Archive for June 2012

IT'S HOT IN CHURCH!

IT'S HOT IN CHURCH!
Summertime!  Warm breezes, gorgeous skies, the sun glistening off Chicago’s lakefront and the slight breezes rustling the trees ever so gently.  That, my friends, is my favorite sound in the world! The reality is that the blistering heat is upon us!  The sun hurts my eyes, the heat feels claustrophobic and the only way the... Read more »

Human Life International's Statement on the Supreme Court Decision on the Individual Mandate of Obamacare

Human Life International's Statement on the Supreme Court Decision on the Individual Mandate of Obamacare
The following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today, which upheld the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring almost all citizens to purchase health insurance, defining the mandate to purchase insurance as a “tax.” “Today’s ruling is confusing and very disappointing,... Read more »

Stand Up for Religious Freedom!

Stand Up for Religious Freedom!
“I would have loved for the Supreme Court to have put the HHS Mandate controversy to rest by overturning the entire Obamacare law today. But that would have been the easy way out. “Today’s ruling means that the grassroots protests of the HHS Mandate will continue. The more than 200 local leaders raised up all across... Read more »
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Today the Supreme Court Will Decide on Obamacare

Today the Supreme Court Will Decide on Obamacare
Dignitatis Humane is the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom: The religious acts whereby men, in private and in public and out of a sense of personal conviction, direct their lives to God transcend by their very nature the order of terrestrial and temporal affairs.  Government therefore ought indeed to take account of the... Read more »

My Prayer for Today

My Prayer for Today
I am a happy Catholic.  I keep telling myself that.  And most of the time, I am.  But there are days when the slings and arrows of comments made by others brings tears to my eyes. Lord, help me to be more like you.  You suffered far more than just hurtful verbiage.  You suffered physical... Read more »

It's Not About Eric Holder, It's About Brian Terry

It's Not About Eric Holder, It's About Brian Terry
Sometimes while half-listening to the TV, I occasionally zone in on something that someone has said.  I never really paid any attention to the Fast and Furious investigation until I heard Brian Terry’s name. To be honest, I hadn’t heard his name before.  Now Fast and Furious didn’t mean Eric Holder, it meant Brian Terry.... Read more »
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Freedom Without God?

Freedom Without God?
“The notion that one gains freedom by rebelling against God has been a popular illusion since Eden.  The paradox of the Gospel is that we are set free from the chains of our making by choosing to yoke ourselves to Christ, who bursts our bonds by His own Death and Resurrection. – in yesterday’s Magnificat.”... Read more »

I Have a Confession to Make: I Was in the Very First Gay Pride Parade Here in Chicago

I Have a Confession to Make:  I Was in the Very First Gay Pride Parade Here in Chicago
Yep, it’s true.  That summer my friends and I spent every day at the beach.  Before work, after work and our days off were spent getting tanned and eating bad hot dogs from the concession stands. “Chicago Shore.” This particular day, we were at Fullerton Beach.  None of us owned cars or even drove.  We... Read more »

Even the Lord says, "Don't Worry!"

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“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet... Read more »
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My Treasures Here on Earth

My Treasures Here on Earth
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. “The... Read more »