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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

I Meme This: God Exists

Jon McCray uses his talent and modern day resources (YouTube channel Whaddo You Meme??) to demonstrate St Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica theory for proof of the existence of God. Jon has also joined David Wood and Vocab Malone in a series of hilarious YouTube videos, Islamicize Me: The Challenge, where they "spend 30 days during Ramadan (May 17 - June 16 for 2018. The dates change annually as they're determined by the sighting of a new moon from Saudi Arabia.) living according to the teaching of Muhammad, and fighting the evil forces of Islamophobia". 

Here's Jon proving God's existence re: St Thomas Aquinas.




What Saint Peter and Donald Trump Both Know


Quite by coincidence today, ….if anything really is coincidence, I happened to open up a little New Testament I carry frequently in my purse and randomly began to read 2 Peter, chapter 2.
I thought, “Lo and behold!”, and then I chuckled to myself, because in verse 12 of this chapter 2, I read a message from St. Peter to the Christians, whom we  are, telling them the following:  “These men are like wild beasts, mere creatures of instinct born to be caught and killed.”

Monday, May 21, 2018

Study Shows 81% Increase in "Moderate to Highly Increased Risk" of Mental Health Problems for Post Aborted Women

The "sample comprised 22 studies, 36 measures of effect and 877 181 participants (163 831 
experienced an abortion)." The abstract of the study reports:
 Women who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems, and nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was shown to be attributable to abortion. The strongest subgroup estimates of increased risk occurred when abortion was compared with term pregnancy and when the outcomes pertained to substance use and suicidal behaviour. 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Meditation: Jesus, the Man of Sorrows

Albrecht Dürer 1493
Have you ever reflected on the title of Jesus, Man of Sorrows? I have thought of little else these past ten days. God, Who made us for Himself, suffers even to the point of sacrificing every drop of His blood out of love for us, a love wrapped in suffering -- And all for our salvation.

Think of the awesomeness of that. God, in his divinity, can't suffer. He can't weep. He can't "feel sad" or be unhappy. But after the fall of man brought suffering into the world, God wanted us to realize that human suffering has meaning. It isn't pointless. It isn't a waste. It isn't the lying  mantra that, "Life's a bitch and then you die." Suffering means something. Even when our hearts rebel against it, we can embrace the pain in the knowledge that God will bring good out of it. Yes, let me say that again. No matter how heart-shattering our grief, God will bring good out of it! My Jesus, I trust in You!

The Second Person of the Blessed Trinity became a man -- "like us in all things but sin." He suffered in every way a person can suffer. He suffered physically from the wounds so eloquently witnessed to on the Shroud of Turin. He suffered mentally by the abandonment of his friends and the knowledge that so many would reject him to the point of willingly entering hell rather than accepting His love and mercy. He suffered spiritually, afflicted by the assaults and temptations of the devil with his lies and empty promises.

Friday, May 18, 2018

On My Knees, I Come to You, O Lord


There was a time when every Catholic Church in the world had some things in common, such as an altar against the wall, a tabernacle, a pulpit, and a communion rail. 

Tis the Season for Confirmation! All you Saints of God, pray for us.

Two of our grandchildren, Zack and Grace, are making Confirmation next week. Zack chose St. Benedict for his patron and Grace chose St. Teresa of Calcutta. In their honor I post these pictures with the promise that we will be praying for them to their adopted saints with the confidence that they will grow in the virtues shown so powerfully by their selected special friends among the prayer warriors of God.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pray for Ireland! Pray the Rosary and Make Holy Hours to Defeat the Move to Gut the 8th Amendment!

Darling Brendan, please pray for the babies of Ireland! Please offer all your sufferings joined with the sufferings of Christ to defeat the Culture of Death in Ireland. Read more here...


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Little Warrior, Alfie Evans, Goes to His Final Resting Place -- Baby Alfie, Pray for Us!

Tom Evans carries his little warrior to his final resting place.
Alfie's parents bury their precious son!

It looks like one more victory for the culture of death, but it isn't! Where sin abounds, grace abounds even more. The agony of Alfie in the hospital room and his personal crucifixion ends up, like Christ's, in Resurrection and Pentecost.

I'm praying to little Alfie for the defeat of the satanic forces working to gut the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution (May 25th) that defends the right of babies in the womb. I have no doubt the little warrior is on the job!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Depression is Up -- Especially in the Young!

Electronics can't even begin to explain the rise in despair!
Major Depression Diagnoses Way Up Since 2013
  • A study has found that major depression cases have risen by 33 percent since 2013
  • Teens and millennials are showing the largest jump in diagnoses
  • Doctors are looking at increased social media and electronics use as a cause