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Skip to comments.THIS IS HOW ONE GROUP OF CATHOLICS RESPONDED TO CHANTS OF “HAIL, SATAN!” [PHOTOS]
Posted on 06/28/2014 9:43:48 AM PDT by NYer
Last summer, pro-abortion protesters shouted “Hail, Satan!” in the Texas statehouse as the late-term abortion ban was under debate. It was a messy, agitated scene — a battlefield between the forces of good and evil:
Fast forward to this past feast of Corpus Christi Sunday, where a very different event took place in the same building (click here for larger size):
What are you seeing? Let’s zoom in:
That’s right! Over 1,000 Catholics participated in a Eucharistic procession and adoration inside the state capitol! It marks the first time (to my knowledge) that Catholics publicly adored the Blessed Sacrament in their state capitol.
What a beautiful way of responding after all the ugliness that took place in this same location last year. And what an appropriate way to celebrate and give thanks for the pro-life victories that have been achieved over the past year!
The event, described by one lead organizer as “evangelization at the grassroots level”, resulted from years of fruitful collaboration between lay leaders, deacons and priests, the Knights of Colombus, the bishop’s office and Texas politicians.
The organizers have been receiving inquiries from other Catholics around the country about how they might participate next year. Saint Mary Cathedral and the Knights of Columbus (Council 14055) deserve special credit for hosting and providing much of the financial backing for this evangelization outreach.
I hope Catholics in other states consider doing something similar in their own capitols. Our faith is beautiful when we express it!
All photos (except where noted) are by Arlen Nydam and used with permission. You can view his slideshow of this Corpus Christi procession here including the stunning panorama photo from inside the capitol — please support his work!
You will no doubt find this extremely gratifying.
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Wouldn’t it be grand if processions took place in every town in America?
For what purpose: worshipping a wafer or proclaiming the saving grace of Jesus Christ?
How beautiful! If only more faithful Christians, whether Catholic or Protestant would boldly follow suit!
Why don’t you just count your sour grapes before they hatch.
I am not a Catholic but I think they did a wonderful, brave, thing.
God Bless them. I wish all of us Christians were as demonstrative about our faith.
“Our faith is beautiful when we express it!”
Might have a hard time getting those sabers past the metal detectors though. :)
.......especially after a “gay pride” march/parade!!!
From “Hail Satan” to “Fail Satan.”
I know you are kidding, but Knights of Columbus are defenders of the faith and always accompany a Bishop in ceremonial events. Their uniforms are from other times. They have not been updated. They raise a lot of money for different groups at the Church.
We worship Christ and we proclaim Him. These two actions are not just compatible, they are indivisible.
You obviously just don’t get it.
LOL! Thanks for the chuckle. I’ll have to remember that.
There is no substitute for Christ and the sacrifice He made on the cross. We are justified by faith and not by works, so that no man can boast.
Don’t stalk people, and don’t start pinging them to threads to continue some personal grudge you have.
I love that they had a daylight walking procession! This is how we used to publicly celebrate Mary in the month of May. Everyone come outside to enjoy the green and blossoming splendor of God’s Spring and Summer seasons. More of it, please. Look at all the little children there, who will never forget experiencing this event with their families. What a grandly built structure. It would be perfect for Opera i.e. Handel’s Messiah. The actual date this occurred is not indicated. I;m surprised nobody was bellyaching about a state owned building being used for “gasp!” Christian Religious Ceremony!
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I understand you have an interest in Texas and its religious makeup. As such, this article seems right up your alley. Pinging is not stalking. And I do most earnestly protest your characterization of me -- I hold a grudge against no man, woman, or animal.
No need to get grumpy. Peace out big dipper.
You made that up, the religious makeup of Texas or any state is about the most routine and easiest information one can find.
You pinged me to argue about something, what is it?
That wafer becomes the Body of Christ; Christ is worshipped, not the wafer.
I have no interest in arguing with you, brother. If this article is not of interest to you as I had thought, go in peace.
Good, when I looked at your previous posts to me, I’m glad that you have decided to not pursue what you pinged me for, especially since it has nothing to do with this thread whatsoever.
The Catholics are doing just that. God Bless them.
Amen,. Thank you for posting this tribute to our Lord.
We will be in full Regalia tonight. Our Monsignor is celebrating his 60th Anniversary as a priest tonight and the Bishop of Washington is coming in for the Mass.
I have to agree with “left that other site”. I think there’s a real revival going on in the Catholic Church. They have been very vocal against a lot of things Obama and company have been trying to push. They have and continue to fight the pro-life fight. I salute their efforts and pray for them. They have been the voice of the Church in America when other denominations seem frustratingly silent. PTL!
Keep the tough guy act to yourself. And the insults too. No one here wants to hear it or should have to.
If you have too much of a problem with that, then you are not adult and mature enough for this forum.
Grow up. Or leave. Make up your mind, then stick to that.
I would certainly like to be a part of a procession to our capitol building in Salem, OR.
Are you aware of transubstantiation?
The substance of bread is transferred into the Body of Christ.
It is the Body of Christ that people are kneeling down for and worshipping.
God bless you as you learn more.
Thank you. And God bless you and yours, as well.
We all should be free to scrutinize doctrine, without fear. Through reading the Word and prayer, the Holy Spirit will reveal to us what is truth. But this Reagan guy is off the wall.
“I don’t know what his problem is.”
Really? You don’t think that “his problem” might be your irreverence toward God, His sacraments, and His Church?
ReaganÜberAlles, sorry, I should have pinged you to post # 37. My apologies.
This is amazing. May God bless those people who participated.