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Watch Video 👇: Blessed Virgin Mary’s Statue Beheaded At Catholic Church In Carlifonia. 

Watch Video 👇: Blessed Virgin Mary’s Statue Beheaded At Catholic Church In Carlifonia. 

A vandal appears to be targeting Catholic churches in Pomona Valley, with the most recent attack on a beloved statue at a Chino church.

“This is a place we come to feel safe, to feel God’s presence, to worship with our community,” said Marianne Hacker, pastoral administrator at Saint Margaret Mary’s Church.

“It brings people comfort,” Hacker said.But on March 30, 2019, a vandal trespassed onto the property and delivered a blow that severethe statue in two.

It’s like a clean cut,” Hacker said.

The damage made the church recall a strikingly similar crime at another local Catholic church.

That’s why I’m thinking it was a sledgehammer like they used at Our Lady Lourdes,” Hacker said.

Just a month ago and three miles away in Montclair, a person was caught on camera hopping onto a planter at Our Lady Lourdes Catholic Church and using what appeared to be a sledgehammer to hack the heads off two of their statues.

Definitely trying to make a statement,” Hacker said.

Saint Margaret Mary’s Church thinks the same person is responsible for both crimes, and now they wonder if the same person destroyed their double pane stained glass window last month.“It’s a picture also of Mary that was just shattered by a huge, huge stone,” Hacker said.

Both churches say they don’t know why they were targeted, but they’re praying for the person who’s trying to hurt them.

“We’re always willing to forgive, and we’re always willing to help if there’s anger,” Hacker said.

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Pope Francis Honours Italian Missionary Nun At Weekly General Audience. 

Pope Francis Honours Italian Missionary Nun At Weekly General Audience. 

Pope Francis on Wednesday honoured Sr Maria Concetta Esu for her tireless work as a midwife in Africa over the past 60 years.

Sister Maria Concetta Esu is an Italian nun who for almost 60 years has devoted her life to missionary work in Africa. In her profession as a midwife, Sister Concetta has delivered thousands of babies and at 85, her commitment to children, mothers and families continues.

In recognition of her tireless efforts, Pope Francis at the end of his General Audience on Wednesday, honoured this Sister from the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Joseph of Genoni, telling her this accolade was “a sign of our affection and our ‘thanks’ for all the work you have done in the midst of our African brothers and sisters, in the service of life…”

The Pope told the pilgrims present that he had met Sr Maria Concetta in Bangui in the Central African Republic during his visit to open the Jubilee of Mercy in 2015, adding, “that day, too, she came from Congo in a canoe, … to do her shopping in Bangui.”

While honouring this religious sister, the Pontiff also took the opportunity to express his gratitude to all the missionaries, priests, religious and laity, who he said, may not make the news, but “sow the seeds of the Kingdom of God in every part of the world.”

The Pope also spoke of Brazilian Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, who he recounted “goes to the cemetery and visits the graves of missionaries; many young people who have died from diseases…” Pope Francis said that the Cardinal told him, ‘they all deserve to be canonized’, because their life has been ‘consumed’ in service.

Sister Maria Concetta, who is in Rome for a meeting with her Congregation, is due to return to Africa to continue her work. Bidding her farewell, Pope Francis said, “Let us accompany her with prayer. And may her example help us all to live the Gospel wherever we are.”

Walmart Displays Satanic Products For Sale – An Exorcist Reacts. 

Walmart Displays Satanic Products For Sale – An Exorcist Reacts. 

An Exorcist Comments on Walmart’s Satanic Products.

Walmart is a private enterprise that can sell whatever they want. In this case, they have sold their soul.

Walmart has come under fire—the fire of hell—for selling satanic products. Their online catalog has 22 pages—around 440 items—of demonic merchandise. They also carry Christian books and jewelry, so an argument for equal opportunity could be made, but it would be ridiculous logic. One leads to damnation and the other to salvation. 

The products include demonic sculptures and figures; satanic pornography that blasphemes Christ’s crucifixion; numerous products and jewelry with pentagrams and other demonic images, and books that include the Satanic bible and books on spells. Especially featured is Baphomet, the horned, goat-headed figure trademarked as the Church of Satan symbol.

Dangerous.

According to Father Michael (not his real name) who has been the designated exorcist of his diocese for 10 years, trivializing evil by selling satanic products puts people at risk. “Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point they might be held liable, so they might want to pay attention to that,” he said.

Just as religious objects such as a Miraculous Medal connects us with the Blessed Mother and a crucifix with Jesus, Father Michael explained that similarly, wearing an icon of something satanic opens a person up to a demonic presence. “And that’s very serious,” he said.

“If you have a picture of Satan on your chest, he’s going to pay attention to that,” Father Michael explained. “When people join cults and do blood oaths, they really do bind themselves to Satan but this, [buying satanic products] in a way, opens you up to his influence. You are also promoting it so others can see it. It’s clearly not God’s work”.

As to why Walmart would sell satanic products, Father Michael said: “Either they are intentionally promoting demonic things, or they are ignorant. Either way, they are responsible for spreading evil.”

Baphomet, the goat-headed anthropomorphic figure which symbolizes the Church of Satan and is featured on many of the products, is actually the name of a high-ranking demon, according to Father Michael. “I’ve had people who were possessed manifest that demon,” he said. “Demons keep the rank they had before they fell. Just as there are nine choirs of angels, there are nine choirs of demons.”

Reject Anything Occult.

Some people who come to Father Michael for help from the devil are often ignorant to the ways they caused their problems. “People don’t always realize how dangerous the things they’ve been doing are, or they have a hard time letting it go. It doesn’t always happen all at once; it’s a process of conversion.

