About Holy Communion and Abortion, Bishops Cordileone, Olmstead and Aquila

If you find that you are unwilling or unable to abandon your advocacy for abortion, you should not come forward to receive Holy Communion. To publicly affirm the Catholic faith while at the same time publicly rejecting one of its most fundamental teachings is simply dishonest. Heeding this perennial call to conversion is the only way to live the Catholic faith with integrity.

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The Most Important Person on Earth

The most important person on earth is a mother.

She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral.

She need not.

She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral –

a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body…

The angels have not been blessed with such a grace.

They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven.

Only a human mother can.

Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature;

God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation…

What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this; to be a mother?

— Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Let us pray for our mothers today. FRVW

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May, Month Dedicated to Our Blessed Mother Mary

In October of 1917 the beginnings of the Communist Revolution in Russia were taking place (As with most revolutions, it had been prepared for months – even years – through chaos and division. Sound familiar?) The Bolshevik revolution was true to the term, overthrowing everything of the Russian culture: monarchy, religion, family, freedoms, etc. It was a revolution that saw much bloodshed. In the case of Catholic priests alone, in just a few years 40,000 priests had been killed or exiled to Siberia. Russia was to spread her errors throughout Eastern Europe, bringing with those errors much suffering. It would one day be overthrown peacefully through a son of Poland who had endured the lies of socialism and communism.

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Pope Saint Pius V

Imagine a world wherein the Church was being split from within and attacked from without in ways that the world had not seen.  This would be the 1500s in which Pope St. Pius V lived.  As we celebrate his feast day this week, April 30, this Dominican priest is an example of how to live in a world racked with division and upheaval.

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