Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Posted by Adam the Catholic at 9:01 PM
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
Posted by Adam the Catholic at 8:07 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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.
Posted by Adam the Catholic at 6:55 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2008
"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
Posted by Adam the Catholic at 1:10 AM
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
"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
Posted by Adam the Catholic at 4:09 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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
Posted by Adam the Catholic at 4:21 PM
Monday, March 10, 2008
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.
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Posted by Adam the Catholic at 5:37 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2008
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.
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Posted by Adam the Catholic at 4:20 PM