Showing posts with label Day of Prayer and Penance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Day of Prayer and Penance. Show all posts

Friday, July 16, 2010

Abbey-Roads: Wind beneath their wings...

Terry, over at Abbey-Roads, always manages to say what I merely think about saying, or say in private at the dining room table - and I thank him.  Maybe I should attempt a bit more honesty with some of my posts.

  Generally, when it involves a celebrity, I remain silent.  I don't think the goings-on of the likes of Mel Gibson is of any importance considering all the horrific stuff happening in our country and in my Church.  However, when Christopher Hitchens announced his illness, the rush to offer prayers for him (even if he's an atheist), was overwhelming.  Nothing wrong with that, as Terry says, but I sort of cringe when others are always running around offering prayers, especially when not requested. 

Abbey-Roads: Wind beneath their wings...
 Thoughts on praying for Christopher Hitchens and Mel Gibson and Mildred Puce.

More at Western Confucian: No Prayer Requests for Christopher Hitchens Here 

Nancy Pelosi and Planned Parenthood 

And while I'm here let me state that Nancy Pelosi receiving an award from Planned Parenthood for approving of full term babies being stabbed in the back of the neck and having their brains sucked out until their little heads collapse is revolting.

Where are our Bishops??  Why is this woman not publicly reprimanded?  She brings scandalous behavior to new heights and that is a very grave sin.  To possibly lead others to sin through your behavior is extremely serious.  I'm not sure what catechism some of our bishops are using, but when I hear one of them say, "we can't make denial of communion a political issue",  I totally agree.  It isn't a political issue - it's a spiritual  issue, and they are failing to do their duty.  Shame on them!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day of Prayer and Penance on Anniversary of Roe v Wade

Today is a Day of  Prayer and Penance.  
In all the dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life. The Mass "For Peace and Justice" (no. 22 of the "Masses for Various Needs") should be celebrated with violet vestments as an appropriate liturgical observance for this day.USCCB
Please take a moment and visit Red State and read In Memoriam. It is excellent!
"On this day 37 years ago, seven unelected lawyers (all male) spat on centuries of Western tradition, the plain text of the Constitution, and decades of precedent and declared that there existed in the Constitution a heretofore undiscovered right for women to kill their children in utero. In one fell swoop, one of society’s burning moral questions was removed completely from the democratic process and placed in the hands of a black-robed oligarchy, jealous of protecting its own prerogative and manifestly afraid of “appearing weak” above all things; on at least one occasion it would refuse to reverse itself in order to teach the lowly population to be “tested by following” so that they might know the truth of the unelected Court above all other pedestrian concerns."  read the rest
 And what is Obama doing on the anniversary of the most horrendous and probably unconstitutional piece of legislation?  Why he's romping around Ohio talking about green jobs.  Instead of worrying about "saving the planet he should be worrying about saving some innocent little human lives. 

Meantime the dems and their lackeys in the press are doing their best to smear the new senator from Massachusetts. 

Glenn Beck is showing his Live Free or Die special examining the roots of socialism and communism and the evil that followed.  Thanks to Left Coast Rebel (bless his cute little heart!) , who will record and post the show, I'll be able to view it later.

Glenn gets lots of stuff right, but these past few days he has seemed at bit, well, derailed.   There's something about playing John Lennon revolution music and commenting on it that has me worried.  I was afraid he was going to start playing the song backwards and claiming there was messages from the devil embedded in the song. 

OMGosh!  I thought this was a joke...

Thanks Blog Prof for always finding the truly weird and wacky! 

On the other hand if they opened one here I wouldn't have to pay for a gym membership.