Tuesday, April 28, 2009

You Stiff Necked People…

This is one of my favorite Scriptures to preach from in St. Luke's account of the Act's of the Apostles – 7:51 – 8:1.

The Truth hurts us a lot. When we see lies and falsehoods given to us each day in the Secular Media, we see it on Television and Advertisements of what we need to do to look good, feel better about ourselves; a pill for this and a pill for that. Suggestions of how we can further destroy not only ourselves, but the world God created for us to dwell in.

When we hear the Truth preached from the true Hero's, it hurts and we want to grind out teeth at them, talk about them, tear them down with our own words and actions, because their Truth does not make us 'feel good'. When in essence when we follow Christ, in a worldly sense, it rarely feels good. There is an old saying, "No Pain, No Gain", but there is Healing in our pain. It just might not come in the form that we wish for that Healing to come.

This is why we MUST have that 'Relationship' with Christ each and every day; we must pick up our Cross and follow Him. He suffered and died for all of us and when through pain so that we would not have to suffer and die in our own sinfulness especially in this Relativistic world we currently live in.

Yes there will be many who 'grind their teeth' at us, such as they did to the Deacon, St. Stephen, but "Filled with the Holy Spirit…" he looked up into Heaven and saw the Glory of God; I feel he saw the sweet and beautiful face of Jesus waiting for him beyond this world.

When we also are filled with the Holy Spirit, we do not feel the pains of this world, and we share in the Kingdom to come to us. St. Stephen saw the TRUE Bread of Life, the Bread come down from Heaven, Jesus Christ Himself. We too share in that Beatific Vision when we receive the Eucharist…the True Bread of Life, the New Manna from Heaven, sent for our Healing and relief of our suffering.

Keep on KEEPIN' on, because there is a Crown for us after this suffering in exile on Earth. The sweet beautiful face of Jesus is calling us; we must pick up our Cross EVERY DAY and show the Stiff Necked People of this world, the LOVE of Jesus Christ!

May the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you, now and forevermore…amen, Amen and AMEN!

Evangelist Richard Lane


Monday, April 27, 2009

Not My Will, but Thy Will Be Done…

There was a reason that Jesus told us "This is how you should pray…"

Oft times we are upset when we fail to reach a dream or goal in our lives that we have set. We take (should) the time to think out our dreams, design a road map, make lists, do's and don'ts, pro's and con's, how not to fail, etc. We discern and pray as well and sometimes, most times we believe that OUR dream is what God wants for us.

He has told us time and time again, "My ways are not your ways, my thoughts are not your thoughts…" and when we have our dreams snatched from our grasp, something crashes down upon us and utterly destroys everything we have dreamt of, then we tend to get mad at God and ask why did this happen? Why did YOU do this to me?

Have we accepted God's Will in our lives? Be careful what you pray for, because He will give it to you, IF it be His Will. God's Will is that we return Home to Him. It is also His Will that we serve others, love others, but most of all, love Him, with all of our Hearts, Minds and Souls. In doing this we WILL encounter Trials, Tribulations, Set Backs and Failures, but as they say, "A Set Back is a SET UP for a COME BACK!"

When we move in God's Will, we should understand that things WILL change for us, but WE have to be willing to make the needed Changes in our own lives that God desires of us. This Change in our lives will cause us hurt, disappointment, pain and anguish, but we must realize that what God has for us is so much more than we could ever imagine for our own lives.

It is a daily change we must experience, and we must understand and recognize that God's Will, WILL BE DONE, despite out own Will, IF we are moving in the Spirit.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His ONLY Son…", so that we could make that Change, so that we CAN move in His Will in our lives, so that through the suffering and pain we experience daily, WE ARE BEING SET UP – SET UP for GLORY – Eternal Glory with the Father.

"Father, may Your Will continue to be done in my life…despite my own Will. Give me the Grace to understand, the Love to accept it, and the Wisdom to Understand Your Desires, for me."

Catholic Evangelist Richard Lane

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

"I Love love" - Out of the Mouths of Babes...

