Happy Palm Sunday! Wishing you and yours a blessed Holy Week and Easter.
Pray for the victims of today’s bombings in Tanta and Alexandria, if you will, but do not invoke them as martyrs: “No one, whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has remained in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church” (dogma defined by Pope Eugene IV in the bull “Cantate Domino” in Denzinger 714). It may be that before these Copts died they were able to make an act of Catholic faith, hope, and perfect contrition and thus die in God’s friendship; but if they died as they lived (as Coptic Orthodox), they were outside the Church and could not be saved.
Pray the Rosary for peace!
“Pray a great deal for the Holy Father,” said Our Lord to Sr. Lucia. Are you offering your prayers at Mass and your daily Rosaries and Lenten penances for the Holy Father Pope Francis?
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