Sunday, January 29, 2012

Monday, October 6, 2008

Benedict says that "now with the collapse of big banks we see that money disappears, is nothing and all these things that appear real are in fact of secondary importance." He urges those who build their lives "only on things that are visible, such as success, career, money" to keep that in mind.

The pontiff was speaking Monday as he opened the works of a meeting of 253 bishops at the Vatican.

Benedict says "the only solid reality is the word of God."

I spoke about this the other day in our Bible Study. We must remember to trust in God and not in our stock portfolios.  We have to remember what Jesus asked of his first disciples:

He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick--no food, no sack, no money in their belts.They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic.

This is a very good video by Father Barron who does "The Word on Fire" show that can be heard on Relevant Radio. It's in response to Bill Maher's "Religulous" movie that came out this weekend. I recently saw Bill Maher on "Larry King Live" and the guy hates religion and you can tell that all he wants to do is tear people down and doesn't even care to have an open mind to people of faith. The best thing you can do for people like this is to pray for them...

Friday, October 3, 2008

The following comes from a statement released by the Bishops of New York called Our Cherished Right, Our Solemn Duty.

The document [issued by the bishops of NY] “Our Cherished Right, Our Solemn
Duty,” states that there are many important issues such as the right to life,
issues of war and peace, the education of children and how we treat the poor and
vulnerable. While all must be considered, “not every issue is of equal moral

“The inalienable right to life of every innocent human person outweighs other concerns where Catholics may use prudential judgment, such as how best to meet the needs of the poor or to increase access to health care for all,” the New York bishops’ document says.

“The right to life is the right through which all others flow. To the extent candidates reject this fundamental right by supporting an objective evil, such as legal abortion,
euthanasia or embryonic stem cell research, Catholics should consider them less
acceptable for public office.”

I've had more discussion that than I really care to admit about what the Bishops were aiming for when they released "Faithful Citizenship". In recent weeks there have been many brave and outspoken Bishops that I believe are speaking to the truths behind the Faithful Citizenship document. Let us all continue to pray that the truth will be spoken and Catholics will make the right decision come election day.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hat tip to Jeff over at Curt Jester, this was too good not to re-post.

Really does say it all doesn't it? :)