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John Paul
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friendly,caring,loving and a friend who is so mercful and always willing to help
friendly,caring,loving and a friend who is so mercful and always willing to help

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Converting doesn't mean going to a fairy with a magic wand," Pope Francis said during the Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae. "No, it is a path, a path of turning away (from evil) and of learning. You learn to do good through concrete things. Not with words, but with actions

I worry sometimes that we are and when I think of my past, and I lived in a time when television was uncommon. Whenever people were sad or disappointed they would turn to God or go to church. Now, when people get sad or disappointed, they tend to watch television, or play video games, or go to the mall. I think technology and consumerism have replaced God.
I think we feel that the true object in our hearts is God but we’ve substituted him with all these other things and we’ve found many ways to amuse ourselves to the point of death without being serious about life.
I hear confessions every week at our cathedral before the Sunday evening mass for an hour and I see that people really do get captured by much of this. Most of people’s confessions today are around issues of technology, such as pornography, for example, issues of consumerism, and marriages falling apart over money-those sorts of things.
Or, people substitute false images of love as portrayed by the media, whether television, movies, or art, so there is a danger of amusing ourselves to death without taking life seriously.

What are we doing? Unlearned people are taking Heaven by force, while we, with all our knowledge, are so cowardly that we keep rolling around in the mud of our sins!”

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room for God as we reach the end of Lent





By Deacon Keith Fournier
3/27/2015
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
When we clean out the house within, we make more room for the presence of God. He comes and lives within, transforming us by His Spirit and expanding our capacity to love. Let us make room for God.
Cleaning out garages is a metaphor for so much more. Cleaning out the house within is an even greater challenge. However, failure to do so carries with it much more of a consequence. After all, the Christian vocation is always a call to make room for God.The call to develop a life of prayer and dialogue with God in a communion of love is forever challenging. It requires our continual response to His continual invitations. It also entails "cleaning out the garage" at times, cleaning out the place within, where God wants to come and dwell. He deserves the best of quarters, emptied of anything that will compete with His residency.
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Today I saw the glory of God which flows from the image. Many souls are receiving graces, although they do not speak of it openly. Even though it has met up with all sorts of vicissitudes, God is receiving glory because of it; and the efforts of Satan and of evil men are shattered and come to naught. In spite of Satan's anger, The Divine Mercy will triumph over the whole world and will be worshiped by all souls

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from thee.
From the malignant enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me.
And bid me come unto Thee,
That with all Thy saints,
I may praise thee
Forever and ever.
Amen.

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We who were immersed in the water of baptism when we came into the faith are now immersed here in the water from His Passion to cleanse us of our sins!
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