Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 29 – Intercession

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 29 of our weekly series on the soul. Earlier today I was listening to a Catholic radio call-in show. The host was answering a question about the intercessory prayer of the saints, and some thoughts occurred to me. I made some notes quickly on my phone and decided to write about these tonight:

  • We who are in the Church are the Body of Christ.
  • We are commanded to pray for each other.
  • Our souls are immortal.
  • What does this mean for us as practicing Catholic Christians?
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Nancy Pelosi is an ardent practicing Catholic like I am a Jedi Knight

Updated Dec 6, 2019: Fixed broken links.

If you haven’t heard about Nancy Pelosi asking St. Joseph to intercede to get this outrageous legislation passed, I invite you to watch the video below. Nancy Pelosi is a Catholic like I’m a Jedi Knight. No, I take that back. I’m light-years closer to being a Jedi Knight than she is to being anything like an “ardent practicing Catholic.” Nancy, give it a rest, give me a break, and give a public apology to St. Joseph, Protector and Guardian of the Holy Family, the Patron of the Universal Church, Terror of Demons and Patron of Workers, for daring to mention him as the patron of workers, adding that this bill would benefit the workers of this country (or anyone else!), as if this would convince the foster-father of Jesus Christ to intercede with the Lord on behalf of her unspeakable, thoroughly deplorable and despicable atrociously misleading and misnamed “health care reform” abomination and atrocity.

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The ten not found

I woke up thinking about Abraham and his intercession again. I mentioned in the last post that I thought Abraham could have pleaded with God to spare the city if even one righteous man could be found. (Well, God’s Angels did find Lot and rescued him but they didn’t spare the city for him.) But the fact is that Abraham pleaded and pleaded with God and he only went so far as to plead for the sake of ten innocent men. Why didn’t he go all the way down to one? Continue reading “The ten not found”

For the sake of a righteous few

I’ve been thinking of the great patriarch Abraham. I picture him interceding with God on behalf of the doomed city of wickedness. Abraham will stick his neck out to beg the Creator of the Universe to spare an entire city filled with wicked people if even a few righteous men can be found there. (Various translations use righteous, innocent or just.) Continue reading “For the sake of a righteous few”