Peace Through Strength Challenge – Day 1

 
Peace Through Strength
The Challenge to Enter the Supernatural Life
“The Lord will give strength to his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.” -Psalm 29:11
President Ronald Reagan once famously stated, “We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” The “Peace Through Strength Challenge” is about our resolve to become strong in God’s supernatural power; the only power capable of standing athwart the aggressive satanic forces of evil (Ephesians 6:10-12). There is much at stake in our world. Powerful, diabolical forces are stopping at nothing to aggressively throw everything they have at whatever is good, holy and Godly in our society. These

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Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice decoration

National President Margaret Ann Jacobs recently received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (Latin: For Church and Pope) decoration, presented by His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto. The award, presented during the Ontario provincial convention, is conferred for distinguished service to the church by lay people and clergy, which Margaret Ann embodies and so much more! Congratulations Margaret Ann. You truly are a shining example that Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God’s Call! 

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In India, nun accuses bishop of rape

New Delhi, India, Jul 12, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Authorities are investigating Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar after a Kerala nun accused him of raping her in 2014 and sexually abusing her on multiple occasions over two years—but the bishop strenuously denies the claims and charges that the nun is accusing him to avoid disciplinary action.
 
Bishop Mulakkal, 54, heads a Roman Catholic diocese in the northern India state of Punjab. He oversees the alleged victim’s Missionaries of Jesus religious congregation.
 
The congregation is based in Jalandhar but has a convent in the Diocese of Palai, in Kerala State.
 
The nun has

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Where is the Church?

Yesterday, I asked a question on my Facebook page that has been on my mind:
Does the proposition, “The Catholic Church as we know it no longer exists” seem like an overreach? I think we’ve reached a point where we have to re-define our terms.
Dozens of comments later, I can’t say that I have an answer I’m satisfied with.
As I explained in a followup to my post, the reason I’m asking is because of the dawning realization I’ve been coming to that reporting on this or that scandal in the Church is not simply a case of exposing corruption or documenting outliers

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France vs. Croatia: A Catholic World Cup breakdown

Denver, Colo., Jul 12, 2018 / 03:49 pm (CNA).- On Sunday, France and Croatia will square off on the soccer pitch for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship. While most U.S. Catholics are only casual soccer fans, many will join more than 3 billion people around the world who are expected to watch the game.

What team will U.S. Catholics root for as two historically Catholic countries face off?

If you’re still undecided, perhaps a comparison of the Catholic life, history, and culture of France and Croatia would be helpful:

Catholic roots

Croatia:

During the time Jesus lived in Palestine, Croatia, along with the rest

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