Personal Ordinariate (ordination) for other protestants…

On another web site I attend from time to time had a unique question and it deals with one being called by God into His service. And although I kinda take the long way around the bush, I’m sure you will understand what I mean…

Personal Ordinariate (ordination) for other protestants.
Brothers and Sisters, Please allow me to introduce my self, I am, Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley and I have a few thoughts of my own for this topic and question and so I regress. Although I am new to your forum, I am not new to the word of God. So with that said here’s my opinion on this subject, and yet I will only clip the tip of this question with my response.

Part of what is wrong with the “church” today is that it is so traditional and bogged down with each of it’s own bureaucracy that it takes years to make a decision. Unless the issue is the almighty dollar.

As an example I refer to the Vatican being extremely quick to displace several thousands of loyal Catholic worshipers by a forced, no bending policy and deadline to close many churches down and start selling them off to other faiths here in Northeast Ohio. And yes, there are a few appeals that have been sent along with petitions to try and stop this. Even when it is proven that some of these community churches can stand on their own merit as presented on their fiscal spread sheets.

However, that latter part is not so disturbing. It is within their power to do what ever they want. For them to say on one hand, we need more Priests in the ministry. And then displace thousands, isn’t the best business strategy to use under the circumstances. It’s like I said folks, there have been families that have been associated with the same congregation and church for four or five decades or even longer.

The process should be simple for if you feel that you are being called into the Saviors service, than all you need to do is personally or in secret, acknowledge and claim your faith is based on His teachings. Then by all means start ministering. I refer my remarks here to, and I am sure most of you know it, and that is the Gospel according to John: ch. 15, verse 16. (“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and “ordained you” that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”)…There are several more that back this up and I am a firm believer that we need to expedite the process as quickly as possible.

If for nothing else it is because there is so much that has to be done throughout the world, where I hear Christian and non-Christians clamoring for more of the Fathers teachings. If we were to wait for a formal process of traditionalism to play out, I feel it would be to late.

So I ask you, which do you think Christ would want you to do? Then and only then, when you are absolutely sure make your decision based on the council of Him and not mankind. For their will be a time for a formal ordination in the future, but you all probably know this already.

Oh, yes, I could have just typed John, ch. 15, verse. 16 and left it at that. But a forum is to bring ideas together and cause one to look deep inside themselves for answers. And those answers would be the soft awareness of the Holy Spirit trying to lead you down the path that Father wants for you. Yet, the choice is always yours. I am also pretty sure that another verse should go here and it is Matthew ch. 22, verse 14. ( “Many are called, but few are chosen.” ). So I ask one final question of you and that being, why not answer the call. For you and only you will know that it is God calling you out…

No matter what you decide to do I will pray that all who read this are blessed and that one should answer the call, for it most likely will be our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the other end… 😉

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Bishop Andrew

A Cause Worth Fighting For!

I’m not sure if you have heard of a group called the, national pro-life alliance, you should check them out because they really can use your help.

It seems to me like a life time and or at least for as long as I can remember that this feud has been going on. Pro-life folks on one side and Pro-choice on the other. All I know and feel in my heart is that I would like to see that laws that protect human rights be carried to the point of conception. If not than in my heart it tells me it murder. And by Gods grace I understand what is meant by thou shall not kill.

We have many fine organizations that stand up for human rights but I ask, where are those folks now. What ever happened to the folks that have tried to voice their opinion on the issue, have they got permanent laryngitis? I don’t get it!

We the conservative right have given in on so much and for so long, that I’m afraid that we’ve lost our will to draw a line in the sand and stand up for that which we know is right. That is, what is right in the sight of God, and the world. Here we are fighting for about every cause that has ever needed a cause to fight for. And federal legislation has been adopted and now is enforced not only here in the “good Ole US of A” but internationally as well. But on this one issue there seems to be no end.

Well it’s that thinking that is tearing down the moral factor of this great nation known for “equal rights” who I ask is speaking for them that can not? I know I am! We pass laws to protect children of all ages with things like the Amber alert system and Megan’s law and so many more. There is no doubt in my heart and mind that an international law banning human trafficking will pass before a ruling or law is past to help protect the (unborn child).

