Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dare we trust that this is true?

Susan G. Komen stops grants to Planned Parenthood.

Only time will tell.  It could be a long-awaited answer to prayer. I love the idea of PP scrambling around.

 

I tweeted this and put it on my facebook; however it’s worth repeating here.

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Waking the Sleeping Bear

Bear and Cymbals

Wake up!!!

We heard the letter from our archbishop on Sunday about the HHS telling the Catholic Church that all health insurance (even private, self-insurers) must provide for sterilization, abortifacient birth control, as well as other contraceptives for all employees in 2013.

So, the sleeping bear, (the USCCB) is finally waking up?  What took you so long?  Most orthodox, pro-life Catholics have been sounding the alarm for over 3 years now.  Some of us for over 40.

You feel betrayed? What about all those Catholics who were not properly taught that Birth Control is a grave sin.  (Remember Humanae Vitae and how the Catholic Church in the West pretty much ignored it?) How are they to feel?  Betrayed by the very shepherds that should have been looking out for their immortal souls?  Now we are reaping what we have sown:  the decaying fruit of the Culture of Death!

All is not lost, of course.  Jesus conquered death.  Now let us act like we believe it.

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Another year of killing memorialized.

Jesus Mourns the Little Child

I stood out in the rain with about 1500 of my closest friends on Monday from 12 to 2 attending the Together for Life Memorial Service and Silent Walk.  I had been at the Atlanta State Capitol building earlier to help Georgia Right to Life set up for TFL.  It was pouring and we were soaked by the time the music started at 11:30 a.m.

As the crowds started gathering, umbrellas flooded the street and the skies seemed to mourn the 320oo babies that are killed by abortion in this state yearly.  The program was good with praying, and speaking.  Then it was time to begin the Walk and the rain stopped.  We played the baby heartbeat for 20 seconds and then stopped it.  Jocelyn played taps.  A baby dies every 20 seconds from abortion in this country.

Every year that I have been involved in this, I pray that this will be the year that the killing ends.  Every year, in December, I begin the permit process for another TFL in January.

It must be a time of great mercy because a less merciful God would have called us to account for the innocent blood a long time ago.

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Oh, How I Love Adoration!

Came out of Mass two Saturdays ago and there was a sign on the Perpetual Adoration Chapel that it was closed until further notice.

That was very upsetting especially when I found out that someone had left the Blessed Sacrament exposed with no one there as a guardian.

We had a meeting on Sunday to discuss the situation.  Seems like what started out “gung ho” 4 years ago has started to fizzle out so that we only had about 100 of the 336 guardians that we needed to keep Perpetual Adoration going.  So we decided that we would try to fill two days a week from 12 noon until 9 p.m. with our hundred and start over as it were.

We haven’t been able to fill those hours completely so when I showed up for my hour on Monday at 7, the chapel was still closed.  I went into Church and “paid a visit” to the Blessed Sacrament but it wasn’t the same.

You see, I have been a committed guardian for 4 years.  It’s awfully hard to stop this so suddenly.  Yes,  my faith tells me that Jesus is there in the tabernacle in Church the same as He is in the monstrance in the chapel.  Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.  I can also accept Father’s admonition that “it’s the same.”  Intellectually, that is.

But there is a place deep inside my heart that doesn’t feel the same when I am seated in the lighted church (that seats 1,500 people comfortably.)  When I am in the chapel with one other person, in that intimate, low-lit space, I can feel the angels (especially my guardian) and I can feel Jesus sitting quietly beside me.  We are like two people married who are comfortable not saying anything and just knowing that the love is there between them.   It’s the same feeling that I have after receiving Holy Communion–His arms around me and mine around Him, me telling Him I trust Him and He telling me that He loves me.

I’m praying that we will fill up those 3 hours in the middle of the day on Monday and Tuesday so I can “guard” Him again.  I know when I go in there for the first time after being “locked out” for so many weeks, He will throw His arms around me and I will hear Him whisper, “I missed you.”

Then, again, maybe we won’t.  We’ll have to see.

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My first post!

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to begin blogging about my Catholic Faith.

Eight days into the year–and it is set up.  (well, it’s not pretty, yet.  That’s coming soon.)

I am so excited about this and want to be sure to set this up to also go to my Twitter page and Facebook Page.

I don’t know how often I will be able to write something – however, I hope to do so at least once a week.  We shall see as we go along.

With all that happens in the Church and especially with my activism in pro-life ministry, there should be plenty to write about.

Thank you for following me, if you can.  I’m interested in your responses!

God bless and the Peace of the Christ Child be with you.

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