Tuesday, March 25, 2008

San Jose cathedral to host Mass for California Democrats

San Jose, CA., Mar 24, 2008 / 11:46 pm (CNA).- California Democrats gathering for their state convention this weekend will have a special Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph just a half-mile from the convention site, the California Catholic Daily reports.The Mass is sponsored by the Catholic Democrats of California, the state affiliate of a national, Boston-based group called Catholic Democrats. The California group, describing itself on its web site, said, “We have brought together people across the country who share an aversion to the current abuses of US military power, the exploitation of social issues to advance the economic interests of a few, and the misuse of our Catholic faith for political gain.”“Because conservatives have increasingly used Catholic language and Catholic congregations to advance their economic agenda and political interests,” the group continued, “we have felt a special obligation as Catholics to enunciate the reasons why we think many of the current conservatives stances are so antithetical to the Catholic ethos -- on poverty, on war, on racial strife, and perhaps especially on abortion and other social issues.”The proposed platform of the California Democratic Party addresses abortion under the euphemism of “reproductive rights,” saying the state party “proudly and vigorously supports a woman’s right to choose how to use her mind, her body and her time.” The draft pledges support for “confidential, unrestricted” access to “health and reproductive services,” such as contraception and emergency contraception, without parental consent or notification.The platform also says California Democrats “support the LGBT community in its quest for the right to legal marriage.”The Mass for Catholic Democrats is scheduled for Saturday, March 29 at 7:15 a.m. It will be celebrated by Father Jon Pedigo, pastor of a San Jose parish. According to the California Catholic Daily, an announcement of the Mass on the California group’s web site said, “Join us as we come together to share the social justice teachings of Catholic Democrats”.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

"Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places, like the first Apostles who preached Christ and the Good News of salvation in the squares of cities, towns and villages. This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel (cf. Rom 1:16). It is the time to preach it from the rooftops (cf. Mt 10:27). Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living, in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern ``metropolis''. It is you who must ``go out into the byroads'' (Mt 22:9) and invite everyone you meet to the banquet which God has prepared for his people. The Gospel must not be kept hidden because of fear or indifference. It was never meant to be hidden away in private. It has to be put on a stand so that people may see its light and give praise to our heavenly Father (cf. Mt 5:15-16). " -John Paul II

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What?!! More Sins???

Not "new sins" but an old media blind spot

Found this on Catholic DAD's. Some times I just want to beat my self dumb with the keyboard when I see this kind of stuff.
by Phil Lawler special to CWNews.com
Mar. 11, 2008 (CWNews.com) - When he finished his interview with L'Osservatore Romano, Archishop Gianfranco Girotti probably thought that his main message had been an appeal to Catholics to use the sacrament of Confession. Little did he know that the English-language news media would play the interview as a newly revised list of sins.
Archbishop Girotti, the regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, spoke to the Vatican newspaper about "new forms of social sin" in our era. He mentioned such transgressions as destructive research on human embryos, degradation of the environment, and drug trafficking. Within hours, dozens of media sources were suggesting that the Vatican had radically revised the Ten Commandments, issuing a list of "new sins."
As usual, a British newspaper leapt to the forefront with the most sensational and misleading coverage. The Daily Telegraph made the preposterous claim that Archbishop Girotti's list replaced the traditional Catholic understanding of the seven deadly sins:
It replaces the list originally drawn up by Pope Gregory the Great in the 6th Century, which included envy, gluttony, greed, lust, wrath and pride.
Could we have a reality check, please?
When a second-tier Vatican official gives a newspaper interview, he is not proclaiming new Church doctrines. Archbishop Girotti was obviously trying to offer a new, provocative perspective on some enduring truths. The effort backfired-- but in a very revealing way.
Talk at ya Later

