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+JMJ+ Welcome to our Live Twitter Rosary Thread, praying to cultivate a civilization of Life & Love, & to END the culture of death. +JMJ+

Our Lady of the Assumption, pray for us.

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Prayers offered in the opening & closing of our Live Rosary are optional, including the novena prayers. Use as many or as few as you likex. Skip around, skip them altogether. Make it yours.
The Rosary Thread links are archived on the blog at

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And there’s a Rosary you can pray on the blog, too.

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+JMJ+ Join me Monday, Aug. 15, on Twitter at 8pm ET/7pm CT, to pray the Rosary in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. +JMJ+

Our Lady of the Assumption, pray for us.

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Note: No human person has ever been as united to Jesus as His Mother was and is. She carried Him in her womb for nine months. He was her Savior and kept the stain of Original Sin from touching her. He is Divine, she is not. He is the King, she is the Queen Mother.
In the next tweets I'm going to link some videos about the actual teachings of the Catholic Church about the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, since there is so much confusion out there about this.
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Today, in church, the priest said:

"Everybody in the family must go to the same church. Not husband going to one church; wife going to another church. It affects the children. Listen. Nothing twists the mentality of people than Religion."
Some Catholic girls here reaffirmed their stands that they wouldn't leave their churches for their husbands (if the men weren't also Catholics).

Offline, I've seen situations where Catholic and non-Catholic marriages began on rocky foundations.

Just six months into the marriage
and the wife is already reporting her husband to her parish priest. That the man said she should stop going to her church.

The girls I talked about may have had relationships where their faith threatened its future.

And when they couldn't bulge, the man walked.

It wasn't
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How did the date for Easter come about?

As early as 115 AD, during the time of Pope Sixtus I, some Christians had set Easter to a Sunday in the month of Nisan.

At that time, the feast of Easter was linked to the Jewish Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread.

It was believed
that the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus happened during the time of those celebrations.

Therefore, the Christians relied on the Jewish calendar to fix the dates for annual Easters.

However, some Christians complained that the calendar was irregular, and usually caused
issues for Easter selections. They suggested computing the date independently, but faced opposition from other Christians who preferred they relied on Jewish community.

So 200 years later, when the first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine I, organized a council where Christian
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+JMJ+ Welcome to our Live Twitter Rosary Thread, praying to cultivate a civilization of Life & Love, & to END the culture of death. +JMJ+

“The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.” —Padre Pio

#CatholicTwitter #RosaryProject
Prayers offered in the opening & closing of our Live Rosary are optional, including the novena prayers. Use as many or as few as you like. Skip around, skip them altogether. Make it yours.
The Rosary Thread links are archived on the blog at

catholicheartandmind.com/twitter-devoti…

And there’s a Rosary you can pray on the blog, too.

catholicheartandmind.com/rosary-project/
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OUR LADY OF VICTORY

On 7 October, 1571, the Holy League defeated the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto.

The League was a coalition of Catholic states arranged by Pope Pius V.

It comprised of the Spanish Empire, the Papal States, the Republic of Venice, the Republic of
Genoa, and other Italian states.

At the time, Continental Europe was at threat of conquest by the Ottoman Empire.

The Turks, led by Suleiman the Magnificent, had ravaged the Eastern Mediterranean for decades, and Christian Europe deemed their armies unbeatable and invincible.
Meanwhile, the Catholic Holy League was fighting a religious war with the Protestant Reformers.

Europe was in danger of being overrun.

Pope Pius V arranged the coalition and blessed their banner; a flag bearing the crucified Christ.

He appointed a commander and
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+JMJ+ Welcome to our Live Twitter Rosary Thread, praying to cultivate a civilization of Life & Love, & to END the culture of death. +JMJ+

“The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.” —Padre Pio

#CatholicTwitter #RosaryProject

Artist: Photo © Jean Louis Mazieres.
Prayers offered in the opening & closing of our Live Rosary are optional, including the novena prayers. Use as many or as few as you like. Skip around, skip them altogether. Make it yours.
The Rosary Thread links are archived on the blog at

catholicheartandmind.com/twitter-devoti…

And there’s a Rosary you can pray on the blog, too.

catholicheartandmind.com/rosary-project/
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Prayer of abandonment, by St. Charles de Foucauld.

Father, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you: I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only your will be done in me...

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Re the previous tweet: I know it's not his feast day but I was just reading about him after stumbling across the GoodCatholic site and thought I'd share with y'all.
Also don't miss this one on their YouTube channel. It's a painting I've seen many times online but I've never read or heard an explanation of it that I recall. This one had me in tears.

