Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fr. Donald Calloway Invites You To His Free Talk

“Discovering The Immaculate Conception:  Unlocking the Hidden Keys
to Becoming a Saint.” by Father Donald Calloway

We are so excited to annouce that Fr. Donald Calloway has agreed to do a talk exclusively to the email subscribers of the the Courageous Priest Apostolate.  We are calling it “Discovering The Immaculate Conception: Unlocking the Hidden Keys to Becoming a Saint.”
This wasn’t easy.  Father is so busy he has been given his own event cordinator.  The event cordinator told us that she can’t believe we got ahold of him; let alone to have him agree to give a talk.
This will be given live over a telephone conference service.  So, there will be no flying, no driving, no hotels, no expensive restaurants.  All you need is a phone, the telephone number and a pin code.  Trust us this will be very simple.
We are doing this to kick off our first ever special event called  ”The Immaculate Conception Bootcamp: How to be a Saint in a Sinful World.” What this entails is a hard hitting, no holds barred prepartion with the purpose of preparing the way to the Immaculate Conception Feast day on December 8th.  Fr. Calloway’s talk will not be the only special scheduled event.  So, stay tuned and keep coming back for special post geared to leading us to the Immaculate Conception.
Here is what you must do to listen for the free talk with Fr. Calloway.
Email Subscribers:  Simply watch your email from Courageous Priest.  The information will be in an email titled “Fr. Calloway’s FREE Talk.”  The information will be in the email delivered on Wednesday and Friday.
Non Email Subscribers:  This is important.  The only way you will receive to this information is through an email given only to Courageous Priest Subscribers.  Do you see the box to the right of this post, titled “FREE! Subscribe to Follow Courageous Priest”?  Just enter your primary email address in the box.  Then go to your email inbox and opened the email titled “FeedBurner Email
.”  Click on the link to confirm.  It’s simple, quick and your security is guaranteed.  We have used Google’s subscription service since 2007 and never had any privacy complaints.

DATE: Saturday, November 19th – Book mark this date!
  • 5:00 PM Eastern
  • 4:00 PM Central
  • 3:00 PM Mountain
  • 2:00 PM Pacific
Who: Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC; hosted by John Quinn co-founder of Courageous Priest
Where:  Over the phone on a conference call
Cost:  FREE
Why:  Kick-off for “Immaculate Conception Bootcamp”
Why Only Subscribers?  It is a thank you gift to our faithful 3500+ subscribers.  Subscribers are the life blood of this little apostolate.  And, yes, it is a honest bribe to get more subscribers.
How Many People will be there?  You can call us crazy, but we expect full capacity.  With over 1000 dedicated phone lines this will be Fr. Calloway’s single biggest live presentation, excluded Catholic radio and EWTN appreances.  What alot of people will be doing is having some friends come over to their house or if possible some will be three waying a friend.  That would be smart.  We can’t wait!

 Who is Fr. Calloway

Fr. Donald Calloway will kick off the "Immaculate Conception Bootcamp" with a talk exclusively available to Courageous Priest subscribers.
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, a convert to Catholicism, is a member of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception.  Before his conversion to Catholicism, he was a high school dropout who had been kicked out of a foreign country, institutionalized twice and thrown in jail multiple times.  After his radical conversion he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, M.Div. and S.T.B. degrees from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, and an S.T.L. in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio.
He has written many academic articles and is the editor of two books: The Immaculate Conception in the Life of the Church (Marian Press, 2004) and The Virgin Mary and Theology of the Body (Marian Press, 2005).  He also is the author of the book Purest of All Lilies: The Virgin Mary in the Spirituality of St. Faustina (Marian Press, 2008). His radical conversion story is now shared in his latest book, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy
We can’t wait to have Father Calloway lead us during our first ever  ”The Immaculate Conception Bootcamp: How to be a Saint in a Sinful World.” 
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God bless,
John Quinn & Jeff Gares
Founders of Courageous Priest

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice

by Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Picture source

Happy Veteran's Day to all Who Have Served Our Country, especially our Military Chaplains

Prayer for Military Chaplains

Heavenly Father, bless and protect Military Chaplains and fill them
with the joy and courage of their vocation as personal ministers of
Christ in preaching your word and nourishing us with the Sacraments.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source for the picture and prayer is Archdiocese for the Military, USA

Father Vincent Capodanno

Francis Cardinal Spellman's Prayer for America

God of our Fathers, Shepherd of Thy people, Lord of free men's souls,
bless Thou our nation with a valiant, Godly spirit, with a vision to see, with the courage to try, with the power to achieve, that, marching behind Thee, Thy people shall not perish. God, bless our America! Hear our prayer for our united peoples, grant guidance to our leaders, protection to our sons, and teach each of us Thy way of life in good will and peace. Amen.

Picture source and prayer: Mission Capodanno

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Four Steps to Get the Most out of Holy Mass

Sacred Heart Church, Honolulu

Beginning of Mass to the Offertory

The priest, who is the representative of Jesus Christ, descends the altar steps and puri­fies himself by the confession of his sins and by sentiments of contrition.

Following his example, I should purify my­self by acts of humility and of repentance for my faults.

I confess to Almighty God, . . . Act of Con­trition.
Read the rest here at Catholic Spiritual Motherhood's How to Assist at Holy Mass

Benedict XVI: we will be judged on how we loved in life