(Quote) Colette-902447 said:
So the worse case senario occurred Pres O. is in, those in the Romny/ Ryan camp feel the defeat...
(Quote) Colette-902447 said:
So the worse case senario occurred Pres O. is in, those in the Romny/ Ryan camp feel the defeat and all that work feels as if it has gone for nothing, but it really isn't so God will use it for His own purposes. In my estimation, the U.S. will now be a proving ground for the Catholic Church to show her Identity to the World. Through the suffering that awaits the Church it will shine as never before IN THIS Country and will bring Converts to Her in time.
We still have hope, Our God is still God and this God has revealved Himself to us through His Son Jesus as OUR FATHER and He is the One really in charge!!! Rm. 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for the good to those who love God....
'Remember, no matter what in life befalls you God knows about it! He knew about it from all eternity and how He can and will bring Good out of it! God will care for you in this trying time!
God has an Ordaining Will and a Permitting Will. No matter what happens to us God knows about it. Nothing in life that happens to us occurs except by God's Order and Permission. We may not know the why or hows of our reality but it affords one great peace when you attribute everything to the Will of God!
Always attribute to God every sorrow that grips and holds us. (Except Sin) What does it matter to the person of faith what path God marks out for us as long as we know He is there with us and the end for which we are destined HEAVEN! Everything in life that comes to us is the best that could befall us for working out our salvation. God never leaves us alone. He is guiding us all along life's journeys. It is a cross but in order to have peace and even a joy we must cooperate and not lose heart.' This has always kept me grounded if you like it get and read Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence the secret to peace and happiness by Bl. Claude de Columbiere.
.Requesting help... How many know about Our Lady of America? The Blessed Virgin Mary has promised that her statue as Our Lady of America once placed in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception would be a safeguard for our country, and her picture or statue honored in all homes, a safeguard for the family. She also promised that the medal would be a safeguard against evil for those who wear it with great faith and devotion.
Our Lady of America has requested that the U.S. return to purity and lead the world to peace.
The Blessed Virgin Mary wishes to be honored in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at Washington D.C. as Our Lady of America. Our Lady says that if this is done, the United States of America would turn back toward morality and the shrine would become a place of "wonders."
Can we NOW all work on this, requesting our Bishops (with signature drives in our parishes, any other ideas?) to have her Statue of Our Lady of America placed in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to safeguard for our country.
This devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of America enjoys complete canonical approval through former Archbishop of Cincinnati, OH, the late Paul Francis Leibold. Through his written correspondence and public actions, Archbishop Leibold approved for public devotion this private apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil).
Furthermore, many other Bishops have also shown their approval by their promotion of this devotion. The Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop of Saint Louis, a world renowned canon lawyer, issued a letter opinion on Our Lady of America. In his letter dated May 31, 2007, he reviews the history of Our Lady of America and the actions of Archbishop Leibold approving this devotion.
From Archbishop Burke:
"What can be concluded canonically is that the devotion was both approved by Archbishop Leibold and, what is more, was actively promoted by him. In addition, over the years, other Bishops have approved the devotion and have participated in public devotion to the Mother of God, under the title of Our Lady of America."
As such, devotion to Our Lady of America had been completely and fully canonically approved by Archbishop Leibold and confirmed by other bishops, leaving no question about the status of this apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil) which began 1956.
For the full text of Archbishop Burke's letter CONTACT http://www.ourladyofamerica.org (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH OUR LADY OF AMERICA. COM)
For more information on Archbishop Burke,
Informational Site: http://www.ourladyofamerica.org
This site is the informational Internet source of the Our Lady of America devotion. It is run by the Langsenkamp Family Apostolate of Indianapolis Indiana to spread devotion to Our Lady of America.
Mailing Address:B.V.M. Our Lady of America
C/O Langsenkamp Family Apostolate
9100 Purdue Road #400
Indianapolis, IN 46268-1180
I'm very heartened to read all the posts and responses from dedicated Catholics all over the U.S. Colette, I was at the Basillica a few weeks ago when there was a special Mass for Religious Liberty. It was standing room only and a beautiful Homily. I will make it a point to look for a statue of Our Lady of America. It is very large, there may be one there, if not, I can see where there would be a need for one now.
We must not get discouraged, I agree, but imagine if you will, a moment in time where we all see ourselves as God sees us, the conditions of our souls, our true sins. What would be the level of repentence across the world? Would this separate the sheep from the goats, force people to choose? In order for this event to have the greatest impact, it would have to be at an auspicious time in history. I pray that time is soon. We all need a wake-up call. THAT is reason for hope!