This crisis confronts us all!
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The violence in Iraq continues. Remember our Christian brothers and sisters in your prayers and sacrifices. But we must also take action! Spread the word of what's taking place. Don't stay silent. Make this crisis a priority so that more can be done to save lives and preserve Christianity throughout the world! Other lives are counting on your response to this issue, and we need to respond with zeal. Be heroic, stand up and make this a public outcry for aid to be sent to our brothers and sisters. Deep prayer and heroic action are what we need now!
Is Christianity finished in Iraq?
Proud to be a nazarene t-shirt
Our Christian brothers and sisters are currently enduring tremendous persecution in the Middle East. They are being forced out of their homes, tortured and even murdered. It is essential that we pray for them and raise awareness of their circumstances. Many have had the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet "N" painted on their homes, marking them as Christians. (You see the Arabic "N" in red on this T-Shirt) The "N" stands for NAZARENE. Wear this T-Shirt as a sign of solidarity with our persecuted brothers and sisters not only in the Middle East but throughout the world. Help make others aware of the need to support one another in this battle to preserve our Christian faith throughout this world.
christian persecution continues
warning: graphic images
The following links to stories contain very disturbing and GRAPHIC PHOTOS of the brutal violence at the hands of ISIS or IS as they have been called. Much of this brutality is happening to our Christian brothers and sisters while much of the world is distracted by much less important or even senseless things. We are all part of this world and we all have a responsibility to be aware of, prepare for and engage in this spiritual fight. This is one of the many evils that we ALL must deal with. Burying our heads in the sand or choosing not to pay attention will not make it go away. Remaining ignorant because we are uncomfortable with the reality of the violence does nothing to help those who are being slaughtered or even those who are cooperating with evil. REMEMBER WHERE THIS BATTLE MUST FIRST BE FOUGHT!!
- Jihadists recruit children to behead victims
- 'The flag of Allah will fly over the White House!'
- ISIS gleefully trumpets images detailing brutal execution of Iraqis: UNCENSORED
Oh, Our Lady of Sorrows, we pray to you today. Please help us, we implore you! Come to our aid in our strife, that when we die we may see your Son's glorious face. Help us now, we pray! Give us the strength to overcome all our afflictions, so that we may attain the wonderful reward of heaven, which Christ, your Son, has prepared for all those who remain true to Himself. Draw us to Jesus, to His loving embrace, Mother.
NEW! A live recording of Doug Barry's presentation given at a men's conference in the spring of 2014. This talk is a powerful presentation for both men and women. As Christians, we are infused with the God - given ability and capacity to be Battle Ready and engaged in the spiritual fight for Christ. There is no time to waste - we are called to prayer and action for Christ. Not only are we able to engage, we must engage in the spiritual fight!
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What is your battle?
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Do you call on the Prince of Angels to defend you and your loved ones in battle?
The devils fear him. His faithfulness to God and to the mission of the salvation of souls is widely known throughout the dark realms of hell.
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The Warrior's Rosary
Designed by the author of the book, Called to Knighthood, Thomas K. Sullivan, and manufactured by premier Italian rosary maker Ghirelli -- creators of our Holy Father’s Official Papal Gift Rosaries -- this rosary is the only one-of-its-kind design created over the span of more than 10 years.
This Warrior’s Rosary brings together the elements of “Military Combat” and “Spiritual Warfare” and places one of the most powerful weapons in spiritual warfare into your hands.
Right now in Iraq and throughout the Middle East our Christian brothers and sisters are enduring tremendous persecution including torture, rape and murder. This is all being done at the hands of the new Islamic State - IS or ISIS. There is a concentrated effort to eradicate Christianity from the Middle East. They have made it clear that they do not intend to stop there. The long term plan is to rid the world of Christianity. What are we doing in response? WE MUST INCREASE OUR PRAYER AND SACRIFICE! At the root of this is spiritual battle. Who does not see this? No political action or international dialogue will ever do any good unless there is conversion of the heart. This is a battle between good and evil and it has been raging throughout the world for centuries. The sooner more of us realize this and get busy fighting this from the foxhole where it is best fought, the sooner we will see peace.
Are you battle ready?
We have a spiritual fight on our hands and the consequences of not throwing ourselves 100% into this fight are devastating, ...in this world and in the next.
The mission of BATTLE READY is to encourage and strengthen the fighting spirit in all Christians, especially in men! When we men are faithful to, and live out our God-given duties as protectors, defenders and leaders, in imitation of Christ, then great things happen on many levels. When a man strives to be the spiritual warrior God has called him to be then families, parishes and entire societies benefit in powerful ways.
The great dragon was hurled down, that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
- Revelation 12:9 -
This is spiritual combat. Every single human being is part of it. No one can escape it. Even if you don't believe it exists, that doesn't change the reality of it. You or I believing or not believing in something doesn't make it true or not true.
What did you do today to fight for your soul
and the souls of those you love?
The devil does not sleep. He has been observing mankind for thousands of years. His attacks/temptations come in different ways and with different intensity. Our souls and the souls of those that we love are always targets for the attacks and snares of the devil. The best weapons that we have to fight against the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil are those that we have been given by God. Prayer, Sacraments, Fasting, Sacred Scripture, Sacramentals and more should be an integral part of our daily lives. Use these powerful weapons everyday to fight for your soul and for those you love or who have been given to your care.
God looks upon us with love; return the look.
"The whole of man's history has been the story of dour combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day."
- Catechism of the Catholic Church, 409 -
a real action hero
Follow the lead of this great man.
St. Joseph was as BATTLE READY as
it gets. He has been given many titles. Guardian of the Redeemer - Guardian of the Mother of the Redeemer - Pillar of Families - to name a few. One title that really emphasizes the nature and position he has been given is Conqueror of hell. He was fearless in his obedience to God. He dedicated his life to defending TRUTH Himself.
are we insulting god?
To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth... such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God...This kind of conduct is profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good... Christians are, moreover, born for combat."
- Pope Leo XIII, ‘Christians As Citizens’ -
Many things are under extreme attack in our world today. We cannot afford to be silent. The spiritual battle that rages around us often times manifests itself in physical ways. Abortion, contraception, the attacks on marriage, divorce, addictions, etc. are just some of the major fronts where the fight is most intense. We must be aware of the seriousness of this fight, prepare for it and engage in it.
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Most every man imagines, at some time in his life, that he is a great warrior. He sees himself as the hero that has both the courage and the ability to take on the darkest of enemies and defeat them all. There is a reason why God puts this on a man's heart. When it is ordered to God then that man can be a hero beyond his own imagination. When it is disordered then that man can become a destroyer of those things that are holy, good and noble.
Go to the Blessed Mother for help, and she will not turn you away!