Do You Take or Receive Communion?

Bishop Athanasius Schneider gives and interview on Communion in the hand.  If you do take Communion in the hand, please consider receiving Communion on the Tongue after watching this.

Bishop Approves Needle Distribution

From CatholicCulture.org there is an article about Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, who serves as chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. Bishop Hubbard has approved a proposal by diocesan Catholic Charities to distribute free needles to drug abusers in the hope of preventing the spread of AIDS.

SAY WHAT?

“I understand there will be questions, but this is common sense,” says Sister Maureen Joyce, CEO of Catholic Charities.

Okay folks, in my mind this is just plain wrong. Is this not cooperating with evil? Are they going to hand out condoms next? I think Bishop Hubbard needs to hear from the folks in the pew and from his brother bishops.

Howard J. Hubbard, Bishop of Albany
Tel:  (518) 453-6611
Fax: (518) 453-6795

3 Things This Week

So it’s been about a week since my last post.  A few things have crossed my mind since last week. 

First my priest spoke about the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade last Sunday.  He was at the March for Life in DC on the 22nd.  I think it’s great that he spoke about abortion in his homily as I feel Catholics across the United States, as a whole rarely, hear about abortion from the pulpit.  If there are any priests reading this, I implore you to speak about abortion from the pulpit and speak about it with authority.  Yes there are men and women in the pew who have had abortions or participated in them.  Ask them to come to reconciliation if they have not already or to attend a retreat.  But what ever you do please don’t stay quite about the issue because you’re afraid of offending someone.

Second, during my priest’s homily on abortion, I was thinking about our taxpayer dollars going to fund Planned Parenthood.  This has to stop.  A parallel when through my head.  Would the government fund dentists that gave out candy?  Common sense tells you that a dentist that hands out candy doesn’t have your best interest in mind.  The candy will cause you to have more cavities which will make the dentist more money on repeat visits.  This is exactly how Planned Parenthood works, they hand out condoms and sell birth control on the cheap and when they fail Planned Parenthood cashes in on the abortion.  This is the very definition of evil.

Lastly tonight I’m flipping TV channels and came across Celebrity Rehab on VH1.  I’m not sure what to think of the show.   I’m sure arguments can be made both for and against for having the show on TV.  What comes to mind is that these people not only need medical help, which they are getting on the show, but they need spiritual help.  They need prayer, and they need my prayer.  As easy as it is to dismiss these people as not worth of my time, which is what I’d like to do, this is not what Christ asks of me.  I can, and should, pray for these people and others dealing with addiction.  I have known addictions in my life and they can be beat, and its much easier to beat them with Christ in your life.

Thank You Scott Brown

It was back in 2007 when my brother told me that if Rudy Giuliani won the Republican nomination that he would not vote for him in the general election in November of 2008 because he was pro-abortion.  I told my brother he was crazy, because his opponent would also be pro-abortion and that Rudy would be a way better choice than Hillary or Obama.  He said he just couldn’t vote for someone who was pro-abortion no matter what, and that he would just not vote in the November election if that was the case.

I believe the election last Tuesday shows why that argument is just lame.  Catholics have a duty to vote even if both viable choices are pro-abortion.  Had Scott Brown, who is pro-abortion, not been elected we undoubtedly would be  have new “health-care” legislation shoved up our backside that would cause way more abortions to occur in the country and would have had the American taxpayer help foot the bill.  With the election of pro-abortion, Scott Brown, that is no longer the case and the situation buys the American people time to get a new congress in place.

It’s time to wake up people, and pray for our country and our politicians like we’ve never prayed before so that we have true pro-life candidates in congress, not just those who pay lip service to the issue.

Massachusetts Miracle

Okay I just found this out on the web.  Although I’d prefer to pray for a miracle vs. expecting one.

More Praying, Less Writing

I haven’t written in a while, and really haven’t had the desire too.  I have had more time to pray though and focus on more important things.  There are so many things going on right now I do not have the time to comment on them all.  I honestly lost some hope when it came to the Healthcare bill before Congress back before Christmas.  Ben Nelson from Nebraska caved on abortion for money, a move that did not represent his constituency.  He might as well retire and retire to a state other than Nebraska as he was recently booed out of an Omaha pizza joint last week.

But while Ben Nelson caved the people of Massachusetts are hopefully about to elect someone who will vote against the Healthcare bill, would it not be sweet justice that the seat previously held by pro-abortion Ted Kennedy could be the one to bring the bill down?  No one wishes death on anyone but Senator Kennedy’s death could end up being the catalyst that finally unravels this pro-death legislation.  I honestly think that this bill could be done and signed if it wasn’t for the abortion issue, thank goodness for the few Pro-Life Democrats that exists.  May they stand firm.

God help us.

Not By Sight

One day a 6 year old girl was sitting in a
classroom. The teacher was going to explain
evolution to the children. The teacher asked
a little boy: Tommy do you see the tree
outside?

TOMMY: Yes.

TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass
outside?

TOMMY: Yes.

TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see
if you can see the sky.

TOMMY: Okay. (He returned a few minutes
later) Yes, I saw the sky.

TEACHER: Did you see God up there?

TOMMY: No.

TEACHER: That’s my point. We can’t see
God because he isn’t there. Possibly he just
doesn’t exist.

A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the
boy some questions.

The teacher agreed and the little girl asked
the boy: Tommy, do you see the tree
outside?

TOMMY: Yes.

LITTLE GIRL: Tommy do you see the grass
outside?

TOMMY: Yessssss!

LITTLE GIRL: Did you see the sky?

TOMMY: Yessssss!

LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the
teacher?

TOMMY: Yes

LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?

TOMMY: No

LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we
were taught today in school, she possibly
may not even have one!

‘FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT’
2 CORINTHIANS 5:7