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What is Truth?

Have you ever noticed that definitions never seem to be meaningful anymore?  We have a tendency to redefine words or use them in the way that is most beneficial to our own idealogy.  Often times someone asserts there opinion, using a word which you understand to mean one thing, but suddenly they take it upon themselves to redefine this word and use it in a completely different and perhaps even inappropriate context. How are we expected to respond to these uncomfortable little moments? Say nothing, if we disagree we risk hurting their feelings.

Advent/Christmas Prayer

Just in time for the Christmas Novena (it starts tomarrow), here is the prayer we discussed last Thursday:

Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment when the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary at mignight in Bethlehem in piercing cold!  In that hour vouchsafe, Oh God, to hear my prayer and grant my petition.  Amen.

This is often known as the  St. Andrew prayer because the tradition is to say it fifteen times everyday from the  Feast of St. Andrew (Novmeber 30) until Christmas  However, it also makes a nice prayer for a Christmas novena.

"Reasonable Compromise Take II"

Greetings and Peace,

Check the letter at this link out if you are curious as to how Bishop Tobin feels about "reasonable compromise."  He seems to indicate that there is no such thing as compromise when it comes to the Catholic faith.

http://www.thericatholic.com/opinion/detail.html?sub_id=2632

Pax

"Reasonable Compromise?"

This may be the shortest blog I have ever written.  I am sure that my good friend Jeff Geerling will appreciate its brevity.   I was reading my favorite prolife blog http://www.jillstanek.com/, and on it was this quote from the New York Times on the Stupak amendmant:

"The highly restrictive language was easily approved by a 240-to-194 vote and incorporated into the overall bill, which squeaked through by a tally of 220 to 215. It was depressing evidence of the power of anti-abortion forces to override a reasonable compromise."

Ecumenism and the Anglicans

A couple of weeks ago Rome announced that it would be setting up ordinariates to welcome some Anglican's back into union with the Catholic Church.  It seems that there are varying degrees of opinions among the blogging world, the faithful, and even in the consecrated and celibate lives.  First, I would like to point out that if there hadn't been division from the very beginning of Christianity, St. Paul would not have written all of those beautiful epistles.  Division is not something that should surprise us.  Judas sat at the table with Christ at the last supper and ate his consecrated flesh.

Homily from Fr. Kevin Schroeder "The genocide of abortion"

In the year of the priest, Fr. Kevin Schroeder represents the vocation well, with faith and conviction to share the truth even when it is difficult to do so.  Please support our priests with your prayers and as verbal encouragement.  For  every positive statement they get regarding a homily like this, they are sure to receive several angry phone calls.  Our priests need to know that there are people in the pews that are praying for them and are in support of sharing this difficult message.

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