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Above: Painting by Emile Friant, late-19th Century.

“1. Pray

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – Thess. 5:16-18

Start every morning with a prayer of thanksgiving to God for the gift of your Son. Ask God to keep him safe from harm. Throughout the day, even if they seem insignificant, offer up little prayers, hardships and sacrifices to the Lord for your son’s protection. Remain joyful in everything you do. Many young men who identify as “gay,” in general, retain very negative perceptions of their fathers as well as Christianity, particularly Catholicism; in addition, these two forces are often seen as either incredibly harsh and condemning or all-accepting and tolerant. Therefore, the religious man can only be one of two things: an ally or an enemy. You must be neither, but a father. In this regard, you must pray for determination, empathy and prudence. This is sometimes a difficult balancing act that requires humility through supplication to God’s will; Bishop Athanasius Schneider stated this very well, when he said: “Genuine understanding and compassion” for a person’s true good certainly does not result “from concealing or weakening moral truth.”

“By my late-teens, I didn’t care what any one thought of me; including my father. As my attitude changed, so did my appearance. I was simultaneously trying to shock, gain attention, and test the loyalty of those closest to me. Not surprisingly, my father wasn’t pleased. His continued distance and silence signaled to me what I wanted to know. However, I pushed a little further. Finally, my father had to speak-up and he said what needed to be said. Of course, I didn’t take it well; even objective criticism, with my best interest at heart, I regarded as a personal attack. It was inevitable. Because this battle was never just about me; and it wasn’t about a scared kid against a homophobic world in the age of AIDS; and it wasn’t about finding myself in the arms of another man; it was always about me and my father. When I would curse him, I subconsciously believed that he was the one who sent me into every gay bar, bathhouse and sex dungeon. I wasn’t ashamed of who I was or what I did, but I hated him for it. Maybe he wasn’t the father I wanted – or needed; maybe he didn’t give me the attention I wanted – or needed. But when all seemed lost, when it mattered most – he did the right thing. Looking back, it’s the ultimate irony that through his prayers – I was saved.”

FULL ARTICLE HERE:  http://josephsciambra.com/10-things-every-catholic-father-can-do-starting-right-now-to-help-save-his-son-from-homosexuality/

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Published on Sep 9, 2017

Fatima 100th Oct 7 Celebration Event:
http://livingfatima.com/october7/

In this talk, Fr. Casey shows that the solution to our global crisis is to be found in responding to Our Lady’s constant Fatima request: to pray the Holy Rosary daily.

We are living in historic times for the Church and the whole world. The spiritual battle is reaching a crescendo. October 2017 will mark the anniversary of numerous, convergent occurrences of great spiritual consequence: the 100th anniversary of the final Fatima apparition and the Miracle of the Sun, the 100th anniversary of the Russian communist revolution and the beginning of a century of globalized militant atheism, and the 500th anniversary of the Protestant schism.

Citing Pope St. John Paul II, Fr. Casey explains that “the Church has always attributed particular efficacy to this prayer, entrusting to the Rosary, to its choral recitation and to its constant practice, the most difficult problems. At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, its deliverance was attributed to the power of this prayer, and Our Lady of the Rosary was acclaimed as the one whose intercession brought salvation.”

Ave Maria!

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Learn about our Fatima Centennial Marian Evangelization Event
LIVE STREAMING on OCTOBER 7
Please watch: “FATIMA: IT’S TIME TO ACT” –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Aa3v…
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Source: Pledge to Pray the Rosary During Super Bowl Half Time Show

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