It is those very two last words, that both sides agree on. “( the unborn child or fetus) which means the same thing. And yet the pro-choice movement seems to be gaining the upper hand in this verbal wrestling match. Look I am only willing to concede on four factors of this issue. So listen up all of you pro-choice advocates, It seems logical to consider other ways of handling the situation, that is rather than yelling and screaming and pouting because you aren’t getting your way. The four things that I agree with in your argument are these and only these. 1) in case of rape (at any age when conception is identified and before it hits any other stage of development). 2) in the case of incest, and again only if all other avenues are exhausted. 3) in the case of the mother to be, may die if and only if proven, will case her death. And number 4) if the infant will die before, during or immediately after the child is delivered if it were to go to full stage and also only if all other avenues are exhausted. Such as adoption, or plan parenthood or the such. This would include by any means, be it natural child birth or induced child birth or lastly by “C-section”. Outside of that, I draw the line in the sand.

Folks, please, hear me loud and clearly, I will continue to stand up for the right to life. That is to say, every time this issue comes up. I myself as well, I’m sure hundreds of thousands if not millions and maybe a few billions of folks world wide, would like to see this issued agreed upon sometime in our life time.

It seems as I have stated, a logical understanding of what is life and for what we as human beings need to stand for. I mean lets get real here for a moment. You can not deny that here in the USA as well as around the world there are organizations that protect most everything imaginable. So I ask why is it so difficult to come to any agreement?

If you have a valid argument them fine, bring it. But as we are willing to listen to you, then you will have to give us the same respect. In other words, lets deal with this issue once and for all. I’m sure many of the pro-life folks as well as the pro-choice would like to see an end to this argument and a law in place that will stand the test of time. So what do you say? I say lets talk.

Now for us pro-life folks I recently signed an on-line petition that will be added with others and sent to the Congress and Senate. I did this because I was lead to do so. There are many programs and campaigns out there that need some volunteering, or taking a moment and signing a petition or even working in programs that “educate” folks on both sides of an issue.

When I was about 25 years old I personally worked on a campaign that dealt with the organizing or several hundred hours of video tapes of actual abortions. And yes maybe now both sides can see why I take such a bold and hard headed stand on this issue. What I did was organize this videos into categories. Categories that would be understandable and acceptable for most any age group that watched them. I had to make sure that no one would take offense to the educational process.

I had broken them down into three categories, 1) effective and acceptable for teens and adolescents, 2) for the parents and other organizations that were wanting to aid them in getting the message across and to have a better visual concept of what the process of an actual abortion was at any stage and by any means possible. And for number 3) I had organized them for the “professional”, like Doctors, Attorneys, Clergy, and planned parenting groups as well as councilors that dealt with individuals that either were contemplating an abortion, or aid those to deal with the trauma and fact of what they had just done.

I’d like to reiterate this last point for you, because the average person can only imagine what that individual is going through. That is, mentally, physically, emotionally and in a lot of cases, spiritually speaking. No offense here intended, but really, unless you have been through the actual process or had to directly deal with an individual that just went through the process than you have no right to pass judgment on the issue. An opinion yes, but to be fanatical about the issue. NO! You don’t have the right to incite.

This is the greatest country in the world and we have rights that only some, in other parts of the world can only imagine. So I ask this question directly towards you, the loud mouth that is the boisterous one that incites rather than gather peaceably in making your point. It is your attitude that needs to be remanded and removed from demonstrating.

Hold your own demonstration, put your name on the permit to hold an event. Just make sure that you take out enough insurance to cover the damages when it gets out of control. It will be no one else but your own fault. But then again I reckon you are to much of an instigator to be responsible in a peaceful way.

As for anyone now on both side of the issue, you to can not relate to the level of “ torture” that, that fetus goes through when the instruments are use to “extract ” the helpless and innocent. I can! And it ain’t “ humane.” !!! It is plain, down right “murder.”

Non of you have any idea unless you have taken the time to “truly educate” yourself with “ unbiased,” facts. Then and only then can one truly debate this issue. As for me working with the videos, I must say that it was an eye opener. And yes, I could get very, very graphic in my explanation of what I witnessed through those “hundred plus hours” of categorization. But I won’t unless it becomes necessary.