Sunday, March 16, 2008

What I Call Real Double Effect

"In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you. But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end. But Mary said to the angel, How can this be, since I have no relations with a man? And the angel said to her in reply, The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God." (Lk 1:26-35)
St. John was at the foot of the cross. He saw his Lord and his God murdered. Jesus Christ and St. John were also very close friends. I doubt even in deep prayer on the Sorrowful Mysteries my pain and sorrow comes close to that of St. John's.
I have a five year old son who is the greatest teacher I've ever met. I also doubt it would, but as a father in a way wish it would kill me if something happened to my son. I can not fathom in my most horrific nightmares the pain of burring my child. My heart and prayers go out to all parents that have had to bury their child. I mean all parents, when my boy is fifty he'll still be my son.
The Blessed Virgin Mary stood at the foot of the cross, with such weight on her heart it would have destroyed the average man or woman. Jesus was completely from Blessed Mary's flesh. The Word of God, Jesus Christ, the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings at one point learned to walk. The Blessed Virgin Mary was there to catch him when he was learning. Mary saw her son brutally tortured then murdered!! But on top of that, Jesus Christ was Mary's God too. She too had to witness her Savior beaten into hamburger, then crucified.
Could you have been able to handle being at the foot of the cross? Watching Your Lord and Savior tacked up on a cross like a criminal. Now add to that thought the one up on the cross is your child.
It's said being a mother is a thankless vocation. How much more for the Theotokos, the Mother of God? Jesus has said thanks. Have you?
Talk at ya Later

Friday, March 14, 2008

What Do You Say?

A home made music video with a song by Catholic seminarian Robert Galea. Visit www.ThatsWorship.com for more from Robert

It is Good to Give Thanks to the Lord

I still miss you papa JPII.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hay Stupid, He Didn't Quit Because of How Much He Paid

"Eliot Spitzer announced his resignation from his post as New York state governor on Wednesday amid allegations he was a client of a high-priced prostitution ring."-CBS News
I've been thinking about this, if there is anything I want to say. What do I want to say?
Well.... This man cheated on his wife with a woman that at first appears drop dead gorgeous. Look at Eliot Spitzer's face here. Does it look like he thinks its a good idea now? Is that woman getting less attractive to him?
But this is not what I want to focus on. At lunch I run over to Church to pray before the Holy Eucharist. On my way over to Church I was channel flipping between talk radio stations. The couple of people that were talking about Spitzer, were slamming him for how much he paid for the call girl. WHAT THE!!!!! Eliot Spitzer is not resigning because he paid too much for a hooker!!!! Those guys, and yes they were guys are missing the whole point he is resigning. He's resigning because he got caught doing something he should have never been doing! Not because he paid to much for something he should not of been doing.
Talk at ya Later

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mormon missionaries desecrate statue at Catholic shrine

Before reading this, ask your self "Have I ever sinned?". That being said, did you receive forgiveness? I'm not saying, lets let the boys off scott free. But people do do stupid things some times, Lord knows I have my fair share of them in my closet.

DENVER (CNA) - Photos of three Mormon missionaries mocking the Catholic Church, which recently surfaced on the Internet, have upset Catholics and shocked Mormon leaders, reports the Denver Post.

The men have also been accused of breaking the head off of a statue of saint at the Shrine of the Mexican Martyrs in San Luis, Colorado.

In 2006, three missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) visited a Catholic shrine in the San Luis Valley in Colorado. While at the shrine, the Mormon missionaries photographed themselves in poses that demeaned the Catholic Church.

The pictures, which were posted last week on the photo-sharing site Photobucket, show the men preaching from the Book of Mormon behind the altar; holding the head from a statue of St. Manuel Morales, a young Mexican who died opposing anti-religious laws; and one of the missionaries pretending to sacrifice a fellow missionary on the altar.
Read the Rest: http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=27141&wf=rsscol

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Expelled Trailler!! Yup I found it!

Diabolical possession should be handled by exorcists, Vatican official says

Vatican City, Mar 6, 2008 / 03:33 pm (CNA).- The head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, said this week that when a person believes he is dealing with a case of diabolical possession, it should be handled by an exorcist instead of a confessor.
Read the Rest: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=11997

I found this interesting. You don't hear about this every day. Thankfully.
Talk at ya Later

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Ben Stein is geting Expelled

It's about time some one has taken on the neo-Darwinist head on. The trailer is a little long around 7 min or so. I'm pumped to see this movie. Get your poppcorn ready y'all. The science world is getting outted.
Talk at ya Later

The School of the Eucharist

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Catholic Blog Awards!!!


I'm up for best new Blog!! Please, go vote for me!