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Memorial of Saint Monica BIG C CATHOLICS - August 26, 2016 ... August 27th, is the Memorial of Saint Monica, (333-387) the mother of Saint Augustine. Augustine's life of sin and embrace of worldly pleasures is well known. In turning her son's heart to God, Monica's fervent prayers won for the Church a revered scholar and saint. She exemplifies those women in ancient Christianity whose quiet witness was powerfully efficacious. Despite suffering abuse, addiction and discouragement, Monica never lost hope or her faith in ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/08/memorial-of-saint-monica.html

Call Upon Jesus for Healing From Addiction ┬áVENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - August 21, 2016 ... http://www.stmarymagdalen.net/3/post/2015/02/call-upon-jesus-for-healing-from-addiction.html : "One of my dear friends, Father Douglas McKay, who ministers full-time to the addicts of Grays Ferry through his OUR HOUSE MINISTRY, firmly believes that through the intercession of Matt Talbot and the Calix Program, there is a greater percentage of addicts healed by calling upon Jesus as their "Higher Power." Father encourages all of us to entrust our addictions and sinfulness to ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2016/08/call-upon-jesus-for-healing-from.html

Saint Monica Novena 2016 Day 4 BIG C CATHOLICS - August 21, 2016 Saint Monica is the patron saint of alcoholics. She understood from her own life experience that addiction begins with a single temptation. All temptations come from the Devil who is the father of lies and a cruel deceiver of men. Addition is the pursuit of a false idol, promising happiness. It's tragic consequences are despair, hopelessness and enslavement. Today, let us pray for those struggling with addiction, as well as for their loved ones. Day 4 - The ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/08/saint-monica-novena-2016-day-4.html

A Tsunami of Mercy CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 15, 2016 Two stories come to mind when thinking about a Christian's protracted struggle with sin. One is about a woman who goes to Confession, and, with frustration tells her priest, "Well, Father, I feel a little bit embarrassed. I'm here again to confess the same three sins." Without pausing the good reverend replies, "Would you feel better if you had some new sins to confess?" The second story involves a holy man and his disciple living several centuries ago in an isolated ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/Oub9ypBp6r4/a-tsunami-of-mercy

12th Sunday After Pentecost 7 Aug 2016 Sermon LUX VERA - August 11, 2016 ... remove the plank from our own eye before the splinter from our brother's eye (Mt 7,5). Taking today's parable of the Good Samaritan, we might see ourselves in the role of the Good Samaritan, the one providing the help; or at least the one in the stronger position. If we can provide the help we should do so, but first we need to see ourselves as the man lying by the side of the road. We also are in need of being rescued, healed, forgiven, set free etc. Some have more problems than others, but ...http://luxvera.blogspot.com/2016/08/12th-sunday-after-pentecost-7-aug-2016.html

Those Who Seek to Eliminate Faith for the Sake of Freedom, Get Only Tyranny DA MIHI ANIMAS - July 4, 2016 http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/07/those-who-seek-to-eliminate-faith-for.html

John Paul II, Porn, and the Stanford Rapist CRISIS MAGAZINE - June 13, 2016 ... and Responsibility that the opposite of love was not hate, as many might surmise, but was, instead, use . It is only in a life where pleasure is the highest good, the saintly pope writes, that one will stoop to use another human being as the means to their own end, sexually or otherwise. Turner's crime, coupled with an audacious defense letter by his father, indicate that both he and his dad are quintessential products of an increasingly utilitarian society, a society that puts pleasure and ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/OnZlNFiMRV8/john-paul-ii-porn-stanford-rapist

Restoring the Good Lost in Human Nature. GLORIA OLIVAE - May 18, 2016 ... tendency of man to regress to the level of the unnatural. God, indeed, had given us the good of human nature to avoid regressing to the unnatural level. To regress there is an experience of hell here on earth; and will eventually cause the eternal damnation of souls. So, how do we get out of this rut? Use the same route to go up to God. Our goal must be the supernatural eternal goal of going to God. This must be the ultimate goal of a return, otherwise it will not work. Psychology and ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_05_01_archive.html#5057255430191166042