Yet I know that there are tens of thousands of other professionals that deal with or have dealt with this issue first had. That’s to say could maybe do a better job of explaining the procedure to both sides.

Listen, in any sport that uses a coin toss to choose which side plays offense and the other plays defense. But then, the other side gets to now play offense and yet the other one plays defense. This goes on until one wins. But in this case, is not it kinda like the same thing? It seems like much the same. Doesn’t it seem to kinda work the same way? At least for the most part?

One side yells their belief and the other side counters with yelling their side on the issues. So I ask you Pro-life folks is this the only way to resolve such an important situation? What I mean is, and I mean it for you Pro- choice folks as well and that is “ has it gotten us any further in solving the question?” NO! It has not. So then, why not put both sides of the issue on the ballot and let the “people decide the out come?”

No matter what the out come is, the other side should be proud enough to say, we put out our best and it just wasn’t enough to get the law enacted. But like with any law, there are ones that we except and obey, and there are ones that we wish were not laws at all. But no matter what, for the most part we obey them just the same. At least the majority of us do. So please, take the time to voice your opinion through the petition process, It is a very, very effective way to get a final result. Which is what we all really want, isn’t it?

As for all that read or hear this message and request, please do not take offense in any way, for I am just trying to find an end to the means through communication. There is no fighting, no shouting, no physical protest, even if it is our constitutional right to do so. There is no reason we can’t present both sides of this issue before the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary branches now, when they really need to show us, the American people some action to what we all want. And yet still stay within the freedom of rights to not only the mother to be, but to the child that is.

If you decide to want to get involved than by all means get involved until the issue is resolved. To start please, contact Mr. Martin Fox, President of the National Pro-Life Alliance, and ask how you can help or get involved. Even if that involvement is starting a grass roots program to take this issue to every corner of America. Lets turn up the heat a bit, and I don’t mean in a literal since of the words turn up the heat, but rather to just be dedicated to which ever side of the issue you think is worth the time and energy to make a difference. This issue needs to be dealt with once and for all.

And here is one place you can start…
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Sincerely, Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley, DD., O.S.P., and the O.S.M.
Patriarch of the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry,
Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross , and also the
Independent Catholic Churches International.

ATTENTION…Ladies and Gentlemen…Boys and Girls…FYI…PSA.

Starting Wednesday February 1st, catch the debut of a new Internet Radio Program
Hosted by yours truly, and titled ~ My Prayer Closet ~ it will not air ~ on the Christian Warrior Network but rather the Universal Life Church world headquarters So please, see the following information below for further details…

My Prayer Closet

Sponsored by the
Universal Life Church World Headquarters
Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.P.
Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross

Welcome to, My Prayer Closet.

This prayer group is based on Christ’ remarks recorded in the book of Matthew: chapter 6, verse 6 which states “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

So my prayer closet, is your prayer closet. In this case it is just as much as a real place to come and pray as it is that secret place in your heart. Some people come for the since of unity, some come because of a certain need in their life and some come to my prayer closet because they maybe lead here. It is that secret place where all of Gods chosen are welcome. It is not about being of one faith or another. It is about coming and paying homage to the one who loves you and provides for you. It is a place to come and meditate on the promises of Christ. Promises, such as the one found in the book of John: chapter 14 verse 14 which says, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”

The reason we get together in my closet is not only to pray, although that is what the group is for, praying. But for praying for ourselves, praying for our friends and family, praying for the Lord and asking Him to intervene on our behalf. For it is written in Matthew: chapter 18 verse 20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

So as you can see, my prayer closet is about faith and gaining it in abundance. It is away for one to show unconditional Christian love for another. For my prayer closet is knowing without a doubt that by faith all things are possible.

So I ask, will you join your Christian brothers and sisters in my prayer closet. Will you take just a few minutes and make time to pray with us. Remember, time is a commodity and should not be wasted. By praying with us you show Christ, how much you love Him and more so, how much you respect Him and are thankful for the opportunity to come and pray with Him.

I look forward to you joining us here at my prayer closet and until then, may God bless you and keep you ever so close all the days of your life. Sincerely, Bp. Andrew

My Prayer Closet

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Is Your Halo Tarnished?

