It's a time of reconciliation. Make the most of it. Make Christ a part of your life. You'll never regret it if you do, and you will if you don't. Happy Easter!
"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
New Pope is a surprise, but shouldn't be one.
He was runner-up to Cardinal Ratzinger in the previous conclave and bowed out in the final vote in favor of the German Cardinal.
There was no clear front-runner in this conclave, so it makes sense that an older Cardinal was chosen allowing for a shorter Papal term, giving the younger Cardinals a chance to become more seasoned before the next conclave.
Communism and socialism have taken a new foothold in Latin America, and Communism is the antithesis of Catholicism in practice. Communism does not share power with anyone, especially the Catholic Church. A Pope from Latin America could sway the pendulum the other way.
Latin America has the largest concentration of Catholics in the world.
Pope Francis is conservative on Church teaching and strongly in favor of social justice (including a strong stand against abortion).
Our new Pope is in many ways a continuation of John Paul II and Benedict XVI, and a very solid choice.
God Bless Our New Pope!!!
Friday, January 25, 2013
Also, if you have published photos on this year's March please leave a link to your site in the comments section.
I'll be including links to other coverage throughout the weekend: Washington Post has a photo collection (not too bad), New York Times has actually covered the March this year(says "thousands marched," LOL!!!), as did the Huffington Post, a video at MRCTV givers a good impression of crowd size, The Crescat didn't go but has good samples from others, Operation Rescue: Boston News has lots of photos, Jill Stanek has a recap on the event, constantly blogs the continuing battle against abortion, and should be bookmarked as a "must read" site daily for pro-life updates,....
The Walk For Life West Coast drew over 50,000 participants!
|600 from Evansville|
|Dutifully protecting pro-lifers from annoying pretzel vendors|
|His Excellency, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades with seminarians|
|Notre Dame students received the honor of carrying the banner this year|
|"Let the March begin!"|
|"Let's do it again!" These students showed much enthusiasm.|
|Can't argue their point without getting loud and obscene|
|Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests For Life|
|Janet Morana, author of Recall Abortion|
|Georgette Forney of Anglicans For Life and Silent No More telling an emotional story|
|Julia Holcomb telling her abortion story regarding Steven Tyler's unborn child|
|Last year I saw a Franciscan in bare feet. So this year I wore sandals. Stupid stupid stupid! Brrrrrr!|
|She's cute and he knows it.|
|Award for coolest hats|
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Next Friday is the 40th Annual March For Life in Washington DC, and it will prove to be quite an electrifying time. I know this because it will be my fourth in a row, and the other three were just that, electrifying. There is a buzz in the air, an air of excitement, not a funeral dirge like some assume. Yes, we are mourning over 55 million babies systematically killed (since Roe Vs. Wade) before they took their first breath, some shortly after. But you will find a lot of positive energy there, the kind that accompanies people of faith, emanating from good, like-minded people standing up for a just cause. You will notice people of different faiths, nationalities, and backgrounds locking arms and marching together as if no differences, not even political, could wedge between them. Last year's March was the largest yet, in spite of cold rain, and was estimated to be almost 500,000 people. If you have gone in the past, you know what I'm talking about. Make another trip! If you have never gone, GO! You'll meet all kinds of interesting people, make new friends, see some Facebook friends for the first time, a few celebrities, and have a wonderfully memorable experience.