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Why Is There a Dormition Fast? BYZANTINE, TEXAS - July 31, 2015 ... sister of Lazarus, and away from their sister Martha, who in the famous passage was "anxious and troubled about many things." Fasting is intended to bring us to the realization of "the one thing needful." It is to help us put God first and our own desires second, if not last. As such it serves to prepare us to be instruments of God's will, as with Moses in his flight from Egypt and on Mt. Sinai, as well as our Lord's fast in the wilderness. Fasting turns us ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2015/07/why-is-there-dormition-fast.html

Days of Prayer, Fasting Being Organized in Response to Planned Parenthood 'Horrific Actions' ZENIT - THE WORLD SEEN FROM ROME - July 31, 2015 Calls are being made by laity and faith leaders to pray and sacrifice, as videos from the Center for Medical Progress have drawn national and international attention to Planned Parenthood. Here is one such call, made by the Catholic Conference of Colorado. * * * Recently, the Center for Medical Progress is...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zenit/english/~3/zQvyln3L88I/days-of-prayer-fasting-being-organized-in-response-to-planned-parenthood-horrific-actions

Prayer Requests — For the Culture of Life HAPPY CATHOLIC* - July 31, 2015 http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2015/07/prayer-requests-for-culture-of-life.html

By-Grace-Of-God: One of the Things That Gets People Down The... QUAECUMQUE - July 24, 2015 http://qcq.tumblr.com/post/124893976112

Newspaper Column, Practicing Your Faith, Part 2 PONDER THESE THINGS IN YOUR HEART - July 23, 2015 ... almsgiving. It reminded me of a sermon I read by St. Peter Chrysologus. Back in his time, the 5 th century, the word used for almsgiving was mercy. You might benefit by reading this short sermon here . St. Peter tells us how the three disciplines of prayer, fasting, and mercy go together. They are intertwined. "If you have one, but not the others, you have nothing," he says. How can these teach us how to love? These disciplines put the emphasis on God. They are the training ...http://ponderintheheart.blogspot.com/2015/07/newspaper-column-practicing-your-faith.html

Prayer and Fasting CHOCOLATE FOR YOUR BRAIN! - July 18, 2015 I was going to write a humor piece today about the next two week hiatus I intended to have. But unless you've been under a rock, if you're part of the Catholic blogsophere, (and I am), you've no doubt seen or read about the interview. It breaks your heart to think people could discuss either the procedure or the procurement so casually over a salad and wine. Cecile Richards of Plannedhttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ChocolateForYourBrain/~3/AAcKBtyMuhY/prayer-and-fasting.html

"Fasting, Sexual Continence and Silence Are All Much Easier Than Real Prayer but They Are Necessary Adjuncts to Prayer." SCELATA - July 17, 2015 ... fasting and abstinence. One of the things we in England and Wales should be grateful to Bishop Kieran Conry for, was his pressing the restoration Friday abstinence amongst their Lordships. Amongst the teaching of the Fathers prayer is always accompanied by fasting and abstinence. A friend staying here for a few days respite from Greece, told me of Greek monks sermon which contained the memorable line, 'For a life of prayer, three things are necessary, control ...http://scelata.blogspot.com/2015/07/fasting-sexual-continence-and-silence.html

Fasting Did It FR RAY BLAKE'S BLOG - July 17, 2015 ... easier than real prayer but they are necessary adjuncts to prayer. They are also very attractive to competitive young men. Jesus fasted, he encouraged his disciples to fast, "some demons are only driven by prayer and fasting", he said that his disciples would fast when he, the bridegroom, was taken away. Throughout Europe under the encouragement of Pius XII, fasting before feasts and during Lent were relaxed to the point where they were more or less abolished. ...http://marymagdalen.blogspot.com/2015/07/fasting-did-it.html

Great and Holy Council News From Moscow BYZANTINE, TEXAS - July 17, 2015 ... Orthodox Prince Dimitry Donskoy and Princess Evdokia be celebrated on June 1 (May 19). The Synod also considered the proceedings on the establishment of a ROC Commission on Church Art, Architecture and Restoration and on introduction of amendments to the Office of the Sunday of All Saints Who Shone Forth in the Russian ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2015/07/great-and-holy-council-news-from-moscow.html

Dismayed, Downhearted? There's a Psalm for That. COFFEE AND CANTICLES - July 17, 2015 ... Notice how that ends--in hope, trust, confidence, and praise. That's our model for prayer no matter what happens to us or the world around us. Morning Prayer, opening as always with the Miserere (psalm 51) forces us to acknowledge our own part in the sorrows of the world. But that admission, humiliating as it is, is freeing. Again there is confidence that my tongue shall ring our His goodness and my mouth shall declare His praise, despite everything I have done. Daytime Prayer is Psalm 22, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CoffeeAndCanticles-TheDivineOfficeInYourLife/~3/Wsnfw8ChuBI/dismayed-downhearted-theres-psalm-for.html

