Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Christian Message to ISIS: An Army of Martyrs is Coming After You!


A Letter from the People of the Cross to ISIS

The world is talking about you
Your apocalyptic dreams and spectacular sins
Are now awakening the middle east
In your holy war, come to holy ground
Come children of Abraham come
The people of the cross gathers at your gates with a message

Love is coming after you.
Like a rush of wind grazing over the pacific
From hills of the mount of olives to the desert winds of Jordan
From the cedars of lebanon to the silk roads of the East
An army comes. With no tanks or soldiers
But an army of martyrs faithful unto death
Carrying a message of life
The people of the cross
Comes to die at your gates.
If you wont hear our message with words
Then we will show you with our lives
Laid down.

For every throat you slit and every woman you rape
For every man you burn and every child you turn to dust
There is blood on your hands brother

But Come Brothers Come

Come with your bloodstained hands,
Come with your eyes full of murder for the people of the Cross,
Come lay your guns and your knives at the foot of the cross
A love that is overdue and overwhelming
Breathes through your cities

Though your sins are like scarlet
They can be washed white as snow
Though you call yourselves servants
He will make you into Sons
Where can you run from His love?
Even the darkness cannot hide you

Come Brothers Come
There is the sound of a rushing rain
To remove your sins and bind your wounds
You die for your god but our God died for us
The King of Kings comes to be the sacrificial lamb
Slain on the altar where we should have been
Jesus Christ, Isa Al Masih
Walks through the Middle East

There is forgiveness tonight oh brother
There is healing for your sins oh brother
We are no different.
Apart from Christ, we are no better than the worst jihadist
Christ has been crucified once. and for All.
To make sinners like you and me into brothers
Even you.
Even now.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Princess Madeleine of Sweden meets Pope Francis

Princess Madeleine: "Three generations of my family met with the Pope today at the Vatican, all of us united in the fight against child trafficking." The mother of the Princess also spoke at the Seminar on Child Trafficking.

Photograph from Princess Madeleine's Facebook posting on the visit.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nigerian bishop has vision of Christ: Says rosary will bring down Boko Haram

A Nigerian bishop says that he has seen Christ in a vision and now knows that the rosary is the key to ridding the country of the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram. Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme says he is being driven by a God-given mandate to lead others in praying the rosary until the extremist group disappears. “Towards the end of last year I was in my chapel before the Blessed Sacrament… praying the rosary, and then suddenly the Lord appeared,” Bishop Dashe told EWTN News April 18... Continue reading at EWTN News

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wonderful New Film- MEDIA APOSTLE: The Father James Alberione Story

Click here www.MediaApostle.com to watch the NEW trailer,buy the DVD or download/stream the film online and explore the BRAND NEW website! This 90 minute film is a blockbuster. In fact it is one of the most moving religious films that I have ever viewed. Father Alberione was beatified on 27 April 2003 by Pope John Paul II.

MEDIA APOSTLE: The Father James Alberione Story is the story of a priest who loved our media world. Blessed Father James Alberione (1884-1971) was kicked out of seminary as a young man for excessive media use, but turned his life around and went on to found a worldwide Catholic media empire and the Pauline Family. Father Alberione developed a unique and positive vision, strategy and spirituality for our media world.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Is Christianity being driven from the Middle East?

Can Christianity survive, in the face of persecution and conflict, in the region of its birth? The BBC's Jane Corbin travelled across the Middle East - through Iraq and Syria - to investigate the plight of Christians, as hundreds of thousands flee Islamic militancy in the region.
As I climbed the steep mountain path above the plain of Nineveh, Iraq, the sound of monks chanting and the smell of incense drifted out of the 4th Century monastery of St Matthew. Once, 7,000 monks worshipped here when Christianity was the official religion of the Roman empire. Almost the whole population was Christian then. Their numbers have dwindled and now there are only six monks - and no pilgrims dare to visit. "We are on the frontline with Isis and people are afraid to come here," Father Yusuf told me. "We are worried about everything: our people, our family, Christianity." Continue reading HERE

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Catholic Church- Become a member of the Church founded by Jesus Christ


The Catholic Church is not just one denomination among many. In fact, it is the only faith that can trace its founding roots back to Jesus Christ, who started our Church. For 2,000 years, the Catholic Church has guarded the truth that Jesus has taught, whether in or out of style. In the Church today, one can experience the most personal relationship with Christ through the Holy Eucharist, the gift of Christ’s Body and Blood to us. Since its founding, the Catholic Church has continued to be the largest body of Christians on earth. Though it’s not perfect, nor does it have perfect members, the Church still contains the fullness of truth, which Jesus promised would set us free.....( Catholics Come Home.org)

If you are a lapsed Catholic or somebody who wishes to know more about the Catholic religion visit Catholics Come Home.org .


