Saturday, February 14, 2009

Know where I have been the last few days... attending a Mission in our parish. It began on the evening of the 9th and ended on the evening of the 12th. It was fantastic. What do I mean using that adjective? Using good to describe those four nights wouldn't be enough. If it disappears tomorrow, for those nights I was a Catholic again, not just in my heart as it has been for all these long years but a Catholic in action. Celebrating the Mass, receiving the Eucharist. Everyone in attendance went to confession. There wasn't the abuse of a general confession where everyone is absolved at the same time. Three priests heard individual confessions.

We are living in some difficult times, so you Catholics out there, get your act together.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stations of the Cross

The cult of Moloch lives on today

(Fr. Richard Perozich, pastor of St. Mary's Church in Escondido, published the following commentary in the Sunday, Feb. 1, parish bulletin.)

"Jesus came to save us from abortion, homosexual lust, socialism, liberalism, and greed of money. He begins by gathering us into His Holy Catholic Church in baptism, giving us faith in HIM rather than the perversions and evil legacies of the world and worldly people. He fills us with His Holy Spirit in confirmation to give us the gifts of HIS wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, courage, piety, and fear of the Lord, so that we are formed to conquer the world. He nourishes us with His Body and Blood to fortify our Spirit to hear the counsel of the Holy Spirit to reject not only for ourselves the evil legacies, but to fight for others who are under evil's influence."

Read full text here

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Before I begin this post, I would like to say to my once earthly father, "Happy Birthday
Daddy, Pray for Us." I have said many times in my life that I am a stickler for the truth and once I have found that truth, I will hold on, no matter how rough things may get for me. Oh, I don't arrive at these truths on my own, I use the gifts that have been given to not only me but to others.

49 John 16

13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will teach you all truth. For he shall not speak of himself; but what things soever he shall hear, he shall speak; and the things that are to come, he you. shall show.

With my daughter's permission, I have posted her response to Mississippi being first among the religious.

" I'd like to preface this post with this acknowledgment: I am aware that what I am about to say is unimportant, illogical, and pointless in the grand scheme of things....

That said... I am from Mississippi. Yes - from that state that is last in everything from education to pet license registration.. (including Latin masses). First only in such things as teen pregnancies and obesity -- oh and honored with the unique privilege of being the only state east of the Mississippi river to have been used for a nuclear test site. (Thanks!)

I was thrilled (but not surprised!!) to see my state first in this particular poll.

Speaking to the protestant/Catholic divide... Yes - Mississippi is predominantly protestant. However, here on the mostly Catholic (sadly, more culturally now than spiritually) Gulf Coast we have been all but completely abandoned. Our diocese is currently without a bishop. Our parishes and schools have been closed, merged, and protestantized.

With a lot of prayer and support - we could see little dismissed-as-protestant states such as ours bring about a profound renewal of the Catholic faith... My Catholic ancestors founded every city on the Mississippi Gulf coastline beginning just over 300 years ago. We could make 'em proud guys.

Pray for us -- please. Don't just dismiss us because we're not impressive enough percentage-wise."

Also there is another great writing at her site. I personally dedicate these writings to George, Peter, Yvonne, Emily, William, shown in the picture, but also to Chase, Jordan, Matthew, Blake, Nicholas, Grace, Samuel, Daniel ... my grandchildren. Eius Gratia (by His grace)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Well it certainly looks like worship of our Creator is trying to be snuffed out. The following report has singled out the most religious states. Does this mean that we will be lined up against the "wall" for giving due worship to God? Since I am from Mississippi, I am very proud of our State for standing strong.