would never link together, repentance and joy. Advent is a season of joyful expectation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus does not come with a sword, but as a little baby. When we expect a baby, we usually have to prepare the home. Continue reading →
It is critical that Christians pray for the coming presidential election. There is amazing power in united prayer. Pray with others whenever possible. The power of prayer can overcome any obstacle or ungodly influence and, indeed, do great things! Continue reading →