First I would like to say seasons greetings to everyone and thank you for taking a moment to read this, for it is in the true spirit of the season that I give this message to all who may need a little help, in and for a new year.

I came across this wonderful but sad poem the other day along with this very expressive picture and, it falls right in line to what this message will challenge in you spiritually speaking.

~ Broken Halos and Wings ~

My halo has plummeted
And I have broken both my wings
I don’t think I will ever be the same again
As I no longer have these things

Yesterday I was young and innocent
I had never been kissed
Now I have fallen and can’t find my way
And my innocence has gone amiss

What happened to the young girl
Who looked upon the world with starry eyes
Who always told the truth and never felt the need to lie
I am afraid she has been exposed to this world

It is a shame that growing up our innocence does take
And how our halo’s plummet from our brow
The way in which our wings do break
And we lose that trusting heart we have somehow

Neva Flores 2010

Thank you, for your artistic view, and poetry. You truly have a God given gift.

As many of you know I enjoy starting my messages with a question and this message is no exception. So with that said, the question is “when was the last time you took your “halo” off to looked at it? Is it still as shinny as the day you got it? And or do you even have a “halo?’ I ask these questions for a specific reason, that being each one takes a different answer. I will add here a word of caution, that being for you not to answer the questions in hast. For when we are finished I am sure you will be asking these very questions of yourself and contemplating your answer more carefully as well.

Anyways, I do not know about you but every once and a while I have to take mine off and use a wee bit of brass-o and elbow grease on it, so as to make it shiny. By the way, for the lay person that reads this consider the term “brass-o” to mean choices we make and the “elbow grease” means to implement or to act on that choice.” Just make sure to put your “halo” back on when your done polishing it up. And with that said it brings me to what this message is about.

The other day I came across an unknown artistic rendition of our Lord and Savior kneeling at a large rock gazing up into the heavens with his hands clinched. So much so, you could almost see his knuckles turning white as he prayed. His eyes were fixed on the heavens with great passion, as if waiting for an answer to the many questions that must be flying through his mind. But what struck me the most was the image of his halo that looked more like a crown upon his head, and how bright and clearly it shined.

I can not but wonder with awe, what patience this artiest must have had in order to paint just this one part. Although there are thousands of renditions of Christ out in the world, this one painting (in my opinion) has to be one of the best of Christ ever made. But as I said it is just my opinion. The image that I am speaking of is one that many of you know and that is of Christ praying the “Lords Prayer” in the Garden of Gethsemane. I wish to thank the (St. for putting it out on the world wide web for the world to gaze upon and reflect upon.

As I gazed upon it I started wondering if I had a halo, and if it shined as bright as that of our Lord Jesus. The more I thought about it, the more questions I started to ask. But ask of whom? Of me, of someone I care about, a stranger that I may have come across at some other point in my journey in life.

Then it hit me, and as the realization sank in more and more, I started to reflect on those things that I need to have forgiveness for. Oh, don’t get to bent here, for we all have sinned, and we all have fallen or at least stumbled at some point. But the more I thought about the condition of my halo, I started to worry about everyone else too.

As a father, as a grandfather and as a Shepard of his flock trusted to me, I began to see that I needed to take my halo off and look at it long and hard. What is it that you may have thought I found? What I found surprised me at first glance but as I looked closer, I saw much, much more. One of the most important things I noticed was that there were many scratches, chips, dings and dents in it, you might as well say that there were many imperfections on it. And yet, as I looked even closer I began to see my own soul, my own salvation and I was saddened to see how tarnished it had become. Although, each year that has gone by brings it’s own triumphs, it also showed those times when I found myself in less than his perfect light. What I can tell you here is that as I reflected on Christs halo, I began to see that I had a long way to go to be pleasing unto the one who has given me so much. I guess that is what reflection is all about.

We need to remember that this is the perfect time of the year to reflect, especially as we prepare to start a new year. Not only is it a time of the year that brings family, friends, and co-workers together, we need to take time in the mites of all the hustle and bustle, to make time. I assure you, it is more important to prepare and do this form of reflection, as it is to be swept up in all the glitz and glamor of the season. Keep also in mind that as you open your gifts and gaze upon them that the gift of self awareness is one that you can use for a lifetime. So when your done opening those gifts and you are about to throw away all the wrapping paper, boxes and other pieces of trash, be sure you don’t throw away this gift from above.

