This is not about who does or doesn't contracept. Its about religious FREEDOM. The media talks alot about "liberal" Catholics and "conservative" Catholics. Its not about that either. Thats a "divide and conquer" technique and lots of folks seem to have fallen for it. They have us looking at each other rather than looking at the problem. Its about being CATHOLIC, or whatever else a person might be, and having religious freedom thats not confined to the church builduing but is allowable in the … [More]
I would like to know how the above figures were arrived at. No one asked me. No Catholic I know is pro this HHS mandate. Everyone I've talked to, Catholic and/or Protestant, is against the whole thing. This sounds like a liberal media attempt to herd people into the direction they want us to go. Disinformation. Tell a lie in a believable way and folks begin to accept it as fact and take it for granted. We're being attacked on more fronts than just health care. We're being manipulated by the … [More]
God bless all peoples who suffer for simply being. And God bless those who, like His Holiness Pope Pius XII, care enough to help. And may God bless those who cause the suffering with true and honest contrition for their sins. *** ¨Yet not for these only do I pray, but for those also who through their word are to believe in me, that all may be one ... ¨ The Holy Gospel according to John, 17, 20.
True. People with problems concerning the faith (which faith is composed not only of teachings but also of course includes lay members and magisterium and folks like Mother Angelica), and this is just my own personal experience and opinion, almost always attack personalities and never really address ideas or issues. its sad that people seem not to be able to deal rationally with one another. But I suppose it is to be expected ... We are after all IN the world, but not OFF the world. I think … [More]
Thank you Father. Happily I have no problem with Divine Mercy. I consider it preferable to what I deserve. Without Christ I am nothing. Without Christ's Mercy I have nothing. ( ¨Place your hope in God alone. If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain that the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.¨ *Rule of St. Benedict 4.41-43* )
Two site I like that I thought others might enjoy and find uplifting ...
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This is the type of information we need. Something that is positive and uplifts. We're all aware of the negative. It surrounds us as Catholics in the Devil's attempt to discourage us and make us give up. Its the hero here, both of them, and the saints who are each a hero, all of them, and the Author of each hero, Jesus Christ, that gives us the courage to stand firm if we'll only ask for it and accept it. Bravo! I love this. 3 Thumbs up! :-)
An opinion ... I got this same video in an e-mail yesterday. I was shocked. Not at the information, if it is honest information, but rather I was shocked at the ¨reporter¨. The 4th Commandment teaches respect for rightful autority. Jesus teaches that there are times when we are morally obligated to ¨ do as they say, but not as they do.¨ All of this is basic catechism. This repoter is being disrespectful towards the magisterium. The question is asked, ¨Why are the bishops seeking advice … [More]
I like this, its sweet. The first two are typical ... ¨Change my brother.¨ ... ¨Change my sister.¨ I think we all want some one else changed. If I could get God to change anybody for the better this New Year I'm selfish enough to hope its me. ;-)
I would have to say that I don't forget nor do I belittle the concept of ¨seperated brethren.¨ There are true followers of Christ in most if not all denominations. That they don't realize they are seperated from Holy Mother Church at this point is only reason for me to pray all the harder for them, and try harder to set a good Catholic example for them, so that we may all be as one just as Jesus intended. I'm thankful for the good where ever I see it, regardless who it is that lets God use … [More]
I understand that abortion is NOT against the law. But laws change. Before abortion was made legal it WAS illegal. It used to be criminal. It still is. And so are the laws that make it legal. Laws don't dictate morality, they only dictate legality. Legalities change. What was once considered murder still is. That will never change. The death of a child, born or unborn, doesn't change either. God forgive the nations and peoples who have made murder acceptable and grant them repentance.
My opinion ... Jesus outranks Obama and Oprah. The Pope outranks them both too. Does that make me unpatriotic? Or do I just have my priorities in line with God's agenda rather than man's? Perhaps the state has no business making theological calls. That sounds apt enough. But I think this call has already been made, and it wasn't the state that made it.
This is what happens when people stand up for the truth, even in a benign way. All the Gloria.tv reporter needed to do was be there. Her Catholic presence was enough to set off the attack. This is not right, certainly. It was criminal. But I think it was to be expected. The world hates us because we don't belong to it. God bless the reporter for her courage and Catholic witness. And God bless Gloria.tv.
If you're at all interested in Benedictine spirituality I would like to invite you to visit my ¨Parish¨. Please feel free to post your thoughts concerning St. Benedict, his Rule, Monastic living, living in the world as an Oblate of St. Benedict, or any thing you consider related to these and similar topics. The parish is meant to be a place of sharing in these areas. God bless!
I wish that everyone who calls themselves Christian could see this. A calm telling of the truth about Jesus coming back is so mush more meaningful than the over emotional call that proves itself uncertain.
From a personal standpoint, having terminal cancer, I think that we do not consider death as we ought. Taking into consideration the Four Last Things should be a regular occurance for us all. I was glad to see this video and hope to see more along this line. :-)