This week we published a series of articles on the recent Harry Potter controversy and we wish to highlight them for your special attention in this week's newsletter.
How the Media is Spinning the Potter Book Banning Story

After consulting wit several exorcists, Rev. Daniel Reehil, pastor of St. Edward parish in Nashville, Tennessee, made the courageous decision to ban the enormously popular Harry Potter occult-fiction books from the school library. Instead of presenting all the facts about why he made this decision, the biased media is fueling Potter-fan outrage by keeping their reporting as shallow and nondescript as possible... Read more
Don’t Let the Media Define the Case Against Potter

Don’t wait for the media to give you a fair and balanced report on Harry Potter books and why a Catholic pastor from Tennessee decided they weren’t suited for the children in his school. Instead of presenting the priest’s side of the story, the media is using the opportunity to paint Potter foes as a pack of fringe-dwelling fanatics and doing everything in their power to avoid interviewing any of the esteemed experts who have spoken out against these books for fear of tarnishing the luster on their “golden calf” – Harry Potter... Read more

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Heavenly Fire: The Gift of Contemplation and Mystical Wisdom, Pt 1
With Dr. Anthony Lilles

From the introduction to its last page, Dr. Anthony Lilles’ book, Fire from Above, will hold you captive. 

With grace and astute expression, he takes us into the heart of the interior life to aid us in our journey to union with God. 

He answers questions to help us further mine the grace God desires we should know.
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Week of 09/09/19
The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare
With Johnnette Benkovic Williams and Thomas K. Sullivan

Week of 09/16/19
Our Fallen Away Loved Ones: Why Are They Leaving, Where are they Going
With Brandon Vogt

Week of 09/23/19
Charisms: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: The Gift of Tongues
With Patti Mansfield 

Week of 09/30/19
Our Lady Undoer of Knots: Untying Life's Tangles
With Marge Fenelon
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With Johnnette Benkovic Williams

Johnnette welcomes author and staff journalist Susan Brinkmann OCDS as they talk about wacky things that distract from the faith. 

This week they discuss the Girl Scouts. With school starting back many girls want to belong to this group- but should a Catholic be part of it? Sue highlights the hidden agenda of the Girl Scouts. 
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Passion of Christ
“Jesus prayed, preached and gave us the example of how we should live. But is that all He did to save the world? No, He saved it primarily by
His Passion and Death.”

-Emil Neubert, SM, STD

Today’s Reflection:

How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard?
“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?”
-Romans 10:14

Today’s Reflection:
Preparation for Total Consecration ~ Perfect Birthday Gift for Our Lady
There are times when a mere book can be life-changing. One such book is entitled True Devotion to Mary, by Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, a spiritual introduction to the Marian devotion known as Total Consecration to Our Lady.

How to Help Someone Who Has Died by Suicide  by  Susan Tassone
There’s always a sense of shock when someone close to us dies. The deeper our love, the more overwhelming our sorrow. That’s especially so when that death was sudden and unexpected.

Most of us experience that type of loss at some point in our lives, but in recent years more and more are facing the shock, grief, confusion, and searing sense of guilt when that someone takes their own life.

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October 19
Guild of Our Lady presents:
A Women's Day of Reflection
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Punta Gorda, Florida
Featuring Johnnette Benkovic Williams

November 15
What's Love Got to Do With It? A Marriage Retreat
Malvern Retreat House
Family Life Center
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Retreat Directors:
Johnnette Benkovic Williams
Jack Williams

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