The Catholic Defender: After the 9 Day Novena on the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Deepertruth will get a head start beginning the Grace Force Novena that will begin on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August) and continues until October 7 2022.
This is a Novena dedicated for America. U.S. Grace Force with Fr. Richard Heilman and Doug Barry.
Doug Barry I have known for many years, he has been apart of EWTN's (Life on the Rock) and also part of the musical Catholic Outreach (Radix) with Eric Genuis both of whom are solid Catholics.
Eric is a world accomplish musician and Doug is great in pantomime the Passion of the Christ. That is a great one-two punch. This is a fantastic opportunity for devotion, prayer and good stories of faith and teachings. It is great to see Doug teaming up with Father Richard Heilman.
I served in the United States Army for over 26 years. I look forward beginning this new Novena. Be watching for Father Richard Heilman's podcast. I will try and help promote this podcast as well as Deepertruth.
There will be times when we cross-sect, and other times I will have my own agenda. September I will focus along with the 7 Sorrows of Mary Novena, October I will focus on the 15 promises praying the Rosary and This coming November
I will also conduct the Novena for the Poor Souls in Purgatory.
The importance for Christians to hold the line, that we are born for spiritual combat comes from the Vicar of Christ, Pope Leo XIII (1810 - 1903):
"To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or who entertains doubt as truth of what he professes to believe. The only ones who win when Christians stay "quiet" are the enemies of truth. The silence of Catholics is particularly disturbing because frequently a few bold words would have vanquished the false ideas."
Pope Leo XIII is very clear the importance of giving witness to the truth! Jesus said that He is the "Way, the Truth, and the Life"! That truth is not subject to the human will, but is the height the human will reaches towards. St. Peter gives this explanation:
"but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear: having a good conscience; that, wherein ye are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ."