The Church has a multi-faceted identity. It is the Mystical Body of Christ because Jesus promised that he would remain united with us. He said, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him (John 6:54). He compared our union with him as fruitful branches united to him, the True Vine (John 15:5).
“you should also pray, that the Holy Spirit may enable and lead you, that He may illuminate you and fill you with love and humility.”
Love makes us an image of the one we love!
There is no conflict between being a good Catholic and a good American. In fact following the teachings of the Church concerning morality strengthens our country and promotes an elevated civic status for all. On the other hand, the Culture of Death is promoting a moral decline that threatens the freedom, well-being, and the very existence of our generation and future generations of Americans.
The Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father, is the perfect prayer given to us by Jesus. But to reap the rich fruits of this prayer we must be living a sacramental life.
Fr. Ed Meeks and I have known each other for around 16 years. We have shared a lot of memories in our past relationship in the Charismatic Episcopal Church. Nothing compares, however, to what we experienced last weekend as both of us were ordained priests and his parish received by the Catholic Church into full communion.On Sunday the two of us will stand together as priests in the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church before the altar at Christ the King parish.
“If you are slandered for Christ’s sake, then the spirit of God dwells in you.”
“The chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus” Joseph was the head of the Holy Family…”
We have said that the mysteries of Christmas and Pentecost have given humanity a true conception of God. Obviously, this gift is only for those who have received it.
“Grant, we pray, almighty God, that the splendor of your glory may shine forth upon us…”