For Peter and the other disciples – but for us too! – the cross is a ‘hindrance’, whereas Jesus considers the ‘hindrance’ escaping the cross, which would mean avoiding the Father’s will, the mission that the Father has entrusted to Him for our salvation. #GospelOfTheDayPope Francis
I’M SISTER SIMONE CAMPBELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NETWORK AND LEADER OF NUNS ON THE BUS.Sister Simone Campbell at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
GOOD EVENING. I AM SISTER DEDE BYRNE, AND I BELONG TO THE COMMUNITY OF THE LITTLE WORKERS OF THE SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY.Sister Dede Byrne at the 2020 Republican National Convention
how do i know if i am doing GOD’s will or just being deceived?
You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped;JER 20:7
TONIGHT MARKS AN IMPORTANT NEXT CHAPTER IN OUR STORY OF WHO WE WILL BECOME AS A NATION. SO I SPEAK TO YOU WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY AND HOPE, KNOWING THE DIFFICULT WORK AHEAD, GROUNDED IN MY FAITH.Sister Simone Campbell at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
I MUST CONFESS THAT I RECENTLY PRAYED WHILE IN CHAPEL, BEGGING GOD TO ALLOW ME TO BE A VOICE, AN INSTRUMENT FOR HUMAN LIFE.Sister Dede Byrne at the 2020 Republican National Convention
are my actions stemming from an intimate relationship with GOD or a god?
R. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.
O God, you are my God whom I seek;PS 63:2
THE VERY FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THE SCRIPTURE THAT INFORMS THE THREE ABRAHAMIC TRADITIONS TELLS US: THE DIVINE SPIRIT BREATHED OVER THE WATERS OF CHAOS AND BROUGHT FORTH A NEW CREATION. ENCOURAGED BY THIS PROMISE THAT A NEW CREATION CAN COME FROM CHAOS, LET US PRAY:Sister Simone Campbell at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
AND WHILE WE TEND TO THINK OF THE MARGINALIZED AS LIVING BEYOND OUR BORDERS, THE TRUTH IS THE LARGEST MARGINALIZED GROUP IN THE WORLD CAN BE FOUND HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE THE UNBORN.Sister Dede Byrne at the 2020 Republican National Convention
which of all the current causes should i take notice, make sacrifices and offer petitions?
I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God,
to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,
holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship.ROM 12:1
DURING THE WEEKS AND MONTHS AHEAD, STIR OUR HEARTS AND MINDS THAT WE MIGHT FIGHT FOR A VISION THAT IS WORTHY OF YOU AND YOUR CALL TO HONOR THE DIGNITY OF ALL OF YOUR CREATION.Sister Simone Campbell at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
AS FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST, WE ARE CALLED TO STAND UP FOR LIFE AGAINST THE POLITICALLY CORRECT OR FASHIONABLE OF TODAY. WE MUST FIGHT AGAINST A LEGISLATIVE AGENDA THAT SUPPORTS AND EVEN CELEBRATES DESTROYING LIFE IN THE WOMB. KEEP IN MIND, THE LAWS WE CREATE DEFINE HOW WE SEE OUR HUMANITY.Sister Dede Byrne at the 2020 Republican National Convention
there is a wide array of voices calling out and offering me hope; to what one do i listen?
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
that we may know what is the hope
that belongs to our call.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.See EPH 1: 17-18
O SPIRIT, BREATHE IN US AND OUR LEADERS A NEW RESOLVE…THAT COMMITTED TO THIS NEW AMERICAN PROMISE, WE WILL WORK TOGETHER TO BUILD A NATIONAL COMMUNITY GROUNDED IN HEALING, FEARLESSLY BASED ON TRUTH, AND LIVING OUT OF A SENSE OF SHARED RESPONSIBILITY.Sister Simone Campbell at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
WHICH BRINGS ME TO WHY I AM HERE TODAY. DONALD TRUMP IS THE MOST PRO-LIFE PRESIDENT THIS NATION HAS EVER HAD, DEFENDING LIFE AT ALL STAGES. HIS BELIEF IN THE SANCTITY OF LIFE TRANSCENDS POLITICS. PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL STAND UP AGAINST BIDEN-HARRIS, WHO ARE THE MOST ANTI-LIFE PRESIDENTIAL TICKET EVER, EVEN SUPPORTING THE HORRORS OF LATE-TERM ABORTION AND INFANTICIDE.Sister Dede Byrne at the 2020 Republican National Convention
am i saving my soul if the cross i take up is one of my own choosing?
Then Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him,
“God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you.”
He turned and said to Peter,
“Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me.
You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”MT 16:22-23