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Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden. Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that.Father Robert E. Morey, Saint Anthony Catholic Church – Florence, SC
Our kind Father in Heaven, we’re so thankful for the many blessings that you have bestowed upon us in this country, and we’re thankful for the people of courage who have been here before us, who have fought hard for the rights of our country.
And we thank you for President Donald Trump, who also exhibits great courage in face of constant criticism. And we ask that you would give him strength to endure and the wisdom lead, and to recognize you as the sovereigns of the universe with the solution to everything. And the people around the president — the vice president, the cabinet, the advisors — give us all an understanding heart and a compassionate heart. Those are the things that will keep America great.
And help us all to recognize as a nation that separation of church and state means that the church does not dominate the state, and it means the state does not dominate the church. It doesn’t mean that they cannot work together to promote godly principles of loving your fellow man, of caring about your neighbor, of developing your God-given talents to the utmost so that you become valuable to the people around you, and having values and principles that govern your life.
And if we do those things, then we will always be successful. And we thank you for hearing our prayer, in your Holy name. Amen.HUD Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson
Source: HUD Secretary Ben Carson Opens Trump Cabinet Meeting with Prayer (cnsnews.com)
The problem of alienated, often fatherless young men espousing either hateful extremism or nihilistic meaninglessness who aim their anger and violence at the defenseless … that’s not government caused, and it can’t be government fixed.
Those tasks belong to the very institutions that have been dismissed and even dismantled across our society: The family and the Church.
Enjoy this colorful, textured hillside city scene with a church, many buildings and a harbor in the foreground. Guests may discover some wonderful items in my gallery at Redbubble, including – apparel, cases & skins, wall art, home decor, bags and stationary. Thanks for stopping by!
This winter time photograph of St. Thomas Catholic Church was taken in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Now, it’s available on a variety of items in my gallery at Redbubble. So, check it out…
Enjoy this wall tapestry, featuring my abstract artistic rendition of a stained glass window with light streaming through it. Available in three sizes (here, large measures 88″ by 104″), it’s made of 100% lightweight polyester with hand-sewn finished edges and durable enough for both indoor and outdoor use. Machine washable.
Enjoy this large 18″ by 18″ tote bag, featuring a black and white geometric Christian cross graphic design. Available in three sizes, it’s printed on both sides and has a 1″ wide super strong cotton shoulder strap. Made of 100% spun polyester poplin fabric.
With 80 pages of black & white lined paper and a lay flat spiral binding, this 6.5″ by 8.75″ spiral notebook featuring the Our Father Prayer makes a great gift for students of all ages! The cover is printed in vibrant, sharp color, with a graphic design incorporating Lake Superior and this prayer text:
Our Father, Who art in heaven Hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Despite the many problems and/or detractors in the world, it is important to remain stedfast in your beliefs – to keep the faith – and to encourage others to do so, as well. Therein, enjoy this t-shirt. Made with 100% fine jersey cotton combed for softness and comfort. Many colors to select. God bless!
Enjoy this t-shirt featuring a red, white and blue grunge-style Catholic graphic design. Made in the USA with 100% fine jersey cotton construction (heather grey contains 10% polyester). Durable rib neckband. Machine wash cold.
This Sunday morning church silhouette laptop skin is custom cut to fit your laptop using a 3M Controltac removable vinyl decal. Scratch resistant backing. Air bubble grooves and a laminate top coat. Enjoy!
This iPhone case features a vintage, architectural photograph of a long corridor hallway in a church building. Protect your investment by selecting any of several styles. Many different models are available to accommodate your particular device. Enjoy!
This decorative throw pillow is available with or without an insert, and features 3D typography and a Christian cross. Available in sizes small, medium and large (20″ x 20″). Printed on both sides with a concealed zipper. Enjoy!
Enjoy this framed print featuring colorful christian artwork of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, based on a photograph taken at Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Many sizes and framing options are available. Enjoy this and/or other items with this image, or consider giving it as a gift to family or friends.