Pope Francis’ hand-picked Apostolic Commissioner for the Franciscans of the Immaculate is said to have “shattered” the Order, resulting in internal chaos, suffering and more.

(Rome) A group of Catholic lay associations and websites have started a petition: They demand the dismissal of Father Fidenzio Volpi from his post as authorized Apostolic Commissioner for the Franciscans of the Immaculate.

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Editor’s note: If I remember correctly, virtually the same technique was used to “shatter” the Catholic Church after the close of the 2nd Vatican Council!

College kids ain’t so smart.

Once again, MRCTV’s Dan Joseph went to a college campus and asked students to sign a petition. This time the goal was to get people to show their support for legalizing 4th trimester abortion.

For those of you who failed biology, babies are born at the END of the 3rd trimester. For those of you who didn’t, watch this….

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Just remember, when they speak of diversity they don’t mean it.

Angela McCaskill is “Chief Diversity Officer” at Gallaudet University in Washington DC. She was at church one Sunday, and requested to sign the petition that would permit the voters of Maryland to vote on the issue of gay “marriage.” She signed the petition and says she did so because she favors democracy and allowing citizens to vote on such controversial issues, as opposed to having legislatures and courts force so-called “gay marriage” on the populace. (More HERE)

But the administrators at Gallaudet University consider her signing of the petition to be unacceptable. Apparently, as “Chief Diversity Officer,” they don’t consider her kind of diversity the right kind of diversity.

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Stand for Religious Freedom. Sign the On-Line Petition.

Please sign the petition to support Cardinal-designate Dolan and stand for religious freedom! We’ll send the petition to President Obama, members of Congress, and HHS Secretary Sebelius.

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Prayer must include praise, thanks, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Prayer should not center just on asking God to fulfill one’s hopes and desires, but must include praise, thanks and trust in God’s plan which may not match one’s own, Pope Benedict XVI said.

The way Jesus prayed to his Father “teaches us that in our own prayers, we must always trust in the Father’s will and strive to see all things in light of his mysterious plan of love,” he said during his weekly general audience Dec. 14.

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Editor’s note: 1-Give God thanks and praise; 2-Tell God you’re sorry for your sins and promise to try to do better, in the future; 3-Ask for what you need, in as much explicit detail as possible; 4-Believe you will indeed receive for what you have prayed … otherwise, what’s the point of faith; 5-Repeat, as necessary.

This process is designed to help us align our fickle, fallible, human will with God’s perfect will and plan. Since God certainly knows his own mind, and he already knows precisely what we need, long before we typically manage to discern it, the results of prayer are invariably positive, even if we might initially fail to recognize how or why that can be.

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“Ask and You Shall Receive.” – But there’s a catch …

And Jesus answered saying to them,

“Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, be taken up and cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.” – Mark 11:22-24

The “Catch”

The virtues of faith, hope and charity are a reflection of the power of God’s grace in our life, and our free will choice to cooperate with that grace … for our own salvation and for the glory of God … all of which are in full agreement with God’s will and his plan.

Should it happen that we ask God for something which is not compatible with his grace, his will, or his plan … then we probably shouldn’t look forward to moving mountains … anytime soon!