Daily Prayer for Priests

O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church ... give us holy priests. You yourself maintain them in holiness.

O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil's traps and snares, which are continually being set for the souls of priests.

May the power of Your Mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priest, for You can do all things. - St. Faustina (Diary, 1052)

I Am Catholic! I Cannot Go To Hell!

My Dear People,

Like Many Cultural Catholics, She Lived All the Pagan Values of Today’s Society

Gloria Polo-Ortiz, a speaker from Columbia SA, shared her near death experience with us a few years ago. She told us of having been struck dead by lightening. Leaving her body, she felt herself rising toward the heavens. Before she reached the eternal light of Heaven, she began to fall backwards into the darkness. Even though she had been baptized and raised Catholic, she never actually embraced or lived her faith. In fact, like many cultural Catholics, she live all the pagan values of today’s society. She never went to confession, and used her faith to promote her professional needs. As she fell closer to Hell, she kept crying out, “I am Catholic, I cannot go to Hell, I went to Church. I performed good deeds.”

As she approached the mouth of Hell, she was suddenly snatched up by an angel and returned to her body. Later, she was shown by Our Lord, that a poor peasant farmer had sacrificed some of his food money to have a mass offered for her soul. Jesus told her that she would have fallen completely into the fires of Hell, had it not been for this man’s heroic merciful act of love for her. This is sobering to say the very least. The Gospel tells us that those who lived pagan lives, and call out, “Lord, Lord”, begging for help, will encounter his Divine Justice. Don’t wait until your deathbed to repent. Convert your lives while there is still time. Live God’s Mercy TODAY!

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark Bozada

May we always be ready to live in the ocean of Jesus’ Divine Mercy, so as to forego His Divine Justice.

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13 comments to I Am Catholic! I Cannot Go To Hell!

  • Doris

    I would like to share with you readers a true story that I will always keep in my mind. My neighbor, a man in his 60′s was dying and his daughter asked if I could come over and say a Rosary with him. He would not take the Rosary that I handed him. He was hysterical and told me that the room was on fire. I kept on leading the Rosary despite his resentment. Finally, he stopped and a look of peace came over him. It was so beautiful and I could actually sense the presence of our Lord and His Mother Mary. This man who had lived a life of sin was converted and I’m sure he died in the state of Grace. Oh, the power of the Rosary! Thank You God!

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    Thank you for sharing such an inspiring story.

  • Charles Fears

    My discernment on how souls go to Hell or Purgatory or Heaven

    In September, of 1995, my wife, my daughter and I went to a Marian conference in Chicago. While we there listening to the speakers, a thought came to my mind about how souls go to hell. Now no one was talking about this subject, for some reason I just started thinking about it. Before I go on, I must tell you that I have read several messages that state that God does not send souls to hell, that the soul sends itself to hell, and I had wondered how this could happen.
    Well as I said, I was thinking about this, and it is like this, darkness is sin and light is God. Now if a person lives in a room or cave of compete darkness and has been there for along time, when that person comes into the light, he or she can not stand the light so the person goes back in to the dark room. This is like a soul that has lived in sin, when the soul dies, it can not stand to look at God, Who is pure Light, so

  • Jocille

    I am Catholic, I am in great danger of going to hell. Baptism and 12 years of Catholic education places me in the most dangerous of positions. “I know better.” If I sin … I know better … but I chose sin over God. I am a Catholic … I am in danger of going to hell.

  • Barbara MacLellan

    Father I wear the brown scapular and prayer the rosary. I took a chance and sent to my 4 grown children. May our Blessed Mother Bless and bring them wisdon–even read it .Pray for them please!!!I also do Adoration but I put them in mary’s heart.

  • Mary

    I have just finished reading Gloria’s book.
    It instills in the mind some terrifying images of what happens to a soul who is destined for Eternal damnation.
    From the horrific images of demons arriving to collect her soul right at the hour of her death to the terrifying demon who was her chief accuser it is chilling.
    Her account of her poor parents” helplessness to save her and her desperate cries of, “I cannot go to hell, I am a Catholic” left me evaluating my own life.
    The tender act of the poor peasant farmer who would go hungry in order to have a Mass said for Gloria, whom he did not know, secured God’s Mercy for her.
    How blessed Gloria and all of us sinners are that such generous souls exist in the world.
    Praised be God forever that we are shown such mercy.
    Thank you Gloria for your testimony.
    I see much I need to do to improve my own chances fro Eternal happiness.
    May God give all of us the Light to see what each of us must do.
    God Bless each and everyone.

  • SaytheAnnoyingTruth

    Yes! The Catechism of the Catholic Church says in paragraph 1446 that, “Christ instituted the sacrament of Penance for all sinful members of his Church: above all for those who, since Baptism, have fallen into grave sin, and have thus lost their baptismal grace and wounded ecclesial communion. It is to them that the sacrament of Penance offers a new possibility to convert and to recover the grace of justification. The Fathers of the Church present this sacrament as “the second plank [of salvation] after the shipwreck which is the loss of grace.””

    According to Pope John Paul II the Catechism of the Catholic Church “is given as a sure and authentic reference text for teaching Catholic doctrine.”

