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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2


Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005



Saturday, September 18, 2004

Rosary for Truth

For those in the Twin Cities metro area, I would like to encourage you to participate when you are able in the lay outreach "Rosary for Truth". This group goes every Sunday to a different parish in the Twin Cities Archdiocese where there has been open support of the active gay-lifestyle, where the parish has invited anti-Catholic/pro-choice speakers to talk, and where the liturgies are severely illict and even invalid.

The group meets 20 minutes before the mid-morning Mass, and prays together silently the Rosary in the main church. The intention for this Rosary is to pray for the ongoing conversion of the parish and clergy, for their hearts and minds to be open to the fullness of the faith that they profess to be in communion with. The group also prays for our Archbishop, that he may be strengthened by the Holy Spirit, and be more willing to stand for Christ and His Church, charitably but uncompromisingly.

Since beginning this project, many fruits have already emerged. Regular parishoners have approached Rosary for Truth members desiring to join them in prayer, or wishing to learn how to pray the Rosary themselves. Others have asked about other ways to pray, as they have never been told how before. Many are beginning to seek out Adoration. All because they first saw these people silently gathering in their church one Sunday, and wondered what was going on!

So many of the Catholic faithful have actively sought out faithful and orthodox parishes, and in doing so have left behind parishes that are struggling. While it is important for our own spiritual growth that we find a good parish that will nourish our faith, it is not to be done by completely abandoning our brothers and sisters in Christ. They need our prayers, they need our presence, they need to see the joy that we have found in the fullness of the Church founded by Jesus Christ to carry on His mission in the world!

If you are in the Twin Cities area and would be interested in participating occasionally with the Rosary for Truth group, please contact me and I will get you in touch with them. If you are not in our area, please consider beginning a similar group in your diocese!

The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends. Whether something is proposed for belief, for hope or for action, the love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective than to arrive at love.
--Catechism of the Catholic Church, 25


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