Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Common sense ruling

Egypt's Coptic pope bans phone confessions

I don't see how this could even be necessary. Granted, I don't know a lot about the Coptic Church, but I would think Confession would need to be private, whether in a Catholic, Orthodox, or even Coptic church.

N.J. rules against church regarding civil unions

Ft. Sumter or Pearl Harbor? Regardless, the opening salvo has been fired regarding churches being required to host "civil unions" for gay and lesbian couples.

N.J. rules against church

One of the arguments gay rights supporters have made is that gay marriage won't impact most of the population. This clearly puts a hole in their argument; it is an assault on the First Amendment, the free exercise of religion.

Pray that a court will overturn this ruling. The good news is that it wasn't actually a court that made this ruling, but still a bad ruling.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas. For those traveling, I hope you have a safe and great trip.

Friday, December 19, 2008

And yet another post this morning

I sure have been talkative this morning, haven't I? :)

Well, I won't be around for the next couple of days. I have to work this morning until 4, then my family and I will travel to visit relatives today and tomorrow, and then I work an opening shift on Sunday.

If anybody else is going somewhere for Christmas, have a safe trip.

Rearranging my blog a bit

Decided to alter the format a bit, put it in black, and moved the list of blogs I frequent from the bottom of the page.

Christmas Carols

With less than a week to go until Christmas, we'll see, or rather hear more Christmas songs over the radio.

But at Mass, there is a problem I have noticed and it only pertains to one song: "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." In either the third verse, the lyrics read: "born to raise the sons of earth, born to give them second birth." However, in the "hymnal" (to use the word lightly), the words have been changed to read: "born to raise us from the earth, born to give us second birth." If it helps, the music book is published by OCP (says a lot right there).

Why the need to alter good hymns to include a PC agenda? Is there nothing that won't be changed to suit PC agendas?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"More women leades needed in Vatican says Cherie Blair"

More women leaders needed at the Vatican, says Cherie Blair

There are many things wrong in her claims, too many to list here.

She claims she follows church teachings, yet has no problem supporting contraception, despite the Church's teachings on birth control.

She also tries to justify her urging for more women leaders at the Vatican by saying there are more women in Parliament. So what? The Catholic Church and the British Parliament aren't the same.

She also claims that many positions at the Vatican don't require priestly ordinations. Even if she was correct, that would still be problematic as it would energize those pushing for women ordination, which isn't possible.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Discerning a vocation

Question for any readers who are priests and/or religious: when and how did you first start discerning a vocation to the priesthood and/or religious life?

Putting Christ back in Christmas

Unfortunately, this country has been in a constant state of putting material things first, especially when it's time for Christmas. This attitude was never made plainer or more fatally obvious than when the Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death all because people could not exercise some patience. It was like the movie "Jingle All the Way" (starring Arnold S., and Sinbad), but far deadlier.

We need to turn away from our focus of buying and receiving of material goods and focus more on our Lord's birth, without which his death and resurrection would not have been possible.

May everybody have a good final couple of weeks of Advent and a Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sorry for the delay

I just noticed that it has almost been six months since my last post. I'll try to update more often.