I found this list of Top Ten prayers children should know. Not that I live my life by the lists that others create, I just happened to find this list different than the one I would've come up with. That, and the fact that I couldn't even attempt to come up with anything remotely close to #'s 5-7.
1. The Sign of the Cross 2. The Our Father 3. The Hail Mary 4. The Glory Be 5. An Act of Faith 6. An Act of Hope 7. An Act of Charity 8. An Act of Contrition 9. Grace Before Meals 10. Guardian Angel Prayer
My Top Ten List of prayers children should know, from the home office somewhere pretty far north of Wahoo: 1. Guardian Angel Prayer 2. The Hail Mary 3. The Our Father 4. Grace Before Meals 5. St. Michael Prayer 6. Memorare 7. Hail Holy Queen 8. General spontaneous prayers of petition for the intentions of others 9. The Glory Be 10. Apostles Creed
I can bet you I never, ever learned The Acts of Faith, Hope and Charity. However, I did learn my prayers with the Thous, Thys and AMONGST. And, the Prayer to St. Michael is "thrust into hell" not "cast into hell!" I'm just sayin'........ (my apologies to a very good priest who says "cast"...it throws me off every time he gets to this word.) And if you say, "...of your womb, Jesus" it is like nails on a chalk board.
"Even suffering is part of the truth of our life. Thus, trying to shield the youngest from every difficulty and experience of suffering, we risk creating, despite our good intentions, fragile persons of little generosity: The capacity to love, in fact, corresponds to the capacity to suffer, and to suffer together." ~Benedict XVI
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Fides et Ratio Encyclical
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.
Thank you everyone that voted for the Kneeler at the Cannonball awards!!
Words of Father Corapi, for all my politician friends and relatives and those who vote for them
"Catholic office holders, whether presidents, senators, congress men or women, or judges at any level must adhere to Catholic teaching or run the risk of separating themselves from the Body of Christ. In such egregious and chronic cases of gross moral evil such as instituting and perpetuating abortion and the structures of sin that surround it, it is quite probable that such Catholic officials are excommunicated in virtue of the acts themselves. A latae sententiae (automatic) excommunication is likely triggered when they vote for laws, funding, and structures that enable and perpetuate such obvious and egregious evil (Cf. Code of Canon Law, Canons 1364,1398; Canon 1329, par. #2). They are in turn forbidden from approaching the sacraments as the result (Cf. Catechism of Catholic Church #1463)."
"It is not morally possible for any Catholic to support abortion, euthanasia, fetal stem cell research, human cloning, or same-sex marriage. There are no ways around this, no justifications whatever. Why? For the simple reason that the Church holds these things to be intrinsically evil. They are evil in themselves, and no circumstances or subjective conditions can ever change that."