    By the way a confession bible verse John 20:23 if anyone wants biblical proof. And Galatians 5:19-21 for mortal sin.

  • Rebecca Barrido

    My husband a convert had his kidney failure for 7 years and had dialysis for a long time.He was confined in the hospital for 21 days.He was crazy for the more the medicine entered his body the more poison went to his brain.He did not eat and sleep well and he kept on twisting and growling. He talked of nonsense and he was unruly until he was shackled on his bed.My son came to help and he took a video of him.I called a priest for the last rite.I prayed so much asking for the intetcession of Virgen Mary St. Joseph St. Padre Pio angels amd saints.I prayed to the Lord.” Lord you own his life if you get it he is yours but if you let him live let it be.A nun from St. Leo the Great church came and gave him communion.He swallowed one half and one half was returned to the priest.He had his 2nd communion.On July 13th on the 3rd apparition of ;Fatima he was so I’ll but he survived.On the 3rd week of July he closed his eyes.A and had no appetite to minister dialysis technician told me to increase my prayer.The minister came from St. Ambrose church and have him communion.I pulled his ears and he swallowed the host.Suddenly he sat on the bed and said”where am I why am I here.?”My body trembled praising God.You’re great my Lord!You’re really present in the Eucharist! I praise and thank you.”He was released in the hospital
    and he had his rehab for 2 weeks.After a week we visited the White House although he was on wheel chair.The Holy Sacraments of the church helped.PRAISE GOD!!!!

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    Praise God, indeed!

    John Quinn

  • Fr. Chuck

    M+ Now retired,I offer every Mass for the Souls in Purgatory.
    Consider: have a monthly Mass offered in your parish for the Poor Souls. If you saw someone “hurting” would you not go to their aid?

  • I read Gloria’s story on her website. It’s amazing. I always offer the Mass for the Souls in Purgatory and for the conversion of sinners.

  • Heather

    This kind of story always makes me think of this passage in Sacred Scripture: Luke 12: 47-48 “And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes;
    but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few;
    From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.”

    We, as Roman Catholics, were entrusted with so very much, and given so many graces, to include the Seven Sacraments- we have the God of the Universe living among us as well as Confession. We have been given the keys to Heaven. We have no excuse. We will be given a reckoning. No one to blame but ourselves.

  • As a devout practicing craddle catholic it always bothers me when I hear people proclaim to others that they are catholic & I know they do not attend Mass! Once I even critized a lady that said she was catholic & I questioned where she attended an so on? Maybe I should not have put her in her place but I felt compelled to tell her, unless you are a practicing catholic you really are not catholic at all! I was, and still am very proud to be catholic & just feel that unless you practice the Faith to the fullest maybe you should not “use” the phrase, “I am Catholic”? Now with that said, I do much for the church including Eucharistic Ministry, lector and several other things but maybe I have no right to point a finger at anyone? We can all do more, I am sure! God help us all find Your Eternal peace. I hope and Pray that if I fall short, I will be given a chance like the lady in the above story! Thanks Be to Our Great God!
    Jeremy
    Garton

  • Tom

    Dear Father

    Thank you for wonderful story of God’s Merciful Compassion! Gloria is indeed very fortunate that a poor man sacrificed from his want to offer a Mass on her behalf. Unfortunately many Catholics (who need to hear & believe) will probably not read this story or remain unaffected. Such hearts has grown cold and stoney because of pervasive secularization even in our Faith. Once I knew a man who was very ill both physically and psychologically. This man was obsessed with thoughts of dying. He also experienced unwanted images of suicide yet he kept going to the sacraments as often as possible. One day on a retreat a priest walked around the Church carrying the Blessed Sacrament. The man could hardly sit still because of intense pain. However, he waited until the priest arrived at his pew. He could not even look at Our Beloved Savior but kiss his fingertips and then touched the Monstrance w/o looking at His Majesty. He felt deeply ashamed because he saw himself as so weak. Later the next day he awoke to say his morning prayers. As soon as he closed his eyes, an unseen world opened interiorly He could hardly believe what he was seeing. He kept asking himself ‘Why me Lord? You know how weak I am!” He eventually realized after consulting his spiritual advisor that he was probably seeing the invisible or spiritual world. Once he listened to Our Master tell him simple ideas about our Faith yet Our Lord talked but not in conversational sense. This man travelled many places for 3 weeks as Our Father and Jesus affirmed our Catholic beliefs. From his conversation he mentioned that God sees into our hearts – He knows us completely. In Heaven there is no gray rather absolute clarity of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ Too many people fool themselves into thinking that God is out there somewhere but do not talk to Him or follow His Way. This man similar to Gloria’s visit to Hell also saw his brother burning on a skewer and heard the words ‘we will kick him later when you are gone’ Such events are impossible to describe or mention since no one can understand who has not been visited in this way. How fortunate was this person to know that God is not abstract but as real as your best friend. God’s Love is always there if we are willing to ask forgiveness in Confession and receive Him worthily in Communion. I think that the man’s story, I just mentioned, happened because God used another’s prayer or sacrifice for his health. Perhaps God also chooses those who are weak and suffering because they have no one else. You see that man was almost instantly healed.

    Tom
    SOLT

    May God Bless and Keep us in His Loving Arms

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