As we celebrate the anniversary birthday, of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the beginning of a new year, we must, greet them both with great expectations and those expectations should ring out loudly. Sorta like the mighty church bell, chiming on a cold and quite Christmas morn.

When reflecting on all the sights and sounds of the holiday, it becomes easy to get so caught up in the moment that the experiences around us can often negate what is just underneath the surface. It is human nature to block out, the pain and suffering that is always there. And your right, Christ said that the poor and less fortunate will always be with us, so why then should we allow mixed emotions and even some less than pleasant memories dampen what is supposed to be a joyous time of the year? It is quite simple, and it is what I have been talking about all along. It is a time for reflection and yes, many times, reflecting hurts. Please don’t be selfish in your reflections, it is proper to take notice of everything around you. Even those things that we may see in someone else. For this is a time to deal with feelings. And when you recognize someones suffering or misfortune, you begin to take a little elbow grease to that halo of yours. Take time to notice the subtleties in human nature. For many times folks remark that they “never say the warning signs”, that caused a tragedy. Always keep in mind that some folks put up a good front or hide the emotional suffering they may have, and by you seeing through their fa-sod, and doing something about it, have just made your halo a bit brighter. Besides, when you do for others in a less than perfect situation, it makes you feel good about yourself. Just make sure that your not one of those people that boast about what you did for someone else. For it is said, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand has done.

Now for most, it is a gay old time of celebration and then, there are some that it does not matter who, what, where, when or even why, care about getting warped up in all of the hoopla. The season may annoy them no matter how hard one tries to cheer them up or help them out. Just do what you can and leave the rest up to the Holy Spirit to handle. You, by doing so have planted the seed of Christian love and it is not always you, that is to bring in the harvest. Remember it is being that Christ like light on the table that is important, not what may seem like a lack of appreciation on the other individuals part.

Granted this time of year can be a trying time, a lonely time, a depressing time when one is not in a mood to celebrate the festivities for personal reasons. The holidays to them, is a painful time and a time for them to recall their hurt more so than their gaiety. Yes, I am sure there are quite a few Scrooges and Grinch’s among us. However, I am equally as sure that there are many who can see through the smoke screen and with great compassion, and greet adversity head on, no matter where they find it.

It is difficult to say just how anyone is feeling at any point in time but, there are indicators we can watch for. Body language is one of the most prevalent and easiest to notice. Another one is facial expression and yet another is attitude or it can be an act of isolation or interest in ones character that could give us an indication that something is wrong.. That is to say if someone you know is not acting like, they normally do. I am sure, there are a few more traits and observations that I have forgotten to identify here but more so, any of the fore mentioned can aid us in recognizing problems and changes within our own environment. It is what we do next and with that information that can make a difference in our lives as well as to those around us.

At times it is like a guessing game when we try to figure out things and yet not all of us are good investigators. Note first what needs to be done, is an in depth examination of ourselves first (looking deep into our own halo). The bible states this to be quite plain, in such a case, and for those that are not sure what I mean, then look at the book of Matthew chapter 7 verse 3, it reads like this, “And why do you look at the speck in your brothers eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?” (nkjv). To most folks this is self evident and with that said, most people today don’t mind sticking their “nose” into someones business, weather it is asked for or not.

You know the old saying, “The road in life is paved with good intentions”, and how true it really is. But, is that truth of ones involvement given with the right intention or other wise?
For here is the real answer to this question, we need to ask ourselves “am I, the right person to make a decision that can possible change or even destroy someones life forever, because of my “intention or observation”? When we do this self awareness first, then and only then can we “remove the speck from someones eye, in order to see clearly the problem”. Intention can be taken by others as good or bad and the question will always be asked in one way or another, does the intent behind the action justify the means.

When someone does something to someone else just because they can be anonymous it becomes a very dangerous step. That is speaking from a form of ones salvation, ( sorry, I feel the need to stress that word of caution once again) and that being to quote another scripture. This time look at the book of Matthew again and really study the verses around chapter 7, verse 1. It’s pretty simple to comprehend but one many don’t feel pertains to them. Yet this is why I feel so compelled to bring it up. Our judgment is unalienable, this one little verse should speak volumes but maybe some folks and yes maybe even you yourself just don’t care to except or rather “heed these verses as a warning”. It is this attitude that will cost more than what you or that other individual may want to pay. Meaning losing your salvation and spending an eternity in hell. Just because of one act or compulsion.

