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|Monday, January 23rd, 2006|
|Friday, December 16th, 2005|
Well, I just about pooped a brick when I saw THIS
. It looks like someone's taken the time to organize a lengthly propaganda about Christmas and Christians once again. Just the plain and simple fact that someone was so filled with hatred to write this was pretty surprising to me. I have not had the time to try the links or read into all of it, but I plan on taking the time to do so and email this... propagandist, to be nice, all the answers to the lies or miss-conceptions he/she is leading people to believe. If any of you would like to do so as well, perhaps this person might change their tune. But I highly doubt they will. Most likely the efforts will not be responded to or they will be responded to with something along the lines of " you, you right-wing christian !". The other possibility is that he/she will post the letters on this site or others and openly slam or slander them with no way of these attacks being countered but the original senders. I just don't understand it. I would NEVER sit here and publicly pick apart Chanuka, Kwanza, or any other religious holiday of any religion with such hatred and bile. Right now, I am just at a loss of words, but I am sure after I read through this little note and see the links, pleanty of things will come to mind to say. And I ASSURE everyone, none of what I say will be spiteful, mean-hearted or an attack of any sort. Anyhoo, I have to get going to work. Please feel free to offer any info or sources of info I can use to answer this thing. Thanx!
Merry Christmas! :)
Current Mood: surprised
|Friday, July 22nd, 2005|
"Christian Goddess" Rosary
Well, now I honestly have to say that while this is not YET a Catholic issue (A lutheran church has adopted this new way of prayer) I have to pose the question: How long until this finds it's way into some liberal-fringed Catholic church? Unfortunately, I have to get going to work, but I will elaborate on this further when I get home tonight. here's the link, go chech it out, it's... interesting to say the least. well, maybe not least, but to say the least nicely.http://www.herchurch.org/id8.html Current Mood: busy
|Sunday, July 17th, 2005|
Paul Harvey says:
I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue
somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I
don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a
lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory
Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be
endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer
before a football game.
So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there
reading the entire book of Acts. They're just talking to a
God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the
players on the field and the fans going home from the game.
"But it's a Christian prayer," some will argue.
Yes, and this is the United States of America, a country
founded on Christian principles. According to our very
own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others
better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect-somebody
chanting Hare Krishna?
If I went to a football game in Jerusalem,
I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.
If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad,
I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.
If I went to a ping pong match in China,
I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.
And I wouldn't be offended.
It wouldn't bother me one bit.
When in Rome .
"But what about the atheists?" is another argument.
What about them?
Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to
pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If
that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear
plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand.
Call your lawyer!
Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or
two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do.
I don't think a short prayer at a football game is
going to shake the world's foundations.
Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other
cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Ou r
parents and grandparents taught us to pray before
eating; to pray before we go to sleep.
Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a
handful of people and their lawyers are telling us
to cease praying.
God, help us.
And if that last sentence offends you,
well ... just sue me.
The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we
let that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard
.... that the vast majority don't care what they want. It
is time the majority rules! It's time we tell them, you don't
have to pray; you don't have to say the pledge of allegiance;
you don't have to believe in God or attend services that
honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your
right. But by golly, you are no longer going to take our
rights away. We are fighting back ...
and we WILL WIN!
God bless us one and all ... especially those who denounce
Him. God bless America, despite all her faults. She is still
the greatest nation of all.
God bless our service men who are fighting to protect
our right to pray and worship God.
May 2005 be the year the silent majority is heard
and we put God back as the foundation of our
families and institutions.
Keep looking up.
I agree, what else can I say. Be heard, and do not be afraid to show your faith! Don't let the faithless overshadow you! When someone tells you to stop praying, pray for them! When someone takes God's name in vain, take His name in prayer. It's about time we stopped being repressed in the name of "political correctness". Freedom is being able to believe what you want to believe and NOT BEING FORCED FROM EXPRESSING THAT! We left England over 200 years ago because we could not glorify God in any way we chose, or even openly not believe in God. It is our RIGHT to express our faith, and it is their RIGHT to desagree with it. BUT, we can not force them to partake in our faith and they can not force us to partake in theirs! The athiest/modernist views have been forced upon us in recent years by making us remove views and visions of God from social places. This is not an acceptance of all faiths, this is an IMPOSITION of one, atheism/modernism. Wether people want to call it a faith or not, it is what they believe and therefor their faith. We have a faith in God, they have a faith in science or themselves alone or nothing at all. I'm not saying make all the football games have prayers, but I AM saying, if the football teams want to pray before the game, LET THEM! God's got a plan for each of us, wether we believe in him or not. A great line from a special movie goes:
"I'm not sure I believe in that sort of thing."