I recently received an email from a dear Sister in Christ in Denver who shared with me this wonderful Poem, written by her 7 year old God-Son, Josiah.
He will be making his first Holy Communion on May 3, 2009 and we would ask for all of your prayers that they Holy Spirit will Fill Josiah even more through this, the Greatest Grace, of beging able to receive our Blessed Lord in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
I pray you are touched by the Holy Spirit though the Prophetic Words of this young Servant of God;
"I Love love"
"I love love.
Love makes me happy.
Happiness makes me joyful.
Joyful makes me playful.
Playful makes me friends.
Friends make me friendly.
Friendly makes me have relationships.
Relationships make peace.
I love peace."

Josiah, Age 7
Please join us in continued prayer for Josiah, who will be having open heart surgery in July of 2009. Please pray for him, please dedicate Masses to his Healing, and also please pray for his family, that they may be strengthed through this trial, and receive the Grace of Peace through an extreme outpouring of Grace, from the Holy Spirit.
PLEASE FORWARD THE LINK TO THIS BLOG TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW, to solicit MORE prayers for young Josiah as well as his family. It is through the prayer of the Faithful ones that we claim VICTORY - in the Name of Jesus - that the Father may continue to be Glorified! Praise be Jesus Christ, now and forever more....and let the Church say... amen, Amen and AMEN!
God bless you brother Josiah, we love you, we Love love, and you KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON MY BROTHER!!!
Catholic Evangelist Richard Lane
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"THEY" said Embryonic Stem Cell Research was not for cloning...

You know what "they" say; "They" said the world is coming to an end in 2012; "They" say they have seen Elvis on a deserted island; "They" said it was for CURES and not Human Cloning! Well here is a prime example of why "THEY" should not allow Embryonic Stem Cell Research, because it requires Doctors with Ethics and clearly this one has no Ethics.

Fertility expert: 'I can clone a human being'
Controversial doctor filmed creating embryos before injecting them into wombs of women wanting cloned babies...

Unfortunately it is only a matter of time until someone from the United States catches on to this and begins doing these abominable experiments in our own land.

This is a travesty, people who believe they are God, creating and playing with Life that is given to us by the Creator and NO ONE ELSE! This is purely for self glorification as well as money for this doctor doing these horrendous experiments.

This is exactly why we not only need Laws enacted in this Country Banning Embryonic Stem Cell Research but also around the WORLD. Life can only and SHOULD ONLY be given through God, through the procreation of a Husband and Wife. YES...family... HUSBAND AND WIFE!!!

God help us.

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There is a New Catholic Evangelist coming to St. Louis!!!

It is so nice to know that there will be another Catholic Evangelist in St. Louis very soon.

As you might already know, Archbishop Elect Robert Carlson, formerly Bishop of Saginaw, Michigan, will be the 10th Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. A date has not yet been set for his installation at the time of this blog.

So much has been said about this man of God over the past several days on line as well as through blogs and conversations in and around the St. Louis metro area. I personally reached out to a dear friend and brother in Christ who is a Catholic Bishop in one of the Southern State Dioceses, who called Archbishop Elect Carlson a "nononsense type of guy, what you see is what you get". Bishop Carlson was further catagorized as very "Spiritual and Pastoral", which is excactly what we need here in St. Louis.

Bishop Carlson will succeed a true Giant in the Catholic Church both here and abroad in Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, who in my humble opinion was and truly is a wonderful Spritual Father and great Shepherd. He was a very quite and reserve man in public, who (to my knowledge) never raised his voice even amid strong and fierce criticizm that was truly unjust and undeserved, but as a true Man of God, Archbishop Burke would continue to offer it up, pray for those who said what they said and he NEVER waivered from the Truth.

I recently came across an article on The Catholic Spirit which called Archbishop Elect Carlson an Evangelist! Praise the LORD for another Catholic Evangelist in St. Louis! The article continued in saying, “[Archbishop Carlson] is a bishop, but he’s also an evangelist. He’s not afraid to proclaim the Gospel and invite people to make a response,” the article stated. “He’s got a missionary mentality. He wants to see the church grow and thrive.”

