And on July 20, 1969, after the Eagle lunar lander touched down on the surface of the moon, Aldrin pulled out the wafer that was in a plastic packet and the wine, along with a small silver cup provided by his church, which he kept in his “personal-preference kit,” before he spoke into the radio, according to the Religion News Service.
“Houston, this is Eagle. This is the LM pilot,” Aldrin said, referring to the lunar module, shortly after the Eagle lunar lander touched down on the surface of the moon July 20, 1969.
Audio of Buzz Aldrin giving thanks shortly before taking Communion while on the moon. (Audio courtesy the Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Journal)
“I would like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be,” Aldrin said, “to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way.”
Aldrin silently read from John 15:5, which he penned on a 3-by-5-inch notecard: “As Jesus said: I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in Him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.”
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The Miracle of the Visible Host
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony (Rev. 22:16).”
On June 18, 1961, St. Michael the Archangel appeared to four girls, Conchita Gonzalez (12), Mari Cruz Gonzalez (11), Jacinta Gonzalez (12), and Mari Loli Mazon (12), at Garabandal which is a small village in Spain consisting of 300 habitants.
As in previous Marian apparitions, St. Michael came to prepare the children and the world for Our Lady’s messages.
The girls were at the “calleja,” (a small rocky road where most of the apparitions took place) and as at Fatima and other places where St. Michael has appeared, they heard thunder and saw a bright light when, as Conchita later wrote,
“Suddenly a very beautiful figure appeared to me, shining brilliantly without hurting my eyes. The other girls…shouted together: ‘Oh, an Angel!’” (Conchita’s diary)
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The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a charismatic figure of U.S. Roman Catholicism in the 20th century and a pioneer in using media for religious purposes, is one step closer to sainthood.
Pope Moves America’s ‘First Televangelist’ Closer To SainthoodA Vatican statement on Saturday said the Pope had approved a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to Sheen’s intercession, meaning he will be beatified. No date for the ceremony was given. Sheen, who was born in Illinois in 1895 and died in New York in 1979, was sometimes called the first “televangelist.”
The Vatican did not identify the miracle in the Sheen case. According to Catholic media, it was the full recovery of a baby that was stillborn in Illinois.
The heart of Catholic priest St. John Vianney will be on display March 30 and 31 at churches in Detroit and Shelby Township. (Photo: Knights of Columbus)
St. John Vianney, a beloved French priest known for his commitments to the community and the church, will soon make an appearance in metro Detroit.
While the religious leader has been dead for 160 years, his heart lives on.
According to a news release from the Archdiocese of Detroit, the relic of St. John Vianney is headed to metro Detroit as part of a national pilgrimage hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Titled, “Heart of a Priest,” the tour will feature the actual heart of Vianney, enclosed in a special casing. The heart has resisted decay since his death in 1859.
Stops will include the St. John Vianney Parish in Shelby Township on March 30 and Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit on March 31.
St. John Vianney was a French priest who was known for his generosity, prayerfulness and purity. (Photo: Knights of Columbus)
Vianney is part of a phenomenon known in the Catholic Church known as “incorrupt saints.”According to Slate, this involves a group of saints whose bodies never decompose, even if it has been years since the person’s death. Sometimes, it can affect only one body part, like an arm, tongue or, heart.
Also known as the Curé of Ars, Vianney was seen as a model for generosity, purity and prayerfulness in the Catholic Church, said the news release. Born in 1786, the priest grew up during the time of the French Revolution, which caused the destruction of churches and the murders of clergy.
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An outraged mother is calling on Milwaukee Public Schools officials to fire a kindergarten teacher who introduced the young students in her class to a Ouija board.
The mom, who asked to not be publicly named, said the game was used on Friday in her 5-year-old’s classroom at Zablocki Elementary.
“They were shutting off the lights and making it dark and talking to spirits. That’s not something that should be at school,” the mother said of the game, which is said to be able to channel spirits.
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REMNANT COMMENT: Is that a rosary in the hand of the President of the United States?
At a time when raw evil is consuming the world, I have no doubt that Donald Trump’s efforts to keep God in the picture is the main reason his enemies hate him so. Of course, he’s not Catholic but his innate desire to use his office to remind the world about God certainly is not not Catholic.
Go to this link for pictures of President Trump with a rosary and statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
Brain Scan Shows ‘Heart’
February 18, 2019 by sd
From the Mail (Paule Ann Capak):
This is the brain scan of Christian Laverne, the young man who was brain dead and taken off of life support Saturday. The doctors gave this to his parents. Beautiful image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please continue to keep the family in your prayers. His parents, Cheryl and Lonnie were asking to share this with others.
Wow! This is beautiful! God is so good!
An Instagram user sent ChurchPOP a sonogram image seemingly portraying the Blessed Mother holding a pregnant woman’s baby.
The user explained that the ultrasound image was taken 15 years ago while the mother was pregnant with her fifth child. Doctors said she would never conceive, but had nine children.
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