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The Triumph of the Innocents - Behind The Canvas

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+JMJ+ Welcome to our Live Twitter Rosary Thread, praying to cultivate a civilization of Life & Love, & to END the culture of death. +JMJ+

“The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.” —Padre Pio

#CatholicTwitter #RosaryProject
Prayers offered in the opening & closing of our Live Rosary are optional, including the novena prayers. Use as many or as few as you like. Skip around, skip them altogether. Make it yours.
The Rosary Thread links are archived on the blog at

catholicheartandmind.com/twitter-devoti…

And there’s a Rosary you can pray on the blog, too.

catholicheartandmind.com/rosary-project/
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+JMJ+ Welcome to our Live Twitter Rosary Thread, praying the Mysteries of the Rosary to cultivate a civilization of Love & Life. +JMJ+

#CatholicTwitter #RosaryProject
Prayers offered in the opening & closing of our Live Rosary are optional, including the novena prayers. Use as many or as few as you like. Skip around, skip them altogether. Make it yours.
The Rosary Thread links are archived on the blog at

catholicheartandmind.com/twitter-devoti…

And there’s a Rosary you can pray on the blog, too.

catholicheartandmind.com/rosary-project/
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Tomorrow begins the Novena to the holy martyr, Father #JacquesHamel (+ July 26, 2016) from whose blood has sprung our Order for the defense of Christians who are persecuted: ordo-militaris.us
For we believe, that after his noble profession of Faith, when he said to the 2 terrorists, Vade retro Satana!, he ascended directly to the throne of Christ, there to receive not only the white + red crowns of virginity + martyrdom, but the munus to found and lead our Order.
Whereupon, at the right Hand of the High Priest, he himself offers up the blood of his sacrifice which intercedes forever before the Divine Majesty for the defense of persecuted Catholics, calling men to arms for their defense! Such is our #DeusVult and mission!
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+JMJ+ Welcome to our Live Twitter Rosary Thread, praying to cultivate a civilization of Life & Love, & to END the culture of death. +JMJ+

“The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.” —Padre Pio

#CatholicTwitter #RosaryProject
Prayers offered in the opening & closing of our Live Rosary are optional, including the novena prayers. Use as many or as few as you like. Skip around, skip them altogether. Make it yours.
The Rosary Thread links are archived on the blog at

catholicheartandmind.com/twitter-devoti…

And there’s a Rosary you can pray on the blog, too.

catholicheartandmind.com/rosary-project/
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#TLM #CatholicChurch #CatholicTwitter #TraditionisCustodes #LatinMass #DiesIrae

Day of spite and petty malice!
When a document most callous
Came forth from the papal palace

Oh, what nuisance it inventeth,
And what rancor it fermenteth,
As the faithful it tormenteth

🧵1/9
Loud complaints will be resounding
Every chancery surrounding
Bishops with a headache pounding

To what end this persecution?
Whom enriched by diminution?
For what is this the solution?

🧵2/9
See, the faithful are divided
By the place where they resided
Some shepherds took, while some provided

Lo, the ones whose loss is graver
Traded for a tyrant’s favor
May God send them leaders braver!

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THREAD: I've listened to @TaylorRMarshall since 2014, way before TnT, when Taylor did his best to read the alarming statements of Pope Francis, on airplanes and to atheist journalists, in a "hermeneutic of bad translation" to be as charitable as possible.

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As the Francis Pontificate went on, it became increasingly difficult to write off these statements and footnotes in encyclicals as simply "bad translations." To deny this is to bury one's head in the sand, and @TaylorRMarshall didn't do that, but confronted reality.

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As painful as it is to say, P. Francis did contradict Church doctrine on who is in the Communion of Saints in his recent audience. That @TaylorRMarshall called Pope Francis out should be commended, not condemned.

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A real Adam & Eve?

I know some find this boorish (and was recently the object of all too typically tendentious #catholictwitter tit-for-tat) so if you do just pass it by. But as I'm teaching about this part of the CCC in RCIA this week, my mind's been on it. My thoughts:
1) I always start with an epistemological step-back with these things. Many talk about both the text and the science part with a certainty that is unwarranted (esp the science part, tbh!), especially for they *know*. We frequently repeat hypotheses as if they were facts.
But most of what we say we know we just believe, because we read it somewhere or a teacher told us this. Real archeologists tend to be much more conservative with their assertions. This is not math. Primitive history is rather sketch-like (thought not entirely so!).
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THE CHAPLET OF THE HOLY WOUNDS:

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On the crucifix and the first three beads we say:

O Jesus, Divine Redeemer, be merciful to us and to the whole world. Amen.

Strong God, holy God, immortal God,

#Assignments #Uk #Jesus #HolyWounds #LordHaveMercy
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2. have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.
3. Grace and mercy, O my Jesus, during present dangers; cover us with Your Precious Blood. Amen.

Eternal Father, grant us mercy through the Blood of Jesus Christ, Your only Son; grant us mercy, we beseech You. Amen, Amen, Amen.
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21st OCTOBER: BL. CHARLES OF AUSTRIA

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1. Bl. Charles was born in Persenbeug Castle on 17 August 1887 in Melk, Lower Austria to Archduke Otto and Princess Maria Josephine of Saxony. He received a solid Catholic education,

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2. and had a strong devotion to the Eucharist.

