Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mercy

 
You made all of the delicate, inner parts of my body, and knit them together in my mother's womb.  Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!  It is amazing to think about it.  Your workmanship is marvelous-and how well I know it.  You were there while I was being formed to utters seclusion.  You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. 
Psalms 139:13-15
 
A difficult pregnancy can seem impossible at the time.  Isn't life the most profound gift you can  give someone? 
 A woman's remorse may happen later on in her life.  God's love, mercy and forgiveness is always there.  My Catholic faith teaches me this.  I'm thankful that the Catholic Church defends life.   
 The only way to save babies is by saving mothers.  When a mother feels the mercy of God then can she be merciful to her unborn child.
After all....aren't the unborn temples of the Holy Spirit too?



 
 


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

It's Not Over

There were many a Christmas when I was sad that the holiday was over after the presents were opened.  This year we put up our tree two days before Christmas.  I'm at a place now where I enjoy celebrating the birth of Christ and celebrate the twelve days of Christmas.  It's a time when most  trees are being packed up or thrown out to the curb, and Christmas lights and music have ceased.  The rest of the world is finished with Christmas.   The hustle, bustle and noise is over.   For me... these 12 days of Christmas are quieter and less busy.  This enable's me to reflect deeper.  It's most special.  





Monday, November 11, 2013

Father Vincent Capodanno & Veteran's Day

 
Below are the last words of military chaplain Father Vincent Capodanno.  Soon after he said these words to a wounded soldier.... he was shot 27 times while shielding another soldier during a fierce battle in Vietnam. 
 
 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Core Of The Church


The core of the Church is the Holy Eucharist.  No matter what your view is of Church doctrine....how can one turn their back on receiving the Body of Christ?  This is a Church that many people consider a relic of the past.  This is a Church that can't offer anything.  Really?  Do Catholics really understand their faith?  I would bet that if the Church changed doctrine on the hot topics....that still wouldn't draw people to Her.  What draws me to The Church is the Blessed Sacrament.  It's simple.  It is not the liturgy.  It is not the music.  It is not the art work.  It is not the homily or either the smells or bells.  These things are present in the mass to inspire us.  
 
Then the Jews began arguing with each other about what he meant.  "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"  they asked. 
So Jesus said it again, "With all the earnestness I possess I tell you this:  Unless you eat the flesh of the Messiah and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you.  
John 6:52-53.  
 
As they sat down to eat, he asked God's blessing on the food and then took a small loaf of bread and broke it and was passing it over to them...when suddenly, it was as though their eyes were opened...they recognized him!  And at that moment he disappeared!
Luke 24:30-31