Archive for the ‘Pro-Life issues’ category

Dinner and movie — October 6th

September 22, 2012

The Guardian of the Redeemer Catholic Men’s Fellowship and St Monica’s Parish will host another Dinner and a Movie on Saturday, October 6, 2012.  The movie will be “October Baby,” a powerful pro-life film.  It will be shown on St Monica’s big-screen TV.   The movie is rated PG13.  Preceding the movie will be a covered-dish supper which will begin after the 4:00 pm Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on 8th Street in West Wyoming.  There is no admission charge except to bring a covered-dish to share with others attending the event.  If you plan to attend, please call St Monica’s office to make a reservation: 693-1991.  Hope you will begin Respect Life Month with us.

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Pro-life milestone?

July 3, 2012

Is this story getting much play on the pro-life sites? (I really don’t follow them)

When I saw this, it seemed to me that this could mark a real turning point in pro-life efforts in the USA.  We should keep in our prayers Gov Bryant and all the Mississippi lawmakers supporting this legislation.  We should also pray for the conversion of all those involved in opposing this law, and especially those involved in murdering the babies.

“Give me liberty or give me death”

March 25, 2012

Fourteen members of the Guardian of the Redeemer Catholic Men’s Fellowship attended the National Rally for Religious Freedom held on March 23, 2012 at the Lackawanna County Courthouse Square with several hundred other patriots.

Simultaneous rallies were held in about 140 other US cities. The purpose of the rally was to protest the Obamacare mandate requiring Catholic employers to pay for abortion causing drugs, birth control and sterilization for their employees in violation of their conscience and constitutional right to the free exercise of religion. The Rally was held on the same date that Patrick Henry gave his famous speech “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.”

We assembled for the Rally in front of large granite slabs bearing famous quotes from famous Americans. We came across a poignant quote from an American patriot that few Americans would know.  Eric W. Slebodnick is quoted as follows:

For your liberty and your lives
For your homes and your friends
For the Constitution
For our Faith
I will fight for you.
—-August 18, 2004

Being curious I did some research and found that Eric was a sergeant in the Pennsylvania National Guard, 109thInfantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. He fought and was killed in action on September 28, 2005 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  How disappointed he must be that  the faith and Constitution he fought and died for is being violated by intolerant fanatics that have shown again the wisdom of the founding Fathers in establishing a government of limited powers.

We should be inspired by Eric to make sacrifices necessary to defeat this attempted power grab.  Next Friday, March 30th, our Bishops ask us to join in a day of prayer fasting and almsgiving for religious freedom. We should contact our Representatives and send money to the religious organizations fighting the mandate in Court. Father Eric Bergman reminded us in his speech at the rally of the courage of St Thomas More and the primacy of conscience. Incredibly we may have to engage in civil disobedience to this unjust law and expect to pay the consequences of imprisonment or worse. It is now the time to choose sides. As the Bishops have said, we did not pick this fight but we are not going to run from it. Choose carefully. Choose life.

Holy Innocents Mass

December 22, 2011

Bob Margetts is a real American hero and a faithful Catholic layman. He was having a successful military career in the US Air Force. In the 1960’s he was responsible for launching nuclear weapons from silos in North Dakota. In 1969 the United States announced that it would start targeting Soviet cities for nuclear attack. Inspired by the teaching of the Second Vatican Council Bob decided he would not launch the missiles to kill innocent civilians and he asked to be relieved of command. The Air Force sent him to a psychiatrist. When he refused to change his mind he was forced into early retirement. This and more is recounted in Bob’s book “Witness for Atonement.” Meet Bob after the Mass of Reparation on the Feast of Holy Innocents, December 28th at 7:00 a.m. at St Monica’s Church, West Wyoming, when we will remember the Holy Innocent children who were murdered by King Herod.  Also, we will remember all of the innocents killed by abortion & euthanasia, and those innocents killed in warfare & the use of weapons of mass destruction.  In this Christmas Season, we remember Christ come as the Prince of Peace and the Author of Life.

If it’s been a while since you’ve seen the the poignantly disquieting ‘murder of the Holy Innocents’ scene from “Jesus of Nazareth,” it runs from 5:25 to 8:20 in this clip:

Catholics in the US Congress

December 9, 2010

The NCRegister provides us with “a list of the members of the 112th Congress who refer to themselves as Catholics.”

If you enjoy a creative protest…

July 24, 2010

…you’ll really appreciate this one.  I’d like to see more of these — and bigger!

Of course Georgia’s clueless legislative wonder, Tyrone Brooks, doesn’t agree (see his quote in the article).  Some Civil Rights proponent he is!!!

Mary Meets Dolly

July 19, 2010

Mary Meets Dolly looks like a great reference site for the Catholic perspective on issues involving the manipulation of human life.  It’s written by a clinical molecular biologist in collaboration with her father who is a [Catholic] theologian.

I first learned about this site via our local Catholic radio station, WQOR (JMJ750) which brodcasts on 750AM.  Last Friday, Brian Patrick was interviewing Rebecca, the website’s author, on his “Son Rise Morning Show.” (7am to 8am)

Local Catholic radio:  You better listen!  I strongly encourage you to listen!