Works of Mercy Bouquet: Shelter the Homeless ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN BLOGGERS - July 16, 2015 ... homelessness is staggering--while it is hard to get an accurate number, all told it is in the millions just in the United States. Sadly, the fasting growing population of homeless is children. Here are five ways that you and your family can help in five really quick bites. 1 Support Habitat for Humanity. It is an incredible organization, changing the lives of homeless people and families, one simple house at a time. In high school, I did a lot of fundraising and publicity for ...http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2015/07/he-statistics-on-homelessness-is.html

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel CATHOLIC FIRE - July 16, 2015 ... supernatural favors and her special protection to his Order and to all persons who would wear her scapular. When she presented the scapular to him, she told him, "This is your privilege: whoever dies wearing this shall not suffer eternal fire." To obtain the indulgences and other benefits promised to those who wear the Carmelite scapular, a person must be invested by a priest and must lead a consistent Christian life. Practices: Wear the Brown scapular after enrollment. Observe chastity ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/07/feast-of-our-lady-of-mount-carmel.html

July 14 - Homily for Today FATHER BILL DINGA'S BLOG - July 14, 2015 ... love to their hearts , so that he could espouse them to himself forever in right and in justice, in love and mercy and fidelity: so that they should know their Lord. Let us respond to the same Lord who invites us this very day into an intimate relationship with him, so that having our lives saturated with his grace and his power, (as was Kateri Tekakwitha's), we can witness to all we meet each day of the magnificence and splendor of the Christ-grounded life that we are all called to ...http://fatherbill1975.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-14-homily-for-today.html

St. Benedict of Nursia ATONEMENTONLINE - July 10, 2015 ... God. This new community found its home on a hill near Cassino in Italy, and so came to be known as Monte Cassino. After Benedict established his community, he wrote a Rule which was to be followed by the monks in their daily lives. Benedict guided the community as its spiritual father (abba) , or "abbot," until his death around the year 547. His feast day is kept on July 11. Almighty and Everlasting God, whose precepts are the wisdom of a loving Father: Give us grace, following the teaching ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2015/07/st-benedict-of-nursia.html

God Save America FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - July 4, 2015 3 And I set my face to the Lord my God, to pray and make supplication with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes. 4 And I prayed to the Lord my God, and I made my confession, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord God, great and terrible, who keepest the covenant, and mercy to them that love thee, and keep thy commandments. 5 We have sinned, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly, and have revolted: and we have gone aside from thy commandments, and thy judgments. (Daniel ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2015/07/god-save-america.html

Cuban Bishops: Prepare for Pope's Visit With Works of Mercy CNA DAILY NEWS - July 2, 2015 ... "Missionary of Mercy." "We, the bishops of Cuba, are praying that the teachings that Pope Francis will give us will move all of us to grow in faith and hope, so we may be able to learn to have a heart full of mercy for ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/catholicnewsagency/dailynews/~3/1W2FLgcBYCs/

REPORT: SAINT JOHN PAUL II – "MEDJUGORJE IS THE SPIRITUAL HEART ... IN GOD'S COMPANY 2 - June 26, 2015 REPORT: SAINT JOHN PAUL II – "MEDJUGORJE IS THE SPIRITUAL HEART OF THE WORLD." JUNE 23, 2015 MYSTIC POST By Daniel Klimek Pope John Paul II once powerfully observed, "Today's world has lost its sense of the supernatural, but many are searching for it – and find it in Medjugorje, through prayer, penance, and fasting." The late pontiff and… Continue Reading →http://ingodscompany2.blogspot.com/2015/06/report-saint-john-paul-ii-medjugorje-is.html

10 Ways to Fight Sins Against Purity A CATHOLIC LIFE - June 24, 2015 ... God gave it, I went to the Lord and besought him. (Wisd. 8:21) Mortification of the flesh by fasting and abstinence. Jesus says these impure spirits can in no other way be cast out but by prayer and fasting. (Matt. 17:20) The frequent meditation on the four last things, and on the bitter sufferings of our Lord; for there is, says St. Augustine, no means more powerful and effective against the heat of lust than reflection on the ignominious death of the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/j0k6HtiWciw/10-ways-to-fight-sins-against-purity.html

Ego Must Go A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY - June 17, 2015 In today's Gospel reading from Matthew 6 at Mass, Jesus gave us teachings on almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. In essence, we must not let our ego turn us into hypocrites. It is the ego that makes us want to be seen, known, and recognized. When we want others to notice us and God, we lose peace. To let others see Christ in us, we must be meek and humble like him. If you are sincere about wanting God to be No. 1 in your life, ask him to take away, in fact, annihilate, your ...http://journeyofimperfectsaint.blogspot.com/2015/06/ego-must-go.html

Getting to the Point: This Little Piggy Goes to Market - A Column on Fasting WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD - June 17, 2015 Getting to the Point: This Little Piggy Goes to Markethttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/oOuOI/~3/FkTpG7XGK8Q/getting-to-point-this-little-piggy-goes.html

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