"Oh sweetie, it don't matter, it's there wether you believe or not believe."
That's my 45 cents. Current Mood: tired
|Thursday, June 23rd, 2005|
"Everlasting love affair"
"I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world." The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, 'How can this man give us (his) flesh to eat?' Jesus said to them, 'Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me.'"
~ John 6:51-57~
We live with God! how awesome is that, God humbled himself to be born of a human. Just like you and me. If thats not love what is?
Who is Jesus? And what is his role in are life? The answear to the first question is simple. Jesus is God. Matthew 1:23 says "...they shall call his name Emmanuel, God with us." also John 10:30 states "I and my Father are one." The scriptures bear abundant testimony that Jesus Christ is God. The second question can also be answeard with ease. Jesus plays many roles in are lives, the most important is his role as best friend. Ones best friend is there to teach, guide, and save. Jesus teaches us through the Church , he guides with the Holy Spirit and the Blessed Virgin, and he saved through his own blood. Even though he is in heaven he is still with us. He is seen in are friends, family, and even in those who hate us. He truly is are best friend and God who is present in every aspect of are lives.
Jesus longs to be with us, in a simple, personal and humbling way. What is simpler than bread? What greater example is there of God's love, then to make Himself present in a piece of bread and a drop of wine? There truly is no more personal an exchange between God and man. This is an unending and true relationship, an intimace greater then that of man and women.This is the summit of our lives. The mystery of which every breath of our faith is drawn. One cannot comprehend the love shown to us by Jesus' actions. His actions are not temporary, like that of an earthly relationship, but divine and everlasting. A true sign of commitment.
Jesus made no attempt to soften what he said, no attempt to correct "misunderstandings," for none were made. Our Lord’s listeners understood him perfectly well. They no longer thought he was speaking metaphorically. If they had why is there no correction in any other books of the Bible? Cyril of Jerusalem, in a catechetical lecture presented in the mid-300s, said, "Do not, therefore, regard the bread and wine as simply that, for they are, according to the Master’s declaration, the body and blood of Christ. Even though the senses suggest to you the other, let faith make you firm. Do not judge in this matter by taste, but be fully assured by faith, not doubting that you have been deemed worthy of the body and blood of Christ" and even Ignatius of Antioch, who had been a disciple of the apostle John and who wrote a letter to the Smyrnaeans about A.D. 110, said, referring to "those who hold heterodox opinions," that "they abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, flesh which suffered for our sins and which the Father, in his goodness, raised up again" (6:2, 7:1). By the will of God the Eucharist is undeniably himself, Jesus, true God and true man an everlasting love affair. Amen!
|Tuesday, June 21st, 2005|
Once again, another interesting story comes across the line from A view from the pew
. This is reguarding an article posted by a Jesuit university. How is a drag show educational?
is the rhetorical question posed by the university. Now, I've never personally known any jesuits, but I can't imagine ALL of them are this... extreme. While there is truth in the idea that it is a good thing to discourage violence and hatred for individuals of alternative lifestyles, it is vitally important to the foundations and fundamental truths of the rich Catholic faith to explore, understand and enrich the knowledge of why these practices are counter-productive to a life in the service and glorification of family, life, salvation, virtue and God. I can see how people who are not very well educated in the Catholic faith can be confused and sometimes mislead as to the teachings of the church. Here we have individuals that are carrying the name and banner of "teachers" of doctrine and faith, yet seem to have a virtually reverse stance of these things than the Vatican-based views and stances of the true Catholic faith. With this type of strange contrast, some people might think of the Catholic faith being similar to some non-denomination faiths where, depending on where you go to church, you can find one that you agree with. When, in reality, the true Catholic faith driven by the doctrine of AGES has no denominations to it. The word Catholic was originally used to convey "unified" or "universal" before it became synonimous with the Roman Catholic church. So, I would hope that these universities and other Catholics who choose to disagree with doctrine will realize that it is not true Catholocism they are embracing. As harsh as it may seem, it is the way of the Catholic faith. I have always wondered why those who disagree with the faith still try to cling to it and change it. With the plethera of Christian denominations and churches growwing rapidly throughout the US and the world, there HAS to be a faith they feel better suited to. Why not seek them out? If you feel that to be the true faith of God, then go to it and embrace it. I am not a Protestant because I do not agree with their teachings, same with Lutheran. If I were ever to find their faith more truthful or appealing, I would leave Catholocism and join their ranks. Anyhoo, I guess I am just baffled by this mass feeling of need to change the church you're part of other than to just go to a different church. If it is the truth that you seek in that faith, run to it. I think that's all for now. Just a few thoughts.