Monday, April 6, 2015

Prayer for Beatification of Fr. Patrick Sheehy

Fr Patrick Sheehy was a saintly Salesian priest from Clonakilty, Co. Cork. He left Ireland after completion of his high school studies and joined the Salesian Aspirantate and entered the novitiate in Beckford. After his profession in 1939 he went to the Missions in North India. He served the poor with great zeal and love till he died of cancer in 1997 at the age of 77. Even his tormenting suffering during his last illness that he bore with great patience and faith, testify to his sanctity. Just five years before his death he wrote a booklet on preparation for death. This touched many who read it.

There is already evidence of a miraculous event involved in a quick healing -from a serious illness- obtained through the intercession of Fr. Sheehy.

Please pray for the Beatification of Fr. Sheehy.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Text of Pope Francis’s homily at the Easter Vigil

Entering into the mystery of Easter means 'going out in search of truth, beauty and love', says Holy Father

(The official Vatican translation of the Pope’s homily at the Easter Vigil in St Peter’s Basilica: )

Tonight is a night of vigil. The Lord is not sleeping; the Watchman is watching over his people (cf Ps 121:4), to bring them out of slavery and to open before them the way to freedom. The Lord is keeping watch and, by the power of his love, he is bringing his people through the Red Sea. He is also bringing Jesus through the abyss of death and the netherworld.

This was a night of vigil for the disciples of Jesus, a night of sadness and fear. The men remained locked in the Upper Room. Yet, the women went to the tomb at dawn on Sunday to anoint Jesus’s body. Their hearts were overwhelmed and they were asking themselves: “How will we enter? Who will roll back the stone of the tomb?…” But here was the first sign of the great event: the large stone was already rolled back and the tomb was open! “Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe…” (Mk 16:5). The women were the first to see this great sign, the empty tomb; and they were the first to enter… “Entering the tomb”. It is good for us, on this Vigil night, to reflect on the experience of the women, which also speaks to us. For that is why we are here: to enter, to enter into the Mystery which God has accomplished with his vigil of love.

We cannot live Easter without entering into the mystery. It is not something intellectual, something we only know or read about… It is more, much more! “To enter into the mystery” means the ability to wonder, to contemplate; the ability to listen to the silence and to hear the tiny whisper amid great silence by which God speaks to us (cf 1 Kgs 19:12). To enter into the mystery demands that we not be afraid of reality: that we not be locked into ourselves, that we not flee from what we fail to understand, that we not close our eyes to problems or deny them, that we not dismiss our questions.. To enter into the mystery means going beyond our own comfort zone, beyond the laziness and indifference which hold us back, and going out in search of truth, beauty and love. It is seeking a deeper meaning, an answer, and not an easy one, to the questions which challenge our faith, our fidelity and our very existence. To enter into the mystery, we need humility, the lowliness to abase ourselves, to come down from the pedestal of our “I” which is so proud, of our presumption; the humility not to take ourselves so seriously, recognizing who we really are: creatures with strengths and weaknesses, sinners in need of forgiveness.

To enter into the mystery we need the lowliness that is powerlessness, the renunciation of our idols… in a word, we need to adore. Without adoration, we cannot enter into the mystery. The women who were Jesus’s disciples teach us all of this. They kept watch that night, together with Mary. And she, the Virgin Mother, helped them not to lose faith and hope. As a result, they did not remain prisoners of fear and sadness, but at the first light of dawn they went out carrying their ointments, their hearts anointed with love. They went forth and found the tomb open. And they went in. They had kept watch, they went forth and they entered into the Mystery. May we learn from them to keep watch with God and with Mary our Mother, so that we too may enter into the Mystery which leads from death to life.

Easter Hymn: Catholic Church