He married Princess Zita of Bourbon and Parma, and together they had eight children.

The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand in 1914 marked the beginning of the First World War.
3. Upon the death of his great-uncle, Emperor Francis Joseph, Charles became emperor and king of Hungary. He saw his office as a mandate from God and as a way to implement Christian charity and social reform.
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THE HOLY MASS

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1. At the hour of death the Masses you have heard will be your greatest consolation. Every Mass will go with you to judgment and plead for pardon.

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2. At every Mass you can diminish the temporal punishment due to your sins, more or less according to your fervour.

Assisting devoutly at Mass you render to the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord the greatest homage. You afford to the souls in Purgatory the greatest possible relief.
3. You are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes which would otherwise have befallen you.

You shorten your Purgatory by every Mass.
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THURSDAY-NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

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1. (This novena is made on nine consecutive Thursdays, and, if possible, a candle is lit in front of a statue of Our Lady.)

“Miraculous Virgin of the Rosary, I am proud of your protection and help.

#octoberchallenge #Rosary
2. As a sign of my affection for you, I offer this light in your honour every Thursday.”

Say the ‘Hail Mary’.

“Come to help me in my needs, O Virgin of the Rosary. Take care of my family in its needs and afflictions.”

Say the ‘Hail Mary’.

“I beg you to have mercy
3. on me, through the immense happiness you had in conceiving in your virginal womb Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world. I ask you to grant me the following grace (mention your request), if it be for the greater glory of God.”

Say the ‘Hail Mary’.

Amen.

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2nd OCTOBER: FEAST OF THE HOLY GUARDIAN ANGELS

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1. The Almighty has placed you under the protection of an Angel. Render thanks to Him this day for so great a benefit. Give thanks also to your Guardian Angel
#guardianangels #CatholicTwitter #Twitter #Christianity
2. for all the love and care which until now he has always bestowed upon you. Show him always due honour, in accordance with the admonitions of the Lord. Let no day pass on which you do not, at least morning and evening, place yourself under his powerful protection
3. Your holy angel is most perfectly obedient to the Almighty. Following the command of God, he has taken charge of you. Be you also obedient to your God. He has entrusted to you a precious, immortal soul, and has commanded you to take good care of it.
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Today is the 15th anniversary of the “Regensburg Address” by Pope Benedict XVI.

One of the most important post-conciliar documents, it explains (1) Christ as Logos (2) the providential harmony of Greek wisdom & Hebrew faith and (3) the “dehellenization” of the West.

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On the Logos, the Eternal Word, and “the intrinsic necessity of a rapprochement between Biblical faith and Greek inquiry.”

The coupling of Greek reason and Hebrew faith is an act of Providence. Image
“A profound encounter of faith and reason is taking place here, an encounter between genuine enlightenment and religion… Not to act ‘with logos’ is contrary to God's nature.

I’ve always thought “genuine” here is a shot fired. Image
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Thread (long one): #CatholicTwitter I wrote this a month before Pope Francis' Traditionis Custodes was released, in a chapter on reception of Vatican II for a short book on the Council I'm co-authoring with @SSBullivant. It's already outdated!
1) I was positioning Francis as the first truly post-conciliar pope (in the sense that he is the first post-Vatican II pope to not have been a participant in the Council in any way) and exploring what significance that might hold.
2) "Jorge Mario Bergolio (b. 1936) was not even a priest when the council concluded. When he became Father Bergoglio in 1967, Vatican II was a fait accompli, and the liturgical and other reforms were being rolled out. While very much a man of the Council in the sense that he...
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@AbbyJohnson and I are co-authoring/editing a book for @IgnatiusPress that features powerful, true stories that show the dignity of every human life & the evil of abortion. These stories are incredible. In one story, multiple doctors did everything they could to convince a mom 1/
to abort her child because of a chromosomal abnormality. They told her no one in her position had ever refused abortion, and that the only additional testing they would do would be an autopsy. She begged them to help her and her child. They would only discuss abortion. 2/
She found a new medical team. Her daughter is 23 years old today, and is the picture of perfect health. No chromosomal abnormality. Nothing. But even if she did have a physical handicap, would she be unworthy to live? 3/
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NOVENA PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY, THE WONDER-WORKER (Feast: 13th of June)

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1. St Anthony, you are glorious for your miracles and for the condescension of Jesus who came as a little child to lie in your arms. Obtain for me

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2. from His bounty the grace which I ardently desire. You were so compassionate toward sinners, do not regard my unworthiness. Let the glory of God be magnified by you in connection with the particular request that I earnestly present to you (name it).
3. As a pledge of my gratitude I promise to live more faithfully in accordance with the teachings of the Church, and to be devoted to the service of the poor whom you loved and still love so greatly. Bless this resolution of mine that I may be faithful to it until death.
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