God Bless. Current Mood: drained
|Tuesday, June 7th, 2005|
ok, time to come back...
First off, I want to apologize for allowing this journal to fall into dis-repair. It needed it's own St. Francis to get it going again. So, that said, I am back in stream of things again, and will hopefully be posting wonderfully discussable (is that a word?) things, topics and links! First off, I'd like to link to my mother's page A view from the pew
. She had a very interesting post reguarding this
story. Both of us expressed "distaste" at this, to put it lightly. Anyhoo, I look forward to HOPEFULLY springboarding this journal back into life. (might need those elecctro-shock paddles from the ER, though...) But PLEASE do feel free to post here on anything you wish pertaining to the theme and base of this journal.
Nextly, I also wanted to tell you that the world is going to clown school. No, hell's not hip any more, clown school is much better! In NY, there was the first Clown Eucharist
in history. Cause I KNOW that at the last supper, right after Jesus finished breaking the bread, Peter couldn't help himself and honked his nose in elation. Ok, I have to go to work, Thanks for reading and looking forward to seein yall come on back in and sit a spell!
God Bless! Current Mood: busy
|Friday, October 29th, 2004|
|Wednesday, October 27th, 2004|
|Wednesday, October 20th, 2004|
John Paul II's legate to the International Eucharistic Congress held in Guadalajara presented seven conclusions of the meeting.
The proposals, which are also recommendations to live the Year of the Eucharist, summarized the ideas that arose from the prior theological pastoral symposium, catecheses, and reflections of the various linguistic groups.
The document that condenses the conclusions of the linguistic groups was presented and approved in a general assembly last Saturday.
Cardinal Jozef Tomko, the papal legate, presented these conclusions:
1. It is urgent to emphasize the importance of Sunday Mass, central part of the congress.
2. The feast and procession of Corpus Christi (the Body and Blood of Christ) must be emphasized again.
3. Eucharistic adoration in all its forms must be revalued, including nocturnal adoration.
4. Emphasize the importance of frequent and worthy Communion, coupled with the sacrament of reconciliation.
5. Encourage the spirit of mission, which stems from the Eucharist.
6. Share one's table and Mass with the poor, in the service of charity. Combine spiritual commitment with the need of the poor.
7. Renew faith, sacrifice, communion and service in the Eucharist, as a sign for the Catholic Church and the world.
|Friday, October 15th, 2004|
this is awsome, I can't wait till its available in english
A new Holy See document responds to John Paul II's request for "suggestions and proposals" for ecclesial realms for the Year of the Eucharist, which begins Sunday.
The 35-page text, published today, points out that the Pope has left the development of this Year to the initiative of the local Churches. Still, he asked that useful suggestions be given to pastors and pastoral agents. ( Read more...Collapse )
The letter that the pope has written is finally available in english by the way!
|Tuesday, October 12th, 2004|
Pope John Paul II's envoy opened the 48th International Eucharistic Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, by urging the faithful to "ask who the Eucharist is, not what the Eucharist is."( Read more...Collapse )
|Monday, October 11th, 2004|
I don't think there's anyone in the group who's in the chicagoland area, but if you are going to be or know someone who is and might be interested, there is an annual prime-rib dinner and Marytown in Libertyville, IL. Marytown is the Franciscan Friary where I lived for a year and had a pivital role in my conversion over 4 years ago. So, If ya happen to know anyone who would like some CHOICE prime rib to help out the conventual franciscans and would like to be waited on by one of THE BEST prime rib servers(me), have them c'mon down. Visit www.marytown.org for info and such.
In other news, one thing I was recently informed of is a change in the general instruction of the litergy that, after I was told about it, I noticed it. I dunno if anyone else has noticed it, but one of the changes(actually, I don't remember if it was a change or a stricter enforcement) was that during the consecration (maybe the offitory as well) the wine must be in individual chalices that, once concecrated, will be used for communion. SO, basically, it has to be divided among the chalices for concecration, not in a pitcher, like many parishes around my area have done. Now, I have noticed that the parish closest to my house has picked this up, which made me happy to see, but I was told that my old parish is still dragging it's feet on this. Has anyone else noticed or had a chance to notice? Try looking for it at mass. Just a little something. Ok, off to class! Current Mood: busy
Depth, Not Novelty, Is Sought in Year of Eucharist
Pope's New Apostolic Letter Lists 2 Objectives
VATICAN CITY, OCT. 8, 2004 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II doesn't want the Year of the Eucharist to be full of novel events.
