Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A church building in need

A lady with whom I am acquainted at a Catholic web forum moved with her husband to Michigan awhile ago and dropped out of sight.  It has come to my attention that she is not doing too well.  Please say a prayer for Carleen.

I also learned that her husband has purchased an old Catholic church building.  He is quoted in this article, “I came by and saw the for sale sign in front of the church and inquired and realized I’d probably have to take a mortgage out on it so that’s what I did[.]”

There is a GoFundMe fundraiser for Mr. Price's efforts.  Check it out.  Pictures and a Youtube interview are posted along with updates.  Please say a prayer for Bill and Carleen and the restoration efforts and give something if you are a fan of old church buildings like me.

Friday, November 06, 2020

More from Archbishop Viganò

With Election Day past and its aftermath continuing to play out with several states' vote counting being contested, Archbishop Viganò has a new message to the people of the United States.  After a recapitulation of the situation and how it came to pass, the archbishop calls upon faithful Christians to pray the Rosary.

In these hours, while the gates of Hell seem to prevail, allow me to address myself to you with an appeal, which I trust that you will respond to promptly and with generosity. I ask you to make an act of trust in God, an act of humility and filial devotion to The Lord of Armies. I ask that all of you pray the Holy Rosary, if possible in your families or with your dear ones, your friends, your brothers and sisters, your colleagues, your fellow soldiers. Pray with the abandonment of children who know how to have recourse to their Most Holy Mother to ask her to intercede before the throne of the Divine Majesty. Pray with a sincere soul, with a pure heart, in the certainty of being heard and answered. Ask her – she who is the Help of Christians, Auxilium Christianorum – to defeat the forces of the Enemy; ask her – she who is terrible as an army set in battle array (Song 6:10) – to grant the victory to the forces of Good and to inflict a humiliating defeat on the forces of Evil.

He goes on to further this call for prayer and concludes by reminding his readers that those who pray to the King of Kings will have their faith rewarded.  “Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you” (Lk 11:9)