PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH, TERROR OF DEMONS | Fr. Z’s Blog

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PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH, TERROR OF DEMONS

Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, cast thy solemn gaze upon the devil and all his minions, and protect us with thy mighty staff.Thou didst flee through the night to avoid the devil’s wicked designs; now with the power of God, smite the demons as they flee from thee!Grant special protection, we pray, for children, fathers, [priests], families, and the dying.By God’s grace, no demon dares approach whilst thou art near, so we beg of thee, always be near to us! Amen.Saint Joseph, terror of demons, pray for us.

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Clueless Politicians

 

Those who are hesitant to vaccinate are no longer listening. Politicians, doctors, and the mainstream media have made the COVID fix unfixable.

The entities I named above are no longer trustworthy—the CDC for its confusing messaging, the media for their bias, and the politicians for their power grab. Even those who are vaccinated feel they’ve been misled. Once trust is lost, it’s difficult to re-establish.

When you have to resort to rewards, celebrity endorsements, and fear to get someone to be vaccinated, you have no chance of convincing people. The more I see of that stuff, the more I wonder if I made a mistake.

If they simply presented the data in a transparent, concise manner, people would respond better. The decision to get vaccinated is a risk/reward decision. The younger you are, the less risk you have from the virus, so the decision probably shouldn’t be the same for all ages. When they don’t acknowledge that, people quit listening.

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Message to Republican Pro Life Governors. Biden can ignore the Supreme Court-so can you.

The Supreme Court said that landlords can evict tenants who do not pay rent. They cannot extend the Covid exemption for rent payments. Ok-you can ignore the Supreme Court ruling on abortion. You see,the CDC does not have the authority to legislate. Congress can pass a law; not the CDC. It’s unconstitutional.

Isn’t it something that President Trump accepted Supreme Court rulings even when they ruled against him. Biden-he can do whatever he wants regardless of what the Supreme Court rules. Who’s going to call him out?

Trump was a tyrant? Wrong guy.

You’re a Republican governor; make abortion illegal in your state. The Supreme Court says we have to recognize same sex marriage. Guess we don’t.

We have to pay taxes? Says who?

If it’s good enough for Biden , it’s good enough for us. If he’s above the law, we’re above the law.

Can you imagine if President Trump had done this? Now let’s see if the Republicans can grow a spine and bring articles of impeachment against him.

What Trump’s enemies are missing | TheHill

President Trump left office seven months ago, but the pathologically obsessed left just can’t quit him. Every left-wing media outlet ceaselessly talks about and curses him like it’s August 2018.  Yet their six-year-long, wild-eyed, anti-Trump mania has, in many ways, only made him stronger.Witness the most recent filings by his Save America PAC and the Federal Election Commission, showing Trump raised an eye-popping $82 million in the first half of 2021 and has over $100 million cash on hand with which to influence the 2022 midterm elections. No other former president has ever inspired and controlled that kind of political fundraising juggernaut. Additionally, Trump has been holding key meetings about his future, described by his former chief of staff, Mark Meadows,

as “[making] plans to move forward in a real way, with President Trump as the head of [the 2024] ticket.”

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He’s running

The Goodness and Greatness of G.K. Chesterton

Though the England of his time was famous for its eccentrics, one man in particular captured the attention of satirists and the hearts and smiles of the men and women of that island nation.Writer G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936) was a giant of a man for his time, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing around 300 pounds.

was known for wearing a cloak and a broad-brimmed hat, giving him the appearance of a man casting about for adventures. He was disheveled, absent-minded, and frequently arrived late or not at all at his speaking engagements.

Once when he forgot where he was supposed to deliver a lecture, he famously sent his wife, Frances, a telegram: “Am at Market Harborough. Where ought I to be?” Realizing he had already missed his lecture, his wife telegraphed back: “Home.”In his “Autobiography,” Chesterton wrote of buying a glass of milk and a revolver on his wedding day:

“Some have seen these as singular wedding presents for a bridegroom to give to himself, and if the bride had known less of him, I suppose she might have fancied that he was a suicide or a murderer, or worst of all, a teetotaller.”

That last qualification made me burst out laughing when I first read it. He went on to say, tongue-in-cheek, that he purchased the revolver to protect his bride from “the pirates doubtless infesting the Norfolk Broads.”This quirky romantic was also one of the most popular and most talented writers of his time. 

NOTE:Gilbert Keith was a convert to the Catholic faith and his wife Frances BLOG (of all names)converted later on her own. 

G.K. Chesterton, a literary heavy weight in more ways than one, took issue with [H.G.]Wells. He published his response in 1925 under the title The Everlasting Man. Chesterton opens the book with these words: “There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. The other is to walk round the whole world till we come back to the same place.”

C.S. Lewis, as an atheist, took the latter route, having walked round the whole world; Chesterton helped lead him home. Lewis recalls the impact of reading The Everlasting Man in Surprised by Joy: “In reading Chesterton … I did not know what I was letting myself in for. A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.” If Lewis wished to remain an atheist, he should have left Chesterton’s books alone. I, for one, am thankful that he did not.

Among the multiple influences that shaped Lewis’ conversion to Christianity, Chesterton looms large. In fact, in response to one writer in 1947 who asked for an apologetics resource, Lewis wrote: “As for books, the very best popular defense of the full Christian position I know is G.K. Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man.” While Chesterton’s impact was lasting, it was initially met with bewilderment:

https://www.theolatte.com/2019/04/c-s-lewis-surprised-by-chesterton/

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