"Man is called to a fullness of life that far exceeds the dimensions of his earthly existence, because it consists in sharing the very life of God. The loftiness of this supernatural vocation reveals the greatness and the inestimable value of human life even in its temporal phase."
St. John Paul II
Msgr. Charles Pope has an interesting piece today on "Hosea's Stormy Marriage". His exegesis relates Hosea's difficulty with his bride not only to our marriages but to that of the Lord and His people, the Church, you and me.
“But the reforms of communism are wrong, because they are inspired by the very errors they combat. Communism begins with the liberal and capitalistic error that man is economic, and, instead of correcting it, merely intensifies it until man becomes a robot in a vast economic machine. There is a closer relation between communism and monopolistic capitalism than most minds suspect. They are agreed on the materialistic basis of civilization; they disagree only on who shall control that basis, capitalists or bureaucrats. . . Capitalistic economy is godless; communism makes economics God. It is Divinity itself. Capitalism denies that economics is subject to a higher moral order. Communism says that economics is morality."
+Fulton J. Sheen
"Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we continue to beg for pardon. But men are hopeless creatures, and the less they concentrate on their own sins, the more interested they become in the sins of others."
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
"It is amazing how easily souls lose peace when it comes to the virtue of purity! But be sure there is one temptation that is far more dangerous than that one and God is much more offended when we yield to it. It is pride. Yet pride is a fault that souls commit often and easily without being upset!"
St. Therese of Lisieux
How to stop a mass shooting?
In the killer's manifesto he specifically states "Attack low security targets." A mass shooter will not be a mass shooter if his victims can defend themselves. Shoot back. It's that simple.
He claims to support the Christchurch killer's manifesto. That killer specifically said he was doing it to encourage more gun control so that the situation would get worse.
What is the response in the media and government to this? More gun control. Make people more defenseless so that they are easy pray to deranged evil individuals.
It may sound harsh, but if you are calling for gun free zones, more gun control, and keeping armed security out of our schools, you have blood on your hands. Stop making good people helpless.
"In her writings, Saint Therese often mentioned the unique way Jesus leads each soul. She remained confident that Jesus was leading her in prayer even though she never became proficient at prayer forms. Her way of praying grew intuitively from her great desire to love God. Prayer could be "lifting one's eyes to heaven" or "a cry of grateful love from the crest of joy or the trough of despair." Therese prayed in her own way, not comparing herself with other people and not being concerned about their expectations."
Brother Joseph F. Schmidt, FSC
Lila Rose @LilaGraceRose
The first feminists were pro-life.
Elizabeth C. Stanton called abortion "evil."
Sarah F. Norton called abortion a "crime."
Susan B. Anthony called abortion "child murder."
Alice Paul called abortion the "ultimate exploitation of women."
Good that he speaks out, sad that the other four bishops had no comment
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