This is exactly what St. Louis needs as well as the rest of the Catholic Community in the United States. The key is not just to proclaim the Gospel, but to invite people to make a response. This, in my opinion, is where we as Catholic's lack in not being more invitational to others, reaching out and inviting them to fellowhip with us and especially just inviting others and Catholic's as well, to have that 'relationship' with Christ. I have spoken and even preached on this many times, that we as Catholic's have to have a 'deep, intimate relationship with Christ', we have to welcome Him into our lives; every aspect of our lives and not keep Him locked in a box at Church.

It pleases my heart to know their will be a Shepherd coming to St. Louis who truly understands the 'relationship' aspect with Christ in the Eucharist and reaching out to others, Catholics and non-Catholics alike. We (Catholics) must learn to be more invitational to others if we are going to fulfill Christ's Missionary Mandate to us.

Evangelist Carlson, (Your Excellency), thank you for coming, thank you for saying Yes and thank you for your leadership. We welcome you with open arms and look forward to serving our community with a deeper love of Christ, through your leadership and your example.

Praise be Jesus Christ now and forevermore... let the Church say...AMEN!

Catholic Evangelist Richard Lane

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

St. Louis has a New Shepherd. Archbishop Elect Robert J. Carlson…

We thank our Holy Father so much for not forgetting about us and giving St. Louis its 10th Archbishop.

Archbishop Carlson comes to us from the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, and he was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Bishop Robert J. Hermann, Archdiocesan Administrator for St. Louis, called Archbishop-elect Carlson "a very energetic, articulate, warm and gifted pastor and administrator. He thinks and works with the Church he loves, and will continue to build upon the legacy of his predecessors here in St. Louis."

Archbishop–elect Carlson was installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw on February 24, 2005 at the direction of Pope John Paul II. A native of Minneapolis, MN, he was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1970 for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He was later ordained as an auxiliary bishop for his home archdiocese on January 11, 1984 and went on to serve as Bishop of Sioux Falls, SD, from 1994 to 2005.

We will be updating this posting throughout the day as more information is available. Ongoing coverage of the day's events will also take place on the new 
Saint Louis Review website. Be sure to check back often!

More Information about Archbishop-Elect Robert J. Carlson:

Friday, April 17, 2009

St. Alphonsus Liguori Rock Church - Renovations

The above are pictures of the Main / High Altar and our new Crucifix.

Not much has changed estetically with the Church, the only major difference is the Chior is no longer in front of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, they are now in front of the St. Martin de Porress Altar. We also have kneelers in the Church FINALLY, and we are all able to kneel at the proper time. The major challenge now is to inform our Parishioners, WHEN that time is.

The first Sunday back in the renovated Parish was Palm Sunday. I will add more pictures from the Easter Vigil in a few days.
God bless.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009


What a GLORIOUS DAY today! 20 months in the making, we (St. Alphonsus Liguori "Rock" Family) are finally back in our Church. For those of you who do not know or don't remember, Thursday August 16, 2007, our 140 year old Parish was hit by lightning and caused over 11 million dollars in fire and water damage.

Today at 5pm was the FIRST Mass we had back in the new Church and we are so very thankful. Not much has changed aesthetically, but it looks VERY Fresh. We are TRULY blessed. Pictures will follow, tomorrow.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

“Water Into Wine – Living the Sacraments – Final Day…

Yet another GLORIOUS DAY was had here in St. Inigoes, Maryland at St. Peter Claver Parish.

Fr. Scott Woods and I had a surprise for those that walked into the Parish this evening. JESUS WAS WAITING FOR THEM IN THE MONSTRANCE! Fr. Scott allowed me to assist him in the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and what a beautiful ceremony it was, to Glorify our Eucharistic Lord. After Exposition we had Benediction which Fr. Scott Chanted the Sacred Words, oh how GLORIOUS it was. Showing off the True Diverseness of our Faith.

When things got fired up there was a youth Choir and Men's Choir who really did an outstanding JOB. Thank you to both groups for showcasing your God given talents.

We did a great review of the first two days and then got into the message for this day. GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES, living out your Sacramental Call to the Church. How do we live out our call, by preaching the Gospel in how we live our lives.

Thank you, thank you, thank you St. Peter Claver for your blessings upon me.

God bless you.

Qorban Ministries