Where is God in these times?

Submitted by munir on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 13:05

"Let your light so shine before the people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew: 5:16)

 

In a time of a global pandemic that has killed almost 200,000 Americans, civil unrest in the streets, and an economy in tatters, I have been blessed with the opportunity to share my thoughts with you during this unique time in history. I decided to contribute to this blog in the form of a personal letter to each of you. 

 

Premarital sex is a mortal sin

Submitted by munir on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 12:15

We live in times in which many call good or "no big deal" what God calls sinful.  This is especially true in the area of sexuality, where whole sectors of our society not only tolerate but even celebrate sexual practices that the Scriptures call gravely sinful, and which will lead to Hell if not repented of.  Acts of fornication (pre-marital sex) and homosexual acts cannot be considered acceptable by any Catholic or by any person who sincerely accepts the Scripture as the Word of God.  And even for those who do not share our faith, acts of fornication and homosexual acts can be plainl

Sunday Reflection with Fr Robin Gibbons - 25 October 2020

Submitted by munir on Sun, 10/25/2020 - 09:10

Such a simple commandment Jesus puts before the Pharisees and ourselves today. We ask their question too: what is the greatest commandment of God, what single law is of the greatest consequence? However do we really understand the unintended consequences of what Jesus actually says? In plain speech it seems simple enough: "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

 

One million children praying the Holy Rosary will restore worldwide unity, peace

Submitted by munir on Sat, 10/17/2020 - 21:41

Over the years, the world has been moving from one crisis to the other and from war to another because there is a prevailing virus called "sin and corruption" that dominates the world and wreaks havoc.

 

This virus has brought crises to the entire world leading to the death of hundreds of thousands of people as well as causing economic and social devastation.

 

One October evening: Pope Saint John Paul II changed history

Submitted by munir on Sat, 10/17/2020 - 11:10

The anniversary of John Paul II's election to the papacy falls this year on the centenary of his birth: two events celebrated by Churches around the world. The Vatican Publishing House and the Osservatore Romano preserve the memorable moments of that unforgettable evening of 16 October 1978.

 

October 16, 1978, 42 years ago, was a Monday. It was already dark when, at 6.18 p.m., white smoke billowed out from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, after black smoke had risen seven times before.

 

Beatification of Carlo Acutis: ‘To Heaven Without a Net’

Submitted by munir on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 21:11

Carlo Acutis, a contemporary of ours, was 15 when he gave his soul to God, having left to the world a backpack full of blessings obtained by his daily surrender. Prayer, the Eucharist, love of the Virgin . . . and profound eagerness to take the faith through the Internet — the instrument he had at hand, working with it intelligently and ably. He achieved his objective, moving innumerable people, who no doubt were unaware of the existence of Eucharistic miracles, as well as many who knew about them.