Cast our prayer nets

Friday, April 01, 2016

 Cast our prayer nets
Easter Friday

In today’s gospel the Risen Jesus appears and does something he had done before in his human life.   He tells the apostles to cast their nets.  They do so and they catch a lot of fish.  After the resurrection, a stranger on the shore  tells them to cast their nets and when their nets filled, they recognized Jesus.  When they then joined him for breakfast, he reminded them of the message that he had been preaching all his life and encouraged them to proclaim it to the world.  

In this year of Mercy, Cardinal Burke is encouraging a spiritual crusade for Catholics throughout the USA and the world,   Cardinal Raymond Burke is The Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura which is the highest judicial authority in the Catholic Church (apart from the Pope himself, who as supreme ecclesiastical judge is the final point of appeal for any ecclesiastical judgment).[1] In addition, it oversees the administration of justice in the Church.
His intention is to rally and unite faithful Catholics into a united voice to beseech Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the angels and saints to hear our prayers and to come to our aid.  The crusade is  to join in campaign to pray the rosary on the first day of each month to dispel confusion related to the message of Jesus and to

•  bring Hope to souls and minds throughout America and the world;
•  provide spiritual support in the struggle against the temptations of discouragement;
•  to protect our families and our Faith;
•  to stop the advance of evil in our society;
•  and to flood souls with Grace and Light and Truth.

We may say that this crusade is appropriate at this time given the genocide that is taking place in the East.   On this day, April 1, 1933, , the Nazis instigated their first action against German Jews by announcing a boycott of all Jewish-run businesses and this lead to the Holocaust which targeted Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witness, disabled and anyone who resided the Nazis.  It is estimated that 11 million people were killed including 6 million Jews, two thirds of all Jews living in Europe at the time. 

Today, let us cast our prayer in the form of the rosary and draw our friends and relatives to enter into the experience of the mercy of God.

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