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Stand Up For Your Faith

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The reading this Sunday was from the Gospel of Luke 12:49-53. Jesus really challenges us here to love Him above all else. This may make us a bit uncomfortable. We have a personal responsibility to do what we can and do God’s work. We cannot expect other faiths to be there. They do not have the unity that Jesus gave us. They are divided on many issues and so do not have the ability to be united as one body to defend the poor and less fortunate. We are united only by the grace of God. We ourselves are divided in many ways too, but Jesus gave us the Pope and the Magisterium that is guided by the Holy Spirit. Only because the Pope and Magisterium are guided by the Holy Spirit can we be united. If one were to deny this, they choose to not be united with the Catholic Church.

We do what we can as Catholics. We need to address many issues that apparently is not being addressed in the secular media. These are ideas that are laying claim to our children and their future. One such issue that Fr Barr addressed is what he called the “bathroom issue”. What is that all about? Here are some links to follow:

Here are some links about some of the Life issues the Church is so concerned about:

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