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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 2

July 19, 2013

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For all married couples

Lord, God, we ask your very special graces and blessings upon all married couples. Help them to grow in their understanding and in their love for the virtue of chastity and purity. Lord, help those couples who have never heard about natural family planning to be led to this information. Shower special graces upon your people, O Lord, that hardened hearts may be softened to hear your message of the Good News about the Gospel of Life and Love. Help all married couples develop the virtue of self-control and a total self-giving love. Help them to contemplate and meditate upon the Most Holy Trinity and to imitate the Godhead in their love for one another and for their family. We ask for your special aid and graces for those couples who are striving to live chaste lives but are finding it difficult amidst the temptations and the confusion wrought by this world. Help those couples who are practicing Natural Family Planning to persevere and to always maintain a generosity to life. Holy Spirit breathe the fire of your love into the hearts, minds and souls of all married couples that they may live their marriage vows with dignity and with respect to the moral order for the greater honor and glory of God. Amen.

One Our Father, One Hail Mary, One Glory Be.

Mary, our Mother, perfect model of purity and chastity, pray for us. 

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Couple to Couple League of Indianapolis

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 1

July 18, 2013

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For all priests, bishops, cardinals, and our Holy Father

Lord, God, thank you for the gift of holy priesthood. We ask you to take each one of your most precious sons into the depths of your most Sacred Heart where they may be protected from the world’s contagion and from the deception of the evil one. Help them to cultivate a strong devotion and love for their most pure and holy Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Give strength and courage to your chosen ones that they may defend life always and promote marital and virginal chastity especially when it seems difficult to do so. Grant to them a greater understanding and love for the Most Holy Trinity so that they may see within the Godhead this mystery of total self-giving and self-sacrificing love that brings forth and sustains all life. Give them a great zeal and ardent desire to bring You pure and chaste souls. Strengthen them and grant them the grace to remain always faithful to the total vow of chastity that they have taken for the sake of the Kingdom. Holy Spirit breathe the fire of your love into their hearts, minds and souls that they may go forth and preach the Gospel of Life and Chastity to every soul whom they have been entrusted with. Amen.

One Our Father, One Hail Mary, One Glory Be.

Mary, our Mother, perfect model of purity and chastity, pray for us.

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Couple to Couple League of Indianapolis

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity July 18 – 26, 2013

July 15, 2013

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Join the Marriage, Family and Life Office in praying a novena for chastity and purity in the world. We will begin this novena on Thursday, July 18, 2013 in preparation for the USCCB’s NFP Awareness Week and complete the novena on the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne.

The prayers for the day on each day of the novena will be posted here at CatholicHotdish.com.

Mary, our Mother, perfect model of purity and chastity, pray for us.

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The animated Pope Francis

July 1, 2013

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Something cool from the folks over at Catholic Link.

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A few good apps

June 27, 2013

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I’ve recently pruned my apps on my phone and after some thought this is what I consider essential in my Catholic folder:

Laudate
This has way too much to cover. I use it primarily to preview the readings before Mass.
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Play

Missio
The Pope actually launched this himself. That alone is reason to have this app.

Confession
This app provides a customized examination of conscience and step by step guide through the sacrament along with a place for reflections, etc. It does come at a cost of $1.99.

Rediscover: App
Rediscover your Catholic faith. “There is a path to meaning and purpose, a sense of belonging, inner strength, true freedom and deep peace. It’s a path you know.”

Geo-locate a parish for Mass times or adoration hours or times of confession in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

400+ short articles and videos on everything from God to culture

The Pope App
Homilies, general audiences. Follow the pope as closely as you would like.
iTunes
Play

Divine Mercy
Lots of info on the devotion and an easy-to-use set of virtual beads to pray with

iBreviary TS
The Liturgy of the Hours and more

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Summertime is share time

June 14, 2013

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Summer weather is finally here and with it comes many opportunities to get out and connect with friends, family and others. The Rediscover: Summer Share Project offers a few ways to share your faith through sharing Rediscover: resources.

Want to be part of it? Here is everything you need to know:

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Rediscover: Summer Share Project

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Capturing the excitement of Archdiocesan Youth Day

May 29, 2013

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Archdiocesan Youth Day info and registration

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Chanhassen’s ‘Joseph’ a fun night at the theater

May 28, 2013

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215px-Joseph_and_the_Amazing_Technicolor_DreamcoatIt’s been 40 years since “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” first hit the London stage, 31 years since  Andrew Lylyod Webber’s music and Tim Rice’s lyrics told the story from Genesis on Broadway, and it’s twice before had runs at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, the latest only four years ago.

No mind. It just doesn’t get old. Not the way director Michael Brindisi and the company at the Chan play it.

Days later the tunes are still running through my head, of course, but what makes the Chan special are the sight-gags that are so well-timed and well-played, along with the way all the actors, all 27 of  ‘em, are engaged all the time.

Take your eyes off charming Jodi Carmeli as she narrates the biblical story or off leading man Jared Oxborough as Joseph, and every single player is in character, doing his or her part to add to the action.

A good example are the way all 11 of Joseph’s brothers have a different way of expressing the distain for their favored-child brother; no two actions are alike, each a creative movement that’s perfect for the scene.

With the dancing, the great costumes and the clever props,it’s what a night’s entertainment ought to be.

 

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From Hollywood to Zach

May 10, 2013

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Zach Sobiech, whose family’s story of faith and devotion in the face of a rare form of bone cancer may be found at TheCatholicSpirit.com (In the quiet stillness of suffering, Mary resides) wrote a song which has become a viral hit.

The song “Clouds” caught the attention of Rainn Wilson (Dwight on The Office) who has a show on a quirky YouTube channel called “SoulPancake.” He gathered a number of celebrities to create a response video to honor Zach and help raise awareness and funding for research of osteosarcoma, the cancer of which Zach is afflicted.

Here are both videos:

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3 ways you can get involved in the Papal conclave online

March 12, 2013

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Adopt a Cardinal will assign a Cardinal to you who you can support through prayer and intercession.

Sign up for Pope Alarm
From the good people at focus (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), a promise to text and/or email you when the white smoke is billowing.

Pray a Prayer for the Election of a Pope over at EWTN.

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