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@jesspinosa I’m still (somewhat reluctantly) on Facebook, if you want to stay connected after this site shuts down:
https://www.facebook.com/christopher.schaefer.756 Just let me know you’re from Awestruck, since I get lots of spam on Facebook, as well. I ALSO post in several Catholic groups, including these: https://www.facebook.com/groups/167009437239929/ (= Catholic conversations) AND https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholictheologygeeks/ AND https://www.facebook.com/groups/549847115030267/ (= Catholic Layman’s Theology Forum) AND https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401781073457676/ (= Catholic Facebook Ministry) I also share in about 5 Latin Mass groups on Facebook (which you can find via search), as well as a Catholic Connecticut group.
Chris, I quit from FB a long time ago. But since we have a shared love for the Latin Mass, we could communicate via email if you are interested. My email address is email@example.com. Sad day, no more Awestruck.
@jesspinosa Welcome back, Jess!
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Thanks, Christopher. I miss all of you, sorry for being absent for a long time. You and our Awestruck family are always in my prayers.
BTW, I have a piece of good news that I thought you would like. Since October last year, I have been attending Latin Mass on Sundays in a parish that is known for its traditional practices. I have a long way to go as far as understanding all the Latin words, but I have my red guide book and I have fallen in love with the Latin Mass. I see here the solemnity, the reverence and the mystery that I do not see in the Novus Ordo. I have learned to make a little bow everytime the name of Jesus is mentioned, I love seeing the women (even young girls) wearing a veil, and I can sing along (quietly to myself) the Gloria and the Credo. Now I know why you were so enamored with TLM.
I’m going to miss this site and the friends – more true than FB.
I have attended about 5-10 TLM’s.
I have this gift as a Lector that I enjoy as a result of the current mass. I see this as being able to feed the Lord’s Flock. This is a way of reaching up to 500-700 at a time.
I do need the sacred TLM mass. It is a need for our society as a whole as well. I will be attending more TLM
as I have a good friend who attends them weekly.
I am on Pinterest, LinkedIn and possibley Catholic Answers.
I have enjoyed being on this site. I enjoyed it as to be able to meet many of you at a regular mass or TLM in person. That is the measure of a site/organization that
has a common goals that it follows and those people who join it and embrace those common goals.
Did anyone get a chance to see Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer? Despite limited screening, it hit the Top 20 Box Office during its first week. But because of the theme, many theaters refused to continue showing it. More on that here: https://www.lifenews.com/2018/10/22/theaters-censor-gosnell-movie-profiling-serial-killer-abortionist-over-200-stop-showing-movie/. If it is showing in your town or city, please go now with your family and friends. We have to support this movie so that more and more people would know what goes on within abortion clinics. The movie is a well-made police story that turned into something else, it is not graphic so you have to use your imagination, and both pro-lifers and pro-aborts should see it.
Hey, Awestruck is mentioned in this story on EpicPew!
Eight saints’ dying words
Like these saints, may I remain conscious before I draw my dying breath, please, Lord.
About the serial bomber in Austin, Texas
You all must have read about the series of bomb attacks in a neighborhood in Austin, Texas, that started on March 2nd and ended on March 22nd. In the evening of March 22nd, the Austin police were able to track down the bomber when he used his cell phone. Realizing his mistake, the bomber drove off in his van, the police gave chase, and seeing his hopeless situation, the bomber detonated a bomb in his van, and he was killed. The next day, I got a call from my dear friend Mary, with the news that the bomber was her 23-year-old grandson. We can only imagine what went through her mind, that her grandson, whom she saw last Christmas, a normal, bright and happy boy, with a beautiful, angelic face, was the one that killed two innocent people and injured many others. Mary is a deeply devout Catholic, whom I met six years ago when we both volunteered with America Needs Fatima. Upon receiving the news, she immediately turned to her automatic response – prayer. She surrendered everything to God. When a reporter called, she asked if he had God in his life and when he said yes, she asked him to pray for her grandson. She has encouraged her daughter and son to tell the media of their belief in God and the power of prayers because –…[Read more]
Jesus loves children, and here are four reasons why.
We have a new pro-life patron saint – Blessed Pope Paul VI.
Blessed Pope Paul VI, pray for us.
Free Catholic books in all formats – pdf, audio, text and Kindle – all FREE. it’s a treasury of Catholic reading.
If you haven’t experienced FORMED yet, here is your chance. Free membership during Lent. I love their large collection of Catholic movies, documentaries and lectures.
Just came across this distressing article about the drought that is hitting South Africa. Prayers for our Awestruck friends who live there, that God would provide a solution and that they would have faith strong enough to believe that God will provide and they are not alone during this natural calamity. God bless you all.
Time lapse video of March for Life 3028 in Washington, DC. The New York Times reported that “busloads of Catholic students” participated – Fake news!
Bishop Robert Barron receives an award from YouTube. Congratulations, Bishop Barron, for bringing pride and joy to the Catholic Church and all Catholics all over the world. God bless you.
“This is the greatest pro-life speech ever written.” It was written by the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus ten years ago and it continues to speak to us about the horrible scourge of abortion. This is perfect reading as we are only a few days away from the biggest ever March for Life in Washington, DC.
Loves the Lord, has a sharp intellect and a terrific sense of humor – my idol, Bishop Robert Barron.
Friends (as he always begins his videos), even his detractors follow him. Go, Bishop, and (as you always end your videos) God bless you!
GOOGLE FOR PIZZA – by Unknown Author
CALLER: Is this Gordon’s Pizza?
GOOGLE: No sir, it’s Google Pizza.
CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry.
GOOGLE: No sir, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month.
CALLER: OK. I would like to order a pizza.
GOOGLE: Do you want your usual, sir?
CALLER: My usual? You know me?
GOOGLE: According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you ordered an extra-large pizza with three cheeses, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and meatballs on a thick crust.
CALLER: OK! That’s what I want …
GOOGLE: May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat gluten free thin crust?
CALLER: What? I detest vegetables.
GOOGLE: Your cholesterol is not good, sir.
CALLER: How the hell do you know?
GOOGLE: Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records. We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years.
CALLER: Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza! I already take medication for my cholesterol.
GOOGLE: Excuse me sir, but you have not taken your medication regularly. According to our database, you only purchased a box of 30 cholesterol tablets once, at Drug RX Network, 4 months ago.
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