We Need Prayers

Please spread the word. Tweet this. Post to Facebook. If you’re Catholic, please forward to your parish office and ask for a blurb in the Sunday bulletin. Our nation, the Catcholic Church, and the whole world needs prayer. Why? Just read this post. St. Padre Pio’s respond to problems was, “Bring me my weapon!” His weapon was his Holy Rosary. He prayed the Rosary to combat sin and evil. And it worked!
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Last Post From Hennessy's View

Cross-posted to stlouisteaparty.com Ten years of syndicating my blog Hennessy’s View on stlouisteaparty.com comes to an end with this post. If you’d like to continue receiving emails when I write, please subscribe to Hennessy’s View daily updates. Readers of the Tea Party site have noticed that I rarely write about politics any longer. They’re right. I don’t. They’ve asked me to stop posting my Catholic faith blogs to the Tea Party site.
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Rosary Coast-to-Coast Gateway Arch October 13

Join THOUSANDS of faithful Catholics just like you October 13, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Pray for America and the Church. PLAN 2:30 PM: Opening prayers and sermon by Msgr. Eugene Morris 3:00 PM: The Glorious Mysteries 3:30 PM: Benediction and dismissal Now, read why we’re doing this, via Rosary Coast-to-Coast: Awesome Video Awesome Narrative In 2018 over 1,200 Rosary Rallies across the U.S. and over 50 participating countries!
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At Whom Is Bishop Barron Angry?

I was gladdened to see Bishop Robert Barron’s tweets of anger about the Pew survey. Watch the attached video. (You will also be happy to hear the Pew survey didn’t shock the bishop.) I wish, though, his excellency had addressed the real cause of Catholics losing their faith: the ugly and sacrilegious farce that is the Novus Ordo (or Ordinary Form) Mass. Here’s Bishop Barron’s initial tweet. I urge you to watch the video attached.
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St Lawrence of Rome

St. Lawrence of Rome is the patron saint of comedians. I had no idea there was one. But there is, and it’s St. Lawrence. He earned that designation for his obstinate and comedic refusal to deny Christ, even to his death. From The Catholic Company: He was appointed by Pope St. Sixtus II as archdeacon over the seven deacons of Rome, and held the sacred duty of tending to the Church’s wealth and distributing alms to the poor.
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Don't Trust Father Don Draper

This was one of my favorite episodes of Mad Men. The post-Vatican II Church epitomizes Don Draper’s very accurate definition of advertising. “Whatever you’re doing … it’s okay. You’re okay.” I’m Not Okay; You’re Not Okay It’s likely yesterday’s screed offended some people. Let me tell you where it came from. A Pew survey found that most Catholics don’t believe things they are required to believe. Yes, being Catholic is hard.
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At Least They Go

“Well,” said the priest, “at least they go.” By “go,” he was referring to Mass. By “they,” he meant the people who dress like tramps, talk and laugh through Mass, and know nothing about the Church’s teachings. People who are pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, and pro-women priests. “At least they go.” Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi The law of prayer is the law of belief. “At least they go” would be a legit argument IF what they “went to” left no doubt about what they were participating in.
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Mass Killings Are the Fruit of Modernism

Simple minds seek simple answers. A man kills innocents with a gun, and the simple mind blames the gun. When a dog sees an approaching shadow, he attacks his tail. Mass Killings Are Modernism In Action Modernism leads us to simple, but wrong, answers. Modernists have one solution for all problems: consolidate all freedom, all power, all decisions, all goods, all authority, and all thinking into the hands of a few omnipotent men.
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Lousy Bishops

(Disclosure: I am a traditional Catholic.) Did you know that for every person who enters the Catholic Church in America six leave? It looks like this: Incoming Catholics Outgoing Catholics 1 6 Why? Simple answers are often problematic, but one answer seems obvious: Catholic leadership sucks. The Church in America offers nothing larger or more significant than the paltry pleasures of television and Amazon.
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What About False Prophets (and Kooks)?

A prophet is someone who has the gift of recognizing how current behaviors, beliefs, and trends will bring calamity in the future. Prophets tell us what not to do, and predict the dire consequences that will befall us if we don’t listen. And we don’t listen. Yesterday, we looked at three reasons people don’t listen: The Semmelweis Reflex, which says people reject information that contradicts longstanding beliefs. The Power of the Status Quo, which says people believe the future will always be a linear progression of the recent past.
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