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THIS IS HOW ONE GROUP OF CATHOLICS RESPONDED TO CHANTS OF HAIL, SATAN! [PHOTOS]
Catholic Vote ^ | June 27, 2014 | THOMAS PETERS

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):

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What are you seeing? Let’s zoom in:

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Photo by Elizabeth McClung

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!

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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.

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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.

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I hope Catholics in other states consider doing something similar in their own capitols. Our faith is beautiful when we express it!

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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!


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1 posted on 06/28/2014 9:43:48 AM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 06/28/2014 9:44:09 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: ansel12

You will no doubt find this extremely gratifying.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 9:48:37 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: NYer

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Wouldn’t it be grand if processions took place in every town in America?


4 posted on 06/28/2014 9:50:05 AM PDT by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: mlizzy

For what purpose: worshipping a wafer or proclaiming the saving grace of Jesus Christ?


5 posted on 06/28/2014 9:54:26 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: mlizzy; NYer

How beautiful! If only more faithful Christians, whether Catholic or Protestant would boldly follow suit!


6 posted on 06/28/2014 9:54:32 AM PDT by spirited irish
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To: rabidralph

Why don’t you just count your sour grapes before they hatch.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 9:57:59 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: NYer

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.


8 posted on 06/28/2014 9:59:10 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: NYer

“Our faith is beautiful when we express it!”

Might have a hard time getting those sabers past the metal detectors though. :)


9 posted on 06/28/2014 10:04:11 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: mlizzy

.......especially after a “gay pride” march/parade!!!


10 posted on 06/28/2014 10:09:55 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: NYer

From “Hail Satan” to “Fail Satan.”


11 posted on 06/28/2014 10:10:06 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: DPMD

Excellent!


12 posted on 06/28/2014 10:14:17 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: PLMerite

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.


13 posted on 06/28/2014 10:15:54 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: rabidralph; mlizzy

We worship Christ and we proclaim Him. These two actions are not just compatible, they are indivisible.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 10:26:33 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Kyrie eleison (40x))
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To: rabidralph

You obviously just don’t get it.


15 posted on 06/28/2014 10:36:07 AM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

LOL! Thanks for the chuckle. I’ll have to remember that.


16 posted on 06/28/2014 11:00:44 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: slouper
publicly adored the Blessed Sacrament

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.

17 posted on 06/28/2014 11:03:43 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: spirited irish
Exactly! I'm so proud and happy to see the Catholic Church standing up and showing force. I agree that if only other religious denominations, Christians, Jews, Protestants, etc., would join forces and do the same. Most important is that the Catholic Church must not fall into the doctrine of liberalism in any form. It's been a slippery slope of late with some of the Pope's leftist commentary, but I pray that a wonderful, good man like John Paul II will one day be Pope..a very special, holy man, who believed in freedom and liberty and worked very hard toward those goals.
18 posted on 06/28/2014 11:06:22 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Don’t stalk people, and don’t start pinging them to threads to continue some personal grudge you have.


20 posted on 06/28/2014 11:24:07 AM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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