The RealCatholicTV.com has 2 blunt videos on topics of religion and politic yesterday and today.
The first video bluntly pointed out why Protestantism is not true religion:
The second video bluntly pointed out that the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage are the main issues of politic and of election. Religion is THE Topic!
Since we are on the topic of “bluntness”, here is another blunt article entitled: “Stop Blaspheming Lucia of Fatima”. The author gave a good history on the development of Fatima.
This week, the topic of my classroom visits was on Blessed John XXIII and the Papacy.
I explained to the students that relics of the saints are not only in theca (container), but also in holy pictures.
I showed them a relic of Blessed John XXIII in holy picture.
Blessed John XXIII was a pure and simple man. He resolved to avoid even the smallest sin. He avoided things that would lead him to sin, he exercised moderations in food and drink, he was busy doing good, and he prayed a great deal.
Later on in life, he would pray 15 decades Rosaries daily.
He treated people with sincerity, honesty, and love, that he was greatly loved by the people. They called him “The Good Pope”.
Please read my article on Blessed John XXIII written 2 years ago:
To give students an idea of the importance of the Pope, I gave students numbers of population regarding parish, diocese, and the Church.
I also gave them the number Bishops and Priests in the whole world.
We should pray daily for the Pope, who is the leader of more than 1.1 Billion Catholics, 5,000 Bishops, and 400,000 Priests.
Finally, I gave them the names of Popes in recent history.
The Feast of Blessed John XIII is on October 11, and the Feast of Blessed John Paul II is on October 22.
I am currently working on a series of articles on the Creed for The B.C. Catholic newspaper.
To read the articles, please go to www.fatheranthonyho.ca
Then go to “Search Articles according to Categories 文章按主題分類”
Then go to “Catechetical Series 認識天主教教理”
Then go to “Understanding the Creed 認識信經 "
Then click an article to read….
The article for this week (October 10) is on the Creation and the Fall of Angels.
Next week will be on the Creation and the Fall of Man. After that, there will be on article on Grace and Sin, followed by an article on Our Lady and Immaculate Conception.
After all these, we will explore the Mystery of the Incarnation.
My Chinese radio talks (Every Saturday: Toronto AM 1430 around 6:45 PM and Vancouver AM 1470 around 8:45 PM) are on the Sunday Gospel reading. They are usually pre-recorded at my home studio in group of 5. Usually my Sunday sermons in English have similar contents.
To listen to my Chinese radio talk, please
go to www.fatheranthonyho.ca
Then go to “「愛的恩泉」---- 『神修話語』(Radio Talks in Cantonese 廣東話電台節目)”
For English sermon, please go to “Sunday Sermons (in English) 英文主日道理”
Today is the Feast of the Holy Rosary. It is Thanksgiving Day for the Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa. It is also Feast day in our Archdiocese. Our Cathedral is Holy Rosary Cathedral.
This morning I had the joy to celebrate Mass at the new convent of the Missionaries of Charity in downtown, Vancouver.
I placed the relic of Pope St. Pius V on the altar during Mass. It was Pius V who instituted today’s Feast after the victory on October 7, 1571.
These few days, I had the joy to honor different relics of saints on their feast days---St. Therese the Little Flower (October 1), St. Francis of Assisi (October 4), Blessed Bartolo Longo (October 5), and St. Bruno (October 6).
The Rosary is the favorite prayer of Our Lady because while on earth, meditating on the life of Jesus was the favorite form of prayer for her. Now in heaven, Our Lady wants her children to meditate on and to think about Jesus with her through the Rosary.
The repetition of Hail Mary provides an atmosphere to focus our mind to mediate with Mary.
On September 26, the five of us who were ordained in 2006 got together to celebrate Mass and had dinner. Happy 5th Anniversary to us!!!
I am continuing the series of articles on The B.C. Catholic on the Creed.
You can read the series of articles HERE.
The latest article is on the Creation and the Fall of Angels.