Rather, he prefers that the "Eucharistic dimension be accentuated" in the pastoral programs of local Churches. ( Read more...Collapse )
The apostolic letter "Mane Nobiscum Domine" may be read in the Documents section of the Italian edition of ZENIT's Web page. Within days, ZENIT expects to post an English translation.
Happy year of the Eucharist!
The challenge for everyone (including myself) attend one more mass a week and one more hour of adoration a week (which for some of us will be...one) than you already attend. Especially in atonement for the sacrileges commited against CHRIST in the form of the Eucharist.
and of course, smile because the LORD Himself is always near by to pour out His grace upon us!
x-posted a couple times
|Tuesday, October 5th, 2004|
preparation for the year of the Eucharist
ROME, OCT. 4, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The Catholic Church is about to begin a year of reflection and deeper awareness of the Eucharist, "mystery of the faith."
The Year of the Eucharist, convoked by John Paul II, will begin next Sunday with the International Eucharistic Congress, in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Year will close in October 2005 with a Synod of Bishops.
For a perspective on these initiatives, we interviewed Cardinal Josef Tomko, retired prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and president of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.( Read more...Collapse )
I think that the testimony of believers in the Eucharistic Congresses, in our celebrations, in the silent adoration of our churches are also arguments for those today who do not believe enough in the Eucharist.
Such testimony also helps the believer: "Faith is reinforced by giving it," John Paul II once wrote.
|Friday, September 17th, 2004|
Our right, privilege, and DUTY as Catholics in America.
As any American citizen knows, the presidential election is comming up in about a month and a half. And this election year, despite being fairly rediculous in many ways, is very important because of the many issues that are currently and will soon be under scrutiny by the American government. We, as citizens, have the ability to choose how we want our land to be governed. Not only through the election of our president, but by the election of other government officials. That means we, as citizens, have the responsability of informing ourselves of the issues, candidates' stances and platforms being offered on all sides. This enables us to make proper decisions for our vote. On top of that, devout Catholics have an even higher obligation to God to make sure that we do our part to show that His will is CRITICALLY important in the governing of our country. Now is a crucial time to know where you stand and where the Church stands on the most important issues. I have recieved recently a booklet entitled Voter's Guide for Serious Catholics
. This booklet can be found at Catholic Answers
. This guide not only outlines the most important issues in deciding your motal choice for your vote, but also offers some explanations and ways of finding the information on the candidates. There is also some other info that is offered. This can be a very decisive tool for the Catholic who is SERIOUSLY concerned with doing the right thing morally when voting or wanting to make sure that the God's teachings do not go unheard in our government. And this guide can also be important for Catholics who are lost, confused or mislead about the teachings they have been given. There are those who claim to be Catholics in government, but prove themselves otherwise by their support of groups or legislature that directly contradict the most basic of Church teaching. When this happens, it can easily confuse and cause great concern for those in the Church that are not strong in their faith or do not fully understand it's stances and teachings. This guide can be critical to those who are either undecided or do not know what to base their vote on. There is much more than the bit I am about to post from the booklet, but I feel the following is one of the more important parts of the booklet and should be carefully considered.( 'YOUR ROLE AS A CATHOLIC VOTER' and 'THE FIVE NON-NEGOTIABLE ISSUES'Collapse )
As I mentioned, this is not all of it by far, and I FULLY encourage those who see this to also check the website for the booklet in it's entirety. There is also a way to get hard copies from the site. These are important and pressing issues, and above all else we must preserve life, family and the holiness of both. God has been driven from the public eye, but can never be driven from each and every human being. While this might be the little bit you can do, remember that even things the size of mustard seeds can grow to fruition and become examples of God's love. Remember, as Americans, we have a power not too many others do, and that power comes with it's obligation! Hope to see you at the polls in november. God bless! Current Mood: informed
|Wednesday, September 15th, 2004|
One more addition...
There's another addition to the members. Pleas welcome krisannthemum
to the community. Welcome and feel free to post any time. I will have something to post soon, I know I have been a bad community host lately. :( I'll be back! Current Mood: VERY tired
I'd like to welcome one more member to this community. Welcome irishmastermind
to the community! Side note: yer star wars pictures are freakin awesome! :)
I am too tired to go further with an introduction, feel free to introduce yourselves. :) Night! Current Mood: sleepy
|Saturday, September 11th, 2004|
A little something...
I figured this was a little something worth posting and spreading.A prayertime at the flag...
After linking to this post, let me know if you have any ideas for those who are not in school but still wish to participate in some way. Current Mood: sleepy