This is not a joke, although some may not be so concerned with sticking their nose some place where they maybe acting on limited information or maybe even on a piece of gossip that they may feel is coming from a reliable source. Please, please I plead with those that this part of the topic is eluding to, to be slower to make that phone call that may cause a fellow human being such anguish. I speak as an authority for a reason that I know first hand what damage can be do to a family or individual. Keep in mind that you may not like it happening to you so why do it to someone else? No. I am not talking about blatant things that would need involvement, rather if it is a case that requires immediate action do to it being “life or death”, then make your call to 911, rather than say, social services or maybe even family services. If it is truly something that you feel needs to be addressed, then call the proper authorities. In that way the person or persons life you may be helping or even ruining, will have the opportunity to face you, the accuser. Remember it is a whole different ball game when you give someone that opportunity. And if you heed my words, will be more cautious before making that call to judgment. I’m sure if the shoe were on the other foot, you to would want to who is making decisions on your behalf, weather you like it or not. Question is, who gave them the right to be “judge and jury” over your life and or why you think you have the right to be “judge and jury” on their life?

See doing that which we know is right, takes on a whole new level than when one “hides behind anonymous like a cowered”, and that is what it is. A cowardly act! There is so much more that can be alluded to when examining your own “halo” that needs attention than giving attention to doing the devils work. Oh, and if I have offended anyone here with these remarks, than please take under advisement, that you maybe under what we ministers call “conviction” and that it is not unhealthy to examine ones acts but in some countries what we take for granted as “freedom” here in the U.S.A., could cost you your life, somewhere else in the world.

So pray for yourself if you take offense, my words are not meant to hurt anyone, but rather wake up a few instead. And keep in mind those that you might be effecting by accusing unjustly. And if you are offended then you need to take your “halo” off and examine it real, no really, really close. Because karma is a very real thing and life can be like a viper and turn on you and bite back. Use your head and your heart more. For it is one thing for someone who is not a Christian to do such things but for those of you who confess to be a Christian, it is better to side on the side of caution first and for most. For it is a life eternal in true hell and damnation that is what is at hand. Not the other way around, being an eternity in bliss and happiness with our Lord and savior along with loved ones and other heavenly hosts.

Keep in mind again, that this is just one of many things we who call our selves “Christian” need to be concerned with. We should, when influence can be initiated, try to curve those that act ere-rationally in their life. Granted the old adage that misery loves company might be true but a Christian act of love will go far more easier for one who sticks their nose somewhere they aught not.

Once one examines their own halo more closely, they begin to realize that they are not perfect and that maybe even they them self, actually might be the one who really needs the help to clean that tarnish off your own “halo”. Which brings me to my next point. That this is what the “elders” of the body of Christ are to do. They are called to be a mentor and lead those that may not be as deeply spiritual as they should be. So that when those elders in Christ act, they act as Christ would. So doing so will be like putting a wee bit of elbow grease to a fellow brother or sisters halo. I can’t but be reminded here for a moment one last thought that came to mind. That being, when Christ was choosing (or rather calling to service) His disciples and said, “come follow me and I will make you fishers of men”. So once again the old adage holds true, that when you give a man a fish, he eats for a day but when you teach a man to fish, he eats for a life time. So my final statement her to you is this. “ put the sign on the door and let folks know your going “fishing”.…

Sincerely, and with love of our Father, our Savior and their blessed and ever Holy Spirit, may this year be a great year for all those that profess to be “Christ-like in their life and that when being called a Christian can truly mean life rather than death, eternal. Pray not only for those things that need prayer but look deep inside and pray for your Fathers love, blessing and grace in your life. For we all need grace for without it, we are lost.

God Bless one and all,
Bishop, Andrew Robert Moses Manley DD., O.S.P., O.S.M.
Of the Independent Catholic Church of the Universal Life Church World Head Quarters and also the Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross a Non-denominational Ministry of 1st Century Christianity in the year of our lord, 2012