<![CDATA["And the Truth will make you free." Jn 8:32 - Blog]]>Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:59:34 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Happy Solemnity of All Saints!]]>Wed, 02 Nov 2016 03:49:29 GMThttp://soldierofchrist.net/blog/happy-solemnity-of-all-saintsGOT HEROES?!
I do. Look to those who have served God and neighbor in their lifetime and you will be inspired to do the same!
All holy men and women, pray for us! Praised be Jesus Christ glorious in 
his saints!
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<![CDATA[Thank You Crossroad Pro Life Walkers!]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:57:03 GMThttp://soldierofchrist.net/blog/thank-you-crossroad-pro-life-walkersI had the great opportunity of hosting and celebrating Mass for the Crossroads pro life walkers who are on a 3 month journey from Seattle to Washington DC. I am very appreciative of these young adults who are giving such a great witness of the dignity of human! God bless you and protect you on your journey!
Fr David, Haley, Sharae, Emily, Joe, Gracie, Eric, Josiah, and Zach in Blessed Sacrament Mission after Holy Mass.
Thanks for the delicious dinner!
Safe travels until we meet again, be assured of our prayers!
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<![CDATA["In your Nation, God is Being Eroded, Eclipsed, Liquidated" in the United States, Cardinal Sarah Says]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 04:19:20 GMThttp://soldierofchrist.net/blog/in-your-nation-god-is-being-eroded-eclipsed-liquidated-in-the-united-states-cardinal-sarah-says ]]><![CDATA[Got a Lenten plan?]]>Mon, 15 Feb 2016 04:28:33 GMThttp://soldierofchrist.net/blog/got-a-lenten-planIf you don't yet have a "plan" or direction for Lent perhaps this could be a great start! Fr Mitch Pacwa supports the Lenten mercy challenge...practical, merciful, realistic.
http://www.myconsecration.org/mercy/

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<![CDATA[May he rest in peace: Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice and faithful Catholic Christian]]>Mon, 15 Feb 2016 04:19:39 GMThttp://soldierofchrist.net/blog/may-he-rest-in-peace-antonin-scalia-supreme-court-justice-and-faithful-catholic-christian“God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools…and he has not been disappointed.… If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.” (Justice Scalia at a Speech at Living the Catholic Faith conference, 2012.)
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<![CDATA[St Angela Merici, pray for us!]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 05:16:44 GMThttp://soldierofchrist.net/blog/st-angela-merici-pray-for-us
A testimony of our holy brothers and sisters who've gone before us:
​Saint Angela Merici
reassured her Sisters who were afraid to lose her in death: "I shall continue to be more alive than I was in this life, and I shall see you better and shall love more the 
good
 deeds which I shall see you doing continually, and I shall be able to help you more." She died in 1540, at about seventy years old. (See more about St Merici's life @ Catholic.org)

Saint Angela, you were not afraid of change. You did not let stereotypes keep you from serving. Help us to overcome our fear of change in order to follow God's call and allow others to follow theirs.  Amen
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<![CDATA["Mary" New Year!...]]>Fri, 01 Jan 2016 05:26:16 GMThttp://soldierofchrist.net/blog/mary-new-year...And Happy Solemnity of Mary Mother of God!
(Also note, alas, posted some homilies I was behind with including tonight's mentioning Our Lady of Fatima).


"My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God." 
- Promise to Lucia, second apparition in Fatima, June 13th, 1917.
Mary, Mother of God pray for us, watch over us and guide us in the straight and narrow path to your Son, our Savior this New Year!
Icon of Mary, "Formidable Protection" 
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<![CDATA[Solemnity of Jesus Christ King of the Universe]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:22:42 GMThttp://soldierofchrist.net/blog/solemnity-of-jesus-christ-king-of-the-universeCommentary on the Readings for the Last Sunday after Pentecost
". . .Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man, He will send forth His angels with a trumpet. They will gather His elect from the four winds" (Gospel).

The world coming to its end! Such an announcement would make "all tribes of the earth mourn," especially him who clings to earthly things and now realizes he must "not turn back to take his cloak." Let us be realists: the world will dissolve, disappear in ruin!

The liturgical year comes to an end today. It is the symbol of the final assumption of Jesus' Mystical Body into heaven, the last act in an eternal drama.

May we flee from the "false christs" who "lead astray. . .even the elect" (Gospel), enslaving, misleading, corrupting their minds, by the press, over the television and the movie screen.

(Excerpted from My Sunday Missal, Confraternity of the Precious Blood)

COLLECT (Opening Prayer)
COLLECT (1962MR):
Excita, quaesumus, Domine, tuorum fidelium voluntates: ut, divini operis fructum propensius exsequentes; pietatis tuae remedia maiora percipiant.

LITERAL TRANSLATION:
Rouse up, we beseech You, O Lord, the wills of Your faithful, that they, pursuing more earnestly the fruit of the divine work, may obtain the more greatly the remedies of Your mercy. (Source: WDTPRS.com)

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<![CDATA[Woe to me if I don't preach the Gospel!   - 1 Cor 9:16]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 02:57:55 GMThttp://soldierofchrist.net/blog/woe-to-me-if-idont-preach-the-gospel-1-cor-916NOTE: For what it's worth, alas, I was able to post some audio homilies, see them on the right margin.
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<![CDATA[Is Islam a Religion of Peace?]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:00:35 GMThttp://soldierofchrist.net/blog/is-islam-a-religion-of-peaceHere is a serious question we must ask especially in light of the increasing onslaught of evil attacks by cowardly Islamic terrorists. Certainly not all Muslims are evil but recent terrorists continue to kill in the name of "Allah." It was President Bush "W" who called Islam a religion of peace and more recently our Holy Father Pope Francis the same. But it seems we must hear it from the "horses mouth" before rushing to niceties out of political correctness or "tolerance."


I am certainly no expert on Islam but I did give my opinion in Sunday's homily (which should be posted soon.) So I will simply provide a link I ran across today by Taylor Marshall, interesting, check it out.


I re-iterate there are a lot of peaceful Muslims as we even have Imams as chaplains in the US Armed Forces but nonetheless it is most wise to face the facts and to know our history as it certainly repeats itself... (see link to article below)
http://taylormarshall.com/2015/01/islam-really-peaceful-religion-quotes-quran.html

St John of Capistrano, pray for us!
P.S.
Wow, talk about un-PC, I wonder if St. John Bosco considered this...(just saw this on another site.)

“It would take too long to tell you all the stories about this famous impostor (…) Mohamed’s religion consists of a monstrous mixture of Judaism, Paganism and Christianity. Mohamed propagated his religion, not through miracles or persuasive words, but through the force of arms. [It is] a religion that favors every sort of licentiousness and which, in a short time, allowed Mohamed to become the leader of a troop of brigands. Along with them he raided the countries of the East and conquered the people, not by introducing the Truth, not by miracles or prophecy; but for one reason only: to raise his sword over the heads of the conquered shouting: believe or die.” 
-- St. John Bosco
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