Although I’ve never attended the Religious Education Conference in Los Angeles, I’ve heard many rumors about it and not always good ones. This article gives a good, factual report on the ‘highlights’ of the event which make me glad I never paid the price to attend. Some say the world is destroying the Church. After reading what this Church leader allowed to take place in his jurisdiction, I’m thinking there is a good deal of the Church destroying the world. This is Good Friday and what went on at the Religious Education Conference is not what Jesus died for on that day.
1. Make the Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
2. Optional Opening Prayers
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
(Repeat three times)
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
3. Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.
4. Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
5. The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
6. The Eternal Father
Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
7. On the Ten Small Beads of Each Decade
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
8. Repeat for the remaining decades
Saying the “Eternal Father” (6) on the “Our Father” bead and then 10 “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion” (7) on the following “Hail Mary” beads.
9. Conclude with Holy God (Repeat three times)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
10. Optional Closing Prayer
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
Interesting how a teenage boy can command and demand an audience of adults to do his bidding because he says so. I’m getting tired of hearing his name on the news, listening to his foul language, and the lack of research in his pronouncements. Fox News Laura Ingraham called him ‘whiny’ and he immediately calls for a boycott. Sad to say, instead of ignoring this liberal pawn, companies supposedly owned and operated by grownups are falling quickly in line behind a seventeen year old. The world has certainly come to a sorry state. So far, Rachel Ray’s pet food company, Nutrish, was first to declare a boycott. Now, Expedia, Nestle, Hulu, and Wayfair are declaring their support of a child. Well, easy enough to give up Nutrish in my counter boycott – my dogs hated it! There is more than one way to plan a trip so Expedia’s absence from my life is quite okay. Nestle chocolate isn’t that great and there are alternatives to all their products. Hulu and Wayfair are not a constant in my life so closing the door on them works for me.
I will, however, make an effort to catch Laura Ingraham’s show as often as possible while observing which of her advertisers are grownup enough to continue their advertising on her show.
Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers
4. Allstate & @esurance
6. RocketMortgage Mortgage
I think Mike Huckabee has it figured out. The celebration of the 2016 election when the Republicans won the House and Senate was short lived. To quote Hillary in relation to all this: “What Difference Did It Make!”
We got a lot of promises in return for voting in a Republican majority in both houses. It seems, however, that they are so intent on punishing President Trump for winning an election that they still can’t come to terms about supporting a Republican president.