Father Michael advises to reject anything occult. Unfortunately, once the door to the devil has been opened, it’s not always so easy to close. “Just because someone wants the demons to leave doesn’t mean they will,” Father Michael said.

Evidence of demonic oppression or depression can be very frightening, he explained. It often includes physical attacks, symptoms and strange occurrences. “People sometimes hear satanic voices in their head saying things like: ‘We aren’t leaving you… you belong to us… you’ll never get rid of us,” he said.

When people are oppressed, Father Michael tells them to go to Confession and confess their involvement in the occult. Often, this ends the demonic harassment. “I also tell them to stop whatever practice they were engaged in and start leading a good Catholic life with prayer and virtue.”

Portals to Evil.

Satanic merchandise can have a curse put on it, according to Father Michael. He tells people to get rid of everything by burning it. “When the items are cursed, they can be portals for evil,” he said. “I’ve seen this happen.”

One woman came to him because she was experiencing physical harassments and strange happenings in her apartment. The trouble started when a friend gave her a crystal as a gift. “The friend said the crystal would get rid of demons but instead, it was a portal,” Father Michael said. “She [the friend] was supposedly a good Catholic woman but she was involved in the occult.”

For committed Christians, it should be obvious never to entertain anything demonic. That especially includes having a hatred for sin. As Father Michael said, “Ultimately sin is what lets in the darkness.”

Our Response.

There is yet another battle against Walmart led by the American Family Association, (AFA) against their ad campaign, “Love is in the aisle,” with Episode 2 featuring a same-sex couple on a blind date. AFA encourages people to contact Walmart Customer Service at 479-273-4000. “Firmly but politely urge them to remove the pro-homosexual video and remain neutral on controversial issues.”

I also contacted their media office and let them know that unless they stop selling satanic products, I am promoting a boycott against them. Recall that when consumers boycotted J.C. Penney after their same-sex ad campaign, sales plummeted and the CEO was fired. As of now, Walmart has given us big reasons not to shop there.

Source:

National Catholic Register

Ethiopian Catholic Church Holds A Requiem Mass For Ethiopian Airlines Crash Victims. 

Ethiopian Catholic Church Holds A Requiem Mass For Ethiopian Airlines Crash Victims. 

Ethiopian Catholic Church holds a Requiem Mass for Ethiopian Airlines crash victims.

A requiem Mass presided by His Eminence, Cardinal Berhaneyesus, CM and con-celebrated by Bishops and priests in Ethiopia was held for the 157 victims of the Ethiopian airlines ET 302 crash on March 14, 2019. The Mass was held at the Holy Savior Parish in Addis Ababa organized by the Ethiopian Catholic Church and the International Catholic Community in Addis Ababa.

On the occasion, a bouquet of 157 white roses was prepared and 157 candles were lit to represent every victim of the crash. The parents and families of Mrs. Ama Teklemariam, a Catholic who was a crew member of ET 302, were also present at the Mass praying for the souls of all those who lost their lives and for the consolation of all who lost their loved ones.

His Grace Archbishop Luigi Bianco, Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia and Djibouti and Special Delegate to Somalia also read out the Blessing of the Holy Father, Pope Francis who offered prayers for the departed and entrusted their souls to God. The Holy Father also invokes the God of consolation to console the hearts of the bereaved families.

Speaking at the end of the Requiem Mass, Mr. Fikire Degef, who attended the event representing Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said that the victims have brought the world together in grief, shock and above all in prayer. He assured that Ethiopian Airlines will do its best to support the families of the victims to get closure.

“We at Ethiopian Airlines pray that they may rest in peace. We will work hard to accompany the families of the victims through this difficult time,” he said.

Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Dr. Vera Songwe, thanked the Catholic Church for bringing together the families, friends and colleagues of the victims and the international community in Addis Ababa to pray together with all the faithful for the victims souls and for the consolation of their families. She added that such a tragedy reminds us of our mortality and we have a limited time on this earth to do good in the world.

“We hope in coming together in this Mass to be consoled. The victims woke up that day hoping to do good for this world, to serve others. A tragedy like this reminds us of our mortality and encourages us to do better with our time on earth,” said the Under-Secretary General.

Speaking on the occasion was also H.E. Madame Amb. Catherine Mwangi, Ambassador of Kenya to Ethiopia. She also thanked the Church for gathering the congregation to pray for the departed. She said that coming face to face with the families of departed ones makes the situation even more saddening. She called on the entire congregation to pray for their consolation.

Let us pray so that God may grant them the grace to make meaning of their lives without their loved ones. Let us also pray for the government of Ethiopia and for Ethiopian Airlines so that they can be able to handle the bereaved families in a way they can get closure,” asked the Ambassador.

Before the final Blessing H.Em. Cardinal Berhaneyesus, CM, concluded the Requiem Mass by saying such a tragedy should remind us that we should live everyday as though it was the last day of our lives with integrity.

We should always be ready always for the coming of our Lord, we should decide to drop all that is bad in this world and chose only what is good. We should consider our differences as coloring to our world and live in harmony witnessing the Gospel in our lives. With such effort we are called to bring our country to a better development and this is a responsibility we have as citizens of Ethiopia and of the world,” the Cardinal said recalling the difficult time Ethiopia is currently experiencing.

He also called on all to unite in prayer for the souls of the departed in the accident and for the consolation of the bereaved families. He also prayed for Ethiopian Airlines management and staff that God may grant them the Grace to continue their services with the usual success.

Eternal rest grant unto them oh Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace, Amen. 

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