Category: A Hand to Hold through Your Life’s Journey (by Anita)

“Save Us From the Fires of Hell”

Reflecting on the wildfires burning in the United States on the West Coast, it brings me to reflect on the “fires of Hell”. . .pertaining to the existence of hell and what the Catholic Church tells us in the Catechism. I further explore the Fatima vision of hell as shown to the three shepherd children by the Blessed Mother on July 13, 1917.

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Essential? Or Non-Essential?

During the pandemic we have been told what is “essential” and what is “non-essential.” Unfortunately places like Home Depot and Liquor stores have remained open to us while Churches and places of worship were considered non-essential. Is something wrong with this picture? Clearly it is and that is exactly why I give you an image that speaks a thousand words of truth for what is exactly essential at all times. . .both in good and bad times. Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist!

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“Free Falling”

Fr. Joseph Scolaro, Pastor of Notre Dame Church in New Hyde Park, New York delivers a homily at a Sunday Mass on the East Coast of the United States and uses “two words” . . .”free falling” regarding faith in God and attendance at Church. This leads me to do some further research and quote passages from another homily given on the same subject by Fr. Joseph Illo, on the West Coast of the United States. Fr. Illo is Pastor of Star of the Sea in San Francisco.

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In This Vale of Tears

As I began to write this blog in relation to this “vale of tears” that we find ourselves in between the pandemic and civil unrest, I find that Fr. Mychal Judge. . .the NYC Fire Department Chaplain who died in the 9/11 Attacks in New York railroaded my thoughts! It became very clear that he heard our “cries for life” and heeded that call in a powerful way with his wisdom and truth directly from his eternal home!

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