Paycheck in Catholicism
Do it. Wipe the slate clean. Start again. Don’t wait. Because tomorrow may never come and your eternity is a long time to spend somewhere you really don’t want to be.
Paycheck in Catholic Liturgy, Catholic Scandals
Where’s my axe, when I need it? WTF is this?
Squeaker in Life & Family Issues
The same holds true in Canada.Statistics Canada’s own figures show that single-parent families are a huge source of poverty and fare much worse than two-parent families. Check this out:
So children in lone-parent families headed by a woman, virtually the only type of single-parent family, have a poverty incidence roughly four times as high as families with two parents (note: it’s two parents, not two income-earners, although many may have two income-earners). These single parents are almost always the result of broken families, with the father often abandoning his responsibilities and leaving the mother to fend by herself with the kids.
This is a huge poverty burden on women. Yet, the media, policymakers and politicians choose to ignore the matter. They pretend that more government programs will solve the problem. Well, here’s a news flash for you: we already have tons of programs in place, and we keep adding more, but the problem isn’t going away because we’re not attacking the root cause.
We need to start a discussion on the complex issue of how to fix our families. Just because there’s no simple solution doesn’t mean we should bury our heads in the dirt as to what the causes are.
Easter is so central because it has two practical and fundamental implications for humans:
1. It confirms that Jesus is God, since no human can resurrect himself from the dead.
2. It confirms that we will also resurrect from the dead and have eternal life if we correspond to His plan for us.
Good Friday and Easter Sunday provide the answer to the age-old question of suffering. Why do bad things happen to good people? How can a good God allow suffering? Quite simply, because we can reap a greater good that way, if we respond properly.
God didn’t merely pronounce this baffling truth from the height of some ivory tower. He got down and dirty Himself, being tortured and crucified, to bring home this point more powerfully and lead by example. Indeed, Christ’s death and resurrection are the ultimate illustration: the greatest possible evil — deicide — led to the greatest possible good — the redemption of humankind.
Do you have problems? Fear not, for God has been there and has even died, something you have yet to do. He can relate and sympathize.
Even more, just as he turned His suffering and death into a great good, He wants to do the same for you, if you’ll cooperate and let Him go to work. Being God, He has turned suffering on its head. Instead of being incomprehensible and a despairing source of frustration, it has now become our most powerful ally, even our slave, because in spite of itself, it serves our good and salvation.
I’m not talking merely about growing in character and perseverance by overcoming adversity, even though those are important benefits. It goes much deeper. Suffering that is patiently united to Jesus’ Cross draws down supernatural grace from God, which acts more powerfully for our good and that of our loved ones than we could ever fathom.
In this light, the Christian no longer views suffering as an absolute evil. It is a mighty weapon at our disposal to overcome our mediocrity and to improve the world around us.
In short, Easter shows us that a Christian need never be discouraged or despondent. We’re never down for long, because we know that our times of suffering can be the most fruitful moments of our lives.
If you’re not a Christian, contact us to discover how Christ can put suffering at your service.
If you are a Christian, don’t let the power of suffering be lost by whining and complaining. Unite your suffering to Christ’s, and then watch the power flow.
Your own Easter awaits, but it is always preceded by Good Friday.
Squeaker in Catholicism, Economics
A Catholic group called Tradition Family Property, Student Action is sponsoring a free book on Amazon. The free edition is only available electronically, which you can read on your PC, tablet or phone. The book is called Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society–Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need to Go. It was written by John Horvat.
I haven’t read it yet, but it has been endorsed by some heavy hitters, like Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life; Joseph M. Scheidler, National Director of Pro-Life Action League; Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis; as well as a collection of economists, military men, and other intellectuals.
I can’t guarantee you’ll like it, but you might as well download it now while it’s free and give it a try. You have nothing to lose. The free offer won’t last forever.
To install Kindle on your PC, tablet or phone, click here and select your type of device. Once you’ve downloaded and installed it, click here if you live in Canada, or click here if you live in the U.S. Then click on the orange button that says Buy now with 1-Click. Follow the prompts.
Here’s a little bit of humor to spruce up your Triduum.
My parents live in the suburbs of Montreal. They attend a good parish that celebrates the Mass reverently, with a nice choir, a pipe organ, incense, etc. The building itself is very old and beautiful. Their Good Friday service was very well done and very reverent. However they had a glitch in their liturgy for Holy Thursday with respect to the washing of the feet, because they tried an “innovation.” The outcome is sad but kinda funny. Read the rest of this entry »
If you do nothing else today, at least take a moment to thank Jesus for dying for you. Talk about taking one for the team.
Tell Him you love Him.
14I am poured out like water,
Paycheck in Atheism, Catholicism
The problem with atheism is that honest people hearing its loudest mouths end up in the other camp.
How those Martians doing, Dick? (Starts at 2:50)
The Triduum starts on Thursday night and lasts until the Easter Vigil on Saturday night. This is the most holy time of the year. Even though it only spans three days, it’s considered its own liturgical season. If you’ve never participated in the entire Triduum in your life, this is a good time to start. The Triduum is a single worship service that lasts three days. It’s not three services. Read the rest of this entry »
Paycheck in Abortion, Catholic Education
Free the Children, Save the Children, Empower the Children, Liberate the Children….
It’s all for the children, don’t you know!
Actually, what it’s for is for all us useful idiots out there who are very willing to be taken advantage of. Why not? Even when they’re outed, the lidless eye crowd gives us the same look they always do, “what’s the problem?”
Paycheck in CCCB, Contraception
There’s a better chance of the bishops gutting Development & Peace….which is to say none at all.
Paycheck in Catholic Education, Social Justice
When you just can’t put your finger on the foundation of movements like Free the Children, it all comes into focus when you remember what modernism really is. Without Christ at the Center and focus of all our corporal acts of mercy, the social justice movements just become an exercise in philanthropy (which is fine in and of itself but that is NOT what the Catholic Church or its Mission is about)….and when you throw in family planning and promoting abortion…it becomes diabolical.
The devil is no dummy. He knows how to mix water and wine.
…when it’s all said and done, don’t think you can hide behind the State for your justification of what you supported.
One day…abortion will be illegal again and declared a crime against humanity.
Paycheck in Homosexuality
Is it really that difficult for you to guess? Homosexual acts are a perversion against the natural order. People are naturally put off by it. That’s why your sales plummeted, despite all the political spin on how great homosexuality is. But don’t believe me. Please! Keep doing it and keep learning this hard truth through an objective measure like money….and the loss of it. Knock yourself out.
Most people conform and don’t tell you what they really think because they FEAR the Gay Jackboot…because they have a family to support and don’t what the Boot on their neck, threatening their livelihood. Is that really too hard for you to understand? Or do we need to draw you a picture?
Paycheck in American Politics, Freedom
Well, when you put it that way….Socon or Bust is more in love with the Lord than ever. More grist for our Mill.